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  • FORCED INTO RETIREMENT, SIR MARTIN SORRELL TO LEAVE WPP

    FORCED INTO RETIREMENT, SIR MARTIN SORRELL TO LEAVE WPP

    News by Editorial Team 16 Apr 2018

    One of the giants of the FTSE pantheon, WPP plc has confirmed Sir Martin Sorrell’s stepping down as the CEO. The industry veteran who’d spent 33 years propelling the business to the heights that it enjoys today, was hallowed by investigations of financial misappropriations. Sir Martin will be treated as a retired employee who’d maintain his contractual-withstanding with the company.     

     

    read more at BBC
  • RUMOR MILLS RUNNING WILD WITH TALK OF CHANGE AT VOLKSWAGEN

    RUMOR MILLS RUNNING WILD WITH TALK OF CHANGE AT VOLKSWAGEN

    News by Editorial Team 13 Apr 2018

    If the sources are to be believed, word has it that the chief executive chair might see a new back with Matthias Mueller obliging for Herbert Diess. To quote company chairman Hans Dieter Poetsch, Matthias Mueller has “showed his general willingness to contribute to the changes.” Push had been coming to shove at the top for some time, following the diesel-cheating scandal that blotted the company’s image all over the front-pages. 

     

    read more at Fortune
  • RACIST PROPAGANDA SETS THE ALARM RUNNING IN AMERICA

    RACIST PROPAGANDA SETS THE ALARM RUNNING IN AMERICA

    News by Editorial Team 12 Apr 2018

    The multi-billion-dollar retail chain just got a taste of an underground white-supremacist propaganda, being spread from its shores. Off-late, parents in Virginia, Washington DC & Florida complained of receiving unexpected add-ons in diaper bags reading, “It’s okay to be white.” The cards, whose screenshots trended on social channels, set the retail chain on a cat & mouse chase, which ended in the culprit being identified & fired. 

     

    read more at Cosmopolitan
  • BIG COMPANIES GET THEIR ACT TOGETHER FOR EQUAL PAY

    BIG COMPANIES GET THEIR ACT TOGETHER FOR EQUAL PAY

    News by Editorial Team 12 Apr 2018

    Players like Starbucks, Intel, Adobe & Salesforce, to name a few, have outdone others in terms of implementing pay parity for all. Recent numbers suggested that women, in the land of opportunities, earned $0.80 against a $1 for male counterparts. On the occasion of Equal Pay Day, leaders have their tasks cut out to introspect on bringing women & racial minorities at par with the rest.

     

    read more at Fortune
  • LOBBYISTS EXCHANGE FAVORS WITH FACEBOOK, CLAIMS REPORT

    LOBBYISTS EXCHANGE FAVORS WITH FACEBOOK, CLAIMS REPORT

    News by Editorial Team 12 Apr 2018

    Trouble seems to be mounting for Facebook’s Godfather, Mark Zuckerburg who’ll in addition to his testimony, be addressing congressional members in regards to a controversial report. The Center for Responsive Politics has done the digging on the social network employees, who they claim made contributions towards the Congress, worth $607,000. The favors were traded by vis-à-vis Facebook’s Political Action Committee, as per the report

     

    read more at C Net
  • WILL THE MILITARY ASSOCIATION, BACKFIRE ON GOOGLE?

    WILL THE MILITARY ASSOCIATION, BACKFIRE ON GOOGLE?

    News by Editorial Team 06 Apr 2018

    Such is the apprehension of its employees who fear the brand-image getting tarnished “beyond repair”. The US Military, having initiated Project Maven, requires input from Google to hone its AI might and streamline the drone capabilities. Google employees, however, demand the project be canceled and the company declares its position unequivocally. Of the 88,000 employees that the company has, 3,100 have come forward to sign the open letter to the company.

     

    read more at BBC
  • NOW, A BILL TO IGNORE THOSE AFTER-OFFICE EMAILS

    NOW, A BILL TO IGNORE THOSE AFTER-OFFICE EMAILS

    News by Editorial Team 03 Apr 2018

    NYC Councilman, Rafael Espinal has come to the rescue of those employees who are nagged by their bosses to keep a check on emails from home. On Thursday, Rafael introduced a bill that seeks to penalize employers (financially) and empower the workforce with what is being called, the “right to disconnect.” The inspiration for the same is being sourced to a 2017 French law of the same nature.

     

    read more at Gizmodo
  • MILES TO GO WITH INTEL’S DIVERSITY AGENDA

    MILES TO GO WITH INTEL’S DIVERSITY AGENDA

    News by Editorial Team 02 Apr 2018

    The company recently came up with its annual Diversity report and one must say, the numbers aren’t that flattering. In comparison to 2016, the number of women employees has increased by a miser 0.8% while white workers still hold a majority 47.8%. Yet, of all, it is the colored minority which is still lagging behind with a 4% representation.

     

    read more at Fortune
  • FACEBOOK PLEADGES PROVE HOLLOW, AS DISCRIMINATORY ADS RESURFACE

    FACEBOOK PLEADGES PROVE HOLLOW, AS DISCRIMINATORY ADS RESURFACE

    News by Editorial Team 30 Mar 2018

    The National Fair Housing Alliance (NFHA) has named Facebook in a lawsuit for allowing discriminatory ads to run on its platform. The lawsuit alleges that the website is in direct violation of the Fair Housing Act. This component of the law safeguards people from being discriminated against in regards to finances in housing. Back in 2016, Facebook faced similar allegations, when it pledged to overhaul its systems.

     

    read more at Huffington Post
  • WILL TESLA SURVIVE THE TEST OF TIME?

    WILL TESLA SURVIVE THE TEST OF TIME?

    News by Editorial Team 28 Mar 2018

    In the words of John Thomson, chief investment officer of Vilas Capital Management, the answer shall be “Tesla without any doubt, is on the verge of bankruptcy.” While the investors who just promised new influx into the car manufacturer’s veins may beg to differ, as per the former, the company has 3-6 months to pull the plug on its operations.

     

    read more at Fortune
  •   “DEFINE PRIVACY?”

    “DEFINE PRIVACY?”

    News by Editorial Team 26 Mar 2018

    An answer to this question in the words of Apple’s founder Steve Jobs was, “Privacy means people know what they're signing up for, in plain English and repeatedly.” This was back in 2010, in a conference which even had Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg in the audience. The resurfaced video has got people talking about the ethics, a Worldwide brand ought to adhere to. 

     

    read more at CNN
  • AMAZON’S WORLD DOMINATION IS UNDER WAY!

    AMAZON’S WORLD DOMINATION IS UNDER WAY!

    News by Editorial Team 23 Mar 2018

    The E-tailer which was recently basking in the glory of having acquired Whole Foods seems to be flexing its muscles to buy another renowned brand. Toys R Us, which has filed for bankruptcy seems to be in talks with Amazon. The latter could apparently put the former’s retail space to good use. From, books, to clothes, to food & banks, seems that Amazon has taken the saying “sky is the limit”, literally.

     

    read more at Chicago Tribune
  • NOW STARBUCKS CAN BOAST ITS PAY-PARITY STATUS!

    NOW STARBUCKS CAN BOAST ITS PAY-PARITY STATUS!

    News by Editorial Team 23 Mar 2018

    Over a decade’s worth of effort and resilience has made the Gazillion-Dollar coffee company reach the point, where men and women are paid equally. Given the persistence of the company’s human capital management, the case had always been about When and not If. Its Executive-VP Lucy Helm stated, that future interviewees can expect further transparencies in regards to their pay-structure.

     

    read more at CNN
  • A WELCOME MOVE BY QATAR FOR MIGRANT WORKERS

    A WELCOME MOVE BY QATAR FOR MIGRANT WORKERS

    News by Editorial Team 21 Mar 2018

    As part of £3.6 million pay-out, Qatar government has decided to refund the fees that migrant workers inevitably have to pay to the middle-men. By the end of this month alone, 5500 workers will be reimbursed the money. Qatar which stages the 2022 FIFA World Cup, intends to roll out measures to bolster its human rights record. The sum shall significantly help those, stuck in debt-bondage.

     

    read more at New Vision
  • 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

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