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  • HUAWEI UNDER SCRUTINY FOR SPYING ON U.S.

    HUAWEI UNDER SCRUTINY FOR SPYING ON U.S.

    News by Editorial Team 27 Jun 2019

    Employees of Huawei technologies Co have worked on at least 10 research projects with Chinese armed force personnel over the past decade, Bloomberg reported on Thursday. The company, however, denied having any knowledge of this partnership. Huawei workers were involved with the Chinese army in various projects including artificial intelligence, radio communication, etc. The company is under scrutiny over spying allegations.

     

    read more at Reuters
  • SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT SUED WEWORK

    SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT SUED WEWORK

    News by Editorial Team 27 Jun 2019

    Lisa Bridges, a former executive of WeWork has sued the company for sexual harassment, gender discrimination, equal pay violations, retaliation, aiding and abetting discrimination. Lisa during her work found that the company had significant equal pay problem.  Allegedly, the company retaliated against her too. Earlier, another former vice president had filed a complaint against the company for age discrimination. 

     

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  • LEADERS OVERCONFIDENT IN THEIR TALENT MANAGEMENT CAPABILITIES

    LEADERS OVERCONFIDENT IN THEIR TALENT MANAGEMENT CAPABILITIES

    News by Editorial Team 27 Jun 2019

    A McKinsey & Company survey, conducted among 500 U.K. managers, found company leaders to be confident in their talent management practices. However, employees in non-managerial roles think CEOs and managers are the reason for unsuccessful talent management. Companies were evaluated on 21 talent practices and only a quarter of them showed satisfactory practices.

     

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  • WAYFAIR EMPLOYEES STAGE A WALKOUT

    WAYFAIR EMPLOYEES STAGE A WALKOUT

    News by Editorial Team 26 Jun 2019

    Employees of Wayfair, online home goods company, will stage a walkout on Wednesday to protest against the company’s involvement in furnishing border camps, the Guardian reported. The employees demand that the company stop its partnership to provide beds for detained immigrants. Around 547 employees have signed a letter saying the company’s involvement does not represent an ethical business partnership, the Guardian report said. 

     

    read more at The Guardian
  • FIVE ANCHORWOMEN SUE NY1

    FIVE ANCHORWOMEN SUE NY1

    News by Editorial Team 26 Jun 2019

    Five anchorwomen have sued NY1, claiming the cable channel is discriminating against them on the basis of their age and sex. In 2016, the channel laid off approximately 40 longtime employees over the age of 40. The work environment has become increasingly hostile and opportunities for younger journalists are coming at the expense of older talent, the complaint filed by employees said.

     

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  • INDUSTRY NEEDS BRAVER LEADERS

    INDUSTRY NEEDS BRAVER LEADERS

    News by Editorial Team 26 Jun 2019

    “We need braver leaders” Brene Brown, speaker, and researcher at the University of Houston​ said in general session of the 2019 Society for Human Resource Management Annual Conference. Her statement was the conclusion of her research on values. Lack of challenging conversations and corrective conversations are usually bereft of fun but at the same time, they are important. Managers are directing their conversations toward the person who has done wrong, instead of talking to them.

     

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  • ANN SARNOFF IS THE NEW CEO OF WARNER BROS

    ANN SARNOFF IS THE NEW CEO OF WARNER BROS

    News by Editorial Team 25 Jun 2019

    On Monday, Warner Media announced that it had appointed Ann Sarnoff as the chief executive officer of Warner Bros, after a scandal involving its last studio chief. Ann Sarnoff is the first woman chief executive officer of Warner Bros. The newly appointed chief is also the president of BBC Studios America. AT&T acquired Warner Bros last year.

     

    read more at Reuters
  • PROMISING OUTLOOK AMONG WORKERS LEADS TO MORE ENGAGEMENT

    PROMISING OUTLOOK AMONG WORKERS LEADS TO MORE ENGAGEMENT

    News by Editorial Team 25 Jun 2019

    The latest Annual Employee Engagement Report found that 71 percent of workers are engaged at work. Belief in the organization’s future, trust in senior leaders and their ability to communicate a motivating vision of the organization’s future were among the factors that impacted engagement. Workers who have access to employee assessment results are more engaged than those who don’t have any access to it, the report further found.

     

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  • COMPANIES NEED TO APPROACH WORKERS' LEARNING PROACTIVELY

    COMPANIES NEED TO APPROACH WORKERS' LEARNING PROACTIVELY

    News by Editorial Team 25 Jun 2019

    Despite feeling lack of proficiency in a key skill, nearly half of workers feel uncomfortable to ask employers to help in learning, a study from edX found. Technical advancement has made skills development necessary more than ever before. The study from edX further found that workers hold employers responsible for their earning, and an equal number of workers were found to hold employees responsible for their learning.

     

    read more at Forbes
  • WOMEN CEOS CONTINUE TO BE STEREOTYPED

    WOMEN CEOS CONTINUE TO BE STEREOTYPED

    News by Editorial Team 24 Jun 2019

    A KPMG survey says women in senior profiles feel discriminated and more critically judged for their behavior at work. Respondents were told that they were “too bossy, too direct or insufficiently collaborative”. More than half of these senior employees said that they altered their behavior to meet their colleagues’ expectations from them.

     

    read more at Forbes
  • A GOOD REASON TO SAY THANK YOU TO YOUR EMPLOYEES

    A GOOD REASON TO SAY THANK YOU TO YOUR EMPLOYEES

    News by Editorial Team 24 Jun 2019

    Employees prefer a simple “thank you” as recognition of their daily performance. In a Deloitte survey, 47% of respondents preferred to be recognized than get a raise; 37% of employees want to be known by the leaders of their supervisors and 32% preferred the recognition of their direct supervisors.

     

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  • UBER AND LFYT URGE LAWMAKERS TO RETAIN GIG MODEL

    UBER AND LFYT URGE LAWMAKERS TO RETAIN GIG MODEL

    News by Editorial Team 24 Jun 2019

    Uber and Lfyt are urging lawmakers to exempt them from the legislation that would make it mandatory for them to treat their contractual drivers like employees. It is a classification conundrum for the two car-rent companies. Along with the two other companies, many other agencies and individuals are rooting for the gig model.

     

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  • U.S. HAS NO PLANS TO CAP H-1B VISAS

    U.S. HAS NO PLANS TO CAP H-1B VISAS

    News by Editorial Team 21 Jun 2019

    On Thursday, Trump administration announced that it had no plans to cap H-1B work visas for countries that store data locally. H-1B program issues U.S. Visas to foreign workers. U.S. issues 85,000 H-1B visas and around 70 percent go to Indians. Earlier, the U.S. had conveyed its plan to cap the visas between 10-15 percent issued to Indians.

     

    read more at Reuters
  • DEMAND FOR CONTINGENT WORKERS GROWS IN U.S.

    DEMAND FOR CONTINGENT WORKERS GROWS IN U.S.

    News by Editorial Team 21 Jun 2019

    Independent workers in the U.S. feel more confident now, research from MBO Partners revealed. The report counts freelancers, contractors, consultants, temporary or on-call workers as independent workers. Further, the report attributed the growth in online talent marketplaces and a shortage of skilled talent as reasons for higher confidence among independent workers. In 2019, independent workers added $1.3 trillion to the U.S. economy.

     

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  • U. S. WORKERS TO CHOOSE THEIR OWN HEALTHCARE COVERAGE NOW

    U. S. WORKERS TO CHOOSE THEIR OWN HEALTHCARE COVERAGE NOW

    News by Editorial Team 21 Jun 2019

    A new rule from the Trump administration will allow workers to shop for healthcare coverage from the funds provided by employers. This change will come into effect from next year. Employers will be required to deposit money into a tax-exempt HRA standalone account which employees can use to shop for coverage. 800,000 workers are expected to benefit from this change.

     

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  • AUTOMATION EATS UP JOBS, WOMEN TO SUFFER THE MOST

    AUTOMATION EATS UP JOBS, WOMEN TO SUFFER THE MOST

    News by Editorial Team 20 Jun 2019

    World Bank’s 2016 report says women are at more risk of losing jobs as compared to their men counterparts. As per the report, about two-thirds of jobs in developing countries are at risk from the new developing and evolving technologies. Unfortunately, women will fare worse than men, and will lose more of the existing jobs and will land fewer of the emerging higher-skilled jobs.

     

    read more at Bloomberg
  • GOOGLE DISMISSES THE PLANS TO FIGHT SEXUAL HARASSMENT AND BOOST DIVERSITY

    GOOGLE DISMISSES THE PLANS TO FIGHT SEXUAL HARASSMENT AND BOOST DIVERSITY

    News by Editorial Team 20 Jun 2019

    Despite numerous employees protesting outside the venue of the annual shareholder meeting, Alphabet, the parent company of Google, rejected various proposals to address sexual harassment, antitrust issues, and diversity policies at the meeting. Earlier, in November 2018, Google had done away with its forced arbitration policy that addressed sexual assault claims for full-time employees. It was followed by a walkout of about 20,000 employees.

     

    read more at The Guardian
  • AT&T & HASBRO HONOURED FOR BEING SOCIALLY RESPONSIBLE COMPANIES

    AT&T & HASBRO HONOURED FOR BEING SOCIALLY RESPONSIBLE COMPANIES

    News by Editorial Team 20 Jun 2019

    Some 50 odd companies in the US were honored on Monday for their commitment to ‘moving social impact, and civic engagement’ among other causes. These Civic 50 honorees included all public and private US companies who had revenues of USD1 billion or more and were selected on the basis of four criteria namely – investment, integration, institutionalization, and impact. ATT and Hasbro were among them.

     

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  • U.S. EMPLOYERS ARE HIRING EX-OFFENDERS

    U.S. EMPLOYERS ARE HIRING EX-OFFENDERS

    News by Editorial Team 19 Jun 2019

    Hiring ex-offenders seems to be a growing trend among U.S. employers. About 700 million persons in the U.S have a criminal background. However, it doesn’t necessarily indicate that they are convicted. A study by Northwestern University reported that the hiring rate among ex-offenders is lower than non-offenders in customer service roles. Brown’s Super Stores employ between 600 and 700 workers with criminal histories. 

     

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  • CEOS PRIORITIZE TECH OVER EMPLOYEE DEVELOPMENT

    CEOS PRIORITIZE TECH OVER EMPLOYEE DEVELOPMENT

    News by Editorial Team 19 Jun 2019

    More than half of the CEOs are optimistic that their business will grow by at least 2 percent in the next three years, KPMG’s fifth Global CEO Outlook found. The survey further found that 33 percent of CEOs plan to grow their workforce by 6 percent. 70 percent of CEOs plan to invest in technology, 30 percent plan to invest in employee development as part of workforce development.

     

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