Why Employers Need to Change the Way They Interview

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For such a critical part of the hiring process, the way that we interview candidates is dreadfully outdated. The interview process is woefully unstandardized, allowing for bias and unimportant factors to end up making the real judgment call on who gets hired and who doesn’t. But not for long! Like many things, changes to “the way things are done” are … Read More

Three Things You’ll Only Learn From a Pre-Hire Assessment

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Resumes are an incredibly limited form of hiring. It’s convenient to have all the best aspects of a candidate boiled down to a sheet of paper, but how much does the data on a resume tell you?  You learn where they previously worked, but not how well they worked. You learn where they went to school but not if they … Read More

With Free Tuition, What Happens to Digital Credentials?

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Currently, the expense of a traditional college education is the major deterrent for those who are considering attending a university. Student loans can be exceptionally predatory and all-expense-paid grants or scholarships are the exceptions, not the rule. Because of the inflated cost of a college education, many job seekers have turned to digital badges as a form of educational credentials … Read More

How to Inform a Prospective Employer About Digital Badges

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Let’s engage in a hypothetical situation: you’re in an interview for your dream job. The person interviewing you is the person who will make the final decision. They like you, but they have one sizable concern based on your resume: you lack the “required” educational experience for the role. Now, you might not have the degree that this employer is … Read More

3 Tips for Managing a Hybrid Workforce

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It’s anticipated that soon, as much as 50% of the American workforce will, in some form, be working remotely—and that’s a lot, but it doesn’t account for all employees. Most companies will not go entirely virtual, but rather adopt a hybrid model that will allow for both remote and on-location work. How this split will happen is down to the … Read More

Digital Badges: 5 Industries You Can Break Into Through Badging

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The average cost of a year of college education in the United States is currently a little over $20,000—bringing it up to about $85,000 for the standard, four-year degree. It’s because of rising costs that many students are locked out of higher education; unable to receive highly sought-after scholarships and unwilling to take on a high amount of sometimes predatory … Read More

Digital Badges and Digital Certifications: What’s the Difference?

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So, you’re thinking of going after some digital credentials to expand your skills repertoire and go after a much-desired promotion. Or, perhaps, you don’t have a college degree, but you do have the skills to make it in an emerging industry where you would excel. Digital credentials like badges and certifications are becoming more and more popular for both job … Read More

Are Diversity Initiatives Really Working?

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Frequently in today’s news, we’ll hear about massive companies unveiling diversity initiatives meant to promote equal and more inclusive hiring practices. These are, on the surface, good things. But when you dig a little deeper, how much of these grand announcements are coming from a place of genuine understanding about the need for diversity in the workforce, and how much … Read More

A Digital Badge Could Be the Beginning of Your Career

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The cost of formal education is increasing. As of 2020, only 33% of Americans graduate from college, with the rising expenses cited as the foremost reason that students don’t complete their education. Sooner or later—and it’s looking like sooner, if the predictions of a skills gap epidemic by 2030 turn out to be true—the lack of accessibility to education will … Read More

The 3 Ways to Build a Diverse Workforce That Everyone Ignores

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When you think of somebody who is diverse, what do you think of? Chances are you pictured somebody of a different race, right? This isn’t a coincidence—we’re shaped by the media that we consume, and the media typically, and unfortunately, uses “diverse” and “person of color” interchangeably.  But does being Black or Asian automatically make you “diverse”? People may share … Read More

Will Summer Vacation Ruin Your Employee’s Productivity?

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It’s summer vacation. The sun is out, the kids are home, and your employees are working from home. The days of having the summers off are far in the past and they’ve still got the same amount of work to accomplish, whether the kids are home or not. What is this going to do for their productivity? When we choose … Read More

5 Simple Facts You Need to Know About Badges

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If you’re in the hiring sphere, you’ve no doubt been hearing a lot about digital badges. They’re becoming increasingly common as the cost of college rises and people more frequently pursue new careers mid-life. So what are they? Essentially, a digital badge is proof of a demonstrated skill. If you want to prove you’re an expert in Photoshop, you can … Read More

Are you ready for the Future of HR?

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The world we live in is rapidly changing. As our lives change, inevitably so does the way that we work. Employees are now able to be more connected than ever, but also more distant than ever at the same time.  Sound confusing? As HR professionals, it’s our job to foster a healthy environment for our workforce, no matter where they’re … Read More

Is Workforce Discrimination Sabotaging Your Business?

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Nobody wants to admit to being biased, and yet we all are. The common perception is that recognizing our biases will help us avoid them and in a way, that’s true, but recognition is only half of the work. The second half is purging that bias from not only yourself but your environment. But it’s not always easy to spot. … Read More

Bias Can Cost You Big Time: How To Remove Bias from your Workplace

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Hidden bias is the spectre that haunts the workplace—many of us can see it, but it’s effects on workers from marginalized backgrounds is very real. Nearly 50% of black and latina women say they have been mistaken for custodians, even if they were in positions of power within the company. Employees over six feet have been shown to earn more … Read More

5 Tips for Being a Productive Remote Employee

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If your workplace is one of the many that are opting to go fully digital, the transition to working entirely from home is going to be a big one for you. After all, how can you possibly remain as laser-focused and highly productive from the comfort of your home office—or if you’re like some of us, your couch. Working from … Read More

How To Help Your Employees Adjust To Returning To The Office

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As the COVID-19 pandemic comes to an end, businesses have been handed a choice: do we continue working remotely, or do we transition everyone back into the office? The choice isn’t an easy one. Employees may have a higher satisfaction level working from home but are employers willing to make such a drastic change to their company as to let … Read More

Identifying Hidden Skills In Your Workforce

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I’m going to start today’s blog off by getting a little more personal than I usually do.  Once, I had an employee who was, shall we say, underperforming. Both by my standards and her own. She wasn’t doing the job to the level I knew she could, and thus she wasn’t getting the praise and promotions that most employees view … Read More

How to Identify Employees Who Will Work Best From Home

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Working from home is becoming more and more common, but it hasn’t quite expanded to the point where most employees can just decide they’re going to do their job on a remote basis whenever they want. Employers are still making the call. And it’s not necessarily an easy one. How do you know if a given employee is ready to … Read More

Increasing Diversity In Your Hiring Practices

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Every employer wants a diverse workforce. The problem is, it takes time and effort to build one. There’s more to it than just searching for employees that you consider to be diverse—to really assemble a team of people with unique skills and life experiences, you’ll have to change up the way that your hiring process works. As someone who has … Read More