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Success Dec 17, 2021
How Remote Work Will Change Competing and Paying for Talent

After more than a year of working from home, employees don't want to return to a 9-5 office environment with a long commute in heavy traffic—at least not every day. Candidates are all asking the same questions: What is your remote work policy? What will be your policy after the pandemic has ended? Are you planning to change your pay strategy because of remote work? Will you lower pay if I...

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Success Dec 17, 2021
How to Navigate Pay Transparency in the Workplace

According to a recent report, 61% of people are more likely to apply for a job with the salary listed in the job postings. In addition, 27% of people think that employers should put the salary in the job description.  With the Great Resignation happening, many employers are grasping ways to attract candidates to job boards and retain new employees. Statistics suggest that increasing...

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Success Dec 15, 2021
Top 9 Qualities to Look for When Hiring Employees

According to one survey, 74% of people say they have made the wrong choice when hiring an employee.   With the Great Resignation and the rise of the candidate's market, many companies wonder how they're going to hire employees to fill open positions. This is why many companies have started looking for candidates' soft skills rather than hard skills.  Soft skills relate to how an...

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Success Dec 10, 2021
The Top Interview Questions Candidates Have Asked 8 Business Leaders

Welcome to Recruiter QA, where we pose employment-related questions to the experts and share their answers! Today's Question: What's one of the best questions a candidate has ever asked you during an interview, and why was it such a great question for them to ask? These answers are provided by the Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC), an invite-only organization composed of the...

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Success Dec 9, 2021
6 Ways to Significantly Boost Employee Productivity

It's difficult for your team to be productive between the constant barrage of emails, texts, and social media notifications that they receive throughout the day. In addition, many employees are interrupted by coworkers, leaders, and other distractions. With work from home becoming a prominent reality, working with a deep focus and improving productivity becomes more crucial than...

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Success Dec 8, 2021
5 Things Recruiters Should Offer While Hiring Millennials

  In the contemporary corporate world, employers and recruiters are putting great emphasis on millennial hiring. Organizations acknowledge that millennials hold the key to their future success. According to one article, by the end of 2025, millennials will account for 75 percent of the global workforce. Besides their quantitative representation in the workforce demographics, their...

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Success Dec 8, 2021
The Hardest Job to Recruit For: A Guide to Hiring a Recruiter

According to a recent article from the Wall Street Journal, hiring a recruiter has been the most challenging position to recruit for.  In one article from June 2021, there were around 380,000 recruiter job postings on LinkedIn, and this trend has not slowed down.  If you've found that your company is struggling to recruit other recruiters, you may need to revise your strategy. Keep...

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Success Dec 6, 2021
5 Strategies to Minimize Employee Churn During "The Great Resignation"

"The Great Resignation" is here. With 40-55% of employees looking to switch employers in the next 12 months, it is clear that this ongoing phenomenon -- also dubbed "the Big Quit" -- should not be taken lightly. Scads of employees are changing jobs or even "just quitting," as the circumstances of the pandemic have emboldened many to reevaluate professional expectations, pursue new or old...

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Success Dec 3, 2021
11 Mistakes That Could Be Hurting Your Company's Credibility During the Hiring Process

Welcome to Recruiter QA, where we pose employment-related questions to the experts and share their answers! Today's Question: What's one mistake companies might be making in their hiring efforts that could actually be hurting their credibility? How can they fix this issue? These answers are provided by the Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC), an invite-only organization composed of the...

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Success Dec 2, 2021
3 Ways to Use Digital Processes to Support Hybrid and Remote Workers

Most companies have embraced either short-or long-term hybrid work models. A recent HR professionals survey conducted by MindEdge Learning and the HR Certification Institute (HRCI) found that 90% of respondents' companies have implemented remote work programs. Regardless of whether they instituted their remote-work programs before the pandemic (26%) or in response to it (63%), it's clear...

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Success Dec 1, 2021
5 Crucial Considerations to Hire a Recruiter for Your Startup

Being a startup owner is anything but easy. Once you've created your business setup and potential clients start coming your way, you'll realize you won't be able to meet their demands and scale your company over a certain point if you don't have the right talent that will ultimately shape your company's vision. This is where a recruiter or hiring manager comes into the picture! In...

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Success Nov 29, 2021
How to Stand Out to Steal the Best Talent

It's not just you — hiring in this job market is no joke, and the numbers back it up.  In August 2021, the number of job openings increased to 10.9 million. At the same time, a record 4.3 million workers quit their jobs. Suffice to say, people are leaving their jobs in record numbers for other opportunities.  While there is no doubt that the candidate has the upper hand in this...

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Success Nov 23, 2021
3 Ways Tech Companies Can Embrace Apprenticeships

The United States government's Department of Labor reported 10.4 million job openings in August 2021. With so many vital positions vacant, the competition for talent is fierce, and a survey of HR professionals identified hiring as the biggest challenge of 2021. One way companies can get ahead is through apprenticeship programs. According to a September 2020 report from the Labor...

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Success Nov 22, 2021
It's Time for Employers to Wake Up From Their DEI-Blurred Reality

Over the past year and a half, fostering a diverse, equitable, and inclusive workplace has become a top priority for many employers. This attention sparked much-needed conversations, debates, and actions. However, the journey has only just begun as more than half of employees believe their company should be doing more to increase its cultural diversity. Lever's State of DEI Report set...

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Success Nov 16, 2021
10 Steps to Secure Executive Buy-In and Budget to Brave the New Workforce Frontier

Most executives understand in broad strokes that there has been a clear change in workforce expectations over the past year — and, like it or not, that employees now have the bargaining power. People are leaving their jobs in record numbers, but not for a better salary. Instead, they're seeking purpose, belonging, and balance (something I call PB2) from an employer who supports their...

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Success Nov 9, 2021
Why Relationship With Temporary Workers Are Vital: And What You Can Do To Attract Them

Almost every company needs temporary help at some point. Sometimes, these hires come aboard because a short-term project needs a particular skill set for a limited time. Other times, temporary workers help fill gaps when employees are out for extended periods. There are also those occasions when you must regularly rely on hiring a seasonal workforce to get you through busier times of the...

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Success Nov 5, 2021
Hybrid Work Is Here to Stay: 7 Tips for Maintaining A Strong Company Culture & Preventing Burnout

By now, it's clear that remote work is here to stay. This presents companies with new challenges as they navigate how best to structure and implement a longer-term hybrid work model and plan.  In an increasingly competitive market for candidates, where most employees are accustomed to working remotely at least some of the time, flexibility and adaptability are no longer a...

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Success Nov 3, 2021
How to Create an Employer Value Proposition to Attract Top Talent

Today, nearly 90% of the US job market is candidate-driven. If you want to grow your business, you will need to do a lot more than merely offer compensatory leaves, cash rewards, or paid vacations to attract and retain top talent. For employers to stand out amongst their competitors and become a company of choice, talent acquisition leaders need to develop strategies that will help them...

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Success Oct 25, 2021
The Recruiter's Guide to Different Types of Workplace Diversity

In the present times, companies across the United States have started to embrace diversity and inclusion (DI) initiatives to enhance company culture and attract job seekers. Rightly so, workplace diversity essentially plays a massive role in helping build people-centric and result-driven workplaces in the long run. As many as 80% of workers who participated in the latest...

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Success Oct 20, 2021
How to Write an Effective Job Posting to Attract the Best Candidates

In the United States, there are 10 million job openings, but only 8.6 million people are unemployed. That means that there are 1 million more job openings than available people to fill them. With so many job postings out there and not enough people to fill them, employers are wondering how to attract job seekers who are starting their job search. Battling the Great Resignation and...

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Success Sep 3, 2021
Professional Guidance Where You Least Expect It: The 5 Types of Mentors You're Missing Out On

Throughout her career — from her days as a young professional working in pharmaceuticals to her roles in higher education and her return to medical sales — Lisa Swift-Young has repeatedly turned to one thing to help her gain experience and accelerate her growth: mentorship. Now an executive business coach in her own right, Swift-Young told MedReps.com in an interview in August that...

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Success Jul 28, 2021
New Leadership Role? Do These 4 Things

One of my clients, Allison, called me recently after receiving a promotion. She questioned whether her capability and experience were sufficient for her to perform at the next level, even though she'd been a standout performer in her previous role. Allison instinctively knew something that many leaders either neglect or don't fully understand: The job at every level is different! For a...

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Success Jul 23, 2021
No Commute? 4 Ways to Maximize the Money You're Saving

The coronavirus pandemic has transformed the way we work — and some of these changes don't appear to be going away anytime soon. With many employees still working from home and others shifting into hybrid arrangements that don't require full weeks in the office, a lot of workers may find themselves spending less on their commutes. When you don't need to go to a physical workplace every day,...

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Success Jun 8, 2021
How I Avoid Loneliness While Working Alone

Article by Catherine Downes Edie's nose is small and dark. It looks like it belongs to Teddy Ruxpin. Her snout was once a similar shade of charcoal, but swards of white fur have sprouted up around the edges of her mouth. I can't tell you when this occurred. One day, it registered that my once entirely black dog had a muzzle that appeared to have been dipped in a bowl of marshmallow...

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Success Jun 1, 2021
Zoom Etiquette 101: 8 Tips to Put Your Best Face Forward During Virtual Meetings

Article by Megan Nicole O'Neal 2020 required professionals across all industries to change the way they handle business. After a year, working remotely has proven to be as successful as — if not more than — working in an office for most companies. In fact, more than 20 Fortune 500 companies like Google, Spotify, and Zillow have declared they will adopt remote or hybrid work models...

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Success May 18, 2021
4 Traits Every Next-Generation Leader Needs to Possess

Most business leaders had never previously experienced anything close to the disruption the pandemic has inflicted on both our lives and our work. It has posed brand new challenges for companies, turning the workplace upside down and inside out. Employees, too, have had to deal with job insecurity, health concerns, and heightened anxiety in various aspects of their lives. The very concept of...

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Success May 4, 2021
The Common Path to Uncommon Success Begins With an Idea

Article by John Lee Dumas You've been lied to. In fact, we've all been lied to. The reason? Most people don't want you to know one simple fact: Uncommon success is achievable, and the path there is a common one. I thought success meant money, respect, and maybe even fame. That warped definition led me to law school, where after one miserable semester, I dropped out. Then I dove into...

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Success Apr 29, 2021
45 Seconds to Change the World: What Every Woman Can Do to Help Close the Gender Pay Gap

Equal Pay Day is observed annually to demonstrate how much of a head start men have in earnings in a typical year. In 2021, it took until March 24 for women to earn an amount equal to what men earned in 2020. That's right: Women needed almost three extra months of work to close the pay gap. And the lack of pay equity was more obvious than ever in 2020, with the pandemic taking a much...

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Success Apr 8, 2021
3 Body Language Tips for Enhancing Your Virtual Communication Skills

Body language is just as powerful in the virtual zone as it is in an in-person situation. From the nuance of gestures to vocal variety and eye movements, these telltale indicators help us deliver our messages effectively and provide instructions on how to read another person's true attitude or feelings. In the work-from-anywhere era of global teams, intentional nonverbal virtual communication...

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Success Apr 6, 2021
Waldenomics: Modern Professional Lessons From Henry David Thoreau

Article by Jen McGivny Henry David Thoreau hasn't aged well since his death 159 years ago. Through modern eyes, the 19th-century author looks like an out-of-touch dreamer, a privileged loafer. The guy who avoided a real career to live in a cabin in the woods now has his words relegated to hiking guides and inspirational notecards. A counterpoint, if I may. Thoreau couldn't be more...

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Success Mar 30, 2021
10 Essential Books to Read for Women's History Month

Article by Megan Nicole O'Neal Although we certainly don't need an excuse to celebrate women's stories, March is Women's History Month, which means it's an especially perfect time to do so. And what better way than to dive into fantastic books written by and about women? Whether you're hoping to be transported into history, get lost behind powerful prose, or fancy a healthy dose of...

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Success Mar 11, 2021
Stay on Track — Don't Look Back! 7 Tips on Actually Reaching Your Goals

Setting goals can sometimes feel overwhelming, but if you plan your goals incrementally, you set yourself up for the best shot at hitting your target. When you set smaller, more attainable goals on the path to your bigger goals, each goal you achieve becomes a motivator, pushing you further toward your ultimate aim. You might fall off track from time to time. That's okay — do not be hard...

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Success Mar 10, 2021
Too Connected to Concentrate? 7 Ways to Find Focus When Working Remotely

It's noon and you've been working on a project since 9 a.m. The deadline is looming and you're barely a quarter done. Relentless emails, texts, alerts, and meeting invitations — all meant to keep you connected while you work remotely — keep pulling your attention away. Every time you settle in and regain your focus — ping! Sound familiar? You're not alone. Remote workers are...

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Success Feb 25, 2021
How to Get to Know Your Coworkers When You Haven't Met Them in Person

The global pandemic has forced countless employees to work remotely, and in doing so, it has also given people room to consider whether they're living in the best possible location. According to a recent Upwork survey, 23 million people could be planning to move from big cities to less populated areas thanks to the newly widespread availability of remote work opportunities. As more people...

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Success Jan 26, 2021
How to Make Your Severance Last

Leaving a job isn't always easy — especially if it isn't by choice. With 54 percent of working adults worried they could be axed in the coming year, now is a good time for all of us to start thinking about what we'd do if placed in that position. A severance package can certainly help soften the blow of a sudden job loss. While severance pay can provide a much-needed financial cushion if...

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Success Jan 25, 2021
The 5 Best Etiquette Rules for Video Conferences

In 2020, video conferencing was as ubiquitous as making bread and clapping for healthcare workers. But many have also struggled with the art perfecting video conferences. Today, we share tips on how to hold great video conferences that keep your team connected. 1. Be Punctual Treat your video conferences as you would any other meeting. Make sure you have everything set up in...

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Success Jan 19, 2021
Working From Home: What Are Your Rights as an Employee?

In a time of unprecedented working styles, it is worth exploring the legal rights of an employee in this brand new context. We speak to Matthew Sullivan of litigation finance company Kramer Sullivan to share their insights into employee rights in 2021. Tax Relief According to Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs (HMRC), a UK government department, some of the costs associated...

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Success Jan 15, 2021
The Best Salary Finance Schemes for Employees

"Salary finance schemes" are a way for employees to withdraw their salaries in advance of payday. It is also a way for employers to provide financial assistance and increased financial security to their workforces. Though relatively new in the world of employee benefits, salary finance schemes have become an increasingly important incentive for today's job hunters. As working habits...

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Success Dec 16, 2020
Is Asking for Equity-Based Compensation a Good Idea? Here's What You Should Know.

As a job seeker, you'll find yourself negotiating compensation and benefits at some point during the interview process. While most zero in on things like salary, vacation time, and health insurance (with good reason!), there's another important piece to think about during contract negotiations: equity compensation.It may not help you afford rent in the present moment, but it could end up...

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Success Dec 15, 2020
3 Strategies to Help You Pivot Gracefully

Article by Simon T. BaileyThe COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted nearly every industry in the world. As many of us seek to realign ourselves and our businesses, we'll need to utilize a crucial skill: being able to pivot with grace.What do you value? What do you prioritize? What is the biggest dream you have for your life? Answering these questions — and then taking note of what your answers...

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Success Dec 10, 2020
Baby, There's COVID Outside! Tips for Workplace Holiday Celebrations: The 2020 Pandemic Edition

Let's face it: 2020 has been hard. We'd all like the year to be done. Good riddance. The US workforce has seen furloughs, layoffs, and pay cuts — plus the challenges to working parents posed by the lack of childcare and the stress of managing remote learning. It's the end of the year, we all hope we'll never have to do 2020 again, and employers are looking to celebrate with their...

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Success Dec 4, 2020
Humor Is Fundamental to a Healthy Workplace — But Not Without Its Risks

"A sense of humor is part of the art of leadership, of getting along with people, of getting things done." - Dwight D. Eisenhower, 34th President of the United States It's not easy to define "humor." It has many facets. It can be a play on words, a joke, a story, or funny behavior. It can be lighthearted, ironic, good-natured, sarcastic, satirical, or cynical. For me, humor is much more than...

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Success Dec 2, 2020
Leadership vs. Management: Trust Makes All the Difference

Look online, and you'll find an abundance of memes comparing the traits of managers and leaders. Many show the manager sitting behind a desk with the whip to his people, while the leader is in front of the pack and leading the charge. But is it really that simple in our day-to-day work lives? I don't own a whip; am I automatically a leader? How must we act to distinguish ourselves as...

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Success Nov 10, 2020
Do You Have the Competitive Edge of Fortitude?

Article by Simon T. Bailey If you look up definitions of the word "fortitude," you'll find entries like "courage through adversity" or "resolute endurance." While I think those definitions are accurate, I don't believe they fully encapsulate what the term truly means. Fortitude, as I define it, is the strength of mind that enables a person to experience adversity with courage. The...

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Success Nov 5, 2020
The Landscape Might Look Different, but Virtual Work Experiences Will Benefit Students, Job Seekers

For students and recent graduates, the summer season has long been a time for gaining work experience between semesters or bridging the gap between completing a degree and securing that first job. Similarly, the fall semester is often a time for students to gain valuable work experience in addition to their studies. This year, however, lockdowns and the deployment of a remote workforce...

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Success Oct 27, 2020
How to Create Job Security for Life

Article by Michael Pietrzak A lifetime ago, I worked with a woman we'll call Martha, who flew into a minor rage when she learned that a coworker from another department had been promoted over her. Martha's reaction surprised me — not because we were in the middle of a full staff meeting, but because she was the opposite of a model employee. Martha did the bare minimum, argued with the...

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Success Oct 26, 2020
The Ideal Worker in the Age of AI: Doing What the Machines Cannot

As technology continues to advance, humans will encounter new challenges that change the way we live and work. In our quest to leverage tech to make our lives easier, we sometimes fail to notice the negative impacts these innovations may have until it's too late. The very same advances that make our lives more comfortable often displace a lot of people from jobs, creating massive...

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Success Oct 23, 2020
The First 90 Days: 10 Steps to Help You Ace a New Role

The first 90 days in a new role are extremely important — in fact, they can determine your overall success or failure in that role. That's the basic premise of Michael D. Watkins' best-seller, The First 90 Days: Proven Strategies for Getting Up to Speed Faster and Smarter. In his book, Watkins talks about what transitions are and why they are extremely important from the perspective of...

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