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  • MILES TO GO WITH INTEL’S DIVERSITY AGENDA

    MILES TO GO WITH INTEL’S DIVERSITY AGENDA

    News by Editorial Team 02 Apr 2018

    The company recently came up with its annual Diversity report and one must say, the numbers aren’t that flattering. In comparison to 2016, the number of women employees has increased by a miser 0.8% while white workers still hold a majority 47.8%. Yet, of all, it is the colored minority which is still lagging behind with a 4% representation.

     

    read more at Fortune
  • FACEBOOK PLEADGES PROVE HOLLOW, AS DISCRIMINATORY ADS RESURFACE

    FACEBOOK PLEADGES PROVE HOLLOW, AS DISCRIMINATORY ADS RESURFACE

    News by Editorial Team 30 Mar 2018

    The National Fair Housing Alliance (NFHA) has named Facebook in a lawsuit for allowing discriminatory ads to run on its platform. The lawsuit alleges that the website is in direct violation of the Fair Housing Act. This component of the law safeguards people from being discriminated against in regards to finances in housing. Back in 2016, Facebook faced similar allegations, when it pledged to overhaul its systems.

     

    read more at Huffington Post
  • WILL TESLA SURVIVE THE TEST OF TIME?

    WILL TESLA SURVIVE THE TEST OF TIME?

    News by Editorial Team 28 Mar 2018

    In the words of John Thomson, chief investment officer of Vilas Capital Management, the answer shall be “Tesla without any doubt, is on the verge of bankruptcy.” While the investors who just promised new influx into the car manufacturer’s veins may beg to differ, as per the former, the company has 3-6 months to pull the plug on its operations.

     

    read more at Fortune
  •   “DEFINE PRIVACY?”

    “DEFINE PRIVACY?”

    News by Editorial Team 26 Mar 2018

    An answer to this question in the words of Apple’s founder Steve Jobs was, “Privacy means people know what they're signing up for, in plain English and repeatedly.” This was back in 2010, in a conference which even had Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg in the audience. The resurfaced video has got people talking about the ethics, a Worldwide brand ought to adhere to. 

     

    read more at CNN
  • AMAZON’S WORLD DOMINATION IS UNDER WAY!

    AMAZON’S WORLD DOMINATION IS UNDER WAY!

    News by Editorial Team 23 Mar 2018

    The E-tailer which was recently basking in the glory of having acquired Whole Foods seems to be flexing its muscles to buy another renowned brand. Toys R Us, which has filed for bankruptcy seems to be in talks with Amazon. The latter could apparently put the former’s retail space to good use. From, books, to clothes, to food & banks, seems that Amazon has taken the saying “sky is the limit”, literally.

     

    read more at Chicago Tribune
  • NOW STARBUCKS CAN BOAST ITS PAY-PARITY STATUS!

    NOW STARBUCKS CAN BOAST ITS PAY-PARITY STATUS!

    News by Editorial Team 23 Mar 2018

    Over a decade’s worth of effort and resilience has made the Gazillion-Dollar coffee company reach the point, where men and women are paid equally. Given the persistence of the company’s human capital management, the case had always been about When and not If. Its Executive-VP Lucy Helm stated, that future interviewees can expect further transparencies in regards to their pay-structure.

     

    read more at CNN
  • A WELCOME MOVE BY QATAR FOR MIGRANT WORKERS

    A WELCOME MOVE BY QATAR FOR MIGRANT WORKERS

    News by Editorial Team 21 Mar 2018

    As part of £3.6 million pay-out, Qatar government has decided to refund the fees that migrant workers inevitably have to pay to the middle-men. By the end of this month alone, 5500 workers will be reimbursed the money. Qatar which stages the 2022 FIFA World Cup, intends to roll out measures to bolster its human rights record. The sum shall significantly help those, stuck in debt-bondage.

     

    read more at New Vision
  • UK BANKS MOVING AT SLOTH-PACE TO QUELL GENDER PAY GAP

    UK BANKS MOVING AT SLOTH-PACE TO QUELL GENDER PAY GAP

    News by Editorial Team 19 Mar 2018

    Be it the Lloyds Group or the Royal Bank of Scotland, gender pay gap has for long stung UK’s Banking Industry which is struggling to back its promises. Recently, HSBC reported a 29% median gender pay gap in its filings. And it's not an exception. While Elaine Arden, the Organizations’ HR-Head has been all praises for their efforts, much is left to speculations regarding their effectiveness.

     

    read more at BBC
  • RYAN SEACREST DODGES HARASSMENT CLAIMS WITH INDUSTRY SUPPORT

    RYAN SEACREST DODGES HARASSMENT CLAIMS WITH INDUSTRY SUPPORT

    News by Editorial Team 19 Mar 2018

    Ryan Seacrest emerges as an anomaly amidst charges of sexual harassment just as other offenders repent their deeds or are busy paying settlements. The claims, source from a former stylist who alleges Seacrest of unacceptable behavior. While a third party inquiry by NBC Universal doesn’t vindicate Ryan, the industry has leaped forward in his support. This includes the likes of Jimmy Kimmel & Kelly Ripa. 

     

    read more at Fortune
  • THIS AI CAN TRANSLATE CHINESE LIKE A HUMAN

    THIS AI CAN TRANSLATE CHINESE LIKE A HUMAN

    News by Editorial Team 16 Mar 2018

    In a breakthrough development, Microsoft has claimed that its Artificial Intelligence is capable of translating Chinese as good as the humans. The trick, say, experts, lay in the training mechanism adopting for the AI. Deep neural networks contributed greatly in reaching the milestone, which other algorithmic-translators fail at. With the machines adapting naturally to such human-like capabilities, one can only speculate of the impossible, which be accomplished. 

     

    read more at Engadget
  • SINGAPORE TO GAMBLE WITH THE FREE TRADE AGREEMENT

    SINGAPORE TO GAMBLE WITH THE FREE TRADE AGREEMENT

    News by Editorial Team 15 Mar 2018

    Startups and corporations with ambitions of a Singapore-based, easy-on-the-rules company structure are now having to rethink their strategy. The country’s Ministry-of-Manpower has decided to tighten the strings around the expat-deployment. The new measures will make hiring expats costlier than before. Many skeptics have pounced on the opportunity to point fingers at the government, who they say is increasing its protectionist agenda.    

     

  • ATTORNEYS WANT CLASS ACTION LAWSUIT AGAINST MICROSOFT

    ATTORNEYS WANT CLASS ACTION LAWSUIT AGAINST MICROSOFT

    News by Editorial Team 14 Mar 2018

    The suit, whose discriminatory grounds are cornering the tech-giant, was filed in 2015 and states unequivocally the biased practices. As per the claims, women were denied promotions and pay-hikes “systematically”. Recently made public court filings reveal, of the 118 discrimination-claims reported to Microsoft, the company deemed only one justified. 

     

    read more at Fortune
  • NEW HARRIS POLL REVEALS APALLING MALE MINDSET REGARDING SEXUAL-HARASSMENT

    NEW HARRIS POLL REVEALS APALLING MALE MINDSET REGARDING SEXUAL-HARASSMENT

    News by Editorial Team 14 Mar 2018

    The poll that was released on women’s day found, almost 1 in 4 men thought of sex-for-promotion as a reasonable trade-off. The survey population covered 9,400 adults working in countries like Australia, United States, Egypt, South Africa and many more. Among other findings, 32% women & 21% men they had been victims of sexual misconduct at the workplace. 

     

    read more at Huffington Post
  •  WOMEN IN UK, FAR FROM ACHIEVING GENDER PARITY

    WOMEN IN UK, FAR FROM ACHIEVING GENDER PARITY

    News by Editorial Team 13 Mar 2018

    This was a most recent discovery among other things, which stated that gender bias still persists in academia. The tragic state of affairs doesn’t end there, as many women pull back from committing to top-positions in scientific-domains, following discouragement from their households. If the storyline continues so, UK shall undoubtedly find it hard to fill openings anywhere, let alone advanced-STEM. 

     

    read more at Telegraph
  •  SINGAPORE SHOWS THE WAY FOR EMPLOYEE-COVERAGE, YET AGAIN

    SINGAPORE SHOWS THE WAY FOR EMPLOYEE-COVERAGE, YET AGAIN

    News by Editorial Team 12 Mar 2018

    The parliament shall be voting in motion to amend the threshold that caps Employee Act privileges at S$4,500. Once through, the amendment shall see 430,000 professionals come under the umbrella of the country’s Employment Act. Though the plans are in place to introduce the voting later this year, it wouldn’t be until April 2019, that the change is effective. 

     

    read more at Channel News Asia
  • DEGREED ALL SET TO ROAR, WITH A $42 MILLION SERIES-C ROUND

    DEGREED ALL SET TO ROAR, WITH A $42 MILLION SERIES-C ROUND

    News by Editorial Team 09 Mar 2018

    The skill-development platform is growing a reputation for becoming an investor-favorite. The Ed-Tech firm recently concluded raising $42 million, with participation from nee participant investors Owl Ventures & Jump Capital. With that, the startup also anointed Chris McCarthy as their new CEO. The influx of money shall be directed toward commercializing products and increasing headcounts in crucial departments. 

     

    read more at Tech Story
  • TAJ HOTELS BLAZE THE TRAIL AGAINST GENDER STEREOTYPES

    TAJ HOTELS BLAZE THE TRAIL AGAINST GENDER STEREOTYPES

    News by Editorial Team 09 Mar 2018

    While the Indian hospitality giant has been pioneering its way in the industry since 1903, it now plans to up the benchmarks in employee equality. With policies like paid-maternity-leaves and crèche facilities hitting the right note among women, the hotel will now begin to reimburse fertility expenses. Taj’s parent company, IHCL, is also planning to introduce unbiased programs for meritocracy to prevail at the workplace.

     

    read more at BBC
  • FIX THE GENDER PAY GAP ISSUE, OR ELSE!

    FIX THE GENDER PAY GAP ISSUE, OR ELSE!

    News by Editorial Team 08 Mar 2018

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    read more at BBC
  • PROOF IS IN THE PUDDING, FOR HAPPIER EMPLOYEES

    PROOF IS IN THE PUDDING, FOR HAPPIER EMPLOYEES

    News by Editorial Team 08 Mar 2018

    A bold leadership, a comprehensive action, and an empowering environment. While such keywords would churn you blogs aplenty on a single Google search, effectuating their presence at the workplace would guarantee happier employers. Almost. This as per an Accenture report which surveyed 22,000 working men & women. The same shall be on the agenda of Accenture’s soon to be held IWD Event.  

     

    read more at Fortune
  • MICHAEL ROMAN TO BE THE NEW CEO OF 3M

    MICHAEL ROMAN TO BE THE NEW CEO OF 3M

    News by Editorial Team 07 Mar 2018

    In his role as the manufacturing company’s Chief elite, he shall be succeeding Inge Thulin. The latter shall continue to contribute in the capacity of an executive chairman of the board. Roman spent the last 30 years forging a career at 3M the major highlight of which includes him handling the role of the COO & Executive - VP.

     

    read more at CNBC

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