Let your personality come through at the job interview so the recruiter can assess your enthusiasm, whether you'd be a good cultural fit and if you're right for the job, CEO Jeevan Balani writes. Find opportunities to talk about previous jobs, such as why you pursued them and what you enjoyed most about them.
A lawsuit filed by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission against Prime calls attention to underreported cases of sexual harassment in the trucking industry. Meanwhile, a judge in Iowa is allowing unsealing of documents in a class-action lawsuit filed by more than 100 female truck drivers, who allege sexual misconduct, threats and retaliation from male drivers at CRST International.
Companies often use a mix of platforms and tools, leading to HR technology collaborations among companies such as Paychex and ADP with Facebook. "As more young people are entering the workforce, they are interested in social collaboration platforms," says Tom Hammond, a vice president at Paychex.
Finding the right applications for HR technology is made more difficult when you're an international business like Dow Chemical, says Butch Clas, a regional HR director. In seeking an HR solution, "sometimes it's site-driven, sometimes it's country-driven and sometimes, the solutions out there aren't really set up for that, even though they're trying to get there," he says.
Use HR chatbots effectively by providing them with sufficient data and giving them a personality relevant to your business, writes Franz Gilbert of Bersin, Deloitte Consulting. "Set expectations with senior leaders about the chatbot training process so your CEO isn't concerned with its initial lack of functionality," he writes.
Vervoe's hiring system focuses on helping companies recruit people based on skills and performance instead of their resumes, says co-founder Omer Molad. Another system, Plum.io, helps employers choose candidates based on intrinsic abilities such as ethical behavior, the ability to work with others and leadership qualities, says CEO Caitlin MacGregor.
Ultimate Software's Xander AI platform focuses on creating technology that respects employees and augments HR. "This is one of the major shifts that's needed when it comes to technology developers -- understanding that users can't adjust to tech -- tech has to come into their world," says Ultimate Software executive Armen Berjikly.
Improve the employee experience by using chatbots that provide answers to common questions or work as virtual assistants, writes Ivan Harding. "At the end of the day, chatbot-enabled HR services provide an opportunity for HR/ HR information security professionals to innovate, lead their industries forward and gain competitive edge," he writes.
HR can support emergency notification systems by making sure data such as phone numbers, addresses and appropriate skills are up to date, writes Ann Pickren of OnSolve. "Walking through process-based lifecycles is a method to acquire information of all data collected, what software or human method is used to collect the data and where the data is stored," she writes.
Virtual book clubs can give employees a chance to expand their knowledge where and when they want, writes Zach Rubin, CEO of Professional Book Club Guru. Set clear goals, schedule online book discussions and have a way to measure success, he writes.
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