Workforce Development News – May 14, 2018

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Brookings Report: St. Louis’ Economy Doing Better than Many Older Industrial Cities

“In a recent Brookings Institution study of 70 older industrial cities, St. Louis ranks among the ones with stronger economies that are making progress on the road toward renewal and reinvention.”
Report: https://www.brookings.edu/research/older-industrial-cities/
St. Louis dashboard: https://www.brookings.edu/research/older-industrial-cities/#29510

April Jobs Report: Jobless Rate Drops as Labor Pool Shrinks

“The latest report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics has the unemployment rate dropping to 3.9 percent. Here are the predominant trends shaping the workforce.”
https://workingnation.com/april-jobs-report-bls-numbers/

LinkedIn Workforce Report | St. Louis | May 2018

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

How to Hire and Onboard to Engage Star Employees

“Understand an employee’s emotional journey to increase engagement and encourage a positive onboarding experience.”
http://news.gallup.com/opinion/gallup/233873/hire-onboard-engage-star-employees.aspx

Why Should We Hire You? Best Answers

“Employers hire workers to solve a problem, whether it’s boosting sales or streamlining processes or building a brand. Your goal when making your pitch is to show that you’re the best person to solve that problem.”
https://www.thebalancecareers.com/why-should-we-hire-you-best-answers-2061261

5 Secrets to a Knockout LinkedIn Profile Summary

“The ‘elevator pitch’ of your social media profile, a powerful Summary can compel employers to take a second look at you for their needs, particularly the first two lines.”
https://www.job-hunt.org/linkedin-job-search/secrets-knockout-linkedin-summary.shtml

7 Big Mistakes to Avoid in Your Next Presentation

“The most common presentation mistakes are easy to avoid.”
https://www.glassdoor.com/blog/presentation-mistakes/

Tips for Reading the Room Before a Meeting or Presentation

“Note who’s next to whom, who’s relaxed, who’s not, who’s standing, and who’s sitting. Look at their facial expressions, posture, and body language. Then try to make sense of what you’ve observed.”
https://hbr.org/2018/05/tips-for-reading-the-room-before-a-meeting-or-presentation

15 Habits That Will Totally Transform Your Productivity

“From decluttering your desk to letting yourself complain, these 15 easy behavior changes can change how much you accomplish each day.”
https://www.fastcompany.com/3051540/15-habits-that-will-totally-transform-your-productivit

Predicting rain doesn’t count. Building arks do.” – Warren Buffett

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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