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  • EY TESTING ‘AI’ WATERS TO ONBOARD GIG WORKERS

    EY TESTING ‘AI’ WATERS TO ONBOARD GIG WORKERS

    News by Editorial Team 30 Oct 2017

    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 Benefit News
  • YOUR DREAM JOB JUST A SWIPE AWAY WITH WORKEY’S APP

    YOUR DREAM JOB JUST A SWIPE AWAY WITH WORKEY’S APP

    News by Editorial Team 30 Oct 2017

    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 Tech Crunch
  • THE EMPLOYEE INSURANCE BILL PASSES IN MALAYSIA

    THE EMPLOYEE INSURANCE BILL PASSES IN MALAYSIA

    News by Editorial Team 27 Oct 2017

    Also referred to as Dewan Rakyat, has been approved following a debate in the Parliament. The bill ensures a temporary financial assistance to those workers who have apparently lost their jobs. The help would allow people to re-train themselves, in order to become work-ready again. The premise of the bill would also include professionals falling in the bracket of 40-50 years.

     

    read more at Straits Times
  • CLAIMS AGAINST HARVEY WEINSTEIN, TRIGGER BBC SURVEY WITH ALARMING RESULTS

    CLAIMS AGAINST HARVEY WEINSTEIN, TRIGGER BBC SURVEY WITH ALARMING RESULTS

    News by Editorial Team 26 Oct 2017

    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 justifie  

    read more at BBC
  • BE IT FEAR, BUT THE CHANGES ARE WORKING-OUT FOR UBER

    BE IT FEAR, BUT THE CHANGES ARE WORKING-OUT FOR UBER

    News by Editorial Team 26 Oct 2017

    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 Fortune
  • WESTPAC MARKS 200TH ANNIVERSARY WITH AN INSPIRING ACHIEVEMENT

    WESTPAC MARKS 200TH ANNIVERSARY WITH AN INSPIRING ACHIEVEMENT

    News by Editorial Team 26 Oct 2017

    Nope, that wasn’t a job advertisement but the way, Wan Long, CEO of WH Group $291 million last year. His KRAs – turning a state-owned, meat processing business into a Global Pork Brand. The company chair has made it his habit of turning meat into gold. For the record, Wan earned three-quarters of a billion in compensa  

    read more at Vogue
  • HAVE EMPLOYERS EXPLOITED THE OPTION OF UNPAID INTERNSHIPS?

    HAVE EMPLOYERS EXPLOITED THE OPTION OF UNPAID INTERNSHIPS?

    News by Editorial Team 25 Oct 2017

    The debate is set to take place in the House of Lords to decide whether unpaid work, those such as internships, be restricted to a period of 4 weeks. For quite some time now, it has been an intensely felt topic amongst the people starting their careers, who are now speaking their mind out at #payinterns.

     

    read more at HR Grapevine
  • DRUDGING THROUGH WORK IN ILLNESS? NOT SO PRODUCTIVE AFTER ALL!

    DRUDGING THROUGH WORK IN ILLNESS? NOT SO PRODUCTIVE AFTER ALL!

    News by Editorial Team 24 Oct 2017

    Current Chief Executive Ronald den Elzen will make space for Maggie, who takes office from September 1. Maggie joined Heineken in 1998 as a national sales planner, and since then continued her upwards path in the company hierarchy in various strategic roles. Ronald will move his towards Heineken Netherlands, where he’d be needed for a glob  

    read more at HR Grapevine
  • BIG BUSINESS OR NOT, YOU NEED THE HR!

    BIG BUSINESS OR NOT, YOU NEED THE HR!

    News by Editorial Team 24 Oct 2017

    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 Nola
  • “BEING BULLIED” A REGULAR THING FOR 2 IN 5 LGBT WORKERS

    “BEING BULLIED” A REGULAR THING FOR 2 IN 5 LGBT WORKERS

    News by Editorial Team 24 Oct 2017

    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 Human Resource Online
  • YET ANOTHER LAWSUIT HEADED TESLA’S WAY

    YET ANOTHER LAWSUIT HEADED TESLA’S WAY

    News by Editorial Team 23 Oct 2017

    Jorge Ferro, the ex-Tesla employee has filed a lawsuit against the car making giant, alleging retaliatory practices against LGBT people. Ferro, who is gay, claims he was repeatedly transferred from one function to another, until being permanently fired. Tesla in return has defended itself claiming its employee policies are amongst the best in the world.

     

    read more at The Verge
  • INVESTIGATION ENSUES AS SANSBURY EMPLOYEE POSTS RACIST VIDEO

    INVESTIGATION ENSUES AS SANSBURY EMPLOYEE POSTS RACIST VIDEO

    News by Editorial Team 23 Oct 2017

    This work-ethic was adopted by Marissa Meyer, back in the day when she used to run the show at Yahoo. In an interview with the New York Times, Marissa opened up about this practice which she learned working as a Google employee, earlier in her career. She further elaborated that salaries should be an incentivizing factor, but not the driving force behind workplace motivation.

     

    read more at HR Grapevine
  • MALAYSIA WANTS TO SEE DEVELOPED NATIONS EYE-TO-EYE

    MALAYSIA WANTS TO SEE DEVELOPED NATIONS EYE-TO-EYE

    News by Editorial Team 23 Oct 2017

    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.

  • SAINSBURY’S LAYOFF TIDES HIT THE HR BANKS

    SAINSBURY’S LAYOFF TIDES HIT THE HR BANKS

    News by Editorial Team 20 Oct 2017

    It did, as per ex-employee Loretta Lee who has officially filed a lawsuit against Google on the same grounds. Lee, who was fired in 2016 for ‘poor-performance’, accredits the tag to her refusal to budge. She could draw inspiration from the fact that she’s not alone, however. Just last month, Tim Chevalier, another ex-employee, filed a case alleging the company of wrongful termination, discrimination & harassment. 

     

    read more at HR Grapevine
  • ITALY REINFORCES ITS REPUTATION ON PETS

    ITALY REINFORCES ITS REPUTATION ON PETS

    News by Editorial Team 19 Oct 2017

    Amidst all the speculations & headlines surrounding the cryptocurrency sphere, we tend to forget the very medium that facilitates their buying and selling. The exchanges. Following a slew of currency launches and their sky-rocketing publicity, Coinbase, Kraken & Circle are gearing to double their numbers. New roles shall contribute in averting system outages, a cause that left many exchanges with the blushes in 2017. 

     

    read more at Human Resource Online
  • MALAYSIA’S TOUGH STANCE ON FALSE EMPLOYMENT PERMITS

    MALAYSIA’S TOUGH STANCE ON FALSE EMPLOYMENT PERMITS

    News by Editorial Team 18 Oct 2017

    China, which has in the past gone beyond rhetoric while punishing Japanese & South Korean companies, faces a tougher challenge with the USA. In the ongoing sledging between Beijing & Washington D.C, are sandwiched those who thank the American MNC’s for their bread-n-butter. Should there be a trade war, it’d be interesting to see the tolerance level of the People’s Republic, who might incur a greater casualty count.  (“eventually” would not go with “might”).

     

    read more at Human Resource Online
  • CHANGE IS IN THE AIR FOR SAMSUNG

    CHANGE IS IN THE AIR FOR SAMSUNG

    News by Editorial Team 17 Oct 2017

    An upward Y-o-Y, no wonder Google’s parent company recorded an annual revenue, greater than the size of a few small economies. On top of adding a talent force of 5,000, the tech-giant boasted a revenue of $31.1 Billion within the first quarter. Alphabet now stands strong at 85,050 employees & if the signs are anything to go by, ‘tis just getting started.

     

    read more at The Korea Herald
  • TESLA DOING THE ROUNDS OVER MASS-FIRING

    TESLA DOING THE ROUNDS OVER MASS-FIRING

    News by Editorial Team 17 Oct 2017

    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 workpl  

    read more at Mercury News
  • IGEM 2017, EXPLORES PATH FOR MASS EMPLOYMENT IN THE GREEN-TECH SECTOR

    IGEM 2017, EXPLORES PATH FOR MASS EMPLOYMENT IN THE GREEN-TECH SECTOR

    News by Editorial Team 16 Oct 2017

    James Long, who was videoed dragging a passenger in the airplane aisle and fired, after the fact, has now moved to the courts. The lawsuit names United Airlines, the Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA) and its commissioner Ginger Evans. Long, will be taking the stand on the lines, that if he had been trained for such a drastic situation beforehand, the outcome would’ve been otherwise.  

     

    read more at Human Resource Online
  • MALAYSIA RAMPS UP STEPS TO CURB HIV/AIDS DISCRIMINATION

    MALAYSIA RAMPS UP STEPS TO CURB HIV/AIDS DISCRIMINATION

    News by Editorial Team 16 Oct 2017

    Players like Starbucks, Intel, Adobe & Salesforce, to name a few, have outdone others in terms of implementing pay parity for all. Recent numbers suggested that women, in the land of opportunities, earned $0.80 against a $1 for male counterparts. On the occasion of Equal Pay Day, leaders have their tasks cut out to introspect on bringing women & racial minorities at par with the rest.

     

    read more at Bernama

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