There are at least 13 C-suite titles with a majority of women, including chief diversity officers, chief people officers, chief HR officers and chief learning officers, according to LinkedIn data. "The newest C-suite titles may be less bogged down by historical gender biases associated with the standard corner office positions," writes Caroline Fairchild.
Employees at acquired companies are more likely to depart than people of similar profiles, according to research by Wharton management professor Daniel Kim. The findings suggest that companies need to do more research into potential retention issues before making an acquisition, Kim says.
Hiring for potential, soft skills and the ability to work well on teams are three traits of companies with successful staffing, according to an Infosys survey. "Once a company has hired a person with potential, it must give them opportunities and incentives, but it does not need to spoon-feed them further education," they write.
Help employees focus on which problems need to be solved and make it easy for them to share solutions, write Karin Hurt and David Dye. Thank employees for their suggestions and continue providing opportunities to contribute, they write.
Contingent employees can become loyal workers and brand ambassadors, but many companies worry more about regulatory concerns and fail to view them as anything but temporary workers, write Deloitte Consulting's Kathi Enderes and Mike Kemp. Treat this segment of the workforce as one with distinct needs and abilities, and tailor your talent development accordingly, they argue.
Four former Google employees allege they were fired for speaking out about the company and say they will file a complaint with the National Labor Relations Board later this week. Google, in an email sent to employees Monday, denied the allegations and stated the employees were fired for repeated violations of company policy about data security.
Unlimited time off is a growing trend, especially among tech companies, writes practice-management consultant Beverly Flaxington. While that may be unrealistic for small advisory firms, she suggests firms allow for reasonable schedule flexibility to attract millennial employees.
Over 80% of students reported that their selected major was key for job prospects, according to Handshake, although only half of the website's premium hiring companies list a major requirement on their postings. "The new world of work is about skills, not necessarily degrees," said JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon.
US private-sector employment growth slowed sharply last month, with only 67,000 jobs added to payrolls, according to ADP. The figure fell below economists' expectations and marked the smallest gain since May.