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  • EMERGING HEMP INDUSTRY NEEDS SKILLS - SO WATCH THIS SPACE!

    EMERGING HEMP INDUSTRY NEEDS SKILLS - SO WATCH THIS SPACE!

    News by Editorial Team 24 Oct 2018

    Could the nascent cannabis industry be the next hope for thousands of American employees with a record? Experts seem to think so. The rapid and exponential growth of the industry, in conjunction with the huge potential for investment, demand, and revenues. Several state governments are already taking the initiatives into their employment initiatives, conducting several expunging operations wherein prospective workers with past conviction records have had them expunged by state and federal law enforcement authorities. This week will see over 20 organizations join hands for the National Expungement Week in Atlanta, Baltimore, Austin, Chicago and several other cities across the country 

     

    read more at Forbes
  • AILING FORD IN CHINA HIRES ANNING CHEN AS THE HEAD TO SCORE HIGH IN LOCAL ADVANTAGE

    AILING FORD IN CHINA HIRES ANNING CHEN AS THE HEAD TO SCORE HIGH IN LOCAL ADVANTAGE

    News by Editorial Team 24 Oct 2018

    Anning Chen, An American born in China and a former Ford Engineer is all set to head Ford’s troubled China operations. His appointment as the new head-marks an end to a 9-month search after his predecessor left rather unceremoniously after just five months. Chen was the Chairman of Cherry Jaguar Land Rover for China and has over 14 years of working experience in the region. Ford sees this local touch as a major move in the right direction. Going by the figures, Ford saw a slump of 43% in sales when compared to the sales number last year. Chen’s understanding of local culture and language will be a key to set Ford’s foot back in its second largest territory as far as sales volume is concerned.

     

  • FORMER GOOGLE HEAD OF PEOPLE OPERATIONS GEARS UP FOR HUMU - A BEHAVIOR CHANGE SOFTWARE STARTUP

    FORMER GOOGLE HEAD OF PEOPLE OPERATIONS GEARS UP FOR HUMU - A BEHAVIOR CHANGE SOFTWARE STARTUP

    News by Editorial Team 22 Oct 2018

    Laszlo Bock, former head of people operations at Google is all set to introduce Humu, his software-based startup to the world. Bock has collaborated with two other ex-Google employees to bring a behavior science and machine learning software. Humu focuses on assisting managers to change their behavior patterns. The software comes with time-based alerts and nudges to motivate the manager to interact with the team, praise them in the meetings. It reads patterns and analytics and drafts ‘Thank You’ notes and nudges to send an email or message in time. It keeps updates on what employees plan over the weekend and encourage a meaningful workplace interaction.

     

    read more at Washington Post
  • CHRIS JOHNSON POISED TO TAKE CHARGE- NESTLE PREPARES FOR CHRO - CEO TRANSFORMATION

    CHRIS JOHNSON POISED TO TAKE CHARGE- NESTLE PREPARES FOR CHRO - CEO TRANSFORMATION

    News by Editorial Team 22 Oct 2018

    Swiss food giant Nestle is set to appoint Chris Johnson as the zonal CEO for Asia even as the company saw its first high profile female executive exit in quite some time. Johnson is set to replace Wan Ling Martello, the company’s most senior female executive and the head of its Asia market, who recently announced plans to move to Unilever for the top job there over choosing retirement. The succession plan seems to have worked with surgical precision, with Beatrice Guillaume- Grabisch, currently the CEO of Nestle Germany. Whether Johnson is able to successfully step into the rather large shoes of his predecessor will be exciting to watch out for.

     

    read more at Human Resource Online
  • PFIZER - A SUGAR PILL BEFORE THE PINK SLIP?

    PFIZER - A SUGAR PILL BEFORE THE PINK SLIP?

    News by Editorial Team 18 Oct 2018

    The global pharma major, as a precursor to its planned cutbacks which is set to affect 90,000 workers, or roughly 2% of its workforce, is offering its non-unionized workers the choice of an early retirement. In a recent internal memo, the employees were told that the layoffs are a part of an effort to simplify the organization for a more efficient structure. The severance package will include 12 week’s base pay, besides 3 weeks’ salaries for every year worked at the company, upto a total of 104 weeks to every employee who opts for early retirement. They will also get to keep their stocks and health insurance up to 3 years from  their retirement.

     

    read more at Fortune
  • eBay suing Amazon in a war of e-commerce worlds

    eBay suing Amazon in a war of e-commerce worlds

    News by Editorial Team 18 Oct 2018

    The war for customers is passe. The world’s largest e-commerce store was recently sued by one of the world’s largest, in a move that seems straight out of a legal thriller. Rival ebay, in a lawsuit, claimed the ecommerce behemoth has ‘stolen’ its supplier data straight from its internal email system, hacking into confidential data to contact suppliers to register. According to ebay, this practice goes back to 2015. The ‘unscrupulous’ conduct is one of many allegations that Amazon has faced this year, which hasn’t really stopped it from its global dominance.

     

    read more at BCC
  • TECH-WORLD MOURNS THE DEATH OF PAUL ALLEN

    TECH-WORLD MOURNS THE DEATH OF PAUL ALLEN

    News by Editorial Team 16 Oct 2018

    Cofounding Microsoft lies in contrast to his other achievements as one of the most phenomenal things, in public knowledge & professional capacity, that Paul has accomplished. Having first diagnosed with Hodgkin’s disease in 1985, a turn which marked his departure from Microsoft, the disease led to his unfortunate demise on Monday. Industry veterans were quick to show both sorrow and shock at the news of a personage, who contributed $2 billion out of his $20 billion worth of fortune to philanthropic causes.

     

    read more at CNN
  • FEDERAL RESERVES MIS-QUES TO BE BLAMED FOR LARGER THAN EXPECTED UNEMPLOYMENT

    FEDERAL RESERVES MIS-QUES TO BE BLAMED FOR LARGER THAN EXPECTED UNEMPLOYMENT

    News by Editorial Team 16 Oct 2018

    The last two and a half years have come to expose the lacklustre measures of the reserve who might have ill-timed their move to increase interest rates. Analyzing their moves on a microscopic level, there is a belief if the rates continue to rise i.e., untimely, it may lead to disinflation if the economy starts to become tiresome due to an all-out trade war. Speculation has it, that in time to come such policies will be talked of in relation to an upcoming financial doom. 

     

    read more at Bloomberg
  • SEARS CEO COMES FORWARD TO FINANCE BANKRUPTCY PROCEEDINGS

    SEARS CEO COMES FORWARD TO FINANCE BANKRUPTCY PROCEEDINGS

    News by Editorial Team 15 Oct 2018

    Eddie Lampert has kept his card on the table to partly contribute the $600 million package, brokered to finance company operations during bankruptcy operations. The objective of the whole exercise is to adopt a divestment approach that cuts short the company’s exposure to liquidation. Bank of America, Wells Fargo & Citigroup Inc. are also expected to play key roles in securing finances.

     

    read more at Reuters
  • KOREAN AIR CHAIRMAN DRAGS COMPANY NAME TO IGNOMINY WITH EMBEZZLEMENT

    KOREAN AIR CHAIRMAN DRAGS COMPANY NAME TO IGNOMINY WITH EMBEZZLEMENT

    News by Editorial Team 15 Oct 2018

    Cho Yang-ho had been indicted under charges of embezzling money and violating trust. The anti-establishment sentiment has been on the rise in the country which has filliped courts to move faster against people in power, especially since President Moon Jae- took to the office in 2017. Other high profile names who have been pressed charges against include Chairman of Lotte Group & Samsung’s Jay Y. Lee.

     

    read more at Reuters
  • FORD PEELS-OFF LOSSES WITH LAY-OFFS, ALL THANKS TO TRUMPONOMICS

    FORD PEELS-OFF LOSSES WITH LAY-OFFS, ALL THANKS TO TRUMPONOMICS

    News by Editorial Team 12 Oct 2018

    The company has had to pick its spirit up from the losses worth $1 billion, which it blames is a consequence of the trade war with China. CEO, Jim Hackett has made his intentions clear of restructuring the car maker with an allocated capital of $25 billion. Year to date, the company’s stock is down 29%.   

     

    read more at Fortune
  • IT'S TIME TO VOTE FOLKS!

    IT'S TIME TO VOTE FOLKS!

    News by Editorial Team 12 Oct 2018

    Major employers are joining forces to contribute towards a higher voter turnout this Mid-term election in America. heeding to the dilemma of choosing between Voting or comprising the paycheck, the Time to Vote campaign hopes to deliver positive voter turnout change. As a result, on November 6, brands like Levi Strauss & Patagonia will offer paid-time off while Lyft will put up discounted rides for citizens to show up at polling booths.

     

    read more at Fortune
  • WORLD BANK TO RATE COUNTRIES ON HUMAN CAPITAL

    WORLD BANK TO RATE COUNTRIES ON HUMAN CAPITAL

    News by Editorial Team 11 Oct 2018

    The newly introduced Human Capital Index ranks nations alluding to the effectiveness of their efforts towards education and healthcare. While the ASEAN pack of Singapore, Japan & Hong Kong emerged toppers, South African nations of Chad & South Sudan appeared at the tail-end. Through the list, the World Bank aims to postulate the scope of innovation and a citizenry’s earnings, for its member countries.  

     

    read more at Reuters
  • COMETH BREXIT DAY, BRITAIN WILL RELINQUISH 5,000 FINANCIAL JOBS

    COMETH BREXIT DAY, BRITAIN WILL RELINQUISH 5,000 FINANCIAL JOBS

    News by Editorial Team 11 Oct 2018

    The admission was made by none other than Britain’s Financial Services Minister, John Glen. Financial firms have already shifted 630 jobs overseas within the last six months outside UK borders. Although not due till March, French experts continue to opine on London retaining its position at the helm of the financial world, post-Brexit.

     

    read more at Reuters
  • AMAZON SLICES ITS AUTOMATED RECRUITMENT AFTER DETECTING BIAS AGAINST WOMEN

    AMAZON SLICES ITS AUTOMATED RECRUITMENT AFTER DETECTING BIAS AGAINST WOMEN

    News by Editorial Team 10 Oct 2018

    The machine learning algorithm that was programmed to sift through resumes and point out the best ones, had an inherent partisanship against females. The glitch was discovered as the system was fed candidate applications received in the last 10-years, mostly from men. The parameter inadvertently influenced the computer to not rate people in a gender-neutral manner. 

     

    read more at Reuters
  • JAPAN WANTS ITS MILITARY TO BE MORE INCLUSIVE OF WOMEN

    JAPAN WANTS ITS MILITARY TO BE MORE INCLUSIVE OF WOMEN

    News by Editorial Team 10 Oct 2018

    With growing concerns of a confrontation in the South China Sea, Japan has woken up to the reality that it needs more women on board. The countries’ naval pride, the Kaga warship, has a crew that is 450 strong 9% of which are women. The percentage, though required to be higher, has inspired other divisions of the Japanese military to recruit more females owing to falling birth rates and limited male muscle in foreign territory.

     

    read more at Reuters
  • AIRBUS PICKS ITS NEXT CHIEF EXECUTIVE

    AIRBUS PICKS ITS NEXT CHIEF EXECUTIVE

    News by Editorial Team 09 Oct 2018

    Guillaume Faury has been officially named to succeed Tom Enders at the next shareholder meeting, scheduled to be held in April 2019. Last December, Faury was promoted to lead the company’s plane making division after the exit of Fabrice Bregier. Airbus has been witness to consecutive top echelon exits over the last few months.   

     

    read more at Reuters
  • LINKEDIN EXPANDS ITS PORTFOLIO OF COMPANIES WITH THE ACQUISITION OF GLINT

    LINKEDIN EXPANDS ITS PORTFOLIO OF COMPANIES WITH THE ACQUISITION OF GLINT

    News by Editorial Team 09 Oct 2018

    Jim Barnett, the present CEO of Glint, will be retained along with the startup's present staff which is purported to operate under the flagship of its acquirer. Glint provides employ engagement services to its clients. Apart from its current streams of revenue, majorly premium membership, Lynda.com & recruitment, LinkedIn is said to profit greatly by introducing consumer engagement on its platform.  

     

    read more at Tech Crunch
  • ZUCKERBURG WANTS EMPLOYEES TO EMBRACE LIBERAL VIEWS

    ZUCKERBURG WANTS EMPLOYEES TO EMBRACE LIBERAL VIEWS

    News by Editorial Team 08 Oct 2018

    The CEO, addressing his listeners in a town hall, expressed frustration over the company’s public policy chief, Joe Kaplan’s support for Brett Kavanaugh. The latter was spotted in the judge’s controversial hearings which could have been pounced on by news-hunters considering his standing within the company. Mark also spoke about the importance of having an open mindset in the workplace. 

     

  • INSECURITY BREWS IN THE MINDS OF UK WORKERS OVER LOW WAGES

    INSECURITY BREWS IN THE MINDS OF UK WORKERS OVER LOW WAGES

    News by Editorial Team 08 Oct 2018

    If the surveyed population is anything to go by, less than half of the British-workers feel unsatisfactory about their wages. Other findings revealed ninety percent of the nation’s young population felt at odds with their ruinous financial woes, blaming them for causes of mental ailments. Symptoms presiding the advent of such health issues in patients included constant stress, insomnia, and attention deficits.     

     

    read more at Bloomberg

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