Smart Tech May 7, 2021
COVID's Biggest Lesson for Business? Always Expect the Unexpected.

It has been over a year since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. During this time, the world has drastically changed. With virtual spaces becoming the default for so many activities, the pandemic has altered how we interact with everything from our homes and our friends to our work. Now is the time to ask what we can learn from this. From an HR perspective, the past year holds all...

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The Innovators May 7, 2021
Are You Using Employee Resource Groups to Their Full Potential?

Organizations widely utilize employee resource groups (ERGs) as tools to amplify the voices of underrepresented employees. By creating empowering spaces for people of shared, marginalized identities, these groups can become positive forces for female, BIPOC, disabled, LGBTQ+, and veteran employees. As businesses increasingly focus on scaling the impact of their diversity, equity, and...

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Get Hired May 6, 2021
3 Steps to Guarantee Your Next Job is More Fulfilling

Finding a new job can be arduous.  Securing a new position that enables boundless joy can seem virtually unattainable.  However, with a bit of self-exploration and awareness, attaining a role that fuels joy is possible.  Follow these steps to find out how.   1 | Ensure the job matches your values: Can you quickly rattle off your top 5-10 values? I would venture to say probably not. ...

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The Innovators May 6, 2021
What Remote Work Can Teach Us About Keeping In-Office Employees Engaged

Nearly a third of all workers would rather take a pay cut than return to their office. This tells us a couple of things. First, it turns out employees really enjoy working from home, which suggests companies have succeeded in creating positive experiences for their dispersed workers. Second, it reveals opportunities for organizations to reimagine how they approach in-office engagement, for...

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Smart Tech May 6, 2021
Do It Yourself: The HR Pro's Guide to No-Code Tools

If you chose a career in human resources, it's a safe bet you enjoy working with people more than working behind a screen. That's not to say there aren't plenty of tech-savvy HR folks who are thriving remotely during the pandemic, but by nature, the business lends itself to interaction. When it comes to designing processes that work for your department, having to wade through pages of code...

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Smart Tech May 5, 2021
Hiring Gen. Z Candidates Today: Why 1 in 3 Zoomers Are Reconsidering Their Careers

The children of Generation X and the millennials, Gen. Z-ers — also known as "zoomers" — are an especially attractive target for recruiters. They're known for being loyal, likely to stay in their first jobs for three years or longer — a dramatic difference from the average millennial's tenure. Gen. Z candidates are willing to make a long-term investment in your company, so it's...

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The Innovators May 5, 2021
The Pipeline of Women in Leadership Is Shrinking. Here's What Businesses Can Do to Change That.

The shift to remote work at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic put the spotlight on the incredible pressures working women face both in their careers and at home. Businesses more clearly saw the load of a "second shift" of family responsibilities that many women shoulder once their day jobs end, with working mothers especially bearing the brunt of childcare and eldercare...

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Smart Tech May 4, 2021
Streamlining for Success: 4 Simple Tips to Make Any Company's Operations Smoother

Disorganized management can doom even the most cutting-edge company. As businesses begin to think realistically about post-pandemic operations, they must pay special attention to modernizing their workforce management practices. To create a more streamlined, effective approach to workforce management, it's important to first understand how your current operations are performing, both...

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Success May 4, 2021
The Common Path to Uncommon Success Begins With an Idea

Article by John Lee Dumas You've been lied to. In fact, we've all been lied to. The reason? Most people don't want you to know one simple fact: Uncommon success is achievable, and the path there is a common one. I thought success meant money, respect, and maybe even fame. That warped definition led me to law school, where after one miserable semester, I dropped out. Then I dove into...

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More Candidates Are Listing Lockdown Hobbies on Their Resumes. Don't Dismiss Them Outright.

Often, when candidates don't have a lot of job experience that is directly relevant to the role at hand, they'll apply with a resume that focuses heavily on transferable skills. For example, a candidate who has never worked in sales before might use their experience managing a fundraiser for their kid's sports team to show off their customer service skills. Honestly, transferable skills...

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Hire Better: 10 Entrepreneurs Share Their Tips on Finding the Right Candidates, Fast

Welcome to Recruiter QA, where we pose employment-related questions to the experts and share their answers! Today's Question: How do you develop effective, targeted hiring programs that turn up exactly the kinds of candidates you're looking for? These answers are provided by Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC), an invite-only organization composed of the world's most successful...

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Get Hired Apr 30, 2021
Speak Up: How to Ask for What you Want Like a Boss

Speaking up in the workplace is a crucial leadership skill. Whether you're advocating for your opinions in a meeting, negotiating an offer with a candidate, or managing up, you have to know how to get your ideas heard and stand your ground with tact and professionalism. In other words, you have to be assertive. Assertiveness often gets a bad reputation, being equated to pushiness. But...

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Inside Recruiting Apr 30, 2021
Global Talent Acquisition in 2021: How AI Is Changing the Game

Global talent acquisition is changing. The pandemic has accelerated the transition to remote work, meaning many companies are looking further afield at overseas talent pools as they recruit. Businesses that want to successfully compete for talent in these international markets will need to rethink their recruiting and onboarding strategies. While the tried-and-tested methods of hiring...

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Get Hired Apr 30, 2021
Want a Career in Healthcare? Here Are 4 Things You Need to Know Before Making the Change

The pandemic has upended a lot in our lives, especially when it comes to our professional lives. As a result, many workers are thinking about making a permanent change. In fact, according to a survey by HR tech company Morneau Shepell, 24 percent of workers are considering changing jobs or careers thanks to the pandemic. One industry in particular seems to have caught the eye of many...

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Success Apr 29, 2021
45 Seconds to Change the World: What Every Woman Can Do to Help Close the Gender Pay Gap

Equal Pay Day is observed annually to demonstrate how much of a head start men have in earnings in a typical year. In 2021, it took until March 24 for women to earn an amount equal to what men earned in 2020. That's right: Women needed almost three extra months of work to close the pay gap. And the lack of pay equity was more obvious than ever in 2020, with the pandemic taking a much...

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Inside Recruiting Apr 29, 2021
Collaborative, Curious, and Connected: 7 Reasons to Hire New Graduates in 2021 

A tough job market is making the class of 2021 — from undergrads to MBAs — nervous. Between an uncertain economic recovery and competing with more experienced professionals who lost their jobs during the pandemic, the newest members of the professional workforce have a lot to worry about. But, as always, youth has its advantages. Here are seven reasons why hiring a newly minted grad...

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Inside Recruiting Apr 28, 2021
3 Science-Backed Tips to Get More Out of Your Employee Referral Program

Employee referrals are a game-changer in the field of recruitment. What's not to love about higher-quality candidates, lower cost per hire, reduced employee turnover, and bonus goodwill with your current employees? And yet, while two-thirds of companies have referral programs, only 24 percent of employees are hired through referrals, according to a report from iCIMS. But that doesn't mean...

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Inside Recruiting Apr 28, 2021
Why Are People With Disabilities Left Out of Conversations About Board Diversity?

According to the CDC, 61 million Americans — about 26 percent of the population — have some type of disability. Yet I was not surprised when Nasdaq's recent board diversity proposal failed to reference people with disabilities. I had the same reaction to a study published recently in the Chronicle of Philanthropy, which found 75 percent of nonprofit boards don't have people with...

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Smart Tech Apr 27, 2021
Employees Want More Virtual Team-Building Events — but Skip the Zoom Happy Hours

When the pandemic hit in early 2020, the future of Emeraude Escape Rooms looked bleak at best. We were experts at putting groups of people into small rooms, which they could only leave once they solved a series of clues or their time ran out. Good for team building. Bad for social distancing. In April, just two months into the pandemic, I decided to go all-in on digital. Like many other...

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The Innovators Apr 27, 2021
Why German Workers Outperform Americans While Spending Less Time at the Office

The struggle to achieve work/life balance has taken on a new urgency in the pandemic. Now that more employees than ever have tried working from home, we can expect flexible hours, child-friendly policies, reduced overtime, more holidays, and remote work to be among job seekers' key priorities going forward. The most successful businesses deliver value to all their stakeholders: customers,...

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Inside Recruiting Apr 26, 2021
Dig Deep: How to Find the Hidden Leadership Potential of Your Employees

Behind every great leader is a team of professionals who first saw their potential. Managers and executives don't suddenly gain leadership qualities when they become leaders. Rather, these traits and skills are within your employees at every level of the organization. The 4 Signs of Leadership Potential Certain indicators of leadership, like communication, confidence, and honesty, are easy...

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Inside Recruiting Apr 26, 2021
COVID-19 Shifted Job Seekers' Priorities. They Want Careers, Not Jobs.

It's no surprise the COVID-19 pandemic upset many people's careers. Working parents have had to manage their job and family responsibilities in the same space and often at the same time. With our homes becoming our new offices, our physical workspaces are often less than ideal. Boundaries have blurred as "work life" and "home life" have grown less distinct. Amid the chaos, many have made...

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Get Hired Apr 23, 2021
Will Face-to-Face Networking Ever Be a Thing Again?

Last year we learned that we can all network online pretty well. Can you imagine if Covid had struck the world ten years ago?  The technology that exists today saved a lot of businesses from complete failure. That said, I talk to a lot of people who say the world will never return to what it was before Covid. I'm a little bit of a contrarian on that topic.  Not long after the Spanish...

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The Innovators Apr 23, 2021
Wellness Redefined: Understanding the 5 Pillars of Employee Well-Being

It is no secret that life has changed for working professionals over the last year. The limitations of a global pandemic coupled with a divided political climate and social unrest have taken a toll on our personal and professional well-being. Now, companies have to create new experiences to keep employees engaged, productive, safe, and personally fulfilled in an environment unlike any we've...

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Inside Recruiting Apr 22, 2021
Hidden Disabilities: Are You Accidentally Leaving Employees Out of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Initiatives?

The world of workplace diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) is a broad and shifting landscape, and it's currently undergoing another much-needed evolution. With the rising importance of neurodiversity in DEI initiatives, employers and HR pros are starting to recognize the existence of hidden disabilities. Hidden disabilities, also referred to as "invisible disabilities," denote...

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Inside Recruiting Apr 22, 2021
6 Simple Ways to Make a Good First Impression on Candidates

As the US economy recovers from the COVID-19 pandemic and the unemployment rate drops, things are looking up for the job market. More job opportunities are opening up, and Americans are eagerly applying. And they know that, if they want to land a new gig, they need to make a good first impression during the interview. According to a 2015 study published in the Journal of Occupational and...

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Inside Recruiting Apr 21, 2021
Candid, Consistent Communication Is the Key to Attracting Candidates in Today's Market

Candidates want to impress hiring managers. That's the name of the game — it's how they get hired. However, the COVID-19 pandemic sparked a shift in the talent market, and companies are no longer holding all the cards. Today's top candidates have options, which means employers have to do some impressing of their own. How do companies navigate this changing landscape, particularly during...

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Inside Recruiting Apr 21, 2021
How Long Are Workers Staying at Their Jobs? Not Very.

Each generation displays its own trends when it comes to retention, but younger workers in particular seem less likely to stay with their employers for the long term. Millennials are notorious for job hopping in pursuit of new opportunities, while Gen. Z has a reputation for growing bored within their existing companies. It's hard to blame individuals for leaving to pursue new endeavors,...

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Inside Recruiting Apr 20, 2021
Humble Hiring: The Importance of Recruiting Candidates With Humility

If you ask supervisors what makes a good employee, a predictable list will emerge: reliability, teamwork, problem-solving, and the like. There's one character trait that likely won't make the list, but it should: humility. Despite being deeply undervalued in the workforce, humility is a trait shared by nearly all of the most valuable employees. Some conceive of humility as...

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Inside Recruiting Apr 20, 2021
Diversity and Data: Why DE&I Efforts Should Start With the Numbers

I am the father of mixed-ethnicity children. I started my career around the same time I had my first child. Diversity and inclusion have always been important in my personal life, and this focus naturally carries over into my work. As I've taken on roles with more leadership responsibilities and broader scopes, I've made it a point to bring that focus with me. But awareness of diversity,...

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The Innovators Apr 19, 2021
Why — and How — to Build a Wellness Program That Caters to Millennials and Generation Z

We're in the midst of a key generational shift, and employee wellness programs aren't keeping up. By 2025, millennials and Gen. Z-ers will comprise the majority of the global workforce. For better or worse, these individuals didn't come of professional age in the 20th-century workplace. As a result, these younger workers were never conditioned to withstand the rigors (and, let's face it,...

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The Innovators Apr 19, 2021
The 7 Common Success Traps, Part 3: Measuring Success in the Wrong Way

The "seven common success traps" are the traps I've learned about over the course of my career working with clients and collaborators from some of America's top organizations, including Fortune 50 and Fortune 500 companies. These traps are based on both my personal experience and the stories shared by my clients and collaborators.  These success traps can and do happen to the best of us....

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Get Hired Apr 16, 2021
After A COVID Time Out, How Do You Write the Perfect Resume?

As of March 2021, nearly ten million Americans are still out of work, almost double the number of unemployed people from a year ago. While the pandemic has certainly devastated the workforce, in ways we have yet to see, the country has started to recover (slowly) from the worst of it. Now is a great time to review your personal job application strategy, starting with the lynchpin of any job...

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Inside Recruiting Apr 16, 2021
From Hybrid Jobs to Empathy at Work: 12 Recruiting Trends to Watch in 2021

Welcome to Recruiter QA, where we pose employment-related questions to the experts and share their answers! Today's Question: As 2021 ramps up, so does hiring. What's one recruiting trend you predict we'll see this year, and why? These answers are provided by Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC), an invite-only organization composed of the world's most successful young entrepreneurs....

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Inside Recruiting Apr 16, 2021
Need to Hire a Digital Marketing Manager? Here's What to Look for in a Candidate.

If you want to grow your online presence, you need a skilled digital marketing manager — but finding a great digital marketer is hard. There are many talented people in the job market, but few can execute the specific growth strategies you need to take your company to the next level. However, if you know what skills to look for, you can make your hunt a little easier. Here are the five...

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Inside Recruiting Apr 15, 2021
Employee Turnover Is on the Rise. Here's How to Make Them Stay.

If organizations thought employee engagement was a challenge before the pandemic, they've now seen what economic turbulence can do to company culture. Disrupted work/life balance, companywide disconnects, and rising rates of disengagement are just a few of the hurdles HR leaders and their organizations face in the post-pandemic world. Engagement initially rose during the pandemic, thanks...

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Smart Tech Apr 15, 2021
How to Incorporate Video Interviews Into Your Existing Hiring Process

Before the COVID-19 pandemic, just over one in five organizations were using video interviews. Now? Nearly 80 percent of employers use video interviews, and more than half of them plan to continue using video once the pandemic restrictions are fully lifted. As employers have learned over the last year, video interviewing has clear business benefits — but implementing it successfully does...

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Get Hired Apr 14, 2021
Left Out of Work by COVID? Consider These 4 Career Pivots

  The COVID-19 pandemic has driven massive job losses over the last year. Millions of Americans still remain unemployed—the Department of Labor's latest report says 770,000 Americans filed new unemployment claims in mid-March. Travel, hospitality, entertainment and personal services have been among the hardest hit occupations, and many workers say they're even willing to accept...

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Inside Recruiting Apr 14, 2021
Confidentiality Agreements: What Recruiters, Employers, and Candidates Need to Know

Confidentiality agreements (CAs) are written contracts that permit an individual or organization with information it considers proprietary to disclose that information while protecting its secrecy. The person who receives the disclosure is obligated not to misappropriate, share, or steal the information, according to the terms of the CA. CAs have taken on new importance as many companies...

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The Innovators Apr 14, 2021
Building the Next Generation of Frontline Workers: How the Leaders of Today Can Ensure a Bright Future for Essential Industries

During the global pandemic, we've witnessed essential workers — healthcare professionals, police officers, and firefighters, to name a few — risking their health to provide the care and service Americans need. As the past year has shown us all, frontline workers are crucial to our country's continued success. While frontline leaders and managers have a duty to create work environments...

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Inside Recruiting Apr 13, 2021
Retaining Talent in a Virtual World: It Starts With Really Knowing Who Your Employees Are

Over the past year, employees everywhere have had to rapidly adjust to the demands of a virtual workplace. Of all the challenges employers have faced while transitioning from in-person to remote work — and potentially back again soon — one of the most glaring has been determining how to make smart and informed decisions related to talent development and employee support. In a KPMG...

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Inside Recruiting Apr 13, 2021
The Pandemic Taught Us What Really Matters in a Workplace Culture

The COVID-19 pandemic has shown us what the essentials of good workplace culture really are. When offices are closed and employees work remotely, perks like award-winning coffee bars and napping pods no longer mean much. Wherever they are and however they work, employees need to feel they are part of a strong, focused, connected, and supportive organization. Companies, in turn, are...

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Inside Recruiting Apr 12, 2021
Employee Expectations Have Changed Since 2020. Has Your Company Kept Up?

In March of last year, everything we deemed normal changed overnight. Around the globe, we found ourselves redefining how we work and how we live. And while the light at the end of the tunnel has finally come into view, there are still plenty of challenges and uncertainties for us to navigate in the months ahead. One of those challenges entails defining what, exactly, the future of work...

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The Innovators Apr 12, 2021
New Rules, Risks, and Opportunities: 10 Things US Companies Need to Know About Brexit

When the UK formally left the European Union at the end of January 2020, it marked a key point in the long and painful "British exit," or "Brexit," saga. But in practical terms, what does it mean for US companies doing business with the UK or considering a transatlantic expansion? Here are 10 of the key challenges and opportunities for the post-Brexit era: 1. Supply Chain Brexit means that...

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The Innovators Apr 9, 2021
So, You Think You're a Caring Leader? 

"Caring leadership is more art than science." I've heard this come out of the mouths of many of the people I interviewed for my book, The Art of Caring Leadership: How Leading with Heart Uplifts Teams and Organizations. Why art? When we think of art, we might think of creativity, fluidity, flexibility, and beauty in between the strokes. When do we know that the artist has completed their...

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The Innovators Apr 9, 2021
Why Performance Management Might Be the Most Important Part of Your Post-COVID Company Plan

This past year has been chock-full of ups and downs. Between reduced hours, the move to remote work, forced adjustments of goals, furloughs, and even layoffs, COVID-19 has changed how businesses operate. In response, your organization has had to adjust performance management strategies. This has likely affected how you communicate with remote workers, how much you compensate each team member,...

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The Innovators Apr 8, 2021
How to Unleash Your Team's Creativity: 4 Easy Steps

Creative people are great at solving problems. They can view challenges from different perspectives and find solutions regardless of constraints. Plus, creative people will often solve these problems without being told to; the relationship between creativity and proactivity is well established. Who wouldn't want a team full of these superstars at their disposal? No wonder some business...

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Success Apr 8, 2021
3 Body Language Tips for Enhancing Your Virtual Communication Skills

Body language is just as powerful in the virtual zone as it is in an in-person situation. From the nuance of gestures to vocal variety and eye movements, these telltale indicators help us deliver our messages effectively and provide instructions on how to read another person's true attitude or feelings. In the work-from-anywhere era of global teams, intentional nonverbal virtual communication...

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