Samantha McLaren

Posts by Samantha McLaren

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    10 Things Recruiters Used to Believe — But Don't Anymore

    August 12, 2020

    In any profession, your perspective on your work will change as your career advances. In a field like recruiting, which is surrounded by myths and misconceptions, that change can be akin to coming out of the Matrix and realizing that the world is very different from what you believed. For proof, just look at the comments on a recent LinkedIn post by John...

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    4 Humorous Remote Work Moments for When You Need a Break

    July 29, 2020

    By now, many talent professionals have been working remotely for almost six months. But even if you’ve successfully adjusted to the “new normal,” working from home can be lonely and stressful at times. On the bright side, it can also be funny. From tech mishaps to misbehaving pets, there are aspects of remote work that often produce some lighthearted fun. So, if...

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    Beyond Virtual Happy Hour: 5 Ways Companies Are Keeping Their Teams Energized and Connected

    July 20, 2020

    When many companies first transitioned to working from home, the idea of holding a virtual happy hour was new and exciting to most employees. A few months on, some of the allure may have worn off. Video fatigue has started to set in, and happy hours that were intended to help employees reconnect and unwind may be having the opposite effect. To combat this,...

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    4 Steps LGBTQ+ Employees Say Companies Can Take to Be More ...

    June 29, 2020

    Despite momentous leaps forward in LGBTQ+ rights over the past few decades, the lived experiences of LGBTQ+ individuals in the...

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    4 Different Approaches Companies Are Taking to Performance ...

    June 24, 2020

    At many companies, June is usually the time when mid-year reviews are held. This year, however, employees are facing a number of...

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    5 Meaningful Ways Companies Are Supporting Their LGBTQ+...

    June 22, 2020

    This time last year, many companies were taking to the streets with their employees to participate in Pride parades. But while health...