Archive for August, 2018

Lessons from the White House: Are Your Employees Recording You?

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Omarosa Manigault Newman made a significant splash in recent news. While the political implications of her actions are significant, the recording of private conversations without her employers’ consent is additionally concerning for anyone in management or human resources. Omarosa was able to record, hold, and release private conversations between herself and her employer, the current presidential administration, without their knowledge or consent. Regardless of justification or legality of Omarosa’s actions, this is a lesson we can all learn from. In the age of smart phones and recording devices, HR professionals and management find themselves concerned about the possibility of unknowingly…

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Ghosting: How to Keep a Good Candidate from Disappearing

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Ghosting has long been a plague in the world of hiring managers. For years, hiring managers, recruiters and HR professionals have scratched their heads as their ideal candidate drops off the map. Failure to show up for the interview, no longer returning phone calls, or worse yet, accepting an offer and failing to show up on their first day. No matter where you are in the hiring process, being ghosted is frustrating and can test the patience of any hiring manager. Unfortunately, employee ghosting has grown at an alarming rate, becoming less of an anomaly and more the norm. Today’s…

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Accomplishing More Through Conscious Capitalism

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Businesses, and the people who work for them, are being challenged more than ever before to be the best versions of themselves. ‘Good enough’ is no longer, well, good enough. And that’s a good thing, because it ties in with the idea that we are not just capable of, but expected to go above and beyond the call of duty at our jobs. There are many viable reasons for this cultural shift, and one of them is the spreading awareness of Conscious Capitalism by leaders and managers of businesses. Conscious Capitalism is both a principled method and a specific mindset…

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Returnships: Creating a More Diverse and Experienced Workforce

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Returnships, or re-entry Internships, are taking the American workforce by storm. Piloted in 2008 by Goldman Sachs, returnships have now to more than 160 of the largest companies in America; including BP, Morgan Stanley, and JP Morgan Chase. So, what are these returnships and why are they so popular? Returnships are paid internships geared toward professional women (and men) who have been out of the workforce for two or more years, often due to familial obligations. These programs offer former professionals a chance to regain their footing in their industry, introducing them to changes, allowing opportunity for networking, and some…

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