Female and minority journalists make significantly less money than male and white journalists do, according to an analysis of seven pay-equity studies. The analysis says some inequity stems from larger raises for men and whites than for women and minorities, but executives dispute study findings, saying they do not take into consideration differences in work experience.
Research at Carnegie Mellon and Georgetown universities found that software and IT talent in the US falls short of demand, so companies are looking to fill this void in places such as China and India. "[T]hese human resource constraints are limiting the invention possibilities for US-based multinational firms, even in the domains where innovative activity and technological opportunity seem to be at the highest levels," stated the report.
Building your online reputation only takes a few minutes a day, writes Holly Chessman. Tips include posting links to articles you've read, following hashtags that align with your interests and following influencers in your industry.
Richemont keeps talent by offering a learning academy, promoting from within and giving employees competitive pay and flexible benefits, says Grace Xu, HR director for Richemont in Hong Kong and Macau. "I see the HR department as a business enabler, acting as a trusted business partner to enable leaders and managers to attract, support, retain and develop diverse talent to achieve and sustain the company's mission and vision," Xu says.
Artificial intelligence improves customer service, the candidate and employee experience, talent searches and the onboarding process, writes Jeanne Meister, founding partner of Future Workplace. "If we want our careers in HR to be relevant, I believe we must understand the power of AI and machine learning to change, transform, and enhance the employee experience," she writes.
HR needs to be aligned with the organization's desired goals and key performance indicators, says Datuk Mark Rozario, CEO of GE Malaysia. "HR leaders and C-suite executives must work out what is needed for the organization and its people to thrive amidst the digital transformation," Rozario says.
Cathay Pacific applies a customer-experience philosophy to employees, identifying and improving touch points that affect the experience. "We immerse people in our brand from the start," says Tony Reynolds, the airline's general manager of employee experience.
Aggressive and competitive employees can make your business stronger, but it's important to set goals and offer incentives and coaching, Emily Douglas writes. "Most people feel stress when they have to make important decisions; Alphas get stressed when tough decisions don't rest in their capable hands, says a report by Kate Ludeman and Eddie Erlandson.
Being authentic at work helps build empathy with your co-workers and allows you to ultimately perform at your best, explains Lorraine Martin, a former executive VP of Lockheed Martin. By being yourself at work, rather than a shell, you will feel more empowered and confident, Martin says.
When assuming the workload of a former co-worker who has left the company, take full advantage by finding ways to grow and develop your career, explains career coach Valerie McMurray. The extra workload is taxing but could provide an opportunity to show your boss you can handle the projects and responsibilities you've added.
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