Workforce Development News – June 18, 2018

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Demand Driven Education

“Merging work and learning to develop the human skills that matter.”
https://www.pearson.com/content/dam/one-dot-com/one-dot-com/global/Files/about-pearson/innovation/open-ideas/DDE_Pearson_Report_3.pdf

The Perfect Storm for the Manufacturing Workforce

“If the manufacturing sector hopes to sustain its growth in the coming decade, it must come together to address three critical workforce challenges.”
http://www.industryweek.com/leadership/perfect-storm-manufacturing-workforce

Healthcare Jobs and the Great Recession

“In assessing the overall economic and financial impact of the Great Recession, we found that 40 percent of American households had experienced some sort of distress. In contrast, healthcare appears to have been a bright spot in the American labor market economy.”
https://www.bls.gov/opub/mlr/2018/article/healthcare-jobs-and-the-great-recession.htm

How Nontraditional Pathways Can Lead Workers to Good Jobs

“It creates opportunities for individuals to get to the good jobs.”
https://www.pbs.org/newshour/show/how-nontraditional-pathways-can-lead-workers-to-good-jobs

Before Automating Your Company’s Processes, Find Ways to Improve Them

“Don’t waste automation’s potential on a bad process.”
https://hbr.org/2018/06/before-automating-your-companys-processes-find-ways-to-improve-them

How to Get the Outcome You Want Every Time

“The right outcomes promote customer engagement. Outcomes need to align with purpose and strategy. Hiring for talent is the heart of an outcome-based culture.”
https://news.gallup.com/businessjournal/235544/outcome-every-time.aspx

The 5 Most Important Negotiation Skills You Must Master

“Intimidated by negotiations? Focus on these five simple negotiation skills first and get much better.”
https://www.inc.com/david-finkel/which-of-these-5-negotiation-rules-are-you-breaking-every-day-hint-its-costing-your-thousands-of-dollars.html

The Real Value of Getting an Exit Interview Right

“Turnover is a natural part of business, but too costly to overlook. The right exit interview questions will reveal more than you think. There are four ways you can use exit data to keep your star employees.”
https://news.gallup.com/businessjournal/235550/real-value-getting-exit-interview-right.aspx

Everything comes to him who hustles while he waits.” – Thomas Edison

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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