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A lot has been said about diversity and inclusiveness. But it can't be treated as just another box to tick. There are real reasons to value workplace diversity and inclusion — and there's more to support than just being open to it.
Why are Diversity and Inclusiveness Important?
Apart from the obvious social and humanitarian aspects of diversity and inclusion, there are very real business-related reasons to value them. Diversity and inclusiveness fuel innovation. When you welcome everyone to the table, you also welcome all points of view to the table. And these points of view might have radically better and interesting ways of solving problems.
All too often job applicants put so much time and effort into landing their dream interview that they forget to prepare for it properly by arming themselves with the right questions to ask.
Heading into your interview with an arsenal of well-thought-out questions is not only key for getting the job offer but can help you decide if you want to work for the company that is hiring.
“You probably already know that an interview isn’t just a chance for the hiring manager to grill you with interview questions – it’s your opportunity to sniff out whether a job is the right fit for you,” says The Muse.
Employers tasked with recovering from the economic blows of the COVID-19 pandemic are faced with the tightest labor market in memory with a record number of Americans quitting their jobs in August.
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics “Job Openings and Labor Turnover Summary” released on Oct. 12, 2021, showed a record 4.3 million voluntary left their jobs in August, up from 4 million that quit their jobs in July.
Businesses across the United States are not only facing the uncertain economic times of the COVID-19 pandemic but are also challenged by a record-breaking labor shortage.
The latest U.S. Bureau of Labor (BLS) statistics show more available jobs and fewer available employees creating a record 10.9 million job openings in the country in July 2021.
It has been more than a year since many employees around the country started working remotely during the COVID-19 pandemic and employee engagement remains an issue, especially during virtual meetings.
“With the switch to remote work, video calls have replaced traditional in-person meetings for many professionals, leading to new types of burnout altogether a la Zoom fatigue,” wrote R. Dallon Adams for TechRepublic.
Virtual meetings, touted as a panacea by many during the earlier days of the pandemic, are now part of the “new normal” for many companies, even for employees returning to the office as businesses incorporate social distancing at work in the face of Delta variant surge.
According to History.com, there is speculation about who was responsible for coming up with the original idea of honoring workers. Two people are considered as possibilities for proposing a special worker's day: Matthew Maguire, who held the position of secretary of the Central Labor Union was one possibility, and Peter J. McGuire who cofounded the American Federation of Labor was the other.
A positive, happy workforce is a productive workforce. But many employers are struggling with promoting positivity — especially during such a tumultuous time. With many employees now going back to the office, it behooves employers to consider what could improve their workplace culture.
Making a bad hire is something that companies obviously want to avoid, yet nearly three in four have admitted to making this costly mistake.
“When it comes to costly workplace mistakes, few carry as hefty of a price tag as making a wrong hire,” according to a CareerBuilder survey.
The CareerBuilder survey was conducted online by Harris Poll and included a representative sample of 2,257 full-time hiring managers and human resource professionals and 3,697 full-time workers across industries and company sizes in the U.S. private sector.
Job seekers may give a lot of time and thought to crafting perfect resumes and writing creative cover letters, but they should also pay close attention to another part of the application process, your job references.