Workforce Development News – Sept. 18, 2017

By on September 18, 2017
Help Someone Discover Work That Excites Them

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Why Your Job Isn’t Making You Happier

“Numerous studies show that close to two-thirds of U.S. employees are bored, detached, or jaded and ready to sabotage plans, projects, and other people. Why so much unhappiness among professionals who have the capacity to shape their work lives?”

Why You Should Set Big Goals (Even If You Might Not Hit Them)

“Some would argue that chasing ‘stretch goals’ may do more harm than good — after all, what happens when we don’t hit them?”

5 Keys to Boosting Workplace Culture in Manufacturing

“Manufacturing is least engaged occupation across the U.S., eight percentage points lower than the national average of 33% employee engagement.”

Video: “Investing in America’s Workforce” by Stuart Andreason

Stuart Andreason, Director of Workforce Development, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, presented the 2017 State of St. Louis Workforce keynote, “Investing in America’s Workforce.” Stuart discussed the Federal Reserve System and its involvement in workforce and community development; the increasing importance of skill, talent, education, and workforce development; the improving labor market and the middle-skill gap; national educational attainment; opportunity occupations (middle-skill jobs); employer educational expectations; workforce development funding; employer engagement with training organizations; and the challenges to reframe and improve workforce development and training. For more information, or to download the full report, please visit

How to Help Someone Discover Work That Excites Them

“Passion plays an important role in the potential and high performance of others. There is a strong correlation between believing in the mission, enjoying the job, and performing at a high level.”

How To Build a Better Workplace

“It’s about ensuring that employees feel valued and respected.”

Make Job Shadows Part of the Hiring Process

“The goal of a great job shadow is to reduce buyer’s remorse on both sides. Employers want the extra reassurance that the candidate will fit into the corporate culture, and interviewees look for a glimpse of the employer’s inner workings before accepting an offer.”

Lying on Your Resume? Here’s How You’ll Get Caught

“You could miss out on a job offer, damage your reputation, or even get fired once your fibs are revealed. And it’s easier than ever for a hiring manager to discover you’re not telling the truth.”

4 Things Recruiters Wished You Knew About Your Resume

“The job of a resume is to get you an interview, not hired.”

Sometimes, reaching out and taking someone’s hand is the beginning of a journey. At other times, it is allowing another to take yours.”  – Vera Nazarian

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 has held various Microsoft Certifications since 1993. Learn more about Richard by following him: LinkedIn - Twitter - Articles - Email

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