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Headed Back to The Office? Here's How to Prepare Your Organization

Posted by Lexi Albrecht on Aug 18, 2020 10:30:00 AM

As organizations slowly reopen and employees gradually return to the workplace, employers need to establish their reboarding plans. Like everything in life, we can expect to see ups and downs during the phases of reopening as we continue to navigate this new norm. With that being said, taking the time to carefully plan and prepare for the return of employees will help your organization function more effectively and efficiently. To help make the transition of going back into the office as smooth as possible for every party involved, consider these suggestions when creating your plan.

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How to Give a Compelling Virtual Presentation

Posted by Lexi Albrecht on Jun 30, 2020 10:45:00 AM

Almost everything has been shifted to online- interviews, onboarding, events, networking, school, and even doctor appointments. If you’ve been working from home these past few months, you’re no stranger to video conferencing or online presentations. Zoom calls and webinars have replaced in-person meetings and conferences.

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Tips for Networking Virtually

Posted by Lexi Albrecht on May 26, 2020 10:45:00 AM

Making professional connections is an essential part of the job search process and is also important when building your personal brand. Although you can’t physically attend networking events right now, you still can form meaningful connections for business and career growth virtually. Networking online requires the same amount of time and effort as if you were in-person. To help you get started, here are tips for strategically building your network from home.

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How to Conduct an Interview Remote

Posted by Lexi Albrecht on Apr 30, 2020 11:00:00 AM

The COVID-19 pandemic has undoubtedly affected the labor market and economy in numerous ways. Despite many organizations having the difficult task of laying off or furloughing employees, there are companies actively hiring. And hiring top talent right now is more crucial than ever. While millions of individuals continue to work from home, interviews and hiring decisions still need to be made. Hiring remotely does present its challenges, especially for employers who are navigating this experience for the first time. You may be hesitant to hire someone who you’ve never met in person. At JOHNLEONARD, in addition to in-person interviews, we have experience conducting video interviews and screening candidates.

Below are tips, we as staffing professionals, have found successful when conducting virtual interviews. Try these steps the next time you conduct an interview remotely.

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Tips to Help You Stay on Track When Working From Home

Posted by Lexi Albrecht on Mar 23, 2020 10:30:00 AM

Given the unprecedented situation that the world is in right now and out of an abundance of caution, millions of organizations globally are working remotely. As the coronavirus outbreak spreads, we will continue to see organizations of all different sectors and sizes encourage or mandate their employees to work from home if their job permits them. For many companies, this will be a first time experience.

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Why You Should Hire Nontraditional Candidates

Posted by Lexi Albrecht on Mar 5, 2020 9:04:54 AM

So far in the new decade, the unemployment rate has sat at a low 3.6% and the labor force participation rate has continued to increase, currently at 63.4%, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. A thriving job market is excellent news, specifically for job seekers. It’s no secret it’s a candidate-driven market, meaning organizations are competing with each other to attract and retain top talent. In fact, according to a ManpowerGroup survey, attracting and retaining skilled workers has rarely been more challenging as 69% of U.S. companies report talent shortages – the highest in over a decade! Now more than ever, recruiting is absolutely essential for organizations.

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How to Write a Professional Resignation Email (With Examples)

Posted by Lexi Albrecht on Jan 23, 2020 11:00:00 AM

When leaving your current job you want to be sure you end things on a positive note. After submitting your two-weeks’ notice in-person, it’s suggested you write a resignation email formally informing your employer and/or HR of your intentions to leave. To avoid any awkwardness when quitting, follow these tips to help you get started when writing a professional resignation email.

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10 Job Interview Questions to Ask Candidates

Posted by Lexi Albrecht on Oct 17, 2019 10:38:07 AM

“What is your greatest weakness” or “Tell me about yourself” are common interview questions that are constantly asked but don’t necessarily uncover much about a candidate. As an employer, it is your job to attract candidates and also identify top talent among those applicants. When interviewing for your organization, it’s important you ask questions that not only reveal the type of employee they are (skills, experience, hard-worker, etc.), but also, to assess how they will fit in with the company culture, their conversation skills, and their ability to perform under pressure.

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7 In-Demand Jobs That Require Little to No Experience

Posted by Lexi Albrecht on Aug 22, 2019 11:00:00 AM

Are you light on the work history and struggling to find a job that will allow you the opportunity to gain experience? The good news is, there are entry-level jobs that will pay even if you are lacking experience and a formal education. In fact, there are a plethora of opportunities where organizations provide on-the-job training and programs to help you advance within the role once you’ve gained experience there. To help steer your job search in the right direction and beef up your experience section on your resume, check out these seven no-experience-needed jobs within different industries.

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How to Land a Part-Time Job

Posted by Lexi Albrecht on Jul 2, 2019 11:00:00 AM

Are you interested in joining the 27 million Americans who are employed on a part-time basis? Perhaps you are in school, retired, looking to earn extra money, stay at home with children or have other care responsibilities. Whatever the reason may be, working part-time may be the best fit for your current lifestyle. Consider these concrete tips when trying to find a part-time job that meets your career preferences and needs.

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