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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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Munchkin Survival Guide: Tips to Get Work Done at Home

Humor is magical and can lighten even the toughest times.  Like trying to work at home with bickering kids!  When one poster in a community forum asked, “For those working from home, tell me something your kid(s) did today, but refer to them as co-workers,” she got some hilarious responses: “My co-workers fought over a Lego box.  Then they chased each other around …

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Partnership Employment

What if that perfect job  ̶ you know, the one that launches you to corporate stardom  ̶is out there, but it just can’t find you?    LinkedIn®, the premier social media networking platform for workers and employers, heightens your visibility and helps you connect with businesses looking for your specific skills.  It’s sort of like Facebook for the working world.  If you aren’t maximizing this …

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July’s Jobs Report Makes Hiring Help More Important Than Ever

If there was ever a time to focus on your recruiting or job-hunting strategies for fall, it’s now! As hiring ramps up and the labor pool continues to shrink in this record-breaking economic expansion, talented people are increasingly harder to find.  And here is why:  July’s jobs report released August 2 from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), showed steady growth as the economy added …