Artificial intelligence helps managers understand employee concerns, provide solutions and even act before problems arise, writes Jim Barnett, CEO of Glint. "Harnessing millions of data points across surveys and business data, AI can pinpoint major problems on the horizon by analyzing historic trends and connections that are typically hidden without a data science intervention," he writes.
Sonic restaurant crews use an online portal as part of their annual competitive training program, which gives employees an ongoing education and culminates in a final competition involving 12 teams. The competition spans nine months of team and individual challenges held in-person and online.
Research your salary using tools like Glassdoor and consult your network to get an idea of how much you should be earning, Elaine Varelas writes. Companies in some states can no longer ask about previous salaries, so it's up to you to determine fair market value, she notes.
Get noticed on LinkedIn by participating in group discussions, building your network and publishing content. Consistently putting out good content will attract positive attention and develop you as a thought leader in your industry, Jack Kelly writes.
Strategies used by sales professionals are effective for job searches as well, such as flattery, mirroring the interviewer, and making the interview a two-way conversation, Emily Moore writes. The SPIN technique, which involves identifying pain points, is an example of a sales technique that job seekers can use, she writes.
Gail Wise bought a skylight blue Ford Mustang on April 15, 1964, for $3,447.50, making her the first person to own a Mustang. The restored car, now worth between $350,000 and $450,000, will be on display at this week's Woodward Dream Cruise classic car show in Michigan.
Cumbersome online applications, confusing job descriptions that lack important details and poor post-interview follow-up are among ways companies turn off job candidates, Lin Grensing-Pophal writes. Grensing-Pophal details ways HR managers can better attract and engage recruits throughout the process, from application to onboarding.
Avoid entering a salary negotiation with a mindset of conflict; think of it as a conversation that needs to be managed, economics professor Linda Babcock suggests. Prepare by practicing a script and researching salaries for similar jobs in your field, author Jill Griffin writes.
The Mayo Clinic keeps up with society's norms and establishes clear expectations for how employees should conduct themselves, says Cathy Fraser, chief HR officer. "We are deploying a multipronged learning approach on sexual and other harassment; starting with a campaign to bring awareness and commence dialogue on an uncomfortable topic," Fraser says.
HR leaders should have a mindset where they examine the company like an outsider and are proactive about skills needs, writes Pallavi Srivastava, IBM's Asia-Pacific talent partner for global technology services. "Building consulting skills and a 'seller mentality' in every HR function is extremely important in order to leverage the expertise you have as a strategic adviser to the business," she writes.