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Talking about a job search right now may seem beyond the pale. How can anyone do a job search with the economy essentially in a deep freeze and a staggering number of people out of work? It certainly is a difficult situation, and doing a job search now will be like walking into a stiff… Read more »

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We are all living through a hard time, a period of uncertainty and volatility. It is a completely new situation for people, a total shutdown of the economy and social isolation. For companies, finding a way forward can be daunting. Maintaining employee morale during this time is crucial. Here are a few tips to help… Read more »

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The coronavirus is having a huge impact on the way companies do business. In an effort to prevent the spread of the disease, we are isolating ourselves and attempting to maintain social distancing. Governors are mandating shelter-in-place arrangements. To comply with these requirements, companies are changing their recruiting and hiring processes. Recruiting The restrictions have… Read more »

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More people are working from home, and the coronavirus pandemic has only accelerated the trend. About 40 percent of companies now have some people who work remotely. This arrangement has its own unique challenges. Here are a few tips for maintaining your productivity while working remotely from people who have been doing it for some… Read more »

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More people than ever are working remotely these days, and some companies are encouraging the trend. Working remotely offers a range of benefits to companies and employees – increased productivity, better retention, greater cost effectiveness, and avoiding the hassle of the commute. But with all its positive aspects, working from home has a few drawbacks… Read more »

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Contingent workers are now a significant part of the workforce at many companies. Some firms use them at certain times of the year as the need arises, while other businesses use them on a continual basis, often hiring them full time when openings occur. Because temp workers have become more important, employers need to take… Read more »

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The term ghosting is a relatively new one. It is a product of the digital age and how we communicate now. It refers to the act of abruptly cutting off all contact with someone permanently, not responding to any efforts by the other person to reconnect. And it’s a term that is being used to… Read more »

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You’ve been offered a promotion. And that’s generally considered great news. It means you are advancing and growing in your career. And most of the time it’s not something you would even think about turning down. But there are actually times when it might be better to forego the promotion because of other factors in… Read more »

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When thinking about skills, those of a social nature probably aren’t the first that come to mind. Yet, these types of skills are highly valued among employers and are just as important as any technical skill to your success on the job. They are the so-called soft skills – the ability to persuade and work… Read more »

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It is much more common these days for people to have gaps in employment. Layoffs are more common. People are switching jobs more often, especially younger workers. In fact, the stigma attached to such gaps has been declining somewhat, although, unfortunately, it is still present. Be Honest So, if you have a gap in employment,… Read more »