Workforce Development News – March 18, 2019

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The New Foundational Skills of the Digital Economy

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The New Foundational Skills of the Digital Economy

“Each skill brings salary premiums and opportunities to workers, but bundles of skills are even more desirable. These skills break into three groups: Human Skills, Digital Building Block Skills and Business Enabler Skills. Only one-fifth of current workers claim skills in all three categories.”
https://www.burning-glass.com/research-project/new-foundational-skills/
Report: https://www.burning-glass.com/wp-content/uploads/New_Foundational_Skills.pdf
Smart Cities Report: https://www.burning-glass.com/wp-content/uploads/smart_cities_new_foundational_skills.pdf

4 Reasons Good Employees Lose Their Motivation

“To fix the problem, you need to understand what’s causing it.”
https://hbr.org/2019/03/4-reasons-good-employees-lose-their-motivation

How to Speak Up When It Matters

“Three essential steps.”
https://hbr.org/2019/03/how-to-speak-up-when-it-matters

Children of College Graduates Earn More and Are Richer

“Most family heads (71 percent) follow in their parents’ educational footsteps. Both a family head’s education and that of his or her parents affect how much income and wealth a family has. Nongrads have higher income and wealth when at least one of the household head’s parents is a college graduate.”
https://www.stlouisfed.org/publications/in-the-balance/2019/children-of-college-graduates

The Stigma of Choosing Trade School Over College

“When college is held up as the one true path to success, parents—especially highly educated ones—might worry when their children opt for vocational school instead.”
https://www.theatlantic.com/education/archive/2019/03/choosing-trade-school-over-college/584275/

Job Interview Follow-Up Emails

“Use emails judiciously to keep forward momentum following your job interview.”
https://money.usnews.com/money/blogs/outside-voices-careers/articles/how-to-write-a-great-job-interview-follow-up-email

How to Stop Obsessing Over Your Mistakes

“Five strategies for getting out of your head.”
https://hbr.org/2019/02/how-to-stop-obsessing-over-your-mistakes

The nice thing about teamwork is that you always have others on your side.” – Margaret Carty

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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