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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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6 Ways to Make Your New Hire Feel Welcome (Infographic)

Posted by JOHNLEONARD on Jul 15, 2021 10:00:00 AM

Starting a new job can be very overwhelming. Many people tend to feel anxious about joining a new organization and meeting new people. It is imperative that as an employer/leader, you do everything you can to make the new hire feel welcomed and included on their first day. Doing so will encourage a positive employee relationship from the start, allowing them to succeed and feel confident in their new role going forward. Our infographic below shares tips that will help you create a seamless transition for your new employee.

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2021 Commercial Real Estate Outlook: 5 Trends That Will Have a Substantial Impact Post–Pandemic

Posted by Robert Harvie on Jun 17, 2021 12:08:36 PM

As we approach the midway point of 2021, it is still a bit unclear as to how the pandemic will fully impact commercial real estate in the long run. Through the course of the early part of this year, downtown Boston occupancy rates have been reported in the 8%- 12% range. A recent report shows a significant increase of available sublease space right now. Many organizations will be dramatically decreasing their "in office" footprint due to work from home capabilities. Obvious factors are contributing toward this mindset such as company shutdowns, quarantines, and of course social distancing. Many organizations do not want to pay rent for empty office space, so some may adopt a more permanent work from home policy. For example, many larger organizations made recent announcements that they will only need half of their space as they go to a full remote or hybrid model.

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Tips to Help You Transition Back to The Office Post-Pandemic (Infographic)

Posted by JOHNLEONARD on May 27, 2021 10:00:00 AM

All COVID-19 restrictions will be lifted on May 29th, which means organizations of all kinds will need to prepare to safely reopen and bring their employees back to the office. Transitioning back to an in-office environment after working remotely for 15 months can be difficult and stressful. To help ease the shift back, follow the advice below.

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Tips to Help You Transition Back to The Office Post-Pandemic

Posted by Ally Daglio on Apr 22, 2021 11:00:00 AM

Over a year ago, organizations shut down and employees worldwide suddenly had to pack up their offices and work 100% remotely due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Today, as the vaccine is being distributed, and precautions have been put in place, many organizations are optimistically looking to safely bring employees back to the office and adjusting to our “new normal”.

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Tips for Negotiating Salary During a Pandemic (Video)

Posted by JOHNLEONARD on Apr 13, 2021 10:00:00 AM

As we continue to face the global pandemic, many people are wondering if now is an appropriate time to negotiate salary.  Throughout the past months, we've seen record-high layoffs, furloughs, hiring freezes, and unemployment rates. Despite the current economy, you can still ask for a raise or promotion. Watch our video if you're unsure how to negotiate in this job market.

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Job Seekers and Employers: What are the Benefits of Using JOHNLEONARD?

Posted by Scott Rivers on Mar 11, 2021 10:30:00 AM

Ever wonder if using a staffing agency is right for you? Have you considered it but don’t know exactly what to expect about the process or where to even begin? In short, at JOHNLEONARD we bring people and organizations together, building relationships, to create better futures. Below are just a few reasons why you should avail of our industry-leading services whether you’re on the job hunt or seeking staffing solutions for your organization.

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Celebrate Women in the World and in Your Workplace

Posted by Annie Henry on Feb 25, 2021 10:30:00 AM

March is Women’s History Month, which is a great time to celebrate women in the workforce, and particularly, the women in your organization. Every year, we honor Women’s History in March and reflect on the impact women have had in the past, present, and what women are doing to make the future a better place for all. As part of Women’s History Month, March 8th is designated as International Women’s Day, where achievements by women from all around the world are celebrated.

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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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