4 things to think about before taking on something extra at work

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Next time you’re thinking about taking on a bonus project, consider these four factors. The pandemic has affected people in different ways. Some people are stretched to the breaking point. Others find themselves with some excess capacity. If you are lucky enough to feel like you can take on more responsibility, how should you decide whether you should volunteer for a project? Read Full Story

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How to Choose The Right Analytics Agency

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In our modern digitally enhanced world, data and information underpin all of our activities. But are you making your data work for you, or is it something that you are yet to take full advantage of? For many business owners and marketers, analyzing and deploying data can be an intimidating prospect. For that reason, analytics agencies have emerged, whose aim is to help businesses leverage their data for better decision making and improved outcomes. If you are thinking about hiring an analytics agency, here is everything you need to know. Know Your Goals and Desired Outcomes Like when working with any agency partner, you first need to consider your current situation and goals. The reason for this is that not every analytics agency is built in the same way. Some agencies work with certain industries or companies at different stages of maturity. Other agencies specialize in certain areas of analytics …

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How Trump’s executive order threatens anti-racist workplace trainings

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In just weeks, the order has undermined the work of diversity and inclusion consultants—just as many companies were committing to racial equity work. When President Trump issued an executive order in late September that took aim at diversity and inclusion training, McKensie Mack wasn’t surprised. The executive order effectively barred federal agencies, contractors, and grant recipients from conducting any trainings that might promote “divisive concepts”—suggesting the U.S. is “fundamentally racist or sexist,” for example—or “race or sex stereotyping or scapegoating,” which could encompass anything from white privilege to unconscious bias. Read Full Story

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Can I refuse unsafe work because of COVID-19 and collect unemployment?

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An executive order signed by President Biden could allow some workers to receive benefits if they turn down work that could expose them to COVID-19. President Joe Biden doesn’t want Americans to choose between paychecks and COVID-19 safety. An executive order he signed last month could allow some workers to still receive unemployment benefits if they choose not to work a job that may expose them to COVID-19. Here’s what to know: Read Full Story

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