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Writing Your Resume to Get Noticed

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Just like any industry out there, resume writing is continuously changing and evolving. You are going to want to keep up with the newest trends in order to make sure your resume gets noticed by recruiters. Here are a couple of tips from the Protocall Group that you should keep in mind when you are…

People Don’t Want to Be Hired By Algorithms

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November 2017 By Megan Purdy In a new Pew Research Center study, most respondents expressed anxiety rather than enthusiasm when asked about the growing importance of numerous automation technologies. When questioned about the growing use of algorithms in hiring decisions, 67% of the more than 4,000 Americans surveyed indicated that they were worried about a potential…

Inclusivity in Today’s Workplace

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November 2017 By Valerie Grubb “Creating and managing a diverse workforce is a process, not a destination.” —R. Roosevelt Thomas Jr., Beyond Race and Gender The Benefits of Inclusion In a workshop I lead entitled “Inspiring a Collaborative and Respectful Work Environment,” I have participants split into groups and answer the following question: “What are…

Ask These 8 Questions to Fix Employee Turnover

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November 2017 By Ira Wolfe Employee turnover is affecting every organization in every industry from Iowa to India, from California to China. It doesn’t seem to matter if you are a small company or a multi-national, whether you’re selling food, clothes, and technology or providing healthcare to patients. Employee turnover is a growing problem. That…

Lessons from the Harvey Weinstein Scandal

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November 2017 By Jennifer Craighead The allegations of outrageous conduct against former film studio executive Harvey Weinstein have dominated the news for more than two weeks. If the allegations are true, Weinstein represents the quintessential “superstar” harasser–the high earning, successful leader whose bad behavior is tolerated because of his perceived value to the corporation. More…

DOJ Vows Criminal Prosecution of Employee “No Poaching” Agreements 

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October 2017 By Jonathan Crotty A few years ago, several Silicon Valley employers made news when they were accused of agreeing among themselves not to solicit each other’s programmers and software engineering employees. These employees are in high demand, and the alleged agreements were viewed as attempts to avoid salary battles as well as expenses…

How to Assess Your Company’s Onboarding Program

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October 2017 By Sharlyn Lauby Regardless of what we call it, we know onboarding is the process new hires (or newly promoted employees) go through to become productive. The question is, do organizations know how well onboarding works for them? There’s only one way to find out the effectiveness of the company’s onboarding process: by…

Dump Your Performance Reviews

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October 2017 By Chuck Blakeman Managers rate performance reviews right behind firing someone as their top two most disliked activities. How bizarre is that? Giving constructive feedback, mentoring, training, and improving the performance of their staff should be their number one motivation. Staff members hate them, too. They dislike that managers delay and avoid performance…

Do’s & Don’ts of Workplace Monitoring

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  October 2017 By Janice Pintar, JD  Many employers want to be able to monitor their employees’ communications–including phone calls, emails, and instant messages–with or without notice. Some employees may want to secretly record unsafe working conditions or harassing behavior. However, both employers and employees have an interest in workplace privacy and confidentiality. Given the…

Job Search Got You Down? Try Industrial

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There are more ways for applicants to connect to potential employers than ever. In fact, there are so many ways that the job search can be quite daunting, especially if you are unsure what qualifications you may need or even what kind of field you would like. That is where the Protocall Group comes in….