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  • NEW CODE OF CONDUCT TO THWART EMPLOYEE HARASSMENT AT GOOGLE

    NEW CODE OF CONDUCT TO THWART EMPLOYEE HARASSMENT AT GOOGLE

    News by Editorial Team 29 Jun 2018

    The petition that gravitated the sign support of 2600 Googlers beseeches a safer workplace. A slew of complaints by people of color and the transgender demographic have led the company to tighten the nuts and bolts of its code of conduct. Google has pinned high hopes on the amended policies which now cover the content posted on internal forums (perhaps) to avoid another James Damore episode.

     

    read more at Wired
  • GERMAN EMPLOYERS: “WE HAVE THE OPENINGS BUT WHERE ARE THE PEOPLE!!”

    GERMAN EMPLOYERS: “WE HAVE THE OPENINGS BUT WHERE ARE THE PEOPLE!!”

    News by Editorial Team 28 Jun 2018

    This is the predicament of more than 50% of German companies who are tussling with time to find able, interested people. While some have been forced into the compulsion of replacing retiring baby boomers, others are willing to make an offer people can’t refuse. The allure of extra days off, pay rise, even reduced working hours should ideally provide the catalyst to fill record vacancies. Tick tock.

     

    read more at CNBC TV18
  • THIS MALAYSIAN STARTUP PROVES CURRENT HR SOFTWARES NEED AN UPGRADE

    THIS MALAYSIAN STARTUP PROVES CURRENT HR SOFTWARES NEED AN UPGRADE

    News by Editorial Team 28 Jun 2018

    Payroll Panda facilitates SME’s with UI friendly capabilities for payroll management. The Startup though claims to have 1000 clients, but it's their seed fund of $700,000 that proves investors see the scope of improvement in other competitive SaaS-based HR platforms. Payroll Panda is part of that elemental digital transformative change which will encourage SMEs to embrace the cloud technology.

     

    read more at E27
  • AMAZON, MICROSOFT & SALESFORCE PUT THEIR EGGS IN ONE BASKET

    AMAZON, MICROSOFT & SALESFORCE PUT THEIR EGGS IN ONE BASKET

    News by Editorial Team 27 Jun 2018

    Tact.ai, a CRM centric startup has managed the impossible - to raise money in the same round from the above trio. And understandably so. Tact is aiming to reduce the gulf between data entry and retrieval in a CRM to optimize sales through its voice interface. The business developing function needs much streamlining, seeing that major business imperatives are already being consulted with the AI.

     
     

    read more at Tech Crunch
  • EMPLOYEE HEALTH, TOPPING ORGANIZATION CHARTS FOR RETAINING THEIR CRÈME DE LA CRÈME

    EMPLOYEE HEALTH, TOPPING ORGANIZATION CHARTS FOR RETAINING THEIR CRÈME DE LA CRÈME

    News by Editorial Team 26 Jun 2018

    Workout programs for employee wellness have either been copy-pasted or reinvented time and again. Perhaps that’s why businesses are increasingly leaning towards the likes of Exos, which remodels fitness programs combining that with post-workout meals. Given that the startup is serving 25 of Fortune 100 companies, it's safe to say, as employers sweat it out in the fight for retention, employees are assured a promising return.

     
     

    read more at Fortune
  • AMAZON-MARRIOTT BROTHERHOOD FOR ALEXA, CAN YOU READ BETWEEN THE LINES?

    AMAZON-MARRIOTT BROTHERHOOD FOR ALEXA, CAN YOU READ BETWEEN THE LINES?

    News by Editorial Team 25 Jun 2018

    A three-fourths share of the US smart speaker market & cross-industry partnerships for endless upselling opportunities, Amazon has reason aplenty to celebrate. And yet there looms a danger of down-staffing. How? If major hospitality chains implement convenient ordering with Alexa, what happens to in-house operators? A reallocation of roles! A far-fetched possibility perhaps, yet the repercussions appear fathomable for those whose job might hang by a thread, come the day.

     

    read more at Forbes
  • Searching Google For Diversity – Few Results

    Searching Google For Diversity – Few Results

    News by Editorial Team 20 Jun 2018

    The world’s largest search engine is also one of the largest tech employers, and after facing the massive controversy in 2017 on diversity, or the lack thereof, of engineer James Damore, little seems to have changed. In the recently released workplace diversity report for 2018, 90% of Google’s workforce is either white or Asian, and a meagre 25% of women in the company held leadership positions. The sharpest difference to its claims for being an inclusive company, though, was that only 2% of its leadership staff were black.

     

    read more at News Bytes
  • Linkedin Empowers Employers To Post Location Based Jobs

    Linkedin Empowers Employers To Post Location Based Jobs

    News by Editorial Team 20 Jun 2018

    The recently released “Your Commute” feature on the world’s largest professional network is all set to make “the long commute to work” history for employers and prospective employees. The feature, which integrates with the mobile app, will also feature in job postings on the network and provide the added advantage of showing jobs in preferred locations to candidates. The move is welcomed by the majority as 85% of Americans “would take a pay-cut for a shorter commute.”

     

    read more at Tech Crunch
  • APPLE HIRES HOTSHOTS FOR A LEAP INTO THE FUTURE

    APPLE HIRES HOTSHOTS FOR A LEAP INTO THE FUTURE

    News by Editorial Team 18 Jun 2018

    The likes of Google and Uber are taking notice of Apple’s latest recruits who previously worked at Tesla and NASA. Why? Having obtained the permit to test self-driving vehicles, the tech corporation is likely to go all in for its automation-inspired, Project Titan. With secrecy shrouding the topic since the beginning, the company’s actions make intentions clear - to catch market players, having already lost the first-mover advantage.

     

    read more at CNBC
  •  INSTAGRAM’S WORK CULTURE, BEYOND YOUR WILDEST IMAGINATIONS

    INSTAGRAM’S WORK CULTURE, BEYOND YOUR WILDEST IMAGINATIONS

    News by Editorial Team 18 Jun 2018

    While top performers at an ideal organization may reap monetary rewards for their efforts, Instagram gives its star players an ‘axe’. Literally. The hunch that seeped into reality over a coffee outing is now part of a vibrant office ritual that bolsters both esteem and performance. It appears, company executives have unlocked the mantra to a wholesome professional life – A sense of recognition far outweighs financial incentives. 

     

    read more at CNBC
  • TESLA TROUBLESHOOTS PROFITABILITY WITH LAY-OFFS, OUTGOING EMPLOYEES PRAISE ELON

    TESLA TROUBLESHOOTS PROFITABILITY WITH LAY-OFFS, OUTGOING EMPLOYEES PRAISE ELON

    News by Editorial Team 15 Jun 2018

    The car manufacturer will lay-off a record 9% of its workforce to register profits and prune duplicate roles. Yet, the victims of downsizing have made peace with the situation, that too, with positive reviews on social channels. Tesla will sanction severance pay in the form of ‘salary & stock vesting’ than leaving the ex-staff hanging by the thread. 

     

    read more at Yahoo Finance
  • GM APPOINTS A FIRST WOMAN CFO!

    GM APPOINTS A FIRST WOMAN CFO!

    News by Editorial Team 15 Jun 2018

    Dhivya Suryadevara will be remembered in the annals of history as the first female CFO of a major car-maker. She’s almost the same age (39) as the accrued experience of the departing CFO Chuck Stevens (40 years) at GM. This is the second major female entrant in the company’s board, since the financial crisis of 2009, CEO Mary Barra being the first.

     

    read more at Business Insider
  • LEAKED VIDEO SPILLS THE BEANS ON POST-MERGER RIGMAROLE

    LEAKED VIDEO SPILLS THE BEANS ON POST-MERGER RIGMAROLE

    News by Editorial Team 14 Jun 2018

    Mergers and acquisitions tend to be the devil’s cauldron in Corporate America. This reality was recently underlined in a leaked ‘insider’ audio of John Mackey, Wholefoods CEO. In the clip, Mackey claims to have vented frustrations at Amazon’s boardroom antics not caring “to get fired”. Such unheard stand-offs could as well be smothering the greater evil of a troubled employee-mindset, which ultimately explodes into traumatic ailments.  

     

    read more at Business Insider
  • STANDING IS THE NEW SITTING AT THE APPLE PARK

    STANDING IS THE NEW SITTING AT THE APPLE PARK

    News by Editorial Team 14 Jun 2018

    Or so we gather, from the latest installments of standing desks for all employees. Tim Cook, who’s an avid promoter of smart living, is smitten with the idea of healthier employees. And why not? On-campus plantations, gyms, not to mention an interstellar office make the top of perks being arrayed for the workforce. An investment which bears Apple the return of being the World’s Most Valued Company.

     

    read more at Business Insider
  • MARKS & SPENCER'S RECORDS A SECOND CONSECUTIVE LOW IN ANNUAL PROFITS

    MARKS & SPENCER'S RECORDS A SECOND CONSECUTIVE LOW IN ANNUAL PROFITS

    News by Editorial Team 13 Jun 2018

    Due to the outcome, bonuses were stashed away in trash cans as the retailer missed its margins on the balance sheets. The blow was much greater for those in the top leadership who would take home an un-hiked compensation package than last year. Overall, the company’s directorship will look at a remuneration which is down 33%, thanks to a stock prize which has slipped 21% over the course of 2017.

     

    read more at Euro News
  • RYANAIR ACKNOWLEDGES TRADE UNION RIGHTS, IN AN EFFORT TO REBUILD, LIFT ITS IMAGE

    RYANAIR ACKNOWLEDGES TRADE UNION RIGHTS, IN AN EFFORT TO REBUILD, LIFT ITS IMAGE

    News by Editorial Team 13 Jun 2018

    The latest agreement grants consultation and negotiating rights to a union called Unite. 650 members of the cabin crew, based out of the airline’s UK basis, would gain representation via the aforementioned union in matters of compensation, work-hours & holidays. Ryanair has been putting its foot on the peddle to increasingly emerge as an employee-centric-brand, one might add, “to good effect”.

     

    read more at Irish Times
  • HEINEKEN APPOINTS MAGGIE TIMONEY AS CEO

    HEINEKEN APPOINTS MAGGIE TIMONEY AS CEO

    News by Editorial Team 12 Jun 2018

    Current Chief Executive Ronald den Elzen will make space for Maggie, who takes office from September 1. Maggie joined Heineken in 1998 as a national sales planner, and since then continued her upwards path in the company hierarchy in various strategic roles. Ronald will move his towards Heineken Netherlands, where he’d be needed for a global role.

     

    read more at Fortune
  • WE NEED TO TALK. ONLY 2% OF GOOGLE’S WORKERS ARE BLACK!

    WE NEED TO TALK. ONLY 2% OF GOOGLE’S WORKERS ARE BLACK!

    News by Editorial Team 12 Jun 2018

    The same number has remained stubbornly low for a long time. Yet, it’s not the only company with lack of opportunities for people of color. Although Facebook Inc. claims to have the demographic at 3%, it still wouldn’t confirm the number of black people employed in technical positions. Seems, the topic of diversity and inclusion remains a hot-topic for collecting brownie-points in the media, failing to materialize where it matters. 

     

    read more at Fortune
  • HOWARD SCHULTZ SETS SUN ON STARBUCKS, WITH OVAL OFFICE ON THE HORIZON

    HOWARD SCHULTZ SETS SUN ON STARBUCKS, WITH OVAL OFFICE ON THE HORIZON

    News by Editorial Team 08 Jun 2018

    Having romanticized the experience of coffee-drinking through 28,000 outlets in 77 countries, the Starbucks CEO could now be setting his sails for POTUS. News-stands are bustling with speculation that Mr. Schultz had made clear his intentions a year in advance to the board. Former J.C. Penney Chairman Myron E. Ullman will brace the hot-seat at Starbucks, as the company prepares to honor Howard with the title of Chairman Emeritus.

     

    read more at The New York Times
  • TARGET EMPLOYEE WHO STRIP-SEARCHED BLACK CUSTOMER, FIRED!

    TARGET EMPLOYEE WHO STRIP-SEARCHED BLACK CUSTOMER, FIRED!

    News by Editorial Team 07 Jun 2018

    Two weeks into the inquiry of a not so “unusual” case of racial bias at Target and the company fires one of the three security guards involved. Ashanae Davis, who was accused of shoplifting a bikini, was forced to strip in the presence of security guards & a female manager. Out of court settlements & apologies may work for now, but time is ticking for the company to mend employee-outlook before it steps on yet another landmine.      

     

     

    read more at NCB News

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