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When interviewing for a job, you naturally have questions about the position, the company and its operation. Now, in the middle of a pandemic, you need to ask a few additional questions that are Covid-19 related. You need to find out how the pandemic is affecting the business and how it will affect you if… Read more »

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The pandemic continues unabated, resulting in millions of lost jobs, many of which may not be coming back. As a result, many people are forced to look for work in very trying circumstances. Unfortunately, these are very favorable conditions for scam artists, particularly those who are targeting job seekers. Since many are looking for jobs… Read more »

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The coronavirus pandemic has changed the way we work, changes that are likely to be long lasting. In a recent survey, three-fourths of those responding said they expect to have more flexibility in where they work. Almost all of the those responding said their supervisors trust them to work remotely. People will be returning to… Read more »

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The coronavirus has forced many people to work from home, and it may become a permanent arrangement for a lot of workers. Some probably will look forward to it, while others may be less enthusiastic. Working from home does have advantages – there is no commute, you can dress casually, you have more oversight over… Read more »

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Leadership has been defined as the act of motivating a group of people to achieve a common goal. Some leaders are better than others at doing this. Why do some leaders fail? Sometimes they just develop poor practices, faulty ways of doing things that hinder their effectiveness. Here are a few of those bad practices… Read more »

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With many more people working remotely, how companies monitor their employees is an issue that has acquired new emphasis. There are differing points of view – some believe companies need to electronically surveil their workers, while others think this is a bad idea. The research tends to support those who oppose it, reinforcing the idea… Read more »

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Because many people are working from home during the pandemic, they are communicating by video conference, using apps like Zoom. Since this kind of interaction is very different from one that is face to face, there are certain measures you need to take to ensure that you are communicating as effectively and efficiently as possible…. Read more »

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Many more people are now working from home. It was a trend gaining momentum even before the coronavirus pandemic, which caused an even greater surge in working remotely. When working at home, you are usually sitting at a desk in front of a computer screen, as you would be at work. But at home, you… Read more »

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About two-thirds of companies have furloughed or laid off workers because of the pandemic, according to a recent survey. But, as the economy begins to sputter back to life, and businesses begin to reopen, they are looking to bring back employees. Some businesses may be lucky enough to pick up just where they left off,… Read more »

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COVID -19 is changing many of our normal business practices, and one of them is recruiting. Before the pandemic hit, companies were struggling to find the talent they needed. Unemployment was low. Now, almost in the blink of an eye, the dynamic has been reversed. Unemployment is at record highs, and employers now have the… Read more »