How Do I Retain Employees After Maternity Leave?

However, for the returning employee, this can be a difficult time.  They’re tired, stressed, and getting very little sleep. They may not like the way they look, and they probably haven’t worn “real” clothes in weeks.  If they’re like me, they spent the first day drive to work crying, feeling guilty, and already missing their baby.  But now, they’re expected to walk in the door and get back to work.

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Beyond the Resume

When it comes to starting the search process for a new employee, most hiring managers begin by reviewing resumes. Studies say a hiring manager will spend on average six seconds glancing at a resume before deciding whether or not they will move the candidate to the next stage of the hiring process.

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Bridge the Gaps

With the unemployment rate dropping, hiring managers are looking closer than ever at candidates’ resumes. Consistent and stable work history speaks volumes to a candidate’s dedication and work ethic. To the contrary, gaps in employment tell employers that there might be something wrong with your work performance or work ethic. As a candidate, you may not notice the gaps in employment but hiring managers will. Life does happen and these are the best ways to handle work gaps both on your resume and in an interview.

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