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  • UK BANKS MOVING AT SLOTH-PACE TO QUELL GENDER PAY GAP

    UK BANKS MOVING AT SLOTH-PACE TO QUELL GENDER PAY GAP

    News by Editorial Team 19 Mar 2018

    Be it the Lloyds Group or the Royal Bank of Scotland, gender pay gap has for long stung UK’s Banking Industry which is struggling to back its promises. Recently, HSBC reported a 29% median gender pay gap in its filings. And it's not an exception. While Elaine Arden, the Organizations’ HR-Head has been all praises for their efforts, much is left to speculations regarding their effectiveness.

     

    read more at BBC
  • RYAN SEACREST DODGES HARASSMENT CLAIMS WITH INDUSTRY SUPPORT

    RYAN SEACREST DODGES HARASSMENT CLAIMS WITH INDUSTRY SUPPORT

    News by Editorial Team 19 Mar 2018

    Ryan Seacrest emerges as an anomaly amidst charges of sexual harassment just as other offenders repent their deeds or are busy paying settlements. The claims, source from a former stylist who alleges Seacrest of unacceptable behavior. While a third party inquiry by NBC Universal doesn’t vindicate Ryan, the industry has leaped forward in his support. This includes the likes of Jimmy Kimmel & Kelly Ripa. 

     

    read more at Fortune
  • THIS AI CAN TRANSLATE CHINESE LIKE A HUMAN

    THIS AI CAN TRANSLATE CHINESE LIKE A HUMAN

    News by Editorial Team 16 Mar 2018

    In a breakthrough development, Microsoft has claimed that its Artificial Intelligence is capable of translating Chinese as good as the humans. The trick, say, experts, lay in the training mechanism adopting for the AI. Deep neural networks contributed greatly in reaching the milestone, which other algorithmic-translators fail at. With the machines adapting naturally to such human-like capabilities, one can only speculate of the impossible, which be accomplished. 

     

    read more at Engadget
  • SINGAPORE TO GAMBLE WITH THE FREE TRADE AGREEMENT

    SINGAPORE TO GAMBLE WITH THE FREE TRADE AGREEMENT

    News by Editorial Team 15 Mar 2018

    Startups and corporations with ambitions of a Singapore-based, easy-on-the-rules company structure are now having to rethink their strategy. The country’s Ministry-of-Manpower has decided to tighten the strings around the expat-deployment. The new measures will make hiring expats costlier than before. Many skeptics have pounced on the opportunity to point fingers at the government, who they say is increasing its protectionist agenda.    

     

  • ATTORNEYS WANT CLASS ACTION LAWSUIT AGAINST MICROSOFT

    ATTORNEYS WANT CLASS ACTION LAWSUIT AGAINST MICROSOFT

    News by Editorial Team 14 Mar 2018

    The suit, whose discriminatory grounds are cornering the tech-giant, was filed in 2015 and states unequivocally the biased practices. As per the claims, women were denied promotions and pay-hikes “systematically”. Recently made public court filings reveal, of the 118 discrimination-claims reported to Microsoft, the company deemed only one justified. 

     

    read more at Fortune
  • NEW HARRIS POLL REVEALS APALLING MALE MINDSET REGARDING SEXUAL-HARASSMENT

    NEW HARRIS POLL REVEALS APALLING MALE MINDSET REGARDING SEXUAL-HARASSMENT

    News by Editorial Team 14 Mar 2018

    The poll that was released on women’s day found, almost 1 in 4 men thought of sex-for-promotion as a reasonable trade-off. The survey population covered 9,400 adults working in countries like Australia, United States, Egypt, South Africa and many more. Among other findings, 32% women & 21% men they had been victims of sexual misconduct at the workplace. 

     

    read more at Huffington Post
  •  WOMEN IN UK, FAR FROM ACHIEVING GENDER PARITY

    WOMEN IN UK, FAR FROM ACHIEVING GENDER PARITY

    News by Editorial Team 13 Mar 2018

    This was a most recent discovery among other things, which stated that gender bias still persists in academia. The tragic state of affairs doesn’t end there, as many women pull back from committing to top-positions in scientific-domains, following discouragement from their households. If the storyline continues so, UK shall undoubtedly find it hard to fill openings anywhere, let alone advanced-STEM. 

     

    read more at Telegraph
  •  SINGAPORE SHOWS THE WAY FOR EMPLOYEE-COVERAGE, YET AGAIN

    SINGAPORE SHOWS THE WAY FOR EMPLOYEE-COVERAGE, YET AGAIN

    News by Editorial Team 12 Mar 2018

    The parliament shall be voting in motion to amend the threshold that caps Employee Act privileges at S$4,500. Once through, the amendment shall see 430,000 professionals come under the umbrella of the country’s Employment Act. Though the plans are in place to introduce the voting later this year, it wouldn’t be until April 2019, that the change is effective. 

     

    read more at Channel News Asia
  • DEGREED ALL SET TO ROAR, WITH A $42 MILLION SERIES-C ROUND

    DEGREED ALL SET TO ROAR, WITH A $42 MILLION SERIES-C ROUND

    News by Editorial Team 09 Mar 2018

    The skill-development platform is growing a reputation for becoming an investor-favorite. The Ed-Tech firm recently concluded raising $42 million, with participation from nee participant investors Owl Ventures & Jump Capital. With that, the startup also anointed Chris McCarthy as their new CEO. The influx of money shall be directed toward commercializing products and increasing headcounts in crucial departments. 

     

    read more at Tech Story
  • TAJ HOTELS BLAZE THE TRAIL AGAINST GENDER STEREOTYPES

    TAJ HOTELS BLAZE THE TRAIL AGAINST GENDER STEREOTYPES

    News by Editorial Team 09 Mar 2018

    While the Indian hospitality giant has been pioneering its way in the industry since 1903, it now plans to up the benchmarks in employee equality. With policies like paid-maternity-leaves and crèche facilities hitting the right note among women, the hotel will now begin to reimburse fertility expenses. Taj’s parent company, IHCL, is also planning to introduce unbiased programs for meritocracy to prevail at the workplace.

     

    read more at BBC
  • FIX THE GENDER PAY GAP ISSUE, OR ELSE!

    FIX THE GENDER PAY GAP ISSUE, OR ELSE!

    News by Editorial Team 08 Mar 2018

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    read more at BBC
  • PROOF IS IN THE PUDDING, FOR HAPPIER EMPLOYEES

    PROOF IS IN THE PUDDING, FOR HAPPIER EMPLOYEES

    News by Editorial Team 08 Mar 2018

    A bold leadership, a comprehensive action, and an empowering environment. While such keywords would churn you blogs aplenty on a single Google search, effectuating their presence at the workplace would guarantee happier employers. Almost. This as per an Accenture report which surveyed 22,000 working men & women. The same shall be on the agenda of Accenture’s soon to be held IWD Event.  

     

    read more at Fortune
  • MICHAEL ROMAN TO BE THE NEW CEO OF 3M

    MICHAEL ROMAN TO BE THE NEW CEO OF 3M

    News by Editorial Team 07 Mar 2018

    In his role as the manufacturing company’s Chief elite, he shall be succeeding Inge Thulin. The latter shall continue to contribute in the capacity of an executive chairman of the board. Roman spent the last 30 years forging a career at 3M the major highlight of which includes him handling the role of the COO & Executive - VP.

     

    read more at CNBC
  • AND THE OSCAR GOES TO FRANCES McDORMAND FOR INCLUSION RIDER

    AND THE OSCAR GOES TO FRANCES McDORMAND FOR INCLUSION RIDER

    News by Editorial Team 07 Mar 2018

    While her finesse in the Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, left people speechless, it was her speech itself that has handed Google its’ latest buzzword, Inclusion Rider. Many have lauded the effort to bring diversity to the fore of recruitment, regardless of the industry. Since she spoke of it, the search for the keyword has risen 5000%, automatically spreading awareness. 

     

    read more at Fortune
  • ALL YOU CRYPTO-INVESTMENT PROFESSIONALS, LISTEN UP!

    ALL YOU CRYPTO-INVESTMENT PROFESSIONALS, LISTEN UP!

    News by Editorial Team 06 Mar 2018

    Amidst all the speculations & headlines surrounding the cryptocurrency sphere, we tend to forget the very medium that facilitates their buying and selling. The exchanges. Following a slew of currency launches and their sky-rocketing publicity, Coinbase, Kraken & Circle are gearing to double their numbers. New roles shall contribute in averting system outages, a cause that left many exchanges with the blushes in 2017. 

     

    read more at Business Insider
  • EXPERTS WARN AGAINST AI THAT COULD BE TURNED ON HUMANS

    EXPERTS WARN AGAINST AI THAT COULD BE TURNED ON HUMANS

    News by Editorial Team 06 Mar 2018

    Autonomous weapons firing on their own controllers, terrorists impersonating innocent people & driverless cars being tampered with. Perils of such nature await us human as nations vie to deep-dive into AI, claims a recent report by Cambridge University. To counter such threats, higher measures of cyber-security, AI-regulations and mitigating probabilities of disaster-prone scenarios is required, stated the same report.

     

    read more at CNN
  • TALENT MANAGER SETS A WRONG EXAMPLE WITH FINANCIAL INCONSISTENCIES

    TALENT MANAGER SETS A WRONG EXAMPLE WITH FINANCIAL INCONSISTENCIES

    News by Editorial Team 05 Mar 2018

    Cheryl Martin, the in-question employee of Magic Leap has been named in a complaint, accusing her of screening hiring rounds leading to misappropriations worth $1 million. Both Martin & the Hampton Group, the recruiting firm she supposedly colluded with, have refused to comment on the matter. Magic Leap was recently in the news for raising their Series D round worth $502 million.

     

    read more at Fortune
  • DOES ‘Bro-CULTURE’ ENCOURAGE SEXUAL HARASSMENT?

    DOES ‘Bro-CULTURE’ ENCOURAGE SEXUAL HARASSMENT?

    News by Editorial Team 05 Mar 2018

    It did, as per ex-employee Loretta Lee who has officially filed a lawsuit against Google on the same grounds. Lee, who was fired in 2016 for ‘poor-performance’, accredits the tag to her refusal to budge. She could draw inspiration from the fact that she’s not alone, however. Just last month, Tim Chevalier, another ex-employee, filed a case alleging the company of wrongful termination, discrimination & harassment. 

     

    read more at Yahoo
  • Cuban makes his Mark in the Maverick’s Defense

    Cuban makes his Mark in the Maverick’s Defense

    News by Editorial Team 28 Feb 2018

    Mark Cuban, the proprietor of the Dallas Mavericks, recently denied allegations that the workplace at the professional basketball team was hostile towards women. This followed after Sports Illustrated published reports of a work environment severely hostile towards women staff, going far enough to describe a workplace rife with misogyny and sexually predatory practices. Mark Cuban, a billionaire who is also very popular for his role in reality TV show Shark Tank. Cuban says he is on a cleanup campaign at the Dallas Mavs workplace and has begun terminating staff with immediate effect.

     

    read more at Fortue
  • LOGISTICAL WOES BIRTH A NIGHTMARISH - WORRY FOR KFC

    LOGISTICAL WOES BIRTH A NIGHTMARISH - WORRY FOR KFC

    News by Editorial Team 22 Feb 2018

    The food-chain giant is forced to temporarily halt operations across 550 locations in the UK due to a shortage of chicken-supply. The root cause has been cited with KFC’s new delivery partner DHL which in-turn states “operational issues” as being the bottleneck. Presently functional KFC units have decided to offer revised, cut-shorted menus along with reduced open-hours. 

     

    read more at The Telegraph

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