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.

Is disclosing your vaccination status on your resume a wise move—or is it a risky proposition? As employer vaccine mandates are becoming increasingly common across the United States, recent studies—like the one conducted by Gartner—revealed that 46 percent of employers are planning to mandate vaccinations for all employees. Other data from Indeed showed that the…

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In such a tight talent market, it has become increasingly difficult for TA and HR professionals to find—let alone hire—qualified workers. Due to the enormous struggle that businesses currently face in connecting with employees who are willing to work, it’s not uncommon to find positions that have gone unfilled for months on end. While aligning…

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It’s no secret that the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted several facets of our personal and professional lives. From the rising prevalence of remote work to the expansion of contingent labor usage, the outbreak of the coronavirus has led to significant—and unexpected—change. But one of the most underreported aspects of the pandemic was its impact on…

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The number of employers set to mandate a COVID-19 vaccination for their employees is set to increase in the coming months. Earlier this year, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission announced that all workers physically present in the workplace could require employees to be vaccinated against the coronavirus. Bringing Workers Back to the Workplace According to…

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Back in March of 2020, like most other Americans, I only expected to be out of the workplace for a short time. Little did I know that COVID-19 would wreak such havoc on our world and impact our lives so dramatically. As managers will soon begin conducting performance reviews on their team members, many of…

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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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Learn how large businesses are handling employee COVID-19 vaccinations.

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