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Change is here, and for job seekers, it’s finally on our side

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Despite the continuing Great Resignation wave that’s leaving employers confused in its path, my company only faced one resignation last year — a far cry from the raging turnover occurring now.

It’s mind-blowingly simple how to avoid a wave of resignations.

Treat your employees well. That’s it in a nutshell.

I don’t want to be part of your dysfunctional work ‘family’

Nowadays, companies of all sizes want to find a candidate who not only meets their long and redundant list of requirements, but who is the ‘right fit.’

They want someone passionate about their passion, invested beyond a professional capacity, ready and willing to get the company logo tattooed on their…

A study on learned helplessness explains why workers are withdrawing at their day jobs

I’m sitting on the couch, and my work computer chimes. I either have 15 minutes before my next meeting, or I’m 15 minutes late for a meeting that’s already started.

Either way, I don’t care enough to figure out which. If I’m early, I’ll have gotten up from my comfortable…

Building a sustainable future of work may help us build other sustainable models for society

Over at the New York Times, Anne Helen Petersen and Charlie Warzel, co-authors of a forthcoming book on remote work, argue that the pandemic-induced mass adoption of remote work has left many people feeling somewhat, well, distant from their workplace.

Employers, they write, have a lot to do to keep…

Videoconferencing has taken over the world. It might be time for the world to push back.

The long-term impact of the Covid pandemic on how people work remains very much an open question. But one undeniable consequence has been that the video call has become the default means of holding remote meetings or having conversations, even when only a couple of people are involved.

Zoom Technologies’…

Some employee ‘perks’ are rights, not privileges

I first became a tax-paying cog in the American workforce in the mid-1990s. I was a teenager, but I remember advertisements in newspaper job listings — you know, the prehistoric, paper version of Indeed — that sometimes included details about job perks beyond the salary.

Later, when I graduated college…

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