Workforce Development News – October 15, 2018

By on October 15, 2018
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Most Americans Not Concerned about the Impacts of Technology on Jobs

“More than 9 in 10 (93%) American workers say training is essential or important for them to keep pace with changes in the workplace — fully half (51%) say doing so is absolutely ‘essential’.”
http://www.heldrich.rutgers.edu/sites/default/files/products/uploads/Work_Trends_Report_October_2018.pdf

What to Do If Your Team Is Too Busy to Take On New Work

“Before you rush to hire more people, try these three steps.”
https://hbr.org/2018/10/what-to-do-if-your-team-is-too-busy-to-take-on-new-work

U.S. Will Add 8M jobs in the Next 5 Years: These Industries Will Grow the Most

“High-wage and low-wage job growth will surpass middle-wage roles in the coming years.”
https://www.techrepublic.com/article/us-will-add-8m-jobs-in-the-next-5-years-these-industries-will-grow-the-most/

Job and Wage Growth Since the Great Recession

“Wage growth since the beginning of the Great Recession has been slow. There is some evidence to suggest that the employment increases in some of the service industries have been concentrated among the younger age cohorts.”
https://www.stlouisfed.org/on-the-economy/2018/october/job-wage-growth-great-recession

12 Buzzwords To Say In Your Next Interview

“In a job interview, hiring managers are alert to certain words and phrases that convey knowledge of the position, confidence, and that a person would be a good fit for the company. And without them, you could be looked over.”
https://www.glassdoor.com/blog/interview-buzzwords/

How to Get Noticed at Work and Boost Your Promotion Potential: 10 Tips

“Here are 10 practical tips to improve your visibility at work and up your chances of your boss investing in your success.”
https://www.techrepublic.com/article/how-to-get-noticed-at-work-and-boost-your-promotion-potential-10-tips/

8 Secrets Recruiters Won’t Tell You (But Really Want To)

“Good recruiters want you to have the best experience possible during the application and interview process — but even though they want the best for you, there are some things that they just can’t share.”
https://www.glassdoor.com/blog/8-secrets-recruiters-wont-tell-you/

10 Excel Functions Everyone Should Know

“They’re easy to learn, and they’ll make you a lot more productive.”
https://hbr.org/2018/10/10-excel-functions-everyone-should-know

Staying Focused in a Noisy Open Office

“How to keep the distractions at bay.”
https://hbr.org/2018/10/staying-focused-in-a-noisy-open-office

If everything seems under control, you’re not going fast enough.” – Mario Andretti

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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