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Remote Opportunities: Bringing Your “A-Game” to the Virtual Workplace

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Employees work best when allowed to do what they do best. As far as basic management principles go, that one is pretty standard. But given the disruptive impact of COVID-19 on business over the last five months, the concept has taken on new significance—and, even wider acceptance—as employers increasingly shift workload offsite. On one hand,… Read more »

Coping with COVID-19: Success is Cliché

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“We’re all in this together.” Against the backdrop of the Coronavirus, those words have become so common they’ve almost lost their meaning. Apart from the slew of marketers, news stations, and community partners that repeat them ad nauseum, there remains—from a business standpoint—the very real interpretation that everything and everyone is interconnected in ways that… Read more »

Trust is Everything: Prevailing Wisdom in an Age of Anxiety

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Facts being what they are, few of us feel 100% prepared for making the best of what looks to be a certain downturn in the economy. Yet, it’s fair to say those who fall back on a “wait-and-see” approach will likely find themselves on the perimeter of the workforce once the COVID-19 factor fully establishes… Read more »

The Gold Standard: Putting Quality Over Quantity in Your Hiring Pool

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By and large, the less there is of any particular commodity, the more valuable it’s likely to be. Think about gold. According to one online resource, all the gold mined since the days of the ancient Egyptians would fit in just over three Olympic-sized swimming pools. That doesn’t seem like much, especially considering that trade… Read more »

The Unfriendly Specter of ‘Ghosting’ in the Workplace

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The Halloween season is upon us. Perfect timing, from an autumnal standpoint anyway, to talk about a trend once thought to only rattle the shackles of employees on the job hunt. Something akin to a headhunter calling, then setting up what appears to be favorable conditions for moving forward—just to vanish without a trace in… Read more »

Moving On: Crossing the Gap between Temporary and Full-Time Employment

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As the job market tightens, the options for those on the outside looking in continues to narrow. By and large, the path back to full-time employment increasingly runs through a gauntlet of temporary or contract positions that offer no guarantees—only opportunities—at least, that’s the way you’ve got to look at them. And yet, just as… Read more »

The Question Every Employer Should Ask: Is Your Brand Working for You or Against You?

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For employers, it’s one thing to spend significant amounts of time, money, and energy vetting candidates before making a job offer. Yet, it’s quite another to learn that prospective employees are increasingly turning the tables on that function long before they ever click “submit.” LinkedIn suggests that’s precisely what 75% of job seekers now do… Read more »

Working the Room: Surviving the Shift to a Candidate-Driven Marketplace

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By and large, the vast majority of job candidates have seldom enjoyed much leverage over would-be suitors for their services. Not-so-ironically, the rare exceptions were those well-established professionals who—while currently and gainfully employed in a present occupation—could afford the risks that came with putting out feelers and making contacts “under the radar,” so to speak…. Read more »