Tag Archives: Professional Development

When Your Performance Review Goes Remote

Whether a performance review is conducted face-to-face or remotely — as is likely today — the goal is the same: to have a productive discussion about your work. But you may be apprehensive about putting your best foot forward or communicating your concerns when you can’t sit down with your manager in a relaxed and […]

Conducting Performance Reviews When Your Team is Remote

Workplace dynamics have changed drastically over the last few months. From minimal personal interaction to increased reliance on communication technology, the word “office” has taken on a whole new meaning. As the year-end approaches, this leaves many companies wondering about the best way to conduct performance reviews. How can you evaluate your remote employees accurately, […]

Tips on How to Stay Positive for the Long Haul

You’ve been working from home for more than six months now, and most likely some of the novelty has worn off. You may love the absence of a long commute and the need to present a professional appearance. But you are likely missing the easy camaraderie of daily contact with co-workers, the ability to pop […]

Four Ways to Strengthen Your Personal Brand

Your personal brand has a significant impact on your career. However, many people overlook how they represent themselves online. While there are millions of professionals “on” platforms like LinkedIn, many neglect to proactively build their reputation and leverage it to boost and support their careers. So, how can you actively develop your brand and use […]

Why You Should Consider Interim Employment

In today’s new World of Work, many companies are navigating different ways of approaching how they structure their workforce. Key to this challenge is the contingent workforce, which has pivoted into the limelight during the pandemic as these workers take on a growing number of important jobs. For people who have been displaced from their […]

The Job Interview in a Time of COVID-19

As meeting in close quarters in now viewed as too risky, many employers are canceling all face-to-face interviews. Large global employers, such as Google, LinkedIn, Amazon and Facebook, for example, have completely eliminated in-person job interviews for the foreseeable future to protect both employers and candidates. Upcoming college graduates are also greatly impacted, as demonstrated by accounting […]

An Unexpected Benefit of COVID-19: The Formation of Life-Long Career Skills

The past months of pandemic-induced disruption to decades-long work processes have allowed large segments of the white-collar workforce to learn valuable new skills from the WFH experience. The University of Southern California Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism’s Center for Third Space Thinking suggests that remote employees were thrust into a crisis management experiment, that […]

How to Get a Job in a New Industry With No Experience

If you are among the millions of people who have lost their jobs during the pandemic, you may also be in doubt about whether your company – or even your industry – will rebound. It may be time for you to consider whether you should switch your job search to a new, more promising sector. […]

How to Build a Meaningful Relationship with a Recruiter in Your Industry

To help you find a job in your industry, and especially if it’s in a niche role, having a strong working relationship with a recruiter can be crucial. After all, recruiters have key partnerships with companies and the organizations they represent. If you reach out to them, are personable and demonstrate your capabilities, the recruiter […]

Identifying Employee Metrics and People Analytics That Matter

If you want to build (and keep) a successful and productive team, it’s imperative that your organization keep metrics and track data on employees. But even though the use of people analytics has become more common, many companies don’t really have a clear grasp of the specific metrics that affect performance in their organizations. “It […]