How to react: I’ve noticed that when things like this happen, people tend to get flustered and distracted—and rightly so. As a result, I have had candidates mute their mic or turn off their camera (presumably to go see what’s happened), effectively leaving the interview. Do not do this! Things happen. In this scenario, keep your cool, apologize for the disruption, and ask for a 2-minute break to assess the situation. It might be minor, which will allow you to continue on in a focused state, but if it needs more of your attention, ask to reschedule. Anyone who does not understand doesn’t deserve your employment. … [Read more...] about You have a job interview over Zoom. The kids are home. Now what?
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But this upheaval was far from unexpected. The pandemic and ensuing economic turmoil of 2020 merely exacerbated a caregiving and childcare crisis that many experts say was already on the verge of boiling over, even if it has often been given short shrift by politicians and the media. “I actually think we’ve been in a child care crisis for a long time,” economist Betsey Stevenson told Politico in July. “The pandemic has just pulled the lid off it, so we’re all staring at that crisis right now.” … [Read more...] about We’re in the midst of a caregiving crisis. Here’s how Biden may address it
Now, Fischer is combining her perspective as both a scientist and a mom through the Science Moms education campaign, a nonpartisan effort in partnership with the nonprofit Potential Energy Coalition to provide accessible, digestible information about climate change to other mothers, and inspire them to push for climate action now. … [Read more...] about This org wants to mobilize a new fighter in the battle against climate change: Moms
Disney Pixar’s movie Inside Out captures the importance of leaning into emotions and avoiding minimizing or dismissing negative emotions. Movie director and cowriter Pete Docter told Slashfilm, “There are so many books on how to be happy and what you need for happiness and you want that for your kid too. We literally tell our kids ‘Don’t be sad,’ and yet there is a real value to all the other emotions that is part of the richness of life, and it’s not until you really recognize that [that] you really have the ability to connect with the world in a deeper way.” … [Read more...] about There’s a dark side to looking on the bright side. Here’s a healthier antidote
Virtual organizations work well for integrators, but not for segmenters. Organizations should therefore consider whether it’s worth retaining a small, communal office space for employees who want the option of getting out of their house. This can be particularly helpful for employees with less-than-ideal conditions at home due to interruptions from family, or a subpar workspace. … [Read more...] about 3 organizational rules key to building a healthy remote company