Workforce Development News – December 21, 2020

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Indicators to Watch in COVID-19 Economic Recovery

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Recovery Starts with Safety and Confidence

“Employees need more support and reassurance to do their best work.”
https://www.pwc.com/us/en/library/covid-19/workforce-pulse-survey.html

Four Indicators to Watch in COVID-19 Economic Recovery

“Public consumption, confidence help gauge current recovery status. Support for in-person schooling important for employment rate. Vaccine acceptance helps predict likely ease of distribution in 2021.”
https://news.gallup.com/poll/327563/four-indicators-watch-covid-economic-recovery.aspx

How Scarce Will Coronavirus Vaccines Be in the U.S.?

“It depends on where you live.”
https://www.vox.com/2020/12/15/21507630/pfizer-biontech-moderna-covid-19-vaccine-supply-states

Five Priorities for HR Leaders on the Way to Recovery

“Physical Safety, Comfort, Health & Performance. Supporting Mental Health & Wellness. Enable Remote Work with the Right Tools & Training. Maintain Organizational Culture for a Hybrid Workforce. Leveraging Data Analytics.”
https://www.visualcapitalist.com/five-priorities-for-hr-leaders-on-the-way-to-recovery/
PwC’s CHRO Pulse Survey: https://www.pwc.com/us/en/library/chro.html

How to Lead When Your Team Is Exhausted – and You Are, Too

“The latest wave of Covid-19 is pushing us to new depths of personal resilience.”
https://hbr.org/2020/12/how-to-lead-when-your-team-is-exhausted-and-you-are-too

What We’ve Learned About Americans’ Views of Technology during the Time of COVID-19

“The internet has been an important part of Americans’ lives. Dependence on the internet and mobile phones raised concerns about affordability. The pandemic highlighted concerns about the digital divide due to school closures and the shift to online learning. Some Americans were dubious about the effectiveness of technology for tracking the coronavirus and lacked confidence in others to keep their personal records safe.”
https://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2020/12/18/what-weve-learned-about-americans-views-of-technology-during-the-time-of-covid-19/

How Companies Can Meet the Needs of a Changing Workforce

“Gender and age trends are redefining the ‘standard’ career trajectory.”
https://hbr.org/2020/12/how-companies-can-meet-the-needs-of-a-changing-workforce

Customer Perception and How to Manage It Effectively

“Your success depends on creating a positive customer perception.”
https://www.helpscout.com/blog/customer-perception/

What You Need To Know About Searching For A New Job In 2021

“The job search landscape has once again become treacherous. The pandemic has forced some employers, not all, to lay off or furlough employees. Yet some industries are booming.”
https://careersherpa.net/what-you-need-to-know-about-searching-for-a-new-job-in-2021/

What to Know About Providing Job References

“If you’re on the job hunt, make sure your list of references is in good shape.”
https://money.usnews.com/money/blogs/outside-voices-careers/articles/what-to-know-about-providing-references

11 Things Smart People Never Say at Work

“No matter how talented you are or what you have accomplished, there are certain phrases that can change the way others perceive you, and leave you in the shadows forever.”
https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/362052

Choose to be optimistic, it feels better.” — Dalai Lama XIV

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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