Workforce Development News – April 13, 2020

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Preparing Your Business for a Post-Pandemic World

“Five strategic questions to ask.”
https://hbr.org/2020/04/preparing-your-business-for-a-post-pandemic-world

7 Best Practices for Effective Ecommerce Customer Service

“The battle for consumer attention has moved online. The question is, what can businesses do to be more competitive?”
https://www.helpscout.com/blog/ecommerce-customer-service/

Jobs Carnage Mounts: 17 Million File For Unemployment In 3 Weeks

“16.8 million have filed in the past three weeks, and analysts expect the numbers to keep rising.”
https://www.npr.org/sections/coronavirus-live-updates/2020/04/09/830216099/6-6-million-more-file-for-unemployment-as-coronavirus-keeps-economy-shut

Coronavirus Economic Relief Cannot Neglect Black-owned Business

“Black-owned businesses are highly engaged on frontlines of the epidemic.”
https://www.brookings.edu/blog/the-avenue/2020/04/08/coronavirus-economic-relief-cannot-neglect-black-owned-business/

5 Strategies To Remain Relevant (And Employed) During Uncertain Times

“What you can do to take control of your career during a crisis (or any time). Increase your visibility and perceived value in the workplace right now.”
https://www.forbes.com/sites/dawngraham/2020/03/26/5-strategies-to-remain-relevant-and-employed-during-uncertain-times/

How to Keep Your Team Motivated, Remotely

“Give people the opportunity to solve problems that really matter.”
https://hbr.org/2020/04/how-to-keep-your-team-motivated-remotely

Dramatic Shifts in Job Postings as Employers Address COVID-19 Impacts

Job postings reveal what employers need now and into the future. Unlike many other sources of labor market data, job posting information is available in near real time. Comparing the last week of March 2020 to the first week of March provides insights into the dramatic shifts in positions needed by employers.
http://workforcesolutions.stlcc.edu/2020/dramatic-shifts-job-postings-employers-address-covid-19-impacts/

What’s the Fed Doing in Response to the COVID-19 Crisis?

“The Fed’s role is to provide as much relief and stability as we can during this period of constrained economic activity, and our actions… will help ensure that the eventual recovery is as vigorous as possible.”
https://www.brookings.edu/research/fed-response-to-covid19/

Get Job Search Ready – Seven Items To Prepare While You Shelter In Place

“Non-essential businesses may be closed right now, but when things open, you want to be ready.”
https://www.forbes.com/sites/carolinecenizalevine/2020/04/12/get-job-search-ready–seven-items-to-prepare-while-you-shelter-in-place/

How to Manage Your Stress When the Sky Is Falling

“Go back to the basics.”
https://hbr.org/2020/04/how-to-manage-your-stress-when-the-sky-is-falling

The best preparation for tomorrow is doing your best today.” – H. Jackson Brown 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 has held various Microsoft Certifications since 1993. Learn more about Richard by following him: LinkedIn - Twitter - Articles - Email

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