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How to Become More Employable in 2021

The global workforce is rapidly changing, as is the notion of the workplace. The pandemic has shifted the ways brands hire people and the way people choose jobs – making it a much more competitive environment both for experienced and for newbie workers. No matter your industry or your level of education, working on your skills and expanding your knowledge can make all the difference in the world when you’re searching for a new job.
Perhaps the health crisis has left you without your permanent position in a job you once loved. Then again, maybe you noticed that your position is at risk and you’d like a more stable opportunity in the near future. Although you cannot change how companies develop their own hiring and selection processes, you definitely can affect their decision by becoming more employable in the first place. So, what are the skills that will be of greater value in 2021 than in the previous years? Let’s suggest a few ways you can increase your chances to get a job or to make one for yourself in 2021.
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Using Tech to Boost Employee Communication

On one hand, companies today fear the notion of digital overload as they begin utilizing so many different digital tools. The initial idea might be to simplify their workflow or to make it easier for remote teams to connect, but over time, the overwhelming use of digital might become counterproductive. What this often leads to is a general fear of introducing new tools or replacing old and outdated ones based on the premise that “it works”. What if it could work better, with something more advanced and innovative at your disposal?
Technology is rapidly evolving, and that means that your business can, too. Choosing to upgrade to certain tech solutions and move from an outdated platform to a more modern one makes perfect sense in this competitive universe. It means giving your employees the necessary means to be more productive, engaged, and to collaborate seamlessly. Here are a few tech ideas to bear in mind when you’re looking to improve your internal communication!
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Ensure the Best Working Conditions to Increase Productivity

Your work environment will directly impact your mood, your mental health, and ultimately your performance as well. If employees were to work in a dull, dreary roach and rat-infested and filthy office setting, full of hostile bosses and unfriendly workers, it will adversely affect their productivity. Moreover, they would not even have the confidence or for that matter the job satisfaction to try and speak up about their grievances. This is why creating a highly positive work environment is critical to your company’s overall success. Let us check and see what it is that can make workers more productive:


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9 Tips For Recruiting in the Healthcare Field

Finding a job can be stressful, but looking for employees can cause just as much anxiety. There is pressure on the recruiter to find the right candidate with the qualifications for the job and fits in with the rest of the current staff.

The healthcare field has different challenges than other industries as many of the applicants are well qualified with degrees and certifications. Knowing what your company needs and understanding the realities of the jobs are essential for finding the right candidate.

Here are 9 tips for recruiting in the healthcare field:


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5 Reasons Why DIY Employee Surveys Are Bad Practice

  I recently came across an article on Vox.com with an intriguing headline.

Jeff Bezos says 94% of Amazon workers would recommend their job to a friend.

Bullshit, I thought. In over 20 years of surveying employees on their job satisfaction we have never, ever encountered a score anywhere close to that high for that particular question. How on earth could Amazon then? Turns out it's not so rosy as it might appear. The number comes from an internal survey of employees, and Amazon, like many companies these days have decided to conduct the survey themselves in-house. The article goes on to explain it:

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos recently said warehouse employees like working for his company so much that “94% say they would recommend Amazon to a friend as a place to work.” But some of his own employees aren’t buying that statistic.

The 94 percent number was gleaned from an employee survey program at Amazon called Connections, which asks Amazon employees to answer a single question each day before they can start working on their company computer or their warehouse workstation. Bezos cited the stat in mid-April in his final letter to shareholders as Amazon’s CEO.

But in interviews with Recode over the past two weeks, a half-dozen Amazon employees and managers, two of whom are familiar with the inner workings of the Connections program, said that many Amazon employees have widespread concerns about the Connections program and the accuracy of its data and insights.

There's a simple explanantion why Amazon employees have concerns. If this survey is being conducted by in-house HR, then it's not anonymous. And if workers believe they are being tracked and their responses are monitored by HR they simply will not be honest. As I wrote in a LinkedIn post a few years ago, anonymity is critical for the success of any  kind of employee feedback system. That's still true today, even with the proliferation of DIY survey tools out there, using a trusted 3rd party to conduct your employee survey is the only way to guarantee that you are getting accurate data.


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Ways to Communicate Effectively With Your Foreign Remote Workers

Effective communication is mandatory for employers who want to keep their foreign remote workers informed, supported, and motivated enough to be optimally engaged and productive. It helps develop a sense of belonging and nurtures teamwork among team members who don’t get enough in-person interactions, if at all. Follow these 5 tips if you are looking for ways to communicate as effectively as possible with your foreign remote workers.

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Move Your Business in These Six Simple Steps

As your business grows, so does the need for space; this is to accommodate your staff and allow easy execution of services. Regardless of the size of your organization, you still have to encounter many challenges. This is why you need the right movers and carefully noted down lists on what to be done. As a business owner, the moving decision does not only affect you but the staff as well. Below is a comprehensive guide on how to move your business to your destined place that will be suitable to all involved parties.

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Why Every Job Seeker Should Have a Personal Website

Finding a job isn't easy. Although there are plenty of job openings everywhere in the world, finding a job doesn't seem to go as smoothly as it may sound. Moreover, people want a good job that provides stability and security aside from a good salary.

Not only that, but a suitable work environment and work conditions are also very desirable. After all, if you're supposed to work for the majority of your life, why not do something that you'll actually enjoy? However, the more preferences people have, the more difficult it becomes to find an ideal job.
The competition seems to be strong, and companies tend to be picky. Still, there are plenty of things you can do to make your search more seamless and efficient. Creating a personal website, for example, is one of them.
The fact of the matter is that you will need every advantage you can get your hands on, so why not promote yourself the best way possible? With that in mind, here are a few reasons why every job seeker should have a personal website.


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5 Tips to Find a Job in Accounting and Ensure Professional Success

When there’s a business, there’s a need for an accountant. It’s nice to work in a field where you know you’re always wanted and needed, and rest assured, professional and experienced accountants will always be in high demand around the world. This creates a sense of security in knowing that you’ll always have ample opportunities to choose from no matter the socio-economic and market trends.

That said, it’s also important to know that this is a saturated and competitive field, so you need to differentiate yourself and appeal to the modern employers. Some employers will also invest in new accountants and create a learning path for you so that you can become a part of the company quickly.
With that in mind, becoming an accountant is not difficult, but becoming a successful and respected accountant is a challenge. Let’s take a look at what it takes to find a job in accounting and how you can ensure long-term professional success in this field.
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Why is Data Protection a Business Issue?

Solving organizational issues has become a key aspect in enhancing company growth. If an organization has issues, it becomes challenging for the employees to meet the set goals. One of the main issues facing organizations is data protection. Every company needs to look for a reliable Data Center to protect their data.

Here are some reasons why data protection has become an issue:





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