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  • Mercedes-Benz plans to cut 10,000 jobs

    Mercedes-Benz plans to cut 10,000 jobs

    News by Editorial Team 03 Dec 2019

    Mercedes-Benz and Audi announced plans to cut nearly 20,000 jobs, according to a Bloomberg report. Reportedly, decreasing profit margins due to growing investment in electric and self-driving vehicles have led Mercedes maker Daimler AG to cap off a personnel haul and eliminate more than 10,000 jobs worldwide. About 150,000 jobs in the German auto sector might be at risk in the coming years, according to Bloomberg.

     

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  • Holiday season hiring is stressful

    Holiday season hiring is stressful

    News by Editorial Team 03 Dec 2019

    A survey conducted by Adobe among 250 HR professionals and 1,000 US consumers cited holiday seasonal hiring as the most stressful recruiting period. Nearly 80% of HR respondents said the time taken to onboard new staff challenges them, while 72% struggle with handling the paperwork. About 86% of seasonal hires felt switching from a paper-based process to online signatures would make the onboarding process more efficient.

     

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  • Bad candidate experiences chase away job seekers

    Bad candidate experiences chase away job seekers

    News by Editorial Team 03 Dec 2019

    A PwC survey says nearly half of job seekers have turned down an offer because of bad candidate experiences. The survey further found that candidates would discourage family or friends from applying for a job with a company because of a bad experience with the company’s recruiters. Employers can use tech tools to streamline interaction with candidates, recommend PwC.

     

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  • Older workers are willing to work for less

    Older workers are willing to work for less

    News by Editorial Team 02 Dec 2019

    A survey of 1,000 full-time US workers across generations revealed that older workers are willing to work for less. One of the most common misconceptions about older workers is their expectation for higher salaries, Forbes says. There is a good reason why an older person might make less than someone younger, writes an author on HBR.

     

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  • Organizations with diverse boards experience market penalties

    Organizations with diverse boards experience market penalties

    News by Editorial Team 02 Dec 2019

    A study published in Organization Science says firms that have gender-diverse boards experience market penalties. Firms that increased the number of female executives on their boards witnessed a decrease in their market value. “Female representation on a firm’s board may send a negative signal to the market regarding a firm’s commitment to shareholder value maximization,” the study further said.

     

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  • Progressive employers make forms gender-inclusive

    Progressive employers make forms gender-inclusive

    News by Editorial Team 29 Nov 2019

    “Companies that are more diverse and inclusive perform at a higher level, are more innovative and are successful at attracting and retaining employees”, says Tao Leung, counsel at Hogan Lovells. However, employers are falling short in their diversity and inclusion efforts. Many employment forms ask employees to designate whether they are male or female, rather than making their forms gender-inclusive.

     

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  • Holiday season is stressful for workers

    Holiday season is stressful for workers

    News by Editorial Team 29 Nov 2019

    A new report from BBC suggests workers at Amazon fulfillment center are burdened with work during Christmas. Amazon, however, claims it pays industry-leading wages to its workers and the working conditions at its warehouses are very good. Meanwhile, employees at Facebook are worried about being fired. The company, however, paints a different picture.  

     

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  • Demand for LMS increases among employers

    Demand for LMS increases among employers

    News by Editorial Team 29 Nov 2019

    A Nov.20 study by Research and Markets says employers’ increased focus on continuous learning is driving demand for learning management systems. Organizations of different sizes have started using the corporate learning management system as a tool for employee training, employee orientation knowledge retention, and other multiple uses, the study said. Employers are using LMS for skills gap assessment, gamification of training, and personalization of learning.

     

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  • Tata steel grapples with workers' union

    Tata steel grapples with workers' union

    News by Editorial Team 28 Nov 2019

    After announcing layoff plans on Nov.18, Tata Steel Europe, on Wednesday, said it had begun talks with its workers on a “transformation program” that involves 3,000 job cuts. This move has sparked anger in union leaders. Reuters reports the company plans to lay off 1600, 1000, and 350 people in Netherlands, Britain, and elsewhere respectively.

     

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  • Employers are emphasizing cognitive diversity

    Employers are emphasizing cognitive diversity

    News by Editorial Team 28 Nov 2019

    Hiring managers are prioritizing shared values, similar backgrounds, and even chemistry with themselves over specific job skills while hiring employees, defeating the purpose of hiring for diversity and inclusion. “Demographic diversity is necessary, but not sufficient for the diversity of thought”, says Tom Schoenfelder who holds a Ph.D. and works as principal scientist at the employment-assessment firm, Caliper. Along with demographics, companies should look for “experiences, strengths, backgrounds, and perspectives". 

     

    read more at Fortune
  • Open office designs boost employee satisfaction

    Open office designs boost employee satisfaction

    News by Editorial Team 28 Nov 2019

    Open office design is the most preferred office layout among workers, a survey conducted among 1,500 employees by Resume Lab found. A hybrid mix of open and private workspaces brings high employee morale, workers with high job satisfaction rate reported. Private offices followed by cubicles were the most satisfying personal workstations, the survey said.

     

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  • Audi to cut 9,500 jobs

    Audi to cut 9,500 jobs

    News by Editorial Team 27 Nov 2019

    Audi will cut 9,500 jobs of its 61,000 jobs in Germany by 2025, Forbes reported. The announcement came after talks between labor representatives and Audi. The company will save $6.6 billion in the process and plans to invest in the free-up fund in electric vehicles. Audi will create 2,000 new jobs specializing in digitalization and electric cars, Forbes says.

     

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  • 52% of workers plan to shop online during the holiday season

    52% of workers plan to shop online during the holiday season

    News by Editorial Team 27 Nov 2019

    A recent Robert Half survey found that more than half of workers are planning to shop online during the coming holiday season. Nearly 44% of workshoppers said shopping at work hampers on-the-job productivity. For tech teams, it a matter of concern, as security threats increase. Men are more inclined toward online shopping than women, HR Dive says.

     

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  • Greeting employees improves employee engagement

    Greeting employees improves employee engagement

    News by Editorial Team 27 Nov 2019

    A Peakon report says managers can improve employee engagement and build workers’ trust by greeting them when the workday begins. Saying ‘good-bye’ at the end of the workday, asking employees how their weekend was on Monday morning can further increase engagement, the report said. These gestures may not improve results right away, but will occur over time, Peakon said

     

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  • IT sector bulwarking against older workers

    IT sector bulwarking against older workers

    News by Editorial Team 26 Nov 2019

    Older IT workers are being passed over by employers even as IT job openings are soaring. Workers aged 22 to 44 account for 61% of the workforce in the IT sector, but only 49% of the workforce across all occupations. Further, workers aged 45 and above represent 38% of all IT employees in the U.S companies, in contrast with 44% in other sectors.

     

  • Managers should do more to support ill co-workers

    Managers should do more to support ill co-workers

    News by Editorial Team 26 Nov 2019

    A national survey by Cancer and Careers says 88% of workers are concerned about their ability to support co-workers grappling with health issues. 69% of respondents are unaware of the kind of emotional support to offer and how much to offer, and 59% of respondents want to know the ways they ask their co-workers about their medical condition, as chronic illnesses can be a sensitive topic in a workplace.

     

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  • Canadian national rail workers stage strike

    Canadian national rail workers stage strike

    News by Editorial Team 26 Nov 2019

    Nearly 3,200 workers at Canadian National, the country’s largest rail operator, went on a strike on 19 November to protest against chronic overwork and unsafe conditions. “Nobody likes being on strike, but we’ve been bargaining here for seven months. Our back is against the wall.” Christopher Monette, a representative at Teamsters Canada, says. The talk between union workers and management is continuing without progress, reports the Guardian.

     

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  • HR function can become irrelevant in the future

    HR function can become irrelevant in the future

    News by Editorial Team 25 Nov 2019

    KPMG International survey says HR function will become irrelevant if it doesn’t modernize its approach to workforce planning. HR departments aka pathfinding organizations that shape the workforce of the future, create strong employee culture, and generate insights from data will thrive in the future, HR Dive reports. Pathfinding organizations are more likely to have a dedicated HR role focused on culture and purpose.

     

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  •  Changing employees' values show a paradigm shift

    Changing employees' values show a paradigm shift

    News by Editorial Team 25 Nov 2019

     Diversity at workplaces and the increasing number of millennials in leadership roles are changing the way employees work, Fortune says.  Employees are less tied to their desks than in the past.  According to a study by Upwork, the number of freelance workers in the United States has increased by 4 million, making up 35 percent of the U.S. job market.

     

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  • Google workers continue protests

    Google workers continue protests

    News by Editorial Team 25 Nov 2019

    Around 200 Google workers gathered outside the company’s San Francisco office to protest the company’s decision to place two employees on administrative leave and increased restrictions on access to information. Protesters denounced a range of actions by the tech giant, describing them as intimidation tactics and efforts to suppress an open culture. Reportedly, the company has hired an anti-union consulting firm.

     

    read more at Forbes

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