COVID-19

Hiring during a pandemic has proven to be challenging, but the Acara blog is here to help. Explore recruiting resources for hiring managers and career advice for job-seekers affected by COVID-19. We've compiled tips and advice to help you navigate virtual interviews, return-to-work decisions, and working from home.

Commercial office spaces: To lease or not to lease? A thought that has been ruminating in the minds of corporate executives for several months, this question has tremendous business implications for organizations across the world. While the query appears to be a simple one, its many complexities and nuances need to be fully unpacked. As…

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By Jason Hatch, Account Executive One of the biggest challenges facing many working professionals is how they can effectively support their school-aged children while also juggling their full-time professional responsibilities. While working from home certainly has its perks, the struggles that have accompanied this period of educational “distance learning” have been difficult to overcome. I…

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By Josh Coquillard, Account Executive It’s no secret that contract labor has been thrust into the spotlight since the outbreak of COVID-19. Not only has the gig economy boomed, but talent flexibility has proven to be a “must-have” for many organizations around the world. The ability to ramp-up or pare-down the size of your workforce…

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Since the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic in mid-March, our country has been completely flipped on its head. Prior to the spread of COVID-19, the United States was riding high on record-breaking economic growth and historically low unemployment numbers. But since the virus made its way to America, our country has endured tremendous loss –…

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By Damian Scandiffio, Client Services Director As businesses have roared back to life in recent weeks, is your organization ready to explore the possibility of bringing back your furloughed or laid-off employees? If you’re an Oregon company, here are some valuable resources to prepare for the road ahead. Question: What’s the difference between a furlough…

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By Jeanne Remik, Regional Manager As government unemployment payouts are set to decrease, a large percentage of America’s unemployed population will be looking to return to the workforce. Whether you’re a recent college graduate seeking an entry-level role, a laid-off tenured industry professional looking to get back in the saddle, or a currently-employed worker craving…

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By Nigel Hapuarachchi, Director of Business Development Learning and development (L&D) programs are crucial for employees’ short- and long-term success. Even as organizations look to cut costs and reduce general expenses and overall spending during COVID-19, the importance of maintaining a culture of learning cannot be understated. Companies cannot simply postpone critical learning and skill-building;…

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