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Homemade Pumpkin Spice Punch in Autumn

Personality May Predict Your Pumpkin Spice Season Verdict

The autumn season is well underway, and with it come the usual suspects: pumpkin-spice-everything, images of fallen leaves, and Halloween decor. For some, those seasonal icons are a source of comfort and excitement. For others, it’s time for a collective groan. A large indicator of your “Pumpkin Spice Verdict” is your personality. … read more

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Autism Syndrome Person in a pool of neurotypical people

Disability & Diversity: Have You Been Overlooking a Pool of Talent?

This October, we recognize National Disability Employment Awareness Month. This gives us an opportunity to reflect and ask: are hiring practices overlooking an untapped talent pool? Is the process subject to systematic loss of a certain type of candidate? If so, what solutions exist for talent acquisition professionals to help widen the lens? Today, we discuss a key cohort: the neurodiverse community. … read more

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Hiring with personality is a rocket to old-fashioned hot air balloons

Assessment 101: Why Hire With Personality?

The process of selecting a new hire has for many years followed the same playbook. An applicant provides demographic information up front, submits a resume or work history, and reports credentials. An interview confirms qualifications and provides a “first impressions” view. The focus is on the past, with particular emphasis on job skills. … read more

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5 Best Practices for Working with Contingent Talent

Career got a new look? Recent years have brought a rise of the term “gig economy.” Along with that discussion, we’ve seen increasing numbers of workers reimagining the career arc. Recent estimates indicate that 43% of American workers partake in freelance work arrangements to provide some or all of their income. Moreover, the concept is evaluated with interest even among those who don’t practice it, with 9 out of 10 US workers reporting that they would consider taking on freelance work. … read more

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Climbing steps from darkness to light

3 Positive Steps to Take for Furloughed Workers

Experiencing job loss, even if temporary, can serve as a major life stressor. Weekly unemployment figures in the US have remained well above the previous historic highs since March. Those contending with the reality of a lost position are vast in number. That suggests millions of Americans are faced with uncertain income, loss of daily routines, economic vulnerability, and plenty of stress. … read more

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