Hiring? Planning layoffs? Struggling with remote transition? Help awaits. Plus a bit of needed humor + active HR & Talent jobs.
March 19, 2020
Uncubed & the community are here to help.
TLDR: If you’re hiring, we’ve got good news. If you’re planning layoffs, we’re gonna take care of your employees. If you are struggling with the switch to remote, we’ve got you covered. Plus, support from community members.
On average, I’d say anxiety and uncertainty are emotions we are going to be experts at dealing with in short order. I do hope that the silver lining shines through for you personally and professionally (here’s some inspiration from Becs Beslee – Thanks for S/O also).
On a personal level, it’s been hard for me to get my head around the events from this past week. Being oversees for 9 days during it all didn’t help. When I turn to social media for intel, the abuse being tossed around from folks I don’t know, folks I respect, and folks I love is present as ever. And that, of course, makes everything worse. So, I took a major step this week. I deactivated my Twitter account, 5 years after deactivating Facebook for similar reasons. Time to search for answers internally…
I’ll keep this email focused on how our team can help. For those that have known Uncubed (or myself) for the past 10 years, know that we’ve launched new strategies and offerings as times change. As before, we’re going to adapt our offerings a bit more to be extra helpful to our community during this time.
IF YOU’RE CONTINUING TO HIRE STUDENTS OR ENTRY-LEVEL:
Off-Campus Talent Curation & Delivery: Our off-campus digital offering is expanding. Uncubed has a network of thousands of heavily curated students from over 500 universities. They’re here waiting to encounter unique opportunities presented to them through our platform.
Uncubed has been an extremely successful partner in hiring hundreds of diverse candidates from schools that many companies are not reaching on account of traditional on-campus strategies (IOW – picking 5-20 schools and visiting those same schools each year).
If you’d like to reach these students immediately for your 2020 needs, or plan for 2021, hit reply.
IF YOU ARE PLANNING LAYOFFS OR HIRING EXPERIENCED TALENT:
Virtual Hiring Event: On April 9th, we’re hosting a virtual hiring event for anyone affected by layoffs by expanding our successful Soft-Landing event series. These events curate a number of vetted candidates recently affected by layoffs and connect them with face-to-face interactions with hiring companies.
If you you’d like us to help those affected by layoffs at your company OR would like to come recruit from these online events, please hit reply.
IF YOU ARE TRANSITIONING INTO A REMOTE OPERATION TEMPORARILY (OR PERMANENTLY):
Remote Presentation (Video): Uncubed has been fully remote for a year. Mediabistro even longer. We’ve studied best practices religiously and can share any and all tips that can help get you up and running fast. Starting with this video presentation I made for our own team.
Remote Jobs: We are also building out remote-specific functionality across all of our job boards. This will be ready this week to help you attract remote-experienced candidates.
If interested in posting remote jobs, please hit reply.
IF YOU NEED TO COMMUNICATE REMOTE PROCESSES TO YOUR ENTIRE TEAM IMMEDIATELY:
Video to Communicate Remote Messaging / Drive Employee Engagement: If you need help transitioning your team to remote, our studio can quickly produce videos to help your team adopt the remote practices you’re implementing, whether for a few weeks or permanently. Employee engagement is going to be key during this period.
Interested? Just hit reply.
LOOKING FOR HR/TALENT JOB?
I’m mindful that some of you may be experiencing insecurity around your job. Please reach out to us so that we can help. Our placement offering is currently focused on HR & Talent professionals, so we’ll be on the lookout for you.
SOME OF OUR FRIENDS HAVE ALSO GOT YOUR BACK:
- Coaching: Our friends at GoCoach will be offering free coaching sessions to all displaced workers and an 8-part virtual management training series. Email Rebecca [at] gocoachgo.com regarding the free sessions or visit https://www.gocoachgo.com/virtual-training/ to sign up for the training.
- Virus Anxiety: Reader Christina Wu shared this resource for those dealing with Virus Anxiety: https://www.virusanxiety.com/
- Mental Health: Here are some free and paid google hangouts to keep you sane (H/T Erin McConlogue)
- Onboarding During Corona: Learn how ZX Ventures is onboarding new hires during the COVID pandemic here.
- Homeschooling While Working: Kristina from ZX also shared secrets from her sister on homeschooling while working from home. Here’s one tip, below (jk).
This is going to be a debilitating time for our economy. As always, marginalized communities will be hit the hardest, potentially setting them back decades. Just keep this fact in your headspace, because the consequences of economic turbulence and financial stress are, unfortunately, really bad.
I posted some predictions on the indirect consequences of COVID here. Add yours.
Finally, who feels me on the below?
In hopes for better news next week,
FEATURED HR & TALENT JOBS
Director & Above HR Jobs:
- Head of Payroll & HR Admin (Paris) – Vestiaire Collective
- Director of HR (SF) – ZenProspect
- Director of Compensation & Benefits (MN) – Renaissance
- Director of Talent Acquisition (UT) – Pluralsight
- Benefits/Payroll Admin (Kansan CIty) – BetterDoctor
- Compensation & Benefits Analyst (Remote) – Kraken Exchange
- Technical Recruiter (NYC) – MongoDB
- Senior Tech Recruiter (SF) – OpenAI
- HR Manager (Chicago) – HomeChef
Companies with multiple HR Jobs:
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