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How HR can partner with managers to fix a toxic work culture

Few things are as damaging to a company’s productivity than a toxic culture. If people are unhappy and stressed at work, you’re likely to see an exodus of talent and low morale among the ones who stay. Toxic work culture impacts people at every level, from the C-Suite to the interns. And if ...

Want the perfect job for you? Look to the Zodiac

If you’re feeling like you’re at a career crossroads, you might find inspiration from an unlikely source: the stars! And even if you’re not such a big astrology buff, it’s really just about finding those essential traits in yourself that drive your values and your skills. Aries ...

How to have a productive (and remote) brainstorm session

One of the biggest challenges of working in this pandemic year has been working out how to collaborate. Hashing things out around a table has gone digital, and for the foreseeable future, your team may be more likely to be in five different places than hunkered down in a conference room ...

How to build an inclusive work culture

Building an inclusive work culture isn’t just a corporate trend right now—it’s one of the most effective things you can do to create a healthy, productive environment and a strong company brand. Many leaders have made inclusivity a strategic goal, and here at TJN, we’ve covered many of ...

Majoring in Communications? Here are some great careers to consider

When you’re picking a major in college, so much of it is based on your interests and courses at the time. Once you’re getting ready to graduate, a bit of, “Okay, what now?” can start to settle in, as you try to figure out what the first phase of your post-college career will look like. ...

How HR can help improve employee retention

As the work world struggles to get back to normal (whatever that means these days!), you’ve probably heard about The Great Resignation. As the lore goes, employees have been galvanized by the pandemic’s changes, and have decided to quit their jobs in the hopes of finding one that aligns ...

Need a hiring boost? Think like a CMO!

As the dreaded phrase “Great Resignation” swirls around HR circles, recruiters and hiring managers have the unenviable task of filling a growing number of open positions in one of the most challenging climates in a very long time. Yet you charge on because getting the right people in place ...

5 states with the most career opportunities

There have been a lot of lessons for all of us over the span of the pandemic, but when it comes to our post-pandemic work lives, one may be more significant than the rest: we can work from anywhere. Companies that were once hesitant to establish work-from-home (WFH) protocols now have hybrid or ...

Quit procrastinating! How to break the habit for good

Did you hear about the Procrastination Pride parade? It’s been moved to next week. Old jokes aside, procrastination is a painfully familiar concept to most of us. It can be a huge productivity and momentum killer, even when we’re putting things off for good reasons. The end result is the ...

First job fears: how to know you’re making the right wage

It’s finally happening! You’ve finished school, you’re looking for your first big career opportunity, and you have a job offer (or you hope to have one soon). Big things are in the works! But as you get ready to take that first job step on your career path, it’s important to make sure ...

Want to become a UX designer? Here’s what you need to know

We’ve all seen websites and apps where the design is so clunky, you regret having wasted your time. That pain is real. So, if you’ve ever thought, “I could do a better job than that,” then you might be interested in a career as a UX (user experience) designer. What is UX and what ...

How to maintain a smooth transition after an employee leaves

Your workday is moving along as usual, when suddenly you see the email from one of your reports in your inbox. “Can we talk?” or “I have some news.” Commence the sinking feeling, which gets even worse when your highly valued team member announces she’s leaving for another job or ...

How to support employees who have chronic illness

As the world works to emerge from the Covid-19 pandemic, the workplace has become focused on wellness and accommodation in ways that were too often absent before. Dealing with employees’ potential acute or ongoing illness has been part of the post-pandemic planning for quite some time ...

Ableism in the workplace: how employers can combat discrimination

In the more than three decades since the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) passed, signs of progress are there. In many public spaces, at least, consideration is given to how they can be made available to people with varying levels of physical ability. But even with nominal strides in ...

These 5 policies will help keep women in the workforce

Throughout 2020 and into 2021, employment statistics and trends were pretty uniformly grim. Mass unemployment due to the Covid pandemic impacted workers across the spectrum—and often hit already vulnerable groups hard, like women, employees of color, and people who have disabilities. As the ...

How to ensure your next job is LGBTQ+ friendly

Now more than ever, companies are looking to be more inclusive of different genders, ethnicities, and sexual orientations. Part of this is due to broader calls in society to be more diverse, and part of it is simply the market talking: more than two-thirds of job seekers have identified ...

Follow these rules to write a better cover letter

If you ask several people about whether you need to write a cover letter these days, you’re likely to get a variety of responses, ranging from “don’t bother, they’re too old fashioned” to “of course you should still write one.” So what’s the right answer, in this world of ...

HR, It’s time to normalize career gaps. Here’s how.

For a long time, the standard advice for job hunting was “hide your gaps.” Whether you took time off for personal or family reasons, lost a job, or just didn’t have a specific kind of experience, the goal was to make it look like you’ve been seamlessly in the game (and on top of your ...