Linked – Fired admin cripples former employer’s network using old credentials

Linked – Fired admin cripples former employer’s network using old credentials

I spent a lot of my time these days focused on onboarding, bringing in new people, getting them up to speed, and contributing. That’s an important process. So is off-boarding, because when you don’t have a proper process for departing employees, stuff like this can happen.

Linked: Employers Grapple with Surge in Mental Health Issues
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Linked: Employers Grapple with Surge in Mental Health Issues

Having HR professionals understand this is important. Having them try to influence the business leaders might help too. At the end of the day, though, this only gets better if the entire culture buys into it. Any individual manager who isn’t capable of making reasonable accommodations because they haven’t been trained or because the actual business practices create a roadblock for them only proves that this is all just talk.

People who’ve struggled for years to continue working at the risk of their mental health deserve a lot more than talk.

Linked: LinkedIn Wants to Normalize Career Breaks With New Feature
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Linked: LinkedIn Wants to Normalize Career Breaks With New Feature

Of course, the real question is will hiring managers also shift their perspectives and hiring practices? All the LinkedIn details for a gap in the world won’t change the culture if hiring managers immediately toss any resumes with one before even trying to understand why it’s there.

Hopefully, that is coming. There are a whole lot of really talented folks who’ve been forced to take a gap in their employment in the last couple of years. Good organizations have the opportunity to scoop them up while all those bad managers are turning up their noses at “employment gaps”.

Shared Links (weekly) Jan. 23, 2022

Shared Links (weekly) Jan. 23, 2022

Italy’s Employment Minister Touched a Nerve – The Workplace Is Not a Meritocracy

Italy’s Employment Minister Touched a Nerve – The Workplace Is Not a Meritocracy

Mr. Poletti is right, the best thing you can do as a job seeker is be connected to people who can help you. But the Guardian article is also correct that simply leaving it up to that has been, and will be, a guaranteed way to leave too many qualified people behind. Somehow we are going to have to find a middle ground, a place where hiring involves a true meritocracy but allows access to the most diverse group of candidates that we can get. This will not happen by accident. It will only happen person by person and company by company.

Let’s normalize having a wide and diverse professional network.