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  • A KOREAN PENINSULAR CONFLICT WILL BECKON ECONOMIC WOES

    A KOREAN PENINSULAR CONFLICT WILL BECKON ECONOMIC WOES

    News by Editorial Team 05 Oct 2017

    The World Bank had recently released its customary economic report on Asia. The numbers, which overall spoke of business-as-usual statistics, particularly pointed to the trouble looming the Korean region. The data is upfront about devastating futuristic outcomes which could have serious repercussions for major world economies.

     

    read more at BBC
  • INSPIRING HR REFORMS FROM INDUSTRY LEADER SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC

    INSPIRING HR REFORMS FROM INDUSTRY LEADER SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC

    News by Editorial Team 05 Oct 2017

    The company which is too big to fail has been staring the ground for some time. Riding a disappointing fleet of unprofitable years, the company-turning-corporate-megalith has decided to do away with 13,000 positions. BT CEO, Gavin Patterson, did a poor job in justifying the drive by pointing at presumptive annual savings of $2 Billion by 2021, appeasing public outrage by little.

     

  • NEW PROSPECTS ON THE HORIZON FOR SAUDI WOMEN

    NEW PROSPECTS ON THE HORIZON FOR SAUDI WOMEN

    News by Editorial Team 03 Oct 2017

    The latest decree by King Salman is set to introduce a major change in the country’s labor market. A set of job profiles, which was previously prohibited for women, is being reopened, in-effect from June 2018. This would see a flux of 80,000 new female employees finding workable opportunities, provided they meet a few educational pre-requisites.

     

    read more at CIPD
  • FROM JANITOR TO CTO, GAIL EVANS HAS SEEN IT ALL

    FROM JANITOR TO CTO, GAIL EVANS HAS SEEN IT ALL

    News by Editorial Team 03 Oct 2017

    The current Chief Information officer of Mercer, Gail Evans, is one who leads by example. Back in the day, she changed her life from being a janitor at Eastman Kodak to being their CTO, thanks to her love of technology. An inspiration to many, she has carved a niche for herself contributing to the success of global giants like HP, Microsoft, and Bank of America.

     

    read more at CNBC
  • PHILIPPINE’S ALARMING EMPLOYEE TURNOVER RATES

    PHILIPPINE’S ALARMING EMPLOYEE TURNOVER RATES

    News by Editorial Team 29 Sep 2017

    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 Human Resource Online
  • UBER PROVES EMPLOYEE FRIENDLINESS WITH NEW INTEGRATION

    UBER PROVES EMPLOYEE FRIENDLINESS WITH NEW INTEGRATION

    News by Editorial Team 29 Sep 2017

    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.    

     

    read more at Tech Crunch
  • ASPIRATIONAL MILLENNIALS CHOOSING GOV. JOBS OVER PRIVATE OFFICES

    ASPIRATIONAL MILLENNIALS CHOOSING GOV. JOBS OVER PRIVATE OFFICES

    News by Editorial Team 28 Sep 2017

    To survive in Hong Kong while beating financial woes is no joke. Ask the demographic which has stepped into their 20’s. Young men & women who have educational limitations are opting for civil service profiles for sustained financial security. The supposed shift has been accelerated due to the meagre pay hikes which are unable to negate the effects of inflation.

     

    read more at Human Resource Online
  • PAID-TIME-OFF, BETTER DONATED THAN PUT TO NO USE

    PAID-TIME-OFF, BETTER DONATED THAN PUT TO NO USE

    News by Editorial Team 28 Sep 2017

    A deaf Uber drivers’ FYI-appeal to his riders, has caught the eye of the world. The cabbie named Onur had pinned a note, informing cab-takers of his impaired hearing until one of his customers shared its image on twitter. And the rest is history. The heart-melting one-pager, requesting people to feel comfortable in the car is winning people over as the re-tweets continue to pour in.

     

    read more at HRE Online
  • TIDE OF TIME AGAINST RYANAIR, AS IT RUSHES TO HIRE PILOTS

    TIDE OF TIME AGAINST RYANAIR, AS IT RUSHES TO HIRE PILOTS

    News by Editorial Team 28 Sep 2017

    If statistics are anything to buy, then Ryanair is in a battle of its own to hire able pilots in-time. 26.6% of the pilot vacancies take more than 60 days to be successfully filled. But this is no usual recruiting that is in question. The airline is trying to pull itself up after repeated setbacks of first, technical inefficiencies & then battling employee discontentment.

     

    read more at The HR Director
  • DATA ANALYTICS SEEPING INTO THE HR FUNCTION

    DATA ANALYTICS SEEPING INTO THE HR FUNCTION

    News by Editorial Team 27 Sep 2017

    Analytics is not just about the tech that draws actionable insights but easing the way people operate a particular function. This seems to be the ideology at OCBC Bank, which implements the use of advanced yet simple to use analytical tools to keep tabs on daily operations, especially those involving the Human Resources.

     

    read more at Straits Times
  • EVIDENT PAY GAP BETWEEN MALE & FEMALE HR MANAGERS IN UK

    EVIDENT PAY GAP BETWEEN MALE & FEMALE HR MANAGERS IN UK

    News by Editorial Team 26 Sep 2017

    The Super-market chain is introducing a benefits-program targeted at part-timers. The benefits-structure, which Hy-Vee claims are like no other, doesn’t fail to impress with coverages for the hospital, life and disability included. The entire initiative will be backed by the company’s Midwest Heritage Financial services arm along with the online health insurance distribution platfor  

    read more at HR News
  • HAPPINESS INDEX?? YES, IT EXISTS & SHOULD BE A PRIORITY

    HAPPINESS INDEX?? YES, IT EXISTS & SHOULD BE A PRIORITY

    News by Editorial Team 26 Sep 2017

    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  

    read more at Human Resource Online
  • “LICENSE DROPPED”, AN ALARM FOR UBER TO COMPLY WITH STATE RULES

    “LICENSE DROPPED”, AN ALARM FOR UBER TO COMPLY WITH STATE RULES

    News by Editorial Team 26 Sep 2017

    The National Institutes of Health have unveiled their plan to gather genetic information of a million people over the next decade. The scientific community, eager to utilize medical-advances for ethnic as well as sexual minorities, will strive to innovate precise medication as per the demographic. The due laurels of the program are to be showered on the Obama administration, which proposed the same  

    read more at BBC News
  • OC TANNER EXPANDS FOOTPRINT IN AUSTRALIA WITH ACQUISITION

    OC TANNER EXPANDS FOOTPRINT IN AUSTRALIA WITH ACQUISITION

    News by Editorial Team 25 Sep 2017

    Global employee recognition leader OC Tanner announced its acquisition of Accumulate Loyalty Services, a provider of employee recognition and employee solutions, in Australia today. This seems a natural alliance for both the companies in this sector, providing OC Tanner with better outreach to its multinational clients currently operating in Australia. Likewise, this acquisition will provide Accumulate with OC Tanner’s technical and service expertise in serving their own clients, like Accumulates’ former owner, Qantas

     

    read more at PR Newswire
  • AI BASED STARTUP RAISES 8 $MILLION DOLLAR ROUND

    AI BASED STARTUP RAISES 8 $MILLION DOLLAR ROUND

    News by Editorial Team 25 Sep 2017

    It’s neither of the two, but a voluntary resignation for Whatsapp’s co-founder Jan Koum, who in his post on Facebook’s said he’s “taking time off to do things... outside of technology”. Although coming from the man himself, yet the words have proven insufficient to bury the rumors suggesting, there had been a clash over company’s future strategies.  

     

    read more at Venture Beat
  • SINGAPORE AIMING TO GENERATE S$ 8.3 BILLION BY 2020 THROUGH THE LOGISTICS INDUSTRY

    SINGAPORE AIMING TO GENERATE S$ 8.3 BILLION BY 2020 THROUGH THE LOGISTICS INDUSTRY

    News by Editorial Team 25 Sep 2017

    It’s fascinating to see that a tech-giant like IBM, should take so long to introduce a ban on removable devices, while others have already cut their cords with the subject. Still, the management has decreed. May, shall see IBM employees globally, ceasing the use of USB(s) at the workplace. Instead, the transfer of data will now be channeled through intra-  

    read more at Human Resource Online
  • ALPHABET SALLOWS A GULP OF HTC VETERANS FOR A WHOPPING $1.1 BILLION

    ALPHABET SALLOWS A GULP OF HTC VETERANS FOR A WHOPPING $1.1 BILLION

    News by Editorial Team 22 Sep 2017

    It’s fair, square and simple. Imagine if such were to be the demarcation between you and the top-executives of your company. This debate is a disappointing reality for many working at Walmart, some of whom got a chance to raise their voice at the Hypermarket’s annual investor meeting. The staff, represented by Ms Carolyn Davis, kept their case for fully compensated family leaves. 

     

    read more at Business Standard
  • JOB-CUTS TO AIDE COST-CUTTING, AS HP PLANS TO SAVE $1.5 BILLION

    JOB-CUTS TO AIDE COST-CUTTING, AS HP PLANS TO SAVE $1.5 BILLION

    News by Editorial Team 22 Sep 2017

    Aiming to become a leaner organization, Hewlett Packard will follow up on its announcement to lay-off 5000 professionals. The tech-biggie recently made public its plans to save an est. $1.5 over a three-year period which obliges the enterprise to get rid of 10% of its global workforce.

     

    read more at Human Resource Online
  • MORE HUMAN EYES TO GUARD AGAINST “HATE POSTS” ON FACEBOOK

    MORE HUMAN EYES TO GUARD AGAINST “HATE POSTS” ON FACEBOOK

    News by Editorial Team 21 Sep 2017

    Sheryl Sandberg, the Chief Operating Officer of Facebook bravely admitted, that the loop-hole that caused discriminatory ads to run on the network, “was on us”. Revealing strict guidelines, she commented that added human vigilance is on its way to curb the menace of hate, “which has no place on Facebook”.

     

    read more at BBC
  • YEARS TO BUILD A REPUTATION, ONE MOMENT TO LOSE IT

    YEARS TO BUILD A REPUTATION, ONE MOMENT TO LOSE IT

    News by Editorial Team 21 Sep 2017

    This is probably the crux of the matter at Ryanair, which seems to be the architect of its own downfall. Having badly entangled itself with technical irregularities, the airlines finds itself in an uphill challenge to retain its pilots, who have refused to take a one-off payment from their employer. They are demanding contracts such those befitting a stable professional environment.

     

    read more at BBC

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