Workforce Development News – October 29, 2018

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The Labor Market Is Booming, Why Aren’t Your Wages?

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The Labor Market Is Booming, Why Aren’t Your Wages?

“Labor markets may be weaker than they appear. There is increasing employer concentration. Changes have occurred in labor market institutions. And the growth in productivity for workers and businesses has been low.”
https://www.brookings.edu/blog/up-front/2018/10/26/the-labor-market-is-booming-why-arent-your-wages/

The Role of a Manager Has to Change in 5 Key Ways

“To help organizations meet today’s challenges, managers must move from: directive to instructive, restrictive to expansive, exclusive to inclusive, repetitive to innovative, problem solving to challenging, and employer to entrepreneur.”
https://hbr.org/2018/10/the-role-of-a-manager-has-to-change-in-5-key-ways

Workforce Development: Something We Can All Agree On

It’s an exciting time to be in workforce development. In my experience, it is rare for civic leaders, educators, and politicians on both sides of the aisle to agree on a particular priority. Importantly though, all sides are aligning and rallying around Missouri’s need to equip a trained and job-ready workforce. We are proud to work with our partners across the public and private sectors to help everyone who wants a job to get the skills she or he needs to succeed.
http://workforcesolutions.stlcc.edu/2018/workforce-development-something-we-can-all-agree-on/

16 Characteristics of Critical Thinkers

“Intuition is trustworthy after you have probed deeper to gain information and insight.”
https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/321660

The 45 Questions You Should Ask In Every Job Interview

“Have a list of questions ready to help you through your next interview on your role, getting to know the interviewer, management’s style, company culture, company reputation, performance measurements, future co-workers, moving forward, and opportunities for growth.”
https://www.glassdoor.com/blog/the-45-questions-you-should-ask-in-every-job-interview/

6 Resume Mistakes To Avoid At All Costs

“For every resume mistake, there’s a remedy.”
https://www.glassdoor.com/blog/6-resume-mistakes/

21 Words To Never Include In Your Resume

“’You’ll never get a second chance to make a first impression.’ This is perhaps most true when it comes to a job resume.”
https://www.glassdoor.com/blog/21-words-to-never-include-in-your-resume/

Why Leaders Don’t Embrace the Skills They’ll Need for the Future

“It’s too easy to double down on what worked for you in the past.”
https://hbr.org/2018/10/why-leaders-dont-embrace-the-skills-theyll-need-for-the-future

Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.

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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