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2023 (After the Crisis)

2023 (After the Crisis)

The first six months following the 2020 lockdown were the hardest, but humans are a resilient species and despite the sharp spike in worldwide deaths due to the COVID-19 coronavirus, and the economic toll caused by the immediate suspension of economic activity, people soon began to adapt to the new reality. Today, June 24th, 2023,… READ

Ways to Keep Your Employees Virus-Free at Work

Ways to Keep Your Employees Virus-Free at Work

While a great number of businesses are shut down in response to the Covid-19 threat, many are still operating at present. At some point the others will resume operations but should be doing everything possible to avoid a continuation or resumption of the spread of this virus. We at Kathbern Management are still operating (remotely)… READ

Artificial Intelligence in Recruiting

Artificial Intelligence in Recruiting

The implementation of artificial intelligence (A.I.) into all aspects of our business and personal lives is moving forward rapidly. Repetitive tasks will be increasingly delegated to mechanized “robots” or algorithms which can sort data at blinding speed, thereby freeing humans to perform those tasks for which we are still superior. Like in many other areas,… READ

Will The Four-Day Workweek Catch On?

Will The Four-Day Workweek Catch On?

In earlier times, employees were lucky to have a 6 day workweek – usually Sunday off in Western cultures. Then a great stride forward was taken and most employees got half of Saturday off as well.  Then all of Saturday. Of course, those particular days of the week don’t apply to many sectors such as… READ

Is “Over 50” “Over The Hill”?

Is “Over 50” “Over The Hill”?

If you aren’t there already, you’re going to get there eventually (hopefully). In some people’s minds, 50 may be the new 30 but, in some employers’ minds, candidates who are over 50 arouse stereotypical concerns such as “coasting to retirement”, inflexibility, outmoded thinking, unwillingness to change, lack of energy, unfamiliarity with new technology (and being… READ

Picking Star Players Doesn’t Just Happen

Picking Star Players Doesn’t Just Happen

Finding the right candidate for a key role is a mix of science and art. You need to find someone with the right education, experience, and other qualities needed to be successful in the role, often just over the span of a few conversations. You have to quickly sort through a group of  potential candidates… READ

Underperforming New Hires (It Might Be Them, But…It Is Probably You!)

Underperforming New Hires (It Might Be Them, But…It Is Probably You!)

Hiring is a time-consuming and expensive process, and it can cost your company even more if your new hire is not working out. Our best guess is that a failed recruiting exercise will cost you a year and the damage done is directly proportional to the seniority of the position. A botched front-line hire is… READ

Bad Glassdoor Rating? Let’s Get It Fixed!

Bad Glassdoor Rating? Let’s Get It Fixed!

Now more than ever, current and past employees are taking to review websites like Glassdoor to rate and review their experience in working for their employer. More importantly, potential candidates are going to business rating websites to view how your company measures up to others and read reviews before they apply or take a job… READ

How To Avoid A Toxic Work Culture

How To Avoid A Toxic Work Culture

Even if your company is performing better than last year by the numbers, the signs of a toxic workplace may lie hidden. Like a rotten apple, it may look good on the outside, but rotten at the core. Why does this happen? How can you prevent it? The answer is to start with your employees:… READ