Workforce Development News – June 4, 2018

By on June 4, 2018
Soft Skills and Technical Education

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

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The Right Way to Respond to Negative Feedback

“Feedback is a key driver of performance and leadership effectiveness. And negative feedback in particular can be valuable because it allows us to monitor our performance and alerts us to important changes we need to make. But processing and acting on negative feedback is not always easy.”
https://hbr.org/2018/05/the-right-way-to-respond-to-negative-feedback

The Jobs Recovery: A Longer View

“The job market is strong, but one mystery remains: lackluster wage growth.”
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/06/01/business/economy/jobs-recovery-longer-view.html

Internet Insecurity

“No amount of spending on defenses will shield you completely from hackers. It’s time for another approach.”
https://hbr.org/cover-story/2018/05/internet-insecurity

Without Soft Skills, Technical Education Is Stuck in the Past

“In the old days an engineer needed to understand what was asked—and deliver. Today, that same engineer is connected to a fluid network of many people with complex and varying demands. A much higher order of social and linguistic capabilities are required for success.”
https://www.industryweek.com/talent/without-soft-skills-technical-education-stuck-past

Why You Should Let Employees Personalize Their Job Descriptions

“It will help them feel more connected to their work.”
https://www.shrm.org/ResourcesAndTools/hr-topics/employee-relations/Pages/Let-Employees-Personalize-Their-Job-Descriptions.aspx

The End of the Traditional Manager

“The workplace is evolving. Learn how managers need to change to keep up.”
https://news.gallup.com/businessjournal/234992/end-traditional-manager.aspx

How to Actually Start the Task You’ve Been Avoiding

“The hard part is the transition.”
https://hbr.org/2018/05/how-to-actually-start-the-task-youve-been-avoiding

The best way to predict the future is to create it.” – Abraham Lincoln

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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