Give value to your followers rather than trying to get something from them, and do it without expecting anything in return, social media marketer Gary Vaynerchuk explains. "Giving with expectation is manipulation. Giving without expectation is letting karma be practical," Vaynerchuk said.
Hispanics are the second fastest growing ethnic group in the US. Is your firm ready to engage with potential clients and staff from this demographic? Here are four strategies to reach them.
Reporting requirements in the UK have revealed a gender pay gap at some accounting firms. In addition, data suggest that firms may face pay disparities related to ethnicity and disability status. Companies can take proactive steps to address these issues by performing pay audits and embracing blind recruitment strategies.
Employee resource groups provide an opportunity for workers who share some sort of common characteristic to connect with one another. ERGs may also push for change by helping their organizations rewrite hiring policies or connecting employees with business leaders.
KPMG has participated in the UK's Disability Confident program for the past two years. The firm has also produced a report exploring disability in the workplace and partnered with another organization to promote the hiring of people with autism.
Intellectually gifted people sometimes struggle conforming to workplace norms, such as projects requiring teamwork or performing monotonous tasks, explains psychologist Alice Boyes. Smart people can use their advanced learning ability to get better at skills necessary for success, including relationship building, developing resiliency and learning how to not over-analyze everything.
Building and nurturing workplace friendships takes time, but is worth every minute, explains Dan Schawbel, as numerous studies have found having friends at work leads to happiness and better job performance. Work friends help get each other through tough times and provide someone to confide in during stressful situations or hostile work environments.
Remove internships from your resume that are from more than 10 years ago unless the experience is directly related to the job you're applying for, suggests HR expert Johnny Taylor Jr. After about five years into a career, focus on earning certifications within your field and have this experience replace the internships on your resume, writes Taylor.
Recruiters don't see a past firing as a deal breaker in most cases, explains recruiting expert Rowan O'Grady, as long as it is not a pattern and the reasoning behind it can be justified. It's important to be honest and forthcoming about the firing as recruiters will likely dig deeper into it, and finding inconsistencies with your story all but eliminates your chances of getting the job, O'Grady says.
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