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1606, 2021

LinkedIn Sees The Job Market Going From “Doom And Gloom To Boom”

LinkedIn is the go-to social media platform to network and find a job. There’s no better way to gain valuable insights into how the job market is performing than to speak with Jennifer Shappley, the vice president of global talent acquisition at LinkedIn. In a wide-ranging interview, Shappley shared the trends that she is seeing in hiring. The talent acquisition executive said that there’s been a rebound in hiring, and the job [...]

906, 2021

Employers, Don’t Fear The “Great Resignation” – It’s Already Here

As businesses prepare for the pandemic to subside and the economy to return to a degree of normalcy, looming over many leaders is the specter of mass turnover—specifically, a “great resignation.” If past recessions are any indication, turnover rates will rise as the economy recovers. Combine that with pent-up demand from workers whose job searches were put on hold due to the pandemic, and from employers who have struggled to [...]

206, 2021

Companies Who Focus On Their Workers Will Win The War For Talent When Offices Reopen

Smart, forward-thinking companies are in a stealth war for talent in this new post-pandemic return-to-work environment. The way in which they manage the great reset will either make them leaders in their space or fall by the wayside. There is an undercurrent to the hybrid and remote-work trends that CEOs and executives are not talking about. Many don’t have their eyes on the ball. They obsess over how many people [...]

1811, 2020

How To Know You’re Hiring The Best Fit

Hiring a new employee is never as easy as it sounds. Anyone can present themselves well in an interview, but how can you truly know they’ll be the right fit for your business as a team member? The truth is, it’s quite easy for most people to look good on a resume and impress even the most critical hiring managers. The real challenge comes when making final decisions on hiring candidates. [...]

1111, 2020

The Gap Between What C-Suite Leaders Think And What HR Executives and Employees Know About Their Workplaces

Anyone who has worked in a corporate environment for any length of time and isn’t in the C-suite knows that there is typically a very wide gap between what senior leaders believe is going on in their organizations, versus what people at lower levels know to be true about their work culture, work challenges and the daily reality of their work-lives. And in many of the organizations where my coaching [...]

411, 2020

Career Conversations: How To Approach Them When No One Knows What’s Happening Next?

The most common pushback I hear from managers when asked if they have had career conversations with their employees is that things are too unpredictable and promotions are just too hard to come by to have career conversations. When I ask individuals whether they’ve spoken to their managers about their careers, they say their managers haven’t had them with them. But when things hit the fan and everything seems uncertain [...]

2110, 2020

Strike The Right Tone, Get The Right Compensation: Negotiation Tips For Executives

Even at the executive level, negotiating salary and job offer can be intimidating. You’re only human and it may feel uncomfortable to ask for what you want outright, but if you don’t successfully navigate that discomfort you will be undervaluing and underselling yourself. According to economist Linda Babcock of Carnegie Mellon, failing to negotiate your salary can lead to a loss of anywhere from $1 million to $1.5 million over the course [...]

810, 2020

5 Smart Ways To Remove Bias From Your Hiring Process

Anytime we interact with someone new, our brains make dozens of tiny snap judgments. Often, we aren’t even aware of these impressions, but when they’re based on factors such as race, gender, age or sexual orientation, they’re considered a form of harmful stereotyping called unconscious bias. Unconscious bias is a more subtle form of discrimination that often flies under the radar, but the recent groundswell of support for the racial-justice movement has [...]

3009, 2020

7 Interview Questions For Any Prospective Employee

Many small-business owners may think that finding their next employee can be as simple as drafting a comprehensive job- and work-culture description, posting it to a public board and waiting for the applicants to arrive to their inbox. It's also commonly assumed with enough upfront detail, candidates have already taken some of the initial steps to self-select before applying. This kind of thinking can lead hiring managers to neglect some of the subjective methods that [...]

2309, 2020

Top Talent Is Always In Demand

A friend reached out to me less than three months ago and told me she was activating her job search. She told me she had reached a breaking point with her employer and no longer felt valued. She could have stayed put and tried to ride things out, but decided to look elsewhere. Before starting her job search, she received weekly calls about some fantastic job opportunities and passed this [...]

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