Microsoft and other companies are developing platforms that take the learning experience to a higher level, writes Josh Bersin. "They are now becoming intelligent content platforms that connect learning and content to work," he writes.
Wilderness adventures are ideal for leadership training because they pressure people to prepare for challenges ahead and provide opportunities for feedback, write Johns Hopkins University's Christopher G. Myers and Mike Doyle. "These expeditions help participants develop their ability to tackle complex challenges, make strategic decisions in ambiguous situations, and collaborate and learn with their team - precisely the attributes desired in modern organizational leaders," they write.
Traditional communication tools, including email and intranets, are not the best ways to form connections with millennials and Gen Z employees, writes Erwin Van Der Vlist, founder and CEO of Speakap. Van Der Vlist details four ways to better engage and retain these workers, including using digital tools to provide them with real-time feedback.
Getting through a job search can be emotionally draining, but managing the stress is important for staying committed to the process, according to Kourtney Whitehead. Designate a workspace, take breaks and redirect insecurities to avoid the anxiety many job seekers face.
In an effort to encourage workers to keep up with the modern workforce, Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine signed a bill committing $17.5 million per year to businesses that offer tech skill upgrades for their workers. Businesses that pay for workers to earn industry-recognized technology-focused credentials will be reimbursed by up to $2,000 per employee.
With social media skills in high demand, many employers are finding a large age gap in the workforce after recruiting young professionals with the required skills, writes Dougal Shaw. "Many businesses are starting to utilize the services of digital natives," says digital consultant David Taylor.
People choose careers that bring meaning and self-actualization, not just a salary, according to psychologist Abraham Maslow. Corporate management has used Maslow's "do what you love" theory to create a hierarchy of needs to illustrate how jobs fit the psychological fulfillment of workers.
Employers that hire people with criminal backgrounds gain quality employees, potentially increase profit and help reduce recidivism, writes Margie Lee-Johnson, vice president of people at Checkr. "By acknowledging the unfair playing field and giving all applicants an equal chance -- especially through diversity and belonging initiatives -- employers have a chance to right a systemic wrong," Lee-Johnson writes.
Reliance Industries focuses on employee productivity, agile management and continuously teaching and rewarding employees, writes Josh Bersin. "HR must quickly hire, onboard, train, and support people everywhere, leading to a very aggressive focus on making HR world-class," Bersin writes.
More chief HR officers are sitting on Asian companies' boards to offer talent metrics, people strategy, committee advice and cultural improvements, writes Sunil Puri, Asia-Pacific director of research, innovation and product development at the Center for Creative Leadership. "Being people experts, HR leaders can advise the board on how to drive the right behaviors to help board lead as a cohesive team," Puri writes.