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  • Give Grace During the Time of COVID
    by Caroline Dowd-Higgins - September 18, 2020
    As we move into the 6-month mark recognizing how COVID-19 has changed our lives, the stress is palpable. Many parents and students are struggling with online learning, childcare, and trying to work from home while also supervising virtual education for young children. That challenge intensifies if those parents have returned to a place of work beyond the home. Those who have work are adjusting to the new normal of perpet...
  • 10 Questions To Help You Know If Your Leader Or Manager Is Someone You Should Be Supporting
    by Kathy Caprino - September 17, 2020
    For 15 years, I’ve been coaching mid- to high-level professionals and leaders in achieving their highest and most rewarding goals. This involves helping them embrace new strategies and approaches that allow them to make the positive impact they long for and become the kind of leaders they want to be. Throughout the process, they’ve told me that in overcoming their own power gaps, they’ve expanded their abi...
  • How to Job Search During and After a Pandemic
    by Stacey Lane - September 9, 2020
    I will be the first to admit that there wasn’t a pandemic portion of my career coach training way back when. We’re all in new territory, and anyone who says they know exactly what to do right now is a liar. Now that we got that out of the way! What Other People Think As I said in my previous blog post, there is no such thing as job security. That also implies that there are no recession-proof jobs. Nothing...
  • The 7 Habits Of Highly Effective People: How We Can Apply Them Today
    by Kathy Caprino - August 26, 2020
    Many years ago when I was in my corporate life, I happened upon the powerful book The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People and I was very drawn to its simple yet transformative principles and strategies. To me, they just made perfect sense and those rare people whom I found to be great leaders were naturally applying these principles in their lives and work. On the other hand, I saw all around me certain behaviors of colleag...
  • COVID-19 Recession Resume Update
    by Mary Jeanne Vincent - August 24, 2020
    Because of the rapid downshift in the economy, a lot of people are feeling pressured to get their resumé in order. For many, complicating the challenge of creating or updating their resumé is the additional pressure to translate their experience for a different industry. Whether you are fortunate enough to be looking in the same industry or venturing into something new, communicating your value in language...
  • Job Seekers: Stop Apologizing
    by Debra Wheatman - August 21, 2020
    It is ingrained in us that the employer/employee relationship is inherently unequal, founded on uneven footing, in which the employer holds the cards. This is inaccurate. The employer may be writing the checks, but that doesn’t put them in the driver’s seat. Think about the last time you needed work done on your house or car. You were the one paying. Did you feel like you called all the shots? Of course not....
  • Career Recovery: Be Resilient After a COVID-19 Job Loss
    by Caroline Dowd-Higgins - August 20, 2020
    The global pandemic has forced millions into unemployment with business closings and an economic downturn that beat the Great Recession. A common denominator for both tumultuous job markets is the necessity for job seekers to showcase resiliency and recovery as they navigate their career future. Here are some essential tips to help you deal with the present and prepare for what’s next. Filing for Unemployment...
  • The Role of Intersectionality in Recruitment and Hiring
    by Don Lustenberger, Dalyn Allen - August 6, 2020
    Lately, intersectionality has been generating quite the buzz in HR. Increasingly, employers are enhancing their workforce diversity and inclusion initiatives by focusing on the intersectional perspectives and experiences of their employees. So, what exactly is intersectionality? And what role might it play in organizations’ recruitment and hiring efforts today? What is Intersectionality? “Intersectionality&rdquo...
  • Darden Factors: Who is Included in My Affirmative Action Plan?
    by Alexis Seibert - July 1, 2020
    Many federal contractors who are developing their first-year affirmative action plan (AAP) often have the same question: who should be included in my AAP? The Office of Federal Compliance Programs (OFCCP) has provided some guidance on this topic by stating that all employees who have worked in a federal contractor’s establishment during the fiscal (or plan) year should be included in the contractor’s AAP. Som...
  • Black Lives Matter in the Workplace, too
    by Debra Wheatman - June 29, 2020
    I’m sure you’ve noticed the ubiquitous statements against racial inequality in recent days. Such statements are being issued by public organizations, educational and nonprofit institutions, and for-profit companies. These statements are, sorry to say, generally mealy-mouthed in nature. It is very unusual for any entity to come out publicly to disavow both explicit racism and microaggressions. (Kudos to Ben &...