HR & Career
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9/20/2018

A former executive is suing Spotify, alleging systemic gender discrimination, sexual harassment, defamation, retaliation and equal-pay violation. The woman says the head of sales took male employees to the Sundance Film Festival as part of "boys' trips" that included drug use.

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9/20/2018

Chronically committing to something, canceling and then rescheduling it can lead to stress and feelings of being overwhelmed, writes executive coach Whitney Johnson. Don't pencil in an appointment unless you know you can deliver, and this helps build trust and accountability with your peers, Johnson adds.

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9/20/2018

Charlotte Gill, the owner of Charlotte's Legendary Lobster Pound in Maine, has begun to expose lobsters to marijuana smoke before killing them because she thinks the practice makes them more calm and the killings more humane. Gill said that the lobsters are steamed before being served; therefore, the meat shouldn't have any traces of THC when eaten.

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9/20/2018

Health care workforces are becoming more complex, diverse and difficult to staff with high-level talent, all of which creates an environment where chief HR officers are given high expectations and a difficult job, writes Joseph Cabral, CHRO at Press Ganey. "A CHRO must be able to link these expectations to the organization's and industry's mission of delivering safe, high quality, patient-centered care, or they'll never get the buy-in or sustainable results to succeed," he writes.

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9/20/2018

Not asking for help when overwhelmed at work greatly increases workplace stress and affects work-life balance, according to a LinkedIn survey. "If you don't ask for help, and you're in an untenable situation, you're going to ultimately find yourself underperforming or finding yourself in a health issue," Stanford lecturer Leah Weiss explains.

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9/20/2018

Improve talent management by matching employees with jobs that fit their skills, getting them on a path to success and personalizing their work experience, talent consultants say. "Before assessing talent management practices, focus on the business objectives and the human capital required to achieve those goals," says Derek Herman from Phenom People.

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HR Dive
9/20/2018

One strategy to getting hired is to volunteer your time with a company or organization, as this helps build your credibility and skills, and showcases to the employer you know how to get the job done effectively. Seek out these opportunities at charitable organizations, as well as companies you're interested in, as the people you meet in either scenario could eventually lead to a job within your field.

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9/20/2018

Employees who also serve as caregivers to older family members often require flexible schedules or assistance in scheduling and managing elder care, both of which employers can help with. "Employers are slowly realizing the silent root cause of many employees' stress is family," says Adam Goldberg, CEO of Torchlight.

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9/20/2018

GBW Railcar Services uses ADP's Mobile Insights tool to provide managers with daily HR analytics related to overtime, turnover and talent, says Lisa Maxey, the company's director of compensation and HR information systems. "The front-line people are the experts, so leverage their experience and knowledge to achieve the outcomes your organization needs," she says.

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9/20/2018

Creating a positive daily routine and eliminating bad habits are two keys to maximizing use of time, Timothy Sykes writes. Set concrete deadlines, work with someone else to keep you accountable and schedule breaks from social media, Sykes adds.

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