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The Effects of Workplace Racism and Sexism
One day it's a covert statement to a mother returning to work after maternity leave. Another day it's a lingering gaze at an employee enjoying a culturally rich meal. These microaggressions (or sometimes macroaggressions) can take an employee from a confident, high-performer to one that feels insecure being themselves at work. Your employees engage with people with different ideas and feel most comfortable and valued when they can work without losing their cultural, racial, and gender identity. While most employers know this, why have workplace racism and sexism often been neglected?
When Rage Applying Strikes: How to Identify Unserious Candidates
As the job market remains highly competitive, we have seen a surge in "rage applying." This is when candidates apply to multiple jobs, often without considering whether they are truly interested in the role. Rage applying goes hand-in-hand with quiet quitting. Often, employees want to entertain the thoughts and feelings of leaving their job, but they aren't necessarily serious about leaving yet. Meanwhile, other employees engaging in this trend are actually trying to find a better role. As a recruiter, it can be hard to identify who are the real applicants in a sea full of quiet quitters, but understanding rage applying and identifying red flags will certainly help.
How to Professionally Reschedule a Job Interview Without Destroying Your Chances
You’ve practiced answering common interview questions and refined your “greatest weakness.’ Nothing can stop you until BAM! The flu hits your household. Or you ran over a nail and popped a tire en route to the interview. When you need to pivot, there’s a good, better, and best way to reschedule a job interview. Here’s how to do it professionally, so you can nail the gig when the timing is right.
What is a W-9 and How to Fill One Out
When you began working for yourself, you probably didn’t account for the tax reporting work that will fall on your shoulders each year. If you’re a freelancer, independent contractor, or business owner, filing your taxes is not as simple as uploading your W-2 form into some online tax preparation software. Most self-employed people need to complete a W-9 as a step for accurately reporting their earnings to the IRS. Below, you can learn how to fill out a W-9 and when to submit it.
A Comprehensive Guide to Becoming a Better Conversationalist
Have you ever stood awkwardly next to someone at a party because you didn’t know what to say to them? How about at a networking event or on a first date? You're not alone if you’ve ever experienced this uncomfortable silence. Many people struggle to master the art of being a great conversationalist.