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Leslie Jordan: Unlikely Instagram King Celebrates a Historic Pride Month

Wed, 06/24/2020 - 04:01

If you haven’t been following actor and comedian Leslie Jordan’s Instagram feed throughout the coronavirus pandemic, you have been missing out on a beacon of light and levity. The 64-year-old self-described “pocket gay” has been sharing a running commentary while sheltering in place in his hometown of Chattanooga, Tennessee. Jordan is...

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Industry Research Identifies Skills in High Demand

Wed, 06/24/2020 - 04:00

An annual global survey of project, program, and portfolio managers offers insights into organizational trends related to hiring and the workforce. The report, Pulse of the Profession—released by Project Management Institute (PMI)—reveals that most organizations are placing nearly an equal emphasis on the value of leadership skills as they do...

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What’s the Over-Under on That Candidate’s Qualifications?

Wed, 06/24/2020 - 04:00

The term “over-under” is often used in the gambling world. An over-under bet is a wager in which a sportsbook will predict a number for a statistic in a given game (usually the combined score of the two teams), and individuals will wager that the actual number in the game will be either higher or […] The post What’s the Over-Under on...

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Predictions on the Long-Term Outlook for Remote Work

Wed, 06/24/2020 - 04:00

The COVID-19 pandemic has turned everyday life upside down in so many ways. From school and child care to socializing and work life, dramatic change has been forced on many individuals and businesses over the last several months. One of the biggest examples of this is the shift to remote work for millions of Americans […] The post Predictions...

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New Restrictions on Work Visas Seen Further Limiting Employer Options

Tue, 06/23/2020 - 13:48

New restrictions on work visas going into effect on June 24 are aimed at easing the nation’s unemployment problem sparked by COVID-19, according to a proclamation from President Donald Trump, but critics of his actions on immigration fear it won’t help and will send the wrong signal. Trump issued a proclamation on June 22 limiting […] The...

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Tips for Directly Hiring Remote Employees

Tue, 06/23/2020 - 04:00

The coronavirus crisis has forced organizations to try out remote work arrangements whenever possible, whether they were ready to do so or not. Some organizations had been doing this for years, and the transition was pretty simple. Others had been resistant to the idea but came around because it was the best option to continue […] The post...

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Bringing Comfort to Chaos

Tue, 06/23/2020 - 04:00

Months into the COVID-19 pandemic, many people are continuing to experience stress related to living and working in this strange time. For those who are fortunate enough to be able to work from home, the challenge becomes adapting to the dual role our homes must now serve in functioning as environments for both work and […] The post Bringing...

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What Is Reboarding?

Tue, 06/23/2020 - 04:00

Reboarding is the concept of bringing individuals back who were previous employees but away for some period of time. The idea is to modify onboarding for someone who is already familiar with your company but has been away. Reboarding is a big topic right now due to the thousands of employees being brought back to […] The post What Is...

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4 Key Considerations for Relocation Today

Tue, 06/23/2020 - 04:00

Employers everywhere are implementing “back to the office” policies to protect workforce health and well-being and reassure employees they will be safe when returning to work. Most of this effort focuses on getting employees back to the offices they left a few months ago. But what about the people you need to relocate? Talent mobility...

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Debunking 8 Common Employer Myths About Dealing with COVID-19

Mon, 06/22/2020 - 04:00

With guidance regularly changing and sometimes seemingly conflicting, some misperceptions about best practices for employers during the COVID-19 pandemic still exist. Here are eight common misunderstandings and the facts employers should know. 8 Misconceptions Myth #1. Face masks or coverings won’t prevent you from getting COVID-19, so there’s...

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The Tech-Driven, Collaborative Future of Healthcare Staffing

Mon, 06/22/2020 - 04:00

The healthcare industry is facing strained talent resources in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. To ensure the healthcare industry’s successful future, it requires an improved, technology-driven, and collaborative talent management approach. Businesses across the globe are pivoting operations and objectives as a result of the global health...

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Collaboration and Coming Together After COVID-19

Mon, 06/22/2020 - 04:00

Most of us have been transformed in unexpected ways by the pause in our life forced by COVID-19. We can dwell on the negatives, but the inspiring people we’ve interviewed at Ever Widening Circles teach us that the future belongs to those who find the positive gift of insight through chaos and negativity. I believe […] The post Collaboration...

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Turning Mistakes into Learning Opportunities

Mon, 06/22/2020 - 04:00

As much as we try to avoid them, mistakes are simply a part of everyday life. Unfortunately for business owners and managers, those mistakes—when made by employees—can have significant consequences. Customers can be lost, the company’s reputation can be damaged, legal and financial liability can be triggered, and plenty of other issues can...

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The Business Case for Transparency

Mon, 06/22/2020 - 04:00

Pay transparency in private sectors is a divisive topic. Employers worry that implementing full pay transparency—allowing every employee to view what his or her colleagues earn—in the workplace will foster resentment among team members and limit employers’ bargaining power in recruitment. As a result, 17% of private companies practice full...

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Companies Went Remote—Can They Go Back?

Fri, 06/19/2020 - 04:01

Almost everyone went home when the coronavirus swept the nation. Now that organizations are starting to re-open their doors, they want their employees back on site. The problem is, very few people feel comfortable doing so. I recently discussed this and related situations with an HR expert. Meet Sam Friedman, SVP of People Strategy at […] The...

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Out-of-the-Ordinary: Mitigating Review Process Interruptions

Fri, 06/19/2020 - 04:00

Modern business organizations are complex, with numerous employees involved in any given effort. The work put into a final product can come from many different team members and may require the review of many others before being finalized, approved, or disseminated internally or externally. Often, companies will put in place standard processes to...

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The New Rules for Successful Global Teams

Fri, 06/19/2020 - 04:00

In recent weeks, many organizations have made radical changes to the way they operate, implementing new ideas and processes with amazing speed and success. Long-standing approaches to how teams work have been modified to keep the commercial wheels turning. New best practices are emerging to accommodate these changes, like “Embrace remote working...

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Collaboration Can Positively Impact Your Company’s Culture and Bottom Line

Fri, 06/19/2020 - 04:00

The average American spends one-third of his or her life at work. The environment in which these workers spend their time will largely dictate the quality of their professional life—a fact becoming increasingly important to job candidates. According to a recent survey, 46% of candidates believe culture is very important in the application...

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Infographic: When Do Job Titles Matter?

Fri, 06/19/2020 - 03:59

When it comes to posting job ads, using generic job titles yield a higher number of applicants. Why is that? Because jobseekers are searching for titles they know, like Marketing Manager or Truck Driver. If you’re using trendy titles that align with your company culture, and nothing else, good luck getting candidates in the door. […] The...

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Supreme Court Ruling Called Win for DACA Recipients and Employers

Thu, 06/18/2020 - 14:10

The U.S. Supreme Court’s decision blocking the Trump administration’s efforts to rescind Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) provides certainty for both employees benefiting from the program and for their employers. But the decision leaves the door open for a president to try again to rescind the program. The Court issued the 5-4...

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