Workforce Development News – November 23, 2020

By on November 23, 2020
Workplace Basics: The Competencies Employers Want

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Workplace Basics: The Competencies Employers Want

“Workers need more than just their educational credentials to qualify for jobs that pay well, keep those jobs, secure promotions, and boost their earnings on the job. This report reveals the five most in-demand competencies across the labor market.”
https://cew.georgetown.edu/cew-reports/competencies/
Report: https://1gyhoq479ufd3yna29x7ubjn-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/cew-workplace-basics-fr.pdf

How to Actually Encourage Employee Accountability

“It’s about dignity, fairness, and restoration — not blame.”
https://hbr.org/2020/11/how-to-actually-encourage-employee-accountability

Why Even A Small Thanksgiving Is Dangerous

“Some states are estimated to have as much as an 80 percent chance of having someone with COVID-19 attend a 10-person gathering.”
https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/why-even-a-small-thanksgiving-is-dangerous/

2020 State of the St. Louis Workforce Report

Prior to COVID-19, last year’s report questioned if our region had achieved a full-employment economy and discussed who had been left behind. Our 2020 report has expanded to explore the shorter-term impacts of COVID-19 on our region’s workforce and the implications of what lies ahead. While many employers and workers in the St. Louis region have faced challenges during the past 12 months, a sense of resiliency remains for many, and hints of optimism are starting to emerge. Download the new report!
https://stlcc.edu/workforce/st-louis-workforce/

Mask Mandates Work To Slow Spread Of Coronavirus

“When the state of Kansas issued a mask mandate, 81 counties opted out. Researchers found that coronavirus infection rates rose sharply in the opt-out counties — while falling in areas that required masks.”
https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2020/11/23/937173060/mask-mandates-work-to-slow-spread-of-coronavirus-kansas-study-finds

You’re Delegating. It’s Not Working. Here’s Why.

“Four common traps to avoid.”
https://hbr.org/2020/11/youre-delegating-its-not-working-heres-why

5 Ways to Stay Customer-Centric in Uncertain Times

“During uncertain times, it is critical for IT to step up and expand its role in customer experience.”
https://www.gartner.com/smarterwithgartner/5-ways-to-stay-customer-centric-in-uncertain-times/

62% in U.S. Say Lives Not Yet Back to Pre-COVID Normalcy

“Six in 10 Americans say their life right now is ‘not yet back to normal.’ 70% in U.S. say the pandemic has disrupted their life a great deal/fair amount.”
https://news.gallup.com/poll/325487/say-lives-not-yet-back-pre-covid-normalcy.aspx

How to Ace Your Video Interview

“By expressing yourself confidently and authentically, you can persuade hiring managers to select you over your competition.”
https://vidcruiter.com/video-interviewing/how-to-ace-your-interview/

7 Questions You Should Definitely Ask When Interviewing for a Remote Job

“Discover if this organization will help you thrive in your career, wherever you’re physically working.”
https://www.themuse.com/advice/what-to-ask-interview-remote-culture

The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched — they must be felt with the heart.” — Helen Keller

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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