Communication is the most in-demand skill among American workers, LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner says. Improve in this area by honing your listening skills and learning to make use of eye contact and other nonverbal cues.
A Texas man pleaded guilty last week to stealing $1.2 million worth of fajitas over nine years while working at a county juvenile center. Gilberto Escamilla would order the fajitas through the juvenile center, intercept them when they arrived and sell them to his own customers.
Looking outside the internal talent pipeline is costly and encourages attrition, while investing in training can fill knowledge gaps and boost retention, Simplilearn CEO Krishna Kumar writes. Kumar outlines six steps to building a powerful skill-acquisition model, including assessing needs, choosing providers and measuring results.
Women can access free salary-negotiation workshops through the American Association of University Women, which wants to expand the reach of its training. Negotiation skills can be critical, given that 40% of women have experienced a salary gain of 5% or less during the past five years, according to a survey by SheKnows Media.
HR departments in the Parkland, Fla., area say they still struggle to help employees and residents affected by a shooting in February at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. HR leaders share stories of ongoing crisis response and offer advice for other communities processing devastating loss.
Have a clear set of long-term goals and break them down into monthly, actionable steps, career coach Dan Dowling writes. Make a weekly plan before the start of each week, prioritize your tasks in order of importance and stay focused on the task at hand.
Schedule job interviews during your lunch break, at the end of the day or when you're working from home to avoid raising suspicions by your current employer, Alyse Kalish writes. Work on your applications at home and refrain from talking about your job search with colleagues.
A woman from Colorado said she was fined $500 for bringing a free apple, which she received on her Delta Air Lines flight from Paris, through customs. A Customs and Border Protection spokesman would not comment on Crystal Tadlock's specific case, but did note that "all agriculture items must be declared" at the port of entry.