An OfficeTeam survey finds 36% of employees enjoy work holiday parties, while 35% do not. OfficeTeam's Brandi Britton offers suggestions for party success, including scheduling wisely, drinking in moderation and avoiding corny activities.
Bullet journaling can be a simple way to plan, take notes and compile ideas in one place. Although this method requires a time investment upfront, the technique can help you strategize ahead of time and streamline your tasks, writes Kat Boogaard.
If you find yourself worrying your colleagues will lose respect for you if you don't have all the answers, you're not alone, writes Lindsay Tigar. Remember that irrational fears such as this one can backfire by creating an environment in which you're scared to fail or can't collaborate well with others.
Brainstorming is a great way to generate useful ideas while simultaneously building better collaborative relationships with colleagues. Each session should have a specific goal and be scheduled during the first hours of the workday, writes Emily Moore.
You're more likely to get an interview with companies that use bots to screen applicants if you include relevant keywords in your resume, writes Krista Jones. Also, utilize some creative touches in your layout, font selection and other aspects of your resume so it stands out when viewed by hiring managers.
If you find yourself feeling discontented at work, try to remember that no job is perfect and that focusing on the negative aspects of your role won't help, writes Chrissy Scivicque. Write down at least three things each day that made you happy at work; this can help you focus more on what you enjoy about your job.
Evidence of subsurface water on Mars may actually be flowing sand and dust, according to a recent study published in the journal Nature Geoscience. The dark streaks on the planet's slopes don't behave like flowing liquid, according to the study's lead author.
Artificial intelligence may be able to identify sexual harassment in the workplace, but HR should be aware of legal concerns and know how to analyze and follow up on AI data properly, lawyers and HR leaders say. AI can monitor communications, study language and show patterns, but the technology may make employees feel uncomfortable.
To help protect your computer systems from cyberattacks, focus on making employees the primary defenders by simplifying password processes and giving individual guidance on the secure use of systems, writes Maarten Van Horenbeeck, vice president of security engineering at Fastly. Help workers see security and IT teams "as trusted and helpful advisers to employees" by providing more opportunities for interaction, he writes.
Iron ore mining operation Roy Hill set up an online talent community, which has reduced hiring costs and administrative tasks, says Jon Bowker, Roy Hill's recruitment head. The company focuses on looking for diverse talent, getting referrals and speeding up the recruiting process.
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