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Acceptable Reasons for Calling Out of Work

Posted by Lexi Albrecht on May 12, 2022 10:45:00 AM

Whether your job is Temporary/ Contract, Temp-to-Hire, Direct-Hire, remote or on-site, calling out of work from time to time is inevitable. You might need to miss work for family emergencies, medical issues, scheduled appointments, etc. Managers understand that their employees are human and life happens, expectedly and unexpectedly. The best thing to do is respectfully and briefly inform your supervisor of why you need to take time off. You don’t need to go into detail, legally there are federal limitations to what an employer can ask when you call out sick, unless you’re covered by the Americans with Disabilities Act.

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5 Company Culture Questions to Ask During an Interview

Posted by Lexi Albrecht on Mar 24, 2022 10:00:00 AM

Millions of employees are joining the Great Resignation and this movement is undoubtedly impacting the new world of work. High turnover is expected to continue to remain elevated this year. Not only are employees quitting at a staggering rate, but employees are quitting within the first few months/ first year of the job. Recent studies have shown that as high as 40% of newly hired employees alarmingly leave almost right after they start, and an additional 10% to 20% leave within the first year. Many different factors are driving this but one of the main influences for making a move so early within the job is poor workplace culture.

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How to Answer: “Where Do You See Yourself in 5 Years?”

Posted by Lexi Albrecht on Jan 27, 2022 10:32:52 AM

Time and time again interviewers ask the question, “where do you see yourself in five years?” This can be a trick question depending on your response, but more often than not, the hiring manager is merely trying to uncover your career aspirations and determine how well they align with the organization and position you’re applying for. Even if you don’t see yourself at the company in five years that is something you want to avoid mentioning during the interview. Continue reading to learn tips on how to answer this question like a pro so you land the job (even if it is just for now).

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Why You Should Accept a Temporary “Bridge” Job Right Now

Posted by Lexi Albrecht on May 13, 2021 10:00:00 AM

After a year of change and challenge, many people are rethinking and reflecting on what they want from their careers. Job seekers have had to be extremely patient with their job search journey due to the unsteady job market. The labor market has experienced numerous shifts throughout the pandemic, with an increased demand for temporary workers - especially in certain industries. While job seekers search for their dream job, many have pursued temporary work as a way to get back to work, earn money, or as a pathway to get to the next step in their career, even if it is only for a short period of time.

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How Leadership Can Prevent Their Team From Burnout

Posted by Lexi Albrecht on Mar 30, 2021 10:00:00 AM

By now, one year into the pandemic, we've all heard the term employee burnout. Whether you’ve experienced it yourself during the past twelve months or know someone who has, this phenomenon has negatively affected millions of people worldwide. According to the World Health Organization’s (WHO) International Classification of Diseases (ICD), people experiencing burnout typically feel exhaustion but, also likely to feel detached or cynical about their job. Job burnout can affect your physical and mental health directly related to health conditions, such as depression.

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Tips for Negotiating Salary During a Pandemic

Posted by Lexi Albrecht on Feb 4, 2021 10:29:07 AM

A recent poll we conducted on LinkedIn asked, what common interview question do you stress over the most? Forty-two percent of respondents said salary negotiation and expectation questions were the most stressful questions to answer. It’s not surprising that most people are uncomfortable asking for more money from an employer or potential employer. And as if negotiating pay wasn't stressful enough during normal times, now amid the economic downturn, many people are wondering if it's an appropriate time to be asking for a pay raise. 

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How to Reduce Hiring Bias in the Recruitment Process

Posted by Lexi Albrecht on Jan 14, 2021 10:52:43 AM

Diversity, equity, and inclusion are more than just trends; they are imperative for all organizations. In 2020 the world learned, listened, and talked about diversity and inclusion and in 2021, people are taking action which will have a long-lasting impact. Last year, in response to social justice movements and protests, organizations all over the world addressed and made plans to tackle important DEI issues in the workplace. 

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How to Conduct Virtual Employee Performance Reviews

Posted by Lexi Albrecht on Nov 17, 2020 10:30:00 AM

It’s surreal to think that it's been almost an entire year since COVID swept the globe, causing organizations to shift to remote work. As we wrap up the last couple of months of 2020, employers need to start thinking about how they will approach and structure this year's employee performance reviews in the era of COVID.  

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How to Answer Interview Questions for Remote Jobs

Posted by Lexi Albrecht on Oct 29, 2020 10:30:00 AM

Do you have an interview coming up for a remote job? Whether it's a virtual interview or in-person, it’s important to be prepared to answer questions specific to remote work, no matter what field you’re in. These questions are asked to uncover how tech-savvy you are, your communication skills, your work style, and much more. Hiring managers are looking to see how cut out for remote work you are.

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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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