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To Zoom, or Not to Zoom? That is the Question 

There is a hot debate raging in our business ethos. As the pandemic seemingly winds down (fingers crossed), many companies are flirting with the idea of returning to the office. This has proven controversial, and companies are tackling this in a variety of ways. The “work from home” camp fires off a proverbial volley of […]

How Much Stock Should an Organization Put in Potential?

Movies and TV shows are full of the cliché young hotshot who comes into the workplace with the best education and training but little or no real-world experience. In the world of fiction, the plot typically involves the young hotshot driving everyone nuts with his or her arrogance and know-it-all attitude before finding some humility […]

Using Artificial Intelligence Hiring Tools May Lead to Disability Discrimination

Employers using artificial intelligence (AI) to evaluate job applicants and employees may run afoul of laws prohibiting discrimination against people with disabilities, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) recently warned. If your business is relying on that increasingly common technology, be sure it isn’t having a disparate impact […]

Right-skilling Best Practices

With the amount of money companies spend on training every year, it is often surprising how prevalent skills gaps seem to be. The challenge is not so much lacking skilled workers but being able to match the right workers possessing the right skills with the right jobs. This challenge has made the idea of “right-skilling” […]

Recruiting the Right Fit for Remote Work in the Face of the Great Resignation

The world of work has changed, and it looks like remote work is here to stay. Pandemic lockdowns changed life for most of us, and almost synonymous with the pandemic is the surge in working from home. Our living rooms and spare rooms, couches, and balconies have become the engine rooms of our economies (pets, […]

Coming Soon to a Store Near You: Union Organizing Campaign

After years of declining membership, unions are redoubling their efforts to sell their product (membership) to new customers. While they have long targeted grocery stores like Kroger and SuperValu, they are now moving into the so-called “new economy” by zeroing in on employers like Amazon and Starbucks.

How to Create Effective Employment Offer Letters

Good news! During these times of challenging recruitment, a viable applicant seems interested in your business. What’s the next step to set the hook? A job offer letter serves many purposes. It should enhance the candidate’s interest in the opening and protect your company against claims that it misrepresented the employment opportunity. The letter also […]

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Why So Many Companies Fail at Employee Training

In order to compete effectively in the marketplace, companies have to invest time, money, and effort into training their staff members. Unfortunately, there is a persistent skills gap across virtually all industries in the United States. But the problem isn’t that companies aren’t trying to train their staff. In fact, in the aggregate, the problem […]

5 Steps to Better Interview Questions

Are your interview questions starting to feel stale? The way the recruitment landscape is going, there’s a heavy burden on the employer to ace the interview process. You don’t want to waste much time; if you have an open position at your company, it’s vital to get it filled as soon as possible. A string […]

Best Practices for Managing “Lumpy” Workloads

There is a stereotype about life in the broader workforce that suggests work is monotonous, boring, and routine drudgery—being paid to do the same thing over and over and over again. While that may be relatively accurate for some gigs, it’s generally too simplistic to capture the true nature of variable workloads in most jobs. […]