The role of chief human resources officer has evolved, positioning these individuals as thought partners and advisers within the C-suite, Margot Carmichael Lester writes. Lester outlines five ways CHROs can boost their influence to their C-level peers, such as by collaborating with them on operational tasks to help build trust and rapport.
Artificial intelligence is quickly gaining confidence among workers, according to a study by Oracle and Future Workplace in which 64% of respondents said they "would trust a robot more than their manager." Eighty-two percent of people say AI is better than managers at delivering unbiased information, managing work schedules and balancing budgets.
When interviewing for a new job, be excited when the interviewer asks, "Why do you want to work here?" Show the employer that you did your research, are enthusiastic about the position, and are a perfect fit for the team, writes IvyExec.com CEO Elena Bajic.
Low unemployment numbers mean more options for employees, so the hiring process has to be refined to assure the best candidates are picked. A company's Glassdoor reviews and job descriptions are critical, and having well-defined mission, values and vision are a must for finding the perfect match for your company, according to BambooHR's Brian Anderson.
When job hunting, don't be afraid to break from the classic application processes and try something out of the ordinary. Basecamp founder Jason Fried said one person they hired placed an ad on LinkedIn targeted to Basecamp employees to express interest.
Shared work spaces and resources will signal whether employees are taking the initiative and cultivating a culture of respect and responsibility, writes David Dye. "When was the last time you picked up some trash, wiped out the microwave, or made a new pot of coffee?" he writes.
More than 60% of workers said they would take a pay cut to work for a company whose mission matched theirs, according to a survey from Udemy. "One of the great missing components is that leaders just don't take the time or assume people don't care, or [think] that the big picture is above [employees]," says Steve Van Valin, founder and CEO of Culturology.
Artificial intelligence is flipping burgers, taking orders, creating work schedules and checking inventory so fast-food employees can focus on more challenging duties, writes Rob Carpenter, CEO of Valyant AI. "With organizations already considering the future of customer service, they need to reflect on how technology can enhance humans on the job, instead of replacing them," Carpenter writes.
Many HR leaders say their companies will have a difficult time keeping up with artificial intelligence and other technological improvements, a Sage survey says. Furthermore, most surveyed leaders feel they aren't skilled to handle such technological change.
Supermood, Wellspace, Moodbit and CompanyMood are among the technology solutions that attempt to track employee moods, writes Chiradeep BasuMallick. "Mood tracking has the potential to improve employee performance if the data is used ethically and for limited objectives," he writes.