The first trailer for Marvel's upcoming movie "Avengers: Endgame" was released last week, and NASA advised the studio on how to help Iron Man, who was shown trapped in space. "Hey @Marvel, we heard about Tony Stark. As we know, the first thing you should do is listen in mission control for '@Avengers, we have a problem.' But if he can't communicate, then we recommend ground teams use all resources to scan the skies for your missing man," the space agency tweeted.
Employees at an Amazon warehouse on Staten Island have started a unionization campaign, citing safety concerns, poor pay, long shifts without proper breaks and extreme hourly quotas. Brian Huseman, head of public policy at Amazon, says that employees have a right to join a union and that the company respects that right.
Include experiential learning and role-playing in your learning and development activities, writes Tanya Worsley of Kaplan. "Employees are afforded with the chance to reflect and take in feedback from challenges they have encountered -- a much needed opportunity that could have been missed otherwise in the hectic setting of on-the-job training," she writes.
A chief HR officer should create trust with the CEO and provide data to help with decisions, says Dominque Grau, senior vice president for HR at Agilent. "As a head of HR, you need to really align yourself completely with the purpose, mission and vision of the company," he says.
Gwen McDonald, former HR executive for Network Appliances and 3Com, says companies will have to adapt to contract and remote employees, focus on diversity and inclusion and learn to work with artificial intelligence. "I always looked at myself as a business leader first, who happened to be a functional expert in the HR domain," she says.
Treat jobs as lifetime learning experiences and look for opportunities outside of work to expand your mind, says Michael Fraccaro, Mastercard's chief HR officer. "When you think about jobs in terms of your own values and what you want to learn, you start to chart a path that's so much more meaningful than a certain job title," he says.
HR and IT should work with each other to manage productivity apps, says Tyler Koblasa, CEO of CloudApp. "When it comes to productivity tools, it's about finding a balance between regulating for company security and shared knowledge, and allowing employees to work and create with the tools that help them most," Koblasa writes.
One way to reduce the likelihood of unethical behavior is by encouraging employees to think about the consequences of their decisions, writes Kriti Jain, assistant professor in organizational behavior and HR at IE Business School. Without a conscious effort to consider the ethical implications, people will make default choices based on the pressures of their day-to-day lives, Jain writes.
Great leaders give credit to those around them, admit they need help finding solutions and know how to motivate others, writes Manny Padda, chief people connector at New Avenue Capital. "In interviewing for top positions I've noticed the best leaders have a go-to way to recharge their batteries, outside of work, on a regular basis," Padda writes.
Go into the conversation with the mindset that you are taking the new job if your current job is not willing or able to renegotiate your salary. Don't approach the situation with a hostile mindset, suggests Stacy Pollack, as this could tarnish your personal brand and burn bridges.
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