Workforce Development News – January 21, 2020

By on January 21, 2020
You’re Never Going to Be “Caught Up” at Work

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Do You Really Trust Your Team? (And Do They Trust You?)

“Six factors to consider.”
https://hbr.org/2019/12/do-you-really-trust-your-team-and-do-they-trust-you

The Economic Costs of the Opioid Epidemic

“Though national measures have been taken to reduce the number of pills dispensed, the opioid crisis seems to be far from over. Americans and the economy are still facing its consequences.”
https://medium.com/st-louis-fed/the-economic-costs-of-the-opioid-epidemic-8022620521b7

You’re Never Going to Be “Caught Up” at Work. Stop Feeling Guilty About It.

“Exercise self-compassion. Focus on what you have been able to achieve. And practice acceptance. Failing to get some work completed does not make you a bad person. It just makes you a person.”
https://hbr.org/2018/07/youre-never-going-to-be-caught-up-at-work-stop-feeling-guilty-about-it

Housing Indicators Remain Consistent With a Broader Slowdown in 2020

“Over the past year, four housing indicators have moved in ways consistent with patterns seen before three previous recessions.”
https://www.stlouisfed.org/publications/housing-market-perspectives/2019/recession-signals-housing-indicators-broader-slowdown

The 2010s May Have Seen The Slowest Population Growth in U.S. History

“The decade’s patterns reveal a nation with unprecedented growth stagnation, an absolute decline in its under-18 youth population, higher growth for states in the Mountain West and Southeast, low growth in the Midwest and Northeast, and population loss in four states.”
https://www.brookings.edu/research/population-change-and-the-projected-change-in-congressional-representation/

LinkedIn Workforce Report | St. Louis | January 2020

https://www.linkedin.com/jobs/blog/linkedin-workforce-report-january-2020-st-louis-mo

9 Important Things to Discuss With HR Before Accepting a New Job

“At one time, many people had the mindset that jobs were hard to come by, so they should take whatever was offered to them with no questions asked. Today, people are becoming choosier about their career paths, and they know that they are deserving of more than the bare minimum.”
https://www.glassdoor.com/blog/discuss-before-accepting-new-job/

5 Common Mistakes Job Seekers Make When Searching For Resume Help Online

“Resume help can be found all over the web. There are so many resources to choose from that sometimes it’s hard to pick out what’s actually accurate and useful.”
https://www.glassdoor.com/blog/5-common-mistakes-job-seekers-make-when-searching-for-resume-help-online/

Navigating a New Job with a Very Different Culture

“Four strategies to help ease the transition.”
https://hbr.org/2020/01/navigating-a-new-job-with-a-very-different-culture

Change does not roll in on the wheels of inevitability, but comes through continuous struggle.” – Martin Luther King 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 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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