Workforce Development News – March 5, 2018

By on March 5, 2018
Skills Manufacturers Are Looking For

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How to Adopt Skills-based Hiring Practices

“Why hiring managers should think twice about requiring a college degree.”

Despite Making Educational Gains and Pursuing High-Wage Majors, Women Still Earn Less than Men

“Though women’s leaps in educational progress have narrowed the gender wage gap, their earnings still trail those of men. Women’s path to equal pay remains inhibited by discrimination and their concentration in low-paying majors and occupations.”

How Women Can Develop – and Promote – Their Personal Brand

“Personal branding has some unique challenges for female professionals. Gender norms presume that women should be agreeable and nurturing, and when they violate these norms through self-promotion and decisiveness, they’re often penalized for that behavior in a way that men wouldn’t be. How can women navigate this conundrum?”

The Top 10 Skills Manufacturers Are Looking For, And How Much They Pay

“Today’s manufacturing jobs look a lot different than they did 20 years ago. They blend engineering skills—like industrial design and quality control—with traditional manufacturing skills—like welding or machining.”

Plan a Better Meeting with Design Thinking

“Nine out of ten people admit to daydreaming in meetings. Seventy-three percent do other work. That’s because most meetings are poorly designed. How do you improve the situation?”

How to Learn in The Age of Information Overload

“The 6Cs of collaboration, communication, content, critical thinking, creative innovation, and confidence align well with models of workplace needs and discussions about cradle to career growth.”

Why Are Young, Educated Men Working Less?

“Potential contributory factors including trade, technology, weak demand, and an aging population.”

5 Ways to Get Over Your Fear of Public Speaking

“Play out the toughest scenarios in advance.”

8 Traits of Outstanding People

“Outstanding isn’t something a person has, it is something a person does.”

When it’s tough, will you give up, or will you be relentless?” – Jeff Bezos

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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