4 lessons I learned virtually onboarding employees a week into a brand-new role

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As a newly employed “Chief People Officer,” this HR executive discusses some of the lessons he learned while employed during a novel and tricky period of the coronavirus. Over my career, I have dedicated my time to the following—the success of talent, development of strong work culture, and ethical delivery of human resources. I have worked for several companies and clients to do just that over the past three decades. But when I started a new job in early March as the COVID-19 pandemic hit North America, everything changed. Read Full Story

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5 ways to get a job that’s good for the world during coronavirus

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Even during the coronavirus pandemic, high-impact career opportunities abound on job boards that specialize in careers that make a difference. Mermaid. Fuzzy bear. Dolphin. All of these sound like appealing career paths right about now. In reality, that last one is the name of a job board that offers opportunities for high-impact careers in fields like climate change, education, and philanthropy—and it’s just one of many. If you have lost your job during the coronavirus pandemic, or if you’re just looking to shift to a high-impact industry, here are five job boards that can help: Read Full Story

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I was the CEO of a $20 billion company. Here’s why I just left

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Match Group CEO Mandy Ginsberg opens up about how serious health concerns and the destruction of her home led her to give up the hard-won top job at a public company. On March 1, I stepped down as CEO of the company that I’ve worked at for the past 14 years. It was an emotional and complex decision. I was asked, “Why would you give up the hard-fought top job at a $20+ billion public company for personal reasons?” and, “You are at the top of your career and you are choosing to walk away?” I knew the biased assumptions my decision could prompt among the troglodytes who still question women leaders. I also know how important it is to change this antiquated notion that there is no place for personal priorities in the C-suite. Read Full Story

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The frustrating reason why your therapist may have to break up with you

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Laws that dictate where therapists can practice were put on hold during the pandemic, allowing for an explosion of teletherapy. But with rules changing, mental health practitioners are wary that they may lose their licenses. Larissa Golloub had just onboarded a new patient to her therapy practice when she had the sense that something wasn’t right. Her client had videoed in from a location with a lot of trees. “I said, ‘Where are you?’ And she says, ‘I’m in Connecticut,’ and my heart sank,” Golloub says. The problem? Golloub isn’t licensed in Connecticut and she can be disbarred for practicing without authorization. Read Full Story

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This is a lonely time to be a leader. Here’s how I’m saving my business while I recover from COVID-19

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The founder of women’s collaboration space Luminary tells how in less than two weeks, the global pandemic forced her to temporarily close the doors and pivot the business all while she recovered from having COVID-19. A month ago, I was preparing for a speaking engagement with women entrepreneurs and small-business owners about career pivots and building a company. I left my two-decade career in banking to start Luminary , a company focused on advancing women in the workforce through community from our 15,000-square-foot space in New York City. Read Full Story

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Is now the right time to change jobs?

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Five reasons why there’s no time like the present—even during the pandemic. Should you change jobs, perhaps even careers? Few questions are more prevalent among ambitious professionals (with the possible exception of whether it’s time to change a romantic partner). Yet both questions are best answered by the old Facebook status update: “It’s complicated.” Read Full Story

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