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  • U.K COMPANIES MORE COMMITTED TO SOLVE GENDER PAY GAP THAN THE U.S

    U.K COMPANIES MORE COMMITTED TO SOLVE GENDER PAY GAP THAN THE U.S

    News by Editorial Team 02 Jul 2019

    A study of Begom says UK workers are better aware of gender pay disparity than the US workers. More workers in the UK are aware of the pay discrimination. The survey, conducted among 1,600 employees, aimed to uncover differences between U.S. and U.K. employee perceptions. Around one-third of employers have committed to solving pay gap figures, while 13 percent of U.S employers said to do so, the study found.

     

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  • AFRICAN-AMERICAN WOMEN WORKERS EXPERIENCED MORE HARASSMENT

    AFRICAN-AMERICAN WOMEN WORKERS EXPERIENCED MORE HARASSMENT

    News by Editorial Team 02 Jul 2019

    Data collected between 1997 and 2016 shows a drop in sexual harassment complaints. However, a study published in the journal Gender, Work, and Organization reveals that African-American women have experienced an increased risk of sexual harassment. The study indicated that higher unemployment rate was followed by increased harassment cases.

     

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  • MILLIONS CELEBRATE LGBTQ PRIDE IN NEW YORK

    MILLIONS CELEBRATE LGBTQ PRIDE IN NEW YORK

    News by Editorial Team 01 Jul 2019

    On Sunday, millions of people came together on the streets of New York to wave rainbow flags and celebrate LGBTQ equality. According to the Reuters report, this was the largest gay pride celebration in history which commemorated the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall uprising. Around 150,000 marchers and 4 million spectators were present at the celebration. Top tech companies also joined the event.

     

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  • CULTURE 500 COMPARES AND RANKS COMPANY CULTURE

    CULTURE 500 COMPARES AND RANKS COMPANY CULTURE

    News by Editorial Team 01 Jul 2019

    MIT Sloan Management and Glassdoor have introduced a tool to compare and rank company culture. The tool is dubbed as ‘Culture 500’. The tool uses artificial intelligence to derive insights from Glassdoor’s data to rank companies on nine dimensions, which include collaboration, integrity, agility, diversity, customer orientation, execution, innovation, performance, and respect. The tool is created by Donal Sull.

     

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  • WORK APPS ARE DECREASING PRODUCTIVITY AMONG EMPLOYEES

    WORK APPS ARE DECREASING PRODUCTIVITY AMONG EMPLOYEES

    News by Editorial Team 01 Jul 2019

    Apps and tools meant to increase productivity have become distractions, a new survey conducted by GoTo found.  Employees are toggling between work and personal topics on work apps, the survey further said. Around 54 percent of employees, among 2000 surveyed, use at least five different programs at work. Loud conversations and phone calls cause workers to make mistakes, the report said.

     

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  • JONY IVE LEAVES APPLE

    JONY IVE LEAVES APPLE

    News by Editorial Team 28 Jun 2019

    On Thursday, Jony Ive, who is responsible for the design of all Apple devices, announced his departure from Apple. His made the disclosure in an interview with the Financial Times. Jony plans to launch a new company called LoveFrom and will remain involved with Apple in a company-client relationship, the Guardian reported. Recently, Apple became the world’s first trillion-dollar company.

     

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  • HIGH COST STOPS U.S EMPLOYERS FROM OFFERING EDUCATIONAL BENEFITS

    HIGH COST STOPS U.S EMPLOYERS FROM OFFERING EDUCATIONAL BENEFITS

    News by Editorial Team 28 Jun 2019

    A survey from the International Foundation of Employee Benefits Plans found that 92 percent of U.S. employers offer educational benefits in one form or the other. Tuition assistance/reimbursement is the most common means, with around 63 percent of employers doing so. Majority of employers reimburse between $5,000-$5,999 at the end of the study. High cost and complex implementation of the arrangement stop remaining employers from offering educational benefit, the report said.

     

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  • U.S. EMPLOYERS ARE BOOSTING HEALTHCARE BENEFITS

    U.S. EMPLOYERS ARE BOOSTING HEALTHCARE BENEFITS

    News by Editorial Team 28 Jun 2019

    20 percent of employers have boosted healthcare-related and wellness benefits this year, an employee benefits survey found. Rising healthcare cost is the major motivation behind this. Workers also view healthcare benefits as most important, the survey reported. Among other benefits, the number of employers that offer student loan repayment assistance benefits has doubled. 

     

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  • HUAWEI UNDER SCRUTINY FOR SPYING ON U.S.

    HUAWEI UNDER SCRUTINY FOR SPYING ON U.S.

    News by Editorial Team 27 Jun 2019

    Employees of Huawei technologies Co have worked on at least 10 research projects with Chinese armed force personnel over the past decade, Bloomberg reported on Thursday. The company, however, denied having any knowledge of this partnership. Huawei workers were involved with the Chinese army in various projects including artificial intelligence, radio communication, etc. The company is under scrutiny over spying allegations.

     

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  • SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT SUED WEWORK

    SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT SUED WEWORK

    News by Editorial Team 27 Jun 2019

    Lisa Bridges, a former executive of WeWork has sued the company for sexual harassment, gender discrimination, equal pay violations, retaliation, aiding and abetting discrimination. Lisa during her work found that the company had significant equal pay problem.  Allegedly, the company retaliated against her too. Earlier, another former vice president had filed a complaint against the company for age discrimination. 

     

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  • LEADERS OVERCONFIDENT IN THEIR TALENT MANAGEMENT CAPABILITIES

    LEADERS OVERCONFIDENT IN THEIR TALENT MANAGEMENT CAPABILITIES

    News by Editorial Team 27 Jun 2019

    A McKinsey & Company survey, conducted among 500 U.K. managers, found company leaders to be confident in their talent management practices. However, employees in non-managerial roles think CEOs and managers are the reason for unsuccessful talent management. Companies were evaluated on 21 talent practices and only a quarter of them showed satisfactory practices.

     

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  • WAYFAIR EMPLOYEES STAGE A WALKOUT

    WAYFAIR EMPLOYEES STAGE A WALKOUT

    News by Editorial Team 26 Jun 2019

    Employees of Wayfair, online home goods company, will stage a walkout on Wednesday to protest against the company’s involvement in furnishing border camps, the Guardian reported. The employees demand that the company stop its partnership to provide beds for detained immigrants. Around 547 employees have signed a letter saying the company’s involvement does not represent an ethical business partnership, the Guardian report said. 

     

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  • FIVE ANCHORWOMEN SUE NY1

    FIVE ANCHORWOMEN SUE NY1

    News by Editorial Team 26 Jun 2019

    Five anchorwomen have sued NY1, claiming the cable channel is discriminating against them on the basis of their age and sex. In 2016, the channel laid off approximately 40 longtime employees over the age of 40. The work environment has become increasingly hostile and opportunities for younger journalists are coming at the expense of older talent, the complaint filed by employees said.

     

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  • INDUSTRY NEEDS BRAVER LEADERS

    INDUSTRY NEEDS BRAVER LEADERS

    News by Editorial Team 26 Jun 2019

    “We need braver leaders” Brene Brown, speaker, and researcher at the University of Houston​ said in general session of the 2019 Society for Human Resource Management Annual Conference. Her statement was the conclusion of her research on values. Lack of challenging conversations and corrective conversations are usually bereft of fun but at the same time, they are important. Managers are directing their conversations toward the person who has done wrong, instead of talking to them.

     

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  • ANN SARNOFF IS THE NEW CEO OF WARNER BROS

    ANN SARNOFF IS THE NEW CEO OF WARNER BROS

    News by Editorial Team 25 Jun 2019

    On Monday, Warner Media announced that it had appointed Ann Sarnoff as the chief executive officer of Warner Bros, after a scandal involving its last studio chief. Ann Sarnoff is the first woman chief executive officer of Warner Bros. The newly appointed chief is also the president of BBC Studios America. AT&T acquired Warner Bros last year.

     

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  • PROMISING OUTLOOK AMONG WORKERS LEADS TO MORE ENGAGEMENT

    PROMISING OUTLOOK AMONG WORKERS LEADS TO MORE ENGAGEMENT

    News by Editorial Team 25 Jun 2019

    The latest Annual Employee Engagement Report found that 71 percent of workers are engaged at work. Belief in the organization’s future, trust in senior leaders and their ability to communicate a motivating vision of the organization’s future were among the factors that impacted engagement. Workers who have access to employee assessment results are more engaged than those who don’t have any access to it, the report further found.

     

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  • COMPANIES NEED TO APPROACH WORKERS' LEARNING PROACTIVELY

    COMPANIES NEED TO APPROACH WORKERS' LEARNING PROACTIVELY

    News by Editorial Team 25 Jun 2019

    Despite feeling lack of proficiency in a key skill, nearly half of workers feel uncomfortable to ask employers to help in learning, a study from edX found. Technical advancement has made skills development necessary more than ever before. The study from edX further found that workers hold employers responsible for their earning, and an equal number of workers were found to hold employees responsible for their learning.

     

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  • WOMEN CEOS CONTINUE TO BE STEREOTYPED

    WOMEN CEOS CONTINUE TO BE STEREOTYPED

    News by Editorial Team 24 Jun 2019

    A KPMG survey says women in senior profiles feel discriminated and more critically judged for their behavior at work. Respondents were told that they were “too bossy, too direct or insufficiently collaborative”. More than half of these senior employees said that they altered their behavior to meet their colleagues’ expectations from them.

     

    read more at Forbes
  • A GOOD REASON TO SAY THANK YOU TO YOUR EMPLOYEES

    A GOOD REASON TO SAY THANK YOU TO YOUR EMPLOYEES

    News by Editorial Team 24 Jun 2019

    Employees prefer a simple “thank you” as recognition of their daily performance. In a Deloitte survey, 47% of respondents preferred to be recognized than get a raise; 37% of employees want to be known by the leaders of their supervisors and 32% preferred the recognition of their direct supervisors.

     

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  • UBER AND LFYT URGE LAWMAKERS TO RETAIN GIG MODEL

    UBER AND LFYT URGE LAWMAKERS TO RETAIN GIG MODEL

    News by Editorial Team 24 Jun 2019

    Uber and Lfyt are urging lawmakers to exempt them from the legislation that would make it mandatory for them to treat their contractual drivers like employees. It is a classification conundrum for the two car-rent companies. Along with the two other companies, many other agencies and individuals are rooting for the gig model.

     

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