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  • Employees predict work-from-home to become an accepted norm!

    Employees predict work-from-home to become an accepted norm!

    News by Editorial Team 23 Apr 2020

    According to a survey carried out by One Poll and Citrix between 2nd April and 14 April 2020, more than a third of employees expect their organizations to be more willing for remote work or work-from-home post the coronavirus crisis is over. With more than 28% of workers saying that they would look for jobs that would allow them to telecommute – the remote work arrangement gained popularity by both employees and employers alike.

     

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  • Lead with empathy to fight financial downturn – Mercer!

    Lead with empathy to fight financial downturn – Mercer!

    News by Editorial Team 23 Apr 2020

    Mercer, in an email, sent to HR Drive dated 20 April 2020, stated that the effective management of the short-term effects of a financial downturn due to the coronavirus pandemic could give companies more options while controlling the long-term effects. The email stated that the employers who led with empathy and economics would be rewarded with employees’ loyalties.

     

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  • Employers look up to state authorities for timelines to reopen!

    Employers look up to state authorities for timelines to reopen!

    News by Editorial Team 23 Apr 2020

    According to the Challenger, Gray & Christmas survey released 20 April 2020, HR executives would wait for guidelines from state and local authorities regarding the reopening decisions of the worksites. The survey report featured that about 13% of respondents revealed they would follow the federal government’s lead regarding the reopening of the worksites. The other 66% of the respondents said they would make decisions based on state and local government information.

     

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  • JP Morgan to bring employees back to office in phases!

    JP Morgan to bring employees back to office in phases!

    News by Editorial Team 22 Apr 2020

    The internal memo released by the largest US lender on Tuesday informed that it would bring its thousands of employees back to work in phases. The employees have been working from home for more than five weeks. JPMorgan would be the first large bank to announce steps that indicated returning to normalcy as the debate heats up over the reopening of the US economy post the coronavirus pandemic brought everything to a standstill and rendered a record 22 million jobless.

     

    read more at Reuters
  • Amazon staff step-up to raise safety concerns during pandemic!

    Amazon staff step-up to raise safety concerns during pandemic!

    News by Editorial Team 22 Apr 2020

    In a recent development related to coronavirus pandemic, a US labor and activist coalition revealed employees of Amazon – the online retail giant would take off from work on Tuesday to bring attention to the unsafe conditions at warehouses during COVID-19 pandemic. The coalition also revealed that there would have more than 350 Amazon staff members from 40 facilities. Amazon has faced numerous worker protests and demands by unions to close down warehouses during the pandemic.

     

    read more at Reuters
  • Employers expand telebehavioral health efforts for employees!

    Employers expand telebehavioral health efforts for employees!

    News by Editorial Team 22 Apr 2020

    According to Willis Towers Watson's survey results released 10 April 2020, employers are increasing their efforts to keep employees healthy during the global pandemic – coronavirus. About 86% of the employers surveyed revealed their efforts to promote the use of telemedicine, nurse lines, and virtual healthcare visits. The survey also reported that about 58% of the employers have increased their access to telebehavioral health. In addition, about 41% of the employers surveyed said they would waive out-of-pocket treatment costs for employees who contract the virus.

     

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  • Meredith Corp slashes pay for about 60% of employees!

    Meredith Corp slashes pay for about 60% of employees!

    News by Editorial Team 21 Apr 2020

    Meredith Corp – the owner of People Magazine – has announced a temporary salary cut for its about 60% of employees and pause in dividends. The decision came on the heels when advertising revenue has taken a hit during the coronavirus pandemic. Meredith would be the latest media company to join the elite list of Gannett Co Inc and McClatchy Co who have announced pay cuts for their employees.

     

    read more at Reuters
  • No 'hazard' pay on offer for on-site employees working during coronavirus!

    No 'hazard' pay on offer for on-site employees working during coronavirus!

    News by Editorial Team 21 Apr 2020

    In a recent survey carried out by HR association, WorldatWork majority of employers about 65% of the 1,510 employers surveyed revealed their organizations do not plan to offer incentives or even bonuses like ‘hazard’ or ‘battle’ pay to the employees who are relentlessly working on-site during the COVID-19 pandemic. The survey results were published on 9 April 2020. The survey report also stated healthcare and retail workers were more likely to receive such type of pay.

     

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  • EEOC weighs in on employers to ask COVID related symptoms!

    EEOC weighs in on employers to ask COVID related symptoms!

    News by Editorial Team 21 Apr 2020

    According to the recently updated guidance guide by the US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) employers would be able to ask employees about potential coronavirus symptoms. The guide also featured the clause that employers would be able to take the temperatures of the workers if certain rules are followed. The guidance also carried a gentle reminder about federal equal employment opportunity laws, including the Americans with Disabilities Act still in force even as the nation grappled with a global pandemic.

     

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  • HR platform to bridge unemployment and recruitment gap

    HR platform to bridge unemployment and recruitment gap

    News by Editorial Team 20 Apr 2020

    In response to the rising unemployment rate among the US citizens, the CHROs at Accenture, Lincoln Financial Group, ServiceNow and Verizon designed a free platform that would connect furloughed or laid-off employees with employers who are hiring these individuals. According to the announcement made by Accenture, dated 14 April 2020, the initiative – titled People + Work Connect – was designed to address the rising demand of unemployed professionals owing to the coronavirus pandemic.

     

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  • Remote teams could become a norm post pandemic: Gartner!

    Remote teams could become a norm post pandemic: Gartner!

    News by Editorial Team 20 Apr 2020

    According to a report by Gartner Inc published on 14 April 2020, it is revealed telework would become a workplace standard for numerous companies due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The report also stated that remote teams would become more commonplace post the pandemic passes. The report also shared that about 50% of the organization represented in the survey of HR leaders revealed that about 81% or more of their employees are working from home.

     

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  • Citigroup delays summer internship dates; pays interns for delays!

    Citigroup delays summer internship dates; pays interns for delays!

    News by Editorial Team 20 Apr 2020

    In an internal announcement made by Citigroup, it was revealed the company would continue with its summer analyst internship program despite the impact of coronavirus. In a letter sent to the interns, the bank said that it would delay the start dates to 6 July 2020, however, the interns would still receive their 10 weeks’ pay during the delay. It was also noted that the bank considered the option of virtual delivery. The letter also stated those interning for programs based in New York, London, Hong Kong, Singapore, and Tokyo would receive a full-time offer from the bank upon the successful graduation.

     

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  • CFOs expect more layoffs during coronavirus pandemic!

    CFOs expect more layoffs during coronavirus pandemic!

    News by Editorial Team 17 Apr 2020

    According to the survey report by PwC, chief financial officers in the wake of coronavirus pandemic, have increasingly been expecting layoffs. The initial report that had come out at the end of March featuring a survey of CFOs in the US and Mexico revealed that about only 16% of CFOs expected layoffs. But with the recent report released on 13 April 2020, there has been a significant increase in the percentage (about 26%) of CFOs who anticipated layoffs in the US and Canada.

     

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  • Facebook cancels planned-company events till June 2021!

    Facebook cancels planned-company events till June 2021!

    News by Editorial Team 17 Apr 2020

    In a recent announcement made by Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg stated that the company is canceling all its planned physical events until June 2021. Zuckerberg said all the events with 50 or more attendees will be canceled till next year June. He also said that the company would require a majority of employees to work from home till the end of May 2020. The announcement came two days after California Governor Gavin Newsom revealed a six-point outline of what the state would consider before it slowly re-opens businesses, schools, and other day-to-day activities.

     

    read more at Forbes
  • United Airline cuts down flight schedules for May by 90%

    United Airline cuts down flight schedules for May by 90%

    News by Editorial Team 16 Apr 2020

    United Airline Holdings Inc on Wednesday announced that it has slashed its flight schedule by almost 90% for the month of May. The announcement also stated that similar cuts will be done for the month of June as well as owing to coronavirus pandemic. The airline also added that with travel demand going all-time low with no signs of improvement, there can be a likelihood of job cuts as well.

     

    read more at Reuters
  • Best Buy furloughs 51,000 hourly store employees in the US!

    Best Buy furloughs 51,000 hourly store employees in the US!

    News by Editorial Team 16 Apr 2020

    The recent announcement made by the organization Best Buy revealed that it will furlough about 51,000 hourly store employees in the US. The announcement that was made on Wednesday also stated the drop in sales of about 5% in the first two months of the current quarter, as the electronics retailer has shut its stores due to the global pandemic. Some corporate employees are also expected to participate in voluntary reduced workweeks and furloughs.

     

    read more at Reuters
  • Google to slow recruitment process in 2020!

    Google to slow recruitment process in 2020!

    News by Editorial Team 16 Apr 2020

    In a recent internal memo released by Google on Wednesday, the chief executive officer Sundar Pichai addressing the staff members revealed that Google will slow down its hiring process in 2020. The memo also revealed the further plans of maintaining the momentum in small measures in a strategic area and onboarding the many people who have been hired but have not started.

     

    read more at Reuters
  • Zoom and Google hangouts banned by Standard Chartered Bank!

    Zoom and Google hangouts banned by Standard Chartered Bank!

    News by Editorial Team 15 Apr 2020

    In an internal memo shared by Standard Chartered Bank, the chief executive officer Bill Winters had sent a message to all the staff members strictly ordering them to stay away from Zoom and Google hangouts amid cybersecurity concerns during coronavirus outbreak. The memo stated that neither of the services was highly encrypted to maintain the security levels required by the global bank.

     

    read more at Reuters
  • One-click applications for women candidates!

    One-click applications for women candidates!

    News by Editorial Team 15 Apr 2020

    An online career community for women – Fairygodboss – announced two new features in April to fight the job search difficulties. The community stated that the new features will aid their audience who may be experiencing difficulties in looking for a job amid the global pandemic. According to the announcement, the ability to complete ‘one-click’ applications with 12 companies actively looking to increase female representation in their organization. The company also launched a free platform for women professionals to let recruiters know about their availability.

     

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  • HR professionals can now optimize interns' onboarding!

    HR professionals can now optimize interns' onboarding!

    News by Editorial Team 15 Apr 2020

    In a recent development on onboarding experience, experts suggested that the program should cover at least the first 90 days of employment. However, the internships usually don’t last that long. So HR professionals world over have crafted three steps to optimize the onboarding experience of interns. 

     

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