Tampa Bay Buccaneers Head Coach Bruce Arians -- who has coached multiple teams in the NFL -- is known for his purposeful approach in building a diverse coaching staff. Arians has taken strides to find coaches of color and has hired two women for full-time positions -- Lori Locust as a defensive line coach and Maral Javadifar as a strength and conditioning coach.
Career coach Caroline Ceniza-Levine explains why career advancement is not necessarily a matter of moving into management, finding another job or leading more people. She debunks a total of 10 myths, while reminding us it's our impact that matters, not a job title.
An unemployed art director is using the "Penny Poke" concept to differentiate herself from other candidates, and so far, she's connected with more than half of the New York agencies she "poked" compared to a zero-response rate from cold-calling, writes David Griner. The idea is to send a penny via Venmo to people with an introductory message and link to a professional profile.
AB 5, the California Assembly bill that offers wage and benefits protections to gig workers, has become law. The law, which goes into effect Jan. 1, 2020, faces opposition from app-based businesses, including Lyft and Uber.
It's OK to take the first step in discussing issues related to your career with your superior, particularly if you want more challenging assignments and feedback, writes personal branding coach William Arruda. He also advises how to prepare a mentorship request and a case for a flexible schedule.
With women often responsible for more home and family tasks than men, they tend to suffer from work burnout more often, writes Stephanie Anderson Witmer. They can lift the burden of stress by meeting with friends regularly, asking for help and avoiding the pressure to multitask.
HR needs to own its expertise and value, especially in an era where the idea of HR itself is sometimes questioned, writes Steve Hunt, chief expert for technology and work at SAP. Changing this attitude "involves getting leaders to view the workforce somewhat in the same way they view money: a highly flexible and powerful resource that is critical to supporting business needs, but also a highly sensitive resource that must be managed appropriately to be effective," he writes.
Commit to accepting all types of employees year-round regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity, writes Philip Browning, copy director at Moving Brands. Look closely at the problems people face at your workplace, encourage a culture of openness and create policies that support people's differences, Browning writes.
A survey of chief HR officers says many employers are not yet ready for artificial intelligence because they're concerned about cost, bias and employees' job security, writes Fleur Segal from Spencer Stuart. "Ultimately, HR will be charged with understanding the people side of AI, from its role in the employee experience to the impact on the organizational culture," Segal writes.
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