May, 2014

How to Use LinkedIn Groups to Build Industry Authority

Author: Barbara Siegel

Thursday, May 29, 2014

LinkedIn has evolved to become an engaged professional network that spans the globe, and provides a number of tools and activities to not only connect with other thought leaders, but to demonstrate your own expertise, innovation and leadership to an organized and segmented target audience.

If you have taken steps to polish your presence on LinkedIn by updating relevant job history, seeking new referrals and endorsements, as well as showcase your projects and portfolio, you are on your way to optimizing its potential.   You can effectively use LinkedIn to speculate on developments in your industry and profession, monitor changes in expertise or skillsets required to segue into new roles, organizations and sectors.

We understand that it is important to have a professional and polished representation on LinkedIn, however the new social network tools available within the platform offer a number of opportunities to build your reputation within your profession.  Are you using LinkedIn as a social network?  I’ve provided some tips to help you get started and to build your online niche authority through LinkedIn.

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The Advent of the Mobile Employee: Opportunities and Challenges

Author: Kathy Leck

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Less than twenty years ago, if you told a Manager that they may be supervising or collaborating with teams in office and at home, in a different city or even in different time zones, the idea would have seemed improbable.  Business in the classic sense preferred face-to-face collaboration and the practice of managing a non-mobile workforce daily, in the presence of an onsite manager.

Enter the era of mobile technology and the ability for workers to telecommute.  This rapid technological transition occurred in the last decade and coincided with a significant change to the global economy.  At first glance, organizations would not fathom the concept of the remote worker but as fiscal constraints were applied, it began to make sense to optimize work space and economize by allowing some workers to telecommute from home.   At inception it is a win/win scenario for both employers as well as employees, who consider the ability to work from home (even part time) to be a lucrative benefit or perk.

 

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Managing an Age Diverse Workforce: Considerations for Human Resource Professionals

Author: Kathy Leck

Saturday, May 24, 2014

The trajectory for most working professionals has been with an expected end in sight at the age of retirement.   But given a number of factors, the majority of working professionals approaching (or surpassing) the age of 65 are willingly remaining in the workforce.  The expected retirement age of individuals in North American has migrated and the cultural shift is representing change in how we view diversity and the work force.

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