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  • 15% OF THE WORKFORCE IN UK, UNDER THREAT FROM AUTOMATION

    15% OF THE WORKFORCE IN UK, UNDER THREAT FROM AUTOMATION

    News by Editorial Team 20 Sep 2017

    The partnership which has led to many employees resigning and thousands more sounding alarm with a petition, may not be extended after next March. That is when the ongoing Pentagon-Google brotherhood officially ends. However, with company spokesperson being tight-lipped and a top leadership which is split into two, little can be taken for its face-value.

     

    read more at The Guardian
  • GOOF-UP AT RYANAIR SEES MULTIPLE FLIGHTS CANCELLED

    GOOF-UP AT RYANAIR SEES MULTIPLE FLIGHTS CANCELLED

    News by Editorial Team 19 Sep 2017

    The airlines have admitted committing a boo-boo, by mishandling its yearly holiday calendar. The “mess” has seen an average of 40-50 flights canceled daily, a case that will perpetuate regularly for the next 2-3 weeks. The inconvenience is causing the passengers to express their discontentment on the social media.

     

    read more at BBC
  • BAME STAFF EARNS 13% LESS THAN THEIR COUNTERPARTS, CLAIMS PWC

    BAME STAFF EARNS 13% LESS THAN THEIR COUNTERPARTS, CLAIMS PWC

    News by Editorial Team 19 Sep 2017

    Singapore’s cabinet is being re-shuffled. The move which is designed to assert a younger POV (Point of View) will give chance to ministers of relatively young political representatives. One such face happens to be of Mrs. Josephine Teo, who’ll assume her duties as the country’s latest Minister of Manpower. Emptying the chair for her will be Mr. Lim Swee Say, having spent three yea  

    read more at BBC
  • HAS APPLE BEEN DOING ENOUGH FOR DIVERSITY?

    HAS APPLE BEEN DOING ENOUGH FOR DIVERSITY?

    News by Editorial Team 18 Sep 2017

    Apple’ Keynote has proven, yet again, that gender diversity is something that the company still fails at. It didn’t take long for skeptics to point out, of the 9 speakers only 2 were women who spoke for a meagre 8 out of 107 minutes. The numbers have been scant for the opposite sex gaining only 28% representation at the top leadership.

     

    read more at Vice News
  • BUILD ON ACHIEVEMENTS THAN LIE ON YOUR RESUME

    BUILD ON ACHIEVEMENTS THAN LIE ON YOUR RESUME

    News by Editorial Team 18 Sep 2017

    Honesty is the best policy, especially while applying for roles in a new organization. in order to make ones’ application stand above the lot, people turn to dubious means which includes lying on the C.V. the study reveals. But in the majority of cases, precisely 75%, the managers do not respond if they catch a tongue in cheek.

     

    read more at CNBC
  • JENNIFFER CHATT WILL BE THE SENIOR VP OF HR CHA CONSULTING

    JENNIFFER CHATT WILL BE THE SENIOR VP OF HR CHA CONSULTING

    News by Editorial Team 15 Sep 2017

    Despite the plummeting numbers in overall growth, CEOs in Singapore have maintained their annual salaries. The study by Hay Group reveals that the Chiefs of Singapore-listed companies continued to receive a median sum of S$625,000. At a granular level, the executives of large companies maintained an edge over smaller companies with better remuneration brackets.

     

    read more at Hudson Valley 360
  • MACC ASSURED OF FULL COOPERATION FOLLOWING REPORTS OF SCANDAL

    MACC ASSURED OF FULL COOPERATION FOLLOWING REPORTS OF SCANDAL

    News by Editorial Team 15 Sep 2017

    The controversy that has torpedoed into a major headache for Qatar Airlines CEO, Akbar Al Baker, has led him to issue an apology lamenting his words implying a woman couldn’t do his job. Baker pointed to the Airlines’ impeccable male-to-female workforce ratio, asserting he would love to strategize a succession plan which beckons a woman to succeed him.

     

    read more at Malasia Kini
  • FINTECH GIANT FISERV REPLACES ITS CHRO

    FINTECH GIANT FISERV REPLACES ITS CHRO

    News by Editorial Team 15 Sep 2017

    Quality may never come cheap, but talent certainly does! Which is why companies like Amazon, Google & Microsoft go headhunting abroad. In the last two years, the likes of such tech giants have been pushing for greater H-1B applications to pass through. Though foreign minds contribute significantly to innovation in the Americas, perhaps one ought to think of a large number of Americans vying for similar positions.

    read more at Business Wire
  • BALLOTS TO BE RECAST FOR INCREASING THE RETIREMENT AGE AT CATHAY PACIFIC

    BALLOTS TO BE RECAST FOR INCREASING THE RETIREMENT AGE AT CATHAY PACIFIC

    News by Editorial Team 14 Sep 2017

    Votes will be recast over the decision to increase the mandatory retirement age for the Hong Kong cabin crew at Cathay Pacific Airways. The ruling that shall impact almost 9,000 people, will see the crew bid farewell to the company at the age of 60 instead of 55. 2008 last saw such a change increased the age retirement barrier from 45 to 55.

     

    read more at SCMP
  • THE MAN WHO NEEDS NO INTRODUCTION, TO HEAD NEWS CORP’S HR

    THE MAN WHO NEEDS NO INTRODUCTION, TO HEAD NEWS CORP’S HR

    News by Editorial Team 13 Sep 2017

    Daniel Cram will be the new head of HR at News Corp Australia. The special one, who has had a lustrous career sprawled across companies such as AGL, B&T, and Westpac will be designated as the human resource director at the Australian Media house. 

     

    read more at Media Week 
  • MALAYSIA-SINGAPORE RAIL TO GENERATE EMPLOYMENT FOR 111,000

    MALAYSIA-SINGAPORE RAIL TO GENERATE EMPLOYMENT FOR 111,000

    News by Editorial Team 13 Sep 2017

    The Supreme Court of California, with its decision, might have put a dent deep into the pockets of the state’s employers. On Monday, the court decreed gig workers be categorized as employees if they perform usual business operations and the employer has “control over them”. The ruling shall take a 20-30 percent bite into the profits of the companies, who then may pass on the costs to the consumers.

     

  • MORE PATERNITY LEAVES A STEP TOO FAR FOR THE MALAYSIAN GOVERNMENT

    MORE PATERNITY LEAVES A STEP TOO FAR FOR THE MALAYSIAN GOVERNMENT

    News by Editorial Team 13 Sep 2017

    If the sources are to be believed, word has it that the chief executive chair might see a new back with Matthias Mueller obliging for Herbert Diess. To quote company chairman Hans Dieter Poetsch, Matthias Mueller has “showed his general willingness to contribute to the changes.” Push had been coming to shove at the top for some time, following the diesel-cheating scandal that blotted the company’s image all over the  

  • HR LEGEND EDITH COOPER TO RETIRE FROM GOLDMAN SACHS

    HR LEGEND EDITH COOPER TO RETIRE FROM GOLDMAN SACHS

    News by Editorial Team 12 Sep 2017

    The Human Resource leader who had a lustrous career spanning 21years at the firm will be succeeded by Dane Holmes, currently serving as the global head of Pine Street & investor relations. Edith will not be the only veteran to leave the financial giant with Greg Agran, global head of commodities putting an end to his 20-year period at the organization as well.

     

    read more at Business Insider 
  • IN A SEASON OF LAYOFFS, AMD GOES AGAINST THE TIDE

    IN A SEASON OF LAYOFFS, AMD GOES AGAINST THE TIDE

    News by Editorial Team 12 Sep 2017

    The retailer who was facing an ongoing backlash from the employees has blinked. The employees who were earlier confined to white-n-blue (for shirt-n-jeans respectively) have now been given the relaxation of shirt colors. The pilot-trials, which are being supervised at limited locations, have garnered much appreciation from the workforce. To paraphrase Kory Lundberg, Walmart spokesperson, upon complete assessments the changes shall be made permanen  

  • EMPLOYEE SATISFACTION NOT NECESSARILY RELATED TO PAY-HIKES, PROVES T-SYSTEMS

    EMPLOYEE SATISFACTION NOT NECESSARILY RELATED TO PAY-HIKES, PROVES T-SYSTEMS

    News by Editorial Team 11 Sep 2017

    Excessive reliance on monetary incentives could prove to be catastrophic, in view of many. So, also happens to be the outlook of Brandon Lewis, VP Human Resources at T-systems. The policies of the IT services & consulting firm outline their approach based on prioritizing employee engagement more than a hike, for major projects.

     

  • 1000 EMPLOYEES TO JOIN THE COMPANY OVER 3 YEARS, ANNOUNCES UST GLOBAL

    1000 EMPLOYEES TO JOIN THE COMPANY OVER 3 YEARS, ANNOUNCES UST GLOBAL

    News by Editorial Team 11 Sep 2017

    America Based IT service provider, UST Global will recruit an additional 1000 people by 2020 for its new facility in Penang, Malaysia. Situated at a strategic IT hub, the company is expected to offer even more customized solutions to its clients in process optimizing the organizations’ operational capabilities.

     

  • GENDER EQUALITY A TOP AGENDA FOR ADOBE

    GENDER EQUALITY A TOP AGENDA FOR ADOBE

    News by Editorial Team 11 Sep 2017

    Adobe is introducing conducive measures in a bid to reduce gender wage gap for its employees in the Americas & India. The software giant claims that plans are in place to bring pay parity between white & non-white professionals in the USA. The same stands to be the case for India, who combined with the US contributes 80% of Adobe’s workforce.

     

    read more at TOI
  • MICROSOFT TAKING AI SKILLING TO THE WORLD

    MICROSOFT TAKING AI SKILLING TO THE WORLD

    News by Editorial Team 07 Sep 2017

    Such is the apprehension of its employees who fear the brand-image getting tarnished “beyond repair”. The US Military, having initiated Project Maven, requires input from Google to hone its AI might and streamline the drone capabilities. Google employees, however, demand the project be canceled and the company declares its position unequivocally. Of the 88,000 employees that the company has, 3,100 have come forward to sign the open letter to the company.

     

    read more at Economic Times
  • LEGO TO LAY-OFF 8% OF ITS WORKFORCE TO STREAMLINE PROCESSES

    LEGO TO LAY-OFF 8% OF ITS WORKFORCE TO STREAMLINE PROCESSES

    News by Editorial Team 07 Sep 2017

    The toy maker giant seems to have bitten on more than it can chew. The company operating since the early part of the 20th century has categorized roles that are redundant to the smooth functioning of the company. almost 1400 employees will be asked to leave across all departments, as per a statement by the company Chairman Jorgen Vig Knudstorp. 

     

  • JAPAN PLANNING TO UPEND ITS HUMAN RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT

    JAPAN PLANNING TO UPEND ITS HUMAN RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT

    News by Editorial Team 07 Sep 2017

    There’s enough literature to be found on Employee Engagement and its effectiveness, yet few adaptors. Perhaps this would help the cause. Women employees at Nike, who for long had been the subject of internally circulating sexual innuendos decided to shape their plight through a female-only survey. The result (once furnished to the CEO) – 6 high-profile male exits within the last one month.

    read more at The Japan News

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