Analytics programs often suffer from a lack of executive vision and strategy, as well as unclear roles and someone who can communicate the needs of the business to the analytics experts, write Oliver Fleming, Tim Fountaine, Nicolaus Henke and Tamim Saleh of McKinsey.
Nestle global analytics chief Jordan Pettman helps the company track employee data consistently regardless of role or geography. "So for us, it's really about identifying the right data elements to measure; in order to to be an enabler for all the rest of what we do, to support the business as they make future-focused people decisions," he says.
To meet the needs of the modern workforce, there are three characteristics that are critical to any learning program, writes Michael Martin, chief learning officer for Litmos by CallidusCloud. They should be ongoing, content-focused and available on demand.
You'll get ahead if you can promote yourself at work, build relationships and look ahead to your future, rather than just working harder, career coach Lori Scherwin advises. Shefali Raina, an executive coach, adds that you don't need to start building your career when you're young and you don't need to partake in office politics.
Reading your emails in the morning can keep you on top of requests from your manager, Robin Madell writes. You could keep your coworkers or clients waiting if you don't check your inbox before midday, which could damage your reputation.
If you've thought about starting your own small business on the side, don't put off researching it and trying something out, Arianna O'Dell writes. Talk to people who have gone down a similar path to get some direction, and ask "tactical" questions, Shapr CEO Ludovic Huraux adds.
The name Alexa has become less popular since Amazon started selling its Echo smart speaker in 2015. While 6,050 baby girls were named Alexa in the US that year, just 3,883 baby girls were given the name in 2017.
Construction Careers Pathways aims to inform future workers and their mentors about construction careers as an alternative to college and student-loan debt. The initiative, formed by the Construction Careers Foundation, Minnesota and others, wants to steer young people to careers such as electricians, plumbers and welders.
Jeanette Ortiz, a former manager at Chipotle Mexican Grill in California, was awarded $7.97 million in damages in a wrongful termination case. The jury found that Ortiz's bosses had falsely accused her of stealing $626 in cash as retaliation for filing a worker's compensation claim.
US Immigration and Customs Enforcement has increased checks of companies' hiring practices to make sure employees are legally allowed to work in the US. Nearly 600 employers were arrested on immigration-related charges from Oct. 1 to May 4, compared with 139 in the previous fiscal year.