Workforce Development News – November 12, 2018

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Pathways to High-Quality Jobs for Young Adults

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Pathways to High-Quality Jobs for Young Adults

“Many young people find that the path from education to employment and economic security in adulthood is poorly marked or inaccessible. As a result, those from low-income and less educated families have lower rates of high school graduation, college enrollment, and college completion. Moreover, once they enter the labor market, they have lower employment rates and wages.”
https://www.brookings.edu/research/pathways-to-high-quality-jobs-for-young-adults/
Full report: https://www.brookings.edu/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/Brookings_Child-Trends_Pathways-for-High-Quality-Jobs-FINAL.pdf

Higher Wages Aren’t Enough to Turn Mediocre Jobs into Good Ones

“What companies can do to improve their workers’ lives.”
https://hbr.org/2018/10/higher-wages-arent-enough-to-turn-mediocre-jobs-into-good-ones

The Growth Of Non-Degree Credentials And How They Reflect Labor Inequality Between Men And Women

“Just over a quarter of adults held at least one certificate, certification, or license, and that these individuals were more likely to be employed and earned more money than adults who did not hold a nondegree credential.”
https://www.forbes.com/sites/gradsoflife/2018/10/02/the-growth-of-non-degree-credentials-and-how-they-reflect-labor-inequality-between-men-and-women/

Paying More and Getting Less

“How Nondegree Credentials Reflect Labor Market Inequality Between Men and Women.”
https://www.newamerica.org/education-policy/reports/paying-more-and-getting-less/paying-more-and-getting-less/

When Companies Should Invest in Training Their Employees — and When They Shouldn’t

“It only pays off when three conditions are true.”
https://hbr.org/2018/10/when-companies-should-invest-in-training-their-employees-and-when-they-shouldnt

These 4 Myths About the Skills Gap Will Hold Your Company Back

“If companies really want to help employees gain new skills, there has to be a basic understanding of what learning is really all about.”
https://www.fastcompany.com/90261437/these-4-myths-about-the-skills-gap-will-hold-your-company-back

When No One Retires

“You can see the graying of your workforce as a crisis — or an opportunity.”
https://hbr.org/cover-story/2018/11/when-no-one-retires

Here’s Your Job Interview Preparation Checklist

“Don’t panic; just prepare!”
https://www.glassdoor.com/blog/ultimate-interview-prep-checklist/

9 Out of 10 People Are Willing to Earn Less Money to Do More-Meaningful Work

“They’d give up a significant amount of their future earnings.”
https://hbr.org/2018/11/9-out-of-10-people-are-willing-to-earn-less-money-to-do-more-meaningful-work

5 Copy-and-Paste Calls to Action You Can (and Should) Use in Your Emails

“Every single email you send should include a clear call to action for the recipient.”
https://www.themuse.com/advice/call-to-action-example-templates-for-emails

To Give a Great Presentation, Distill Your Message to Just 15 Words

“A TEDx producer on how to connect with your audience.”
https://hbr.org/2018/11/to-give-a-great-presentation-distill-your-message-to-just-15-words

Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.” – 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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