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Weekly Contributor at Forbes.com

Mark contributes weekly to Forbes.com, exploring careers, education, the millennial and Z generations, the skills gap, and workforce development. He brings a fresh perspective to the conversation about today’s younger generations and what they’re truly capable of in our changing economy and workforce. Check out his latest pieces below.

Why A Top-Notch Video Interview Matters So Much—For Companies And Candidates Alike

Posted June 7, 2021 by Mark Perna

Video technology makes interviewing easier and more efficient—but the stakes are high, as a poorly conducted interview can turn away top candidates. Here’s how to make video interviews work for you rather than against you.

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Workplace Discrimination And Abuse Far More Common Than We Might Think

Posted June 7, 2021 by Mark Perna

A new study finds that 70% of all workers and 86% of Gen-Z workers have experienced bullying or prejudice at work. Here’s what they’re doing about it.

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Here Are The Top 5 Soft Skills I Look For In Candidates

Posted June 7, 2021 by Mark Perna

In an automating workforce, soft skills are the irreplaceably human element of work—and the thing employers are desperate to find.

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The Kind Of Workplace Culture People Won’t Leave—And How To Build It

Posted June 7, 2021 by Mark Perna

As organizations start bringing people back to the office, leaders are embracing the truth that company culture is about people, not location. Here are 3 tips to build a culture that employees won’t want to leave.

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The 10 Best Remote Career Fields For New College Grads

Posted May 16, 2021 by Mark Perna As companies ramp up their hiring, college grads are entering a job market replete with opportunities—especially in remote work. Here’s...

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4 Ways To Turn Your Onboarding Experience Into A Strategic Advantage

Posted May 14, 2021 by Mark Perna A new study indicates that 88% of companies aren’t onboarding new employees well. Here’s what to do differently. Mark’s article,...

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OK Boomer: 5 Surprising Insights Into What Gen-Z Workers Want In A Job

Posted May 14, 2021 by Mark Perna A recent study uncovers key data about Gen-Z workers and how employers can best support the youngest generation at work...

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Think Your Employees Are Happy? You Might Want To Double-Check That

Posted May 14, 2021 by Mark Perna New data suggests that the employee-employer divide is wider than ever. Here are 4 ways to bridge it. Mark’s article,...

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6 Tips To Negotiate Your Salary With Confidence—And Get What You’re Worth

Posted April 21, 2021 by Mark Perna Don’t let your employer dictate your worth. Here’s how you can put yourself in the driver’s seat to earn what...

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As The Talent Wars Ramp Up, How Poach-Proof Are Your Employees?

Posted April 11, 2021 by Mark Perna

In the new landscape of borderless work, employee poaching is a growing threat. Here’s what you can do about it.

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