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Want to change careers? Do these 5 things first

Megan Vaites worked in product information and design roles at the same company for 20 years. But a desire lingered to follow in her mother's and grandmother's footsteps and go into nursing.
 
She considered changing careers. But with a steady job and children at home, going back to school always seemed unimaginable, she says. ...




Why white men must lead the push for diversity

It turns out that white men should take the lead in advocating for diversity, because they're the only ones who aren't punished for doing so.
I saw an interesting statistic on Twitter the other day: According to a Lake Research poll, 86 percent of the anti-Trump calls to Congress were made by women. ...




Hispanic/Latino Millennials Bring Different Strengths to the Workplace

Greater retention comes with greater call for mentoring, consultant says...
As the Millennial generation expands throughout the workforce, employers are learning more about this cohort. Some tendencies associated with Millennials, such as job-hopping, do not necessarily apply to Hispanic/Latino Millennials, according to Di Ann Sanchez, Ph. ...




More Companies Offer Flexible Benefits for Relocating Employees

The practice of offering relocating employees a core set of benefits plus optional, flexible add-ons is gaining popularity, according to research conducted by Aires, a relocation services provider based in Pittsburgh.
 
Approximately 25 percent of Aires' clients use a flexible approach to create customized relocation packages, a practice that has been steadily increasing over the last few years "as programs grow and cost-containment and flexibility become a focus for transferees," said Stacy Baker, manager of consulting services for Aires. ...




Advantages of Cultural Diversity in the Workplace

A diverse culture in a workplace means the organization employs workers from a wide array of backgrounds, including ethnicity, race, gender and religion. However, a number of other less common and more minor distinguishing traits contribute to a culture in which employees work with others who aren't their mirror images. ...




3 Signs That Job Candidates May Eventually Abuse Your Company's Employee Benefits

Is that candidate asking a few too many questions about your work-from-home and unlimited vacation policies?
 
The job market is fierce. And that means fierce from an employer's point of view, in today's economy where employers are having to do whatever they can to find and retain top talent. ...




4 Ways to Ease your Summer Hiring Woes

Hiring during the third quarter isn’t a summer breeze. Prospects aren’t aggressively job hunting and summer vacations make it hard to score face time with sought after candidates. Just because the majority of top talent is likely enjoying a well-deserved vacation, doesn’t mean that your need for skilled talent is slowing down. ...




Court Revives Discrimination Claim of Disabled Employee Who Failed Physical

A temporary employee with back and shoulder issues who effectively performed production work before failing a physical assessment could bring discrimination claims for his termination, the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled.Arnold Iselin worked for Prime Industrial Recruiters Inc., a temporary employment agency. ...




How To Know Which Skills To Develop At Each Stage Of Your Career

By mid-career, the hard skills that got you the job won’t be the ones that get you promoted.
At the start of your career, chances are good that you’ll be hired primarily for your “hard skills”–the stuff you know that’s relevant for the job. ...




13 Telltale Signs That You Didn’t Get the Job

You think you’ve crafted the perfect cover letter. You think your skills are second to none. You think you aced the interview. But you’re left scratching your head (and licking your wounds) when you didn’t land the job.“Really, it’s unfortunate that this process is so grueling and mysterious for candidates, and the uncertainty that’s often present makes it difficult for a candidate to know what they could’ve done differently — if anything — to get hired,” said Roxanne Williams, senior technical recruiter at ProJobCoach. ...