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Work and Video-conferencing – Which one should I choose?

Zoom, Google Meet and Microsoft Teams have perhaps been the most closely contending services vying for users in recent weeks. Each provider has been keeping a watchful eye on their rivals and releasing updates on what seems to have become a near-weekly basis, with the view to giving them an edge over the competition. The … Continue reading

COVID and Skills – How should you rethink your talent strategy ?

How should you rethink your talent strategy so that you have the people you need when the recovery starts? CEOs will be faced with difficult people decisions. However, given the importance of talent in accelerating progress, it’s critical to adopt a through-cycle mindset on people—not just in keeping the right talent but also in building … Continue reading

Teleworking – How to be a successful and persuasive communicator

As social distancing becomes the new normal throughout the U.S. and the world, professionals across industries are making drastic and immediate changes to their work and presentation styles. Remote work was a rising trend before the COVID-19 pandemic, with regular work-at-home growing 173 percent since 2005. With so many additional businesses moving to a work-at-home structure … Continue reading

COVID and Teleworking – 15 tips and tricks on How to use Zoom (free PDF) from TechRepublic

Video conferencing has become more important than ever, particularly during the coronavirus pandemic. Zoom, a popular social platform, has experienced a surge of new users ranging from remote workers to schools. Zoom combines video conferencing, online meetings, chat, and mobile collaboration, enabling users to meet locally, nationally, and globally on any device, anywhere, at any … Continue reading

COVID and UI in US – Changes in state Unemployment Insurance rules

The COVID-19 pandemic led to an unprecedented expansion in unemployment insurance (UI) eligibility across states. While more than forty states had modified UI rules by the end of March, not all states responded in the same way. In this article, I summarize the changes to state UI rules in response to the crisis and explore … Continue reading

COVID and Jobs in Canada – Companies hiring right now

This list will be updated on a weekly basis. Walmart Fulfillment associate Retail sales associate Cashier Dairy associate Loblaws Cashier Produce clerk Sobeys Grocery associate Cashier Produce clerk Bakery clerk Ceridian Product marketing manager Implementation specialist Senior operations manager Localization manager Performance engineer 7-Eleven Sales associate Assistant store manager GardaWorld Security Guard Security Officer G4S … Continue reading

COVID, Library of Congress and Teachers – Classroom materials and professional development to help teachers

For Educators: Classroom Materials & Online Office Hours The Library of Congress offers classroom materials and professional development to help teachers effectively use primary sources from the Library’s vast digital collections in their teaching. https://loc.gov/teachers/

CARES Act for IT in US – The bill in 10 pieces

The CARES Act Federal Stimulus package in the U.S. is a complicated piece of legislation. We’ve broken down 10 pieces of the bill that tech business owners should know about. Chosen excerpts by Job Market Monitor. Read the whole story @ Here’s What Tech Businesses Need to Know about the CARES Act | Business of Technology | … Continue reading

COVID and Virtual Hiring – Tips for job seekers and recruiters (free PDF) by TechRepublic

This free PDF download from TechRepublic offers tips for how to land the job from  afar and best practices for hosting online interviews. In the download: How COVID-19 is impacting job seekers and hiring managers Hiring precautions due to the coronavirus How to nail a job interview via video conferencing How to hire a top … Continue reading

COVID-19 – Promote and enhance digital learning

A substantial increase in the use of digital delivery globally is under way across all segments of the workforce, from frontline managers to senior leaders. In regions such as Asia, where travel restrictions and work-from-home policies have been in place for weeks, digitally enabled experiences have also created new benefits. These include an increased sense … Continue reading

Canadian Outlook Summary from The Conference Board of Canada (CBC) – To the brink of recession

Canada’s economic growth ground to a halt in the fourth quarter of 2019. With the economy already on precarious footing, the added shocks of the recent rail blockade protests, the arrival of COVID-19, and a collapse in oil prices have brought the country to the brink of recession. Contents of the Spring 2020 summary: The … Continue reading

Transition to a Virtual Learning Program – How to ?

It All Starts with Technology First, start with the technology. This may seem obvious enough but ensuring that you’ve thought through the process, worked past the hurdles, and built protocols before launching the programs will help the change management for end-users and administrators. Here are the most important four features to help you identify your … Continue reading

COVID-19 and Teleworking – 5 Things to know for be effective according to ILO

Jon Messenger, the ILO’s expert on working conditions, shares his top five tips for effective teleworking during the COVID-19 crisis. Chosen excerpts by Job Market Monitor. Read the whole story @ COVID-19: 5 Things to know for effective teleworking Related Post Coronavirus – What should the government be doing? What sorts of policies should we prioritize? POSTED BY … Continue reading

Job Search in US – Over half of younger americans now consider sustainability

Guess post by Lucy Wyndham – Around 64 percent of younger jobseekers are adding another criterion to their job searches: sustainability. The days where Americans worried about being qualified for jobs are long gone. Research has shown that companies that actively practice sustainability are more sought-after in the job market. In 2018, a LinkedIn survey showed that … Continue reading

Transferable Skills and Competences for Early Career Researchers (ECR) – The most common way of documenting them a transferable skills portfolio

This report identifies transferable skills and competencesa relevant for early career researchers to gather during their doctoral training program and beyond, in order to increase their employability in multiple work sectors. A skills matrix and infographic (see Appendix) with nine different categories, containing a total of 66 transferable skills and competences, is presented. Advice on … Continue reading

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