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  • Unemployment leads Men to dive into women-dominated industries

    Unemployment leads Men to dive into women-dominated industries

    News by Editorial Team 09 Dec 2019

     A study published in Social Science Research Journal says the contraction of certain male-dominated industries may be driving men into female-dominated industries. When men move into female-dominated field fields their wages increase by 3.8% on average. Female HR managers on average earn $91,981 a year, while male counterparts earn $103, 644 on average. Considering this shift,  the HR department may see an impact, the study said.

     

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  • Nissan plans to furlough workers

    Nissan plans to furlough workers

    News by Editorial Team 06 Dec 2019

    Nissan’s North American office announced that it will furlough all workers on Jan2 and Jan3 as sales continue to decline. Further, the company plans to cut employee expenses in half, Jose Valls, Nissan North American Chairman said in a memo. Workers in the Nashville, Smyrna, and Decherd, Tenn., and Canton, Miss. will be affected. Nissan has been in turmoil since the arrest of Carlos Ghosn. 

     

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  • Talent shortage will define next-gen tech pros

    Talent shortage will define next-gen tech pros

    News by Editorial Team 06 Dec 2019

    More than half (59%) of technology professionals are optimistic that technological advancements will change their careers in the next decade, an ISACA survey says. The survey conducted among 5,000 business technology professionals expressed concern about the skills gap in cybersecurity; with only 18% of professionals saying the skills gap in cybersecurity will be completely or partly filled.  

     

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  •  Workers Union files complaint against Google

    Workers Union files complaint against Google

    News by Editorial Team 06 Dec 2019

    The communications Workers of America union filed a federal labor charge against Alphabet Inc’s Google on Thursday. The complaint accused the company of unlawfully firing four employees to deter workers from engaging in union activities, Reuters reports. National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) will investigate the case and see whether Google violated the four individuals’ right to collectively raise concerns.

     

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  • Carmakers cut jobs as electric era upends the industry

    Carmakers cut jobs as electric era upends the industry

    News by Editorial Team 05 Dec 2019

    Carmakers will eliminate more than 80,000 jobs during the coming years, data compiled by Bloomberg News says. Daimler AG and Audi announced nearly 20,000 job cuts in just the past week. Reportedly, automakers are facing challenges due to trade tensions and tariffs, forcing them to reassess their workforce in the era of electrification, autonomous driving, and ride-on-demand services.

     

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  • Banking regulator rebukes Wells Fargo HR department

    Banking regulator rebukes Wells Fargo HR department

    News by Editorial Team 05 Dec 2019

    A U.S banking regulator rebuked Wells Fargo’s HR department for the backlog of employee complaints and compensation structures, the Wall Street Journal reported on Wednesday. Reportedly, the regulator had asked the bank to address issues related to thousands of employee complaints and an inadequate policy for clawing back compensation from executives and poor control around pay.   

     

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  • HR pros should focus on skill development in 2020

    HR pros should focus on skill development in 2020

    News by Editorial Team 05 Dec 2019

    A Gartner research says HR professionals will have to focus on developing employee skills to help their organizations grow in 2020. The report further said that automation and digitalization are changing the skills required for success. Thus, HR professionals will need to partner with managers and business leaders to address emerging needs in terms of skills, Gartner noted.

     

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  • Larry Page and Sergey Brin to step down

    Larry Page and Sergey Brin to step down

    News by Editorial Team 04 Dec 2019

    Larry Page and Sergey Brin, CEO and President respectively of Google’s parent company Alphabet Inc, are stepping down from their positions. Reportedly, Sundar Pichai, Google’s CEO, will manage both Alphabet and Google under one role. The alphabet was created in October 2015 to manage ventures outside Google’s main search business. Pichai has been leading Google for more than four years.

     

    read more at The Guardian
  • Worker confidence increases

    Worker confidence increases

    News by Editorial Team 04 Dec 2019

    A quarterly survey of US employees published by HRO Today Magazine and outsourcing firm Yoh found that worker confidence increased to a record high in the third quarter of 2019. The National Worker Confidence Index recorded an 11.8-point increase in employee confidence from Q2 2019 to touch 116.7 in Q3 2019, following a previous record high set in the first quarter of the year.

     

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  • Learning spending is increasing

    Learning spending is increasing

    News by Editorial Team 04 Dec 2019

    Employers spent $1,299 per employee in 2018 on learning programs, slightly higher than in 2017, according to the Association for Talent Development’s industry benchmarking report. Workers spent 34 hours of formal learning, equivalent to about four eight-hour workdays, consistent with previous years. Traditional live classroom learning is still popular, the report noted. Employers are serious about learning initiatives.

     

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  • Mercedes-Benz plans to cut 10,000 jobs

    Mercedes-Benz plans to cut 10,000 jobs

    News by Editorial Team 03 Dec 2019

    Mercedes-Benz and Audi announced plans to cut nearly 20,000 jobs, according to a Bloomberg report. Reportedly, decreasing profit margins due to growing investment in electric and self-driving vehicles have led Mercedes maker Daimler AG to cap off a personnel haul and eliminate more than 10,000 jobs worldwide. About 150,000 jobs in the German auto sector might be at risk in the coming years, according to Bloomberg.

     

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  • Holiday season hiring is stressful

    Holiday season hiring is stressful

    News by Editorial Team 03 Dec 2019

    A survey conducted by Adobe among 250 HR professionals and 1,000 US consumers cited holiday seasonal hiring as the most stressful recruiting period. Nearly 80% of HR respondents said the time taken to onboard new staff challenges them, while 72% struggle with handling the paperwork. About 86% of seasonal hires felt switching from a paper-based process to online signatures would make the onboarding process more efficient.

     

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  • Bad candidate experiences chase away job seekers

    Bad candidate experiences chase away job seekers

    News by Editorial Team 03 Dec 2019

    A PwC survey says nearly half of job seekers have turned down an offer because of bad candidate experiences. The survey further found that candidates would discourage family or friends from applying for a job with a company because of a bad experience with the company’s recruiters. Employers can use tech tools to streamline interaction with candidates, recommend PwC.

     

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  • Older workers are willing to work for less

    Older workers are willing to work for less

    News by Editorial Team 02 Dec 2019

    A survey of 1,000 full-time US workers across generations revealed that older workers are willing to work for less. One of the most common misconceptions about older workers is their expectation for higher salaries, Forbes says. There is a good reason why an older person might make less than someone younger, writes an author on HBR.

     

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  • Organizations with diverse boards experience market penalties

    Organizations with diverse boards experience market penalties

    News by Editorial Team 02 Dec 2019

    A study published in Organization Science says firms that have gender-diverse boards experience market penalties. Firms that increased the number of female executives on their boards witnessed a decrease in their market value. “Female representation on a firm’s board may send a negative signal to the market regarding a firm’s commitment to shareholder value maximization,” the study further said.

     

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  • Progressive employers make forms gender-inclusive

    Progressive employers make forms gender-inclusive

    News by Editorial Team 29 Nov 2019

    “Companies that are more diverse and inclusive perform at a higher level, are more innovative and are successful at attracting and retaining employees”, says Tao Leung, counsel at Hogan Lovells. However, employers are falling short in their diversity and inclusion efforts. Many employment forms ask employees to designate whether they are male or female, rather than making their forms gender-inclusive.

     

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  • Holiday season is stressful for workers

    Holiday season is stressful for workers

    News by Editorial Team 29 Nov 2019

    A new report from BBC suggests workers at Amazon fulfillment center are burdened with work during Christmas. Amazon, however, claims it pays industry-leading wages to its workers and the working conditions at its warehouses are very good. Meanwhile, employees at Facebook are worried about being fired. The company, however, paints a different picture.  

     

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  • Demand for LMS increases among employers

    Demand for LMS increases among employers

    News by Editorial Team 29 Nov 2019

    A Nov.20 study by Research and Markets says employers’ increased focus on continuous learning is driving demand for learning management systems. Organizations of different sizes have started using the corporate learning management system as a tool for employee training, employee orientation knowledge retention, and other multiple uses, the study said. Employers are using LMS for skills gap assessment, gamification of training, and personalization of learning.

     

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  • Tata steel grapples with workers' union

    Tata steel grapples with workers' union

    News by Editorial Team 28 Nov 2019

    After announcing layoff plans on Nov.18, Tata Steel Europe, on Wednesday, said it had begun talks with its workers on a “transformation program” that involves 3,000 job cuts. This move has sparked anger in union leaders. Reuters reports the company plans to lay off 1600, 1000, and 350 people in Netherlands, Britain, and elsewhere respectively.

     

    read more at Reuters
  • Employers are emphasizing cognitive diversity

    Employers are emphasizing cognitive diversity

    News by Editorial Team 28 Nov 2019

    Hiring managers are prioritizing shared values, similar backgrounds, and even chemistry with themselves over specific job skills while hiring employees, defeating the purpose of hiring for diversity and inclusion. “Demographic diversity is necessary, but not sufficient for the diversity of thought”, says Tom Schoenfelder who holds a Ph.D. and works as principal scientist at the employment-assessment firm, Caliper. Along with demographics, companies should look for “experiences, strengths, backgrounds, and perspectives". 

     

    read more at Fortune

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