The only invitations you should accept are those that make you genuinely excited, Neil Pasricha writes. Saying "yes" to too many things hurts your productivity and detracts from your sense of purpose.
Withhold judgment when working with someone who appears selfish, Carolyn O'Hara writes. Invite the person to be more involved, and clarify the roles of everyone on the team.
To ensure that a new company will be a good fit for you, ask thoughtful questions about how performance is measured, how changes are communicated by management and what the average tenure of co-workers is, writes Robin Reshwan.
Stephanie Nash, chief people officer at RedMart, meets the challenges of recruitment and retention by offering workers flexibility and the RedMart training academy experience. "One of the things that is really important to us and we believe is critical to our success moving forward is retaining that entrepreneurial spirit and the aspects of our culture that we define in our culture code," Nash says.
The past five years has seen HR technology become cloud-based, more social and mobile, and changed every aspect of HR and talent, including learning, writes Bill Kutik. "YouTube-like video functionality is increasingly in the hands of every employee -- not just confined to online course creators -- and is revolutionizing learning," he writes.
Goldman Sachs is planning to expand an employee-review system to all 35,000 of its employees with the goal of improved transparency and real-time feedback from peers and managers. The shift in policy follows a 2015 internal survey which found employees wanted regular feedback instead of a once-a-year performance assessment.
Workplace automation and artificial intelligence require HR to improve its ability to manage data and people in tandem, writes Ji-A Min, the head data scientist at Ideal. "It's no longer enough to explain the 'what' that happened, you need to be able to explain the 'why' something happened as well as recommend a solution (or solutions) based on your analysis," she writes.
To protect information on a stolen laptop, HR should have the ability to oversee employees' laptop security, writes Alvaro Hoyos, chief information security officer for OneLogin. A unified endpoint management tool lets HR manage identities, enforce authentication on applications and revoke a laptop certificate, Hoyos writes.
To address employee misunderstandings about company culture, be clear about your intentions, meet with employees in small groups, and address a couple of their concerns quickly, writes Joseph Grenny. "The only way to close this perception gap is with open, honest conversation between employees and their leaders," Grenny writes.
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