A flash and boom that lit up the Michigan sky on Tuesday night was likely due to a meteor, not thunder or lightning, according to the National Weather Service for Detroit. The meteor reportedly caused a magnitude 2.0 earthquake 40 miles from Detroit.
HR should be installing cultures of frequent feedback, flexible schedules and the ability to work remotely, says Anthony Ariganello. "Nowadays, if someone isn't getting what they want from a job, they move on pretty swiftly," he says.
Johnson & Johnson focuses on employee satisfaction and benefits including a 401(k) plan, parental leave and a program called HealthForce2020 that promotes emotional, physical and spiritual health, says Peter Fasolo, chief HR officer. The company aims to "respect the dignity of our employees; foster a workplace culture of health, diversity and inclusion; and provide equal opportunities for everyone," Fasolo says.
CEOs want HR leaders to serve as business partners who align employee and company strategies, says
Raamann Ahuja, senior HR director for Thermo Fisher Scientific in Southeast Asia and Taiwan. "I would recommend that HR professionals meet their front-end teams regularly and, if possible, get out into the field to meet the customers," Ahuja says.
Prakash Balakrishnan, HR leader for TH Group, talks about the strategies he used to centralize payroll, digitize employee data, reduce employee turnover and adopt the SAP SuccessFactors HR technology platform.
Build a healthy company culture by structuring the workplace around it, making sure the employee experience encourages it and embedding the culture into the company's brand, writes Denise Lee Yohn. HR cannot alone be responsible for culture, she argues.
Hilton was able to bring employee ideas to the forefront through the 100-day Thrive Challenge, which allows departments to set their own goals for better workplaces and health, says HR executive Brendan Toomey. "We help them think about micro steps that they can take to help start their journey," he says.
Boredom is the No. 1 reason people want to change jobs this year, according to a Korn Ferry survey of almost 5,000 professionals. Leaders can fix the problem by giving employees greater autonomy, frequent feedback and opportunities for advancement, writes Marcel Schwantes, founder of Leadership From the Core.
Pulling out of the North American Free Trade Agreement would cost the US 300,000 jobs and slow economic growth from a projected 2% in 2019 to 1.5%, according to a report by Oxford Economics. Growth in business investment would also slow down.
Janitorial company ABM Industries is facing more allegations of failure to prevent sexual violence in the workplace. A lawsuit involving three female janitors who say supervisors preyed upon them for more than 10 years is the latest in a string of sexual harassment lawsuits against the company.