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  •  SURVEY BRINGS OUT THE GOD FORSAKEN TRUTH AT NIKE

    SURVEY BRINGS OUT THE GOD FORSAKEN TRUTH AT NIKE

    News by Editorial Team 07 May 2018

    There’s enough literature to be found on Employee Engagement and its effectiveness, yet few adaptors. Perhaps this would help the cause. Women employees at Nike, who for long had been the subject of internally circulating sexual innuendos decided to shape their plight through a female-only survey. The result (once furnished to the CEO) – 6 high-profile male exits within the last one month.

     

    read more at Forbes
  • BIKING TO WORK WON’T BE THAT BENEFICIARY NOW!

    BIKING TO WORK WON’T BE THAT BENEFICIARY NOW!

    News by Editorial Team 04 May 2018

    The “Bicycle Commuter Act”, which allowed $20 worth of monthly qualified expenses has seen the sun set on itself for the last time. The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act has put a stop to the benefit until the year 2026. Yet, despite the issues legality, there are a few employer(s) who’ve committed to continue the reimbursements for their people.

     

    read more at Market Watch
  • COURT RULING SENDS CALIFORNIA GIG WORKERS PUNCHING IN THE AIR

    COURT RULING SENDS CALIFORNIA GIG WORKERS PUNCHING IN THE AIR

    News by Editorial Team 02 May 2018

    The Supreme Court of California, with its decision, might have put a dent deep into the pockets of the state’s employers. On Monday, the court decreed gig workers be categorized as employees if they perform usual business operations and the employer has “control over them”. The ruling shall take a 20-30 percent bite into the profits of the companies, who then may pass on the costs to the consumers.

     

    read more at The Guardian
  • AMBITIOUS US-HEALTHCARE UNDERTAKING, TO HIT THE ROAD THIS YEAR

    AMBITIOUS US-HEALTHCARE UNDERTAKING, TO HIT THE ROAD THIS YEAR

    News by Editorial Team 02 May 2018

    The National Institutes of Health have unveiled their plan to gather genetic information of a million people over the next decade. The scientific community, eager to utilize medical-advances for ethnic as well as sexual minorities, will strive to innovate precise medication as per the demographic. The due laurels of the program are to be showered on the Obama administration, which proposed the same in 2015. 

     

  • A PROGRAM LIKE NO OTHER FOR PART-TIMERS”, CLAIMS HY-VEE

    A PROGRAM LIKE NO OTHER FOR PART-TIMERS”, CLAIMS HY-VEE

    News by Editorial Team 02 May 2018

    The Super-market chain is introducing a benefits-program targeted at part-timers. The benefits-structure, which Hy-Vee claims are like no other, doesn’t fail to impress with coverages for the hospital, life and disability included. The entire initiative will be backed by the company’s Midwest Heritage Financial services arm along with the online health insurance distribution platform, Connecture. 

     

    read more at Super Market
  • CHINESE EMPLOYERS WANT TO HAVE THE LAST WORD ON YOUR THOUGHTS!

    CHINESE EMPLOYERS WANT TO HAVE THE LAST WORD ON YOUR THOUGHTS!

    News by Editorial Team 01 May 2018

    Streets laden with CCTV, AI-powered real-time surveillance insights and mandatory face scans to buy toilet paper. To this array of nerve-wracking supervisory controls, scientists have added an emotional surveillance technology, just in case. Once functional, the tech would be capable of detecting employee behaviors even sending people off-work, if required.

     

    read more at CSO
  • A SABBATICAL OR A CLASH OF EGOs?

    A SABBATICAL OR A CLASH OF EGOs?

    News by Editorial Team 01 May 2018

    It’s neither of the two, but a voluntary resignation for Whatsapp’s co-founder Jan Koum, who in his post on Facebook’s said he’s “taking time off to do things... outside of technology”. Although coming from the man himself, yet the words have proven insufficient to bury the rumors suggesting, there had been a clash over company’s future strategies.  

     

    read more at BBC
  • FACEBOOK’S SECURITY ENGINEER USED TO STALK WOMEN ONLINE, ALLEGEDLY

    FACEBOOK’S SECURITY ENGINEER USED TO STALK WOMEN ONLINE, ALLEGEDLY

    News by Editorial Team 01 May 2018

    Shocks keep coming thick-n-thin for Facebook. The latest is from a cyber-security firm founder Jackie Stokes, who alleges an engineer of the company of abusing his privileges & stalking the opposite sex. The timing couldn’t have been worse for Facebook’s who have been licking their wounds following Mark Zuckerburg’s public hearing. The matter having been reported to the social network, is being investigated.  

     

    read more at New York Post
  • IMPROVED GOOGLE SEARCH RESULTS – WHAT’S IN IT FOR YOU?

    IMPROVED GOOGLE SEARCH RESULTS – WHAT’S IN IT FOR YOU?

    News by Editorial Team 30 Apr 2018

    The search engine’s latest capabilities will allow users to browse through most-pertinent job listings on the homepage. Search criteria would require the term Jobs, to be followed by the name of the industry. In addition, netizens could hop-on to an advertised position customizing the filters on the Jobs page. The changes come on the back of a series of updates that have strong-armed website owners to follow ethical content practices.  

     

    read more at Live Mint
  • WHAT’S AN EMPLOYEE’S WELL-BEING WORTH?

    WHAT’S AN EMPLOYEE’S WELL-BEING WORTH?

    News by Editorial Team 27 Apr 2018

    If employers were to grope for an answer to this, they could perhaps avoid appearing on the “Dirty Dozen” list. The council that curates the ranking, gauges workplace safety measures. This years’ list has everyone frowning, as the likes of Amazon & Tesla have made the cut. While the management could excuse itself upon sharing the pedestal with LOWE’s & IHOP, it’s probably time to effectively work towards employee well-being.

     

    read more at Engadget
  • ORGANIZATION FIRES EMPLOYEE, THEN COMMITS THE SAME MISTAKE AS THE EMPLOYEE

    ORGANIZATION FIRES EMPLOYEE, THEN COMMITS THE SAME MISTAKE AS THE EMPLOYEE

    News by Editorial Team 26 Apr 2018

    Tracy Ryans worked at the Texas Health and Human Services Commission for 9 years. That was until March of this year when she was fired for allegedly failing to secure client data. However, her ex-employer did the same boo-boo when it dispatched a box full of customer information to Tracy’s address. Luckily, the latter isn’t rooting for wrongful termination and busy looking for a new start.

     

    read more at Texas Tribune
  • ONE SLIP, TOO COSTLY FOR TESCO

    ONE SLIP, TOO COSTLY FOR TESCO

    News by Editorial Team 26 Apr 2018

    The court ordered the retailer to pay Damien, an employee, a sum of €65,000, as the latter recuperates from a fractured elbow having slipped in the loo. The case calls into light a care-free attitude towards facility-management, wherein Tesco installed average tiles in restrooms, increasing the likelihood of slippages. The accident, waiting to happen, should push Tesco-authorities into ensuring better workplace safeguards. 

     

    read more at IrishTimes
  • JOSEPHINE TEO, TO TAKE OFFICE AS SINGAPORE’S NEW MANPOWER MINISTER

    JOSEPHINE TEO, TO TAKE OFFICE AS SINGAPORE’S NEW MANPOWER MINISTER

    News by Editorial Team 25 Apr 2018

    Singapore’s cabinet is being re-shuffled. The move which is designed to assert a younger POV (Point of View) will give chance to ministers of relatively young political representatives. One such face happens to be of Mrs. Josephine Teo, who’ll assume her duties as the country’s latest Minister of Manpower. Emptying the chair for her will be Mr. Lim Swee Say, having spent three years in the position.

     

    read more at Straits Times
  • MORE H-1B WORKERS TO MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN?

    MORE H-1B WORKERS TO MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN?

    News by Editorial Team 25 Apr 2018

    Quality may never come cheap, but talent certainly does! Which is why companies like Amazon, Google & Microsoft go headhunting abroad. In the last two years, the likes of such tech giants have been pushing for greater H-1B applications to pass through. Though foreign minds contribute significantly to innovation in the Americas, perhaps one ought to think of a large number of Americans vying for similar positions.

     

    read more at Business Insider 
  • VIRAL TWEETS, PROVE THE WORTH OF A PERSONALIZED CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE

    VIRAL TWEETS, PROVE THE WORTH OF A PERSONALIZED CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE

    News by Editorial Team 25 Apr 2018

    A deaf Uber drivers’ FYI-appeal to his riders, has caught the eye of the world. The cabbie named Onur had pinned a note, informing cab-takers of his impaired hearing until one of his customers shared its image on twitter. And the rest is history. The heart-melting one-pager, requesting people to feel comfortable in the car is winning people over as the re-tweets continue to pour in.

     
     

    read more at NDTV
  • THE RISING TIDE OF ALPHABET, EXCEEDS PROJECTIONS

    THE RISING TIDE OF ALPHABET, EXCEEDS PROJECTIONS

    News by Editorial Team 24 Apr 2018

    An upward Y-o-Y, no wonder Google’s parent company recorded an annual revenue, greater than the size of a few small economies. On top of adding a talent force of 5,000, the tech-giant boasted a revenue of $31.1 Billion within the first quarter. Alphabet now stands strong at 85,050 employees & if the signs are anything to go by, ‘tis just getting started.

     

    read more at Recode
  • $24.4 MILLION AS SALARY FOR NETFLIX’S CEO

    $24.4 MILLION AS SALARY FOR NETFLIX’S CEO

    News by Editorial Team 24 Apr 2018

    The entertainment company which has gotten people addicted to its productions surely knows how to keep its top dog happy. Reed Hastings, who prioritizes content over technology, was handsomely paid $24.4. million in 2017, pre-tax. The median employee compensation for the media company was more than $183,300 for the same year.

     

    read more at CNBC
  • 500 EMPLOYEES ASKED TO LEAVE, JUST LIKE THAT!

    500 EMPLOYEES ASKED TO LEAVE, JUST LIKE THAT!

    News by Editorial Team 23 Apr 2018

    One of the major employers in Morgantown city of West Virginia, Mylan Pharmaceuticals, went haywire with their laying-off spree. The company on Friday released as much as 500 employees quoting “regulatory expectations” as a pretext for “rightsizing” their manufacturing facility. Though the company would still be a source of livelihood for 3,000 people in Morgantown, the fate of those losing their job-status seems doomed for now.

     

    read more at The State Journal
  • IF EXECUTIVES GET FULL-PAID LEAVES, WHY CAN’T THE BOTTOM LINE?

    IF EXECUTIVES GET FULL-PAID LEAVES, WHY CAN’T THE BOTTOM LINE?

    News by Editorial Team 23 Apr 2018

    It’s fair, square and simple. Imagine if such were to be the demarcation between you and the top-executives of your company. This debate is a disappointing reality for many working at Walmart, some of whom got a chance to raise their voice at the Hypermarket’s annual investor meeting. The staff, represented by Ms Carolyn Davis, kept their case for fully compensated family leaves. 

     

    read more at Fortune
  • TRADE WAR OR NOT, IT’S HARD TO SHRUG-OFF AMERICANIZED PRODUCTS

    TRADE WAR OR NOT, IT’S HARD TO SHRUG-OFF AMERICANIZED PRODUCTS

    News by Editorial Team 20 Apr 2018

    China, which has in the past gone beyond rhetoric while punishing Japanese & South Korean companies, faces a tougher challenge with the USA. In the ongoing sledging between Beijing & Washington D.C, are sandwiched those who thank the American MNC’s for their bread-n-butter. Should there be a trade war, it’d be interesting to see the tolerance level of the People’s Republic, who might incur a greater casualty count.  (“eventually” would not go with “might”).

     

    read more at The New York Times

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