Virtual, augmented and mixed reality for employee training will continue to be adopted as companies see how they reduce risk, save money and improve learning, argue Christophe Mallet and Daniel Fraga.
Video resumes, or "live resumes," let applicants tell personal stories and set themselves apart from candidates who look similar on paper, Gail Meneley and Rob Wallace write. Live resumes do not replace in-person interviews, but they help recruiting managers ask better questions and have a more productive, targeted discussion with candidates.
BASE Hologram has had success with creating holograms of deceased performers such as Roy Orbison in the past, and the company will be creating a show with the likeness of the late singer Amy Winehouse in 2019, according to Mitch Winehouse, Amy's father. The family of the singer will have the final input on the performance, and proceeds from the show will go to the Amy Winehouse Foundation, a charity that seeks to help young people with substance-abuse issues.
Periodically disregarding your own career growth and focusing instead on others' can keep burnout at bay and increase your career trajectory in the long term, writes executive coach Merete Wedell-Wedellsborg. "Here is the paradox: You can actually speed things up by slowing down," she argues.
A written "same day summary" after a meeting or discussion reflects on key items, recognizes positive behavior and allows recipients to add comments or make corrections, writes Jathan Janove. "When employees fail to meet expectations, you can use SDSs to promote problem-solving discussions instead of one-way, top-down communication," he writes.
Malaysia-based RHB Banking Group changed its culture to emphasize diversity and focus on outcomes while making data, automation and artificial intelligence part of the HR strategy, says Jamaluddin Bakri, group chief HR officer. "To make sure we are able to go digital, we need to have an agile workforce," he says.
Empathy is a key trait for HR leaders wanting to take a design-thinking approach, which usually means spending time with employees and using their experiences and insights in every stage of the design, writes Steve Boese. Diversity also matters for design teams, writes Reed Deshler of AlignOrg Solutions, and takes form in things like geography, gender and ways of thinking.
Moving parts of the HR process to other departments can cause problems with recruitment and benefits, writes Cameron Keng, who describes problems faced by one of his clients. "When you split or separate these responsibilities, then you're effectively assuring that your business will fail to protect itself from litigation," he argues.
Too many leadership-development programs try to find only the most outstanding candidates and fail to engage a larger effective group, writes Mark Busine of DDI. "Furthermore, organizations need to cultivate a much broader range of people with different skill sets, personalities, and perspectives to help them compete in a rapidly changing business environment," he writes.
Doing great work is key to winning over your boss, but other effective strategies include solving problems and being an invaluable part of the team. Find a way to show management how critical you are to the company's success, writes Shana Lebowitz.