Late-night talk show host Tavis Smiley is suing PBS after sexual misconduct allegations led to his firing. Smiley has denied his behavior created a "verbally abusive and threatening environment" for women and says the network used the accusations as an excuse to force him out.
Take in your surroundings when you attend an interview, and assess whether it's a place you'd like to work, writes Gwen Moran. Be wary if you're asked personal questions that seem inappropriate, she writes.
Co-working spaces can be productive places to complete tasks while socializing and networking with like-minded people, writes Nicholas Hune-Brown. But don't let the coffee on tap, artwork on the walls and bustling music distract you from getting your work done.
You're not obligated to tie up every loose end before moving on in your career to a new company, Joseph Liu writes. "Accepting that you have to let go of what you started allows you to make room for other endeavors," he writes.
A chicken shortage has caused KFC to close hundreds of its locations in the UK. The shortage was tied to KFC's decision to move its delivery business to DHL, which acknowledged "operational issues" have delayed chicken deliveries.
When going live with new technology, make sure you understand the risks, prepare the data and work with employees on how to use the tools, writes Kate Wadia, managing director at Phase 3 Consulting. "Avoid a scenario whereby the HR teams have to support users of the new system as well as significant numbers of those avoiding it or working around process created," Wadia writes.
Take a practical approach to choosing a health benefits vendor by creating a list of your technology needs and checking off which vendors can meet them, writes Sam Salbi of FitLyfe. "By staying focused on the exact specifications of your plan design and what you need, you won't be distracted by the shiny-object-phenomenon that is often present during the selection process," Salbi writes.
Social media gives you an idea about job candidates' personalities and lets you see if they're engaging with your company or industry, say members of the Forbes Agency Council. You can also post job openings, have staff share their work experiences and highlight other aspects of your company on social media.
Chatbots give employees easy access to information such as time off, open enrollment and how to report sexual misconduct, writes Deepak Bharadwaj, general manager for ServiceNow's HR business unit. "By consolidating processes and the related systems into one centralized, cohesive, and modern IT solution, companies will be able to provide consumer-like employee experiences," Bharadwaj writes.
Analytics tools can help predict whether job candidates would leave within their first year by analyzing their behavior and rating their references' answers, says Susan Ross, DocuSign's senior director of recruiting. "We've analyzed our top-performing enterprise and commercial [account executives] and we have a baseline pattern on four kinds of core competencies, which are dominance, extroversion, patience and formality," she says.
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