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Remote technology itself presents opportunities for professional development, as well as a doorway to a wealth of resources.  Remote technologies, hybrid office models, and health and safety concerns are fast-changing the world of work. Nevertheless, online platforms are keeping us connected.  This means that changing times don't have to thwart your professional growth. Read on for some ideas about how to promote and present...
Image courtesy of Unsplash By Guest Contributor: Craig Brown of  Yourcareerboost.com Many workers were displaced when COVID-19 erupted in this country, including those who normally worked from their homes. While it might feel like replacing your position in the current climate is impossible, there are plenty of opportunities worth exploring. EmployDiversity  offers the following resources to walk you through what you...
By EmployDiversity  Constant and consistent restorative activities can be the key to your productivity and enjoyment of life For some, working from home has been a blessing in disguise: fewer meetings, fewer disagreeable people with whom to engage; fewer distractions. After all, if many women and minority job holders already feel marginalized in the workplace, not being around the office is not such a bad thing. All the...
By EmployDiversity Being on-site may be more valuable than you think The Covid-19 Pandemic has warped the world of work. In some sectors, jobs are unrecognizable from what they were in 1999. Many labor analysts insist that changes to the job market were already there; the transition has taken two years instead of five- to seven. One of the biggest changes is the use of remote video technology for meetings.  Before 2020,...
Even though health and safety restrictions are keeping many of us home, online platforms are keeping us connected. Following the guidelines and staying home doesn’t have to mean thwarting your professional growth. There are still ways to continue your professional development.    VIDEO MUSTS Working from home tends to come with learning new rules or norms. One of the biggest changes you may be facing is the switch...
BY EMPLOYDIVERSITY Like it or not, Artificial Intelligence (AI) technology has become human resource recruitment’s best friend. In 2018, nearly 70 percent of hiring managers and recruiters surveyed by LinkedIn said AI was saving them time.  Companies like HireVue sell job interview video platforms that use AI to assess candidates. The company claims its package can predict a candidate’s likelihood to succeed...
BY EMPLOYDIVERSITY  Not every change you initiate will go according to plan. That is a humbling and frustrating experience, especially for diverse professionals. Women and minorities already seem to have so many social obstacles thrown in the way of their progress. They tend to be the most motivated to change their lots in life. Nevertheless, it can seem sometimes that even the Fates are against our best intentions. You’ve...
BY EMPLOYDIVERSITY So you’ve made a New Year’s Resolution to change some parts of your life. Perhaps you want to save more money to buy a home/a car/a personal treadmill. Maybe you want to exercise more, get a social life, or meet your dream partner.  A year on, and you find yourself in the same condition you had when you had made the original plan. How, you wonder, did an entire year go by and the only change in your...
BY EMPLOYDIVERSITY If there’s any group of individuals that needs a plan of action for the new year, it’s diverse professionals. Simply put, the rules for success and the barriers to progress are just not the same as mainstream professionals promote as the norm. In general, women and minorities have to work harder and be more focused than their counterparts to realize their personal and professional goals. It’s popular to...