Intel CEO Brian Krzanich resigned Thursday after an investigation confirmed he had violated the company's nonfraternization policy. Intel's board of directors reportedly was told last week that Krzanich had been involved in a consensual relationship several years ago with an employee in his chain of command.
It is "Take Your Dog to Work Day," and while the event focuses on encouraging pet adoptions, a survey by Wellness Natural Pet Food found 37% of people would give up benefits such as vacation time or a pay raise for the ability to bring their dog to work. There may be health benefits to bringing a pet to work, and Alison Sullivan of Glassdoor says being pet friendly gives employees "flexibility in balancing work and their furry family members."
Consider using the services of a freelancer to save time and money, and use a virtual assistant to deal with the volume of emails you receive, Peter Daisyme writes. Paro CEO Michael Burdick adds that delegating frees up your schedule and allows you to focus your energy where it's needed.
Use your personal brand to target employers by knowing what they care about and showing how you stand out from the competition, writes career coach Dawn Graham. Don't just list your job responsibilities on the resume, highlight achievements that the potential employer might be interested in, and have a catchy, attention-grabbing opening line in your cover letter.
Tesla has filed a lawsuit that accuses a former Gigafactory employee of stealing company secrets and of giving false information to the media. The employee, who calls himself a whistleblower, says he was exposing problems at the company, but CEO Elon Musk has emailed employees warning of saboteurs planted by competitors.
Modify the skills you list on your resume for each job you apply for instead of taking a cookie-cutter approach, Ruth Umoh writes. Cut down a long resume by dropping off older achievements and do a check for common errors, like typos and grammar mistakes.
United Airlines CEO Oscar Munoz named a C-suite-level position of executive vice president of HR and labor relations last year as United strives to connect its values to how it operates with employees and customers. "We had let our rules, procedures and policies get in the way of employees who knew the right thing to do; we didn't let them do it," Munoz said.
Get more women into leadership positions by addressing bias in the hiring process and helping women increase confidence in their ability to take on leadership roles, writes Tacy Byham, CEO of DDI. "Our study showed that the organizations that have at least 30 percent women overall and at least 20 percent women at the senior level were 1.4 times more likely to have sustained, profitable growth," Byham writes.
CEOs want HR leaders to look beyond their departments and offer ideas for what's next in the business, says Michele Smith, marketing vice president for O.C. Tanner. "The number one thing I hear from CEOs is that they want HR to be bolder," Smith says.
Chief HR officers should introduce new ideas and lead transformational change at their companies, writes A Thiru, HR president for JK Organisation. "In such cases, the CHRO must focus more on solving the right problems, and not those that are given or that land on the table," Thiru writes.
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