Samantha McLaren

Posts by Samantha McLaren

  • 5 Fun Strategies Companies Are Using to Make Remote Workers Feel Included

    March 7, 2019

    The freedom to work when and where they choose is a huge draw for today’s workforce. In fact, LinkedIn’s Global Talent Trends 2019 report found that 36% of women and 29% of men consider flexible work arrangements to be a very important consideration when choosing a job. But flexible work arrangements by themselves aren’t enough. A 2017 study found that remote...

  • The Tactic This Expert Uses to Assess Soft-Skills (Hint: It Doesn’t Involve Behavioral Questions)

    March 4, 2019

    Eight in 10 talent professionals say soft skills (like creativity, collaboration, and adaptability) are increasingly important to their company’s success. And, 92% say these skills matter as much or more than hard skills. This data comes from LinkedIn’s annual Global Talent Trends 2019 report, which identified soft skills as the biggest trend transforming the...

  • The Go-To Interview Questions of Companies Like Warby Parker, Airbnb and More

    February 26, 2019

    You’ve probably been there before: a candidate’s breezing through an interview and knocking out great answers to all of your questions. But then it hits you...these answers are a little too good. They’re polished and rehearsed. You wish you could draw something out that’s a bit more reflective and spur of the moment. And you can. It’s only a matter of asking the...

  • 7 Impactful Ways to Combat Sexual Harassment in the...

    February 21, 2019

    Everyone deserves to feel safe, comfortable, and listened to at work. But as the #MeToo movement has shown, not every employee feels...

  • How the FBI is Beating the Skills Gap by Recruiting ...

    February 20, 2019

    In Louise Penny’s best-selling Inspector Gamache detective novels, one character has a particularly unusual backstory. Thérèse Brunel,...

  • Google’s Former Career Coach Recommends This Trick to Boost...

    February 19, 2019

    Starting in 2008, Google has conducted extensive research into what makes a great manager. They called it “Project Oxygen” and, over...