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  • U.K EMPLOYERS CALL FOR CHANGES IN IMMIGRATION REFORMS

    U.K EMPLOYERS CALL FOR CHANGES IN IMMIGRATION REFORMS

    News by Editorial Team 17 Jul 2019

    A coalition of British industry groups and education bodies has asked the next British prime minister to relax proposed reforms of the immigration system, Reuters reported. On Wednesday, the coalition started the #FullStrength campaign to lower the threshold salary from 30,000 pounds to 20,000 pounds. More than 60 percent of all jobs in the UK fall under a 30,000-pound salary threshold.

     

    read more at Reuters
  • WHOLE FOODS EMPLOYEES COMPLAIN ABOUT WORKING UNDER AMAZON

    WHOLE FOODS EMPLOYEES COMPLAIN ABOUT WORKING UNDER AMAZON

    News by Editorial Team 17 Jul 2019

    Whole Foods employees, now working under Amazon, say their working conditions have declined. Amazon bought Whole Foods in 2017.  A group of current and former Whole foods workers formed Whole Workers to push for improved working conditions. On June 21, in a mass mail, the group characterized Whole Food’s relationship with Amazon as a subordinate, where workers primarily see Amazon prime membership and deals.

     

    read more at The Guardian
  • AUTOMATION WILL DISPLACE WORKERS IN THE U.S.

    AUTOMATION WILL DISPLACE WORKERS IN THE U.S.

    News by Editorial Team 17 Jul 2019

    A new report from McKinsey says automation could widen geographic disparities across America’s local economies. The report analyzed 315 cities and 3,000 U.S. counties and found that 25 percent of workers in 512 counties can be displaced due to automation.  Of 512 counties, 429 counties are in rural areas. The impact of AI and automation on workers is inconclusive among experts.

     

    read more at HRDIVE
  • VALE TO PAY WORKERS AFFECTED BY DAM DISASTER

    VALE TO PAY WORKERS AFFECTED BY DAM DISASTER

    News by Editorial Team 16 Jul 2019

    On Monday, Vale, a Brazilian company, announced that it will pay USD106.52 million to the workers affected by rupture of a tailings dam. The accident took place in January and killed at least 240 people. The mining company will support affected individuals with job stability and other benefits for a certain period.  The company is taking USD 2.42 billion in write-downs.

     

    read more at Reuters
  • SOUTH KOREAN EMPLOYERS WILL FACE JAIL FOR DISMISSING HARASSED WORKERS

    SOUTH KOREAN EMPLOYERS WILL FACE JAIL FOR DISMISSING HARASSED WORKERS

    News by Editorial Team 16 Jul 2019

    New legislation in South Korea will incarcerate employers if they dismiss harassed employees, the Guardian reported. South Korean employers have been known to turn a blind eye to abusive perpetrators. Around two-thirds of South Korean workers have experienced harassment at work, according to a government report. The new legislation will imprison company owners to three years if found to demote or dismiss harassed workers.  

     

    read more at The Guardian
  • COMPANY CULTURE AND MISSION ARE IMPORTANT FACTORS FOR JOB SATISFACTION

    COMPANY CULTURE AND MISSION ARE IMPORTANT FACTORS FOR JOB SATISFACTION

    News by Editorial Team 16 Jul 2019

    Company culture and mission are more important to millennial workers than money, a new Glassdoor study found. 77 percent of people consider company culture and 56 percent give more importance to company culture than salary, the Glassdoor study, conducted among 5,000 adults, reported. Company’s mission is also an important job satisfaction factor; salary is a small part of it.

     

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  • AMAZON PLANS TO UPSKILL 100K U.S. EMPLOYEES

    AMAZON PLANS TO UPSKILL 100K U.S. EMPLOYEES

    News by Editorial Team 15 Jul 2019

    Amazon will invest USD700 million to train its employees for future jobs, the company announced on July 11.  The company will train its workers for both technical and non-technical jobs. The training program will include workers from corporate offices, fulfillment centers, retail stores, tech hubs, and a transportation network. Recent reports have predicted loss of jobs due to increased automation.

     

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  • THREE-QUARTERS OF HIRING MANAGERS ARE INDECISIVE

    THREE-QUARTERS OF HIRING MANAGERS ARE INDECISIVE

    News by Editorial Team 15 Jul 2019

    A new study conducted by Gartner says three-quarters of hiring managers are indecisive. This leads to lower-quality hires and longer time-to-fill rates. The study further found that decisive hiring managers hire 10 percent higher-quality candidates and 11 percent fewer lower-quality candidates than non-decisive managers. The time-to-fill rate is reduced by 17 percent if the hiring manager is decisive.

     

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  • U.S. LABOR SECRETARY RESIGNS

    U.S. LABOR SECRETARY RESIGNS

    News by Editorial Team 15 Jul 2019

    On Friday, President Donald Trump told the press that U.S. labor secretary has resigned. Patrick Pizzella will be acting secretary. Acosta was involved in a controversy over the handling of a case that involved Jeffrey Epstein during Acosta’s time as a federal prosecutor. Epstein was brought to court again after it was found that the plea between victims and him, violated the victim’s right.

     

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  • EXPAT BANKERS IN HONG KONG STRUGGLE TO FIND JOB

    EXPAT BANKERS IN HONG KONG STRUGGLE TO FIND JOB

    News by Editorial Team 12 Jul 2019

    Recent layoffs across banks in Hong Kong, has bankers struggling to find jobs, Bloomberg reported. Deutsche Bank AG’s and Nomura Holdings Inc.’s laying off, cost-cutting and increasing demand for Mandarin speakers have decreased opportunities for expats bankers in Hong Kong. Expensive rent and high cost of living in Hong Kong are forcing expat bankers to opt for lower-paying jobs or demotion.

     

    read more at Bloomberg
  • U.S. EMPLOYERS CHANGE THEIR UNIFORM CODE

    U.S. EMPLOYERS CHANGE THEIR UNIFORM CODE

    News by Editorial Team 12 Jul 2019

    Walmart updated the look of its iconic employee vests, the HR Dive reported. Now, the retail company allows its workers to wear more casual clothes, including jeans, to work. The company decided to make this change to make its workers feel more comfortable. Target and Goldman Sachs also relaxed their dress codes this year.

     

    read more at HRDIVE
  • AI WILL CREATE MORE JOBS

    AI WILL CREATE MORE JOBS

    News by Editorial Team 12 Jul 2019

    A new KPMG report says around 47 percent of HR leaders believe AI will create more jobs than it will replace. The report further added “successfully integrating human labor with AI”, will be a key challenge for employers. 42 percent of CEOs plan to upskill the majority of their employees in AI in the next three years, the report said.

     

    read more at HRDIVE
  • FOUR WOMEN CLAIM GENDER DISCRIMINATION AT THE WALT DISNEY

    FOUR WOMEN CLAIM GENDER DISCRIMINATION AT THE WALT DISNEY

    News by Editorial Team 11 Jul 2019

    On July 5, four women employees of The Walt Disney Co. joined a class-action lawsuit alleging gender pay gap at the company, a press release from the law firm Andrus Anderson LLP said. The suit alleges the company paid women less than men in similar roles. Lawyers from the law firm said women had “glowing performance reviews”. 

     

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  • BENEFITS DECREASE TURN OVER

    BENEFITS DECREASE TURN OVER

    News by Editorial Team 11 Jul 2019

    Increase in benefits plans decrease turnover among employers, reports Paycor. The data gathered by Paycor shows that the average turnover rate for employers with no benefits is 157%, while employers offering at least six benefit plans have a 138% decrease in turnover.  Workers value money above all and benefits come after compensation for employees, Paycor further concludes. 

     

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  • AGING WORKFORCE MAKE RETIREMENT FUZZIER

    AGING WORKFORCE MAKE RETIREMENT FUZZIER

    News by Editorial Team 11 Jul 2019

    Concept of retirement has become fuzzier, HR Dive reports. The decline of traditional pension plans, the upswing of defined contribution plans, increase in life expectancy, retirement plans define a certain retirement age. Most employees are not financially prepared to live on a retirement income. 52 percent of U.S. employees plan to postpone their retirement due to finances, Metlife reports in its annual study.

     

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  • BOMBARDIER INC. IS LAYING OFF HALF OF ITS EMPLOYEES AT THUNDER BAY PLANT

    BOMBARDIER INC. IS LAYING OFF HALF OF ITS EMPLOYEES AT THUNDER BAY PLANT

    News by Editorial Team 10 Jul 2019

    Bombardier Inc. is laying off half of its 1100 workers at its Thunder Bay, railway car plant, Bloomberg reported. The company announced on Tuesday that it will be winding down manufacturing of its Toronto Transit Commission Streetcars and Metrolinx GO transit rail cars by the end of this year.

     

    read more at Reuters
  • CALIFORNIA BANS EMPLOYEE POLICIES THAT DISCRIMINATE AGAINST NATURAL HAIR

    CALIFORNIA BANS EMPLOYEE POLICIES THAT DISCRIMINATE AGAINST NATURAL HAIR

    News by Editorial Team 10 Jul 2019

    On Wednesday, Gavin Newsom, Governor of California, passed a law banning policies that discriminate against natural hair. The law is called CROWN Act and follows the legislation passed by New York City which sets guidelines against workplace discrimination based on employees’ hairstyles. The Act expands to anti-discrimination law to include protections for all-natural hairstyles including twists and braids.

     

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  • FAULTY BELIEFS PERPETUATE INEQUITY IN GENDER PAY

    FAULTY BELIEFS PERPETUATE INEQUITY IN GENDER PAY

    News by Editorial Team 09 Jul 2019

    Currently, in the US workforce, the number of college-educated women is more than college-educated men, a Pew Research says.  It is the first time in the history of the U.S. workforce. At present, the US workforce has 29.5 million women and 29.3 million men with a bachelor’s degree. The increasing number of women in the workforce will reduce the gender pay gap, reports Forbes.

     

    read more at Forbes
  • U.S GAINS 224000 JOBS IN JUNE

    U.S GAINS 224000 JOBS IN JUNE

    News by Editorial Team 09 Jul 2019

    The U.S. Bureau of Statistics reported 224,000 job gains in June. This number is greater than May’s and April’s which were 72000 and 216000 respectively. Job growth across various industries is notable. This year the average employment growth dropped to 172,000 a month, which made industry experts predict economic slowdown. However, the latest figures from BLS say otherwise.

     

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  • AMAZON WORKERS PLAN TO STRIKE

    AMAZON WORKERS PLAN TO STRIKE

    News by Editorial Team 09 Jul 2019

    Amazon workers have planned to stage a strike at a fulfillment center in Minnesota, Bloomberg reported. The strike is planned for July 15 and would last for six hours. The workers demand the company to provide them permanent jobs and reduced productivity quotas at fulfillment centers. Workers also want to know the operations behind the company’s e-commerce business.

     

    read more at HRDIVE

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