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  • Trump signs emergency coronavirus bill grants paid sick leave!

    Trump signs emergency coronavirus bill grants paid sick leave!

    News by Editorial Team 19 Mar 2020

    According to various media reports, US President Donald Trump signed an emergency bill to expand family and medical leave along with guaranteed paid sick leave for certain US workers. The bill was signed on Wednesday, 18 March 2020 and will also include workers who have been employed by private entities or even individuals who have the employment count of fewer than 500 employees. The bill will come into effect by 2 April 2020.

     

    read more at HRDIVE
  • US Airlines reduce workforce to cut cost & save for future!

    US Airlines reduce workforce to cut cost & save for future!

    News by Editorial Team 18 Mar 2020

    In another development related to the global spread of deadly coronavirus, the airline industry has taken a major hit fight back with reduction in its employees. The move initiated by American Airline Group Inc and Delta Air Lines Inc and reported by Reuters revealed a disturbing trend in the industry. As per these leading industries, airlines will take a longer time to bounce back, so they have to cut costs and reduce their workforce by either offering early retirement packages or unpaid leaves for 12 months with medical benefits.

     

    read more at Reuters
  • Medical marijuana laws subject employees to discrimination!

    Medical marijuana laws subject employees to discrimination!

    News by Editorial Team 18 Mar 2020

    Conflicting medical Marijuana of the state and Federal have exposed employees to open discrimination. The case came into light when Justin Wild was fired from his role because Wild had used marijuana as part of his cancer treatment. A lawsuit was filed by Wild alleging that his employer violated New Jersey’s Law Against Discrimination. The law protects employees with disabilities from discrimination. While the use of marijuana for medical purposes, federal law still opposes it and considers it illegal. Thus leaving the employees in a state of limbo.

     

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  • Amazon hires 100,000 employees as online demand surges!

    Amazon hires 100,000 employees as online demand surges!

    News by Editorial Team 17 Mar 2020

    In a recent announcement by Amazon.com Inc. on 16 March 2020, the organization stated it would be hiring about 100, 000 workers for warehouse and deliveries in the US. The organization revealed it would be to deal with the rising online orders, that have spurred up due to coronavirus lockdown, as consumers turned to online shopping to meet their needs during the crisis. Apart from Amazon, supermarkets chains had also hired new workers to fulfill the increasing demand. The retail giants are turning to workers who are out of the job due to coronavirus outbreak.

     

    read more at Reuters
  • Pros with work-from-home concept are more engaged: A study!

    Pros with work-from-home concept are more engaged: A study!

    News by Editorial Team 17 Mar 2020

    According to recent research by Forrester’s EX index, dated 4 March 2020, information professionals who are working from home frequently were more likely to be engaged in their professional responsibilities. The research offered an analysis of how technology played an important role in both employees’ experience and engagement. The study also revealed the flexibility to work from home with good conditions for staying focused on the work in hand offered a retreat for professionals from the regular distractions of an office environment.

     

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  • Oil companies mobilize health checks & remote work rules!

    Oil companies mobilize health checks & remote work rules!

    News by Editorial Team 16 Mar 2020

    The leading oil giants in the US, have taken their cue from other companies in the State and has imposed work-from-home rules for office staff. The major energy companies in the US have also started health checks for staff members who work remotely or who are at major health risks, as the deadly coronavirus spreads and threatens the entire industry reeling from falling oil demand and profits.

     

    read more at Reuters
  • Workplace culture needs more efforts: A study!

    Workplace culture needs more efforts: A study!

    News by Editorial Team 16 Mar 2020

    According to the recent study released by Emtrain dated 10 March 2020, the workplace culture in numerous organizations is still toxic despite the MeToo movement. The Emtrain Workplace Culture Report 2020 revealed some disturbing facts including the fact about employees about 83% of them will not report harassment even if they saw it. In addition, about 41% of workers don’t trust management to take the report seriously. The study had analyzed a dataset of about 2.5 million responses in which more than 40,000 employees had contributed.

     

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  • Google responds to COVID-19 encourages remote work!

    Google responds to COVID-19 encourages remote work!

    News by Editorial Team 16 Mar 2020

    Google, the tech giant, in a recent development, has encouraged its employees in North America, Europe, Africa, and the Middle East to work remotely beginning 12 March 2020. The organization in a mail, confirming the announcement, revealed the goal is to reduce the density of people in the offices. Google further stated as per the expert advice, this may slow the spread of COVID-19 confirmed the announcement in a mail to HR Dive. The organization also announced that hourly workers will be duly compensated for their stipulated hours.

     

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  • Twitter's 2020 diversity report shows promise!

    Twitter's 2020 diversity report shows promise!

    News by Editorial Team 13 Mar 2020

    The latest diversity report published by Twitter on Wednesday, revealed, for the sixth consecutive year, the majority of staff at the social media platform is white of Asian and skews male. According to the reports, the social platform has made good progress on its two-year diversity targets for women, black and Latin employees – meeting and in some cases even exceeding its goals.

     

    read more at Forbes
  • Reduce gender bias with anonymous recruitment apps!

    Reduce gender bias with anonymous recruitment apps!

    News by Editorial Team 13 Mar 2020

    According to a study published, last month revealed interesting facts. Removing gender references from scientific research applications ensured gender disparity as more women principal investigators were selected as compared to their male counterparts. The researches also scrutinized the application review process used by the Hubble Space Telescope Time Allocation Committee. The study concluded with the statement stating organizations should anonymize their recruitment process if they want to reduce gender disparity.

     

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  • Microsoft to pay hourly wages amidst coronavirus shutdown!

    Microsoft to pay hourly wages amidst coronavirus shutdown!

    News by Editorial Team 12 Mar 2020

    In a recent statement released by one of the tech giants Microsoft, dated 5 March 2020, it stated the organization will continue to pay hourly wages to its vendors even as Seattle employees work from home. The coronavirus outbreak has affected businesses in numerous organizations and Microsoft is one of them. While the need for hourly workers has reduced in Microsoft campuses, as employees are being encouraged to work from home, the organization has pledged to offer regular pay for the hourly workers regardless of whether they are offering full services or not.

     

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  • Tech workers enjoy substantial increase in pay!

    Tech workers enjoy substantial increase in pay!

    News by Editorial Team 12 Mar 2020

    According to the recent report by Payscale, dated 11 March, 2020, the annual wage growth range for high-performing tech workers is about 3.2%. The growth range has made tech workers some of the few to enjoy an annual wage growth higher than the average of 3%. The report also featured some of the jobs that have the lowest annual wage growth including HR at 1.2%, sales at 1.2% and marketing and advertising at about 1.7%. The report also threw light on some of the disturbing facts like jobs in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) positions were hard to fill.

     

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  • Bombardier CEO to resign from his position!

    Bombardier CEO to resign from his position!

    News by Editorial Team 12 Mar 2020

    In an internal statement released late Wednesday confirmed the resignation of chief executive officer Alain Bellemare. The statement also revealed Bellemare will be replaced by a former company executive and Hydro-Quebec CEO Eric Martel. Bellemare will step down from his current position after spending good five years at the organization when he took the top job in 2015. He has steered the organization through some of the biggest challenges including a brush with bankruptcy due to the costly C Series jet program.

     

    read more at Reuters
  • SAS Airline invites unions to discuss 20% pay cut!

    SAS Airline invites unions to discuss 20% pay cut!

    News by Editorial Team 11 Mar 2020

    In a recent development, SAS Airline SAS invited unions to discuss a 20% work and pay cut for all its employees, amidst its battle against the deadly coronavirus. The airline confirmed a slump in demand due to the COVID-19 breakout on Tuesday, 10 March 2020. The news was initially reported by Norwegian business daily DN citing an internal email circulated at the carrier. The airline co-owned by Sweden and Denmark revealed last week it was pursuing various measures to cut costs including hiring freeze. 

     

    read more at Reuters
  • Tata Steel Europe to slash 1,250 jobs amidst 'challenging circumstances'

    Tata Steel Europe to slash 1,250 jobs amidst 'challenging circumstances'

    News by Editorial Team 11 Mar 2020

    According to internal communication, chief executive officer Henrik Adam revealed Tata Steel Europe plans to cut about 1, 250 jobs as the company faces some ‘challenging circumstances’ and ‘needs urgent improvement in profitability.’ Adam in an internal memo revealed the seriousness of the organization’s financial situation and the urgent priority to improve the business performance and the cash position. In addition, to the job cuts, the organization will not replace employees who have left or retired.

     

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  • Coca-Cola to consider its wages across all the employees

    Coca-Cola to consider its wages across all the employees

    News by Editorial Team 11 Mar 2020

    According to the statement by the New York State Common Retirement Fund, revealed Coca-Cola will consider the wages it pays to all its employees when it will settle executive salaries, with an aim to bring them into closer alignment. The statement further revealed that following the agreement with the beverage giant, the fund has withdrawn a shareholder resolution against the organization.

     

    read more at Reuters
  • Hachette faces employees backlash with its publication decision

    Hachette faces employees backlash with its publication decision

    News by Editorial Team 06 Mar 2020

    The recent decision of Hachette to publish the autobiography of the Hollywood director Woody Allen has not gone down well with the employees. Dozens of Hachette employees staged a walkout of the company’s New York office on 5 March 2020, to protest against the company’s decision to publish Woody Allen’s autobiography. A Hachette imprint – Grand Central – announced this week it would publish the Hollywood director’s Apropos of Nothing on 7 April 2020. Grand Central acquired the rights to publish the book a year ago and have not yet disclosed the related financial terms.

     

    read more at The Guardian
  • Time-to-onboard for tech roles may reach 45 days!

    Time-to-onboard for tech roles may reach 45 days!

    News by Editorial Team 06 Mar 2020

    According to the recent survey results from HackerRank, the time-to-hire for tech positions may reach 45 days, especially for the recruiters at large companies. The study was shared with HR Dive via email and had about 5, 000 tech leaders as respondents, who examined key data points in the recruitment process like requisition load, a number of applications per posting, application pass-through rate along with phone screen pass-through rate. The study also revealed recruiters with more than 20 requisitions had an average time-to-onboard of 45 days.

     

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  • Kansas City learns to navigate war of talent!

    Kansas City learns to navigate war of talent!

    News by Editorial Team 06 Mar 2020

    Kansas City, Missouri, is learning the ropes to navigate the war for top talent in a tight labor market, as over 450 talent acquisition and HR leaders at the organizations like Cerner, Garmin, Hallmark, Sprint, H&R Block, Geico, and KPMG participated in TeamKC’s third annual Training Camp on 28 February 2020. The initiative was spearheaded by the Kansas City Area Development Council (KCADC) and was formed to build custom resources to elevate the region’s efforts to attract, retain and develop top talent. Currently, TeamKC serves a network of about more than 1,000 talent acquisition leaders and about 300 Kansas City area employers.

     

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  • Top French court gives Uber driver 'employee' status!

    Top French court gives Uber driver 'employee' status!

    News by Editorial Team 05 Mar 2020

    France’s top court in a recent ruling recognized the right of an Uber driver to be considered an employee. The ruling could upend the US firm’s business model and could potentially require the organization to pay more taxes and benefits like paid holidays. The decision by the Cour de Cassation could also affect France’s wider gig economy. The previous decision by the France’s top court was upheld saying the Uber driver doesn’t build his own clientele or set their own prices, which makes them a company subordinate.

     

    read more at Reuters

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