The Kansas Secretary of State's Office has decided a dog can't run for governor of the state, because dogs can't "carry out the statutory and constitutional duties required." Also, six teenagers have decided to run after noting that Kansas does not have an age requirement for the governor's office.
Blockchain technology can help HR uncover lies on people's resumes by providing access to accurate information. "If schools, universities, employers, skills test providers and drug-screening agencies all agreed to record data on a common blockchain, we might see much more certainty added to the hiring process," says John Nurthen of Staffing Industry Analysts.
HR can train artificial intelligence to help recruit talent without being biased about gender, writes Kristina Finseth of Phenom People. "Although machines aren't biased at their core, they can learn to be, a problem that must be tackled by HR managers using the technology," she writes.
Employee branding content should match your intended audience and expresses your message in a way that can't be done with words, writes Jody Ordioni, chief brand officer of Brandemix. Include employee testimonials and keep the video to under three minutes.
FitLyfe CEO Sam Salbi says a successful wellness program begins with leadership and other stakeholders acting as well-being champions to promote it. It is important to set goals, Salbi says, and to bring aboard a technology partner with a flexible program.
Honeywell has begun using augmented reality and virtual reality tools to provide an interactive on-the-job training experience for industrial plant workers. The company said it expects up to 50% of its industrial plant workforce to retire within five years.
Adding app-like layers of technology to a learning management system allows companies to experiment with new tools, writes Elliott Masie, CEO of the Masie Center. "What makes the layer model so attractive is it gives an organization the ability to take an approach centered on innovation and user experiences," Masie writes.
Thousands of workers in almost 50 cities protested and fought for a $15 hourly minimum wage and union rights Monday, the 50th anniversary of a strike by sanitation workers in Memphis, Tenn. Fight for $15 organized the demonstrations, with most fast-food workers protesting during lunchtime.
Amazon is trimming jobs at its Seattle headquarters after growing from 5,000 to more than 40,000 employees in the past eight years. The cuts, which also affect other areas, come as the company beefs up staff in other regions and business units, and Amazon will work to find new positions for affected employees, according to a statement from the company.