Close
Learning Methods
Classroom
A traditional classroom couples on-site learning with the added value of face-to-face interaction with instructors and peers. With courses and exams scheduled worldwide, you will be sure to find a class near you.
Interaction
Highly Interactive
On-going interaction with instructor throughout the entire classroom event
Interaction with peers/professionals via face-to-face
Components (May Include)
Onsite
On-site instructor-led delivery of course modules, discussions, exercises, case studies, and application opportunities
Supplemental learning elements such as: audio/video files, tools and templates, articles and/or white papers
E-course materials available two weeks prior to the course start date; printed course materials ship directly to the event location
Duration
One + Days
Varies by course ranging from one to multiple days
Technical Needs
Specific requirements are clearly noted on the course page
Virtual Classroom
Ideal for those who appreciate live education instruction, but looking to save on travel. A virtual classroom affords you many of the same learning benefits as traditional–all from the convenience of your office.
Interaction
Highly Interactive
On-going interaction with instructor throughout the entire virtual classroom event
Interaction with peers/professionals via online environment
Components (May Include)
Live online instructor-led delivery of course modules, discussions, exercises, case studies, and application opportunities
Supplemental learning elements such as: audio/video files, tools and templates, articles and/or white papers
E-course materials available up to one week prior to the course start date. Recorded playback and supplemental materials available up to seven days after the live event.
Duration
Varies by course ranging from one to multiple sessions
Technical Needs
Adobe Flash Player
Acrobat Reader
Computer with sound capability and high-speed internet access
Phone line access
E-Learning
A self-paced, online learning experience that allows you to study any time of day. Course material is pre-recorded by an instructor and you have the flexibility to view content modules as desired.
Interaction
Independent Learning
Components (May Include)
Pre-Recorded
Pre-recorded course modules
Supplemental learning elements such as: audio/video files, online quizzes
E-course materials start on the day of purchase
Optional purchased print material ships within 7 business days
Duration
120 Days - Anytime
120-day access starts on the day of purchase
Direct access to all components
Technical Needs
Adobe Flash Player
Acrobat Reader
Computer with sound capability and high-speed internet access
Close
Contact Sponsor
E-Reward
Online
Paul Thompson
Phone: 1 44 01614322584
Contact by Email | Website
Close
Sorry, you can't add this item to the cart.
You have reached the maximum allowed quantity for purchase in your cart or the item isn't available anymore.
Product successfully added to your cart!
Price
View your cart
Continue shopping
Please note our website will be down this Friday, November 5 from 9pm ET – 11pm ET for routine maintenance. We apologize for any inconvenience.
WORKSPAN
WORKSPAN DAILY |

U.S. Economy Adds 194,000 Jobs in September


The United States economy fell well short of economists’ expectations for growth in September, adding just 194,000 jobs, according to the Labor Department’s jobs report on Friday. Despite the low job numbers, the unemployment rate did drop to 4.8% from 5.2%.

The Dow Jones estimated a gain of 500,000 jobs for the month and one of the key causes for a lower-than-expected report was a sharp drop in government employment, which saw a decline of 123,000 jobs, while private payrolls increased by 317,000.  

The report also revealed that the labor force participation rate edged lower, meaning more people who were sidelined during the coronavirus pandemic have returned to the workforce. An additional measure, which includes so-called discouraged workers and those holding part-time jobs for economic reasons, declined to 8.5%, also a pandemic-era low.

“This morning’s jobs report was disappointing but not necessarily surprising, given COVID-19 case counts were peaking in mid-September,” said Jay Denton, chief labor-market analyst at ThinkWhy. “Looking forward, the real challenge is the labor force is not rebounding fast enough. The unemployment rate of 4.8% is not a good sign, because more than 3 million people remain out of the labor force.

“On a positive note, the arts, entertainment and recreation sector added 43,000 jobs in September as people have returned to some sense of normalcy, venturing out to sporting events and concerts.”

While job growth remains stagnant relative to projections, which economists credit to a variety of reasons, wages continue to move upward. The monthly gain of 0.6% pushed the year-over-year rise to 4.6% as companies continue to use pay increases to combat the persistent labor shortage.

This labor shortage, combined with dissatisfaction about flexible work arrangements or COVID policies, has led to extreme employee movement, necessitating the increase in compensation. Counteroffers have become a common practice during this time, which also could be forcing upward wages. 

Leisure and hospitality again led job creation, adding 74,000 positions, as the unemployment rate for the sector plunged to 7.7% from 9.1%. Professional and business services contributed 60,000 while retail increased by 56,000.

Job gains were spread across a variety of other sectors: Transportation and warehousing (47,000), information (32,000), social assistance (30,000), manufacturing (26,000), construction (22,000) and wholesale trade (17,000).

About the Author

 Brett Christie is the managing editor of Workspan Daily.


About WorldatWork

WorldatWork is a professional nonprofit association that sets the agenda and standard of excellence in the field of Total Rewards. Our membership, signature certifications, data, content, and conferences are designed to advance our members’ leadership, and to help them influence great outcomes for their own organizations.

About Membership

Membership provides access to practical resources, research, emerging trends, a professional network, and career-building education and certification. Learn more and join today.