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The Biggest Mistake I Made as an HR Leader Navigating the Pandemic

And why you should rethink this zoom-related assumption

Requiring employees to be on camera does more harm than good
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I hadn’t yet taken the leap from full-time employee to self-employed consultant when the pandemic first began shuttering the doors of workplaces across the US. At the time, I was working as an HR Director and was responsible for leading learning & development…




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