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Disability Pride Month Every July, we celebrate Disability Pride Month, a time to honor the history, achievements, and struggles of the disability community. For HR professionals and job seekers, this month holds significant importance. It not only raises awareness but also emphasizes the need for a more inclusive workplace. This blog post will explore the value of balancing technical and soft skills, inspired by an insightful article on...
PODCAST FEATURE:  On " It Gets Late Early " Host Maureen Wiley Clough discuss how In a recent study by Fortune, one in five Gen Z’s reported not having spoken to anyone over 50 in the workplace in the last year, while 40% of people over 55 said they hadn't talked to a Gen Z. How did we get here? How do we bridge this generational divide? Are the five generations at work a challenge to overcome, or are they an overlooked source of...
In today's increasingly diverse and globalized world, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) are more than just corporate buzzwords—they're essential elements for personal and professional growth. For job seekers, understanding DEI and its importance can significantly impact the quality of your job search and your overall career trajectory. This blog post aims to provide a comprehensive overview of why DEI is crucial in your job search, along...
As we move through 2024, remote work continues to shape the professional landscape in unprecedented ways. Evolving technologies, shifting employee expectations, and new operational strategies are redefining what it means to work from anywhere. For remote workers, staying informed about these trends is essential for navigating the changing environment and optimizing their work-life balance. Below, we summarize the key trends and statistics...
May is Mental Health Awareness Month—a time dedicated to breaking the stigma surrounding mental health issues and fostering an environment of support and understanding. While this month helps shine a light on mental health, it's crucial for remote workers to practice mindfulness and self-care throughout the year. Working remotely brings its unique set of challenges and stresses, from isolation to the blur between work and home life....
The EEOC's updated harassment guidance marks a significant step towards creating a more inclusive and safe working environment for all employees, regardless of their sexual orientation or gender identity. By incorporating the Supreme Court's Bostock decision and addressing the nuances of remote work, the EEOC provides employers with a comprehensive framework to prevent harassment. Furthermore, the guidance's emphasis on balancing free speech...
The contemporary professional landscape is a tightrope act of productivity and pressure. Juggling deliverables, enduring long hours, and balancing the complexities of modern workplace dynamics can take a toll on mental health. Ironically, with digital transformation racing ahead at a sprinter's pace, the finish line for burnout seems to be drawing near. Understanding Stress as a Vital Sign Stress is more than just a mental state; it's a...
In the evolving landscape of remote work, the focus shifts towards a more humane and flexible approach, prioritizing individual well-being, inclusivity, and the seamless integration of digital and physical workspaces. Central to this transformation are leadership qualities of agility, empathy, and an unwavering commitment to employee development. The future of work is being co-created by leaders and employees alike, marking a departure from...
In the recent article published on HRDive, hiring managers candidly discuss various unprofessional behaviors exhibited by job candidates during the hiring process, behaviors that often disqualify applicants from consideration. The article underscores a series of foolish actions by candidates – from appearing disinterested during interviews to failing to research the company – that have puzzled hiring managers and cost the candidates potential...
In 2024, remote work has continued to expand, making it more important than ever to stay informed about trends, strategies, and experiences in this field. The article from Remotely Serious highlights the top 13 remote work podcasts of the year, chosen for their engaging content and active status in producing episodes. These podcasts offer a wealth of knowledge and insights for anyone involved in or interested in remote work,...
Finding harmony in the hustle and bustle of the modern-day office is akin to pinpointing a needle in an audible haystack. Workplace demands, performance anxieties, and the ever-escalating challenge of work-life balance are enough to disorient even the most seasoned professionals. In an era where our vocational landscape is progressively characterized by a blending of work and life, the concept of workplace wellbeing has never been more...
Remote work has significantly transformed the economic landscape, marking a shift that appears to be permanent, according to an article from U.S. News & World Report. The advent of remote work, accelerated by the global pandemic, has not only altered where people work but also how businesses operate and the broader economic implications of these changes. The piece highlights several key ways in which remote work has impacted the...