The Top JOHNLEONARD Blogs of 2022

As 2022 comes to an end, look back at our top blog content viewed last year. It’s our goal to consistently provide our community of readers with the best career advice, staffing insights, resume tips, networking information, and much more. Review our most-read blog posts of 2022 and make sure you subscribe to our blog to receive our newest blogs throughout the new year!

1. 2022 Gender Pay Gap Statistics (Infographic)

Despite the progress that has been made to reduce the inequality between how much men and women are paid, there is still a significant gender pay gap. This wage gap has decreased in size but has never been closed. In fact, according to the Global Gender Gap Report 2022, it will take another 132 years to close the global gender gap. In 2022, the pay gap difference still stands at 17%, which is almost $20 less for females for every $100 a male makes. Here are revealing statistics everyone should know about the global gender wage gap. 

2022 Gender Pay Gap Statistics

2. Acceptable Reasons for Calling Out of Work

Whether your job is Temporary/ Contract, Temp-to-Hire, Direct-Hire, remote or on-site, calling out of work from time to time is inevitable. You might need to miss work for family emergencies, medical issues, scheduled appointments, etc. Managers understand that their employees are human and life happens, expectedly and unexpectedly. The best thing to do is respectfully and briefly inform your supervisor of why you need to take time off. You don’t need to go into detail, legally there are federal limitations to what an employer can ask when you call out sick unless you’re covered by the Americans with Disabilities Act. If you need to call out of work but are apprehensive and wondering what legitimate reasons for doing so are, continue reading here.

Acceptable Reasons For Calling Out of Work

3. 7 of the Best Google Chrome Extensions for Job Seekers

Google Chrome has some great extensions (software programs that can be installed into Chrome to change the browser’s functionality) that can come in handy during the job search process. There are thousands of Chrome extensions, free or paid, available for installation from the Chrome Web Store, but I have narrowed down a list of the best, up-to-date extensions that would be the most beneficial during your job search. These extensions were hand-picked to make your life just that much easier!

7 of the Best Google Chrome Extensions for Job Seekers

4. 5 Company Culture Questions to Ask During an Interview

Just like employers want to see that you are the right fit for their organization, you need to decide if the organization is the right fit for you. You can determine this by asking specific company culture-related questions during your virtual or in-person interview. Ask these five questions before accepting a job offer to help you decide if an organization’s mission and values align with your own.

5 Company Culture Questions to Ask During an Interview

5. Tips for Your First Week as a New Manager

Starting a new job or being promoted to manager can be both exciting and intimidating, as you have the responsibility to set company standards and give direction. It can be challenging trying to balance making a positive first impression while managing new employees and building a solid relationship with senior management in the early days. Here are tips on how to start strong during the first week of being a new leader.

Tips for Your First Week as a New Manager