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An Effective Diversity Policy Means Never Having to Say You are Sorry

It hasn’t been a good year for Goodyear.  COVID concerns disrupted operations, second-quarter sales were down 41% from a year ago, and to add insult to injury, last week, company officials found themselves in crisis management mode.  A slide from a Topeka diversity training session, labeled “Zero Tolerance,” itemized two columns of permitted and banned symbols and phrases on apparel worn at work.  Among …

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How to Inspire Serendipity Despite a Remote Workforce

Talking with a friend about the advantages and disadvantages of remote work, I was struck by his observation that what he missed most about working with colleagues in the office were the serendipitous ideas shared during face-to-face interactions.  While isolation does not necessarily dampen creativity, smart companies have worked hard to create novel, highly interactive, work environments to foster connections between …

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Why It Pays to Go Back to Work Now!

While that extra $600 bucks a week in your unemployment check is sweet, you could be mistiming the job market by not jumping back in NOW!  Just like investing in an upswing, waiting to see if the CARES Act expires on July 31st before approaching your old or a new employer for a job could cost you.  Here is why: You could lose out on …

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Fishing for Top Talent in the Digital Hiring Pool

With office buildings closed across America and work piling up, the need for experienced remote workers is high.  If you are used to perusing resumes, then scheduling face-to-face interviews, hooking complete unknowns from a digital pond might feel like casting blind.   So how do you go about sourcing and hiring top-notch remote workers – remotely?   Start with good bait  Hopefully, your company …