Looking good is important, but making a good first impression takes precedence over a bold fashion statement. When dressing for the interview, be authentic and consistent while avoiding polarizing choices, says Chris Westfall.
With job hopping on the rise, career pivots become more likely so applicants should know how to get through the application clutter, writes Michael Zimm. If you are trying to pivot your career, avoid applicant tracking systems and instead directly reach out to the hiring manager to express interest and explain the change of profession.
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.
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.
Meet with employees to determine their abilities, cater training to their needs and offer on-the-job opportunities to develop skills, writes Margaret Rogers, a vice president at Pariveda Solutions. "Feedback is perhaps the most valuable aspect of this process, and it starts with setting clear expectations," she writes.
In the face of the ever-increasing level of busyness, Mabbly CEO Hank Ostholthoff recommends instituting guiding principles of mindfulness to bring peace and productivity. Implementing "monotasking," focusing on team engagement and sticking with the efforts to shape culture can lead to improvements, he says.
One of the hottest party places on the planet has had enough of happy hour. Civic leaders in Ibiza and Mallorca in Spain have banned happy hours and bar crawls in certain districts of the Balearic Islands as well as "balconing," which involves jumping from hotel balconies into swimming pools.