Virtual Hiring is Here to Stay: Read about Changes that will Impact Your Job Search

It has only been a few months since most companies moved to remote work, but in that time, the use of video conferencing has exploded. The hiring of candidates, particularly for leadership roles, has been transformed. If you are in search of your next opportunity or plan to be in job search mode soon, it is critical to understand how the virtual hiring process is taking shape, as well as what to prepare for. VIRTUAL […]

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Coronavirus: Corporate Leaders Grapple with Major Disruption by Putting Employees First

Amid the growing coronavirus epidemic, leaders across the world in all industries face enormous disruptions to the status quo: supply chain disruptions, mandatory and widespread quarantines, major economic turbulence, international politics, and of course, these continual changes impact their employees who are the lifeblood of their organizations. In addition to helping to keep employees well, decision makers are figuring out how to communicate to their employees, while keeping operations as optimal as possible, taking cost-saving […]

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Does Employee Privacy Still Matter?

according to the gatekeepers… In the early 90s,  only a few technology companies monitored their own employees by mining information from the equipment they provided employees to do their work. By the late 90s, employee monitoring became more sophisticated.  IT departments started purchasing software tools to monitor employee activity – and the tools provided detailed reports related to productivity, email and internet activity – identifying employees who were writing inappropriate emails, wasting time, as well […]

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96% of Corporate Leaders say Gender Pay Gap Must be Fixed But Disagree on How to Fix

The momentum is building, you read and hear about it almost daily. More board, CEO and top-level jobs are going to women in almost every industry and the drumbeat about the gender pay gap is loud and clear. But is this more of a media movement than a real fix? Will the momentum die before 50/50 leadership is achieved and before women and men are paid the same? While there is an overwhelming number of […]

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Is Video AI and AI Selection the next big thing in hiring? Top Leaders disagree. (Updated Article)

according to the gatekeepers℠… Large companies like Oracle, Unilever and IBM are early adopters of Video AI technology for the initial selection process. Video AI is used to conduct initial interviews for jobs, and in many cases, candidates may never communicate with a human during the selection process. Both traditional AI selection and Video AI process a huge amount of data points on candidates. Video AI records and processes upwards of 250,000 data points on […]

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Sidelined at work? 5 Steps for Recovery

according to the gatekeepers℠… Being passed over at work can be miserable. You were the obvious choice, but that promotion, recognition, bonus or big important project went to someone else. Feeling anxious you might say to yourself – where is this going? It happens to the best of us. Successful leaders get passed over along with everyone else. I can’t think of anyone that has been immune to upsets, even those we think of as the most talented among us. We […]

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Should You Go Over Your Boss’ Head?

according to the gatekeepers℠… Nobody really wants to have to go above their boss’ head. But sometimes it seems necessary. When it is clear cut, you have no choice. But where should that clear cut line reside? Earlier is my career, my boss, who was the CEO at the time, gave my assistant a single rose. He left it on her desk before she got in one morning and then took credit when he came to see me later in the day. Corey, […]

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Find Out What You Need To Know About A Potential Employer

According to the gatekeepers℠ Once—and only once—I accepted the wrong job.  I remember entering the building on my first day of work – excited and nervous. I was pleased to see that I would share my first elevator ride with the Chairman of my new company. I had met him twice during the interview process. During the group interview, he asked me a couple of questions, and I thought we had established a good connection. He did […]

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Don’t Fail The Unspoken Interview Test

About to ramp up a job search in 2017? Be sure to read about what still matters, according to the gatekeepers℠     Have you ever been completely confident you would get a job—or at the very least, convinced you would be a finalist? The job specifications described you perfectly, but for some reason you weren’t asked back. What unspoken test did you fail in the interview?   It could be that you failed the all-important character test. Make […]

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Get the Pay Package You Deserve: 5 Critical Tips for Success

according to the gatekeepers℠… Requesting a better compensation package is fraught with risk. Before you make the ask, read this! Here’s how to get what you’re worth without changing companies.   Requesting a better or higher compensation package is tricky and fraught with risk. The underlying (but unspoken) message when you request a raise is that you haven’t been paid what you’re worth—and the person you report to hasn’t noticed. Some bosses may be offended […]

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Is Talking Politics at Work the New Norm?

according to the gatekeepers℠… Find out what you need to know for your career…  Can a difference in political opinions matter enough to derail an important business deal? A client of mine says yes. He relayed to me a conversation with his partner that happened the day after the US presidential election:   He said, “Good day to wear black. I’m in mourning for our democracy too.”   She said, “He’s just like Ronald Reagan. We all need to give him a chance.” […]

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