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One problem with working remotely is a feeling of isolation, being disconnected from coworkers. To remedy this problem, remote workers rely on networking platforms like Zoom, Slack or Google Hangouts to stay in the loop. But it now appears that, despite all the communication technologies and efforts to maintain connections, remote workers are becoming invisible… Read more »

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As the pandemic continues to spread, more companies are hiring people for remote jobs. It is an arrangement born out of necessity, but one that, it turns out, has been beneficial for workers and companies. For example, workers like the arrangement so much that two-thirds of those surveyed said they would like to continue working… Read more »

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The ability to collaborate with others is one of the most sought after skills today. Because of the complexity of the problems facing companies, many people with different perspectives and skills are needed to solve them. Teamwork is essential. Companies structure their teams in different ways, each with its own advantages and disadvantages. Some are… Read more »

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When looking at ways to improve our performance at work, one contributing factor that is often overlooked is sleep. Many people treat sleep as almost superfluous. It is not something that they give a high priority to. It is one of the first things to go when they need more time for work projects or… Read more »

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Is your company struggling to hang onto minority employees? If it is, you are definitely not alone. Many businesses have the same problem. Much of it has to do with work cultures that are less than receptive to minorities. A recent study found that about one-fourth of Black and Latino workers are the victims of… Read more »

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As the coronavirus erupted across the country, it caused major disruptions to businesses and employee work routines. It caused a major shift in priorities among employees as they began working from home and taking other measures to insure their health and safety. This shift was mirrored in the changes companies have been making in their… Read more »

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We all face obstacles in and outside of work, often minor ones that occur on a daily basis. But occasionally we are confronted by something of a completely different magnitude, whether at work or not, something so big that we quail in the face of it. Often, we can enlist the help of others to… Read more »

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Although the pandemic has led to many job losses, companies are hiring again. The unemployment rate is still high. But even in this pandemic environment, companies still find themselves struggling to find top talent to fill essential skill positions. To attract and retain the best people, you need to spark their interest in your company… Read more »

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At least three-fourths of all jobs are not advertised, according to career advisors. So, what do you do if you are interested in working at a particular company but don’t see any job openings in your field? One way to network and make connections, to get your foot in the door, is to set up… Read more »

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When the pandemic struck, many people lost their jobs. Unemployment skyrocketed. As a result, many are now looking for work under particularly difficult circumstances. The economy is sputtering, and the pandemic is still going strong. As a result, job searches are likely to take a good deal longer than during more stable times. That is… Read more »