Workforce Development News – April 17, 2018

By on April 17, 2018
The Narrowing, but Persistent, Gender Gap in Pay

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Your Strategic Plans Probably Aren’t Strategic, or Even Plans

“Distinguish between objectives, strategies, and actions. The essence of strategic planning is in positioning — in other words, describing how your firm will out-compete specific rivals. And putting a strategic plan together involves describing how the different parts of the business will coordinate with each other so that the organization as a whole can win.”
https://hbr.org/2018/04/your-strategic-plans-probably-arent-strategic-or-even-plans

How Women Are Still Left Behind in The Labor Market

“Women and men often have very different labor market experiences. Women are paid less per hour, work fewer hours outside the home, and enter different occupations than men.”
https://www.brookings.edu/blog/up-front/2018/04/10/how-women-are-still-left-behind-in-the-labor-market/

The Narrowing, but Persistent, Gender Gap in Pay

“Full-time, year-round working women earned 80% of what their male counterparts earned.”
http://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2018/04/09/gender-pay-gap-facts/

How to Respond When You’re Put on the Spot in a Meeting

“Make the most of the opportunity to shine.”
https://hbr.org/2018/04/how-to-respond-when-youre-put-on-the-spot-in-a-meeting

Priorities: The Stepping Stones to Achieving Your Goals

“It is actually surprisingly difficult for many people to set and meet goals. To improve your success ratio, it’s important to make your goals reasonable and attainable — and to avoid these typical errors when setting priorities.”
https://www.recruiter.com/i/priorities-the-stepping-stones-to-achieving-your-goals/

4 Groups Will Make or Break Your Company’s Culture

“Culture depends on leadership, support functions, champions and managers. Together, they inspire each employee to feel a sense of belonging. They build the culture through each part of the employee life cycle.”
https://news.gallup.com/businessjournal/232187/groups-break-company-culture.aspx

5 Things Consultants Do That Job Seekers Should Imitate

“Many job seekers approach their job searches as if they were waiting for someone to tell them what to do. If you’re one of these job seekers, expect to conduct your job search for years to come. If you want to see success, you should start paying attention to how successful consultants control their careers. These independent professionals have total say over how they work, when they work, on what they work, and for whom they work.”
https://www.recruiter.com/i/5-things-consultants-do-that-job-seekers-should-imitate/

5 Facts About Americans and Facebook

“Around two-thirds of U.S. adults (68%) use Facebook, most Facebook users visit the site at least once a day, and nearly half of all U.S. adults (45%) get news from Facebook.”
http://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2018/04/10/5-facts-about-americans-and-facebook/

The worst-tempered people I have ever met were those who knew that they were wrong.” – David Letterman

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: LinkedIn - Twitter - Google+ - Articles - Email

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