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How the Russia-Ukraine War and Surging Gas Prices Can Supercharge the Green Transition

The painful pinch of skyrocketing gas prices is hitting just about everyone’s pocketbook. Right now, the average national cost of gasoline across the nation has surged to over $5 per gallon, reaching all-time records and soaring 50% higher than a year ago. “What people aren’t talking about is that the increase in the cost of renewables is much, much less than the increase in the price of fossil fuels —

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Dynamic Job Descriptions Are the Key to Standing Out in a Candidate-Driven Market

Almost every company in America, large or small, is feeling the pressure of the current labor market. Not only are prospective candidates receiving multiple offers, but the rate of counteroffers from their current employers has astronomically risen. In a market such as this, company leaders and hiring managers are having trouble differentiating themselves from the competition to recruit and hire talent.

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Three Innovative Strategies to Enhance Your Team’s Quality of Life at Work

Many of our candidates and clients face the ‘Return to Office’ quandary. Who is coming back? When? How often? Why? When asked what they miss about the office, most workers cite the camaraderie, collaboration, and culture working in an office provides.

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Should You Stay or Should You Go? 4 Questions to Ask Before Accepting a Counteroffer

As the labor market sizzles and businesses lose their high-performing leaders, the push for retention means counteroffers are gaining momentum. It is the "easy" solution when losing a manager or leader. 

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Celebrating International HR Day: 3 People-First Strategies to Create a Brighter Future for Our Workforce

The future we are working towards at TRANSEARCH is one I am committed to, both personally and professionally. It is about empowering individuals to flourish in roles where their unique identities and values are embraced, their perspectives championed, where their diverse backgrounds drive innovation; and where having inclusive cultures is the bedrock for solving tomorrow's challenges.

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Four Tips for Building Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DE&I) Roles and Initiatives

HR and Organizational Development professionals have long stressed the importance and value of a diverse workforce. CEOs and Boards today recognize the cultural, branding, and economic significance of celebrating and encouraging Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging in their businesses.

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Trust Your Gut: Four Tips to Harness Your Intuition and Make Wise Business Decisions

When Apple icon Steve Jobs was contemplating a significant business decision, he often took strolls around his neighborhood, totally barefoot. While we can’t say for certain all that went through his mind, we do know these famous walks were meant to help him take a step back from the forest of data, market research, and analytics to help him see more clearly through the trees.

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5 Tips To Nail Your Virtual Interview

With hybrid and remote job opportunities becoming more and more prevalent in today’s employment market, job seekers may be finding themselves interviewing virtually for the first time in their careers. Even for fully in-person roles, many recruiters and hiring managers prefer to conduct first or even second interviews virtually to save time and hassle.

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Four Smart Strategies to Set Up C-Suite DE&I Leaders for Success

HR headlines often highlight negative trends like resignations, talent shortages, and burnout. But there is a positive, fascinating story making a real difference – the growth of roles in Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI). Since 2015, executive diversity and inclusion job titles have grown exponentially, jumping by 113%. What's more, nearly 40% of Fortune 500 companies now have executives dedicated to DEI.

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An Untapped Resource That Should Be Making Waves: 5 Tips to Shore up Water Sector Talent

Sky-high fuel prices. Climate change. Greenhouse gases. These issues make headlines every day. But there is a huge piece to this environmental and economic puzzle that doesn’t seem to get the attention it deserves - water.

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4 Tips to Proactively Turn Passive Prospects Into Engaged Candidates

Job seekers have more clout today than perhaps at any time in history. The combination of the pandemic and Great Resignation has triggered a tight labor market where workers have the means to seek and gain more flexible schedules, greater work-life balance, and better pay. This has left employers with a pressing priority to proactively recruit prospects. Indeed, you simply can’t afford to be passive.

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The Great Recognition: 5 tips to foster employee value & engagement

‘Should I stay or should I go?’ Music fans will know this as the iconic title of a hit song by English punk rock band The Clash. For employees the world over, it’s the existential question about work today. Indeed, a massive global survey of over 30,000 Microsoft employees found more than 40% of their workers are thinking of quitting.

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Am I burned out? What about my team? How to identify & prevent mental exhaustion

Birthdays are supposed to be a time to relax and celebrate another year around the sun. In an interview with The New York Times about a recent birthday, the world's most famous entrepreneur and visionary, Elon Musk, regaled how he spent his special day pulling an all-nighter working in his factory. Culturally, we have tended to value and admire the Musks of the world - those who work the hardest, no matter the cost.

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Thrive, Survive, or Cease to Exist: How Workplace Culture is Driving the Great Resignation

As America weathers “The Great Resignation,” there has been a marked shift in the power dynamic between employers and employees. Those companies who put finances over people may be surviving, but companies who understand the importance of fostering a people-centric organizational culture are thriving.

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Working Towards Having It All Doesn’t Mean Having It All at Once: My Thoughts on International Women’s Day

I am a woman CEO of a successful company. I am also a dedicated and loving wife, mother, daughter, sister, and friend. Perhaps I may be viewed by some people as a poster child for International Women's Day because I am a woman who appears to “have it all.” But I do not represent most women in the world right now.

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4 Diversity Hiring Strategies to Make Your Business The Only Company People Want to Work for

Hiring diverse candidates is a business priority getting hotter by the day. The seeds of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DE&I) were planted in social consciousness - recognizing inequities and a desire to do the right thing. Today, companies realize diversity delivers results and is integral to their success.

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From Great Resignation to Great Transition: 3 Strategies to Fuel the Shift to Clean Energy Jobs

While the Great Resignation sweeps across America, there is reason to see light on the horizon for the clean energy industry. Most industries experienced contraction during the pandemic and clean energy was also affected. At the height of the pandemic, approximately 300,000 Americans experienced job loss in the sector.

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From Great Resignation to Great Renegotiation: 3 Steps to Getting it Right

Workers are riding a tidal wave of opportunities, the likes of which we haven't seen in decades, if ever before. This situation, which follows the pandemic, inflation, and the Great Resignation, with 33 million Americans leaving their roles, may be described as the Great Negotiation, coined by NPR's Planet Money.

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2022 Talent Acquisition & Retention Report

The Great Resignation that began in 2021 has created a massive talent shortage and companies are struggling to find new workers. Every day, businesses are losing valuable employees who have found new jobs. It can take weeks or even months to find and train a new employee, which impacts the bottom line.

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Surge in CEO Resignations Demands Smart Succession Planning

Top bosses across corporate America are heading for the exits, joining the ranks of the Great Resignation, new research reveals. Data from executive outplacement firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas shows that during the final quarter of 2021, the number of CEOs who left their roles spiked 16% from the previous year.

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Remote Work: Wave of the Present

For the last 21 months many companies and their staff have been through multiple periods of uncertainty, change, and general anxiety regarding the state of their companies and/or jobs. Covid forced a good portion of the American workforce home, many of them for the first time in their careers.

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3 Smart Tips to Recruit Top Remote Talent Around the World

The remote work trend that caught fire with Covid will get even hotter in 2022, especially for more lucrative positions. According to a new report by Ladders Inc., more than 25% of all high paying jobs will be available remotely by the end of 2022. That means over 20 million professional jobs will not be going back to the office after Covid.

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Attract the Best Talent! Three Ways to Create your Unique Employer Brand

Did you know 75% of job seekers consider an employers’ value proposition before they decide to apply for a role? More simply put, three out of every four candidates take a keen look at your company brand, values and culture before they seriously contemplate working for you. That’s why it’s imperative for companies to skillfully market their unique value in order to attract and retain top talent.

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Three Tips to Win the Talent War with Wellness Programs

You can feel it in the air - the holiday season is just around the corner. While this is a happy time for many of us, it often means super-sized dinners and vacations where the temptation to over-indulge is overwhelming. The next thing you know, New Year’s resolutions are all about wellness. The good news is organizations can play a key role in supporting your wellness goals.

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Leading Effectively with Empathy: Four tips on how to do it

Famed American poet Maya Angelou once said, “at the end of the day, people won't remember what you said or did, they will remember how you made them feel.” Indeed, the power of human connection is paramount for people. That’s why empathy is increasingly cited as a core skill leaders must have to drive success in organizations.

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Three Strategies to Deliver Results and Tackle the Talent Shortage through Diversity

In this incredibly competitive job market where talent is in short supply, job seekers have the opportunity to consider many variables when deciding which company to work for. Increasingly, candidates are looking for organizations that demonstrate broadminded values and strong corporate cultures.

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4 Ways to Make Trust the Anchor of Productive and Happy Employees

Research from the Harvard Business Review reports that trust isn’t a fluffy “nice to have,” it is a cornerstone for organizations’ health and performance. People who work for companies where authentic trust is prioritized are more successful. Their levels of stress and burnout are significantly less, at 74% and 40% respectively. And when trust is embedded in the culture, employees flourish.

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Three Tips To Leverage Flexibility to Attract Talent

Long before the headlines screamed ‘critical talent shortages’ and ‘The Great Resignation,’ GM CEO Mary Barra said something that now seems quite prophetic. “Where the work permits, employees (should) have the flexibility to work where they can have the greatest impact on achieving our goals,” Barra said. “It is up to the leaders to focus on the work, not the where.” While she made these comments in the throes of Covid,

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Talent War Part 2: Five tips to retain great employees

Workers are quitting their jobs in droves across America. In April alone, a record four-million people resigned. The average time younger workers are expected to stay in their current job is just over two years. And a McKinsey study showed only 7 percent of companies believe they can keep highly talented people.

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Talent war part 1: The skilled labor gap

Authors: Chris Swan and John Ryan, Managing Directors More than nine million jobs are open and waiting to be filled in the United States right now. Even more eye opening is that the number of job postings has skyrocketed over 40% since February, according to government statistics.

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New study shows shorter work weeks are an ‘overwhelming success’

Authors: Chris Swan and John Ryan, Managing Directors The great, big switch to remote work has clearly shown us that working in an office every day is not necessary for many businesses. Likewise, companies and employees now widely view flexibility and work-life balance as essential. But just how far and flexible are we heading?

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Should people working remotely, where the cost of living is lower, be paid less?

Authors: Chris Swan and John Ryan, Managing Directors When someone says they earn ‘Wall street pay’ or a ‘Silicon valley salary,’ you likely surmise they make good money. Why? Because New York and the San Francisco Bay area have generally been expensive places to live with prestigious jobs and higher pay.

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Three Tips to Flourish in the Hybrid Working World

Authors: Chris Swan and John Ryan, Managing Directors A wave of hybrid workforces are going to emerge as the norm for organizations across America, according to a series of recent studies.

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Disruption Driven Development

Author: Bridget Papanicholas When I think of how my team fared during the pandemic, the word that comes to my mind is “innovation.” As a CEO and a shaper of corporate culture, this makes me incredibly excited. It’s been a challenging time, but also a remarkable season for growth.

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Managing Mental Health Challenges of the Virtual Workforce

This Two-part series features leading experts advising on challenges and coping strategies It’s been a little over a year since workers transitioned en masse to making a living remotely and a staggering 40% of American adults are now grappling with at least one adverse mental health condition, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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Honoring Women’s History Month: A Flexible Culture is an Inclusive One

Living and working through a pandemic has been painful, chaotic, and exhausting. For many workers, though, a payoff is that employers have finally embraced a healthier, more flexible approach to work. I’ve been operating remotely for nearly a dozen years. The experience has refined my self-management skills and taught me to work smarter.

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Mental Health, Virtual Integration & ‘Remote’ Compensation Are Key Topics at HR Roundtable

Author: Chris Swan and John Ryan After enjoying the comfort and cost savings of working from home, would you rule out a potential job if remote wasn’t an option? Ever struggle logging into a video meeting and then face “technology bias”? How about your employees’ mental health – are you seeing resilience or deepening depression?

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