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  • FMLA LEAVES COMPULSORY UNDER LABOR CONTRACTS

    FMLA LEAVES COMPULSORY UNDER LABOR CONTRACTS

    News by Editorial Team 13 Sep 2019

    Employers must designate unpaid FMLA (Family and Medical Leave Act) protected time offs, according to a new ruling.  Neither employer nor employee can decline FMLA protected leaves, in the event an eligible employee needs leaves, the DOL said.  Paid time-off can run concurrently with unpaid leaves. Eligible employees can use FMLA leaves for childcare, foster care or elderly care.

     

    read more at SHRM
  • CALIFORNIA STATE APPROVES ASSEMBLY BILL 5

    CALIFORNIA STATE APPROVES ASSEMBLY BILL 5

    News by Editorial Team 12 Sep 2019

    Assembly bill 5, which reclassifies independent contractors as employees, was approved by the California State Senate. The bill requires the State Assembly approval and California Governor Gavin Newsom’s signature before it becomes a law.  The New York Times says the State Assembly vote is a mere formality and Newsom is expected to sign the bill into law as he endorsed it.

     

    read more at New York Times
  • AMAZON TO HIRE 30,000 WORKERS AT 6 CAREER DAY EVENTS

    AMAZON TO HIRE 30,000 WORKERS AT 6 CAREER DAY EVENTS

    News by Editorial Team 12 Sep 2019

    Amazon is planning to hire 30,000 full and part-time workers on Amazon Career Day on Sept. 17. The company will hold six career day events across the U.S from its second North American headquarters in Arlington, Virginia, Seattle, Chicago, Boston, Dallas and Nashville, Tennessee, a press statement said. Further, Amazon will invest in USD 700 million in training the recruited workers.

     

    read more at HRDIVE
  • EMPLOYEES VALUE MEANINGFUL WORK

    EMPLOYEES VALUE MEANINGFUL WORK

    News by Editorial Team 12 Sep 2019

    A new global survey by Workhuman on human capital management says creating meaningful work for employees is the secret to talent retention. Meaningful work is about “creating a human-focused environment built on trust, recognition, respect, gratitude, autonomy, and equity” says the survey. “employees are actively seeking out more human-focused work …”, said Eric Mosley, CEO of Workhuman.

     

  • ASKING WORKERS TO BE CREATIVE AT WORKPLACE IS RISKY

    ASKING WORKERS TO BE CREATIVE AT WORKPLACE IS RISKY

    News by Editorial Team 11 Sep 2019

    Being creative is a personal experience that exposes workers’ personal viewpoints and preferences, thereby putting them at risk in the workplace, a study from a University of Illinois says. When workers share something about themselves, they allow others to make judgments about themselves. This puts them at risks. Both managers and employees should be mindful of the risks involved in this.

     

    read more at HRDIVE
  • WENDY'S IS LAUNCHING BREAKFAST SERVICE

    WENDY'S IS LAUNCHING BREAKFAST SERVICE

    News by Editorial Team 11 Sep 2019

    Wendy’s announced to launch a breakfast service at all of its locations in 2020. To drive this initiative, the company is looking to add 20,000 new employees in the coming months. Wendy’s currently serves breakfast at 300 locations. Reportedly, it will cost the company about USD 20 million. The success of competitor, McDonald’s, has led Wendy’s to scale their breakfast service.

     

    read more at Fortune
  • UPS PLANS TO HIRE 100,000 PEOPLE FOR SEASONAL JOBS

    UPS PLANS TO HIRE 100,000 PEOPLE FOR SEASONAL JOBS

    News by Editorial Team 11 Sep 2019

    UPS, the delivery giant, announced to hire 100,000 people for seasonal jobs for the approaching holiday season. The company is willing to pay between USD15 and USD30 per hour along with some notable benefits. In 2016 and 2017, the company hired 95,000 seasonal employees. Over the last three years, 35 percent of UPS’s seasonal hires were given a permanent position.

     

    read more at Fortune
  • BRITISH AIRWAYS PILOTS GO ON STRIKE

    BRITISH AIRWAYS PILOTS GO ON STRIKE

    News by Editorial Team 10 Sep 2019

    British Airways has canceled flights for the next two days as its pilots went on strike over pay disputes. This halt could cost the company USD98 million. In an email, the company announced to cancel almost 100 percent of services as it had “no option”. Fortune reported, “the pilots had been offered a deal that would have lifted remuneration 11.5% to 202,000 pounds…”.

     

    read more at Fortune
  • AMAZON TO HOST JOB FAIRS

    AMAZON TO HOST JOB FAIRS

    News by Editorial Team 10 Sep 2019

    Amazon will host a series of job fairs across six cities to fill 30,000 positions. The job fairs will be arranged on Sept. 17 in Arlington, VA, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Nashville, Tennessee, and Seattle. All offered jobs come with benefits and the salaries start at USD15 per hour, Amazon says. The company had earlier hosted Amazon Jobs Day.

     

    read more at Fortune
  • PAY TOP FACTOR AMONG JOB HOPPERS

    PAY TOP FACTOR AMONG JOB HOPPERS

    News by Editorial Team 10 Sep 2019

    Most workers can change jobs for higher pay and a more positive culture, a report from recruiting firm Accounting Principals and Ajilon, says. The survey was conducted among 1,000 U.S fulltime workers. 61 percent of workers would quit their jobs for 9 percent pay boost and 31 percent of workers will look for another job if underpaid, the survey further found.

     

    read more at HRDIVE
  • ZAPPOS AND FENDER PARTNER FOR AN EMPLOYEE WELLNESS PROGRAM

    ZAPPOS AND FENDER PARTNER FOR AN EMPLOYEE WELLNESS PROGRAM

    News by Editorial Team 09 Sep 2019

    Zappos and Fender have partnered to offer an employee wellness program to Zappos’s employees. The program provides Fender music learning app and instruments to employees. The duo believes in the “healing power of learning an instrument” which might help employees reduce stress and increase their creativity and confidence. Most employers are now considering employee wellness a priority.

     

    read more at HRDIVE
  • TD BANK LAUNCHES RE-ENTRY PROGRAM FOR PROFESSIONALS

    TD BANK LAUNCHES RE-ENTRY PROGRAM FOR PROFESSIONALS

    News by Editorial Team 09 Sep 2019

    TD Banks announced a program to help veteran finance professionals. The program will help their return to the industry following a career gap. It is available to credit management and commercial lending professionals with at least two years’ career gap, a press statement said. The program will help professionals, especially women, successfully resume their careers. 43 percent of women leave the labor force for familial or personal reasons.

     

    read more at HRDIVE
  • HIRING FURTHER SLUMPS IN THE UK

    HIRING FURTHER SLUMPS IN THE UK

    News by Editorial Team 06 Sep 2019

    The number of workers hired for permanent jobs in Britain fell down to the lowest in the last three years. In the last six months, permanent placements declined in a row. The hiring of temporary workers rose but remained close to its slowest pace in 75 months, KPMG and the Recruitment and Employment Confederation said.

     

    read more at Reuters
  • ONE-THIRD WORKERS WOULD QUIT IN FAVOR OF NON-CASUAL DRESS CODE

    ONE-THIRD WORKERS WOULD QUIT IN FAVOR OF NON-CASUAL DRESS CODE

    News by Editorial Team 06 Sep 2019

    A new Randstad survey found that one-third of the employees will quit their job if they are required to follow a conservative dress code. Employees are also ready to forgo a USD 5000 salary hike in favor of casual dress code. The survey further revealed that regardless of the employer’s dress code, 62 percent of workers will wear a suit in an interview.

     

    read more at HR Dive
  • AMERICANS DISTRUST COMPANIES USING FACIAL RECOGNITION TECHNOLOGY

    AMERICANS DISTRUST COMPANIES USING FACIAL RECOGNITION TECHNOLOGY

    News by Editorial Team 06 Sep 2019

    A new study by the Pew Research Center has found that Americans don’t trust companies using facial recognition technology. As per the study, 56 percent of Americans trust law enforcement agencies to use the technology responsibly and only 36 percent of respondents said they trust tech companies to use the technology responsibly. Further, only 17 percent of surveyed people trust advertisers.

     

    read more at Fortune
  • UBER ASSERTS THE NAME OF DRIVERS ARE TRADE SECRETS

    UBER ASSERTS THE NAME OF DRIVERS ARE TRADE SECRETS

    News by Editorial Team 04 Sep 2019

    Uber and Lyft assert to Chicago City officials that the name of their drivers should be treated as trade secrets. The company asserts “it takes substantial resources to get a pool of eligible and licensed driver” and disclosing data would make it easier for competitors to recruit drivers. Chicago denied a freedom of information Act request asking for the names of drivers.

     

    read more at Bloomberg
  •  AVOID BREADCRUMBING EMPLOYEES

    AVOID BREADCRUMBING EMPLOYEES

    News by Editorial Team 04 Sep 2019

    To keep employees on their payroll, employers may engage in breadcrumbing, which means making promises that never materialize. For instance, telling employees about upskilling or imminent salary raise. Instead, “you need to have consistent and intentional conversations with your employees to understand how they are feeling, what they are learning and where they want to be in their careers," Durst said.

     

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  •  ACCENTURE APPRENTICESHIPS TO CLOSE SKILLS GAPS

    ACCENTURE APPRENTICESHIPS TO CLOSE SKILLS GAPS

    News by Editorial Team 04 Sep 2019

    Accenture has introduced an apprenticeship program. So far, the company has recruited 350 novice techies for its “earn while you learn” program. Accenture recruits from community colleges and pays them as they add job-specific skills. In addition to software engineering, data analytics, and cybersecurity, Accenture offers training apprentices in HR, finance, and marketing. “Apprenticeships are scalable”, CEO, Accenture says.

     

    read more at Fortune
  • NEW YORK REVISES PAY LAW

    NEW YORK REVISES PAY LAW

    News by Editorial Team 03 Sep 2019

    In the new legislation, New York has broadened its pay equity and banned employers from asking job candidates about their salary history. Andrew Cuomo, Governor of New York, signed the legislation into law on July 10. Though the pay gap between the U.S. men and women has reduced, women still earn 15 percent less, the Pew Research Center has found.

     

    read more at Forbes
  • CANDIDATES PREFER IN-PERSON INTERVIEWS OVER VIRTUAL INTERVIEWS

    CANDIDATES PREFER IN-PERSON INTERVIEWS OVER VIRTUAL INTERVIEWS

    News by Editorial Team 03 Sep 2019

    A survey conducted among 2,000 U.S. adults revealed that most candidates prefer in-person over virtual interviews. The survey was conducted on behalf of Yoh, a talent and outsourcing firm. The survey further found 59 percent of respondents see in-person interviews as the only way to gauge a new job opportunity and 17 percent of respondents said virtual interviews offer opportunities for technical glitches. 

     

    read more at HRDIVE

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