Half of women who work in science, technology, engineering and math say they have experienced discrimination, including being paid less than men and being treated as if they are inept, according to a Pew Research Center study. Women who face the most discrimination include those with postgraduate degrees and those working in male-majority settings, the study finds.
Pay attention to the things you spend most of your time on rather than what you're passionate about, says investor Mark Cuban. You'll be good at the things you put the most effort into, he says.
Keep an eye on how much time you're spending on social interactions at work to limit time wasted, writes Shea Drake. Avoid social media at the office, and adopt an inclusive mindset toward colleagues.
Employees at Apple's campus in Cupertino, Calif., reportedly have been crashing into the facility's many glass walls and doors. Sticky notes were used temporarily to warn employees of glass surfaces, but they were removed because they clashed with the building's aesthetics.
Helen Williams, HR leader at Statoil, aims to motivate employees, strengthen company culture and offer micro-learning, which gives workers quick, targeted training as the need arises. "Change is really hard, but positivity is catching -- I worked hard to get key people on board and watched the positivity travel through the organization," Williams says.
Companies need HR executives to not only manage HR and establish a workplace culture but also support the employee experience and help CEOs with the strategic approach, CEOs say. "Data is a critical skill for every executive who has a seat at the table, and this is just as true for CHROs as it is for" chief financial officers or chief marketing officers, says Matt Straz, CEO of Namely.
CEOs are increasingly sporting experience in HR because HR issues such as branding and people are also corporate concerns, writes Daniel Chait, CEO of Greenhouse. "The public measures your company by its values, as experienced by how it treats all people: customers, employees and candidates alike," Chait writes.
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