The Inn at Honey Run in Millersburg, Ohio, posted on social media to announce that a large tooth found on the grounds of the hotel was been identified by experts as belonging to a woolly mammoth. The tooth was found last month by a 12-year-old boy named Jackson who is a relative of the innkeeper.
Keep the price of an HR transformation under control by taking control of how HR presents its costs and bringing other employees into the process, writes Jackie Wiles. "Keep cost optimization initiatives alive by ensuring that cost-savings efforts don't end with the post-transformation project reviews," Wiles writes.
Decathlon Hong Kong uses a committee of employees to develop HR policies rather than having a formal department. "Our HR committee regroups every four weeks, each committee member contributes to the agenda for two hours," says Chief Financial Officer Marc-Antoine Lepley.
Chief HR officers need to partner with CEOs to understand the state of succession planning and how the board prefers to address executive leadership depth. "When I walked into the role, I had a document that said, 'Here is the succession plan,' but I needed to know who had accountability and responsibility for the process," says Anna Stevens, HD Supply chief people officer.
Successfully integrating contingent workers is a critical part of digital transformation, according to a Willis Towers Watson survey -- and an area where HR can have an impact. "We know from our research that organizations that successfully integrate contingent workers with automation and their teams are reaping benefits in the form of cost savings and less disruption in the short term," says Tracey Malcolm of Willis Towers Watson.
Employers should understand why employees leave and why they started looking for another job in the first place, says Sharlyn Lauby of ITM Group. "Because if the company wants to take action, they need to allocate their resources in the right areas and fix the real problems," she says.
Recruit the right talent by matching candidates to your company's values and choosing people who can be coached and would engage with the team, says Jacky Cohen, vice president of people and culture at Topia. Keep employees longer by offering career development opportunities and giving and encouraging feedback, she says.
HR can do more to create flexible work environments and help employees understand their options, writes Charlotte Lieberman. "We must learn to accommodate people who are dealing with challenges that are often invisible, undefined, and very difficult to talk about," she writes.
The Department of Justice reportedly has asked the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission to join a Supreme Court brief in which Justice is arguing that the 1964 Civil Rights Act doesn't apply to LGBTQ protections. The EEOC does not hold this stance, as it currently follows Obama-era guidance.
Vesta Hospitality in Vancouver, Wash., honors an associate every month, with one winning free housing for a year. "If you're an hourly associate and all of a sudden your rent or mortgage is taken care of for a year, that's a pretty big deal, and it seems to have gone over really well," says Chairman and CEO Rick Takach.