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  • Internship offers decline as focus is on jobs – Glassdoor!

    Internship offers decline as focus is on jobs – Glassdoor!

    News by Editorial Team 01 May 2020

    According to Glassdoor – online job board and employer review website – COVID-19 has severely impacted the internship offerings in the industries like travel and tourism. Glassdoor in its report dated 28 April 2020 revealed since 9 March 2020, there has been a major decline in internship postings by companies as compared to job opportunities. The report also revealed that till 13 April 2020, about 30,806 internship opportunities were posted on the site which is over 52% decline since the last month.

     

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  • Corporate Board lacked risk mitigation plans – Survey!

    Corporate Board lacked risk mitigation plans – Survey!

    News by Editorial Team 01 May 2020

    In a recent survey carried out by the Boardlist, it was found about 40% of corporate boards lacked risk mitigation plans before the novel coronavirus outbreak. The survey results were released on 28 April 2020.  According to the survey, half of the board directors who contributed to the survey revealed their primary role during the present crisis was to provide external perspective and information. While the other 22% revealed they were focused on scenario planning with the other 19% said they recognized the importance of emotional support to the CEO.

     

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  • Kronos launches automated tool to detect COVID-19 positive employees!

    Kronos launches automated tool to detect COVID-19 positive employees!

    News by Editorial Team 01 May 2020

    According to the statement released by Kronos released on 28 April 2020, Kronos has unveiled an automated reporting tool that would allow employers to identify and communicate with employees who might have come into the contact with a co-worker who was tested positive or was presumed positive for COVID-19. The company in its statement said the tool – aids a process is known as contact tracing – would analyze labor records along with time and attendance data collected by Kronos solutions.

     

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  • Employee stress leads to a boost in managers' training!

    Employee stress leads to a boost in managers' training!

    News by Editorial Team 30 Apr 2020

    According to Willis Towers Watson Survey of 200 employees, it was found about two-thirds of employers said they would face more employee stress and anxiety than normal in the coming three to six months. The survey report was released on 27 April 2020 and threw light on the fact managers would need to step up as much of the work would be managers’ responsibility. The report also revealed about managers would have tremendous room for growth. 

     

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  • NYC forms team to fight COVID-related biases!

    NYC forms team to fight COVID-related biases!

    News by Editorial Team 30 Apr 2020

    In a recent development related to coronavirus pandemic, New York City’s commission on human rights created a COVID-19 response team due to a surge in cases of harassment and discrimination stemming from coronavirus. The agency revealed it had received about 248 reports of harassment and discrimination related to the novel coronavirus since February and has investigated 18 matters so far. The reports include allegations of discrimination “in housing, racial discrimination in public accommodations and employment, national origin, disability, and lawful source of income.

     

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  • Job seekers on Indeed can now mark '#readytowork'

    Job seekers on Indeed can now mark '#readytowork'

    News by Editorial Team 30 Apr 2020

    The latest announcement made by the recruitment site Indeed dated 23 April 2020, revealed job seekers could now tag themselves with #readytowork on the site to display their readiness to take up any employment. The initiative could help employers use the site’s virtual hiring fair technology that helps employers to schedule, screen, and set interview reminders for applicants. The site has hosted more than 200 virtual hiring events so far the company revealed.

     

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  • Retailers host virtual job fairs as the economy worsens!

    Retailers host virtual job fairs as the economy worsens!

    News by Editorial Team 29 Apr 2020

    In a recent announcement made by the Sprouts Farmers Market, the grocer stated that it would be using virtual job fairs to hire more employees at its plans to move forward with its plans to open several new stores in Florida and Colorado by July. The announcement also revealed the plans of the natural-foods grocer that involved an online hiring event on 13 & 14 May. The fair is also open to individuals interested in working for its new store in Miramar, Florid that is due to open 24 June 2020.

     

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  • Insurance careers change employee benefits due to pandemic!

    Insurance careers change employee benefits due to pandemic!

    News by Editorial Team 29 Apr 2020

    According to the survey by LIMRA – an international life insurance and financial services research association, released on 16 April 2020, most insurance careers were making changes to the way they determine benefits eligibility to extend coverage to employees who were affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

     

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  • Recruiters adapt to remote recruitment concept!

    Recruiters adapt to remote recruitment concept!

    News by Editorial Team 29 Apr 2020

    According to the research published by Jobvite, a software organization, dated 21 April 2020, revealed video, social media, and phone calls were increasingly used in the recruitment process. About 84% of the talent acquisition team The research also reported telework becoming a commonplace practice during the global pandemic. The team surveyed more than 200 recruiters from various industries like healthcare, technology, insurance, and finance along with professional services. 

     

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  • British Airways to slash about 800 pilot jobs!

    British Airways to slash about 800 pilot jobs!

    News by Editorial Team 28 Apr 2020

    According to the tweet shared by a Sky News reporter, British Airways plans to launch a consultation, which could result in slashing about 800 of the 4,500 pilot jobs. The tweet was shared on 27 April 2020. According to the tweet, the company has also struck a deal with its unions to suspend over 30,000 cabin crew and ground staff. The airline was didn’t respond to Reuters' request for comment.

     

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  • EEOC gives green signal to employers for COVID-19 testing!

    EEOC gives green signal to employers for COVID-19 testing!

    News by Editorial Team 28 Apr 2020

    In the recent development, the US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) had given a green signal to employers to test on-site employees for coronavirus as a condition for entering the workplace. According to the guidance that was updated 23 April 2020, it will be mandatory to get COVID-19 tested if it is job-related and consistent with business necessity.

     

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  • Instacart plans to hire more gig workers!

    Instacart plans to hire more gig workers!

    News by Editorial Team 28 Apr 2020

    According to the press release made by Instacart, the company is planning to hire an additional 250,000 contractors over a period of two months to serve as full-service shoppers. The announcement was made after the company said it would hire 300, 000 new shoppers in late March. The company aims to revert to offering one-hour and same-day delivery service – something that has been difficult to achieve amid the heightened consumer owing to coronavirus pandemic.

     

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  • Airbus warns employees as it fights to survive!

    Airbus warns employees as it fights to survive!

    News by Editorial Team 27 Apr 2020

    Another organization to get hit by coronavirus pandemic is the European planemaker Airbus. The organization issued a depressing assessment of the COVID-19 crisis. The company stated that its 135,000 employees should be prepared for deeper job cuts. The company also warned that its survival was at stake but there has been no immediate action from the company. The internal letter was sent out to employees on Friday evening.

     

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  • Employees work for more hours amid coronavirus pandemic!

    Employees work for more hours amid coronavirus pandemic!

    News by Editorial Team 27 Apr 2020

    According to a study from Clockwise, employees are currently spending more time working during the COVID-19 pandemic. The study showed that the average employee was putting one hour extra per week along with spending more time in one-on-one meetings or team check-ins. The study revealed that the ‘last relatively normal’ work week of 23 February 2020, the fifth week of March witnessed the average worker spent about 24% more time on meetings.

     

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  • COVID-19 brings empathy into the new employers' brand message!

    COVID-19 brings empathy into the new employers' brand message!

    News by Editorial Team 27 Apr 2020

    The latest report released by LinkedIn on 21 April 2020, revealed that with coronavirus’s continuous effect on the US businesses, the employer branding messaging evolved into themes of community, support, and care. The analysis was based on the data of companies from 1 January to April 14 and showed a steady increase in LinkedIn posts with concerns on novel coronavirus. The study also revealed that there was an increase in engagement with pandemic-related posts from companies.

     

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  • Glassdoor launches two new tools for job seekers during COVID-19 crisis!

    Glassdoor launches two new tools for job seekers during COVID-19 crisis!

    News by Editorial Team 24 Apr 2020

    In the latest announcement made by Glassdoor on 21 April 2020, it was revealed employers could highlight the updates to their pandemic response plans on the job searching site. They could do so by marking the job posting with a ‘special COVID-19 badge,’ the announcement stated. The badge would help candidates to identify whether the employer is offering benefits, work-from-home policies, or learning and development opportunities.

     

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  • Salary cuts – perfect way to deal with global pandemic!

    Salary cuts – perfect way to deal with global pandemic!

    News by Editorial Team 24 Apr 2020

    According to the April Analysis of Securities and Exchange Commission filings by Gallagher, it was found Public companies were increasingly turning to slashed salaries as compared to layoffs to deal with COVID-19 pandemic. About 151 companies had contributed to the survey and 143 companies from the survey reported pay cuts for the top management. The other 16% reported pay cuts for salaried employees as well.

     

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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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