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5 Tips for Crafting a Professional Out-Of-Office Message

Posted by Robert Harvie on Jun 16, 2022 10:30:00 AM

As emails have become and will continue to be a priority of choice when it comes to communicating with client organizations, having a clear and succinct out-of-office (OOO) message is imperative in keeping activity and interactions fluid throughout a business engagement. An out-of-office message is an automated response notifying the sender that you will be away from your desk and will not be reading or responding to emails in a normal timely fashion. 

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How to Be a Better LGBTQIA+ Ally at Work

Posted by Alli Kuchy on Jun 14, 2022 10:00:00 AM

Happy Pride Month! June is the dedicated month to celebrate LGBTQIA+ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer or questioning, intersex, and asexual) culture and victories, uplift LGBTQIA+ voices, and support LGBTQIA+ rights and the ongoing pursuit of equal justice.

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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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Five Ways to Retain Top Talent During The 'Great Resignation'

Posted by Jennifer DeLucia on Nov 30, 2021 10:00:00 AM

Over the past 18 months, we’ve all read or at least seen the news about the 'Great Resignation'. Although job-hopping began many years in advance of the pandemic – the trend was predominantly found in younger employees. Recently, what has been particularly disruptive for organizations, is the rising resignation rate (over 20 percent since the pandemic began) of mid-level employees (ages 30-45). According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, a whopping 4.4 million people voluntarily quit their jobs this past September and they are predicting the numbers will continue to increase. In fact, a recent PWC study found that 65 percent of employees were looking for a new job in 2021.

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We Wish You a Very Happy Thanksgiving!

Posted by JOHNLEONARD on Nov 23, 2021 10:00:00 AM

We have so much to be thankful for this year, most of all for YOU! We want to share our genuine appreciation to our hardworking team members, candidate network, loyal Temporary Representatives, and our incredible client organizations.

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How to Plan a Safe Holiday Work Party This Year

Posted by Alli Kuchy on Nov 4, 2021 10:30:00 AM

Hosting a company holiday party is a great way to bond with your team. At JOHNLEONARD, each year we look forward to our holiday party. It is a highly anticipated day where the whole office can get together and celebrate our accomplishments at the end of the year, create new memories, and have fun with our colleagues.

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10 Emotional Intelligence Questions to Ask When Conducting an Interview

Posted by Sam Mulrenin on Oct 26, 2021 10:00:00 AM

Whether you are the interviewer or the interviewee, it is important to be prepared for the conversation by having solid questions to ask the other person. If you are the hiring manager, aside from asking a candidate questions about their background/resume, the job itself, and how they will succeed in the position, it is just as important to get a good idea of how one will perform in the workplace and how they will handle certain situations. Asking these types of questions can give you an idea of how one responds/reacts to successes or failures within the workplace.

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How to Spot Companies that Value Diversity and Inclusion

Posted by Cori Forbes on Aug 31, 2021 10:00:00 AM

When you are looking for a new job, it can be difficult to gauge how an organization’s culture and values align with your own. In today’s employment landscape, companies that are committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) are increasingly making their initiatives known and easy to find. According to a Glassdoor survey, “67% of job seekers consider workplace diversity an important factor when considering employment opportunities, and more than 50% of current employees want their workplace to do more to increase diversity.”

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How to Combat the Great Resignation as an Employer

Posted by Alli Kuchy on Aug 17, 2021 10:30:00 AM

Resignation rates are at an all-time high – a record 4 million people quit their jobs in April alone, according to the Labor Department. And, 41% of workers globally are considering leaving their current employer this year, according to a survey from Microsoft. The pandemic has given employees multiple reasons to rethink their careers. Since COVID hit, many people have experienced employee burnout and are on the search for a job that offers more money, flexibility, and better benefits and work-life balance. People have had time to reflect on what they want to do and how they want to spend their time, which has led to employees changing their career paths and even retiring early.

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