Samantha McLaren

Posts by Samantha McLaren

  • 3 Myths About Working Women That Are Hurting Your Diversity and Inclusion Efforts

    August 20, 2018

    Changing our speech patterns. Adopting a power stance. Swapping out so-called "unempowered" clothing choices. There’s a lot of advice out there about how female leaders can become more confident and assertive. These tips are certainly useful—but they’re inherently one-sided. The good news is that with more and more leaders understanding the tremendous benefits...

  • Making This One Thing Part of Your Company Culture Will Boost Employee Engagement and Retention

    July 30, 2018

    While establishing employee volunteer programs is an obvious way for companies to give back to their communities and build their brands, there’s an additional benefit: volunteer programs are a powerful engagement and retention tool. In fact, when employees feel connected to their company’s giving and volunteering efforts, turnover drops by an average of 57%. In...

  • These Industries Will Face the Biggest Talent Shortages by 2030

    July 24, 2018

    The skills gap is widening, unemployment in the U.S. is at its lowest rate since 2000, and nearly 60% of employers struggle to fill job vacancies within 12 weeks. But if you think it’s tough to find great talent now, new research from the Korn Ferry Institute suggests that things are only going to get worse. By 2030, the global talent shortage could reach 85.2...

  • 3 Ways Companies Are Fighting Bias in the Workplace and...

    July 23, 2018

    On May 29, Starbucks customers across the U.S. had to find an alternative source for their caffeine fix as the company closed 8,000...

  • You May Be Overlooking One in Three Candidates—Here’s How...

    July 16, 2018

    73.5 million people in the U.S. alone have a criminal record. To put that in perspective, that’s one in three working-age adults,...

  • Why Podcasts Might Be the Recruitment Tool You’re Missing...

    July 12, 2018

    One in three applicants for an entry-level job is unqualified. That’s a lot of resumes to sift through to find someone great. And if a...