12 Sep 2018
Nariman Maher
Associate Director
The Critical Importance of Properly Welcoming a New Employee

The Critical Importance of Properly Welcoming a New Employee

BY: CHERYL HYATT  When beginning a new job, you approach it with a lot of intentionality. You check how long your commute will take. You select your outfit and make sure it’s freshly pressed. You understand that you are starting a new chapter and want to put your best foot forward. However, that level of purpose is often not matched by your new employer. Onboarding i...

By Nariman Maher on 12 Sep, 2018 at 17:09:45
10 Sep 2018
Jonna Marjorie
Admin Assistant
The Risky Business of Searching for a Job

The Risky Business of Searching for a Job

BY: ANGELA COPELAND  I recently heard a stand-up comedian make a joke about dating. They compared the experiences men have on Tinder dates versus the experiences women have. The comedian joked that when a man gets ready for a blind date, his biggest worry is it will be boring. When a woman prepares for a blind date, her biggest worry is a bit different. In her worst-case scenario, she ...

By Jonna Marjorie on 10 Sep, 2018 at 17:44:58
06 Sep 2018
Jonna Marjorie
Admin Assistant
3 Business Benefits of a Strong Workplace Health and Safety Culture

3 Business Benefits of a Strong Workplace Health and Safety Culture

BY: JAMES HUGHES   According to the United States Department of Labor, 14 people are killed on the job every day. Workplace health and safety concerns are truly a life and death matter. All workers want to feel safe in their workplace. People want to know the organization for which they work is looking after them. When your employees feel your company truly cares a...

By Jonna Marjorie on 06 Sep, 2018 at 17:53:46
04 Sep 2018
Nariman Maher
Associate Director
How to Be a Pro at Teleworking With a Disability

How to Be a Pro at Teleworking With a Disability

...ication Open The last critical thing to consider when working remotely with a disability is how to communicate concerns with management and your colleagues. Make sure to maintain an open line of communication, as it can be more challenging to effectively raise issues around performance, results, and other matters when you are not in an office environment. Take advantage of remote communication methods that offer more face time, such as video chat. If you have the option and ability, go into the office periodically to speak with your supervisor about important issues and concerns. In addition to general feedback and questions, keep your supervisor up to date on your needs and abilities. Be willing to revisit and renegotiate your work arrangement as your health status dictates. Are you ...

By Nariman Maher on 04 Sep, 2018 at 17:21:46
30 Aug 2018
Jonna Marjorie
Admin Assistant
Infographic: What You Need to Know About Millennial Loyalty

Infographic: What You Need to Know About Millennial Loyalty

BY: MATTHEW KOSINSKI Millennials are officially the largest generation in the workforce — and while this is simply a matter of demographic inevitability, it has nonetheless caused what you might call “excessive hand-wringing” among corporate leaders. Millennials, after all, are chronic job hoppers. What’s a company to do when the largest cohort of its workforce by age...

By Jonna Marjorie on 30 Aug, 2018 at 17:46:36
28 Aug 2018
Nariman Maher
Associate Director
Don’t Make Hiring for Diversity Harder Than You Need To

Don’t Make Hiring for Diversity Harder Than You Need To

BY: JEFF MAZUR You’d be hard-pressed to find a recruiter or company leader who isn’t concerned with diversity these days. The news is full of high-profile companies failing to diversify their staff. Google, for example, is 70 percent male, and just 2 percentof its tech employees are Hispanic, while 1 percent of them are black. Yet with multiple studies ...

By Nariman Maher on 28 Aug, 2018 at 16:27:16
20 Aug 2018
Jonna Marjorie
Admin Assistant
Why Every Business Should Offer Voluntary Benefits

Why Every Business Should Offer Voluntary Benefits

BY: PETER MARCIA  Does the world of voluntary benefits seem like a black hole of endless products? Does it leave you wondering which voluntary benefits are right for your employees? While no single voluntary benefit is a solution for all employees, using micro-strategies and offering voluntary benefits that appeal to multiple, diverse employee groups will ensure you craft ...

By Jonna Marjorie on 20 Aug, 2018 at 15:09:08
16 Aug 2018
Nariman Maher
Associate Director
Can’t Find Good Candidates? Take a Long, Hard Look at Your Brand

Can’t Find Good Candidates? Take a Long, Hard Look at Your Brand

BY: SCOTT ENGLER “Where have all the good (wo)men gone?” Ever heard a someone say something like this while in the dating scene? I certainly have. And I have heard the same kind of complaint in recruiting, too — from frustrated job seekers who say there are no more good companies out there, and from business owners who feel the pool of great candidates has ...

By Nariman Maher on 16 Aug, 2018 at 12:37:11
15 Aug 2018
Jonna Marjorie
Admin Assistant
The Unpaid Internship: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

The Unpaid Internship: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

BY: ARRAN STEWART   In January, the US Department of Labor (DOL) released new guidelines clarifying the requirements an unpaid internship must meet in order to be legal. Unpaid internships have always sparked controversy, as having anyone do anything labor-wise for free seems unethical — unless you truly understand the benefits and purpose of an unpai...

By Jonna Marjorie on 15 Aug, 2018 at 16:10:18
13 Aug 2018
Nariman Maher
Associate Director
Understanding Human Error: Why Data Security Is Critical in Hiring

Understanding Human Error: Why Data Security Is Critical in Hiring

BY: THOMAS F. KELLY Despite all the recent hype about the “artificial intelligence revolution,” the mass automation of jobs is still a thing of the future. We may live in a digital world, but most of our employees are still human — and this means they are capable of human error when it comes to data security. Today, employee negligence is the leading cause of ...

By Nariman Maher on 13 Aug, 2018 at 17:30:22
09 Aug 2018
Jonna Marjorie
Admin Assistant
Not Sure Which Skills to Endorse? Ask the Recipient

Not Sure Which Skills to Endorse? Ask the Recipient

...those skills? You’ve got me there. I’m guessing you’ll simply have to trust them. I trusted my friend, Greg, because I’ve built an online relationship with him that has lasted over time. If I were to ask any of my other connections, I’d have to trust them, too. How Can I Assist My Connections Who Endorse Me Without Asking? Not everyone will follow the method outlined above, and many of your connections will likely continue endorsing people without asking what to endorse first. I suggest that you arrange your skills in the order in which you want them to be endorsed. Ditch the default setting, which displays skills in order from most endorsements to least. Your connections will most likely endorse the three skills immediately ...

By Jonna Marjorie on 09 Aug, 2018 at 17:24:26
07 Aug 2018
Jonna Marjorie
Admin Assistant
Wage Theft Is Real, But Time Tracking Isn’t the Problem

Wage Theft Is Real, But Time Tracking Isn’t the Problem

BY: DANIELLE HIGLEY  Some people call it “wage theft,” some call it “time theft.” What’s important isn’t the name, but the act: companies not paying employees for all the time they’ve worked. This problem has been in the news a lot lately. The Economic Policy Institute (EPI) and Elizabeth Tippett of the University of Oregonbot...

By Jonna Marjorie on 07 Aug, 2018 at 17:03:51
05 Aug 2018
Nariman Maher
Associate Director
Could the Data Scientist Shortage Be the Career Opportunity of Your Dreams?

Could the Data Scientist Shortage Be the Career Opportunity of Your Dreams?

BY: MATTHEW KOSINSKI By some estimates, the demand for data science talent is outstripping the supply by 50 percent. While that’s bad news for employers, it’s potentially great news for students wondering about their career paths and established professionals looking to make a change. Data scientists are some of the most well-paid professionals, with the median s...

By Nariman Maher on 05 Aug, 2018 at 17:31:38
01 Aug 2018
Jonna Marjorie
Admin Assistant
How to Diversify Your Workforce Without Being an Accidental Bigot

How to Diversify Your Workforce Without Being an Accidental Bigot

...L Diversity in the workforce has become a must-have. Consumers demand that the brands they support have workforces that reflect their consumer bases. Companies with diverse employee pools are more financially sound, more innovative, and more productive. The bottom line benefits are obvious — yet even so, recruiting initiatives at many companies still fail to include methods that appeal to a diverse range of races, religions, gender identities, and sexual orientations. “The broken hiring process begins with recruiting,” says Jori Ford, senior director of SEO and content marketing at G2 Crowd, a review website for business software and services. Ford identifies as black, Korean, and queer — a rare figure of representation in the tech se...

By Jonna Marjorie on 01 Aug, 2018 at 16:32:28
30 Jul 2018
Nariman Maher
Associate Director
Solve Your Company’s Hiring Drought With These 3 Tips

Solve Your Company’s Hiring Drought With These 3 Tips

... it’s important to identify your targets before mounting any kind of recruitment campaign. Zero in on your ideal candidate. What do they want in a role and in an employer? Figure out how to package that up and showcase it on your social feeds. Don’t just trumpet your company’s mission statement or empty aphorisms that connect with no one. Social media is an active recruitment method, not a passive one. Many companies just substitute a LinkedIn ad for a Monster ad. This is not social media recruiting. Social media recruiting is a lot of work. You need to identify appropriate candidates and actively reach out to them, which requires effort and persistence. 3. Make the Numbers Work in Your Favor A report from Nielsen shows that, com...

By Nariman Maher on 30 Jul, 2018 at 17:39:23
23 Jul 2018
Jonna Marjorie
Admin Assistant
Never Give a Number: The Keys to Salary Negotiation

Never Give a Number: The Keys to Salary Negotiation

BY: JIM DAVIS  Following what you think was a great interview, you are about to leave the office when the HR manager stops you and invites you into her office. “You did very well today,” she says. “The staff is impressed with your work experience, and we believe you would be a great cultural fit.” You exhale, knowing for certain now that you killed it...

By Jonna Marjorie on 23 Jul, 2018 at 17:00:28
18 Jul 2018
Jonna Marjorie
Admin Assistant
Does the Future of Work Mean No Office at All? Recruiting in a Fully Remote World

Does the Future of Work Mean No Office at All? Recruiting in a Fully Remote World

BY: DAISY HERNANDEZ According to a recent report from FlexJobs, the number of employees who work from home regularly has grown by 115 percent in a little more than a decade — nearly 10 times faster than the overall workforce has grown. Thanks to today’s technology, employers are able to effectively communicate and collaborate with their employees rega...

By Jonna Marjorie on 18 Jul, 2018 at 15:28:47
16 Jul 2018
Nariman Maher
Associate Director
Are the Big 5 a Big No for Predicting Performance?

Are the Big 5 a Big No for Predicting Performance?

BY: KRISTEN HAMILTON  Do you hire for personality or performance? You’d likely say both, but if you’re evaluating candidate personality against factors such as the “the Big Five” or “OCEAN” dimensions (openness, conscientiousness, extraversion, agreeableness, and neuroticism), you should know that the results you get aren’t showing yo...

By Nariman Maher on 16 Jul, 2018 at 16:06:34
15 Jul 2018
Jonna Marjorie
Admin Assistant
My 9-Year-Old Gave Me Career Advice That Changed My Life — and It Might Change Yours, Too

My 9-Year-Old Gave Me Career Advice That Changed My Life — and It Might Change Yours, Too

BY: SUCCESS MAGAZINE  My son is nine years old. One morning not too long ago, he asked, “Why do I have to go to school before the sun is even up?” He loves school, but he doesn’t hit his stride until sometime between noon and 7 p.m. I remember feeling the same way as a kid, but at some point, I stopped wondering about the reasons and just fell into the routine of risi...

By Jonna Marjorie on 15 Jul, 2018 at 17:06:59
10 Jul 2018
Jonna Marjorie
Admin Assistant
Tips for Looking Refreshed and Rested for Your Interview

Tips for Looking Refreshed and Rested for Your Interview

BY: MELISSA FEDERICO  Heading into the interview for your dream job, it’s important to show your prospective employer that you’re up for the challenge of a new role. To make a lasting impression you’ll have to do — and look — your best. This pre-interview regimen is sure to help you look refreshed and rested leading up to the big day: Step ...

By Jonna Marjorie on 10 Jul, 2018 at 17:26:16