One strategy to getting hired is to volunteer your time with a company or organization, as this helps build your credibility and skills, and showcases to the employer you know how to get the job done effectively. Seek out these opportunities at charitable organizations, as well as companies you're interested in, as the people you meet in either scenario could eventually lead to a job within your field.
The halftime retirement of Buffalo Bills player Vontae Davis has sparked conversation about the right way to leave a job. Some teammates and former NFL players have criticized Davis' decision, but others have applaud the move, saying people have a right to resign on their own terms.
Yusaku Maezawa, founder of Japanese retailer Zozo, was chosen to be the first person sent to the moon by Elon Musk's SpaceX program. The aerospace manufacturing company disclosed that Maezawa plans to travel on the Big Falcon Rocket spaceship in 2023, and that the entrepreneur paid a significant deposit for the flight that will go toward developing the $5 billion rocket.
A mobile app from ADP delivers to executives such workforce data such as rates of overtime and employee turnover. "Now, we can have more conversations that actually drive business results rather than conversations about getting numbers," says Lisa Maxey, compensation and HR information systems director at GBW Railcar Services.
Some recruiters are using customized avatars called Bitmojis to personalize text-based conversations with job candidates. "It creates a connection between the recruiter and the candidate, and strengthens the communication," says Aman Brar, CEO of Canvas.
Your company's technology should fit employee needs and be suitable for working remotely, writes Pang Yee Beng, senior vice president for South Asia and Korea at Dell EMC. "IT, HR and other business unit leaders must work together to ensure that the technologies complement working practices and are a positive draw for new employees with different technology expectations," he writes.
Burning Glass Technologies collects human capital data to help companies examine and predict talent and market trends. "Using this information can really help inform our decisions and prioritize those investments we need to make on a quarterly or annual basis," says Mike Gabour from Accenture.
Augmented and virtual reality are becoming common job-training tools as companies increase their investment in the technologies and hardware and software costs drop, writes Rae Steinbach. "With AR and VR, you have technologies that have been shown to increase engagement and improve results," she writes.
Machine learning, artificial intelligence and chatbots are making it easier to provide adaptive-learning programs, but employers should be aware of the risks, writes Stella Lee, an e-learning researcher. "Organizations need to take a holistic view in supporting adaptive learning and learning analytics," she writes.
By being proactive about seeking out new positions at different companies, even when you like your current job, you will effectively put yourself in the best position for career growth, explains Jack Kelly. Having a safe and secure job allows you to be more comfortable in interviews and patient with the job search, Kelly adds.
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