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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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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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