Best Buy CEO Corie Barry is under investigation by the company's board of directors after it received an anonymous letter alleging a yearslong romantic relationship with former Best Buy executive Karl Sanft. Barry said in a statement that she is cooperating with the board's inquiry.
Looking good is important, but making a good first impression takes precedence over a bold fashion statement. When dressing for the interview, be authentic and consistent while avoiding polarizing choices, says Chris Westfall.
Meet with employees to determine their abilities, cater training to their needs and offer on-the-job opportunities to develop skills, writes Margaret Rogers, a vice president at Pariveda Solutions. "Feedback is perhaps the most valuable aspect of this process, and it starts with setting clear expectations," she writes.
With job hopping on the rise, career pivots become more likely so applicants should know how to get through the application clutter, writes Michael Zimm. If you are trying to pivot your career, avoid applicant tracking systems and instead directly reach out to the hiring manager to express interest and explain the change of profession.
Job applications are quite often vetted by artificial intelligence platforms, automated video interviews or chatbots, with more of the hiring process shouldered by tech. This deep dive from Fortune examines the pros and cons of these trends.
Sleep has become a targeted wellness issue so employers can improve their workers' health and control medical costs. Around 25% of large employers offer programs to help improve a worker's sleep, and more than 50% plan to implement a program by 2021, according to Willis Towers Watson.
In the face of the ever-increasing level of busyness, Mabbly CEO Hank Ostholthoff recommends instituting guiding principles of mindfulness to bring peace and productivity. Implementing "monotasking," focusing on team engagement and sticking with the efforts to shape culture can lead to improvements, he says.
HR departments are becoming more like multifunctional consulting groups that design experiences, argues Josh Bersin. "And this new idea changes the way HR must be organized, the way HR teams design solutions, and the need for HR to be more of an ongoing, iterative, design and delivery operation," he writes.
Workplace gender equality by counterintuitively be improved by focusing less on women, which means ignoring stereotypes and thinking about solutions that affect all employees, write Procter & Gamble Chief Sales Officer Carolyn Tastad and Deanna Bass, director of global diversity and inclusion. "It's time to acknowledge that gender inequality must be fixed -- but women don't need to be," they write.
Create a more inclusive workplace by determining your biases, helping everyone feel valued and enacting a variety of anti-bias initiatives, HR leaders say. "Driving inclusion is as diverse as the employees involved, and what works for one person may not be a comfortable solution for another," says Pam Lipp Hendricks, head of executive talent management and diversity at JPMorgan Chase.
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