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  •  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
  • AUSTRALIAN PUBLIC SERVANTS ASKED TO SNITCH ON PEERS

    AUSTRALIAN PUBLIC SERVANTS ASKED TO SNITCH ON PEERS

    News by Editorial Team 22 Feb 2018

    Having luncheon for too long, procrastinating work in the morning or leaving from work unusually-early might turn hazardous for workers. As per a BBC story, Australian public employees are being signalled by the authorities to report such defaulters “anonymously”. The headlines have caused an obvious negative sentiment on part of the employees who feel they do enough to instil employer-trust.

     

    read more at Business Standard
  • LINKEDIN’S ‘SCHEDULER’ TO HELP SAVE TIME ON RECRUITING

    LINKEDIN’S ‘SCHEDULER’ TO HELP SAVE TIME ON RECRUITING

    News by Editorial Team 19 Feb 2018

    The new feature from the professional network will allow both, the recruiters and potential-hires to view each other’s future commitments on the calendar. The process shall thus conveniently facilitate an interview to be scheduled as per the availability. Peter Rigano, LinkedIn’s Senior Product Manager was quoted as saying, “‘Scheduler’ is just the latest way that we’re working to make recruiters more productive, powerful, and personal”

     

    read more at CXO Today
  • 160,288 OPEN POSITIONS AT FORTUNE’S TOP-100 CORPORATIONS

    160,288 OPEN POSITIONS AT FORTUNE’S TOP-100 CORPORATIONS

    News by Editorial Team 19 Feb 2018

    The companies that regularly feature as the best places to work have made public their plans for workforce expansion in 2018. Companies such as FedEx, Comcast, Deloitte & Accenture are few of the many who look to increase their manpower more than 6% on average.     

     

    read more at Fortune
  • IS ‘EQUAL PAY’ ABOUT TO SEE THE LIGHT OF DAY?

    IS ‘EQUAL PAY’ ABOUT TO SEE THE LIGHT OF DAY?

    News by Editorial Team 16 Feb 2018

    So appears to be the case as about 20 US-states weigh their options to legally ban employers from examining an employees’ last salary during the interview. Critics suggest that this toxic-mentality at the workplace has only added to the gender-pay-gap woes of women who start their careers with a lower salary. States like New York, California, Puerto Rico & Massachusetts already have such jurisdictions at the place.

     

    read more at BBC
  • IBM GOES TO COURT AGAINST ONE OF ITS EX-EMPLOYEES

    IBM GOES TO COURT AGAINST ONE OF ITS EX-EMPLOYEES

    News by Editorial Team 14 Feb 2018

    Lindsay-Rae McIntyre, who was scheduled to join Microsoft as the company’s new Chief Diversity Officer, might have to delay her plans. IBM, her last employer, is suing her on accounts of breaching a non-competitive agreement. Ms. McIntyre who had access to confidential records at IBM has been temporarily barred from joining Microsoft by the presiding judge. 

     

    read more at The Hindu
  • UBER TO INTRODUCE MAJOR CHANGES, TO CURB DROWSY DRIVING

    UBER TO INTRODUCE MAJOR CHANGES, TO CURB DROWSY DRIVING

    News by Editorial Team 13 Feb 2018

    Drowsy driving is the cause of approximately 6,000 crashes annually in the US. Having dominated the roads for long, Uber now looks to quell this danger by mandating a six-hour break, for the most frequent of its drivers. The GPS settings of the app shall automatically be turned-off as the driver reaches the threshold of a 12-hour use. 

     

    read more at The Verge

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