Workforce Development News – Nov. 27, 2017

By on November 27, 2017
U.S. Needs More Tradespeople

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After Decades of Pushing Bachelor’s Degrees, U.S. Needs More Tradespeople

“Skilled trades show among the highest potential among job categories. Community colleges are the key to filling industrial jobs.”
https://www.pbs.org/newshour/education/decades-pushing-bachelors-degrees-u-s-needs-tradespeople

4 Ways to Get Honest, Critical Feedback from Your Employees

“Ask directly for input on your leadership and encourage people on your team to raise concerns. Learn to read nonverbal cues. Watch for self-justifying or self-soothing narratives. Lastly, be sure you know your triggers.”
https://hbr.org/2017/11/4-ways-to-get-honest-critical-feedback-from-your-employees

U.S. Economy in a Snapshot, November 2017

“Real consumer spending rebound, capital spending growth, unemployment rate decline, low core inflation, and equity indexes at record highs.”
https://www.newyorkfed.org/medialibrary/media/research/snapshot/snapshot_nov2017.pdf?la=en

The Key to Better Cybersecurity: Keep Employee Rules Simple

“Complicated systems make people look for workarounds.”
https://hbr.org/2017/11/the-key-to-better-cybersecurity-keep-employee-rules-simple

9 Things You Should Always Include in Your Interview Thank-you Note

“A thank-you note is a critical opportunity to seal the deal, so you need to get it right.”
http://www.businessinsider.com/what-to-include-in-a-thank-you-note-according-to-recruiters-2017-11

Ask These 6 Questions to Make Rational Decisions

“Our guts can lead us astray. Our biases can drive us to focus on the wrong information or seek information that matches rather than challenges what we already believe. To build your rational-thinking skills, ask yourself these questions:”
https://www.recruiter.com/i/ask-these-6-questions-to-make-rational-decisions/

How to Negotiate Salary: 37 Tips You Need to Know

“Only 37% of people always negotiate their salaries—while an astonishing 18% never do. Even worse, 44% of respondents claim to have never brought up the subject of a raise during their performance reviews. The biggest reason for not asking for more? Fear.”
https://www.themuse.com/advice/how-to-negotiate-salary-37-tips-you-need-to-know

How to Let Go at the End of the Workday

“Take 10 minutes to follow these five steps.”
https://hbr.org/2017/11/how-to-let-go-at-the-end-of-the-workday

Winners of the 2017 Epson International Pano Awards

“This contest showcases the best work of panoramic photographers from around the world.”
https://www.theatlantic.com/photo/2017/11/winners-of-the-2017-epson-international-pano-awards/546383/

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About Richard Schumacher

Richard Schumacher is the technology manager for the Workforce Solutions Group of St. Louis Community College. He connects, designs, and applies technology to meet business user needs with eLearning, training, web content, instructional design, IT system, and performance improvement solutions. Richard is a Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT) and has held Microsoft Certifications since 1993. Learn more about Richard by following him: LinkedInTwitterGoogle+ArticlesEmail

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