Liane Hornsey has resigned as chief people officer at Uber in light of allegations she overlooked reports of racial discrimination. An anonymous employee emailed the company's whistleblower account and chief legal officer warning he or she would go public if the company did not address the complaints.
Replacing paper documents with digital ones speeds up hiring and employee services, improves morale and increases productivity, says Chandra Sinnathamby, head of Adobe Document Cloud for Asia-Pacific. "Digital document workflows can help achieve a good first impression -- setting positive employee expectations -- and then consistently fulfilling them throughout the employee lifecycle," she says.
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Ambassadors can help communicate the company's mission and brand to employees, writes Levitica Watts, chief marketing officer at Smith, Gambrell & Russell. "Human resources and marketing must work together to continually spread the message, both internally and externally," Watts writes.
Data analysis and algorithms allow HR to find top talent faster and more efficiently, which is key to its business mission, says Satyendra Mallik, president and chief HR officer for Eastman Auto and Power. HR must continually build its skill set in its "more strategic role, wherein it not only partners the business but also ensures individual and organizational development," Mallik says.
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American Express creates a positive workplace culture by encouraging open discussions about diversity, offering flexible work arrangements and customizing training, writes Sonia Cargan, chief diversity officer. "In the spirit of enabling a culture of advocacy and ambition, we've put in place a wide array of volunteer opportunities and encourage colleagues to engage in our environmental responsibility efforts," Cargan writes.
In order for diversity training to be effective, leaders must work to change bias for the long term, writes Vivian Giang. Launching diverse recruitment processes, mentoring programs and diverse task groups are three strategies employers can implement to improve diversity, she adds.
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Stress can affect employee health, motivation and morale, leading to significant costs for employers, said Matt Miller, StayWell vice president of behavioral science. Wellness programs can help address the problem by including mental health benefits, such as stress management, that incorporate technologies such as digital health games, wearable trackers, virtual reality-guided meditation and online platforms that connect people to health coaches, Miller said.
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