Workforce Development News – March 19, 2018

By on March 19, 2018
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4 Ways to Make Meetings Actually Worthwhile

“Communication skills and practices are key to organizational effectiveness, and most definitely to the (in)effectiveness of meetings. Here are four strategies to help break the cycle of monotony, mediocrity and misery in meetings.”
https://www.recruiter.com/i/4-ways-to-make-meetings-actually-worthwhile/

How Big is the Skills Gap?

“The size and the cause of the gap depends on the specific occupation.”
https://www.burningglass.com/blog/how-big-is-the-skills-gap/

The Most Expensive Mistake Leaders Can Make

“Learn how to develop high performers into leaders by using better performance development techniques.”
http://news.gallup.com/businessjournal/229466/expensive-mistake-leaders.aspx

A Look at Gender Gains – and Gaps – in the U.S.

“Over the past half-century, women have strengthened their position in the labor force and boosted their economic standing by making gains in labor force participation, wages and access to more lucrative occupations.”
http://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2018/03/15/for-womens-history-month-a-look-at-gender-gains-and-gaps-in-the-u-s/

What It Really Means to Be ‘Overqualified’

“Explain your experience in terms of how it has helped you work toward achieving your mission in life. Then, explain how this company and its role will help you further or complete your mission in a meaningful way.”
https://www.recruiter.com/i/what-it-really-means-to-be-overqualified/

The New Rules of Talent Management

“Agile isn’t just for tech anymore–it’s transforming how organizations hire, develop, and manage their people.”
https://hbr.org/2018/03/the-new-rules-of-talent-management

The Winning Difference: Pre-Interview Preparation for Your Job Interview

“Many employers have shared how that one thing – being obviously well-prepared – can make or break a job seeker’s chances at landing a new job. Being prepared for the job interview demonstrates to the employer that the job seeker is genuinely interested in the job. And, that preparation is often viewed by the employer as an example of the job seeker’s work.”
https://www.job-hunt.org/job_interviews/pre-interview-preparation.shtml

7 Signs You’ve Found the Perfect Job for You

“As with love, this feeling is subjective and elusive, but there are clear signs that you may have found the perfect job.”
https://www.glassdoor.com/blog/7-signs-youve-found-the-perfect-job-for-you/

To Control Your Life, Control What You Pay Attention To

“Don’t be defined by distractions.”
https://hbr.org/2018/03/to-control-your-life-control-what-you-pay-attention-to

Remember to look up at the stars and not down at your feet. Try to make sense of what you see and wonder about what makes the universe exist. Be curious. And however difficult life may seem, there is always something you can do and succeed at. It matters that you don’t just give up.” – Stephen Hawking

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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