July 30, 2021
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A better resume can combat age discrimination in hiring
Older adults in the job market can increase their chance of success with an effectively designed resume. For the resume to be properly processed by an Applicant Tracking System, it should be simple, short and free of graphics and not include core competencies or achievements sections but instead emphasize results and skills.
Full Story: Forbes (tiered subscription model) (7/27) 
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Stepping back is sometimes part of being your best
Biles (Craig Barritt/Getty Images)
A mind-body glitch caused gymnast Simone Biles to withdraw from various elements of the Tokyo Olympic Games this week. "At the end of the day, we're human too, so we have to protect our mind and our body rather than just go out there and do what the world wants us to do," Biles said.
Full Story: Forbes (tiered subscription model) (7/27),  The Washington Post (tiered subscription model) (7/28) 
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Inclusive Leadership
True allies to workplace diversity, equity and inclusion accept what they don't understand about marginalized people, use their privilege to help others and speak up when employees are mistreated, writes Bari Williams, chief operating officer at BandWagonFanClub. "Real allies strive for tangible, lasting systemic improvements to company policies, practices, and culture," Williams writes.
Full Story: Fast Company (tiered subscription model) (7/27) 
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Why workers say they'd quit over in-office mandates
Readers of Alison Green's "Ask a Manager" website explain why they'd quit, or have already done so, if forced back to offices full-time after experiencing the benefits of remote working. Green notes the pandemic has prompted a shift in employee expectations, their relationships with employers and their priorities in life.
Full Story: Slate (7/26) 
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The shift to remote or hybrid working is leading some employers to shrink their office footprint and reallocate investment toward collaborative work experiences and staff well-being. "There's a new reality and awareness that just closing an office is not enough: there has to be more of an investment in the well-being of a team and how it's going to be coordinated around the mindset of a team," Futuri co-founder and CEO Daniel Anstandig said.
Full Story: Digiday (tiered subscription model) (7/28) 
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Leading diverse teams
How can managers best utilize the unique perspectives of their team members to improve the effectiveness of the group as a whole? Follow these critical steps to develop high performing teams.
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David A. Sinclair,
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