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Within your reach newsletter: January 10, 2024

We’re talking about some of the most-posted topics: AI, innovation, creativity, DEI and bias. Plus congrats to Holly Marrone, Hamutal Oren-Fox and Amy Jones!

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Insights from Ellen Raim, Founder of People MatterWe focus more on solving than preventing People problems.

As the calendar flipped from 2023 to 2024, it seemed like everyone was posting about expectations for the year ahead. Some seemed spot on, and other posts were (perhaps) a bit more far-fetched. Together, let’s decide what’s within reach.

Plus, scroll all the way down to celebrate the big moves of a few People leaders!

🤖 Is it your job to boost organizational productivity with AI?

We have no doubt AI is changing the world. But deciding what AI to use and how to use it cannot fall on the People team alone.

The #1 thing People teams should do about AI (according to Gartner) is separate hype from reality. And even doing just that feels really hard.

You can help your team innovate faster.

While figuring out everything in the realm of AI is a big fish to fry, helping your employees think in creative and innovative ways can prepare them to adopt AI more quickly and effectively.

Electives has AI-focused classes on prompt engineering, ethics, productivity and more. Plus, we have an entire library dedicated to innovation.

Schedule a call to get the process of developing a custom learning program started!

⚖️ Are you tasked with ‘solving DEI’ for your company?

Ay! That’s a tall order.

Most HR leaders still prioritize DEI according to this Fortune article. And while “solving” DEI is a task that requires the work of more than one person (or team or profession), every small positive change is still a move in the right direction.

Taking bias out of business is one very important way you can support DEI initiatives (and workforce productivity) without a big budget. Electives can help you by developing manager and leadership training programs that include classes to help understand implicit bias and explore how bias impacts employee reviews

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When you work with Electives, you step into a realm of learning guided by some of the most extraordinary talents.

Our instructor community, featuring astronauts, Olympic athletes, magicians, comedians, poets, songwriters, history experts, professors and best-selling authors, is as inspiring as it is diverse.

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🍾 It’s time to celebrate!

While not everything you’re tasked with feels within reach, celebrating yourself, your employees and your peers is always achievable — every day of the year. So let’s get started by celebrating these 3 superstars:

  • Holly Marrone started the year with a brand new role as Vice President of Human Resources for Remington & Vernick Engineers. Holly is forward-thinking, transformative and fearless, and we look forward to seeing what’s ahead. Congratulations Holly!
  • Hamutal Oren-Fox is the new Chief People Officer at Snappy, where she’ll be leading People and culture. Hamutal joined Electives CEO Jason Lavender last year in a People Developing People interview. Go here to learn how Hamutal builds thriving work cultures.
  • Amy Jones, People Ops Manager at affable.ai, added the acclaimed SHRM-CP after her name earlier this month. Woohoo, Amy!

Looking for more reasons to celebrate?

Go here for our list of January holidays, and check out our complete DEI holiday calendar and celebration listings for more.

Download our DEI Holiday Calendar

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