6.29.2018

The Alaant Loop: Proper Work Attire, Pregnancy Discrimination & How to Stop Hating Your Job

Proper Work Attire, Pregnancy Discrimination & How to Stop Hating Your Job
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The Alaant Loop is our column focused on all things going on in the world of recruiting, job placement, and search. Think of it as your weekly briefing—a handy, quick guide to what's going on.

Here's what's happening this week:

Why Hiring People Just Like You Probably Won't Help

Hot Topics: Why Hiring People Just Like You Probably Won't Help Your Team Succeed

By: Michelle Conn & Angela Milkie-Stokes via Linium Recruiting—Search Smart Blogs

It’s easy to hire people you like, but is it always the best approach?! Basing hiring decisions solely around whether the candidate is a good cultural fit with a high degree of likability can negatively impact the success of your team in the long-run…

Pregnancy Discrimination Is Rampant Inside America’s Biggest Companies

Pregnancy Discrimination Is Rampant Inside America’s Biggest Companies

By: Natalie Kitroeff & Jessica Silver-Greenberg via The NY Times

Many pregnant women have been systematically sidelined in the workplace. They’re passed over for promotions and raises. They’re fired when they complain. American companies have spent years trying to become more welcoming to women...

Is Your Attire Making The Right Impression At Your New Job? How To Tell

Is Your Attire Making The Right Impression At Your New Job? How To Tell

By: Kathy Caprino via Forbes

When I was in corporate life, I wore a suit almost every single day, and truthfully, I hated it. The stockings were stifling, the heels were uncomfortable, and the suit jacket always made me feel like I was in a straight jacket. I never really felt that I was...

Why Your First Job Out of College Really, Really Matters

Why Your First Job Out of College Really, Really Matters

By: Annie Nova via CNBC

More than 40 percent of college graduates take a job out of school that didn't require a degree. This first job can have serious impacts on the rest of their lives. Many college graduates are eager to find work—any work. But that first job, however...

5 Ways to Stop Hating Your Job: Because Sometimes You Need the Coins and Can't Just Quit

5 Ways to Stop Hating Your Job: Because Sometimes You Need the Coins and Can't Just Quit

By: Caitlin Carlson via Cosmopolitan

Pop quiz: Is your job... A) boring, B) going nowhere, C) filled with awful annoying people, or D) any combination of the above? Most people have at least one of these gripes—and almost no one can just up and quit. What you can do: Change the way you...

Why Corporate Recruiters Shouldn't Be So Obsessed With Prestigious College Degrees

Why Corporate Recruiters Shouldn't Be So Obsessed With Prestigious College Degrees

By: Jonathan Vanian via Fortune

Corporate executives seeking qualified employees should look beyond their existing networks and consider candidates who lack fancy pedigrees. That’s according to a panel about workforce development at the Fortune CEO Initiative conference...

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Miranda March, Digital Communications Specialist

Miranda has a real knack for connecting the dots between employers and job seekers. She prides herself on keeping a pulse on the national and local hiring markets. In her downtime, she enjoys cooking new foods and spending time with her family. A little-known fact about Miranda is her love of video games, new and old.

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