23 results for author: Korn Ferry


Zesting Up Your Zoom

By now, chances are you’ve had at least one of those Zoom calls: the one where your colleague tried to use a virtual background, only to have his face muddled in green each time he fidgeted and messed up the green screen. Or the call where your colleague...
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Do You Prefer Video or Phone?

After applying for more than a dozen jobs on LinkedIn, the communications consultant was thrilled to receive an invitation to interview from a recruiter at a large retailer. But her excitement dissipated when the recruiter asked her, via email, if she’d ...
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COVID’s Female Toll

Women are leaving the workforce at a higher rate than men during the pandemic. How can their careers continue to move forward? Talk to any working parent these days, and you’ll hear the same refrain: they’re drained. Between being a teacher or caregi...
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The Challenge of Mask Communication

Though masks help protect from coronavirus, people are finding it difficult to read facial expressions.By most standards, the request seemed a bit surprising given the current pandemic: please come in for a panel interview. And don’t forget your mask. ...
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A Teary Time

The pandemic is causing a lot more work-related crying. How both sides should handle the potential awkwardness.On a recent Zoom call with his team last month, Bill, a marketing manager, was in the middle of a normal meeting when he suddenly started choking ...
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Getting to the Other Side of This Crisis

To move forward, we need to be fully present in this difficult moment, says Korn Ferry CEO Gary Burnison. I will never forget the first time I got caught in an ocean riptide. I was young, and my first instinct was to swim to shore, as fast and as hard as I ...
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Should You Tell Your Boss About Your Mental Health Struggles?

Sarah remembers when she first told a boss about her mental health struggle. She had just learned she required medication for severe attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). The shock of the diagnosis prompted her to say something. “I didn’t want ...
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Where Have All the Long-Tenured CEOs Gone?

CEOs have more on their plates than ever, whether that includes developing and executing a sustainable business strategy, creating a productive and engaging corporate culture, making investors happy, and, in many cases, molding the organization around a ...
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The Right Way to Show Appreciation at Work

Research shows that just 45% of people feel appreciated at their job. People today have plenty of reason to be unhappy in the workplace. They’re working longer hours, experiencing loneliness at greater rates, and not seeing much financial gain to boot: ...
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The 2020 Decade for Workers: Is the Gig Up?

At some large firms, 50% of the workforce is comprised of independent contractors or freelancers. But that may change in the next decade. Over the last 30 years, the workplace has been pushing toward the gig economy. Pensions have disappeared, putting the ...
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When You Defy Your Department’s New Direction

Even the brightest employees can unknowingly back themselves into a corner by bucking their boss's vision. For the first three years of his job as a wealth manager, Kevin had always been one of the top performers on his team. But after the company underw...
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Can You Take Your Boss Down?

Recent public ousters of longtime bosses show that employees have more power than they did in the past. How to wield it wisely. For many professionals, the biggest pain point in their jobs isn’t the long hours or endless meetings. It’s their boss. ...
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