Workforce Development News – Sept. 3, 2019

By on September 3, 2019
Facts About American Workers

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Hire Leaders for What They Can Do, Not What They Have Done

“Three questions to ask about each candidate.”
https://hbr.org/2019/08/hire-leaders-for-what-they-can-do-not-what-they-have-done

Job Growth Has Been Much Less Impressive Than Reported

“Labor market still solid, but hiring will continue to slow down.”
https://www.shrm.org/resourcesandtools/hr-topics/talent-acquisition/pages/job-growth-bls-downward-revision.aspx

What Wealth Inequality in America Looks Like: Key Facts & Figures

“Ongoing structural and systemic barriers may make it difficult to narrow gaps for some racial and ethnic groups.”
https://www.stlouisfed.org/open-vault/2019/august/wealth-inequality-in-america-facts-figures

Emerging Technology Can Replace Workers — Or Train Them for New Work

“Making training more informative and interactive for workers can reduce the necessary time to gain experience.”
https://www.brookings.edu/blog/techtank/2019/08/29/emerging-technology-can-replace-workers-or-train-them-for-new-work/

10 Facts About American Workers

“Most American workers are employed in the service sector.”
https://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2019/08/29/facts-about-american-workers/

When Teamwork Is Good for Employees — and When It Isn’t

“It doesn’t always make the dream work.”
https://hbr.org/2019/08/when-teamwork-is-good-for-employees-and-when-it-isnt

10 Resume Tips You Haven’t Heard Before

“Figuring out how to make your resume fully representative of your experience and also stand out is easier said than done.”
https://www.glassdoor.com/blog/10-resume-tips-you-havent-heard-before/

14 Interview Gaffes to Avoid If You Want the Job

“From small to large, these are mistakes you just don’t want to make during the job interview.”
https://www.youtern.com/thesavvyintern/index.php/2019/08/28/14-interview-gaffes-to-avoid-if-you-want-the-job-infographic/

It’s fundamentals: show up, outwork everyone and rely on my own two hands to get the job done.” – Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson

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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