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Question of the Month: Will Your Company Have an Annual Holiday Party This Year?

2020 has been a wild ride of a year! Nobody is quite sure what work will look like in 2021, and the way we experience work is constantly changing. One thing that’s likely to look different this year? The annual holiday party.

 

Depending on where you work, it might not be time to break out the eggnog and holiday ham just yet. We want to know what your circumstances look like; is your company planning to host their annual holiday party this year? Let us know by voting in our poll!

 

 

 

Question of the Month: Have You Found It Challenging to Hold Yourself Accountable While Working Remotely?

Working from home means more flexibility, but it also means more distractions. Kids, pets, significant others, social media, phone calls from friends—there’s plenty out there to take your attention away from your job.

Being separated from your manager makes checking in more difficult, which means you have to manage your own time to a certain extent. That said, we want to know if you’ve found it challenging to hold yourself accountable while working remotely. Let us know by voting in our poll!

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Have You Ever Deleted/Censored Social Media Posts While Job Searching or Working for a Company?

It might seem harmless to tweet about the awesome party you went to last night, but it could also cost you a job. The fact is, employers check social media before bringing applicants in for an interview. According to CareerBuilder, 70% of employers use social media as a screening tool.

Knowing this, it’s not surprising that job seekers sometimes delete a post or two when they’re sending out job applications. If you’ve ever deleted social media posts while job searching or working for a company, let us know by voting in our poll and tell us why!

 

Is it Important For You to Work For a Company That Has an Emergency Preparedness Plan in Place For When/If a Crisis or Disaster Occurs?

The worldwide COVID-19 pandemic is changing the way we live and work. Many are working from home, while others find themselves unemployed.

While many companies were prepared for a crisis in some capacity, some others didn’t have a general plan in place. We want to know if you think working for a company with an Emergency Preparedness Plan is important. Let us know by voting in our poll!

 

Question of the Month: Ageism in the Workplace

Do you believe your age has been a factor in your job search?

Age discrimination is illegal. But that doesn’t mean employers don’t make a certain set of assumptions about your personality and abilities based on your age.

It could be that you’re young and experienced, but employers just don’t believe you know what your resume says you do. Or you could be a tech-savvy, more seasoned employee confronted with hiring managers that assume you don’t know how to use simple programs.

Regardless of your age, we want to hear from you. Let us know if you believe age has been a factor in a hiring decision for a job in our poll!

Tell us why you believe your age has or has not been a factor in a hiring decision.

 

 

 

Question of the Month: Holidays in the Workplace—What Stresses You Out the Most During this Festive Season?

It’s November, which means the holiday season is about to begin. Odds are you’ve already seen commercials and advertisements full of happy families joyfully carving turkey, co-workers chatting while wearing festive hats, and children politely opening presents.

Unfortunately, real life is often a whole lot more hectic than that. While Thanksgiving and Christmas can be delightful and full of happy memories, getting there can be a struggle, especially at work. You have to worry about requesting time-off, schedule changes when co-workers go on storybook vacations, buying gifts for work pals, and, of course, the frequently awkward company holiday party.

We want to know what stresses you out the most at work during the holiday season. Let us know by voting in our poll!

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Question of the Month: Do You Prefer Part-Time or Full-Time Work?

There are plenty of jobs out there, each one unique and different in its own way. When you’re submitting job applications, the first thing to figure out is whether you’re looking for part-time or full-time work.

Part-time jobs often offer flexibility and a pathway to full-time employment. Full-time jobs often have less flexibility, but better pay and benefits.

Before we really dig into the differences between part-time and full-time work, we want to hear from you. Which type of work do you prefer? Let us know by voting in our poll!

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