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A new hiring process may be in order...
Getting good feedback has a lot to do with how you ask for it...
Greetings!

Meetings and team collaboration are weird right now. It gets even weirder with hiring and onboarding new employees!

With no return to "normal" (one day, we’ll stop putting that in quotes) in the foreseeable future, now is a good time to carefully scrutinize standardized hiring processes — from candidate vetting guidelines to new employee welcome letters.

Because when’s the last time anything at work felt standard? And who did the status quo actually serve anyway?

Let’s take Zoom candidate interviews from normalized to optimized. Let’s make a new hire’s first day more about inspiration than just orientation. And instead of talking about attracting a diverse pool of candidates, let’s work hard to remove implicit biases in the hiring process to ensure we make good on our words.

Can we take an uncertainty and turn it into opportunity? You already know the answer to that one.


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HIRE LEARNING

To
remove implicit bias in hiring, a new process may be in order.
While all companies are aware of the need for more diverse hiring, many continue to fall short. One solution, according to researchers? Group candidates into categories.
Fun Zoom backgrounds keep life entertaining, but a job interview calls for something simple. Instead of your usual pick, consider one of these 10 virtual backgrounds instead.
Welcome letters have the potential to inspire new employees to do their best work. Learn how to level up your welcome letters by making them more meaningful.
QUICK PEP TALK

Use this framework to give and get great feedback.
Rescue your ideas from the jaws of fear. 🌊

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NINJA NOTABLES

On LinkedIn, we shared this sentiment with Ninjas and it struck a chord. Community member Suzanne R. commented, "I think this gets lost in the hustle and bustle of daily demands, playing catch up and just trying to get ahead of workloads. This is very basic yet profound and far reaching. #backtothebasics"  Add your thoughts to the conversation.
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