Workforce Development News – April 30, 2018

By on April 30, 2018
Building an Inclusive Workplace

A weekly collection of interesting, insightful, and innovative articles on workforce development, employment and training, business performance improvement, leadership, higher education, and the economy.

Subscribe to our blog
The Workforce Solutions Group of St. Louis Community College leverages education for growth in the knowledge economy by offering programs and services designed to advance people, businesses and communities. We are located at the Corporate College, a state of the art facility solely dedicated to corporate education and professional development.
Find out more …

Why the Most Productive People Don’t Always Make the Best Managers

“Good managers need six particular skills.”
https://hbr.org/2018/04/why-the-most-productive-people-dont-always-make-the-best-managers

Hiring Difficulties across Industries and Location

“A better understanding of where hiring problems persist, the causes of such problems, and more specifically, to what extent skill mismatches are the culprit.”
https://www.frbatlanta.org/cweo/publications/workforce-currents/2018/04-hiring-difficulties-across-industries-and-location-2018-04-24

U.S. Workers’ Fears of Job Loss Rise Slightly

“11% now fear layoffs, up slightly from last year’s record-low 8%. Income makes major difference in confidence about job security.”
https://news.gallup.com/poll/232160/workers-fears-job-loss-rise-slightly.aspx

6 Steps for Building an Inclusive Workplace

“To get workplace diversity and inclusion right, you need to build a culture where everyone feels valued and heard.”
https://www.shrm.org/hr-today/news/hr-magazine/0418/Pages/6-steps-for-building-an-inclusive-workplace.aspx

How to Get People to Accept a Tough Decision

“Every leader has to make tough decisions that have consequences for their organizations, their reputation, and their career. When you’re faced with a tough call, consider two features that often make these decisions so difficult: uncertainty and value complexity, or the notion that any choice will compromise your values.”
https://hbr.org/2018/04/how-to-get-people-to-accept-a-tough-decision

How Low-Skill Workers Can Survive Automation

“Lower-skilled workers face the long-term threat of being automated out of their jobs. But with the right strategies, workers can leverage their skills to transition to new jobs.”
http://www.burning-glass.com/blog/how-low-skill-workers-can-survive-automation/

Interviews Are More Important than Ever

“Here are the top 17 behaviors that every job applicant should be sure to avoid to make the best impression possible – and hopefully land the job of their dreams.”
https://www.inc.com/peter-economy/this-survey-of-more-than-850-hiring-managers-revealed-worst-job-interview-behaviors.html

Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” – Nelson Mandela

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

You must be logged in to post a comment Login