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The Unprecedented Mental Health Crisis Facing Working Parents in America—And How Employers Can Help

The COVID-19 pandemic has taken a significant toll on us all, but it has created an increasingly challenging environment for working parents in America. Working parents, many of whom are now indefinitely working from home, have spent the last year learning to balance remote learning and child care without the support of loved ones due […]

5 Tips for Tough Conversations with Employees

It’s a moment that any HR professional experiences sooner or later: a tough conversation with an employee. Maybe you’re implementing a professional improvement plan, maybe you need to discuss ways the individual can improve his or her performance, or maybe you need to implement a consequence for unprofessional behavior. No matter what the circumstance or […]

Pros and Cons to Recruiting College Students and Recent Graduates

Right now, the economy is ramping back up, and seemingly everyone is hiring. While unemployment remains higher than pre-pandemic levels, employers are competing more than ever (it seems) for talent. There are a lot of different ways to advertise for jobs and a lot of different avenues to pursue. One tactic many employers use is […]

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Changing Nature of Internships

For many driven individuals, the right internship can be a key stepping stone that connects a solid educational background with a lucrative career path. Internships offer the opportunity to translate learning into practical experience, with little to no financial risk or long-term commitment from the employer, which gets cheap or even free labor out of […]

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Corporate Culture Week Exclusive: Engaging Off-Site Employees

Editor’s note: Throughout the week, we’ll be featuring exclusive insights into the world of corporate culture. Employee engagement plays a vital role in your organization’s culture as it helps retain top talent. Earlier this week we shared tips for helping you improve engagement for all workers, but here, we’ll be focusing specifically on remote worker engagement.

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Pros and Cons of Using Free Training Resources

Technology has made the lives of many businesspeople easier than ever, which is clearly a good thing, especially in the midst of an unprecedented pandemic. For learning and development (L&D) professionals, one of the challenges of a remote work environment is continuing to offer employees the training resources they need.

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Bringing Comfort to Chaos

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 […]