USA Gymnastics interim President and CEO Mary Bono has resigned four days after being hired amid backlash over a controversial tweet about Nike. Olympian Simone Biles has condemned Bono's tweet, and former teammate Aly Raisman has called out USA Gymnastics for hiring someone affiliated with a law firm accused of covering up abuse by team doctor Larry Nassar.
The number of job openings in the US rose to 7.136 million, according to the latest numbers from the Labor Department. That equates to more than one job opening per unemployed person actively looking for work.
Carving out more family time is possible if you're able to streamline work goals and stick to a schedule, writes James Sudakow, who spent a year setting boundaries between work and home, as well as talking with other fathers about the issue. "With no guilt, I was able to set better boundaries around work, which ultimately made me more focused, efficient and effective," he writes.
Reframe anxiety from a negative event to a positive one, such as viewing it as excitement rather than fear just before a job interview. This actually reduces stress while improving problem-solving ability and planning skills, writes psychologist Alicia Clark.
Overcome imposter syndrome by identifying the negative thoughts and finding a way to shift your perspective to a kinder and more patient frame of mind toward yourself. It can help to discuss these feelings with family or a superior, and also remind yourself that you're in the position where you're supposed to be.
Own the room at a networking event by making a good first impression via keeping your head up, smiling and shaking hands with those you meet. Take this advice beyond work-related events and treat all social events as an opportunity to meet new people and potentially gain some valuable connections, Susan Murphy suggests.
Briefly research your interviewer on LinkedIn and other social profiles prior to the job interview to gain insight into his or her likes and dislikes to use as fuel for small talk. Be subtle in your search and in conversation with the interviewer so as not to go overboard with trying to appeal to his or her likes, author Scott Steinberg writes.
California Pizza Kitchen created a multi-language concierge service, videos about benefits and an internal social platform to engage employees and give them a consumer experience, says Shannon Kirk, vice president of people. "It puts us in their seat to help us understand how they feel and what do we need to do to make it a better experience for our employees," she says.
Move past the artificial intelligence hype in HR by understanding its capabilities, learning to the data models needed and realizing that no one knows everything about AI, analysts say. "I actually think the biggest promise of AI has more to do with the entire employee life cycle rather than one specific area," says Dani Johnson, principal analyst at RedThread Research.
The relocation-management industry has embraced technology to help clients choose benefits, offer real-time feedback and manage relocation budgets, among other services. "Our research is very clear that people want more self-service that elevates their relocation experience and timely access to human support when assignees have questions or concerns," says John Kirk, chief information and technology officer for SIRVA Worldwide Relocation and Moving.
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