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  • MANAGERS HOLD WORKERS BACK FROM MORE RESPONSIBILITY

    MANAGERS HOLD WORKERS BACK FROM MORE RESPONSIBILITY

    News by Editorial Team 16 Oct 2019

    A new poll from Kimble Applications says employees want more responsibilities at work. However, managers seem to hold them back. 83 percent of employees polled in the survey said they want their managers to seek their opinion more often. Workers want to contribute, make an impact and have their voices heard”, Kimble Applications said in a statement. 

     

    read more at HRDIVE
  • LEADERS ROOT CULTURAL TRANSFORMATION

    LEADERS ROOT CULTURAL TRANSFORMATION

    News by Editorial Team 16 Oct 2019

    Microsoft’s Chief People Officer, Kathleen Hogan, says “we’re always trying to close the gap between our aspired culture and the daily experience of our employees. You can’t freeze culture in a declaration.” The reaction of leaders in tough moments shapes the culture of learning and failure.

     

    read more at Forbes
  • LULULEMON WORKERS CLAIM PHYSICAL ASSAULT

    LULULEMON WORKERS CLAIM PHYSICAL ASSAULT

    News by Editorial Team 15 Oct 2019

    Female workers at a Bangladeshi factory from which Lululemon sources clothing claim they are beaten, the Guardian reported. Lululemon said it has a strict code of practice and doesn’t tolerate any violence of this sort. Interestingly, the brand had launched a partnership with the United Nations to reduce stress levels and promote the mental health of aid workers, the Guardian says.

     

    read more at The Guardian
  • 90% WORKERS BULLIED AT WORK

    90% WORKERS BULLIED AT WORK

    News by Editorial Team 15 Oct 2019

    90 percent of workers are bullied at work, a new poll from Monster says. About 51 percent of respondents are bullied by superiors. Nearly 40 percent are bullied by fellow coworkers, and about 4 percent are bullied by clients, customers, and people other than coworkers, the report found out. Bosses who bully damage the mental well-being of their coworkers, the report said.

     

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  • CPM BOOSTS WORKERS PRODUCTIVITY

    CPM BOOSTS WORKERS PRODUCTIVITY

    News by Editorial Team 15 Oct 2019

    HR professionals with continuous performance management (CPM) programs are more satisfied with their performance management process, new research from Betterworks says. The research was conducted among 500 professionals in the U.S. and 250 in the UK. Two-third of respondents reported an increase in productivity and motivation among employees, and 85 percent of respondents said CPM boosted employee performance.

     

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  • PARENTING MAKES WORK DIFFICULT

    PARENTING MAKES WORK DIFFICULT

    News by Editorial Team 14 Oct 2019

    A Pew Research Center survey says half of working parents (50%) feel that parenting makes work difficult for them. The same number of parents said they couldn’t give their 100% on the job. A little more than half of the mothers (54 %) said parenting made it hard for them to advance in their careers, HR Dive reports.

     

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  • WORKERS WITH MENTAL HEALTH CONDITION EXPERIENCE MOST DISCRIMINATION

    WORKERS WITH MENTAL HEALTH CONDITION EXPERIENCE MOST DISCRIMINATION

    News by Editorial Team 14 Oct 2019

    Mental Health Condition is a common reason for workplace discrimination, Kantar’s Inclusion Index analysis says. The analysis was conducted on the responses collected from 18,000 workers in 14 countries. Over one-third of employees with a mental disorder reported experiencing discrimination based on their condition. The survey discovered 38 percent of employees experience mental health issues.

     

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  • EMBRAER FURLOUGH 15000 WORKERS

    EMBRAER FURLOUGH 15000 WORKERS

    News by Editorial Team 11 Oct 2019

    Ahead of takeover by Boeing Co, Embraer, Brazilian planemaker, will furlough 15,000 workers in January, the company said. The deal between two companies is yet to be approved by the regulatory authorities. The company says salaries will be paid on its regular routine during furlough between Jan. 6 and Jan. 20. The deal is unlikely to be approved before 2020, Reuters suggests.

     

    read more at Reuters
  • U.S HAS MORE JOBS THAN JOB SEEKERS

    U.S HAS MORE JOBS THAN JOB SEEKERS

    News by Editorial Team 11 Oct 2019

    The US today has more jobs than job seekers. Employers are struggling to connect with the talent they need and job seekers are struggling to find opportunities that rightly fit their skills. HR Dive reports, job descriptions provided by employers are not uniform, so search results are hit or miss for job seekers searching for jobs. The result is – qualified applicants are weeded out.

     

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  • BREXIT WOULD COST IRELAND OVER 73,000 JOBS

    BREXIT WOULD COST IRELAND OVER 73,000 JOBS

    News by Editorial Team 11 Oct 2019

    Ireland’s central bank says no-deal Brexit would cost Ireland more than 73,000 jobs. Ireland’s unemployment rate will rise to 5.8 percent in 2020 and 6.9 percent in 2021 if the U.K tumbles out of the European Union without agreement. The economy will be affected through shocks to exchange rate, consumption, and investment if the two countries don’t reach an agreement, the bank further said.

     

    read more at Bloomberg
  • STARBUCKS ADDS MORE FAMILY PLANNING BENEFITS

    STARBUCKS ADDS MORE FAMILY PLANNING BENEFITS

    News by Editorial Team 10 Oct 2019

    Starbucks has expanded its family Expansion Reimbursement program by including fertility benefits. The new benefits will be effective from Oct.1. In addition to adoption expenses, the program now includes surrogacy and intrauterine insemination reimbursement if they are not covered by insurance. The new employee benefit covers up to USD10,000 per qualifying event and up to a lifetime maximum of USD30,000.

     

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  • EMPLOYERS CAN TURN INTO GENDER POLICE

    EMPLOYERS CAN TURN INTO GENDER POLICE

    News by Editorial Team 10 Oct 2019

    After hearing arguments yesterday in three cases concerning LGBT job discrimination, the U.S. Supreme Court is mulling over the word ‘sex’ in Title VII, a section of the 1964 Civil Rights Act that prohibits employment discrimination based on “race, color, religion, sex, and national origin”. The ruling will have serious implications for straight people who don’t comply with gender norms.

     

    read more at The Guardian
  • OCTOBER IS THE BEST MONTH FOR HIRING

    OCTOBER IS THE BEST MONTH FOR HIRING

    News by Editorial Team 10 Oct 2019

    LinkedIn Blog says hiring during October is more than any other month. So it is the best time of the year to look for a new job. Job postings on LinkedIn are more in October than any other month. 89 percent of hiring managers say it takes them less than four weeks to fill a role, LinkedIn Blog said. 

     

    read more at Forbes
  • GOOGLE EXTENDS FREE COURSE TO COMMUNITY COLLEGES

    GOOGLE EXTENDS FREE COURSE TO COMMUNITY COLLEGES

    News by Editorial Team 09 Oct 2019

    Google is making its beginner-level course on information technology (IT) support available to the US community colleges. A beginner-level course on information technology from Google will be available to 100 U.S. community colleges by the end of 2020, the company said in a statement. The move is part of the company’s 3.5 million grant to workforce education and non-profit jobs for the future. Existing IT Support Professional Certificate, hosted by Coursera, is part of Google’s Grow with Google technology.

     

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  • SUPREME COURT DIVIDED OVER LGBTQ WORKERS CASE

    SUPREME COURT DIVIDED OVER LGBTQ WORKERS CASE

    News by Editorial Team 09 Oct 2019

    Supreme court seemed divided over a case involving LGBTQ workers. Reportedly, the conflict was whether a civil rights law protects LGBTQ workers from discrimination in employment. The court’s four justices might side with workers who were fired because of their sexual orientation. However, there’s uncertainty over a court conservative joining them, Fortune reports.

     

    read more at Fortune
  • GE FREEZES PENSION PLANS FOR 20,000 U.S EMPLOYEES

    GE FREEZES PENSION PLANS FOR 20,000 U.S EMPLOYEES

    News by Editorial Team 09 Oct 2019

    On Monday, Google announced to cut debt and reduce its pension deficit by USD 8 billion by freezing the pension plans of roughly 20,000 U.S employees. Lawrence Culp, the new CEO has tried to raise cash and eliminate debt, reports HR Dive. As of June 30, GE had borrowings of about USD105.8 billion and industrial debt at USD54.4 billion, Reuters reports.

     

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  • HP TO LAY OFF WORKERS

    HP TO LAY OFF WORKERS

    News by Editorial Team 07 Oct 2019

    HP Inc. will slash as much as 16 percent of its workforce, Fortune reports. The job cuts will boost sales growth and reduce costs. At least 7,000 workers will be laid off through firings and voluntary early retirements. The job cuts will save USD 1 billion by the end of fiscal 2020, the company said in a press statement. 

     

    read more at Fortune
  • HSBC PLANS JOB CUTS

    HSBC PLANS JOB CUTS

    News by Editorial Team 07 Oct 2019

    A Financial Times report suggests HSBC may lay off 10,000 workers. The European bank currently employing 2,38,000 people around the world may cut down its workforce in Europe.  Reportedly, the bank has observed better returns in Asia, despite employing fewer employees there. Earlier the bank had flagged 4,700 redundancies while more may come when the bank reports its third-quarter results.

     

    read more at Bloomberg
  • HACKERRANK LAUNCHES DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION TOOL

    HACKERRANK LAUNCHES DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION TOOL

    News by Editorial Team 07 Oct 2019

    To eliminate bias in hiring and build diverse and inclusive technical teams, Hacker Rank has launched an inclusion and diversity tool. The tool hides applicants’ names and identities in the screening process, eliminating unconscious bias. Skills assessment results are the first consideration for hirers. The tool also allows hirers to accommodate the needs of applicants with disabilities.

     

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  • WEWORK TO LAYOFF WORKERS

    WEWORK TO LAYOFF WORKERS

    News by Editorial Team 04 Oct 2019

    On Thursday, new co-chief executive officers of WeWork, Artie Minson and Sebastian Gunningham, and co-founder Miguel McCelvey said the company will make cost-cutting efforts including layoffs. The company had been considering job cuts and the anticipated number of eliminated positions could number in thousands, Bloomberg reported. The company may lay off as many as 2,000 employees, the report further says.

     

    read more at Bloomberg

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