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Proving the Value of Soft Skills TrainingRead the rest of this entry »
In today's job market, soft skills have become as important -- some say even more important -- than possessing all the skills and experience a hiring manager might hope for. Leadership, resilience, good communication and teamwork have become so essential for workers that companies spend millions on programs to cultivate these skills.
" HR executives want to ensure their workers — managers especially — have these vital skills," notes an …
This Year, the Office Party Is Going OnlineRead the rest of this entry »
Like so many other things this year, the annual office holiday party is in danger of becoming yet another COVID casualty.
But it doesn't have to be. There are alternatives, says the Society for Human Resource Management.
“Managers are finding other ways to help their workers celebrate this year,” reports an article on the SHRM website. Virtual parties and gift exchanges, online team cooking experiences, wine tastings and corporate …
Is Your Business COVID Compliant?Read the rest of this entry »
Most businesses in the US are too small to have a full-time HR professional, let alone a compliance officer. Yet, in these dramatically different times it can be a costly mistake to not keep up with rules and laws that are changing rapidly and for the first time being applied to at-home workers.
Writing for HR.com, Dan Marzullo says COVID-19 is making it “more important than ever for businesses …
Benefits Are More Important Than Ever This YearRead the rest of this entry »
More than ever, employees are placing a high value on benefits this year, with a majority of workers feeling pressure to make the right choices when open enrollment begins in the next several weeks.
Due to the pandemic, the importance of benefits – voluntary as well as employer provided – has risen significantly in the minds of workers according to a survey sponsored by Prudential Finance. Three-quarters said the current …
How the World of Work Is ChangingRead the rest of this entry »
“The COVID-19 pandemic has fundamentally changed employment,” declares this year’s Labor Day Report from Littler Mendelson, one of the largest employment law firms in the world.
“The challenges employees and employers continue to face this Labor Day are enormous and unprecedented. Even when the coronavirus is finally behind us, many of these challenges will remain," says the report, released on Labor Day.
In five, to-the-point parts the report lays out …
Why Is the Cybersecurity Gap Growing?Read the rest of this entry »
In 2016 Cisco estimated there were a million unfilled cybersecurity jobs worldwide. Last November, (ISC)2, the International Information System Security Certification Consortium, said the world was short 4 million cybersecurity professionals.
Why has the gap widened?
Dice.com, the tech careers site, says the reasons are numerous. Two, though, stand out, Dice says in a recent post:
- “Many cybersecurity workers feel constrained by a lack of career development and training offered …
Some Like It Hot, Some Like It ColdRead the rest of this entry »
With summer promising to be a hot one and workers returning to offices, the perennial battle over the thermostat is about to heat up. (Yes, the pun is intended.)
It’s a battle office managers are all too familiar with. Their struggle to reach the perfect Goldilocks temperature is never-ending. Some like it hot; some like it cold, and there’s rarely agreement on the “just right” office temperature.
BusinessNewsDaily attempted to …
Bank Finds Autism Spectrum Hires Make Great TechnologistsRead the rest of this entry »
In the five years since starting its Autism at Work program, global investment bank JP Morgan Chase has discovered there’s almost no job someone on the spectrum can’t do.
An autism spectrum candidate was interviewed for a developer job that required Java. It turned out it was a language he didn’t know, said Anthony Pacilio, the global head of the bank’s autism program.
“We interviewed him on a Friday and …
Majority of Employers Still Honoring Job Offers and InternshipsRead the rest of this entry »
There’s some good news for college students anxious about their summer internships. Almost two-thirds of employers intend to go ahead with them. The same is true for the jobs they offered to graduating seniors.
A survey by the National Association of Colleges and Employers found 64% of employers are not revoking their offers of full-time or internship employment. They may shift the start date and 29% expect to move interns …
Your Post-Virus Office Will Be Very DifferentRead the rest of this entry »
As the number of new COVID-19 cases shows signs the growth curve might be flattening, there’s hope some businesses may reopen sooner than many health experts worried just a week or two ago.
Whether that happens at the end of the month, when many closure orders expire, or later, workers will find a changed workplace. At a minimum, they can expect hand sanitizers in lobbies and disinfectant wipes available …