Kristan Ware and Bailey Davis, two former cheerleaders suing the NFL for discrimination, have offered to settle for $1 each and a four-hour meeting with Commissioner Roger Goodell and league lawyers to "prepare a set of binding rules and regulations which apply to all NFL teams." Ware alleges gender and religious discrimination while working for the Miami Dolphins, while Davis was fired after posting a photograph of herself on Instagram that the New Orleans Saints deemed a violation.
Try to meet with people in person or over the phone once you have connected with them on LinkedIn, Stephanie Glass writes. Engage in groups and conversations, and keep an eye out for job opportunities.
Use action verbs and keywords that highlight the skills that the job you're applying for requires in order to improve the chances your online application will be shortlisted by an applicant tracking system, Amy Elisa Jackson writes.
It's best not to disclose your current salary to a recruiter or potential employer at the interview stage, Ben Chu writes. You could end up with a lower offer than you initially anticipated.
NASA scientists are curious about how a series of holes in ice on the Beaufort Sea, near the Arctic Ocean, were made. So far, scientists have theorized that a marine mammal or warm water flowing under the ice caused the holes, which Nathan Kurtz, a scientist with NASA's Operation IceBridge, said is unlike anything he's seen before.
Estee Lauder has expanded its benefits policy to include at least 20 weeks of paid parental leave, reimbursements for adoption fees and a program to help new parents return to work. "We're seeing a general shift away from focusing on more traditional benefits, like medical and dental," says Latricia Parker, executive director of global benefits for the company.
Technology allows HR to get out from under routine tasks and instead focus on interacting with employees and being creative, writes Chris Taylor, chief HR officer for Best Buy Canada. "As technology reshapes our approaches and processes, we're embracing the applications for AI and machine learning in human capital management, and I view it as a mandatory investment in the future," Taylor writes.
HR should be working closely with the CEO and chief financial officer to lead organizations, and HR should be part of the path to the top, says Dominic Barton, global managing partner for McKinsey & Co. "I hope we'll see more CEOs coming from the HR function, and we'll see more line leaders spending time in HR," Barton says.
HR should embrace technology and encourage an agile workforce and organization, a report by Catalant says. HR must "define what success looks like, create a plan, put structures behind it, share successes and scale what's working," the report said.
Lonely employees tend to perform worse, weaken teams and hurt the company, a study says. Intervention programs, ongoing support and a compassionate workplace culture can help employees overcome loneliness, Sigal Barsade and Hakan Ozcelik write.
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