Workforce Development News – April 15, 2019

By on April 15, 2019
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The Biggest Hurdles Recent Graduates Face Entering the Workforce

“Feedback, accountability, and relationships.”
https://hbr.org/2019/04/the-biggest-hurdles-recent-graduates-face-entering-the-workforce

How Manufacturers are Tackling the Skills Gap

“Only blaming the shortage on the lack of skills, while true, doesn’t tell the whole story.”
https://www.industryweek.com/talent/how-manufacturers-are-tackling-skills-gap

How Americans See Automation and The Workplace in 7 Charts

“Most Americans expect technological advances to continue to alter the job landscape in the decades ahead.”
https://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2019/04/08/how-americans-see-automation-and-the-workplace-in-7-charts/

Make Your Meetings a Safe Space for Honest Conversation

“More freedom leads to more candor.”
https://hbr.org/2019/04/make-your-meetings-a-safe-space-for-honest-conversation

Little Public Support for Reductions in Federal Spending

“Majorities favor increased spending for education, veterans, infrastructure, and other government programs.”
https://www.people-press.org/2019/04/11/little-public-support-for-reductions-in-federal-spending/

Americans Largely Satisfied With 10 Personal Life Aspects

“At least 90% of U.S. adults say they are satisfied with their family life, their education and the way they spend their leisure time. Likewise, at least 76% are satisfied with their housing, personal health, community, standard of living, job, household income and the amount of leisure time they have.”
https://news.gallup.com/poll/248333/americans-largely-satisfied-personal-life-aspects.aspx

LinkedIn Workforce Report | St. Louis | April 2019

“Hiring was 6.3% lower in March 2019 than in March 2018.”
https://www.linkedin.com/jobs/blog/linkedin-workforce-report-april-2019-st-louis-mo

Stop Apologizing and Say These Things Instead

“Over-apologizing might seem harmless, but it can undermine your authority and confidence.”
https://www.fastcompany.com/90334544/how-to-stop-apologizing

5 Questions to Ask When Starting a New Job

“Your first few months can determine whether you succeed in the role.”
https://hbr.org/2019/04/5-questions-to-ask-when-starting-a-new-job

Young Workers, You’re Not as Professional as You Think

“Demonstrating a strong work ethic is how to impress your boss during your first job.”
https://money.usnews.com/money/blogs/outside-voices-careers/articles/young-workers-youre-not-as-professional-as-you-think

Your only obligation in any lifetime is to be true to yourself.” – Richard David Bach

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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