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.
Employees are often skeptical about data collection, including feedback, so it's essential to have transparency about data collection and how data will be used, writes Kazoo CEO Paul Pellman. "While companies today are armed with tons of people data, that data is meaningless unless we're able to add crucial context to it," he writes.
Mobile analytics helps HR make informed decisions quickly, says Glen Rabie, CEO of Yellowfin. This could mean managers or HR receiving push notifications for too much overtime or some other event.