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.

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; rather, they should be doing their part…

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Putting together a prudent and practical return-to-office plan may be the most important decision that companies make this year. Whether companies decide to remain working remotely, implement a return-to-office structure, or incorporate a blend of the two in a hybrid model, executives must be mindful of their employees’ wants and needs before making a choice…

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The U.S. labor shortage is real—and only seems to be worsening by the day. According to the latest U.S. Department of Labor JOLTS report, 9.3 million job openings are unfilled—the most on record. Combine this statistic with the number of workers voluntarily quitting their jobs—also at an all-time high at 2.7 percent—and it’s easy to…

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Ways to Proactively Plan for Employee Exits Turnover is an inescapable element of any workforce. Regardless of company or industry, it’s simply going to happen. And with the end of the pandemic growing nearer by the day, it’s only a matter of time before employees begin exploring the job market in search of their new…

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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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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 dependent on hiring ebbs and…

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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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