4 leadership opportunities that encourage inclusion in the future of remote work

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The VP of diversity, inclusion, and belonging at Indeed says that D&I professionals can help bridge the gap between the past and the future of work if they focus on these areas. People increasingly want to support and work for companies with values that align with their own. This trend has led to growing interest in and awareness of the importance of hiring for diversity and inclusion (D&I) roles. While this hiring trend has been well established in a handful of sectors for years, it continues to grow in popularity across all industries. Read Full Story

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Why hiring ‘the best’ isn’t always the brightest move

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Making sure team members have a diversity of skills can be more effective than assembling a squad of superstars. “Hire the best.” For managers, that bit of business wisdom goes without saying. When you recruit new employees, recruit the most capable. When you build a team, build one with the most proficient members. The idea is so widely acknowledged and so obviously right that it barely merits acknowledgment. Read Full Story

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Adaptability should be your new hire’s top soft skill. Here’s how to test for it

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Employees with high adaptability are better equipped to take on new tasks, learn new technologies, and develop new proficiencies. In virtually every profession, workers need demonstrable qualifications and skills to be considered competent. When looking for a new job, candidates may highlight these on their résumés, hoping to stand out from the competition. In the past, employers may have relied exclusively on résumés to determine which individuals to interview. However, as the workplace evolves so must recruitment, and hiring managers can no longer rely solely on résumés to identify top candidates. Read Full Story

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‘Contact tracer’ is the hot well-paying job of our era, and you can train to be one for free

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Coursera is offering a free five-hour course by Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. American states are scrambling to staff up on contact tracers, hiring 100,000-300,000 employees to keep tabs on COVID-19 patients and their contacts. The job is often (though not always) well paid, up to $65,000 per year, and ideal for furloughed workers with strong social skills. Read Full Story

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Experts predict what it’ll take to find a job in a post-Covid world

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Insiders at LinkedIn, Glassdoor, and Jobcase on who will be hiring, what skills will be important, and how the workplace of the future will change For Fast Company’ s Shape of Tomorrow series , we’re asking business leaders to share their inside perspective on how the COVID-19 era is transforming their industries. Here’s what’s been lost—and what could be gained—in the new world order . Read Full Story

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Former Google recruiter: Here’s how to ace a remote job interview

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Just because you’re in the comfort of your own home doesn’t mean it’s okay to dial into a remote job interview wearing an old pair of sweatpants. Experts predict that more than half of US jobs are at risk because of coronavirus, as companies lay off staff and put in place hiring freezes. But many–the likes of Slack, Apple, and Microsoft—are still looking to build out their teams. Read Full Story

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Don’t hire for culture fit. Consider these 3 factors instead

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The founder and CEO of Mediafly says that instead of relying on a gut feeling, which is how some employers define “culture fit,” he searches for three specific characteristics during the interview process. Ninety-four percent of executives and 88% of employees believe a distinct workplace culture is important to business success, according to a Deloitte study. Read Full Story

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