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Onboarding remote workers: SuperAwesome’s success story

And it makes sense – not all companies had operations and policies ready in place to quickly transition to remote work on such short notice. Luckily enough, many businesses who have been successfully onboarding remote workers stepped up to share their wisdom. SuperAwesome is one of them. SuperAwesome creates products and services that make the internet safer for kids and has distributed teams in the UK and the US. SuperAwesome’s...

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What is inclusive leadership?

Why is inclusive leadership important? We live in a diverse business world. There’s not just variability in our workforce, there is also diversity in the customers we want to attract, in the messages we share or consume via various platforms, and the markets we plan to expand to. Inclusive leadership helps balance all these elements – inclusive leaders adapt quickly to diverse scenarios and alternate perspectives with an open,...

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One-way video interview biases: potential risks for diversity

One-way video interviews – also known as asynchronous – enable recruiters to eliminate biases by providing all candidates with a uniform interview structure. Candidates record themselves responding to a given set of job-relevant questions. With this set format, there is not much room for common drivers of unconscious biases such as favoring or small talk between assessors and candidates. On the flip side, there are still...

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Asynchronous communication in the workplace: benefits and best practices

Asynchronous work and its unique issues – for example, communication delay or tech hiccups – are not new territory for many businesses. Many employers have had distributed teams for years now and they’ve been willing to share their best practices to shed some light on remote work first-timers’ biggest problems and solutions, including tips for effective asynchronous collaboration. What is asynchronous communication? In the...

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High-volume hiring: How you can make it work

High-volume hiring – also known as mass recruitment – refers to filling positions on a larger scale than normal, in a shorter time frame. A business usually needs to hire employees en masse due to rapid growth, new opportunities, and expansion to new markets or regions. Seasonality is also a factor, e.g. in hospitality where demand for new workforce can fluctuate wildly depending on time of year. For recruiters and hiring teams,...