Some tech startups are addressing workplace culture early on and establishing HR structure and policies in an effort to limit problems down the road. "Even with five to 10 people, if you don't get the right culture going early, it's almost impossible to get right later," CodeFights CEO Tigran Sloyan says.
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To see how automation will affect your company, take a closer look at the tasks of each job, decide which type of automation would work best for you, and reconfigure the work, write Ravin Jesuthasan and John Boudreau. "[L]eaders will need an automation strategy that realizes its benefits, avoids needless costs, and rests on a more nuanced understanding of work," they write.
Before gathering data, know how you're going to use it to improve business decisions, optimize operations and create revenue, writes Bernard Marr. "If you already have a ton of data, but no data strategy, it's time to pause and develop one," he writes.
Companies that offer health insurance to lower-income workers can help reduce employee stress levels, freeing them to focus on their work, writes Jon Jachimowicz. "Health insurance coverage can be beneficial to the bottom line of businesses, and should be endorsed by managers as good corporate strategy if they seek to increase their productivity," Jachimowicz writes.
The American Club Singapore has found its older-worker employment practices improve worker engagement and help the social club retain talent, says Tan Lee Lee, the club's senior director of people development. The club talks to employees close to retirement about part-time and other employment options, and offers training to help them stay on.
Improving performance at jobs that involve complex behaviors such as collaboration and adapting to change requires on-the-job training rather than feedback afterward, writes Wendy Pat Fong, director of talent and operations at 7Geese. "When it comes to complex behaviors, what managers can actually control is an employee's exposure and extraction to the behaviors they lack," Fong writes.
Workers who are laid off tend to quit subsequent jobs because they feel less committed to employers and are paying close attention to the job market, according to research from Cornell University's School of Industrial & Labor Relations.
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