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  • Easyjet Overburdens Pilots, Gets Open Letter

    Easyjet Overburdens Pilots, Gets Open Letter

    News by Editorial Team 17 Aug 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  

    read more at The Guardian
  • Mandatory Vacations Are Making Employees More Productive

    Mandatory Vacations Are Making Employees More Productive

    News by Editorial Team 16 Aug 2017

    Traditional policies pertaining to vacations are moving to the back burner in view of the new trend of mandatory vacations. A Harvard Business Review study, based on Institute for Global Happiness’ report on aviation strategy firm Simpliflying’s strategy that enforced a paid vacation for employees for every seven weeks of vacations taken, reported an astonishing 33% increase of creativity, 25% increase in happiness and 31% increase in productivity among staff.

     

  • HR Manager gets hammered, literally, by employee in Singapore

    HR Manager gets hammered, literally, by employee in Singapore

    News by Editorial Team 16 Aug 2017

    The shocking incident happened in Singapore when a machine operator assaulted an HR manager for not returning his passport, leaving the victim with a fractured wrist. Du Shuxin pleaded guilty to using a hammer to injure Koh Chong Ming, his HR manager, at Yangbum Engineering's Woodland Link, where they both were employees. The assaulter was sentenced to nine months’ imprisonment and two strokes of cane on the 15th of August.

     

    read more at Straits Times
  • Singapore’s Government Pulls ramps up NSF Assistance

    Singapore’s Government Pulls ramps up NSF Assistance

    News by Editorial Team 16 Aug 2017

    Workforce Singapore, in coordination with the Ministry of Home Affairs and the Ministry of Defence, have stepped up their efforts to provide more targeted educational and employment assistance to the National Servicemen. The Enhanced Career and Education Fair, conducted recently, featured 2000 jobs from 30 companies. The Virtual Career fair is aimed at providing the tech-savvy National Service staff access to opportunities in education and employment, based on their interests at the time of registration.

     

  • Unicorn adds new functionalities to the Icon HRMS

    Unicorn adds new functionalities to the Icon HRMS

    News by Editorial Team 14 Aug 2017

    The icon HRIS, largely known as one of the most popular platforms in the SMB community in the US, has recently had another functionality integrated into it, it’s maker Unicorn Software announced today. This cloud based HR solution will now have an API that will allow employers to further optimize their processes within the platform for increased efficiencies in recruitment, attendance recording, and benefits administration.

     

    read more at EBN
  • Singapore Employer Risks Blamed for Poor Worker Accommodation

    Singapore Employer Risks Blamed for Poor Worker Accommodation

    News by Editorial Team 14 Aug 2017

    The plight of migrant workers never seems to end, and when such incidents are reported in Singapore, it’s alarming. Migrant Workers Centre recently went on an inspection drive in at Geylang Lorong and found workers being herded in deplorable conditions. The MWC has recommended stern action against the employer by the local authorities when they found that the workers from Bangladesh were living in inhumane conditions, forced by the employer, while their work permits canceled.

     

  • Malaysia put the brakes on employment insurance

    Malaysia put the brakes on employment insurance

    News by Editorial Team 14 Aug 2017

    Wayne Burt Precision Technologies Pte. Ltd., a Singapore-based oil and gas equipment manufacturer is under the scanner for failing to pay, 24 employees, their salaries. The Ministry of Manpower (MOM) charged the company with 91 charges under Singapore’s Employment Act (EA) which lays down an example, in sternest voice, about the employee rights and employment obli  

  • CANADA’S OAG WORKFORCE MAY HAVE STARTED TO DWINDLE

    CANADA’S OAG WORKFORCE MAY HAVE STARTED TO DWINDLE

    News by Editorial Team 12 Aug 2017

    Billionaire Nick Woodman hasn’t seen darker days. The GoPro CEO, once one of the richest men on the planet, announced his pay slash to $1, even as the company prepares to lay off around 250 employees across the world and stop selling drones. Go Pro has struggled to reach profitability in the past couple of years, while also seeing a sharp decline in its market capitalization. Nick Woodman has stated that they will fight back aggressively, introducing new products and slashing prices on its existing lines, which it  

    read more at JWN
  • DONNA HARRIS REVEALS RAMPANT SEXISM IN THE TECH INDUSTRY

    DONNA HARRIS REVEALS RAMPANT SEXISM IN THE TECH INDUSTRY

    News by Editorial Team 12 Aug 2017

    After the uproar over the notorious Google memo, skeletons are falling out of the closet about the rampant sexism prevalent in the tech industry. Serial Entrepreneur Donna Harris recently published an explosive article recounting her days working at Oracle and in her own startups, where she was repeatedly made advances at, citing sexual harassment she has faced in her profession for over two decades. Harris said she didn’t complain to the HR because she was taught to be ‘nice’, a cultural standpoint that prevents many such cases coming to the limelight.

     

    read more at Business Insider
  • THOUGHTWORKS RELAUNCHES EMPLOYMENT PROGRAM FOR WOMEN

    THOUGHTWORKS RELAUNCHES EMPLOYMENT PROGRAM FOR WOMEN

    News by Editorial Team 12 Aug 2017

    "Thoughtworks, the global technology company, recently announced the relaunch of its popular ‘Vapasi” program for women developers who have taken or are currently on a career break, to re-enter the corporate world. A mix of re-orientation and hiring for this segment of the technology workforce, the program will include a specially designed recruitment procedure and a bootcamp for returning women developers in object oriented programming. "

     

  • CEO BACKS HR TO SORT THINGS OUT IN AFL

    CEO BACKS HR TO SORT THINGS OUT IN AFL

    News by Editorial Team 11 Aug 2017

    Gender bias couldn’t be more evident in this industry, where among the Fortune 500 companies, 87% of Chief Information Security Officers (CISO) are men. Findings of a study also point to the fact that the CISOs are expected to have an MBA, with an inclination of hiring an executive from outside in 59% of the recruitments. 

     

    read more at Herald Sun
  • VINAY DUBE, THE NEW CEO OF JET AIRWAYS

    VINAY DUBE, THE NEW CEO OF JET AIRWAYS

    News by Editorial Team 11 Aug 2017

    The social media giant wants to contribute towards this aspect of businesses as the COO, Sheryl Sandburg understands that “the more companies are open about their policies, the more we can all learn from one another”. Sincere efforts reflect in the company’s memorandum that appears to be more stringent than some government legislation.

    read more at India Today
  • LABOR COURT TO HELP SETTLE CASE BETWEEN TECH-MAHINDRA & EMPLOYEES

    LABOR COURT TO HELP SETTLE CASE BETWEEN TECH-MAHINDRA & EMPLOYEES

    News by Editorial Team 11 Aug 2017

    Angelica Martinez, sister of 19-year old Alex Martinez, claims her brother was fired for having “shaky-hands” within the first week of employment. Alex, who was open about his autism since the start, stated that the message was conveyed to his grandmother than him. The owner of the franchise has promised action following detailed questioning of his team.  

     

    read more at Economic Times
  • TATA PLANS RE-ALIGNMENT OF ITS SUBSIDIARY BUSINESSES

    TATA PLANS RE-ALIGNMENT OF ITS SUBSIDIARY BUSINESSES

    News by Editorial Team 10 Aug 2017

    A study commissioned by the beauty products manufacturer found that by the age of six, girls start to develop an instinctive refrain from subjects like science and mathematics. As a result, the brand has decided to get popular female dignitaries to visit primary schools and educate primary school children to pursue careers in STEM.    &nb  

    read more at Live Mint
  • SALARIES SLASHED AS TOP MANAGERS RUE DOWNSLIDING IN PERFORMANCE

    SALARIES SLASHED AS TOP MANAGERS RUE DOWNSLIDING IN PERFORMANCE

    News by Editorial Team 10 Aug 2017

    The song recognition app has been confirmed to be bought by Apple. With the acquisition, Apple stands to profit directly from using the expertise of Shazam to rival Google music, which also has a song recognition feature. The move came as Shazam was struggling to redefine their business model with revenues only touching the $54 million mark, last year.  

     

    read more at Live Mint
  • COVER YOUR SKIN OR LEAVE THE FLIGHT, TELLS SAUDI AIRLINES

    COVER YOUR SKIN OR LEAVE THE FLIGHT, TELLS SAUDI AIRLINES

    News by Editorial Team 10 Aug 2017

    A restaurant in Chennai, India, is serving a glimpse of the future along with drinks on the rocks. The place that itself is named Robot, employs them to channel food to tables. Though not ready yet, to take orders, but soon new capabilities will be added to make them more efficient. Talk about employment generation, wonder how safe the restaurant staff feels about job-secu  

    read more at BBC
  • SHEROES ACQUIRES WOMEN-CENTRIC STARTUP FOR EXPANSION

    SHEROES ACQUIRES WOMEN-CENTRIC STARTUP FOR EXPANSION

    News by Editorial Team 09 Aug 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 The Economic Times
  • EMPLOYEE FIRED AT GOOGLE FOR POSTING ANTI-DIVERSITY MEMO

    EMPLOYEE FIRED AT GOOGLE FOR POSTING ANTI-DIVERSITY MEMO

    News by Editorial Team 09 Aug 2017

    James Damore, a former Sr. Software Engineer at Google has been fired for uploading a memo that argued against gender parity. The document that went viral, was skeptical of the company for programs of unconscious bias. Many have expressed their disapproval of the post saying it was “appalling”. 

     

    read more at Vox
  • SAP SET TO MAKE MODIFICATIONS TO ELIMINATE HR BIAS

    SAP SET TO MAKE MODIFICATIONS TO ELIMINATE HR BIAS

    News by Editorial Team 09 Aug 2017

    Underpaid and overworked, such is the state in which the drivers employed by a third party agency hired by Amazon are employed in. Complainants claim that their schedule is so heavily packed, that they exceed the maximum-work limit in a day, as per the UK law. The Driving & Vehicle Standard Agency has promised a prompt investigation into the matter. 

     

    read more at Quartz
  • HIRING SLOWDOWN, THE NUMBERS SAY OTHERWISE

    HIRING SLOWDOWN, THE NUMBERS SAY OTHERWISE

    News by Editorial Team 08 Aug 2017

    In spite of the uncertainty in the air post Brexit, a recent report released by REC and HIS, compiling data from recruitment consultants about permanent placements reached the highest in more than two years. The sharp rise in demand and resource availability can largely be attributed to skills shortage, with European workers leaving Britain. Salaries during the same period rose sharply in the same period, reaching a 20 month record.

     

    read more at Personnel Today

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