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  • HR should plan succession ahead of crises

    HR should plan succession ahead of crises

    News by Editorial Team 18 Dec 2019

    HR pros can play a strategic role by planning succession ahead of a crisis, HR Dive reports. The sudden departure of leaders can impact an organization and disrupt stability. In times like these, HR pros can step up to prove their strategic worth by guiding internal messaging and focusing on the company’s people. This also keeps the team engaged and the company ready for any transitions.

     

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  • Compliance challenges in the holiday season

    Compliance challenges in the holiday season

    News by Editorial Team 18 Dec 2019

    The 2019 holiday season could be challenging for HR, given that Hanukkah, Kwanza, and Christmas Day all occur during the week of Sunday, December 22. This may create issues for employers without the requisite policies and procedures, given the need to take care of religious accommodation duties as well as scheduling and leave administration. 

     

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  • Recruitment of 737 Pilots declines in China

    Recruitment of 737 Pilots declines in China

    News by Editorial Team 17 Dec 2019

    The grounding of Boeing’s 737 Max has decreased the demand for foreign pilots among Chinese Airlines. Earlier pilots had options to choose from dozens of jobs that paid over $300,000. However, things have changed. Chinese carriers have largely stopped hiring foreign pilots for 737 Max after two lethal crashes. Only a handful of companies are recruiting for such jobs now.

     

    read more at Fortune
  • Human rights organization files lawsuit against tech giants

    Human rights organization files lawsuit against tech giants

    News by Editorial Team 17 Dec 2019

     A human rights legal organization has filed a lawsuit against Apple, Alphabet Inc, Microsoft, Tesla, and Dell in a federal court in Washington, D.C., alleging their outsized profits are generated off the child laborers in Congo. Reportedly, these children have suffered serious injuries and health issues due to dire work conditions, which Fortune reported as “Stone Age conditions”.  

     

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  • Employees should have the rights to ignore emails

    Employees should have the rights to ignore emails

    News by Editorial Team 17 Dec 2019

    A new report from Forrester suggests employees should have the right to ignore workplace distractions like email and instant messages. Modern workplaces are a waking nightmare for any employee trying to focus on work. The report called for “employee experience bill of rights” necessary for business leaders to exhibit a commitment to establish a sense of security and long-term stability. 

     

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  • Google workers want transparency

    Google workers want transparency

    News by Editorial Team 16 Dec 2019

    Kent Walker, Google’s top lawyer, set off a firestorm after he argued that Google has outgrown its data policy on allowing workers access to any internal document. Walker’s comment met with harsh responses. One employee called the data policy “a total collapse of Google culture, while another called it “arrogant and infantilizing”. Google has been vexed with internal conflicts for the last two years.

     

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  • Employers are introducing vaping-related policies

    Employers are introducing vaping-related policies

    News by Editorial Team 16 Dec 2019

    Only 46% of the U.S. employers have a vaping policy, an IFBP wellness survey report says. An increase in vaping-related illnesses and a warning from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is driving employers to reconsider their policies.  Target and Walmart are leading the way by including vaping in their workplace tobacco policies and smaller companies are following suit.

     

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  • Generation Z workers want recruiters to connect on social media

    Generation Z workers want recruiters to connect on social media

    News by Editorial Team 16 Dec 2019

    A survey from Tallo says Gen Z workers favor traditional platforms like email (87%) or professional platforms like LinkedIn (63%) to connect with recruiters. Personal social media presence is important for Generation Z workers. However, they don’t want to be heard through those channels, the survey further revealed. Talent professionals must prioritize the candidate’s perception of recruiting processes.

     

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  • Holiday parties rise after a 3-year decline

    Holiday parties rise after a 3-year decline

    News by Editorial Team 13 Dec 2019

    As much as 76% of companies have plans to celebrate the holidays with office parties this year – the largest number since 2016, according to a Challenger, Gray & Christmas report. Despite employers’ confidence in the weakening economy, companies are extending party invitations to include ‘partners and families. Following a three-year decline, employer-sponsored parties increased by 10% in 2019. 

     

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  • Facebook and Google slip down on the best places to work list

    Facebook and Google slip down on the best places to work list

    News by Editorial Team 13 Dec 2019

    Facebook and Google came at 23rd and 11th place respectively on the Glassdoor’s annual rankings “best places to work” in the U.S. The companies have previously held places among the top 10 places to work. Google was voted “best place to work” in 2015, while Facebook has been rated as the “best place to work” three times in the past 10 years.

     

    read more at Fortune
  • Inappropriate interview questions are top deal breakers for job seekers

    Inappropriate interview questions are top deal breakers for job seekers

    News by Editorial Team 13 Dec 2019

    Inappropriate interview questions are top deal breakers for job seekers, according to a Harris Poll Survey. Unrealistic skill expectations, misrepresentations of job tasks, aggressive behavior and unresponsiveness, among other things could break the deal for job seekers too, the survey further reported. The survey corroborates the finding of a PwC research that says 49% of job seekers rejected an offer due to poor experience.

     

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  • Microsoft to replace talent apps with LinkedIn products

    Microsoft to replace talent apps with LinkedIn products

    News by Editorial Team 12 Dec 2019

    Effective February 2020, Microsoft will replace the Dynamics 365 Talent Attract and Talent Onboard apps with LinkedIn Talent Hub to bolster HR operations. Microsoft will now brand its HR tech suite as Dynamic 365 Human Resources. The product suite will provide workplace insights needed to build “data-driven employee experiences”, the company said.

     

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  • Black professionals face the most bias

    Black professionals face the most bias

    News by Editorial Team 12 Dec 2019

    A report from the Center for Talent Innovation says black professionals are more likely to experience prejudice and macroaggressions than other racial or ethnic groups. According to the report, 43% of black executives said colleagues have used racially insensitive language in front of them, while nearly 20% of black professionals surveyed said someone of their race would never reach a top position.

     

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  • Tackling substance abuse in US businesses

    Tackling substance abuse in US businesses

    News by Editorial Team 12 Dec 2019

    Around 75% of people directly and indirectly connected to substance abuse are part of the US workforce, according to a recent study by the National Safety Council, Shatterproof and NORC at the University of Chicago. As a result, business leaders are facing a toll on their workforce and their bottom lines. This has made it imperative to treat these at par with physical ailments.

     

    read more at Fortune
  • Changing recruiting vocabulary increases diversity

    Changing recruiting vocabulary increases diversity

    News by Editorial Team 11 Dec 2019

    A fortune report says changing recruiting vocabulary at Goldman Sachs increased female participation at partner level by 25%. Reportedly, this was due to a simple change in the bank’s hiring processes. By replacing the word, ‘aggressive’ with ‘intellectually curious, and other similar phrases, Rana Yared and her co-partner increased women’s participation by 50% across all levels of the bank, Fortune reports.

     

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  • St. John Properties pays $10 million in bonuses

    St. John Properties pays $10 million in bonuses

    News by Editorial Team 11 Dec 2019

    Baltimore-based commercial real estate firm has paid $10 million in bonuses to its 198 employees. The company paid $50,000 on average to an employee. The company reached its milestone of developing 20 million square feet of office, flex/ R&D, retail, and warehouse space in eight states. The total portfolio of the real estate company is valued at $3.5 billion.  

     

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  • U.S employers are relaxing dress codes to attract talent

    U.S employers are relaxing dress codes to attract talent

    News by Editorial Team 11 Dec 2019

    Recently many companies have relaxed dress codes to attract and retain workers. Goldman Sachs, for instance, announced its newly relaxed dress code in March. Companies are allowing workers to present themselves as they prefer. Starbucks employees may now wear one facial piecing, HR Dive reports. Earlier Starbucks had limited workers to a small nose stud.

     

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  • Salary compression at its highest in 36 years

    Salary compression at its highest in 36 years

    News by Editorial Team 10 Dec 2019

    Companies are increasingly paying higher wages to new hires while keeping a tight rein on salaries of existing employees. A new report from the Conference Board’s Labor Market Institute suggests that the salary gap between 20-to-24-year-olds and 25-34-year-olds declined to its smallest in 36 years. Employers have resisted increasing salary budgets for existing employees beyond an annual average of 3% or so since the Great Recession.

     

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  • Morgan Stanley  to cut 1,500 jobs

    Morgan Stanley to cut 1,500 jobs

    News by Editorial Team 10 Dec 2019

    Reports from Bloomberg indicate that Morgan Stanley is cutting 1,500 jobs globally, to increase the efficiency of the company. Job cuts, amounting to 2% of the firm’s workforce, will take place across technology and operations divisions, as well as sales, trading, and research operations. Reportedly, the bank will incur a charge of $150 million to $200 million in the fourth quarter due to job cuts.

     

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  • Black Rock Inc. HR chief fired over a relationship

    Black Rock Inc. HR chief fired over a relationship

    News by Editorial Team 10 Dec 2019

    It recently came to light that the Black Rock Inc. human resources executive fired in July had engaged in a romantic relationship with a colleague. Jeff Smith and Mark Wiseman, global head of human resources and global head of active equities respectively, were removed from the company following relationships at work. US employers have been extremely strict about work relationships especially after the #MeToo movement.

     

    read more at Bloomberg

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