For job applicants, the interview process can be both exciting and nerve-wracking. On the one hand, there’s the potential for a new job or even a new career. On the other hand, it can take days, weeks or longer to find out how the interview went and whether the applicant landed the job or even […]
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) recently issued a technical assistance document for “Protections Against Employment Discrimination Based on Sexual Orientation or Gender Identity.” The document briefly explains the U.S. Supreme Court’s June 2020 decision in Bostock v. Clayton County, Georgia, and the agency’s established legal positions on sexual orientation and gender identity-related workplace discrimination […]
While the widespread shift to remote work has been celebrated by many former office-workers, it’s been surprising to many observers the high percentages of those employees who are actually eager to return to the office, at least some of the time. Depending on the poll and when it was conducted, the proportion of workers who […]
You may not think recruitment and marketing go hand in hand. But a huge piece of making sure your talent pool is stocked with the best and brightest is making sure your company is an attractive place to work. Therefore, recruitment and marketing need to play off one another. The job of a recruiter isn’t […]
For generations, one of the primary roles of managers and supervisors has been to keep their teams on task, to maintain high levels of productivity, and to ensure employees are spending their time appropriately. After all, companies don’t want to pay their staff for personal projects, right? The 20% Project As it turns out, employees […]
In its time, the open-office concept made good sense: Without partitioned cubicle walls or closed office doors, workspaces encouraged collaboration and creativity. The design facilitated drive-by conversations and brainstorms. The open flow of communication reigned.
When COVID vaccines rolled out months ago, employers and employees alike began looking forward to getting back to the office, where they could once again work alongside coworkers instead of isolated in their homes.
As the COVID-19 pandemic began to recede early in summer 2021, employers around the country started to firm up their plans for a return to the office after over a year of large-scale remote work. While the emergence of the Delta variant has paused or delayed many of those plans, a significant number of employers […]
Advanced technology can often be associated with changing times and evolving industries. As the pandemic intensified organizations’ reliance on technology, with Zoom meetings replacing meetings in the boardroom, virtual gatherings replacing in-person events, and other technological transformations, companies are on the path toward becoming unrecognizable from years prior. With topics now being welcomed in the […]
This year, many areas are experiencing a rise in minimum wage—some for the first time in many years. In other locations, there are raise pressures beyond legal requirements, as employers are finding they’re simply not receiving as many applicants as they did in the past for roles that are on the lower end of the […]