How Top Tech Trends Are Transforming Work _____________________
From 5G and blockchain, to deep learning and augmented reality
When asked to consider how technology is transforming the world of work, an HR executive may point to advancements in applicant tracking systems, the growth of on-demand learning platforms and better employee analytics. These are just a few of the exciting new tools having a profound impact on HR, but what about the many broader technologies that are shaking up the status quo across industries?
Employee Benefits: Make Them Easy to Buy and Use _____________________
If you want employees to use their benefits, it needs to be easy.
One of my favorite phrases is “make it easy to buy and easy to use”. I learned it years ago in the hospitality industry. If you want to
upsell a restaurant guest, make it easy for them to buy the premium product and use it. Basically, as the guest, I simply want to pay and enjoy. This concept applies to other products and services too. For example, if you want me to upgrade my technology subscription then make it easy to buy and easy to use. If I have to logout, download a new app, reset my password, and it still doesn’t work, then this doesn’t make me want to spend the extra money.
The Most Effective Ways to Show Employee Appreciation _____________________
Employees need more than a meaningless "Thank you’" to feel appreciated.
"Let me know when your whole life goes up in smoke. Means it's time for a promotion." This is the advice Nigel gives Andy in a scene from the 2006 movie, "The Devil Wears Prada." Promotions are the only appreciation employees receive at Runway Magazine. A Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For would never hire Miranda Priestly!
Unfortunately, the sarcastic humor in the movie is not too far from reality for more than half of us. According to our normative study of the US workforce, only 42% of people believe that everyone has an opportunity to receive special recognition at work.
Protected Activity or Terminable
Fueled by the belief on the current employees have an unfettered, protected "right" to engage in self-help discovery
It has become almost routine for employees pursuing whistleblower and other employment-related claims against their employer to engage in "self-help discovery," using their access to files and databases to collect and gather, in violation of company policy, documents and data relating to their claims. The company often becomes aware of this type of misconduct during internal investigations, when a forensic review of the complainant's computer or statements by witnesses reveal that the complainant has collected or is collecting evidence. Or, the misconduct may not become evident until after the employee has filed a charge or a lawsuit, when confidential company documents are referenced in the charge or complaint or the employer undertakes discovery.