The Innovators Aug 10, 2021
Paying Your Employees in Crypto? It's Not as Weird as It Sounds.

Cryptocurrency is one of the biggest trends in the world right now, and many workers are interested in how cryptocurrency can be used in their lives as both a medium of exchange and a potential investment. On the employer side, paying in cryptocurrency could actually make compensation easier, especially if you hire employees from around the world. Here are a few things to think about as...

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Contingent Talent Will Play a Key Role in the Post-Pandemic Workforce

As the world begins the long road to recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, businesses have a lot to think about. Should they remain virtual? How will they facilitate a smooth return to the office if they decide to bring people back? Furthermore, now that the viability of fully remote workforces has been proven, new opportunities have opened up for incorporating contingent workers into...

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Why EQ Is More Important Than IQ in the Tech Industry

Today's tech industry is thriving, with CompTIA projecting there will be nearly 250,000 net new tech jobs created in 2021, in addition to the 3.9 million tech job postings opened in 2020. It reminds me of the tech market 30 years ago, when I was graduating college. Back then, most of the hiring focus was on programming skills and intellectual capability. Heck, the company I worked for was...

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The Innovators Aug 6, 2021
3 Reasons Why Coaching Shouldn't Be Reserved for the C-Suite 

As we start to navigate a post-pandemic world, businesses are asking, "How do we build winning teams that last?" As a population, we've just experienced perhaps the most transformative year of our lives. The pandemic has forced us to weather storms we never imagined. While it impacted all of us in different ways, the youngest generation has arguably borne the brunt of this tumultuous...

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The Golden Age of Recruiting: Why Talent Acquisition Will Rule the 2020s and Beyond

Certain professions come to represent their eras. The 1950s gave us the enduring figure of the traveling salesperson. Wall Street traders dominated the '80s. Telecomm rose to prominence in the mid-90s, while tech professionals had their moment in the late '90s and again in the 2010s. Real estate was king of the early 2000s. And now, it's the recruiters' turn to shine. 2021 is the beginning...

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Get Hired Aug 5, 2021
5 Key Metrics That Will Elevate Your Resume

You know that your resume needs to stand out in today's recruiting environment. When hiring managers review applications, they'll usually have several candidates who can do the day-to-day job they're looking to fill. In these cases, applicants who differentiate themselves effectively will beat out those who simply wrote out a laundry list of what they were "responsible...

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Why Your Onboarding Process for New Sales Hires Needs Updating in the Post-Pandemic Era

The past year hasn't been kind to businesses. In July 2020, 70 percent of small business leaders indicated they were worried about their organizations' finances, and 58 percent worried they might have to close due to dwindling revenues. While most companies are recovering in 2021, there's not much room for error. To navigate this tenuous time, the best thing you can do is hire and...

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The Innovators Aug 5, 2021
Sexual Harassment Prevention That Actually Works: Recurrent, Specific Training

In the wake of the #MeToo movement, many companies have taken steps to establish or update their sexual harassment policies. However, these efforts are by no means coordinated or nationwide. In fact, only 17 of the 50 US states have legal mandates in place that require employers to provide employees with sexual harassment training. With so many companies in the US still treating sexual...

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Smart Tech Aug 4, 2021
In the New Normal, AI and Data Analytics May Play an Even Bigger Role in Performance Management

Performance management tools have proven extremely helpful for many organizations throughout the pandemic, giving employers a way to track performance and collect important data while staff members worked remotely. Now, as companies think about returning to the office in some capacity, it's worth exploring how performance management tools might help us navigate the new normal. As with many...

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9 Tips on Finding More Diverse Candidates for Your Company's Open Positions

Welcome to Recruiter QA, where we pose employment-related questions to the experts and share their answers! Today's Question: What's your best tip for finding a more diverse pool of candidates for your company's open positions? These answers are provided by Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC), an invite-only organization composed of the world's most successful young entrepreneurs....

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The Innovators Aug 3, 2021
What Can Mushrooms Teach Us About Leadership? A Lot, Actually.

Mutually beneficial relationships form the backbone of highly evolved ecologies, like the communities found inside anthills and beehives. And these relationships form the foundations of healthy organizations, too. When business leaders look to nature for inspiration, they'll often find lessons on how to run a thriving company in some of the most unexpected places. For example, consider the...

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Success Aug 3, 2021
These Are the 45 Most Important Minutes of Your Day

Article by Jack Canfield Successful people maintain a positive focus in life, no matter what is going on around them. They stay focused on their past successes rather than their past failures. They focus on the next action steps they need to take to get them closer to fulfilling their goals rather than all the other distractions that life presents. They are proactive in pursuing their...

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The Innovators Aug 2, 2021
Getting Hybrid Work Right: Listen to What Your Employees Really Need

For companies around the world, the shift to hybrid work is just beginning. As employees head back to the office part-time, business leaders and HR teams must be intentional about their hybrid work strategies in order to monitor and adapt to new challenges as they arise. Right now, employee engagement is the main challenge for many organizations launching their hybrid workplaces. How can...

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Remote Work Changed the Recruiting Industry Forever

The COVID-19 pandemic has forced numerous changes into every facet of the way we live and work. As the world has gone digital, the recruiting industry has followed suit. Now, the industry's best practices are unrecognizable from their pre-COVID days. Perhaps the biggest change of all is that many recruiters are now working with national and even global talent pools, as the prominence of...

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Inside Recruiting Jul 30, 2021
6 Creative Ways to Capture Candidate Attention During a Talent Shortage

In the midst of a talent shortage, employers may be overlooking one of the best channels to connect with talent today: their cellphones. The majority of Americans, 97 percent, now carry a cellphone. Furthermore, 90 percent of job seekers use their mobile devices to search for jobs. That means cellphones are one of the easiest ways to interact with your target candidates, regardless of who...

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Inside Recruiting Jul 30, 2021
How to Optimize Your Background Screening Process for Post-Pandemic Hiring

Employees are quitting their jobs at record rates as part of a "turnover tsunami" spurred by the pandemic. And the numbers are expected to climb as employees who stayed in mediocre jobs during the pandemic spend the latter half of the year looking for better opportunities. This is terrific news if you're hiring. With more candidates to choose from, you have more opportunities to hit a home...

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Inside Recruiting Jul 29, 2021
As Talent Demands More, the Sales Industry Responds With Expanded Benefits

Given the current state of the sales industry, newcomers have no reason to hesitate. Employers have proven they take care of their sales reps, particularly when it comes to the expansive benefits for parents being rolled out across companies. For example, in MedReps' annual salary survey from 2019, only 18 percent of respondents said their employers offered paternity leave. In our 2021...

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Smart Tech Jul 29, 2021
Freelancer Management: The Most Overlooked Component of Data Security

As regulators ramp up efforts to enforce data protection laws, CTOs, CISOs, and CEOs have made hefty investments in data security solutions and processes to remain compliant — and for good reason. Violating the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), for example, can lead to fines of more than $23 million or 4 percent of annual global revenue (whichever is higher). Those penalties are...

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Inside Recruiting Jul 28, 2021
Can You Hire A-Players on a Budget?

Hiring A-players can make the difference between a stable business and a booming one. Unfortunately, such high-performing talent costs a lot of money, right? Not necessarily. Sure, it's easier to hire A-players when you have a huge hiring budget, but it's not impossible to do on the cheap. If you know what to look for, you can hire A-players even when money is tight. The trick is to...

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Success Jul 28, 2021
New Leadership Role? Do These 4 Things

One of my clients, Allison, called me recently after receiving a promotion. She questioned whether her capability and experience were sufficient for her to perform at the next level, even though she'd been a standout performer in her previous role. Allison instinctively knew something that many leaders either neglect or don't fully understand: The job at every level is different! For a...

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Get Hired Jul 27, 2021
Top 5 Brain Tips to Outsmart Procrastination

By: Dr. Rebecca Jackson, Vice President of Program and Outcomes at Brain Balance Achievement Centers How ironic to be procrastinating on writing an article on procrastination. Yet here I am at 11:15 on a Thursday night typing away. The challenge and pain are real. We know that putting off a task doesn't make it go away, in fact, it can complicate our lives, yet we do it over and over...

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Success Jul 27, 2021
Sheer Willpower Isn't the Problem. Entitlement Is.

Article by Rory Vaden The more I study ultra-performer business founders, the more I'm convinced of one thing. I believe that 98 percent of success is the sheer result of one's ability to keep pressing forward with a high degree of intensity regardless of the challenging circumstances. In a word, it's perseverance. The reason why most people don't persevere is different than you might...

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Inside Recruiting Jul 27, 2021
10 Business Leaders Share Their Biggest Interview Pet Peeves

Welcome to Recruiter QA, where we pose employment-related questions to the experts and share their answers! Today's Question: What's your biggest interview pet peeve, and why might this behavior jeopardize someone's chance of getting hired? These answers are provided by Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC), an invite-only organization composed of the world's most successful young...

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Inside Recruiting Jul 26, 2021
The Great Resignation: What It Is, Why It's Happening, and What Employers Can Do to Come Out on Top

Almost as soon as the pandemic hit, recruiters and employers began planning for the Great Rehire, the hiring spree companies would need to staff back up once the threat of COVID had faded. But as vaccination rates rise and case counts fall, we find ourselves facing a whole different beast: the Great Resignation. Instead of hiring huge numbers of candidates, companies are watching...

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The Innovators Jul 26, 2021
How Organizations Can Support the Success of LGBTQ+ Talent in Corporate America

2020 threw us all for a loop. As the workforce went virtual overnight, traditional approaches to attracting and retaining talent were upended. There were no more in-person interviews or on-site visits, no more face-to-face meetings, and definitely no more water-cooler conversations to get to know your colleagues. Over the past 18 months, we've also witnessed the escalation of conversations...

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Inside Recruiting Jul 26, 2021
Hiring for the Future: 7 Key Competencies Employees Need for the New World of Work

Digitalization, artificial intelligence, robotics, and other new technologies were already major disruptors in the workplace before 2020. Research indicates the pandemic has only accelerated digital transformation further. This provides us with both new opportunities and new challenges. The advances in automation, remote work, and eCommerce during the pandemic have occurred alongside an...

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Get Hired Jul 23, 2021
4 Steps to Get the Recruiting Job You Really Want

Recruiters can be candidates, too.  Remember, finding a job you really want is hard! You're an extremely valuable premium product in the highly paid search industry. You're in demand! If you haven't changed jobs in a while, you might have forgotten what your best candidates know. Use these four steps to get the recruiting job you really want: Don't Submit to Job Boards...

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Success Jul 23, 2021
No Commute? 4 Ways to Maximize the Money You're Saving

The coronavirus pandemic has transformed the way we work — and some of these changes don't appear to be going away anytime soon. With many employees still working from home and others shifting into hybrid arrangements that don't require full weeks in the office, a lot of workers may find themselves spending less on their commutes. When you don't need to go to a physical workplace every day,...

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Inside Recruiting Jul 23, 2021
Don't Let the Skills Shortage Be an Excuse to Lower Your Hiring Standards

The much-anticipated post-pandemic economic recovery has hit a dangerous roadblock: a global skills shortage. Desperate for staff, some employers are softening their hiring criteria to make up the numbers they need to continue operating their businesses. But I don't believe there are any market conditions under which employers should compromise their talent standards. You may think I'm...

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Smart Tech Jul 22, 2021
3 Tips for Improving User Experience at Virtual Job Fairs and Other Hybrid Events

The pandemic has had an impact on just about every person, job, and industry in one way or another, but the events industry has been hit particularly hard. That said, the industry has adapted, in large part by embracing virtual and hybrid event experiences. If your business relies on events for engagement, programming, recruiting, or revenue generation, you may have already considered...

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The Innovators Jul 22, 2021
What Working Moms Want: 6 Must-Have Benefits

There's no denying the importance of a gender-balanced workforce. From greater profitability to access to a wider talent pool, companies that strive for gender diversity can reap a host of powerful benefits. However, thanks to the pandemic, many women — and working mothers in particular — have left the workforce, and they're not necessarily anxious to return. In fact, when TopResume...

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Smart Tech Jul 21, 2021
The Digital Employee Experience Is Crucial Today — but Chronically Overlooked

How much does the digital workplace impact employee morale? Just ask your team members the next time an app crashes, when they can't connect to the VPN or a video conference call, or when critical work grinds to a halt because a computer was overloaded at peak capacity. Technology accounts for 30 percent of the employee experience, according to Forrester's Employee Experience Index. When...

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The Innovators Jul 21, 2021
Unlocking Opportunities for Black Software Engineers

Interviews unlock opportunities and change lives. Unfortunately, the data indicates that Black software engineers have been mostly kept out of the highest levels of tech and not afforded access to the career opportunities that interviews create. Many access gaps prevent aspiring Black engineers from entering the tech industry, including limited access to technology and interview...

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Inside Recruiting Jul 20, 2021
How to Help Your Sales Team Overcome the 4 Most Limiting Mindsets

Article by Eduardo Umanzor Sales managers are responsible for optimizing seller performance to realize revenue goals. Often, sales managers rely on training to help improve seller performance, but this approach by itself is insufficient. Training and hands-on experience can only get sellers so far. In fact, the biggest difference between successful sales performance and a lackluster record...

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Smart Tech Jul 20, 2021
How to Tell If a Preemployment Assessment Is Valid

Companies have never had more resources to help them find and hire the right candidates. While hiring managers have historically had to rely on resumes, cover letters, and interviews, many more options for preemployment assessment have emerged over the past decade. Some of these new assessments can give companies a much more rigorous idea of the skills and traits job seekers actually possess....

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Inside Recruiting Jul 19, 2021
Reaching Workers Around the World: Building a Global Talent Acquisition Strategy After COVID

This last year has proven that working remotely, in some form or another, is here to stay. A recent Gallup survey found that 61 percent of Americans would prefer to work from home, and companies like Microsoft, Apple, and Google have announced they will be embracing hybrid models. This large-scale embrace of remote work has opened the doors to new talent pools, allowing employers to fill the...

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Inside Recruiting Jul 19, 2021
Budget Cuts? 10 Ways to Ensure You Don't Cut the Quality of Your Recruitment Process

Welcome to Recruiter QA, where we pose employment-related questions to the experts and share their answers! Today's Question: How can you cut recruitment costs without sacrificing the quality of the recruitment process? These answers are provided by Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC), an invite-only organization composed of the world's most successful young entrepreneurs. YEC...

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Get Hired Jul 16, 2021
The MBTI® Has Many Uses... Hiring is Not One of Them

I've written quite a bit about the incredible value of the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® assessment for team building, leadership development, lifelong development and how to honor your MBTI® preferences when interviewing for a job. Hopefully, you have noticed that I have never written or spoken, for that matter, about using the MBTI® assessment as part of the selection process.  So,...

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Smart Tech Jul 16, 2021
Why Remote Work Has Been a Blessing for New Hire Onboarding

Like nearly every other facet of business, onboarding has changed dramatically since the COVID-19 pandemic forced organizations to go entirely remote. While the transition may have been abrupt, it has also brought some much-needed change to a long ineffective process. Before the pandemic, onboarding was already a disorganized mess, beset by mountains of paperwork and confusing processes....

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Inside Recruiting Jul 15, 2021
Recruiters Get a Bad Rap — but Here's Why You're Actually One of Your Company's Most Valuable Assets

Recruiters don't always have the best reputations, and that can affect how recruiters see themselves. In fact, you've probably experienced it yourself: that mindset of "I'm just a recruiter — my role's not really that significant." But the truth is that yours is a position of power. You, as a recruiter, are a key player in your organization, big or small. Don't believe me? Here's...

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The Innovators Jul 15, 2021
Listen and Learn: How to Support the Mothers and Caregivers in Your Workforce Post-COVID

Even before COVID-19, women were disproportionately shouldering caregiving responsibilities — and that situation has only worsened since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. In a survey of 500 HR leaders conducted by Lattice, nearly 80 percent of respondents said they saw women take time off or reduce their hours to help with homeschooling and childcare. By comparison, only 60 percent of...

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Inside Recruiting Jul 14, 2021
8 Ways Companies Can Make the Hiring Process More Equitable

Welcome to Recruiter QA, where we pose employment-related questions to the experts and share their answers! Today's Question: What advice would you give to companies looking to recruit employees with equity in mind? These answers are provided by Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC), an invite-only organization composed of the world's most successful young entrepreneurs. YEC members...

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The Innovators Jul 14, 2021
Can't Get No Respect: Study Reveals the Most and Least Valued Company Departments

Most companies say that all employees and departments are valued equally – but is that really true? Research suggests the answer is: not exactly. A recent study from Skynova looked into just how valued certain departments feel. The survey of 1,010 employees from various organizational departments asked participants about how they think their superiors and peers view them. The results...

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The Innovators Jul 13, 2021
New and Old Normals: Finding a Common-Sense Balance for Post-Pandemic Operations

We didn't know it at the time, but March 2020 was a tipping point in the history of work. The COVID-19 pandemic hit, and public health mandates and social distancing requirements forced many offices to shut down and switch to remote work. Though this wasn't the first time people had worked from home, never had so many people collaborated from outside the office before. More than a year later,...

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Success Jul 13, 2021
Why My Imperfections Are My Greatest Strengths

Article by Debbie Biery As children, we learn about the world by making associations that help us remember words and shapes and names of things. It starts simply enough: We associate the color red with apples, the word "no" with the feeling of disappointment. The ideas of red apples and disappointing two-letter words become cemented in our minds. We might make associations based on the...

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The Innovators Jul 12, 2021
Employee Relations Aren't Just HR's Problem: How to Empower Managers to Help

Many companies do a great job of upskilling their leaders and managers so they can function effectively — but managers don't always receive training in employee relations. That can cause trouble, as employees don't always turn to HR when issues arise in the workplace. In fact, many employees go to their managers first. According to HR Acuity's 2019 Employee Experience Survey, 67 percent...

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Smart Tech Jul 9, 2021
Think Like a Candidate: How to Build Social Media Profiles That Attract Top Talent

Before a potential employee clicks "Apply" on your job ad, they're going to take some time to learn about your brand. And where will they start that digging? Social media. Your social media channels should reflect your company's culture, values, and ethics so that prospective candidates can see what you're all about. That way, people who share the same values as your brand will be more...

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Don't Fear Remote Work — It's Helping My Startup Scale a Lot Faster

As the pandemic continues through 2021 and likely into 2022, thanks to a slow rollout of vaccinations and new variants emerging worldwide, companies must face the reality that a significant portion of the workforce will continue to operate remotely. Some companies are embracing this new model, while others are hesitant and actively working on their return-to-office plans. Tech companies like...

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