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  • Bame staff earns 13% less than their counterparts, claims pwc

    BAME STAFF EARNS 13% LESS THAN THEIR COUNTERPARTS, CLAIMS PwC

    News by Editorial Team 19 Sep 2017

    The Black Asian & Minority Ethnic staff earn a lesser amount than other professionals employed in the UK. A reason for that has been quoted to be the junior level of their employability. In what has been relentlessly pursued by PwC for the last 3 years, the firm asserts that such numbers compel industry leaders to action, which is perhaps the reason why gender pay-gaps are down since 2016.

    read more at BCC
  • Goof-up at ryanair sees multiple flights cancelled

    GOOF-UP AT RYANAIR SEES MULTIPLE FLIGHTS CANCELLED

    News by Editorial Team 19 Sep 2017

    In what the airlines have admitted committing a boo-boo, by mishandling its yearly holiday calendar. The “mess” has seen an average of 40-50 flights cancelled daily, a case that will perpetuate regularly for the next 2-3 weeks. The inconvenience is causing the passengers to express their discontentment on the social media.

    read more at BCC
  • Build on achievements than lie on your resume

    BUILD ON ACHIEVEMENTS THAN LIE ON YOUR RESUME

    News by Editorial Team 18 Sep 2017

    Honesty is the best policy, especially while applying for roles in a new organization. in order to make ones’ application stand above the lot, people turn to dubious means which includes lying on the C.V the study reveals. But in the majority of cases, precisely 75%, the managers do not respond if they catch a tongue in cheek.

    read more at CNBC
  • Has apple been doing enough for diversity?

    HAS APPLE BEEN DOING ENOUGH FOR DIVERSITY?

    News by Editorial Team 18 Sep 2017

    Apple’ Keynote has proven, yet again, that gender diversity is something that the company still fails at. It didn’t take long for skeptics to point out, of the 9 speakers only 2 were women who spoke for a meager 8 out of 107 minutes. The numbers have been scant for the opposite sex gaining only 28% representation at the top leadership.

    read more at Vice News
  • Fintech giant fiserv replaces its chro

    FINTECH GIANT FISERV REPLACES ITS CHRO

    News by Editorial Team 15 Sep 2017

    September 18 will mark the beginning of another HR accomplishment in the life of Mark Paulek, who has been appointed as the new Chief Human Resource Officer of Fiserv. He will be replacing Kevin Pennington who would continue to serve the company in a different capacity. Paulek’s past experience includes heading the billion-dollar worth Honeywell International, Inc. as VP of Human Resources and communication.

    read more at Business Wire
  • Macc assured of full cooperation following reports of scandal

    MACC ASSURED OF FULL COOPERATION FOLLOWING REPORTS OF SCANDAL

    News by Editorial Team 15 Sep 2017

    The Malaysian HR ministry has promised to extend full help to their Anti-Corruption agency MACC following the arrest of four individuals, accused of maneuvering financial inconsistencies. The case comes as a shocker as an est. RM40 million was allegedly embezzled. the sum which belonged to the HR Ministry was supposed to flow toward the government's skill development fund.

    read more at Malasia Kini
  • Jenniffer chatt will be the senior vp of hr ar cha consulting

    JENNIFFER CHATT WILL BE THE SENIOR VP OF HR AR CHA CONSULTING

    News by Editorial Team 15 Sep 2017

    Albany is making the headlines for appointing a new Vice President of HR in Jenniffer Chatt. A Career that has seen her work with companies like the New York Independent Systems, Inc. & AngioDynamics, Inc. Chhatt will lead the efforts to align talent development with employee engagement for an enlightened workforce achieving business goals.

    read more at Hudson Valley 360
  • Slow growth, yet the ceo’s maintain their annual salary packages

    SLOW GROWTH, YET THE CEO’s MAINTAIN THEIR ANNUAL SALARY PACKAGES

    News by Editorial Team 14 Sep 2017

    Despite the plummeting numbers in overall growth, CEOs in Singapore have maintained their annual salaries. The study by Hay Group reveals that the Chiefs of Singapore-listed companies continued to receive a median sum of S$625,000. At a granular level, the executives of large companies maintained an edge over smaller companies with better remuneration brackets.

  • Ballots to be recast for increasing the retirement age at cathay pacific

    BALLOTS TO BE RECAST FOR INCREASING THE RETIREMENT AGE AT CATHAY PACIFIC

    News by Editorial Team 14 Sep 2017

    Votes will be recast over the decision to increase the mandatory retirement age for the Hong Kong cabin crew at Cathay Pacific Airways. The ruling that shall impact almost 9,000 people, will see the crew bid farewell to the company at the age of 60 instead of 55. 2008 last saw such a change increased the age retirement barrier from 45 to 55.

    read more at SCMP
  • More paternity leaves a step too far for the malaysian government

    MORE PATERNITY LEAVES A STEP TOO FAR FOR THE MALAYSIAN GOVERNMENT

    News by Editorial Team 13 Sep 2017

    With a single day’s wages estimated to be at RM600 million in private sector, the Malaysian Government is in no mood to extend the number of paternity leaves. The confusion, as per the MEF Director Shamsuddin Bardan starts when people start comparing the regulations of the private sector with the public. He added that the case could be otherwise if the government were to share the burden of costs with the employees.

  • Malaysia-singapore rail to generate employment for 111,000

    MALAYSIA-SINGAPORE RAIL TO GENERATE EMPLOYMENT FOR 111,000

    News by Editorial Team 13 Sep 2017

    The HSR Project, expected to quite literally transform the transportation landscape in South East Asia, will generate a staggering 111,000 new jobs in Malaysia and Singapore by 2060. Mohd Azharuddin Mat Shah, in his opening statement at the 4th International Summit of the HSR Asia 2017, emphasized the immense socio-economic value and the employment creation that the project will bring to the regional economies over the years

  • The man who needs no introduction, to head news corp’s hr

    THE MAN WHO NEEDS NO INTRODUCTION, TO HEAD NEWS CORP’S HR

    News by Editorial Team 13 Sep 2017

    Daniel Cram will be the new head of HR at News Corp Australia. The special one, who has had a lustrous career sprawled across companies such as AGL, B&T, and Westpac will be designated as the human resource director at the Australian Media house.

    read more at Media Week
  • In a season of layoffs, amd goes against the tide

    IN A SEASON OF LAYOFFS, AMD GOES AGAINST THE TIDE

    News by Editorial Team 12 Sep 2017

    CPU maker AMD, which has two research and development centers in Bengaluru and Hyderabad, recently announced it plans to hire more engineers in both these facilities. AMD currently has around 1,300 employees in India. Its announcement of its hiring plans follows on the heels of its ambitious marketing programs for its business computing product range. A breather in a year that has seen thousands of layoffs of engineers in other IT companies.

  • HR legend edith cooper to retire from goldman sachs

    HR LEGEND EDITH COOPER TO RETIRE FROM GOLDMAN SACHS

    News by Editorial Team 12 Sep 2017

    The Human Resource leader who had a lustrous career spanning 21years at the firm will be succeeded by Dane Holmes, currently serving as the global head of Pine Street & investor relations. Edith will not be the only veteran to leave the financial giant with Greg Agran, global head of commodities putting an end to his 20-year period at the organization as well.

    read more at Business Insider
  • Gender equality a top agenda for adobe

    GENDER EQUALITY A TOP AGENDA FOR ADOBE

    News by Editorial Team 11 Sep 2017

    Adobe is introducing conducive measures in a bid to reduce gender wage gap for its employees in the Americas & India. The software giant claims that plans are in place to bring pay parity between white & non-white professionals in the USA. The same stands to be the case for India, who combined with the US contributes 80% of Adobe’s workforce.

    read more at TOI
  • 1000 Employees to join the company over 3 years, announces ust global

    1000 EMPLOYEES TO JOIN THE COMPANY OVER 3 YEARS, ANNOUNCES UST GLOBAL

    News by Editorial Team 11 Sep 2017

    America Based IT service provider, UST Global will recruit an additional 1000 people by 2020 for its new facility in Penang, Malaysia. Situated at a strategic IT hub, the company is expected to offer even more customized solutions to its clients in process optimizing the organizations’ operational capabilities.

  • Employee satisfaction not necessarily related to pay-hikes, proves t-systems

    EMPLOYEE SATISFACTION NOT NECESSARILY RELATED TO PAY-HIKES, PROVES T-SYSTEMS

    News by Editorial Team 11 Sep 2017

    Excessive reliance on monetary incentives could prove to be catastrophic, in view of many. So, also happens to be the outlook of Brandon Lewis, VP Human Resources at T-systems. The policies of the IT services & consulting firm outline their approach based on prioritizing employee engagement more than a hike, for major projects.   

  • New research shows a fifth of uk workforce mentally unwell

    NEW RESEARCH SHOWS A FIFTH OF UK WORKFORCE MENTALLY UNWELL

    News by Editorial Team 08 Sep 2017

    19% of the workforce in the UK (5.8 million est.) come to work while they are mentally unfit, according to new research by Canada Life Group. Paul Avis, marketing director at Canada Life remarked on the old stigmas that still perpetuate the workplace about mental health. The study further claimed that 37% of the workers backed flexible work timings to solve the issue.

    read more at HR Grapevine
  • Music, the dope that hrs need from time to time

    MUSIC, THE DOPE THAT HRs NEED FROM TIME TO TIME

    News by Editorial Team 08 Sep 2017

    Employees tend to break the dreaded stages of brain-lock with music and our HRs are no different. In a survey, it was found that 57% HRs favour listening to music, accrediting that to creativity. Amongst the most played artists are Ed Sheeran (1), Cold Play (2) & Bruno Mars (3). The insights also revealed interesting genres corresponding to the tasks at hand by the employees.

    read more at People Management
  • Absenteeism a major bottleneck for productivity

    ABSENTEEISM A MAJOR BOTTLENECK FOR PRODUCTIVITY

    News by Editorial Team 08 Sep 2017

    Organizations with a 1000+ workforce could be losing as much as 3.8% of their working time to absenteeism, as per data from XpertHR. SMEs are still less exposed, with losing just 1.8% of work time in comparison to the former. The numbers are telling in the way that providing cover for those missing at the office, could cost the company £455/employee annually.

    read more at The HR Director
  • Microsoft taking ai skilling to the world

    MICROSOFT TAKING AI SKILLING TO THE WORLD

    News by Editorial Team 07 Sep 2017

    Driven by the successes of its earlier run of the WISE program (Women In Software Engineering), Microsoft India announces that it will now take it global. The next phase of the globalization of this program will include a pilot batch in Africa, according to Charumathy Srinivasan of Microsoft. The WISE program handpicks talented women and imparts learning and development to skill them in emerging technologies. This year’s focus was on Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning

    read more at Economic Times
  • Japan planning to upend its human resource development

    JAPAN PLANNING TO UPEND ITS HUMAN RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT

    News by Editorial Team 07 Sep 2017

     A newly created group of 13 members, handpicked by the Japanese Economic Revitalization Minister, is to meet at the conference, to be headed by Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, to effectively curb the issues related to Human Resources in the country. The demographics of the members range from teenage Tech-sensation Yoichiro Mikami to the 82 years old veteran of smartphone games, Masako Wakamiya.

    read more at The Japan News
  • Lego to lay-off 8% of its workforce to streamline processes

    LEGO TO LAY-OFF 8% OF ITS WORKFORCE TO STREAMLINE PROCESSES

    News by Editorial Team 07 Sep 2017

     The toy maker giant seems to have bitten on more than it can chew. The company operating since the early part of the 20th century has categorized roles that are redundant to the smooth functioning of the company. almost 1400 employees will be asked to leave across all departments, as per a statement by the company Chairman Jorgen Vig Knudstorp. 

  • Lack of women directors? prepare to be shamed

    LACK OF WOMEN DIRECTORS? PREPARE TO BE SHAMED

    News by Editorial Team 06 Sep 2017

    Publicly Listed Companies in Malaysia have been slammed by the incumbent Prime Minister for their women-deficient Board rooms. The target set by the authorities for the second sex representation is 30%, however, reports suggest that presently the number lies at a disappointing 16.8%. The government is vowing to encounter the situation with serious repercussions for those PLCs, failing to carry out the directives.

  • Singapore preparing to revamp its work pass architecture

    SINGAPORE PREPARING TO REVAMP ITS WORK PASS ARCHITECTURE

    News by Editorial Team 06 Sep 2017

    The need to be done away with printing personal credentials on a piece of paper seems to have finally dawned on the Singaporean Government. New Work Pass Cards will be distributed in three phases starting from September 2017. The attempts are directed to manage confidential information in a cohesive manner.

  • Vasant narasimhan to succeed joseph jimenez at novartis

    VASANT NARASIMHAN TO SUCCEED JOSEPH JIMENEZ AT NOVARTIS

    News by Editorial Team 05 Sep 2017

    After eight years acting as the CEO of the billion-dollar pharmaceutical giant, Joseph Jimenez has put pen to paper on his resignation, effective from February 2018. Stepping into his shoes will be, Vasant Narasimhan, the Chief Medical Officer of the company who had also been leading the charge as an MD & the Global Head of Drug Development unit of Novartis.

    read more at Novartis
  • Singapore working to get workplace fatalities down

    SINGAPORE WORKING TO GET WORKPLACE FATALITIES DOWN

    News by Editorial Team 04 Sep 2017

    The death rates at workplaces in the last two years have been steady at 1.9 casualties per 100,000 workers. Still, the Singapore Gov. aims to bring that down to 1/100,000 by 2028. Working with employers and unions, measures there is expected to be a major push to adapt to technology and safer measures.

    read more at Straitstimes
  • Tesla accused of violating workers’ rights

    TESLA ACCUSED OF VIOLATING WORKERS’ RIGHTS

    News by Editorial Team 04 Aug 2017

    Tesla, known for its hard stance on workers compliance and work culture, faced the heat recently when the National Labor Relations Board filed a complaint against it suppressing unionization efforts of its workers. Labor Union and employees had earlier submitted three separate complaints accusing the global electric vehicle giant of literally coercing workers into silence when they tried to ally with labor unions. Tesla’s legal reps will have to submit answers to the charges at a hearing before the NLRB on or before September 14th.

    read more at Business Insider
  • WALES: ramping up efforts to better “disability” inclusion in economy

    WALES: RAMPING UP EFFORTS TO BETTER “DISABILITY” INCLUSION IN ECONOMY

    News by Editorial Team 04 Sep 2017

    The Government of Wales will participate in the round table conference, to be held on September 27th, discussing the inclusion of people with disabilities in the economy. The conference organized by the Recruitment Industry Disability Initiative (RIDI) will bring together renowned stakeholders from major Industrial Organizations.

    read more at Recruitment Buzz
  • 4 Cups of coffee a day, keeps the death at bay

    HANKOOK TIRES REALIZES IN TIME THE NEED FOR HR MANAGERS

    News by Editorial Team 1 Sep  2017

    At a juncture when it is planning to strengthen the grip on the Motorsports tire business, Hankook Tire America Co. has made two major signings. From what is known, Robert Dole will be the Motorsports Marketing Manager while Dwain Stevens will serve as the new corporate human resources manager. The changes coincide with the company’s plans to expand operations in the USA.

    read more at PR News Wire
  • How is the hr faring on its scorecard?

    HONG KONG WORKERS RAISE COMPLAINTS

    News by Editorial Team 1 Sep  2017

    Most employees strive to go the extra mile for their bosses. However, the extent to which that mile should stretch recently came under question when workers in Hong Kong complained of their superiors making them run personal errands. Examples included delivering lunch, walking their dogs and even helping their children with their homework. Noteworthy is the fact that the majority of these are attributed to expatriate bosses working in Hong Kong

  • Infosys delivers lackluster gimmick to calm tension

    WOMEN WITH CAREER BREAKS GET A NEW START

    News by Editorial Team 1 Sep  2017

    Jobs For Her, India’s largest career portal for women who have taken a career break and are looking to get back to the corporate world, recently announced a conference and career fair, “Restart Her”, on September 16th, 2017. Aimed at providing bilateral benefits to companies and women candidates both, RestartHer will provide organizations the opportunity to improve their gender diversity ratios by hiring experienced professionals with zero notice periods, while at the same time providing that much needed break to women professionals to get back into making their mark on the corporate world.

    read more at Business Standard
  • 4 Cups of coffee a day, keeps the death at bay

    4 CUPS OF COFFEE A DAY, KEEPS THE DEATH AT BAY

    News by Editorial Team 31 Aug 2017

    A higher consumption of Coffee could directly lead to a lower mortality rate, as discovered in a study by Hospital de Navarra, Spain. The study which lasted 10 years, covered as many as 20,000 subjects, reporting a total of 337 deaths. The data collected is thus urging employers to encourage employees for midday coffee breaks at the office.  

  • How is the hr faring on its scorecard?

    HOW IS THE HR FARING ON ITS SCORECARD?

    News by Editorial Team 31 Aug 2017

    Namely, the HR platform looked up to by plenty of Mid-Size enterprises has recently revealed the results of its survey. The topic underpinning the survey was Open Enrollment. Insights tell the story of the HR scoring a meagre 27% in “A” ratings amongst employees. The participants expressed their disapproval of a rushed process which is generally difficult to follow. 

    read more at HR Dive
  • Infosys delivers lackluster gimmick to calm tension

    INFOSYS DELIVERS LACKLUSTER GIMMICK TO CALM TENSION

    News by Editorial Team 31 Aug 2017

    The India-based tech-giant came up with a marketing stunt to negate the claims of the company imploding but instead ended up fueling speculations. The video that stars company employees serving testimonies of business-as-usual, has been slammed by marketing experts for failing to have the desired effect on the masses. The company is switching to troubleshooting mode, following the exit of major C-suite executives, including ex-CEO Vishal Sikka.

    read more at HR Dive
  • Meet dara khosrowshahi, the new ceo of uber

    MEET DARA KHOSROWSHAHI, THE NEW CEO OF UBER

    News by Editorial Team 29 Aug 2017

    The Iranian-American businessman who has dawned the hats as a Chief Financial Officer, Investment Banker as well as the CEO (Expedia), was voted by the board to succeed Travis Kalanick. One of his greatest challenges would be to restore the plummeting consumer confidence in the services of the ride hailing company. 

    read more at WSJ
  • Jack dorsey announces twitter's new head of people, and its an insider

    JACK DORSEY ANNOUNCES TWITTER'S NEW HEAD OF PEOPLE, AND ITS AN INSIDER

    News by Editorial Team 29 Aug 2017

    Twitter founder and CEO Jack Dorsey recently announced the new ‘Head of People’, and it was none other than Leslie Berland, the Chief Marketing Officer and Head of Communications, who will don her third hat in her new role in the world’s largest microblogging platform. She joins Jennifer Christie, the recently hired VP of Human Resources. Jennifer will handle day to day HR activities in the company and will be reporting to Berland

    read more at Recode
  • UAXA

    FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION EVERYBODY'S RIGHT, SAYS TOP INDIAN COURT

    News by Editorial Team 29 Aug 2017

    A landmark ruling has paved way for the LGBT community in India, who are now free to express their sexual orientation without the fear of condemnation from other communities. Covered under the clauses of liberty, the Indian Supreme Court emphasized that the same is conjoined with the aspects of liberty & the very right to life itself.

    read more at Independent
  • UAXA Planning on restructuring the companyS

    AXA PLANNING ON RESTRUCTURING THE COMPANY

    News by Editorial Team 28 Aug 2017

    Strong Measures are in place for the financial MNC who is planning on cutting the costs, a part of which would require laying-off a few employees. figures suggest the same number could hover around 250, particularly from the company’s IT department. AXA is also setting up the basis for the same division in Manila & Kuala Lumpur. 

  • Software firm zenefits continues leadership reforms

    SOFTWARE FIRM ZENEFITS CONTINUES LEADERSHIP REFORMS

    News by Editorial Team 28 Aug 2017

    HR software major Zenefits continued its leadership revamp program with the appointment of Beth Steinberg as its first Chief Human Resources Officer. Steinberg comes with a rich and diverse leadership track record in human resources, having held HR and People Management positions at industry behemoths like Electronic Arts, Facebook and Nike, previously. CEO Jay Fulcher said he’s looking forward to the new kind of thought leadership that Steinberg is expected to usher in the company.

    read more at Tech Crunch
  • From “HR” to an “engineer”, it happens@google

    FROM “HR” TO AN “ENGINEER”, IT HAPPENS@GOOGLE

    News by Editorial Team 28 Aug 2017

    The curious case of Angela Taylor would be one to amuse all, as she transitioned from an HR to a full-time stack engineer at Google. The turning point came with the unavailability of engineers, as the HR team encountered a technical bug that needed fixing. Angel stepped up & since then ventured further with the help online programming courses, turning her love into a livelihood.

    read more at Business Insider
  • US appeals panel: “appearance falls under gender discrimination”

    US APPEALS PANEL: “APPEARANCE FALLS UNDER GENDER DISCRIMINATION”

    News by Editorial Team 25 Aug 2017

    The case of Dilek Edwards, who was fired citing reasons of expected spousal jealousy, by her ex-employer, serves as an example of what could or could not be gender discrimination, in the US. Asked to leave on the grounds of her too-cute an appearance, the initial ruling went against the victim, until earlier this week when the appeals panel over ruled the decision. 

    read more at HR Grapevine
  • McDonalds’ workers in uk to go on strike on september 4

    McDonalds’ WORKERS IN UK TO GO ON STRIKE ON SEPTEMBER 4

    News by Editorial Team 25 Aug 2017

    Striving to bring attention to the need of fixed working hours, salary hike & trade union recognition, workers in South-East London will go on a strike on September 4th. Even though the food chain giant has relented to the demands, assuring to put changes in place by the end of the year, still the workers want everything legally signed on paper.

    read more at HR Grapevine
  • World’s largest coworking space in gurugram, not london

    WORLD’S LARGEST COWORKING SPACE IN GURUGRAM, NOT LONDON

    News by Editorial Team 25 Aug 2017

    The Millennium City on August 23 became the City to have the largest Co-working space in the World. In what would be a 12,000 seater, amenities packed infrastructure, GoWork replaced the London based WeWork, which boasted a capacity of 3000 seats. Sprawling over 800,000 square, GoWork has already found its first tenant with Cox & Kings booking 1000 seats. 

    read more at TOI
  • Human resource cooperation to strengthen china-africa ties 

    HUMAN RESOURCE COOPERATION TO STRENGTHEN CHINA-AFRICA TIES 

    News by Editorial Team 24 Aug 2017

    China is increasingly reaching out to the African continent in an effort to help the latter better its technology through enhanced human resource cooperation. Having already trained 80k Africans since the start of the century, the oriental nation now plans to top that effort off with offering 30,000 government Scholarships. Among the African nations, Ethiopia looks to benefit the most, with major training propositions in place.

    read more at China
  • Charlottesville gathers international attention, with un speaking up

    CHARLOTTESVILLE GATHERS INTERNATIONAL ATTENTION, WITH UN SPEAKING UP

    News by Editorial Team 24 Aug 2017

    Death of civil rights activist Heather Heyer is sending shock-waves, the effects of which are echoing in the UN. The committee responsible for curbing racism, recently counseled the Trump administration to “unequivocally” condemn the violence in Charlottesville, signaling to the perils of a shaky stand on the matter. This following from the comments of Donald Trump following the tragedy wherein he blamed both sides for the conflict.

    read more at The Guardian
  • Funeral rights could now be performed by robots

    FUNERAL RIGHTS COULD NOW BE PERFORMED BY ROBOTS

    News by Editorial Team 24 Aug 2017

    SoftBank’s much talked about humanoid “Pepper”, has acquired the ability to perform Buddhist funeral rights, as discovered in Tokyo’s Life Ending Industry Expo. Lacking financial support, the Buddhist priests in Japan have been turning to part-time work elsewhere, leading to lack of availability. The robot, yet to land its first registration, is up for hire for $450 versus the $2,200 for a priest. 

    read more at Reuters
  • Zuckerbuurg the father, to take the paternity leave

    ZUCKERBUURG THE FATHER, TO TAKE THE PATERNITY LEAVE

    News by Editorial Team 23 Aug 2017

    The Facebook founder, who announced in March that he and wife Priscilla were expecting a second child, has recently admitted to the need for a paternity leave of absence. Mark went on to add that following the birth of his second girl child, he would make use of the leaves in parts option available on Facebook. 

    read more at Fortune
  • Expansion sees untimely employee freeze at blue apron

    EXPANSION SEES UNTIMELY EMPLOYEE FREEZE AT BLUE APRON

    News by Editorial Team 23 Aug 2017

    After taking the company to a successful IPO in June & exceeding earnings estimates since then, Blue Apron is halting hiring operations, amidst an employee freeze. The company which saw a key HR executive Kate Muzzatti’s resignation on August 10, laid-off 14 more human resource employees following as per information from unnamed company insiders. 

    read more at Bloomberg 
  • Cheers! for ministry heads in ukraine as salaries soar

    CHEERS! FOR MINISTRY HEADS IN UKRAINE AS SALARIES SOAR

    News by Editorial Team 23 Aug 2017

    The Government in Ukraine has ordered for the remuneration of the heads of ministry directorates to be increased. As part of new reforms, the respective heads will be able to draw Hr 9,570 on top of a charge for important work amounting to Hr 53,000.

    read more at Kyivpost
  • Recent report points to possible talent exodus

    RECENT REPORT POINTS TO POSSIBLE TALENT EXODUS

    News by Editorial Team 22 Aug 2017

    Employers in Singapore, Hong Kong and Malaysia could face a major skills shortage as a massive brain drain may be in the offing in the region, according to a recent report by consulting major Randstad. In the survey connected to the report showed that a staggering 61% of employees in this region wanted to migrate to other countries for better opportunities. The demographic who were willing to migrate the most among them were Malaysian males. 

  • Bunking responsibility? not for long. barclays employees tracking sensors

    BUNKING RESPONSIBILITY? NOT FOR LONG. BARCLAYS EMPLOYEES TRACKING SENSORS

    News by Editorial Team 22 Aug 2017

    People working at the bank discovered recently that their superiors had an eye for punctuality. Devices which were purportedly labeled as heat sensors were installed to track the availability of employees. The Authorities, however, claim that the devices were a means to optimize office space, marking workstations that were redundant for prolonged periods of time. 

    read more at Bloomberg
  • Mary Ellen Falkner is new Cox Media CHRO

    Mary Ellen Falkner is new Cox Media CHRO

    News by Editorial Team 22 Aug 2017

    The Cox Media Group recently announced the appointment of its new CHRO, Mary Ellen Marcilliat Falkner, as the new Head of HR. Mary succeeds outgoing CHRO Karen Bennett. Describing the new HR head, President Kim Guthrie said, “Mary Ellen is a proven Cox leader(sic)”. Mary Ellen has two decades of experience in their automotive business.

    read more at Radio Ink
  • Public thanks, theresa may as cxo’s median salary dwindles

    "PUBLIC THANKS, THERESA MAY AS CXO’s MEDIAN SALARY DWINDLES"

    News by Editorial Team  21 Aug 2017

    The “Unhealthy Salary Gaps” between the Chief Executives of FTSE and their employees seems to be plummeting. If the numbers are anything to go by, the median pay is down from £4.5m in 2016 to £3.5m in 2017. Boardroom whispers suggest that the pay slashes have rather been taken kindly by the executives, contrary to the expectations of the majority. 

    read more at BBC
  • Singapore Scores Yet Again with Entrepreneurs

    Singapore Scores Yet Again with Entrepreneurs

    News by Editorial Team  21 Aug 2017

    Singapore added to its long list of laurels as a global business hub when it was recently conferred the 8th best city for women entrepreneurs by the Dell Women Entrepreneur Cities Index 2017. More importantly, it ranked right on top within Asia on the list. The rating, divided into 5 factors including capital, markets, talent, culture, and technology, saw Singapore rank higher than 8 in almost all metrics.

  • Tim Cook pledges millions to fight hate

    Tim Cook pledges millions to fight hate

    News by Editorial Team  21 Aug 2017

    "Tim Cook has recently joined hands with other American Business Leaders currently reinforcing their opposition to Donald Trump’s statements that White Nationalists and Anti Racism activists were equally to blame for the Charlottesville massacre, which left 1 dead and 19 injured last week. Cook released a letter that said Apple will donate a million dollars each to Southern Poverty Law Centre and the Anti Defamation League as a part of his campaign against hate. "

    read more at The Kashmir Monitor
  • JP Morgan Chase welcomes new HR Chief and operating committee member

    JP Morgan Chase welcomes new HR Chief and operating committee member

    News by Editorial Team  18 Aug 2017

    "Robin Leopold was named the new head of human resources on Thursday by JP Morgan Chase & Co which sets the stage for her as the fourth women on the operating committee when she officially takes over the reins in February. She joined JP Morgan in 2010 and has spent 20 years at Citigroup in various human resources roles. The earlier incumbent John Donnelly is scheduled to hold the post of Vice Chairman and Senior Advisor to the CEO Jamie Dimon. He will look after the matters of executive succession, recruitment and coaching with Dimon whom he has already worked for 30 years. "

    read more at Reuters
  • Indian Pilots will now have to serve a 1 year notice period

    Indian Pilots will now have to serve a 1 year notice period

    News by Editorial Team  18 Aug 2017

    In a jolt to pilots currently looking for better opportunities in their careers, the Directorate General of Civil Aviation has proposed that pilots serve a 1 year notice period instead of their current 6 months. Currently, under regulations of CAR7, this extension had already been proposed by the DGCA earlier but had been stayed. This is aimed to cause pain to private airlines who are currently poaching on Air India’s pilots with higher pay packages. 

    read more at Business Standard
  • Easyjet Overburdens Pilots, Gets Open Letter 

    Easyjet Overburdens Pilots, Gets Open Letter 

    News by Editorial Team  17 Aug 2017

    "The airline faced the ire of the pilot Union in France recently when they wrote an open letter to the shareholders of the company, alleging that the airline has put passenger and crew safety at risk with the excessive amounts of flights it had scheduled over the last summer. The company refuted the claims in the letter and said it was surprised at the pilot union’s action. "

    read more at The Guardian
  • The HSBC Layoffs Saga Doesn’t Seem To End

    The HSBC Layoffs Saga Doesn’t Seem To End

    News by Editorial Team  17 Aug 2017

    After the stunning layoff of 120 staff members in its IT department alone, HSBC further announced job cuts of at least 10 more staff from the very same department. And this too, after reducing their annual salary raises last February. An HSBC spokesperson said that these actions were aligned to their ongoing efforts to cut costs and turn lean after seeing a major slump in profits in the last fiscal year, also stating there are likely to be more job cuts in the bank in the future.

  • US judge rules in favor of Analytics Startup Scraping Linkedin Data

    US judge rules in favor of Analytics Startup Scraping Linkedin Data

    News by Editorial Team  17 Aug 2017

    "US District judge ruled against IT behemoth Microsoft in its lawsuit against Analytics startup hiQ Labs, which accesses public profile data available on the world’s largest professional network to analyze employee behavior and flight risk. In a David vs Goliath battle, the judge ruled that people on the Linkedin Network make the data available publicly and Linkedin, a Microsoft Property, had no proprietary claim over it, something many social networks impose. Microsoft has said it will challenge the ruling in the future. "

    read more at Reuters
  • Singapore’s Government Pulls ramps up NSF Assistance

    Singapore’s Government Pulls ramps up NSF Assistance

    News by Editorial Team  16 Aug 2017

    Workforce Singapore, in coordination with the Ministry of Home Affairs and the Ministry of Defence, have stepped up their efforts to provide more targeted educational and employment assistance to the National Servicemen. The Enhanced Career and Education Fair, conducted recently, featured 2000 jobs from 30 companies. The Virtual Career fair is aimed at providing the tech-savvy National Service staff access to opportunities in education and employment, based on their interests at the time of registration.

  • HR Manager gets hammered, literally, by employee in Singapore

    HR Manager gets hammered, literally, by employee in Singapore

    News by Editorial Team  16 Aug 2017

    The shocking incident happened in Singapore when a machine operator assaulted an HR manager for not returning his passport, leaving the victim with a fractured wrist. Du Shuxin pleaded guilty to using a hammer to injure Koh Chong Ming, his HR manager, at Yangbum Engineering's Woodland Link, where they both were employees. The assaulter was sentenced to nine months’ imprisonment and two strokes of cane on the 15th of August.

    read more at Straits Times
  • Mandatory Vacations Are Making Employees More Productive

    Mandatory Vacations Are Making Employees More Productive

    News by Editorial Team  16 Aug 2017

    Traditional policies pertaining to vacations are moving to the back burner in view of the new trend of mandatory vacations. A Harvard Business Review study, based on Institute for Global Happiness’ report on aviation strategy firm Simpliflying’s strategy that enforced a paid vacation for employees for every seven weeks of vacations taken, reported an astonishing 33% increase of creativity, 25% increase in happiness and 31% increase in productivity among staff.

  • Malaysia put the brakes on employment insurance

    Malaysia put the brakes on employment insurance

    News by Editorial Team  14 Aug 2017

    The Malaysian government announced that it will defer the passing of the employment insurance system bill, for 2017 till after the all important Dewan Rakyat meeting. The EIS bill, meant to act as a common fund of contribution by both employers and employees, will help workers who have been retrenched. It has met with criticism from employers and trade unions alike 

  • Singapore Employer Risks Blamed for Poor Worker Accommodation

    Singapore Employer Risks Blamed for Poor Worker Accommodation

    News by Editorial Team  14 Aug 2017

    The plight of migrant workers never seems to end, and when such incidents are reported in Singapore, it’s alarming. Migrant Workers Centre recently went on an inspection drive in at Geylang Lorong and found workers being herded in deplorable conditions. The MWC has recommended stern action against the employer by the local authorities when they found that the workers from Bangladesh were living in inhumane conditions, forced by the employer, while their work permits canceled.

  • Unicorn adds new functionalities to the Icon HRMS

    Unicorn adds new functionalities to the Icon HRMS

    News by Editorial Team  14 Aug 2017

    The icon HRIS, largely known as one of the most popular platforms in the SMB community in the US, has recently had another functionality integrated into it, it’s maker Unicorn Software announced today. This cloud based HR solution will now have an API that will allow employers to further optimize their processes within the platform for increased efficiencies in recruitment, attendance recording, and benefits administration.

    read more at EBN
  • Thoughtworks relaunches employment program for women

    THOUGHTWORKS RELAUNCHES EMPLOYMENT PROGRAM FOR WOMEN

    News by Editorial Team  12 Aug 2017

    "Thoughtworks, the global technology company, recently announced the relaunch of its popular ‘Vapasi” program for women developers who have taken or are currently on a career break, to re-enter the corporate world. A mix of re-orientation and hiring for this segment of the technology workforce, the program will include a specially designed recruitment procedure and a bootcamp for returning women developers in object oriented programming. "

  • Donna harris reveals rampant sexism in the tech industry

    DONNA HARRIS REVEALS RAMPANT SEXISM IN THE TECH INDUSTRY

    News by Editorial Team  12 Aug 2017

    After the uproar over the notorious Google memo, skeletons are falling out of the closet about the rampant sexism prevalent in the tech industry. Serial Entrepreneur Donna Harris recently published an explosive article recounting her days working at Oracle and in her own startups, where she was repeatedly made advances at, citing sexual harassment she has faced in her profession for over two decades. Harris said she didn’t complain to the HR because she was taught to be ‘nice’, a cultural standpoint that prevents many such cases coming to the limelight.

    read more at Business Insider
  • Canada’s oag workforce may have started to dwindle

    CANADA’S OAG WORKFORCE MAY HAVE STARTED TO DWINDLE

    News by Editorial Team  12 Aug 2017

    The Oil and Gas industry in Canada may see a reduced workforce, a direct consequence of which is also in the secondary employment each job role generates in other tertiary industries, according to a report by the Canadian Energy Research Institute, released recently. Largely attributed to new workers choosing employment outside of the OAG industry, the report projects upstream development investments to cross 4406, 000 jobs. The available number of workers, however, will see a short supply, according to the report.

    read more at JWN
  • Labor court to help settle case between tech-mahindra & employees

    LABOR COURT TO HELP SETTLE CASE BETWEEN TECH-MAHINDRA & EMPLOYEES

    News by Editorial Team  11 Aug 2017

    After failing to reach a settlement, the case between 11 ex-employees & Tech-Mahindra has been moved to the labor court. The news went viral when a supposed audio clip of an HR firing an employee spread like wild fire on the internet. Although Group Chairman, Anand Mahindra apologized for the manner in which everything was handled, both parties are yet to reach a mutual decision.  

    read more at Economic Times
  • Vinay dube, the new ceo of jet airways

    VINAY DUBE, THE NEW CEO OF JET AIRWAYS

    News by Editorial Team  11 Aug 2017

    Following intermittent stints from Gaurang Shetty & Amit Aggarwal, Jet Airways has been able to find a permanent replacement of Cramer Bell, after his resignation in February 2016. After completing regulatory requirements and statutory compliances, the company has deemed the time to be ripe for the announcing the onboarding of the Indian American.

    read more at India Today
  • Ceo backs hr to sort things out in afl

    CEO BACKS HR TO SORT THINGS OUT IN AFL

    News by Editorial Team  11 Aug 2017

    AFL CEO Gillon McLachlan has backed the Human Resources Department to help calm the waters, amidst charges of inappropriate behaviour with a female employee. This, following the high profile resignations of Simon Lethlean and Richard Simkiss, C-suite executives, after relationships with two other women professionals in the same company.

    read more at Herald Sun
  • Cover your skin or leave the flight, tells saudi airlines

    COVER YOUR SKIN OR LEAVE THE FLIGHT, TELLS SAUDI AIRLINES

    News by Editorial Team  10 Aug 2017

    A new advisory by the Saudia Airlines, instructs women and men to refrain from wearing skin-revealing clothes on airlines. It follows up by stating that the Airlines reserves the rights to refuse the passengers the travel if found in violation of the guidelines. Women are advised not to wear clothes that are tight whereas men should avoid wearing shorts on the flight.

    read more at BBC
  • Salaries slashed as top managers rue downsliding in performance

    SALARIES SLASHED AS TOP MANAGERS RUE DOWNSLIDING IN PERFORMANCE

    News by Editorial Team  10 Aug 2017

    In a series of pay-cuts following the policies of Theresa May, the CEO & CFO of Diageo have witnessed major downgrades in their annual packages. The gap between the salaries of C-suite officials and bottom-mid level employees seems to be reduced as per Gov. directives. However, Diageo claims the move was a result of poor performance in recent times by the company.

    read more at Live Mint
  • Tata plans re-alignment of its subsidiary businesses

    TATA PLANS RE-ALIGNMENT OF ITS SUBSIDIARY BUSINESSES

    News by Editorial Team  10 Aug 2017

    Still thriving after almost 3-Golden Jubilees of existence, the TATA Group is planning to align its objectives and be done away with the unprofitable businesses, as soon as possible. The team to see through the mergers or further selling of such companies, from the TATA family, has been put in place by the presiding Chairman N. Chandrasekaran.

    read more at Live Mint
  • Sap set to make modifications to eliminate hr bias

    SAP SET TO MAKE MODIFICATIONS TO ELIMINATE HR BIAS

    News by Editorial Team  9 Aug 2017

    In an effort to curb the menace of workplace bias, SAP is bringing about new changes to its HR software. The updates which will initially go through their pilot tests in August with limited companies is much touted to promote diversity and further inclusion on part of the organizations. Employers would be able to set triggers and monitor the same in an experiential manner.

    read more at Quartz
  • Employee fired at google for posting anti-diversity memo

    EMPLOYEE FIRED AT GOOGLE FOR POSTING ANTI-DIVERSITY MEMO

    News by Editorial Team  9 Aug 2017

    James Damore, a former Sr. Software Engineer at Google has been fired for uploading a memo that argued against gender parity. The document that went viral, was skeptical of the company for programs of unconscious bias. Many have expressed their disapproval of the post saying it was “appalling”. 

    read more at Vox
  • Sheroes acquires women-centric startup for expansion

    SHEROES ACQUIRES WOMEN-CENTRIC STARTUP FOR EXPANSION

    News by Editorial Team  9 Aug 2017

    The startup, coined as Indias’ largest networking community for women, has acquired Women Restart, a Bengaluru based budding company. While the amount is still undisclosed, Sheetal Arora, the CEO of Women Restart is expected to join the former as the director of Research & Resources. Sheroes aims to strengthen its array of products, thereby facilitating the personal/professional pursuits of its customers.

    read more at The Economic Times
  • Company uniforms have a huge impact on success says, expert

    COMPANY UNIFORMS HAVE A HUGE IMPACT ON SUCCESS SAYS, EXPERT

    News by Editorial Team  8 Aug 2017

    Pamela Jabbour, an expert on workwear believes that workplace uniforms have a flourishing impact on the success of the business. Having worked with the likes of the Australian Olympic Team, she believes that employees should be made part of designing the staff dresses as it symbolizes a company’s ideals.

    read more at HRD New Zealand
  • Payroll manager jailed for embezzling s$1.03 million

    PAYROLL MANAGER JAILED FOR EMBEZZLING S$1.03 MILLION

    News by Editorial Team  8 Aug 2017

    A case of misappropriation has been brought down upon a former payroll manager at DYNA-MAC. The accused has been sentenced to seven years and three months in prison, for thieving S$1.03 Million through changes in employee salaries. The funds were used to facilitate a gambling habit.

  • Hiring slowdown, the numbers say otherwise

    HIRING SLOWDOWN, THE NUMBERS SAY OTHERWISE

    News by Editorial Team  8 Aug 2017

    In spite of the uncertainty in the air post Brexit, a recent report released by REC and HIS, compiling data from recruitment consultants about permanent placements reached the highest in more than two years. The sharp rise in demand and resource availability can largely be attributed to skills shortage, with European workers leaving Britain. Salaries during the same period rose sharply in the same period, reaching a 20 month record.

    read more at Personnel Today
  • Singapore airlines launches intermittent, voluntary unpaid leave

    Singapore airlines launches intermittent, voluntary unpaid leave

    News by Editorial Team  5 Aug 2017

    Facing a manpower surplus, Singapore Airlines is in the process of providing a voluntary non-paid leave to its workers, especially its cabin crew. The scheme was first introduced during the financial crisis, with a view to enhance flexibility in managing crew resources. Being offered intermittently, it is meant to better manage its 8,200 cabin crew members, who collectively comprise more than half of its total staff strength of 14,800

    read more at Today Online
  • Celebrity’s view on work pride causes stir

    CELEBRITY’S VIEW ON WORK PRIDE CAUSES STIR

    News by Editorial Team  5 Aug 2017

    Michelle Chong’s opinions, expressed in a Facebook post on the pride that people lack in workplaces in Singapore, is resonating with a lot of professionals. Plenty of people support the post, expressing their underpaid salaries and overloaded schedules. Renowned corporate HR officials have come forward, diplomatically echoing the notions of transparency, upskilling and employee engagement.

    read more at Asia One
  • Zero hours, over and done with in ireland?

    ZERO HOURS, OVER AND DONE WITH IN IRELAND?

    News by Editorial Team  5 Aug 2017

    The debatable topic of the “Zero Hours” might be put to rest in Ireland, wherein the Attorney General has been requested to intervene and draft a legislation. The controversial contracts allow for an employer to demand the availability of an employee at a specified time, but doesn’t clarify on the number of hours that it may extend to. 

    read more at The Journal
  • Snapchat worth $30 billion to google

    SNAPCHAT WORTH $30 BILLION TO GOOGLE

    News by Editorial Team  4 Aug 2017

    As per a report, Google was looking to add Snapchat to its already glorified list of acquisitions while tabling an offer of $30 Billion in 2016. That the offer was on the table, was known to company employees but save Evan Spiegel’s disinterest in selling, the deal couldn’t be brokered. Sources state, the entire episode to have staged before Snapchat’s IPO.

    read more at Tech Crunch
  • Workplace fatalities see steep rise in singapore

    WORKPLACE FATALITIES SEE STEEP RISE IN SINGAPORE

    News by Editorial Team  4 Aug 2017

    Occupational hazards are not new in the manufacturing sector, but recent reports reveal that the number of workplace related fatalities, especially occupational diseases. While workplace deaths stood at 19 for the period January to June 2017, down from 24 in the same period last year, the occupational disease cases rose from 341 in the period June to December last year to 467 in January to June, 2017

  • Malaysian senior employees skeptical about job-for-life concept

    MALAYSIAN SENIOR EMPLOYEES SKEPTICAL ABOUT "JOB-FOR-LIFE" CONCEPT

    News by Editorial Team  4 Aug 2017

    In a recent study, 73% of employees across the world said that they believe the concept of “a job for life” to be extinct. The numbers in APAC countries like Singapore and Malaysia stood higher than the rest at 80%. However, the shocker is that most of these respondents were senior employees, as opposed to the perception that the millennials are the job-hopping generation in the workforce today.

  • Promising startup breed to be lured under new scheme

    GETTING BEHIND THE UNEMPLOYED, TO GET THEM JOBS – MALAYSIA

    News by Editorial Team  3 Aug 2017

    A four-month pilot project initiative is being taken by the Upko Penampang Information Bureau to get 200 unemployed youth get jobs. If successful, it would be expanded for the better of others alike, in the nation. The participants with some education or the other from institutions will be taught to resume writing, job applications & interview conduct.

    read more at Borneo Post Online
  • Promising startup breed to be lured under new scheme

    PROMISING STARTUP BREED TO BE LURED UNDER NEW SCHEME

    News by Editorial Team  3 Aug 2017

    In a bid to attract an even greater talent of foreign entrepreneurs, with promising business ideas for Singapore, the MOM (Ministry of Manpower) has expanded its Startup scheme. Assessed on criteria of funding and past entrepreneurial record, those under the ambit of the scheme will now have an additional year to stay in Singapore before the schemes’ periodic renewal.

  • HSBC allays fears of outsourcing, says opening a “new company

    HSBC ALLAYS FEARS OF OUTSOURCING, SAYS OPENING A “NEW COMPANY”

    News by Editorial Team  3 Aug 2017

    Amidst fears that the company may go on a firing spree again, HSBC bank clarified that it has planned to shift employees from Honk Kong to a new location to facilitate the establishment of a new venture. The transfers will be facilitated during the first two-quarters of 2018. The salaries, benefits along with the responsibilities of the staff shall remain the same.

  • NO More pay cuts for private workers in malaysia

    NO MORE PAY CUTS FOR PRIVATE WORKERS IN MALAYSIA

    News by Editorial Team  2 Aug 2017

    As per the Employment Insurance Scheme tabled recently, employers will be barred from making further pay-cuts to the salaries of their workers. The move comes as a respite to the 6.5 million private workers in the Truly Asia country. Those found violating the ruling could be facing fines as high as 10000 Malaysian Ringgits. 

    read more at Malay Mail online
  • JP Morgan launches its better-than-humans ai

    JP MORGAN LAUNCHES ITS BETTER-THAN-HUMANS AI

    News by Editorial Team  2 Aug 2017

    After successful tests in Europe, the global banking firm has decided to introduce bot-trading in the Asian and US markets. The AI (officially LOXM) has reportedly exceeded expectations, having learned from simulated/real time trades in the past. it can execute orders pertaining to buying & selling, with the decision of what to buy & sell still in the clients’ hands. 

    read more at ForexrRepository
  • Malaysia introduces mandatory bio-metrics for foreign workers

    MALAYSIA INTRODUCES MANDATORY BIO-METRICS FOR FOREIGN WORKERS

    News by Editorial Team  2 Aug 2017

    Foreign workers masquerading behind other individuals for health screenings would now have nightmares as the Malaysian Gov. has mandated bio-metrics for the same. This after results show, that of the 407,870 foreign workers tested so far, 2.6% have serious health concerns. The majority of those failing the tests were from Indonesia, Nepal & Bangladesh and will be repatriated to their respective countries.  

    read more at Malay Mail online
  • Snapdeal to chuck m&a talks, instead firing 80% of its workforce

    SNAPDEAL TO CHUCK M&A TALKS, INSTEAD FIRING 80% OF ITS WORKFORCE

    News by Editorial Team  1 Aug 2017

    For the second time, founders of the beleaguered e-commerce store have decided to reject a $950 take-over bid from rivals Flipkart. Instead, the company is now gearing up to fire 80% of its workforce, further bringing down the headcount from 1200 to 200. Snapdeal looks to profit from the sale of assets like Freecharge, which would rake in $50 million dollars. 

    read more at The HR Director
  • Malaysian gov. continues with crackdown on illegal immigrants

    MALAYSIAN GOV. CONTINUES WITH CRACKDOWN ON ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS

    News by Editorial Team 1 Aug 2017

    Immigration authorities in Malaysia began cracking down on illegal immigrants on July 1, in an effort to substantiate its Enforcement Card Programme. Since then, out of the 17,955 people vetted, 5065 have been deemed as living unethically in the country. Employers who have failed to register their migrant workers are being ordered to send the same back to their native countries. 

  • Woman sues ex-employer, on charges of unjust firing

    WOMAN SUES EX-EMPLOYER, ON CHARGES OF UNJUST FIRING

    News by Editorial Team 1 Aug 2017

    Sue Sau Kam, an ex-Human Resource Manager in the Epicurean Group (Hong Kong) is seeking $5000 in compensation & her job back, in what she says was an unfair firing. Employed in the group since 2004, the plaintiff was diagnosed with osteoarthritis in 2015. Leaving early for medical appointments, she was asked to record her departure time regularly, till being fired this March.

  • STRESS AFFECTS PRODUCTIVITY, ADMIT EMPLOYERS IN SINGAPORE

    News by Editorial Team 31 July 2017

    Companies in the South-East region have reported seeing symptoms of depression and other stress agents in their employees. As per a report by Aon, only 51% of the employers have adequate emotional and psychological wellness programs in place. Such causes have directly been related to absenteeism and such related expenditures.

  • TESTING WATERS AHEAD FOR EVIN SPEIGEL’S SNAPCHAT

    News by Editorial Team 31 July 2017

    In the upcoming days, the doors will be opened for the employees and insiders to sell shares in the market, thereby putting to test their confidence of Snapchat. Rumors mills have been running high since the IPO in March, with the company riding troubled waters. Fueling the same are the numbers that suggest the company losing billions in valuation.

    read more at Business Insider
  • THE HUNT FOR UBER'S NEW CEO CONTINUES

    News by Editorial Team 31 July 2017

    Meg Whitman, the prolific HR CEO who was tipped to head the world’s largest rideshare company currently facing a major leadership crisis after the resignation of founder CEO Travis Kalanick, announced over a tweet late last Thursday that she would not be stepping out of her role at HPE (Hewlett Packard Enterprises) and remains fully committed to the company.  

    read more at CNN
  • BETTER PAY DEMANDED AT FACEBOOK CAFETERIA, SAY THE WORKERS

    News by Editorial Team 28 July 2017

    People employed at the Facebook headquarters in Silicon Valley have demanded their pay be increased. The workers, who are part of a larger union, are currently paid $19 an hour. CEO of the South Bay Labor Council was quoted saying (paraphrased), that the minimum wage policy demands of an employer to pay a minimum of $21 an hour.

    read more at Live Mint
  • SINGAPORE, UNEARTHING THE POTENTIAL OF PMETs SITTING AT HOME

    News by Editorial Team 28 July 2017

    The Singapore Government is upping its efforts to help get the Professionals, Managers, Employees and Technicians who have been out of work for two years, back on their feet. The program requires such PMETs to train with a company for 6 months, during which they will be paid $2,500/month. The program has incentives of a permanent job/longer contracts, upon successful completion.

    read more at The Straits Times
  • A PROGRAM TO HELP FIND JOBS IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD

    News by Editorial Team 28 July 2017

    Acknowledging the commitments that people have to make, the Statutory Board of Singapore in association with the Community Development Council plan to first run a pilot test in the North East District. The Recruit, Reskill and Retain program will allow for the employers to receive subsidies from the WSG for three months, for training new batches.

    read more at The Straits Times
  • TOM CHAMBERS DEFENDS BBC, GETS SOCIAL MEDIA RAP

    News by Editorial Team 27 July 2017

    After the recent revelations of the huge gender pay gap in the BBC, actor Tom Chambers defended it, stating male employees’ salaries bear their family expenses too, often supporting dependent family members. This ignited heavy criticism in social media, with tweets and posts to BBC on this topic running into several thousand.

    read more at HR Grapevine
  • 25% OF BRITISH WOMEN WARNED ABOUT WORKPLACE APPEARANCE

    News by Editorial Team 27 July 2017

    Research carried out by VoucherPro UK has recently revealed that in the recent past, an astonishing one in four women workers in the UK have been warned about their appearance. This massive workplace gender discrimination study also shed light on the most common complaints that included wearing too much makeup, wearing a skirt that’s too short, or wearing a top that’s too revealing. Men were also warned, but chose to ignore, the report stated.

    read more at HR Grapevine
  • EMPLOYMENT TRIBUNAL FEES DEEMED UNLAWFUL IN UK

    News by Editorial Team 27 July 2017

    The Supreme Court ruled the UK employment tribunal fees unlawful because they “prevented workers getting access to justice”. The employment tribunal fee was introduced in 2013 and was contested by trade union Unison. The government will now be required to refund around £ 32 million to workers under the structure, which the court ruled being in violation of the Equality Act of 2010.

    read more at The HR Director
  • UK ANNOUNCES NEW DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM FOR PRISONERS

    News by Editorial Team 26 July 2017

    A unique partnership between Workforce Solutions, Hewell Grange and the National Careers Service is poised to provide the much needed second chance at career building for prisoners in the UK. This employment centric career development program intends to train people who are just about to be released from prison in a wide range of work-skills, that include customer service, fork lifting, and warehousing.

  • APPLE GETS A BRAND NEW CHRO BUT SHE ISN'T A CHRO

    News by Editorial Team 26 July 2017

    The world’s most valuable technology company has announced the appointment of its new HR head, Deirdre O’ Brien. O’ Brien is one of the early guards at Apple and had joined the company in 1988. Highly praised by Tim Cook himself in his statement about her appointment, he called her “ the glue that bonds our sales, operations, marketing, and finance teams.” The position has been renamed “Vice President of People”, according to its press release.

    read more at Apple
  • INDIA: BACKING DRIVERS A PRIORITY, NOT AUTONOMOUS CARS

    News by Editorial Team 26 July 2017

    At a time when the country needs 22,000 commercial drivers, India has chosen to stay away from the necessity of autonomous cars on its roads. Nitin Gadkari, Minister of Road Transport said “you can’t have technology that ends up taking people’s jobs”. Google, Tesla, BMW & Uber are vying to be the first to introduce such cars on the road.

    read more at BBC
  • UBER GIVING GREATER CHARGE TO WOMEN, AMIDST CRISIS

    News by Editorial Team 25 July 2017

    Fulfilling its promise of bringing forth women in leadership roles, Uber has appointed Bozoma Saint John, as the new Chief Brand Officer. This, as Frances Frei, starts serving the company as SVP of leadership & strategy, another female. Speculation is driving the news that the CEO position might as well be filled by another woman, rumored to be Ariana Huffington.

    read more at Fortune
  • MOM SENDING STERN MESSAGE, REPRIMANDING COMPANIES OVER WORKPLACE ACCIDENTS

    News by Editorial Team 25 July 2017

    Three companies have been heavily fined by the Ministry of Manpower over failure to ensure safeguards against accidents. Two out of three companies, namely Cummins Asia Pacific & Woodlands Transport Services have been fined $80,000 & $130,000 respectively, for the death of a prime mover driver each. The third, Sterling Engineering will pay $280,000 in fines for another accident, back in 2014.

  • BBC PAY DISPARITY SENDS SHOCKWAVES

    News by Editorial Team 25 July 2017

    The BBC recently revealed the salaries earned by the corporation’s highest paid employees and it has been a topic of intense debate since then. Gender pay disparity, as was speculated earlier, is staggering in UK’s largest broadcasting house, with top earner Chris Evans earning £ 2, 220, 000 annually, five times more than the top female earner Claudia Winkleman whose earnings stood at £ 450,000 to £ 500,000 per year.

    read more at Recruitment Buzz
  • CATHAY PACIFIC CONTINUES TO SHOW THE DOOR TO EMPLOYEES

    News by Editorial Team 24 July 2017

    Cathay Pacific continues to send reverberations in the airline industry with its firings. Labeling it as a restructuring process to facilitate passengers, the airlines announced back in May, that in the upcoming months, an estimated 600 employees would be laid-off. Part of a 3-year transformation program, the restructuring is expected to be concluded by the end of the year.

    read more at SCMP
  • GERMAN PHARMACEUTICAL GIANT AIMING TO BUILD ON ITS CULTURE

    News by Editorial Team 24 July 2017

    Recognizing the need for an all-inclusive culture, Boehringer Ingelheim is revamping its rewards & recognition architecture for a total of 7 countries. Stressing on the need for value driven programs, the changes would directly impact seven countries in the geographies of South Asia & South Korea. The HR director reveals the process is aimed at consolidating the already present anatomy of R&R.

  • AUTHORITIES TO THE RESCUE FOR EMPLOYEES IN HONK KONG

    News by Editorial Team 24 July 2017

    In a move that comes as a relief for professionals employed in Hong Kong, the Labor Department has prosecuted a company director, for failing to pay a total of HK$21,400. The sum had components of wages along with an amount awarded to the employee by the Labor Tribunal. A government spokesperson was quoted as saying “the ruling helps disseminate a strong message”.

  • NEGATIVE PRESS? YOUR WORKERS MIGHT START TO SHUN YOU

    News by Editorial Team 21 July 2017

    A recent survey reveals the dampening effect of negative publicity on the reputation of a company. Employers collectively report a fall in the number of applications following multiple rounds of bad press. Among other noticeable impacts are a greater employee turnover and a decline in sales. The survey conducted by Harris Poll covered employer samples in excess of 2000.

    read more at PR Newswire
  • HIRING, NOT TECHNOLOGY, A HEADACHE FOR BIG COMPANIES

    News by Editorial Team 21 July 2017

    Sarah Nahm, an ex-Google employee, is at the fore for having raised $30 million for her Software startup, co-founded with two other colleagues. The 100 people strong company already has a strong clientele with the likes of Netflix & Cirque Du Soleil. Named Lever, the software aims to help align and recruit the most suited employees at the workplace.

    read more at Business Insider
  • GOOGLE STEPS INTO THE SME SECTOR WITH HIRE APP

    News by Editorial Team 21 July 2017

    Building on Google for jobs feature, the search engine giant is introducing its HIRE app, designed for SMEs. The application will help companies in hiring and managing potential employees. Available on a subscription to the G-Suite services, companies would need to pay extra to avail HIRE. The effort is Google’s attempt to gain market share against players like SAP & Oracle.

    read more at Fortune
  • UK corporates bettering global averages in employee wellbeing

    News by Editorial Team 20 July 2017

    New data of 1100 companies, certified as top employers globally, including 78 British names reflects growth in employee well-being initiatives. Numbers showing a continuous upsurge show the correlation between tackling absenteeism and employee health programs. Such organisations, with an average employee head count of 4500, tend to have 25% less absence at work, hinting to better financial health savings.

    read more at Recruitment Buzz
  • MALAYSIA EN-ROUTE TO BECOME An HIGH-INCOME NATION

    News by Editorial Team 20 July 2017

    The country is on track to achieving the target of becoming a high-income nation, vis-à-vis a 35% skilled workforce. Growth over the last few years has helped Malaysia put good numbers on the board. As early as last year, an impressive 31% of the workforce out of a total 14.8 million strong cohort had already achieved the tag being skilled.

    read more at Human Resources
  • Maternity leaves making working mothers apprehensive of future

    News by Editorial Team 20 July 2017

    A recent discovery by Slater & Gordon sheds light on the fears of job security, looming on pregnant mothers. Lawfully permissible of taking up to 12 months of leave, the survey reveals that more than half of the respondents felt mal-treatment by their employers both during & post-pregnancy period. Many even stated that their roles had been altered upon return.

    read more at The HR Director
  • Yet another blow to Infosys, the Executive V.P resigns

    News by Editorial Team 19 July 2017

    Trouble doesn’t seem to end for Infosys, which has had 10 key executives resign since the appointment of Vishal Sikka as the new CEO. In yet another high profile exit, Ritika Suri, Executive Vice President of the group put down her papers. Brought in by Vishal Sikka, her major milestones included the acquisition of Panaya, an Israeli automation firm.

    read more at The Hindu
  • Koch Industries picks up $2.5bn stake in HR ERP maker Infor

    News by Editorial Team 19 July 2017

    Koch Equity Development, Koch Industries’ investment arm, recently announced a massive shareholding buyout in the global ERP technology company Infor. This deal, valuing Infor at over $10bn is also rumored to include Private Equity major Blackstone Group.

    Infor has a wide range of enterprise technologies that includes HCM and Payroll Accounting and has been a quick mover to cloud computing, partnering with Amazon Web Services. It has operations in 200 countries and has over 15, 000 employees.

    read more at Fortune
  • HR Technology Startup in London raises £ 500,000

    News by Editorial Team 19 July 2017

    HR technology startup Inploi, founded in 2015, recently raised an astonishing £ 500,000 from various sources that include existing shareholders and new strategic investors, including notable startup specialist Julia Ross and US entrepreneur Bob Hamill. The startup has seen a steady growth of 40%-50% month on month since inception and is expected to see a surge in customers and demand with this capital infusion.

    read more at The South African
  • CEO’s support of Sick Leave garners 16000 Retweets

    News by Editorial Team  18 July 2017

    Madalyn Parker, a web developer at Olark Live Chat, has brought the issue of mental health to the fore. Stressing on her need for the week offs, she marked an email to co-workers. Ben Congleton (CEO) upon learning the news, appreciated her step to make use of the same. Madalyn, then took to twitter creating a furor of tweets.

    read more at Business Insider
  • GENDER DIVERSITY MAY NOT EQUAL PAY PARITY AT BBC

    News by Editorial Team 18 July 2017

    With the deadline for all companies with a headcount of more than 250 by April 2018 inching closer, all eyes are turning to the BBC. Prime Minister Theresa May had recently ruled that BBC staff earning more than £1,50,000 be identified. Since then, there has been tremendous anticipation that a huge gender pay gap in the media giant will be revealed, with the Office for National Statistics showing a disparity of 18.1%

    read more at HR Grapevine
  • CATERPILLAR’S NEW CHRO PLAY A HIGH LEVEL STRATEGIC ROLE

    News by Editorial Team 18 July 2017

    Cheryl H. Johnson has been selected as the new CHRO of Caterpillar Inc. She will be reporting directly to CEO Jim Umpleby, in addition to being a member of Caterpillar’s Executive Office. She has previously worked with Textron Inc, an aerospace and defense corporation. “I’m confident Cheryl’s contributions will be significant as we work to profitably grow our company”, CEO Umpleby said.

    read more at Cision PR Newswire
  • THE CULTURE AT CSIS IS “UNFRIENDLY” – SAY, VICTIMS

    News by Editorial Team 16 July 2017

    Five agents of the Security Agency of Canada (CSIS) have filed a $27.7 million-dollar lawsuit against their own employers on the grounds of racism. The plaintiffs, of which one is black, second a gay and the remainder Muslims, have accused the agency of prolonged abuse. The claimants reportedly fell ill to mental issues, filed the case on July 13tth

    read more at RT
  • SALESFORCE CEO LOOKS TO HIRE EX-MICROSOFT EMPLOYEES

    News by Editorial Team 15 July 2017

    Global Cloud CRM major Salesforce’s Founder and CEO Marc Benioff tweeted this Friday on offering jobs to laid off Microsoft employees. Microsoft had laid off 4,000 employees in the past week in its sales and marketing departments. Benioff even provided an email address in his tweet where prospects could send their applications.

    read more at Twitter
  • ALSTOM ANNOUNCES BIG SCALE-UP IN BENGALURU

    News by Editorial Team
    12 July 2017

    French engineering conglomerate Alstom has announced that it plans to increase its headcount by 700, making it to a total of 2500 in the current year. Alstom’s Bengaluru operations handles its entire engineering operations in India, South East Asia, Middle East and Australia. Focused on creating a gender diverse workforce, hiring women is also expected to be a major area of focus.

    read more at The Economic Times
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