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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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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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5 Reasons Why Establishing a Workplace Wellness Program is Important

Posted by Robert Harvie on Jun 16, 2020 11:00:00 AM

More so now than ever, organizations are making workplace wellness programs a top priority. Establishing and maintaining these programs offers a work environment that promotes healthier habits, and develops a positive office culture where people genuinely want to be. More and more employers are concerned about the health and well-being of their employees, so it comes with no surprise that having a structured wellness program in place has become increasingly popular.

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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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Three Ways to Have FUN at Work

Posted by Jennifer DeLucia on Feb 25, 2020 10:59:04 AM

Okay, I know what you are going to say, “Have fun at work?  This must be a joke?” but no, this isn’t a tag line just to get some quick click views.  You really can have fun at work and enjoy what you do if you follow these easy steps.

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How to Know If a Job Offer is Too Good to Be True (Video)

Posted by JOHNLEONARD on Oct 1, 2019 10:30:00 AM

Before accepting a job offer right away, it’s important you consider your interactions with the organization and ensure you haven’t picked up on any warning signs that might indicate an undesirable offer. If something sounds too good to be true, it most likely is.

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Workplace Diversity & Inclusion: What You Need to Know in 2019

Posted by Lexi Albrecht on Mar 26, 2019 11:00:00 AM

Workplace diversity and inclusion has been at the forefront of recruiters and hiring managers in 2019 and it’s about time! This prevalent topic has become a major focus for small organizations to large Fortune 500 companies globally. Why? Because organizations who truly embrace gender, racial and ethnic diversity are proven to hold one of today’s biggest competitive advantage.

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6 Steps to Increase Employee Retention

Posted by Madison Norman on Jan 29, 2019 11:00:00 AM

With the booming job market, employees have been increasingly hopping from job to job, searching for organizations that truly appreciate them. In fact, 3.6% of workers leave their job each month.  It is imperative that employers value their employees as an important asset, in order to avoid high turnover rates. To ensure your organization doesn’t lose millions of dollars each year, keep reading to learn six steps on how to increase employee retention and maintain your top talent.

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December 2018 Employment Recap (Infographic)

Posted by JOHNLEONARD on Jan 8, 2019 10:00:00 AM

The Bureau of Labor Statistics recently released its latest job report with December’s Employment numbers. This detailed report aggregates extensive information about the state of employment for December and employment projections for the future. We’ve created a helpful infographic to provide you with a brief overview of the report’s top statistics and most important takeaways. We've also included an employment recap specific to Massachusetts for November. Take some time to review the data and to keep abreast of the most up-to-date employment information.

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