Month: June 2020

Career advice for a changing world

The impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on the global economy and people’s lives have been devastating. Unemployment on a massive scale will go hand in hand with an exponential rise in national debts, which in turn will constrain government relief for the unemployed and will increase the tax burden for businesses and most citizens. The challenge across generations will be to find ways to improve individuals’ prospect of employability in this environment. The good news is that there are courses to chart that will help.

Identifying and nurturing the right skills for this new world will be key. Even before COVID-19, CEOs were concerned about finding, keeping, and developing the talent needed for the modern world. This concern is unlikely to abate even as we enter an economic downturn. That’s why many organizations, including PwC, are committing to upskilling and reskilling all their employees.

Changes in the nature of work

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How to Lessen Loneliness and Boost Belonging at Work


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People are lonelier than ever before. In fact, 61 percent of American adults report they are lonely and among Generation Z workers aged 18 to 22, 73 percent report sometimes or always feeling alone. Additionally, since stay-at-home orders began, 75 percent of people say they feel more socially isolated.

Loneliness is not only negatively impacting people’s health but also , productivity and loyalty as I highlighted in my recent article, Why Most Employees Are Lonely and Underperforming. Work is a major source of loneliness. Remote working, switching to a new team, eating lunch while answering emails or having no one to talk to on an “off” day can all contribute to people feeling lonely.

Related: 4 Ways to Avoid Loneliness as a Solopreneur

When workers feel lonely, they are less committed and less

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What COVID-19 is revealing about your customers and employees

The coronavirus pandemic is not simply a crisis to be endured until it’s over. True, lockdown restrictions are lifting in many parts of the world. But as people venture cautiously out, they are encountering not just a world interrupted, but a world changed. We have all been part of an ongoing and extraordinary — if involuntary — experiment. Companies have had to scramble, improvise, and invent with no time to lose or second-guess, and customers have had to rethink priorities and loyalties.

The pandemic has changed the way businesses of all stripes are operating. Many retailers have had to abandon or completely redesign some sales and distribution channels while ramping up others. Stores that relied on foot traffic and in-store browsing now hope that online shopping and curbside pickup will suffice. Other companies have had to look for new markets as their customary ones disappeared. (One of us is now

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How a Unique Perspective Is a Valuable Asset

L’Oréal USA’s CMO talks about how she applies lessons she learned playing field hockey to marketing one of the world’s top beauty brands and how the company is giving back during the pandemic.

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Gretchen Saegh-Fleming is CMO for L’Oréal . For #ThePlaybook, she talks with host David Meltzer about her high school field experiences and how it taught her about the “great unlock” that comes from challenging the status quo. 

As a left-hander, Saegh-Fleming was challenged by the unavailability of left-handed field hockey sticks. To play, she was required to learn how to hold the stick with a right-hander’s grip. As this grip did not come naturally, Saegh-Fleming

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The Recovery Brings the Unique Opportunity to Shift Societal Norms

This crisis has created a host of opportunities to recover with more favorable and equitable terms for everyone.

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During times of crisis, it’s vital that we find ways to creatively keep employees on payroll rather than going on . is known for its , but when the answer is to disaster is to mitigate corporate risk, there is a clear disconnect in what is best for this country.

I’m the head of a talent development organization that works with companies as small as 60 employees and up to the enterprise level. The instability of corporate headcount planning in companies that are 15+ years old with anywhere from 2,000-80,000 employees is real. Though there is less volatility than we

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3 Things You Need to Know Before Starting a Delivery Service Business


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Online food delivery is a natural progression of ride-hailing services like and Lyft that use crowdsourced labor as the delivery provider’s own infrastructure. The pandemic has caused a spike in demand due to health concerns and shelter-in-place. The hiring spree is eye-popping: announced in April that it’s hiring 300,000 shoppers while is looking to employ 175,000 new workers for its fulfillment centers and delivery network. is adding 50,000 people for distribution and is hiring 35,000 workers.

Related: 105 Service Businesses to Start Today

Entrepreneurs may consider starting a delivery in their city. Startup costs can be low by using and by licensing an appropriate app. Demand is certainly high. If done right, an operator may coordinate with grocery chains and distribution centers to sync systems. Or a

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