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Working at home isn’t a new development, and unfortunately COVID-19 has forced many businesses to make it a standard operating procedure for people who can do their job over the internet.   Consequently, many people have been forced into a makeshift office, and a lot of these spaces do not bode well for the long term…. Read more »

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COVID-19 has shaken up the ways we live in countless ways. Social distancing is the new normal, and indoor gatherings have become a source of anxiety.   COVID has also shaken up recruitment and hiring processes. Below are four essential tips for HR professionals and hiring managers looking to adjust to this new normal.   1) Look… Read more »

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Due to COVID-19, many businesses have ventured into remote work as a preventative action for their staff members. As this strategy is designed to support both productivity and the safety of employees, it can be easy to ignore the increased risk being placed on a company’s network and sensitive information.   For many businesses, this is… Read more »

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7 Tips to Have a More Positive Outlook on Work  From productivity goals to dealing with conflict when something goes wrong, the stress of a typical workday can make it very difficult to stay positive.  People who are able to stay positive have developed effective strategies for coping with workday stress. Below are a few… Read more »

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Of all the cyber threats that are out there, phishing is probably the most pervasive.   Because of their convenience and effectiveness against the most susceptible targets, phishing has long been popular with hackers. According to Verizon’s 2019 study, phishing is the top cause of company data breaches around the world.   While phishing attacks may differ… Read more »

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As the saying goes, money talks, and an easy way to motivate your employees is to dangle the prospect of a generous raise in front of them.   However, companies don’t have an unlimited supply of money for doling out raises and even more problematic – money actually isn’t the best employee motivator. Rather, they’re more driven by… Read more »

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One of the knock-on effects of COVID-19 has been massive layoffs, furloughs, and terminations in almost every industry.  While some people have seen their jobs temporarily on hold while businesses wait for regular operations to resume, other workers are in high demand because they are part of essential services.     Companies in industries deemed “essential” need extra hands on deck to support overburdened systems,… Read more »

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Behavioral interview questions are a specific group of interview queries meant to assess candidates’ soft skills, such as problem-solving, leadership, and teamwork ability.    These questions ask a candidate to talk about events from their professional past that indicate various strengths and abilities. Candidates that thoughtfully prepare anecdotes for these questions have the added bonus of walking in more confident… Read more »

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COVID-19 has cofounded many experts, and this has made giving sound public health advice very difficult. Some recommendations that were given at the outset of the pandemic are now seen as overly cautious.  Of course, it’s well within your rights to be overly cautious, but your preventative actions should be based in science and sustainable for the long haul…. Read more »

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Off-the-wall interview questions get all the headlines, but standard interview questions become standard for a reason: they work.  Before you start asking applicants to figure out how many tennis balls would fit in the interview room, you should probably ask at least one, if not all, of the following questions.  1) Can You Tell Me About… Read more »