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Starting a New Remote Job During the Pandemic

If you’re starting a new job during the ongoing pandemic, it is likely that you won’t have the customary onboarding experience of even six months ago. Instead of spending a day or two in orientation, meeting your co-workers, picking up your laptop and being taken out to lunch, your introduction to your new job will… Read more »

Why Interim Staffing Makes Even More Sense During Times of Crisis

Why Interim Staffing Makes Even More Sense During Times of Crisis A brief review of the history of interim staffing throws light on the evolution of the industry. Three “black swan” events were major disruptors that contributed to the thriving business it is today, according to Tim Ozier, Sr. Director of Sales at MRINetwork: Y2K… Read more »

Can Too Many Video Conference Calls Impact WFH Productivity?

The WFH model is now an integral feature of virtually every white-collar professional’s daily routine. Freed from the daily grind of an energy-draining commute to the office, most knowledge industry workers report they are starting work earlier and fully engaged for longer hours. This would seem to be a recipe for added productivity, particularly when… Read more »

Employment Summary for July 2020

  Employment Summary for July 2020 Despite recent COVID-19 spikes the U.S. economy added 1.8 million jobs and unemployment fell to 10.2 percent providing support to the optimism reflected in the continued financial market rally. Economist forecasts had anticipated a weaker rebound with an addition of about 1.4 million jobs. Instead the U.S. Bureau of Labor… Read more »

Successfully Onboarding Your New Remote Employees

Although the way many of us work has shifted into WFH mode, it doesn’t mean things are at a standstill. Many companies are ramping up their hiring as they look forward and plan for their future growth and development. If you are among them, it means that once you’ve identified the right person for a… Read more »

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, 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… Read more »

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 »

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 when… 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 »