Workforce Development News – May 26, 2020

By on May 26, 2020
Ways to Support On-Site Employees

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Filling the Lifeboats: Getting America Back to Work after the Pandemic

“Open jobs that could serve as near-term employment with little to no retraining for those who have lost their jobs due to the coronavirus pandemic and how they can transition from these into a more permanent position.”
Summary: https://www.burning-glass.com/research-project/filling-lifeboats-getting-america-back-work-after-pandemic/
Report: https://www.burning-glass.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/Lifeboat_Jobs_Burning_Glass.pdf

6 Ways to Support On-Site Employees

“For the many employees still working on-site during COVID-19, the HR priority is their physical and mental safety and well-being. Even small things can improve employee experience.”
https://www.gartner.com/smarterwithgartner/6-ways-to-support-on-site-employees/

Use of Low-Contact Commerce Climbs in U.S. During Pandemic

“44% have picked up takeout food more often, up 18 points. Curbside store pickup increased 17 points to 36%, Older adults less likely than younger adults to use many services.”
https://news.gallup.com/poll/311465/low-contact-commerce-climbs-during-pandemic.aspx

3 Behavioral Trends That Will Reshape Our Post-Covid World

“The pandemic has led to radical — and rapid — shifts in consumer behavior.”
https://hbr.org/2020/05/3-behavioral-trends-that-will-reshape-our-post-covid-world

6 Predictions for How This Crisis Will Impact Small Businesses Long-Term

“Whatever the new normal becomes, small-business owners will be at the forefront of shaping life as we know it. Some trends will prove durable long beyond this time.”
https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/350549

Three Reasons Why Millennials May Face Devastating Setback from COVID-19

“Still Reeling from the Great Recession. Little to No Financial Buffer. Sizeable Job Loss (and Thus Income Loss).”
https://www.stlouisfed.org/on-the-economy/2020/may/three-reasons-millennials-may-face-devastating-setback-covid19

You’ve Been Furloughed. Now What?

“Five questions to ask yourself.”
https://hbr.org/2020/05/youve-been-furloughed-now-what

Most Americans Expect A COVID-19 Vaccine Within A Year; 72% Say They Would Get Vaccinated

“83% of adults expect another coronavirus outbreak within the year, and 69% expect the focus on the coronavirus to delay progress on other disease treatments.”
https://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2020/05/21/most-americans-expect-a-covid-19-vaccine-within-a-year-72-say-they-would-get-vaccinated/

The Pandemic Could Cause Long-Term Damage to How We Get Our Food

“We don’t know how long it’s going to take to come back, and what that looks like going forward,”
https://www.cnn.com/interactive/2020/05/business/coronavirus-food-supply-invs-cnnphotos/index.html

Dare to reach out your hand into the darkness, to pull another hand into the light.” – Norman B. Rice

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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