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As we enter Year Two of the COVID-19 pandemic, we are at a critical juncture as a country. Yes, the unemployment rate is falling in 2021—but in part because of people leaving the labor force. Millions more have been displaced, lost work, or are underemployed due to the continuing effects of COVID-19. READ MORE AT NEXTGOV
Since the last iteration of this list, a global pandemic and numerous social justice movements have rocked the U.S. Of the thousands of companies considered for the ranking, 60% are proactively sharing on their websites what they’re doing to promote diversity, up from 46% this time last year. Additionally, 28% now have a senior leader whose sole responsibility is DEI, up from 18% in 2020. Employers in the education and insurance...
Searching for jobs is not always the most fun task. Between revamping your resume, revising your LinkedIn, reaching out to recruiters, preparing for interviews and following up—it gets to be draining. Quickly. Not to mention the seemingly endless cycle of finding a job, applying, interviewing and being rejected. It is  tough. In fact, 73% of Americans say that job...
With the shift to our new virtual world, you have probably found it more difficult to build and sustain professional relationships. Yet, the virtual technologies we are all using have expanded opportunities to network and build connections. It is possible to build relationships by using virtual experiences. The challenge is, how do you do it? READ MORE AT NURSERY MANAGEMENT
In pre-COVID days, most of us would have had a full travel schedule and planned to attend multiple conferences and meetings this spring. Even with the introduction of several vaccines, travel plans are still on hold for many, and it is unlikely that business travel will reach the levels seen previously. READ MORE AT NU PROPERTY CASUALTY360
While it is a good idea to keep traveling at a minimum right now, if you need to do so for business, there are a few things you should keep in mind. Networking and traveling during the pandemic can be a safer and easier experience if you follow a few tips. Here is what business owners like Jaime Manteiga, founder of TapTok, are doing right now to keep networking while traveling during the COVID-19 pandemic. READ MORE AT THE...
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
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
Diversity and inclusion have become vital parts of modern business, as the benefits of having diverse talent on a team have become increasingly apparent. And while it's easy to recognize the importance of having a diversity-and-inclusion policy, it can be daunting to actually create and implement one that works. When you're creating your own diverse and inclusive working environment, it can be helpful to see how other companies are...
Ulta Beauty is making a big investment in diversity and inclusion just a few weeks after competitor Sephora launched its own racial equity action plan. Ulta plans to spend $25 million on a four-pronged approach to fighting inequality. READ MORE AT RETAIL LEADER