HR & Career
Top stories summarized by our editors
12/14/2017

The mummified remains of a man who lived about 2,000 years ago received a full CT scan at Crouse Hospital in Syracuse, N.Y. The scan helped doctors determine the man died of cancer, having had a malignant tumor on his fibula.

Full Story:
BGR
More Summaries:
CT scan, Crouse Hospital
12/14/2017

The best HR leaders are curious about new ideas and perspectives and have the courage to call for change, says Sara Charvet, senior HR business partner at First West Credit Union.

12/14/2017

To operate your company in a digitally sustainable manner, focus on building an agile workforce, collaborate with others, be disciplined in how you use technology and empower employees to solve problems, write Korn Ferry's Melissa Swift and Marc Gasperino. "HR organizations must approach digital sustainability with a strong point of view as to which gaps are most critical to address," they write.

12/14/2017

Use employee-engagement survey data to create a plan for change by combining the information with other employee, performance and management data and determining what's causing engagement problems, writes Ian Cook. Be able to tell a story to executives that illustrates how your changes would improve the value of the business.

Full Story:
ERE Media
More Summaries:
Ian Cook
12/14/2017

Good leaders show compassion, engage and unite employees, support their career development and remember details such as birthdays, writes Alberto Loyola, managing director at Global Talent Partner.

12/14/2017

Start the path to long-term diversity by hiring a good diversity training partner and determining how you'll measure and build on training, writes Susana Rinderle. Be aware that diversity is about adding business value, not solely about what feels right, she writes.

Full Story:
Workforce online
12/14/2017

Respectful treatment is a simple concept too many leaders forget, writes Ron Thomas, managing director of Strategy Focused Group. Recall the traits of people who had a profound effect on your life, he suggests.

Full Story:
ERE Media
12/14/2017

It's better to be honest with employees and let them know when they're doing something wrong, says Karen Gately, an executive adviser and former HR leader at Vanguard. "An employee is not going to trust me if I only ever tell them the good news and only ever tell them what's going right," says Gately.

More Summaries:
Vanguard
12/13/2017

Professionals should seek input from managers on skills they might need in order to advance their careers next year, writes Martin Yate. Make sure to take advantage of the advice you receive, and check in informally every few months to give updates on your progress.

More Summaries:
Martin Yate
12/13/2017

Artificial intelligence tools can help HR with recruitment, training, employee potential and gauging sentiments, writes Josh Bersin, founder of Bersin by Deloitte Consulting. AI does require people to monitor it and make sure information is analyzed and used properly.

More Summaries:
AI, Josh Bersin, Deloitte Consulting