STAR Update – July 2020

Effective Leadership in Times of Crisis The coronavirus pandemic has placed heavy burdens on business leaders. The sheer size of the outbreak and its unpredictability generate fear among employees and make it challenging for executives to respond effectively. But during a crisis like COVID-19, people look to their leaders for direction and compassion; they need to… Read more »

Avoiding Burnout While Working from Home

In recent times, the lines between work and non-work are blurring. Because the shift to Work from Home (WFH) came about so suddenly, employees were forced into this situation without adequate preparation. Most were not equipped to maintain healthy boundaries between their professional and personal lives. Faced with apprehension about the future of their companies,… Read more »

Employment Summary for June 2020

Employment Summary for June 2020 Following strong May results, the hiring recovery continued to gain momentum with much better than expected job gains in June. The U.S. jobless rate fell 2.2 percentage points to 11.1 percent and payrolls rose by 4.9 million as businesses continued to look to a future free of pandemic-induced supply chain disruptions… Read more »

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.… Read more »

How Will Remote Work Affect the Employee Experience Long Term?

How will remote work affect the employee experience long term? Even as restrictions ease and businesses reopen, it seems almost certain that the workplace has been permanently altered. Although many people will physically return to their places of work, many may not do so or at least not every day. The work week for information-based… Read more »

Are Business Meetings and Conferences Dead in the Post-Pandemic World?

Is a “new normal” emerging that will permanently alter the way the world’s leading businesses and industry groups plan and execute conferences, conventions, and face-to-face regional, national, and international gatherings? Will the army of corporate and lodging industry meeting planners soon be flooding LinkedIn and executive recruiters with their resumes as their jobs and their… Read more »

Employment Summary for May 2020

Employment Summary for May 2020 The financial market rally in recent weeks proved to be prescient as the U.S. jobless rate fell to 13.3%, and payrolls rose by 2.5 million, suggesting jobs are rapidly returning the coronavirus-hobbled economy. “Our Network managers, in almost 400 executive recruitment offices, anticipate upticks in sequential professional, technical, executive and managerial… Read more »

Employment Summary for April 2020

Employment Summary for April 2020 As expected, the decision to mandate the shutdown of a large segment of the U.S. economy in efforts to reduce the spread of the coronavirus delivered record acceleration in the rate of unemployment. Just two months ago, payrolls increased by 230,000 jobs and unemployment fell back to a half century low… Read more »

How to Positively Impact Your Job Search in Spite of a Challenging Situation

Here is some advice to help with your job search even in challenging times such as the current pandemic situation. 1) Understand the conditions under which you’re likely to be interviewing. Expect to participate in numerous phone and video interviews. According to Forbes, go into it like a regular face-to-face interview. “Wear exactly what you… Read more »

Employment Summary for March 2020

Employment Summary for March 2020 It should come as little surprise to anyone who in past months has patronized a restaurant, shopped at a mall or commuted to work that the March Bureau of Labor Statistics data reflected a shutdown of vast swaths of the U.S. economy. In fact, the U.S. employment plunged for the first… Read more »