Workforce Development News – August 24, 2020

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U.S. Economy in a Snapshot

“Consumer spending continued to rebound in June. Real business equipment spending plunged in 2020Q2. Housing activity continued to recover in June. Payroll employment increased at a slower pace in July.”
https://www.newyorkfed.org/research/snapshot
August 2020 report: https://www.newyorkfed.org/medialibrary/media/research/snapshot/snapshot_august2020.pdf

Working Remotely: Careers, Management and Strategy

“Worry and stress have been worse for people who work from home than for those who do not.”
https://www.gallup.com/workplace/316313/understanding-and-managing-remote-workers.aspx

9 Questions That Should Be in Every Employee Engagement Survey

“It’s especially important to take a pulse of employee engagement during times of disruption.”
https://www.gartner.com/smarterwithgartner/the-9-questions-that-should-be-in-every-employee-engagement-survey/

What Goes Into Measuring the Labor Force Participation Rate?

“The LFP rate refers to the percentage of people age 16 and older who are in the labor force. The LFP rate for adults ages 25-54 trended up in the four years before the COVID-19 pandemic. It was at about 83% before declining when the major economic impact of the pandemic hit.”
https://www.stlouisfed.org/open-vault/2020/august/labor-force-participation-rate-explained

How to Get Employees to Report Their Covid-19 Risk

“It’s on managers to reduce the stigma.”
https://hbr.org/2020/08/how-to-get-employees-to-report-their-covid-19-risk

Igniting Individual Purpose in Times of Crisis

“Purpose can be an important contributor to employee experience, which in turn is linked to higher levels of employee engagement, stronger organizational commitment, and increased feelings of well-being.”
https://www.mckinsey.com/business-functions/organization/our-insights/igniting-individual-purpose-in-times-of-crisis

6 Hot Emerging Tech Hubs for IT Job Seekers

“St. Louis is poised as a fast growing tech hub, with salaries edging closer to major tech hubs such as San Francisco, where the cost of living is also 56 percent higher.”
https://www.cio.com/article/3570227/6-hot-emerging-tech-hubs-for-it-job-seekers.html

How to Plan Child Care in Uncertain Times

“A framework for when anything could happen.”
https://hbr.org/2020/08/how-to-plan-child-care-in-uncertain-times

Yes, You Should Still Take Time Off Work During COVID-19—Here’s How to Make the Most of It

“Everyone needs a break, regardless of their work situation. These are unprecedented times and many people are confronting new stresses and emotions.”
https://www.themuse.com/advice/time-off-vacation-during-coronavirus

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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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