Sleep has become a targeted wellness issue so employers can improve their workers' health and control medical costs. Around 25% of large employers offer programs to help improve a worker's sleep, and more than 50% plan to implement a program by 2021, according to Willis Towers Watson.
Management teams need to learn more about depression and move beyond the current provisional approach to managing employees with the diagnosis, according to a panel of experts. Allowing a flexible schedule, simplifying an employee's scope of work and concentrating on positive outcomes are all strategies for effectively managing employees with depression, the group suggests.
Leadership development programs should focus on building growth, learning, deliberative and promotion mindsets, write management professors Ryan Gottfredson and Chris Reina. "Once you have a better understanding of these mindsets, you can tailor your leadership training programs to unlock most effective ones in your managers," they write.
Universities are often criticized for not having a diverse faculty, but often the reason behind it is not bias but the desire to hire candidates who are highly specialized, writes University of Massachusetts Boston interim chancellor Katherine Newman. She describes her institution's approach to this issue, which involves allowing the hire of a second candidate who may be less specialized but who is a member of an underrepresented group in addition to the highly specialized candidate.
Job applications are quite often vetted by artificial intelligence platforms, automated video interviews or chatbots, with more of the hiring process shouldered by tech. This deep dive from Fortune examines the pros and cons of these trends.
Going forward, leaders and employees need a range of abilities to thrive, including hard and soft skills, according to LinkedIn. A purpose-driven and caring mindset is crucial for leaders, a survey finds.
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