Workforce Development News – Feb. 12, 2018

By on February 12, 2018
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8 Questions to Ask Someone Other Than “What Do You Do?”

“Start a more interesting conversation.”
https://hbr.org/2018/01/8-questions-to-ask-someone-other-than-what-do-you-do

Most U.S. Workers Unafraid of Losing Their Jobs to Robots

“23% of employed Americans worry they will lose their jobs to AI. Fear of job loss varies by education. Manufacturing and construction sectors seen as most vulnerable.”
http://news.gallup.com/poll/226841/workers-unafraid-losing-jobs-robots.aspx

January Jobs Report: Economy Adds 200K Jobs, But There’s Opportunity to Close Skills Gap

“Looking beyond the headlines, you see numbers that give some economists pause for concern. They represent a pool of workers who can’t find work, or can’t find a full-time job or have given up altogether.”
https://workingnation.com/january-jobs-report-economy-adds-200k-jobs-theres-room-close-skills-gap/

LinkedIn Workforce Report | St. Louis | February 2018

“Insights into hiring, skills gaps, and migration trends.”
https://www.linkedin.com/jobs/blog/linkedin-workforce-report-february-2018-st-louis-mo

America’s Poor Subsidize Wealthier Consumers

“It isn’t what or where you buy, but rather how you pay that determines whether you ultimately benefit or lose from our economy’s payment system.”
https://www.brookings.edu/opinions/americas-poor-subsidize-wealthier-consumers-in-a-vicious-income-inequality-cycle/

1 in 5 Highly Engaged Employees Is at Risk of Burnout

“Sometimes the best workers are the most exhausted.”
https://hbr.org/2018/02/1-in-5-highly-engaged-employees-is-at-risk-of-burnout

11 Tips to Ace Your Next Job Interview

“Some people are naturals at selling themselves to hiring managers. Others aren’t. Either way, you’ve already put in a ton of effort, so you might as well take steps to rock your interview.”
http://fortune.com/2018/02/06/11-tips-ace-job-interview/

10 Candidate Experience Tips That Will Increase Offer Acceptance Ratios

“Use these strategies to improve the relationships built with candidates, your employment brand, and your company’s offer acceptance ratio.”
https://www.ere.net/10-candidate-experience-tips-that-will-increase-offer-acceptance-ratios/

8 Habits of Employees That Get Promoted

“To move up the ladder to the next step if your career, you have to prove to decision makers and leadership that you are ready and deserving enough to take on more responsibility. This takes consistently working your best, staying dedicated to your work, and much more.”
https://www.glassdoor.com/blog/8-habits-of-employees-that-get-promoted/

Infographic: Career 101: General Skills You Must Polish to Succeed

“No matter what career you choose there are several general skills that are necessary to make you better employee, a better team member, and better choice for the job.”
http://www.youtern.com/thesavvyintern/index.php/2018/02/06/general-skills-help-career-infographic/

Communication is the most important skill any leader can possess.” – Richard Branson

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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