Workforce Development News – November 5, 2018

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Making Process Improvements Stick

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Making Process Improvements Stick

“Three ways in which organizations can help initiatives achieve sustained improvements.”
https://hbr.org/2018/11/making-process-improvements-stick

Millennial Men Leave Perplexing Hole in Hot U.S. Job Market

“Men from ages 25 to 34 are less likely to work than before. About 500,000 young men are missing, and it isn’t clear why.”
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-11-02/millennial-men-leave-perplexing-hole-in-a-hot-u-s-labor-market

Strong Hiring Equals More Workers Coming Off Sidelines

“October’s Bureau of Labor Statistics report shows a remarkable rise in wage growth. The best surprise may be that more people, especially women, are rejoining the workforce.”
https://workingnation.com/bls-report-more-are-joining-workforce/

7 Striking Facts About the State of Women in the Workplace in 2018

“Women’s representation in the corporate world actually hasn’t improved much at all in the last few years.”
https://www.themuse.com/advice/7-striking-facts-women-in-the-workplace-2018

The Employment Outlook for Occupations Tasked with Building America’s Infrastructure

“Infrastructure-related occupations provide good opportunities: most are projected to grow faster than the average, and wages are generally higher than the median.”
https://www.bls.gov/opub/btn/volume-7/the-employment-outlook-for-occupations-tasked-with-building-americas-infrastructure.htm

Health Conditions Keep Many SNAP Participants Out of the Labor Force

“The majority of SNAP participants who would be exposed to work requirements are already in the labor force; however, a substantial share would fail to consistently meet a 20 hours per week threshold given the characteristic volatility of the low-wage labor market.”
https://www.brookings.edu/blog/up-front/2018/11/01/most-are-working-but-among-those-not-the-most-frequent-reason-is-health/

5 Concepts That Will Help Your Team Be More Data-Driven

“On-the-job learning is how most of us will get the data skills we need.”
https://hbr.org/2018/11/5-concepts-that-will-help-your-team-be-more-data-driven

15 Interview Questions You Should Be Prepared to Answer

“Just when you think everything is going well, the interviewer hits you with a curveball question you aren’t prepared for.”
https://www.glassdoor.com/blog/interview-questions-you-should-be-prepared-to-answer-this-month/

How to Interview for Your First Management Role

“Interviews for management roles are likely to focus more on your leadership style, interpersonal communication skills, and your ability to navigate difficult situations.”
https://www.glassdoor.com/blog/how-to-interview-for-your-first-management-role/

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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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