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  • Microsoft urges employees to work from amidst CONVID 19 scare!

    Microsoft urges employees to work from amidst CONVID 19 scare!

    News by Editorial Team 05 Mar 2020

    As the fear of coronavirus escalates, Microsoft Corp joins the league of other US-based companies asking employees to work from home in order to limit the exposure to the coronavirus. Microsoft has urged its numerous employees working in the Seattle region near its headquarters and the San Francisco Bay Area to work from home until 25 March 2020.

     

    read more at Reuters
  • Diversity & inclusivity not top strategic priority for leaders!

    Diversity & inclusivity not top strategic priority for leaders!

    News by Editorial Team 05 Mar 2020

    According to the latest research by Accenture "Getting to Equal 2020: The Hidden Value of Culture Makers," dated 4 March 2020, it was found out while both leaders and employees value workplace culture, there is a disconnect when it comes to culture perception. The global survey wherein about more than 30,000 professionals in 28 countries had contributed revealed diversity and inclusion was not a top strategic priority for the majority of employers due to misconception of favorable company culture.

     

    read more at HRDIVE
  • Twitter strongly encourages employees to work from home!

    Twitter strongly encourages employees to work from home!

    News by Editorial Team 04 Mar 2020

    The recent Coronavirus scare has led to social media giants Twitter, Facebook and other high-profile employers to restrict the employees’ movement including aspiring candidates in order to contain the spreading of COVID-19. Twitter, in its official announcement on 1 March 2020, revealed the suspension of all non-critical business travel and events. It has also strongly encouraged employees to work from home in an effort to lower the probability of spread.

     

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  • New L&D programs to be launched in 2020!

    New L&D programs to be launched in 2020!

    News by Editorial Team 04 Mar 2020

    According to LinkedIn’s 2020 Workplace Learning Report, dated 3 March 2020, it was revealed there’s an upskilling and reskilling revolution coming in the next there to five years. According to the report, it was found about 51% of learning and development (L&D) professionals were planning to launch new upskilling programs in 2020 and in the next decade, the report revealed, digital transformation and automation were expected to have a greater impact on the global workforce.

     

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  • Indeed's best job positions peppered with tech roles!

    Indeed's best job positions peppered with tech roles!

    News by Editorial Team 04 Mar 2020

    The yearly ranking of best jobs’ edition Best Jobs of 2020, from the jobs site Indeed is peppered with tech positions. The list shared had eight tech jobs that found their place in the top 15, as compared to the last year’s ranking where only six tech jobs made it to the top. Software architect ranks number 1, with full stack developer ranking at number 2 and development operations (DevOps) engineer at number five. According to the list, the demand for data scientists has given the role a significant boost and it jumped from last year's position at number 22 to No 8.

     

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  • Difficult interview process leads to more job acceptance!

    Difficult interview process leads to more job acceptance!

    News by Editorial Team 03 Mar 2020

    According to the latest study by Glassdoor threw light on an interesting fact. Candidates especially millennials and Gen Z responded better to the difficult interview process as compared to an easy one. The study also revealed that candidates were rejecting job offers at a speedy rate with rejection rates at their peak in five years. It also stated that the general rejection rate hovered around 17.3% and candidates in professional & technical industries rejected the job offers at a rate of 19.4%. The research concluded the trend confirmed conventional wisdom on the increasing competition for talent.

     

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  • Harley-Davidson initiates search for new CEO!

    Harley-Davidson initiates search for new CEO!

    News by Editorial Team 03 Mar 2020

    In a recent statement issued by the company, it was revealed Harley-Davidson is on the lookout for a new leader to rev up the declining sales at the iconic American motorcycle maker. The search started as the company started rolling out its new products. The company is also searching for the new leader, with the current chief executive officer Matt Levatich stepped down unexpectedly on 28 February 2020. Levatich resigned from his post a 26-year stint at Harley-Davidson including five years as the CEO.

     

    read more at Fortune
  • Working families struggle to make ends meet!

    Working families struggle to make ends meet!

    News by Editorial Team 03 Mar 2020

    The recent panel discussion in Washington Post live on Working Families: The Cost of the American Dream threw light on how the rising cost of childcare, ineffective parental leave policies and even pay disparities made it difficult for working families to meet their ends. The experts at the panel discussion, which was a healthy mix of academics, government officials and advocacy organization leaders, addressed the various problems facing the families and the possible solutions.

     

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  • Employers to expand paid leave benefits despite reservations!

    Employers to expand paid leave benefits despite reservations!

    News by Editorial Team 02 Mar 2020

    According to the survey carried out by the National Business Group on Health’s 2020 Large Employers’ Leave Strategy and Transformation Survey, employers would be expanding paid leave benefits keeping in mind both eligibility and qualification reasons for the same. The survey that had about 113 large employers contributing to it, revealed in 2019 about 30% of employers had added new leave programs, around 12% had expanded their eligibility criteria and about 24% of them increased the length of available leaves. The research also cited various reasons for the same – retention and engagement being the top two.

     

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  • GM to add 1,200 workers at its Michigan plants!

    GM to add 1,200 workers at its Michigan plants!

    News by Editorial Team 02 Mar 2020

    In a company announcement made by General Motors Co, the plans for hiring about 1,200 more workers for its two plants at Lansing in Michigan. The hiring is because of the increasing demand for the company’s mid-sized sport utility vehicles. According to the statement released the automaker giant also plans to add a third shift and about 800 workers at its Lansing Delta Township plant – building ground of the Chevrolet Traverse and Buick Enclave SUVs.

     

    read more at Bloomberg
  • Young ethnic minority professionals fight job unstability!

    Young ethnic minority professionals fight job unstability!

    News by Editorial Team 02 Mar 2020

    In a recent study released by the Carnegie Trust, University College London’s Center for Longitudinal Studies and Operation Black Vote revealed young ethnic minorities were at a greater risk of being in unstable employment. According to the research, the minority group has about 47% more likely to be on a zero-hours contract. The study also revealed the ethnic minority group would have about 4% fewer chances to have a permanent job. The researchers had compared the young professionals about 25 years in England.

     

    read more at BBC
  • Pay disparity increases with specialization: MIT Study!

    Pay disparity increases with specialization: MIT Study!

    News by Editorial Team 28 Feb 2020

    The recent study by MIT Sloan School of Management revealed that employees who performed distinctive tasks earned about 5% more than them in the same organization and in the same job. The study also revealed the pay differential could contribute to pay inequality. According to the study, as the job evolves and employees who perform unique tasks command higher salaries thus giving rise to more pay disparity.

     

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  • Cathay Pacific feels coronavirus' brunt; workers take unpaid leave!

    Cathay Pacific feels coronavirus' brunt; workers take unpaid leave!

    News by Editorial Team 28 Feb 2020

    In an internal memo, Cathay Pacific Airways Ltd. – the Hong Kong-based airline revealed more than 25,000 employees have taken unpaid leaves. The scenario underlines the depth of troubles within the airline, as it struggles against coronavirus. CEO Augustus Tang said Cathay’s challenges ‘remain acute’ and thanked employees for their support. Cathay Pacific, this month, had asked about 33,000 of its workers to take three weeks off between March 1 and June 30.

     

    read more at Fortune
  • Decline in employment for employees with disabilities: UNH report!

    Decline in employment for employees with disabilities: UNH report!

    News by Editorial Team 28 Feb 2020

    According to the recent research from the University of New Hampshire’s Institute on Disability, dated 25 February 2020, it was revealed there has been a slow-down in the employment growth rate for the employees with disabilities. The report said workers with disabilities ‘were left behind’ even as workplace diversity was on the rise. According to the report, the national disability employment rate rose about 37.6% in 2020 as compared to 37% in 2019 representing substantially slowed growth as compared to recent years.

     

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  • Organizations fight coronavirus, send workers home!

    Organizations fight coronavirus, send workers home!

    News by Editorial Team 27 Feb 2020

    As the deadly coronavirus spreads in Europe and Asia, companies take drastic measures to contain the breakout in their premises. According to the various media reports in Europe and Asia, organizations in Europe have announced corporate emergency and have put the plans into action. The plans forced employees to work remotely with other businesses refining their protocols to prepare themselves for the oncoming disease.

     

    read more at New York Times
  • Tech adoption in HR remains a hurdle!

    Tech adoption in HR remains a hurdle!

    News by Editorial Team 27 Feb 2020

    In a recent survey conducted by Green Circle Life, wherein workers and HR professionals contributed, it was revealed technology plays an important role in improving its HR services. The survey report also found out that more than half about 53% of respondents were generally happy with the HR services and the benefits offered to them. The survey also revealed the top utilization strategies of employers. It was found about 27% of them admitted that they use an integrated HRIS and benefits enrollment platform to encourage employees to learn about and use their benefits.

     

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  • Employees lack knowledge to address health concerns!

    Employees lack knowledge to address health concerns!

    News by Editorial Team 27 Feb 2020

    According to a recent survey from Aetna International, it was found out workers worried about their health and well-being. The survey also revealed a lack of specific knowledge related to their health status and motivation to change poor behaviors and shift to a healthy lifestyle. The survey had about over 4,000 workers and 1,000 HR directors from the UK, the US, the UAE, and Singapore. The report revealed that about a quarter of respondents were worried about their health but were afraid to go for a health check-up.

     

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  • NLRB confirms joint employer rule!

    NLRB confirms joint employer rule!

    News by Editorial Team 26 Feb 2020

    According to the statement from the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) dated 25 February 2020, the NLRB on 26 February would publish a final rule updating its joint employer standard. The statement revealed the final rule would state that an entity would be considered a joint employer of a separate employer’s employees only if it possesses and exercises substantial direct and immediate control over the employees’ essential – like wages, benefits, hours of work, – terms of employment. According to NLRB, the new rule would take effect on 27 April.

     

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  • Salesforce co-CEO withdraws from the position!

    Salesforce co-CEO withdraws from the position!

    News by Editorial Team 26 Feb 2020

    In a recent announcement by Salesforce.com on 24 February 2020 revealed Keith Block has stepped down from his position as co-chief executive officer. The move ensured Marc Benioff as the sole CEO of the organization and has brought the company shares down by about 3% in extended trading. Block was seen as a potential successor to Benioff who founded the organization in 1999.

     

    read more at Reuters
  • ML& AI spark interest but pace is slow!

    ML& AI spark interest but pace is slow!

    News by Editorial Team 26 Feb 2020

    According to a report by O’Reilly on 18 February 2020, the interest in machine learning and artificial intelligence grew last year in 2019, however, the rate of growth was slow as compared to 2018. The report revealed in 2019, there was about a 7% increase in the interest, which was about half the growth rate in 2018.  

     

    read more at HRDIVE

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