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Rise in Skill-based Hiring

September 21, 2021

Even at the turn of the century, a college degree was a golden ticket to begin a professional career. A stamp of higher education on the resume was the only way to a comfortable, salaried position with associated perks. While the direct correlation between a degree and potential for long-term income has been consistent, the nature of work and career has changed over the last few years with the right skills being prized over academic qualifications. The impact of the Coronavirus pandemic has been devastating on almost all economies. But at the same time, it has offered employers an opportunity to reshape their recruitment practices around this shifting paradigm. Emerging skills-based roles The World Economic Forum (WEF), in its January 2020 report, claimed that more than one billion jobs are expected to be transformed by technology over the next decade. But that has already been ... View Post

How to Screen Remote Workers

June 11, 2021

While remote work has been around for many years, it has assumed an entirely new meaning over the past 1.5 years. Recent global events, particularly the Coronavirus pandemic, have led to the rise of remote work. An increasing number of organizations that were probably not prepared to make the transition are now embracing it. This trend has opened up a new horizon in recruitment. Hiring is no longer limited to any geographical location. Talent is being recruited from all over the world, ... View Post

Five Best Disability Friendly Jobs in 2021

May 26, 2021

Transition to worklife is often a challenging process for people with autism and disabilities. The good news is there are a number of disability friendly jobs out there as companies have begun to recognize the unique strengths and perspectives that differently-abled people bring to the workplace. Not only do modern employers have a better understanding of the many obstacles that workers with different abilities face, but they are also more focused on removing barriers to full and continued ... View Post

Six In-demand Healthcare Certifications for Professionals

November 27, 2019

Over the years, healthcare has become a highly sought-after industry segment for employment. With an aging population globally and unprecedented breakthroughs in clinical and scientific research, work opportunities in the healthcare sector are growing by leaps and bounds. However, with so many career options available, it’s difficult to navigate through the choices and zero in on the right career path. In this article, we’ll take a look at the most in-demand certifications and ... View Post

Whether or Not to Disclose Autism at Work

April 24, 2019

From filling out lengthy application forms to mustering up confidence for an interview, job hunting can be stressful. It can be a little more stressful for people with autism as they are faced with the perennial dilemma of whether or not to disclose their diagnosis. Most experts say that disclosing autism in the workplace is entirely a personal decision, based on the candidate's needs and preferences. A differently-abled worker may face stigma if they disclose. Eminent sociologist Erving ... View Post

Want to Be Uber Productive at Work? Take a Break.

December 20, 2018

Even as you read this, there could be at least 10 tabs open on your browser, plus several active programs running at the same time.   Ever wondered why? With all the hustle around us, it?s easy to feel we aren?t doing enough if we don?t get a visual confirmation of our efforts. For some of us, work means multitasking. We constantly switch from one task to another?without interruption or break. We just don?t have the time to take a break (and close some of the unused tabs on our ... View Post