Month: August 2021

​People age 45 and older are finding it increasingly difficult to get an entry- or intermediate-level job, despite employers’ complaints that they cannot find qualified workers, according to a recent report, Meeting the World’s Midcareer Moment. And for individuals from underrepresented communities, getting a job offer is more difficult than it is for their peers, the
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When we talk about aging employees, workers with disabilities, military veterans, people who were incarcerated or people with criminal records, where does your mind go? Do you see these folks as valued additions to your workforce or “mercy” hires? If the latter, ask yourself, “Am I caught up in the wrapping?” Changing your mindset means
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How often do you hear about Gen Z thriving in a remote environment? These workers grew up in the digital space. They are naturally tech-savvy and enjoy setting their own hours. Wouldn’t that mean remote work is perfect for them? Not quite. In fact, out of all the workplace generations (Baby Boomer, Gen X, or
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Unsurprisingly, mental health took a significant hit in 2020. There was a 93% increase in individuals seeking anxiety screens. Rates of anxiety and depression were already on the rise and the pandemic only exacerbated those trends. A whopping 40% of American adults reported struggling with mental illness according to the CDC. Treatment for depression alone
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It’s hard to overstate just how much the pandemic and the shift to remote work has impacted the Learning and Development landscape. That said, as in other spheres, the pandemic has often exacerbated trends already under way. Efforts towards promoting workplace inclusivity and reskilling workers in response to developments in artificial intelligence, for example, were
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​LAS VEGAS—Reimagine work and career. Focus on the desired outcome and impact at your organization. Chelsea C. Williams emphasized those key themes during her Tuesday presentation, “Winning Steps to Retain and Develop Diverse Early-Stage Professionals” at the SHRM Talent Conference & Expo 2021, taking place in Las Vegas and virtually.  Williams is founder and career
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It’s hardly a secret that the job market of 2021 is a tight one. Many employers are competing for talent in ways they never have before. As a result of the changing labor market, you’ll want to consider carefully how to craft a job advertisement that stands out. Here are a few suggestions that can
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​The Canadian federal government has announced that it will make vaccinations mandatory for federal employees and also for those working in some federally regulated industries related to travel. The government intends to require vaccinations for federal employees by the end of September. It projects that vaccinations will be required in the federally regulated transportation sector—airlines,
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​In June, the U.K. and Australia signed a free-trade deal that could have some lasting impacts on HR and recruiting. For now, it’s considered an agreement in principle—an agreement that removes most tariffs between the two countries and makes it easier for Britons under age 35 to work and travel in Australia. In both countries,
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Managing mental health in the workplace has always been a concern for HR professionals, yet it’s become complicated the last two years because of the COVID-19 pandemic. A health insurance report released earlier this year found that nearly half of American workers surveyed are suffering from mental health issues. Forty-six percent of the 1,400 workers
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