Workforce Development News – April 3, 2018

By on April 3, 2018
Jobs and Skills for the Future

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Why You Need an Untouchable Day Every Week

“When you’re doing deep creative work, meetings can disrupt your flow and decrease your productivity.”
https://hbr.org/2018/03/why-you-need-an-untouchable-day-every-week

The Most Powerful Words to Use During Your Interview

“Your words during an interview will convey an impression of you and your abilities. Make it a positive one.”
https://www.thebalance.com/powerful-words-for-job-interviews-4123781

When You Start a New Job, Pay Attention to These 5 Aspects of Company Culture

“Relationships, communication, decisions, individualism, and change.”
https://hbr.org/2018/03/when-you-start-a-new-job-pay-attention-to-these-5-aspects-of-company-culture

Black and Hispanic Underrepresentation in Tech: It’s Time to Change The Equation

“While blacks’ and Hispanics’ inclusion in tech is unacceptably low almost everywhere, a few increments of progress are being made in a variety of cities.”
https://www.brookings.edu/research/black-and-hispanic-underrepresentation-in-tech-its-time-to-change-the-equation/

The Punishing Reach of Racism for Black Men

“Black men consistently earn less than white men, regardless of whether they’re raised poor or rich.”
https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2018/03/19/upshot/race-class-white-and-black-men.html

Ahead of the Curve: Jobs and Skills for the Future of Manufacturing

“The job skills that represent the future of manufacturing are more technical, and are less likely to be replaced by robots.”
http://www.burning-glass.com/blog/ahead-of-the-curve-jobs-and-skills-for-the-future-of-manufacturing/

Women Lose Out to Men Even Before They Graduate From College

“For many women, professional inequality starts in college.”
https://www.bloomberg.com/graphics/2018-women-professional-inequality-college/

What Type of Manager Are You?

“As all leaders know, there is always room for improvement.”
https://www.recruiter.com/i/what-type-of-manager-are-you/

U.S. Tariffs Vary a Lot, But The Highest Duties Tend to Be on Imported Clothing

“While U.S. tariffs as a whole continue to be at or near their lowest levels ever, the duties imposed on specific imported goods vary widely depending on what they are and where they’re coming from.”
http://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2018/03/28/u-s-tariffs-vary-a-lot-but-the-highest-duties-tend-to-be-on-imported-clothing/

Infographic: 10 Techniques to Meet that Deadline

“Follow these techniques and you’ll never miss another deadline.”
https://www.recruiter.com/i/follow-these-10-techniques-and-youll-never-miss-another-deadline/

5 Common Interview Mistakes You Can Fix Right Now

“Does it ever seem unfair to you that there are unlimited ways to make a mistake in an interview?”
https://www.glassdoor.com/blog/5-common-interview-mistakes-you-can-fix-right-now/

Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.” – Martin Luther King Jr.

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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