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Nearly a year after the coronavirus pandemic caused offices to shut down and employees to work remotely, many have come to enjoy the arrangement that was once considered an exclusive perk. If you’re looking for a new office job now, it’s likely the position may allow you to work remotely for the duration of the pandemic, and potentially as a permanent fixture of your arrangement. READ MORE AT CNBC
How effective is networking in a virtual environment versus in-person? Networking has certainly evolved during the pandemic. Fortunately, we have technology to facilitate continued interaction, and we have to continue to move forward. For those who are in a position in which they are expected to bring in business now or in the future, networking and building a network is particularly important. READ MORE AT VIRGINIA LAWYERS WEEKLY
The perception that we’re in the midst of a “she-cession” — in which women have lost jobs at a higher rate than men — has not been borne out. And this winter, more mothers have returned to paid work, bringing them closer to the employment levels of fathers, a new analysis of census data shows. Last April, the number of mothers who were actively working and living with school-aged children plummeted 22...
Millennials might favor job hopping, but it’s also something that can cross the minds of those decades into their career. For some, the decision for a career change might be a matter of reclaiming a sense of purpose and happiness. For others, it might be a matter of pursuing a lifelong dream. Whatever the motivation, switching gears mid-way into a career is a reality for many people. And making a career change at 40 or...
When it comes to diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI), knowledge of the problem isn’t enough. In order to begin to see true change, we’ll have to roll up our sleeves and get to the messy, everyday work of inclusion. READ MORE AT FAST COMPANY
Diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives have been pulled into close scrutiny and greater focus over the past few years. However, that does not mean that the work is done. Indeed, many organizations have yet to take meaningful steps toward embracing and cultivating a diverse workforce where not only is everyone valued, but they also have access to the same professional opportunities and support. Meaningful progress in this area...
Before the pandemic, women spent about four hours a day on unpaid household work. Men spent about two and a half. Once COVID hit, that number became even more disproportionate. That unfolded basket of laundry is so much more than just a battle of the sexes. It's hurting our economy. According to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation: "Two extra hours of unpaid work per day such as cleaning, cooking or caring for a child leads to a...
You no longer need to go into an office every day to earn a paycheck — and a fat paycheck, at that. Professionals with high levels of experience and training can earn just as much working from home as they would in a traditional work setting if they know the right career to choose. READ MORE AT YAHOO FINANCE
Working remotely is a luxury—but it’s also an acquired skill. For employees lucky enough to be able to work from home at least some of the time, the trick to staying motivated and preventing burnout is to keep the office and the home from truly becoming one. That’s been challenging during the coronavirus pandemic, which has forced millions of people all over the world to suddenly turn their home into their office. Despite...
We all know about the importance of diversity and inclusion in the workplace. This still holds true when working remotely. During times of crisis, the focus on diversity and inclusion becomes even more essential, but addressing it isn’t always as forthright as it might initially appear. Leaders play a pivotal role in shaping the dynamics of their team and organization. READ MORE AT CHANNELS FUTURES
Diversity, equity and inclusion, or DE&I, is an evolving area of focus in the workplace. The benefits of employing a diverse workforce have been well established in numerous studies, but there is often a gap between businesses that have a diverse workforce and businesses that manage and leverage it properly. READ MORE AT BOOKTRIB
Negotiating the salary when you’re being offered a job can feel uncomfortable. If you don’t, though, you may be leaving money on the table.  They key to understanding what kind of negotiating power you have is to take the emotion out of the process and focus on facts. READ MORE AT FAST COMPANY