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Yes, Stay At Home Parents And Older People Are Being Actively Recruited - Here's Why

Retirees and stay at home parents are just a couple of the previously untapped talent pools now sought by companies.


According to a recent article in the New York Times, companies are also reaching out to candidates with disabilities, waiving criminal background checks, scrapping excessive skills/educational requirements, and offering an abundance of perks like working from home and flexible hours to attract candidates.

So, what sparked this sudden interest in Diversity and Inclusion?

Alas, it wasn't a sudden realization that teams with diverse experiences really do perform better.

With the unemployment rate nearly at a 50-year low, companies are facing what they call "a talent crisis." #ItsTheEconomyStupid

Obviously, at PowerToFly, we're thrilled to hear about companies taking Diversity & Inclusion initiatives more seriously, but when the motive is as fickle as the economy and a trade-war with China is brewing, we have our doubts about whether these programs will last.

After all, similar policies adopted in the late 90s were swiftly abandoned when the dot-com bubble burst.

So, tell us what you think in the comments below — will companies maintain their D&I initiatives and recruiting programs if the economy takes a turn for the worse? Or if the job market favors employers once more, will they revert to their old practices?

P.S. If you're looking for a job, make sure to take advantage of this applicant's market — we've got thousands of great jobs just waiting for you to apply (and plenty of employers eager for talented applicants like you!).

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The Two Causes of Conflict Within a Team: And How to Resolve Them

(With specific tips for remote teams!)

Teams have conflict. It happens. Whether it's disagreeing with your manager's feedback, going head-to-head with a coworker for a promotion, or feeling supreme levels of annoyance at the department head who consistently claims credit for work he didn't do, all of us have gotten into it at some point on the job. (One of my favorite personal conflicts was when a woman who worked for me refused to use our publication's style guide when communicating on behalf of the business. Yes, I once found myself screaming in a newsroom about the need to use size-16 Tahoma in marketing materials rather than size-12 Times New Roman. But I promise I'm better at dealing with conflict now.)
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Diversity Reboot Summit Speakers

Join Us to Discuss the Future of Work: Come to Our (Virtual!) Diversity Reboot Summit

Join Diversity reboot 2020 virtually

COVID-19 has forced us to map the future of our workplaces at a dizzying new pace.

The Diversity Reboot 2020 Summit is a virtual gathering for professionals who want to share how we can all rebuild faster in partnership with diverse talent. Join us, along with thousands of diverse women and allies, to remake our world the way it ought to be.

Learn more here

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31 Remote Jobs Available Now in Sales, Marketing, and Engineering

Why You Should Consider These 3 Functional Areas When Looking for Work-From-Home-Jobs

If you're wondering what kinds of remote jobs are available now, you're not alone. With unemployment rates skyrocketing and questions about when—and if—"non-essential" workers will return to the office growing by the day, it's safe to say there's a lot of uncertainty about the future of work.

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4 Tips for Navigating Startups, Mastering Sales, and Growing from Individual Contributor to SVP:

A Conversation with VideoAmp's Alli Felter

Alli Felter likes competition. Challenge her to a game of soccer or a sing-off, and she'll be there, ready to give it her all.

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