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  • TIME TO PULL THE PLUG ON “VIRGINITY TESTS”

    TIME TO PULL THE PLUG ON “VIRGINITY TESTS”

    News by Editorial Team 27 Nov 2017

    Human Rights activists are calling to shut-down unacceptable virginity tests that are performed on Indonesian women military recruits. While the military sources claim, that such tests were already put a full-stop to three-years ago, sources tell a different story. Subjects, who are supposedly failed to clear the test, admitted going through feelings of embarrassment and trauma.

     

    read more at The Star
  • NISSAN UPS THE ANTE TO ENTER THE AUTODRIVEN VEHICLE SPACE

    NISSAN UPS THE ANTE TO ENTER THE AUTODRIVEN VEHICLE SPACE

    News by Editorial Team 27 Nov 2017

    The company exercises a public-hearing-cum-videoconferencing type peer review in which underperformers argue their employability. An X-ray of the process revealed that employees lose as much as 70% of the times, in which case their choices oscillate between severance pay or a prolonged probation period. The program’s inventiveness sidelined, what bothers people management experts is that the jury members aren’t HR practitioners but off-shore professionals designated in similar roles. Fair?  

     

    read more at CNN
  • UOB TESTING WATERS WITH ROBOTS TO GET OPTIMIZED

    UOB TESTING WATERS WITH ROBOTS TO GET OPTIMIZED

    News by Editorial Team 23 Nov 2017

    Singapore - The United Overseas Bank introduced Amy & Eve, it's software bots that have reportedly cut the data processing time to half, in just three weeks. The tasks were otherwise labeled “mundane” and repetitive by human standards. Following the spree of positive news, UOB will, in the coming months be taking more robots onboard.

     

    read more at 23 Nov 2017
  • UNION ASSURES - INDUSTRIAL ACTION IS THE “LAST THING” IT WANTS

    UNION ASSURES - INDUSTRIAL ACTION IS THE “LAST THING” IT WANTS

    News by Editorial Team 23 Nov 2017

    The Union at Cathay Pacific is mulling alternatives if the troubled airlines don't resolve salary issues soon. The organization has been out on a mission to save up to HK$ 4 Billion till 2019. With that in mind, making changes to employee benefits was a part of the plan. The union will cast vote from December 13th to 27th on its future “action-plan”.

     

    read more at SCMP
  • DID APPLE GO TOO-FAR TO PRODUCE THE IPHONE X?

    DID APPLE GO TOO-FAR TO PRODUCE THE IPHONE X?

    News by Editorial Team 22 Nov 2017

    6 Students out of a batch of 3000, who were completing their internships at a Foxconn plant have admitted they worked 11-hours a day to assemble the in-demand iPhone X. Although paid for their shifts, yet one cannot deny the fact that this was against the legal limits set by the local bodies.

     

    read more at The Guardian
  • EMPLOYEES PULLING THE SICKIE CARD MORE OFTEN THAN NOT

    EMPLOYEES PULLING THE SICKIE CARD MORE OFTEN THAN NOT

    News by Editorial Team 22 Nov 2017

    “Who doesn’t want a leave?” But doing regularly leveraging on the sickies is what has bogged down employers in the U.K. As per the research by Citation, almost 39 million days are lost to such excuses with over half a million admitting to having done this 8 times a year. Seems the life of Talent Managers will never hit a low-ground with enough to keep their plates full!

     

    read more at The HR Director
  • IS UBER ON THE MOVE TO CHANGE ITS MODEL?

    IS UBER ON THE MOVE TO CHANGE ITS MODEL?

    News by Editorial Team 21 Nov 2017

    Starting as a company relying on freelance drivers, the unicorn has perhaps stretched its legs into the future, already. A new partnership between Uber & Volvo will see the car-manufacturer provide 24,000 XC90 SUVs that could be auto-driven with Uber’s software. the deal, which is non-exclusive shall last from 2019-2021. Experts believe, the shift is accelerated due to Alphabet’s self-driven car, Waymo.

     

    read more at The Guardian
  • AIRBNB ACQUIRES STARTUP, TARGETING DISABLED PEOPLE

    AIRBNB ACQUIRES STARTUP, TARGETING DISABLED PEOPLE

    News by Editorial Team 21 Nov 2017

    With the latest acquisition of Accomable, essentially Airbnb for people with disabilities, it plans to widen its accessibility features to a wider array of consumers. Accomable has 1,100 listed properties in 60 countries. Airbnb’s motive to address the travel concerns of all parts of the society goes on to show the reasons due to which the company is now valued at $31 Billion.

     

    read more at Tech Crunch
  • OATH SET TO GET RID-OFF THE EXTRA LOAD

    OATH SET TO GET RID-OFF THE EXTRA LOAD

    News by Editorial Team 21 Nov 2017

    Verizon’s subsidiary Oath Inc. will be slashing 560 employees, that’s almost 4% of their global workforce. The statement sent by one of the spokespersons read “we’ve made these changes to our team to further align our global organization to our 2018 roadmap”. The layoffs will not be targeting a single geography but any further details are yet to be found out.

     

    read more at Digi Day
  • BBC OOZES PAST CONTROVERSY OF EMPLOYEES SLEEPING DURING NIGHT-SHIFTS

    BBC OOZES PAST CONTROVERSY OF EMPLOYEES SLEEPING DURING NIGHT-SHIFTS

    News by Editorial Team 20 Nov 2017

    The story which was initially run by The Sun, with pictures of BBC employees taking a nap during night shifts was handled rather quite well by the later. Along with Tweets from BBC Producer Robert Coxwell sleeping on the floor, BBC Press Office posted a poll that showed audience trust rating for every channel, with the Beeb at 57% & the Sun at 0.3%.

     

    read more at Evening Standard
  • AMIDST PLANS OF EXPANSION, DISNEY TO SEND STAFF BAGS-PACKING

    AMIDST PLANS OF EXPANSION, DISNEY TO SEND STAFF BAGS-PACKING

    News by Editorial Team 20 Nov 2017

    Following up on its plans for expansion, Honk Kong’s Disneyland is set to temporarily pull the plug on its nightly fireworks show. The plan, which would require an expenditure of HK$10.9 Billion would force the aforementioned move following New Years’ Day. Changes would also see some staff leave the company although company spokespersons have iterated “Every effort has been made to redeploy”.

     

    read more at SCMP
  • GE ANNOUNCES NEW VP OF HUMAN RESOURCES

    GE ANNOUNCES NEW VP OF HUMAN RESOURCES

    News by Editorial Team 17 Nov 2017

    Raghu Krishnamoorthy is set to be the new Vice President of Human Resources at General Electric Healthcare. Susan Peters, the erstwhile Chief Human Resource Officer shall vacate, with 38 years to look back at with GE. The regime change shall be effective from December 1, 2017, onwards. Raghu, joined GE back in 1994, as a Human Resource Leader.

     

    read more at GE News
  • APPLES’ VP OF DIVERSITY STEPS DOWN

    APPLES’ VP OF DIVERSITY STEPS DOWN

    News by Editorial Team 17 Nov 2017

    After being associated with Apple over a 20-year period, Denise Young Smith, who was VP of Diversity and Inclusion has stepped down from the position. She was only 6 months into this leadership role. The company has lined up Christie Smith, a longstanding Deloitte loyalist as her replacement. Denise’ style of leadership had raised eye-brows with objectionable comments, in initial months of her VP tenure.

     

    read more at Fortune
  • PRET EMPLOYEE SPARKS ROW WITH LEWD BADGE CONTENT

    PRET EMPLOYEE SPARKS ROW WITH LEWD BADGE CONTENT

    News by Editorial Team 16 Nov 2017

    A female employee at Pret a Manager, UK’s sandwich shop chain, has sparked debate after she was pictured wearing a badge that read I am new, Kiss me. The subject has been pounced upon by people from all backgrounds, with many expressing concerns over Twitter. In response, Pret has assured viable action will be taken to deal with the case on an immediate basis.

     

    read more at Evening Standard
  • G.E – “JOB CUTS TO FOLLOW AS PART OF CORPORATE-RESTRUCTURING”

    G.E – “JOB CUTS TO FOLLOW AS PART OF CORPORATE-RESTRUCTURING”

    News by Editorial Team 15 Nov 2017

    The company’s push, to gain ground in aviation, energy, and healthcare has it look inward for restructuring. As a result, job-cuts are all set to kick in. The what, when and how, would soon be shared by General Electric whose CEO, John Flannery was quoted as saying “We have not performed well for owners” & that “the management team is devoted to correct that”.

     

    read more at Financial Express
  • UBER LOSES APPEAL AGAINST GRANTING DRIVERS WORK-STATUS

    UBER LOSES APPEAL AGAINST GRANTING DRIVERS WORK-STATUS

    News by Editorial Team 15 Nov 2017

    The ruling which has irked the company to turn to the Supreme Court in Britain has advised Uber to grant the rights of paid holidays and minimum wages to the drivers. Contrary to its inclination, statements from the company reflected that this would mean categorizing the drivers as employees of the company. Would the unicorn twist its own policies, that is if its’ strong-armed to?

     

    read more at Nation
  • FORMER EMPLOYEE BASHES TESLA, CALLS IT “HOT-BED FOR RACISM”

    FORMER EMPLOYEE BASHES TESLA, CALLS IT “HOT-BED FOR RACISM”

    News by Editorial Team 15 Nov 2017

    While new disruptions have been set in motion by the electric car manufacturer, it continues to face one lawsuit after another. Not in the distant past, a gay-employee filed a case accusing Tesla of firing him on discriminatory grounds. In yet another case, another employee is taking the company to court, as he faced prolonged harassment, subsequent to which he was fired for “poor performance”.

     

    read more at Fortune
  • YOUR SOCIAL MEDIA POSTS CAN LAND YOU WITH A PINK SLIP!

    YOUR SOCIAL MEDIA POSTS CAN LAND YOU WITH A PINK SLIP!

    News by Editorial Team 14 Nov 2017

    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 CNBC
  • YOUR LAST SALARY, NONE OF ANYONE’S BUSINESS!

    YOUR LAST SALARY, NONE OF ANYONE’S BUSINESS!

    News by Editorial Team 14 Nov 2017

    Employers in New York will not be able to inquire about your past salary. The bill, which deems it unlawful was signed by the city’s mayor Bill de Blasio, a Democrat. This hiring shift according to many was long overdue, to cut the disparities in salaries between men and women. In 2015, women earned 79.6 cents against every dollar made by men.

     

    read more at CNN Money
  • INITIATIVE TO GET MORE DISABLED PEOPLE INTO CIVIL SERVICES

    INITIATIVE TO GET MORE DISABLED PEOPLE INTO CIVIL SERVICES

    News by Editorial Team 13 Nov 2017

    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 The Malaymail Online

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