Entries by Amy Williams

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PANDEMIC WORKING MOM: A SURVIVAL STORY

I know I speak for many when I say that this year has demanded more flexibility than we were willing to give and took things we weren’t ready or willing to surrender.

For our family, kindergarten looked nothing like the magical, PBJ-covered experience we hoped to give our son and instead consisted of laptop-centric remote learning and mask-enforced, socially distanced everything. We mourned the loss of time with grandparents, spontaneous gatherings with friends, and a general sense of normalcy where libraries were open, trips to the grocery store were easy, and the airport did not resemble a scene from “Outbreak.”

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THE REAL COST OF A BAD HIRE

We’re in business because hiring is hard. It’s time-consuming, labor-intensive, and requires more schedule coordination than the average human would care to undertake. Beyond logistics, it forces businesses to ask big questions about who they are, where they are going, and how they value their employees in tangible and intangible ways.