Pterodactyl remains found in Utah are estimated at more than 200 million years old, according to a study in the Nature Ecology & Evolution journal. The find is the most complete discovery of a pterodactyl from the Triassic era.
LinkedIn and other social networks have become far more important than resumes for landing a job, Kathryn Vasel writes. Resumes have become less than 10% of the hiring process, says Macy Andrews, senior director of HR at Cisco.
Performance-management software should include features for feedback, succession planning and custom reporting, writes Anna Smith, chief editor of TalentGuard. "A performance management software solution should integrate into other technology components of the business, offering data sharing of relevant information when it is needed," Smith writes.
More employee-assistance programs are using apps and virtual therapy to help employees deal with stress, anxiety and depression, says Marina London, communications director for the Employee Assistance Professionals Association. "But to be clear, no app is a substitute for EAP counseling with the counselor," London says.
Artificial intelligence helps managers understand employee concerns, provide solutions and even act before problems arise, writes Jim Barnett, CEO of Glint. "Harnessing millions of data points across surveys and business data, AI can pinpoint major problems on the horizon by analyzing historic trends and connections that are typically hidden without a data science intervention," he writes.
Sonic restaurant crews use an online portal as part of their annual competitive training program, which gives employees an ongoing education and culminates in a final competition involving 12 teams. The competition spans nine months of team and individual challenges held in-person and online.
Research your salary using tools like Glassdoor and consult your network to get an idea of how much you should be earning, Elaine Varelas writes. Companies in some states can no longer ask about previous salaries, so it's up to you to determine fair market value, she notes.
Get noticed on LinkedIn by participating in group discussions, building your network and publishing content. Consistently putting out good content will attract positive attention and develop you as a thought leader in your industry, Jack Kelly writes.
Strategies used by sales professionals are effective for job searches as well, such as flattery, mirroring the interviewer, and making the interview a two-way conversation, Emily Moore writes. The SPIN technique, which involves identifying pain points, is an example of a sales technique that job seekers can use, she writes.
Gail Wise bought a skylight blue Ford Mustang on April 15, 1964, for $3,447.50, making her the first person to own a Mustang. The restored car, now worth between $350,000 and $450,000, will be on display at this week's Woodward Dream Cruise classic car show in Michigan.