October 27, 2021
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How to work each job-search step to your advantage
Job applicants should work with a recruiter to get their resume in front of hiring managers; send a thank-you note via email or postal mail within 12 hours of an interview; and check back after two weeks with a mention of something from the interview or industry information worth sharing, career experts advise. Job-search strategist Kamara Toffolo also offers an unexpected step to take if you don't land the job.
Full Story: CNN (10/26) 
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Delivering a vision is only the final step of a long process of getting clarity, combining facts and inspiration, and setting a personal example in pursuit of organizational goals and dreams, writes Paul Thornton. "The more time you spend clarifying your thinking, the more confident you will be when presenting your plans," Thornton writes.
Full Story: SmartBrief/Leadership (10/22) 
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Join us on October 28 for our annual SmartBrief Education STEM Pathways Summit when we explore the intersection of STEM and social-emotional learning. Don't miss this opportunity to get fresh ideas, hear about new programs and talk with your peers in STEM education. Register today.
Inclusive Leadership
Employers can make things easier for women in their workforce by enabling managers and workers to tweak flexible working policies for particular needs, Ellen Bailey writes. Implement simple changes, such as non-video calls or messaging timeouts, and give employees at all levels the opportunity to participate in innovation, Bailey advises.
Full Story: Training magazine (10/19) 
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Leadership behavior influences and cultivates workplace behavior, especially when that behavior deviates from stated values, S. Chris Edmonds says in this blog post and video. "Do not dismiss or discount the powerful personal impact you have on your work culture and the employee experience daily," Edmonds says.
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Trending Now
Employers are taking steps to increase their workers' access to mental health care, but traditional tools and wellness programs are used by fewer than 10% of employees annually, writes Anna Mittag, senior vice president of product and services for digital wellness platform LifeSpeak. Employers should take steps to destigmatize mental health in the workplace and ask employees what resources they want to use, Mittag writes.
Full Story: BenefitsPRO (free registration) (10/22) 
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4 tips for identifying an employer's work-life balance
In any career transition, it's important to keep in mind the work-life balance that you will (or won't) have. Follow these four tips to assess if a potential employer's work-life balance fits your needs.
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