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  • EEOC Says Dell Underpaid Female IT Analyst

    EEOC Says Dell Underpaid Female IT Analyst

    News by Editorial Team 29 Oct 2020

    U.S. Department of Labor concluded that Dell EMC discriminated against women in engineering, manufacturing, marketing and sales roles and paid women and Black employees less than White men. Under strict monitoring from the State, other leading employers are taking measures to bridge the pay gap. Government-mandated disclosures have been shown to narrow the gender wage gap, according to research.

     

    read more at HRDIVE
  • OwnBackup Appoints Laura Cooper as Chief People Officer

    OwnBackup Appoints Laura Cooper as Chief People Officer

    News by Editorial Team 29 Oct 2020

    OwnBackup, a leading cloud-to-cloud business continuity platform, recently announced the appointment of Laura Cooper to its executive leadership team. Cooper was recently selected as one of Crain’s New York’s 2020 Most Notable Women in Talent Resources. OwnBackup aims to double again its headcount over the next year.

     

    read more at Bloomberg
  • Best Western Pays $5,693 in Back Wages in Violation of FFCRA

    Best Western Pays $5,693 in Back Wages in Violation of FFCRA

    News by Editorial Team 29 Oct 2020

    Best Western hotel allegedly denied paid leave to 13 workers. The said employees needed to quarantine after they contracted COVID-19. The hotel violated Families First Coronavirus Relief Act (FFCRA), which "qualifies employees for paid sick time to care for themselves and their families due to coronavirus-related reasons.

     

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  • Employees Switch Industries, Relocate as COVID Mutates Job Market

    Employees Switch Industries, Relocate as COVID Mutates Job Market

    News by Editorial Team 28 Oct 2020

    Rampant unemployment is sweeping the global job market leaving employees scampering for opportunities. Many are changing their industries or are relocating in search of jobs, the findings published by Challenger, Gray & Christmas, Inc said. The shortage of skills remains a big impediment in employee transition.

     

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  • Reddit is Eliminating Geographic Compensation Zones

    Reddit is Eliminating Geographic Compensation Zones

    News by Editorial Team 28 Oct 2020

    Reddit will allow its workers to choose to work from anywhere. The company will not adjust compensation for geographic locations. Its new policy will exclude employees whose roles demand them to attend office in-person. Several companies are realigning their work-from-home policies, which will extend in the post-COVID period. 

     

    read more at CNBC
  • IRS Announces Retirement Plan Limitations for 2021

    IRS Announces Retirement Plan Limitations for 2021

    News by Editorial Team 28 Oct 2020

    The agency has said that it won't increase employee 401(k) contribution limits for 2021.  In the coming year, the limit will remain at USD 19,500.  This year the limit was upped by USD 500. More and more employers are encouraging employees to streamline their retirement plans.

     

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  • Retailers are Training Employees to Manage Safety Protocols

    Retailers are Training Employees to Manage Safety Protocols

    News by Editorial Team 27 Oct 2020

    COVID-19 has birthed several health hazards for frontline retail workers. To address the same, the National Retail Federation (NRF) Foundation unveiled the launch of two new credentials in its RISE Up program — retail operations and customer conflict prevention. The first offers training on safety protocols, and the second trains retail workers on de-escalating issues.

     

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  • COVID has Shattered Career Plans of 2020 Graduates

    COVID has Shattered Career Plans of 2020 Graduates

    News by Editorial Team 27 Oct 2020

    This September, the US witnessed the highest unemployment rates for fresh graduates aged between 20 and 24. COVID-19 has derailed the career plans of many. The longer the young people are forced to delay their careers, the worse their prospects will be. A delay in starting careers also means a delay in accumulating wealth, getting married, or starting a family.

     

    read more at Bloomberg
  • Build Resilience and Trust Among Employees

    Build Resilience and Trust Among Employees

    News by Editorial Team 27 Oct 2020

    A recent report from Gartner says that compared to last year, the average employee's capacity to absorb change without becoming fatigued "has been cut in half" this year. Fewer employees are trusting their employers. Coaching, organizational trust, and team cohesion can help employees become more resilient.

     

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  • Tech Skills Shortage Turn Employers to Creative Hiring

    Tech Skills Shortage Turn Employers to Creative Hiring

    News by Editorial Team 23 Oct 2020

    A survey published by Consumer Technology Association says tech leaders are having a hard time finding the right talent. 80% need more employees with tech skills and 75% aren’t able to find candidates with the right skills and abilities.  Employers are introducing new programs like train-to-hire apprenticeships and bootcamps to expand their candidate pool. 

     

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  • Falling Unemployment Claims Aren't a Good News

    Falling Unemployment Claims Aren't a Good News

    News by Editorial Team 23 Oct 2020

    The latest numbers from the Labor Department indicate a significant decline in unemployment insurance. More than 1 million people have reportedly stopped collecting claims. One estimate says that about half the decline is due to other reasons. It has cited the shift to other programs for longer-term unemployment and dropping out of the labor force as potential reasons.

     

    read more at CNBC
  • Dillard's to Pay $900K to Resolve Discrimination Lawsuit

    Dillard's to Pay $900K to Resolve Discrimination Lawsuit

    News by Editorial Team 23 Oct 2020

    Dillard’s has agreed to pay $900,000 to settle a race discrimination lawsuit by the U.S. Equal Employment Commission (EEOC). The lawsuit alleged that Dillard’s failed "to promote African American employees based on race". The employer has also agreed to take several corrective actions including integration of new promotion policies, posts, and training.

     

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  • Walmart Worker's Suit Over FMLA Revived

    Walmart Worker's Suit Over FMLA Revived

    News by Editorial Team 22 Oct 2020

    Confusion over policies can land employers in legal trouble. A Walmart employee’s case has been revived citing contradictory directions over absence call-outs. The said employee was injured at the job and was communicating with an outside administrator. Later on she was fired for her absence. The employee has sued Walmart, alleging FMLA interference.

     

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  • Trouble Looms Over Exxon Mobil's US and Canada Staff

    Trouble Looms Over Exxon Mobil's US and Canada Staff

    News by Editorial Team 22 Oct 2020

    In a Wednesday email, the Exxon Mobil chief executive informed employees of upcoming job cuts. In his email to its 75,000-person workforce, CEO Darren Woods said the job cuts are part of a damage control plan unveiled this spring to redesign how Exxon works and to increase competitiveness. The company reportedly has been making losses for the past many months. 

     

    read more at Reuters
  • Men Likely to Replace Men in Upper Roles, says Visier

    Men Likely to Replace Men in Upper Roles, says Visier

    News by Editorial Team 22 Oct 2020

    75 percent of senior management openings vacated by men are filled by men. However, when a woman leaves a senior management role, the opportunity is evenly split between male and female successors. Women are more frequently replacing men in lower- and middle-management positions. The findings have been published by Visier.

     

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  • 2021 Pay Plans Are Grim, Reports Willis Towers Watson

    2021 Pay Plans Are Grim, Reports Willis Towers Watson

    News by Editorial Team 21 Oct 2020

    In a recent survey by Willis Towers Watson, more than one-third of U.S. employers said they have trimmed the projected salary increases for 2021. While many employers are expecting a return to normalcy in 2021, many others are rethinking their plans. Willis Towers Watson is an advisory firm.

     

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  • Lyra and Calm Team Up to Combat Stress with an App

    Lyra and Calm Team Up to Combat Stress with an App

    News by Editorial Team 21 Oct 2020

    Demand for mental health treatment upped during the COVID-19 pandemic. But there’s a widespread shortage of mental health professionals. Lyra and Calm, both start-ups, have teamed up to provide meditation, mindfulness, and sleep support through their app. Employers like Pinterest say mental health services are a popular benefit.

     

    read more at CNBC
  • More Women On Board Seats, Reports California Partners Project's

    More Women On Board Seats, Reports California Partners Project's

    News by Editorial Team 21 Oct 2020

    Inclusion of women in boards has increased significantly in the past few years, reports California Partners Project, a nonprofit. Less than 3 percent of public company boards have all male directors, compared to nearly 30 percent in 2018. A recent law requires individuals from "underrepresented communities" to have at least one seat on certain corporate boards by the end of 2021.

     

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  • Christina Hall Appointed as the First CHRO at Instacart

    Christina Hall Appointed as the First CHRO at Instacart

    News by Editorial Team 20 Oct 2020

    Instacart announced the addition of Christina Hall as the company's first chief human resources officer. The decision came in light of the growing demand for the company’s services. In March, the company launched 1,500 new locations and announced its plans to hire 300,000 new full-service shoppers. The extension was topped with additional 250,000 shoppers in April. 

     

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  • Target Announces Big Bonuses for Hourly Employees

    Target Announces Big Bonuses for Hourly Employees

    News by Editorial Team 20 Oct 2020

    Target joins the growing list of big-box retailers and grocers rewarding their employee efforts during the COVID period. In its latest announcement, the retailer committed to pay USD 200 holiday season bonuses to more than 350,000 employees who work at stores, distribution centers, and contact centers. Earlier this year, the retailer had upped its minimum wage to USD 15.

     

    read more at CNBC

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