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  • Managers trained to coach but face accountability struggles!

    Managers trained to coach but face accountability struggles!

    News by Editorial Team 23 Sep 2020

    According to the statement by the Association for Talent Development, it was revealed that most organizations informed that their managers received training on at least some coaching skills. However, about 60% of the respondents said that the top barrier to effective coaching was ‘not holding managers accountable for it.’ The survey also revealed that about 90% of organizations expected managers to coach direct reports, while about 75% of employers expected this from all their managers.

     

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  • Ralph Lauren to slash thousands of jobs!

    Ralph Lauren to slash thousands of jobs!

    News by Editorial Team 23 Sep 2020

    In an internal announcement made by the luxury apparel maker Ralph Lauren, it was announced that the company will cut about 15% of its global workforce by the end of its fiscal year. The move was announced on Tuesday to facilitate company-wide restructuring to lower costs and beef up its online business. The company had about 24,900 employees around March end and based on that data, the plan can impact more than 3,700 jobs.

     

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  • Uber launches set of rideshare products as employers reopen offices amid COVID-19!

    Uber launches set of rideshare products as employers reopen offices amid COVID-19!

    News by Editorial Team 23 Sep 2020

    In the latest development related to commuting during the reopening of businesses, Uber has launched a suite of rideshare products that have been designed to help employers plan commutes and other transportation needs as they plan a reopening during the COVID-19 pandemic. Uber for Business will pilot two products – Employee Group Rides and Business Charter and will launch the programs in North America, Europe, and the Asia-Pacific region.

     

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  • DOL to promote COVID-19 paid leave on television, radio!

    DOL to promote COVID-19 paid leave on television, radio!

    News by Editorial Team 22 Sep 2020

    In a recent announcement made by the US Department of Labor, it was stated that the agency will promote COVID-19 paid sick and family leave in a series of television, radio, and social media public service announcements. The announcement was made on 14th Sept, 2020. The agency also stated that the announcement will be made in English and Spanish to create more awareness and inform workers and employers of their rights under the Families First Coronavirus Relief Act (FFCRA). With this plug-in DOL aims to encourage individuals with questions or concerns to contact the department.

     

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  • Republican senators introduce additional $28 billion aid for airlines!

    Republican senators introduce additional $28 billion aid for airlines!

    News by Editorial Team 22 Sep 2020

    In a recent development related to government aid Republican senators introduced a bill, which will give the ailing airline industry additional $28 billion aid, as they prepare for more than 30,000 job cuts as early as next month. The airline industry had suffered massively amid coronavirus pandemic, have racked up losses in billions with no significant rebound in travel demand coming anytime soon. Earlier, Congress approved bill had protected jobs till 30th Sept, 2020. The new bill will protect the jobs till the end of March next year.

     

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  • Workforce agility 'extremely important' for future organizational success!

    Workforce agility 'extremely important' for future organizational success!

    News by Editorial Team 22 Sep 2020

    According to the results of an Aon survey, which was conducted in late August, it was revealed that about 82% of North American HR stakeholders had rated workforce agility as ‘extremely important’ to the success of their organization in the future. Building agility, technology, and communications infrastructure had topped the list of the factors, which the respondents had said were most important for the organizational success.

     

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  • Chipotle fires employee on sexual harassment complaint!

    Chipotle fires employee on sexual harassment complaint!

    News by Editorial Team 21 Sep 2020

    According to the US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), Chipotle fired a service manager at a Tampa, Florida store. The EEOC alleged in a lawsuit filed on 10 Sept, 2020. The agency also stated that the ex-employee’s initial complaints about co-workers’ harassment went unaddressed and when the employee escalated the complaint to the corporate office, she was fired from her position.

     

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  • Federal judge weakens Tesla's lawsuit against former employee!

    Federal judge weakens Tesla's lawsuit against former employee!

    News by Editorial Team 21 Sep 2020

    In a recent lawsuit case, federal judge had weakened Tesla’s lawsuit against a former employee. The company had accused the employee of hacking into its computers and leaking the confidential data to a reporter. In addition, the judge also dismissed the defamation counterclaim by the former employee. According to the federal judge’s decision Tesla failed to show that the former employee failed to show that ex-employee’s disclosure of confidential information caused a decline of about $167 million in the electric car maker’s market value.

     

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  • Retention amid M&A not easy: PwC report!

    Retention amid M&A not easy: PwC report!

    News by Editorial Team 21 Sep 2020

    According to the C-suite leaders and senior managers who had responded to a late 2019 PwC Survey revealed that people management especially retention is not an easy task to accomplish during mergers and acquisitions. The report also noted that there has been an increasing sense of challenge in navigating the people and organization aspect of integration. According to the report about 80% of respondents reported that the aspect of navigating people would be difficult as compared to 58% in 2016.

     

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  • Facebook outlines new rules for internal communication!

    Facebook outlines new rules for internal communication!

    News by Editorial Team 18 Sep 2020

    In a recent development at Facebook, the CEO Mark Zuckerberg outlined a new set of rules on Thursday. The new rules will guide debates and conversations within the Workplace – the company’s internal social network. Zuckerberg in his announcement stated that he will ensure that every employee felt supported at work, especially the Black community at the Facebook. He also added that the organization will be more specific about which parts of Workplace can be used to discuss social and political issues.

     

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  • Skill shortage to affect the job market: Gartner Survey!

    Skill shortage to affect the job market: Gartner Survey!

    News by Editorial Team 18 Sep 2020

    According to Gartner analysis that was released on 10 Sept, 2020, only 16% of new hires will possess the skills that will be needed for their current jobs and even the jobs of future. The survey also revealed that existing roles will require about 10 new skills by 2021. The report also featured that the traditional talent acquisition sources may also not enable employers to find these new skills especially after the global pandemic.

     

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  • Jobless claims go down but employment growth still slow!

    Jobless claims go down but employment growth still slow!

    News by Editorial Team 18 Sep 2020

    While there has been a fall in the jobless claims, experts predict that employment growth is still sluggish. According to the reports, the first time unemployment claims insurance was about 860,000. It was down from the 893,000 a week earlier and better than Dow Jones estimates of 875,000.

     

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  • Wildfires in California broach questions on safety of workers!

    Wildfires in California broach questions on safety of workers!

    News by Editorial Team 17 Sep 2020

    The state’s Department of Industrial Relations on 3 Sept, 2020 revealed that employers in California should keep labor codes and regulations in mind when it comes to leave and worker safety. The department also said that they (employers) may need to make adjustments as wildfires affect working conditions across the state. The state had also published heat illness prevention standards and worker safety guidance for those in wildfire regions.

     

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  • Airlines push for $25 billion in federal aid to save jobs!

    Airlines push for $25 billion in federal aid to save jobs!

    News by Editorial Team 17 Sep 2020

    In a recent development airlines and labor unions pushed for $25 billion more in federal aid to preserve industry jobs through next March. The aid for the US carriers will expire on 30 Sept, 2020 and the further plan is to furlough or lay off more than 30,000 workers. Various airline executives plan to meet with White House officials today. 

     

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  • LinkedIn users with 'diversity leaders' title rises by 100%!

    LinkedIn users with 'diversity leaders' title rises by 100%!

    News by Editorial Team 17 Sep 2020

    According to a recent report published on 2nd Sept, 2020, it was found that the number of LinkedIn users with the title ‘head of diversity’ has globally grown by 107% over the period of last five years. Further, it was also found that during the same time period individuals with the title ‘director of diversity’ increased by 75% and chief diversity officer titles increased by 68%. Globally, there has been an increase of about 71% in all diversity and inclusion (D&I) roles in the last five years.

     

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  • Circuit Court affirms payment for time spent at bag searches for Apple employees!

    Circuit Court affirms payment for time spent at bag searches for Apple employees!

    News by Editorial Team 16 Sep 2020

    In a recent decision ruled by a three-judge panel of the 9th US Circuit Court of Appeals, it was affirmed by the court that Apple retail employees must be paid for their time that was spent in bag searches. The ruling stemmed from class action wage and hour claims that were brought by workers who alleged that the exit searches violated the state law. According to the employees the average time they spent on these searches ranged from five to 20 minutes and as much as 45 minutes – depending on the availability of manager or security guard. The employees were required to clock out before the searches and were not paid for the time spent in the searches.

     

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  • Trump's $300 unemployment benefit not applicable to all workers!

    Trump's $300 unemployment benefit not applicable to all workers!

    News by Editorial Team 16 Sep 2020

    The Lost Wages Assistance program created by the Trump administration came with lots of limitations and restrictions. The program offered up to six weeks of $300 payments to supplement unemployment benefits. But there are hundreds of thousands of workers who don’t qualify for the subsidy. The list includes workers who are under $100 threshold, workers who have self-certified that they lost their jobs due to COVID-19 pandemic.

     

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  • About 12% workers interested to work from office exclusively: Slack survey!

    About 12% workers interested to work from office exclusively: Slack survey!

    News by Editorial Team 16 Sep 2020

    According to the recent survey by workplace communication platform Slack, it was found that only 12% of global knowledge workers intended to go back to working exclusively from an office. Slack that had polled more than 9,000 self-identified ‘skilled office workers’ in the US, the UK, France, Germany, Japan, and Australia, had found about 72% workers wanted a combination of office-based work and remote work moving forward. More than 50% of respondents revealed their work-balance was better as a result of the shift to remote work.

     

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  • US communities come in aid save small businesses!

    US communities come in aid save small businesses!

    News by Editorial Team 15 Sep 2020

    In a recent development related to the grant aid, it was found that as Washington gridlock over extended relief for small businesses continues, cities, and local communities came to help. Cities like Akron, and Ohio offered grants through the CARES Act, others are offering equity finance. According to small business experts’ prediction, the probable loss of millions of small businesses over the next six months is an economic catastrophe of historic magnitude for the US economy.

     

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  • Deloitte's family leave policy comes with a catch!

    Deloitte's family leave policy comes with a catch!

    News by Editorial Team 15 Sep 2020

    According to a recently filed lawsuit, it was revealed that Deloitte’s 16 weeks of parental leave for its employees’ program has a ‘huge catch.’ The lawsuit revealed that if an employee takes the 16 weeks of leave offered by Deloitte to them, then that employee loses the right to return to their former position. According to one employee when she returned from her paternity leave, she realized that she was jobless. She was told that Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) only offers 12 weeks of job-protected leave.

     

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