Workforce Development News – March 16, 2020

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How Working Parents Can Prepare for Coronavirus Closures

“Talk to your boss and come up with a plan.”
https://hbr.org/2020/03/how-working-parents-can-prepare-for-coronavirus-closures

9 Charts that Explain the Coronavirus Pandemic

“What symptoms are most common, which groups are most at risk, and more.”
https://www.vox.com/future-perfect/2020/3/12/21172040/coronavirus-covid-19-virus-charts

Crisis Communication Tips for Customer Service Teams

“Maintaining high-quality service under those conditions is not easy.”
https://www.helpscout.com/blog/crisis-communication-tips/

How to Lead in Times of Crisis

“Employees need to believe that their organization is able to handle the crisis. Here are some tips to make that happen.”
https://www.fastcompany.com/90477071/how-to-lead-in-times-of-crisis

How Will the Future of Work Affect Opportunity Occupations?

“Regardless of whether automation is a threat, an opportunity, or a mixed blessing for middle-skills workers, there will be a need for upskilling or reskilling for many. Displaced workers will need to be able to handle increasingly technical or social intelligence skills, and workers that see part of their tasks automated will need to adapt. All workers will need to adopt a willingness to engage in lifelong learning.”
https://www.frbatlanta.org/cweo/workforce-currents/2020/02/12/opportunity-occupations-and-the-future-of-work.aspx

Networking Doesn’t Have to Be Self-Serving

“Build a coalition to help you take on our biggest social problems.”
https://hbr.org/2020/03/networking-doesnt-have-to-be-self-serving

LinkedIn Workforce Report | St. Louis | March 2020

“Hiring was 2.1% higher in February 2020 than in February 2019.”
https://www.linkedin.com/jobs/blog/linkedin-workforce-report-march-2020-st-louis-mo

How to Describe Weaknesses in a Job Interview

“When asked about their weaknesses, job interview candidates should remember these five C’s.”
https://money.usnews.com/money/blogs/outside-voices-careers/articles/how-to-describe-weaknesses-in-a-job-interview

8 Tips for Working From Home or Remotely

“Tricks to getting the work done well, keeping pace with your colleagues and peers, and taking care of yourself in the process.”
https://www.glassdoor.com/blog/8-tips-working-remote/

The secret of crisis management is not good vs. bad, it’s preventing the bad from getting worse.” – Andy Gilman

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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