Employees who receive health and safety training are more confident in noticing hazards and reporting injuries and accidents, a New Zealand survey says. "Health and safety training not only builds skills, confidence and empowers workers to speak up, it also contributes to a happier, safer and more productive workplace," says Alison Molloy of Site Safe.
Grey Group Singapore changed its workplace culture to focus on health and wellness, training and fun activities, with HR organizing the structure before turning over the programs to employees, says HR executives Rossana Quagliana and Rumki Fernandes. The result has been a workplace where nearly nine in 10 employees say they're satisfied.
Companies are considering artificial intelligence for recruitment, but neurological-pattern matching used to vet applicants can fail to predict success, Teresa Bell writes. Companies should be wary of a one-size-fits-all approach and should recognize customization is crucial to avoid eliminating the most talented candidates.
Late-night talk show host Tavis Smiley is suing PBS after sexual misconduct allegations led to his firing. Smiley has denied his behavior created a "verbally abusive and threatening environment" for women and says the network used the accusations as an excuse to force him out.
Take in your surroundings when you attend an interview, and assess whether it's a place you'd like to work, writes Gwen Moran. Be wary if you're asked personal questions that seem inappropriate, she writes.
Co-working spaces can be productive places to complete tasks while socializing and networking with like-minded people, writes Nicholas Hune-Brown. But don't let the coffee on tap, artwork on the walls and bustling music distract you from getting your work done.
You're not obligated to tie up every loose end before moving on in your career to a new company, Joseph Liu writes. "Accepting that you have to let go of what you started allows you to make room for other endeavors," he writes.
A chicken shortage has caused KFC to close hundreds of its locations in the UK. The shortage was tied to KFC's decision to move its delivery business to DHL, which acknowledged "operational issues" have delayed chicken deliveries.
When going live with new technology, make sure you understand the risks, prepare the data and work with employees on how to use the tools, writes Kate Wadia, managing director at Phase 3 Consulting. "Avoid a scenario whereby the HR teams have to support users of the new system as well as significant numbers of those avoiding it or working around process created," Wadia writes.
Take a practical approach to choosing a health benefits vendor by creating a list of your technology needs and checking off which vendors can meet them, writes Sam Salbi of FitLyfe. "By staying focused on the exact specifications of your plan design and what you need, you won't be distracted by the shiny-object-phenomenon that is often present during the selection process," Salbi writes.