Workforce Development News – December 17, 2018

By on December 17, 2018
How to Adjust to Automation

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How Timeboxing Works and Why It Will Make You More Productive

“When you commit to doing something, decide when you’ll get it done.”
https://hbr.org/2018/12/how-timeboxing-works-and-why-it-will-make-you-more-productive

How to Adjust to Automation

“Addressing the challenge of automation: The need for lifelong learning.”
https://www.brookings.edu/research/how-to-adjust-to-automation/

No Time to Retire

“Redesigning work for our aging workforce.”
https://www2.deloitte.com/insights/us/en/focus/technology-and-the-future-of-work/redesigning-work-for-our-aging-workforce.html

Help People Work Longer by Phasing Retirement

“If we’re serious about a transition to working longer, there ought to be a legal framework for doing so.”
https://www.brookings.edu/opinions/help-people-work-longer-by-phasing-retirement/

18 Striking Findings from 2018

“Topics ranging from foreign policy to cyberbullying, as well as demographic trends, such as the emergence of the post-Millennial generation and changes in the number of unauthorized immigrants in the United States.”
http://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2018/12/13/18-striking-findings-from-2018/

Economists report that workers are starting to act like millennials on Tinder: They’re ditching jobs with nary a text

“‘A number of contacts said that they had been ‘ghosted,’ a situation in which a worker stops coming to work without notice and then is impossible to contact,’ the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago noted in December’s Beige Book, which tracks employment trends.”
https://www.stltoday.com/business/local/in-booming-job-market-workers-are-leaving-their-employers-with/article_58ffb602-5722-54cc-bb4f-f8b7ea5bc841.html

How to Follow Up with People After a Conference

“Start by setting aside ‘processing time’ and identify your goal for each relationship. Most new relationships will fall into three categories.”
https://hbr.org/2018/12/how-to-follow-up-with-people-after-a-conference

Top Skills to Include on Your Resume

“In a job market where recruiters review an average of up to 250 applications per job listing, you need to submit a resume that stands out. But where do you even start?”
https://www.glassdoor.com/blog/impressive-skills-to-include-on-your-resume/

The next Workforce Development News will publish in January. Happy new year!

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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: LinkedIn - Twitter - Google+ - Articles - Email

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