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  • SENSATION SEEKING TRAIT WILL MAKE YOU HAPPY AT WORK

    SENSATION SEEKING TRAIT WILL MAKE YOU HAPPY AT WORK

    News by Editorial Team 19 Jun 2019

    Other than regular personality traits; confidence, empathy, ambition, conscientiousness; sensation seeking is a new personality trait that is gaining popularity.  People with this trait seek unpredictable, strange, and even frightening experiences. This trait is also being associated with entrepreneurs or risk takers. 

     

    read more at Forbes
  • CULTURE MANY RUNGS UP ON TALENT PRIORITY LADDER

    CULTURE MANY RUNGS UP ON TALENT PRIORITY LADDER

    News by Editorial Team 18 Jun 2019

    Company perks, beer taps, ball pits, open-office don’t seem to be a priority to attract employees anymore. In the past few years, diversity deficiencies, harassment allegations, and ‘stack and rank’ mechanics at top companies including Google, Microsoft, Amazon, and Facebook have brought the focus back to building the company culture Organizations are now putting more emphasis on building a holistic culture.

     

    read more at HRDIVE
  • BUZZFEED EMPLOYEES STAGE WALKOUT

    BUZZFEED EMPLOYEES STAGE WALKOUT

    News by Editorial Team 18 Jun 2019

    On Monday, employees of BuzzFeed News staged a walkout to demand recognition of their union. This came after months of a failed negotiation with management, Huffington Post reported. BuzzFeed employees had announced the formation of a union in February after 15 percent of its workforce was laid off. The employees demand recognition of their union with the News Guild of New York.

     

    read more at Huffington Post
  • COMPANIES ARE ADOPTING FLEXIBLE BENEFITS PLANS

    COMPANIES ARE ADOPTING FLEXIBLE BENEFITS PLANS

    News by Editorial Team 18 Jun 2019

    Slowly moving away from fixed benefits, companies now increasingly offer flexible benefits plans to employees. These plans can be customized according to the needs of employees. The trend is driven by the bulk of the millennial workforce and the rising healthcare cost. Expectedly, this trend will grow as the millennial workforce grows. 

     

    read more at Financial Express
  • AT&T, WELLS FARGO & GENERAL MOTORS CUT JOBS

    AT&T, WELLS FARGO & GENERAL MOTORS CUT JOBS

    News by Editorial Team 17 Jun 2019

    A Guardian report says there have been sudden mass layoffs at AT & T, Wells Fargo, and many other U.S firms. This comes after recent promises of more jobs and more investment for the betterment of workers in the light of Trump tax cut bill.  Randall Stephenson, CEO of AT&T, promised to invest $1bn and Wells Fargo pledged to increase investments in workers and raise the minimum wage by $15.

     

    read more at The Guardian
  • GOOGLE CEO APOLOGIZES TO LGBTQ+ WORKERS

    GOOGLE CEO APOLOGIZES TO LGBTQ+ WORKERS

    News by Editorial Team 17 Jun 2019

    On Tuesday, Sundar Pichai, CEO of Google, apologized to the company’s LGBTQ employees. Reportedly, YouTube’s decision that Steven Crowder’s YouTube Channel didn’t violate YouTube’s policies created a backlash. CEO of YouTube, Susan Wojcicki, also apologized to LGBTQ workers. Sundar Pichai and other Google executives discussed issues affecting the community and the rising need for policy decisions, The Verge reported. 

     

    read more at HRDIVE
  • MENTAL & PHYSICAL HEALTH IMPACT PRODUCTIVITY

    MENTAL & PHYSICAL HEALTH IMPACT PRODUCTIVITY

    News by Editorial Team 17 Jun 2019

    Mental & physical health and job characteristics have the most direct and indirect impact on productivity, a study from Vitality Group revealed. The study was conducted among 30,000 employees from 173 organizations as part of Vitality’s annual Britain’s healthiest workplace survey. The study evaluated the impact on productivity due to employee’s physical & mental health, well-being, lifestyle, and commuting time.

     

    read more at HRDIVE
  • WORKPLACE FLEXIBILITY FOR NEW FATHERS IMPROVES HEALTH OF NEW MOMS

    WORKPLACE FLEXIBILITY FOR NEW FATHERS IMPROVES HEALTH OF NEW MOMS

    News by Editorial Team 14 Jun 2019

    New Mothers experience fewer health problems and improved mental health after childbirth, if fathers have workplace flexibility, new research from the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research has concluded. The research analyzed data based on leave practices in Sweden. The country allows 30-days capped time off for parents to spend together during the first year of childbirth.

     

    read more at HRDIVE
  • CEOS OPPOSE ANTI-ABORTION BILL

    CEOS OPPOSE ANTI-ABORTION BILL

    News by Editorial Team 14 Jun 2019

    New state law and regulation that bans abortions and blocks access to reproductive healthcare has been opposed by more than 150 company heads, a CNBC report said. The letters written in opposition appeared in a full-page ad in the New York Times. According to the report, the executives feel the bill inhibits their ability to build a diverse and inclusive workforce and recruit top talent across the states.    

     

    read more at HRDIVE
  • CHEGG ANNOUNCES STOCK-BASED STUDENT LOAN REIMBURSEMENT

    CHEGG ANNOUNCES STOCK-BASED STUDENT LOAN REIMBURSEMENT

    News by Editorial Team 14 Jun 2019

    Chegg has announced Equity for Education program to help its employees pay their education loan. The program will apply to staff that has completed two years at the company. USD 3000 and USD 5000 will available annually to VPs and other staff respectively. Chegg already provides USD 1000 to its workers to pay student debt, the company said in a press release.

     

    read more at HRDIVE
  • MANAGERS ARE MORE WORRIED ABOUT AI THAN EMPLOYEES

    MANAGERS ARE MORE WORRIED ABOUT AI THAN EMPLOYEES

    News by Editorial Team 13 Jun 2019

    A new survey conducted by Robert Half found that nearly half of workers believe that automation will not change their job. Among the surveyed workers, about 12 percent feel that artificial intelligence will negatively impact their job, and 40 percent think that it will positively impact their job. Further, the survey found managers to be less enthusiastic about training staff on new tech. 

     

    read more at HRDIVE
  • LOW EMPLOYMENT RATE SIGNALS RECESSION

    LOW EMPLOYMENT RATE SIGNALS RECESSION

    News by Editorial Team 13 Jun 2019

    Last month the U.S economy added roughly 75,000 jobs, found a new jobs report. Compared to the previous year, when the economy added around 223000 new jobs a month, the overall unemployment percentage is 3.6 percent. This has raised concerns the numbers may signal recession.

     

    read more at Forbes
  • BOOST BUSINESS BY TRAINING NON-NATIVE SPEAKERS IN ENGLISH

    BOOST BUSINESS BY TRAINING NON-NATIVE SPEAKERS IN ENGLISH

    News by Editorial Team 13 Jun 2019

    As workplaces become global, proficiency in the English language can be beneficial for employees. Organizations also benefit from it as it improves the overall culture, team building, and productivity. Katie Nielson, Chief Education Officer of Voxy, says English language proficiency helps in attracting and retaining talent and also assists in improving productivity and growth.

     

    read more at HRDIVE
  • WORKERS HESISTANT TO ASK RESKILLING SUPPORT FROM EMPLOYERS

    WORKERS HESISTANT TO ASK RESKILLING SUPPORT FROM EMPLOYERS

    News by Editorial Team 12 Jun 2019

    Research from learning platform edX says that the workers don’t have the support of their employers to get reskilled. 37% of workers admit they don’t possess certain skills in their current jobs. 39% reported that they lack expertise in data needed for analytics and computer science. Whereas, 25% of workers have sought the help of the outside agencies to master the tech in order to survive the challenges in their company.

     

    read more at HRDIVE
  • GOOGLE'S SPEECH RECOGNITION TECHNOLOGY WILL HELP PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES

    GOOGLE'S SPEECH RECOGNITION TECHNOLOGY WILL HELP PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES

    News by Editorial Team 12 Jun 2019

    Google has come up with a new project for a Social Good program called “Euphonia”. The tech giant is using artificial intelligence to improve speech recognition for deaf or neurologically challenged people with conditions like ALS, stroke, Parkinson’s, multiple sclerosis or traumatic brain injury. Google has partnered with nonprofit organizations to gather voice samples from people who have a neurodegenerative disease.

     

    read more at Forbes
  • USCIS DISCOURAGING FOREIGN WORKERS FROM SEEKING EMPLOYMENT IN THE US

    USCIS DISCOURAGING FOREIGN WORKERS FROM SEEKING EMPLOYMENT IN THE US

    News by Editorial Team 12 Jun 2019

    A 2015 rule granting work authorization to the spouses of H-1B visa holders has been changed by USCIS as it has decoupled adjudication of the H-1B and H-4 visas. The decision has been challenged in a lawsuit. “Sometime after March 22, 2019 . . . USCIS changed their internal policy of adjudicating H-4 and H-4 EAD applications concurrently with premium processing H-1B petitions and would now begin processing such cases in regular processing separate from the H-1B” the attorneys said.

     

    read more at Forbes
  • VOLATILE MARKETS NUDGE GLOBAL EMPLOYERS TO RETHINK COMPENSATION PLANS

    VOLATILE MARKETS NUDGE GLOBAL EMPLOYERS TO RETHINK COMPENSATION PLANS

    News by Editorial Team 11 Jun 2019

    Steered by volatile markets, global employers are finding it hard to build a compensation plan. A Radford survey says this can be addressed by introducing wages based on local market’s cost of labor; paying employees in the local currency or according to the exchange rate. Many companies in the U.S are also considering hire and transfer to overcome this compensation challenge.

     

    read more at HRDIVE
  • FULL PAID MEDICAL INSURANCE TOPS PREFERRED PERKS LIST FOR WORKERS

    FULL PAID MEDICAL INSURANCE TOPS PREFERRED PERKS LIST FOR WORKERS

    News by Editorial Team 11 Jun 2019

    A survey conducted by Zoro revealed that workers want fully paid medical insurance, four-day work week, and fully-paid dental insurance as perks. The survey conducted among 1003 workers, also found that 73 percent want to have an unlimited plan. Paid time off (PTO) bank, 401(k), free coffee and partially medical insurance are the common benefits available to workers. 

     

    read more at HRDIVE
  • WASHINGTON STATE FLOATS 49K OVERTIME THRESHOLD

    WASHINGTON STATE FLOATS 49K OVERTIME THRESHOLD

    News by Editorial Team 11 Jun 2019

    A new Washington state proposal is mulling eligibility of workers for overtime pay. Workers earning less than $49,000 will be eligible for overtime pay in companies with more than 50 employees. Those earning less than $35,000 would be eligible in companies with less than 50 or fewer workers. The thresholds are calculated based on the state’s minimum wage. The overtime eligibility could extend to more than 250,000 workers.

     

    read more at HRDIVE
  • US BLACKLISTING ISOLATES HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO LTD

    US BLACKLISTING ISOLATES HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO LTD

    News by Editorial Team 10 Jun 2019

    Following recent US blacklisting, tech companies are shying away from sharing technology and technical standards with the Chinese tech firm, Huawei Technologies Co Ltd. Reports say that Chipmakers Intel Corp and Qualcomm Inc., mobile research firm InterDigital Wireless Inc., and South Korean carrier LG Uplus have stopped their employees from engaging in informal conversations with Huawei. These discussions are routine exercises in international meetings.

     

    read more at Reuters

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