Workforce Development News – Nov. 18, 2019

By on November 18, 2019
Employees and Customers with Disabilities

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Companies Need to Do More for Employees and Customers with Disabilities

“Accessibility makes products better for everyone.”
https://hbr.org/2019/11/companies-need-to-do-more-for-employees-and-customers-with-disabilities

To Lift the American Economy, We Need to Understand the Workers at the Bottom of It

“Two-thirds of low-wage workers are in their prime working years of 25-54, and nearly half of this group (40%) are raising children.”
https://www.brookings.edu/blog/the-avenue/2019/11/14/to-lift-the-american-economy-we-need-to-understand-the-workers-at-the-bottom-of-it/

Cracking the Code of Sustained Collaboration

“Six new tools for training people to work together better.”
https://hbr.org/2019/11/cracking-the-code-of-sustained-collaboration

Cut Workplace Conflict and Improve Productivity With These 5 Tips

“Conflict doesn’t necessarily mean incompatibility. It occurs when goals, processes, workflows, or emotions lead to disagreement. Regardless of whether it’s a clash of values, needs, or ideas, conflict occurs when one individual or group feels blocked by another. The challenge for managers is to find a constructive way to manage and resolve conflict so that you can both embrace its benefits and mitigate its damaging potential.”
https://www.recruiter.com/i/cut-workplace-conflict-and-improve-productivity-with-these-5-tips/

Avoid These 9 Corporate Digital Business Transformation Mistakes

“Digital transformation success needs to operate at three levels — corporate governance, management and execution — but we have seen companies make mistakes at all three levels that will frustrate transformation.”
https://www.gartner.com/smarterwithgartner/avoid-these-9-corporate-digital-business-transformation-mistakes/

Why Employees Need Both Recognition and Appreciation

“One is about what people do; the other is about who they are.”
https://hbr.org/2019/11/why-employees-need-both-recognition-and-appreciation

45 Questions You Should Ask In Every Job Interview

“Interviewers will be focused on finding out if you’re a right fit for the position, but it’s also important to decide if the company is a right fit for you. Have a list of questions ready.”
https://www.glassdoor.com/blog/the-45-questions-you-should-ask-in-every-job-interview/

Questions to Ask in a Job Interview

Be prepared to make interviewing a two-way street with these eight key questions to ask the hiring team.
https://money.usnews.com/money/blogs/outside-voices-careers/articles/ask-job-interview-questions-that-set-yourself-apart

What Does A Modern Resume Look Like

“Writing a modern resume requires you create one that makes it through an applicant tracking system and catches the attention of different readers (recruiter and hiring manager).”
https://careersherpa.net/what-does-a-modern-resume-look-like/

Disability is a matter of perception. If you can do just one thing well, you’re needed by someone.” – Martina Navratilova

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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