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  • EMPLOYEE FIRED AT GOOGLE FOR POSTING ANTI-DIVERSITY MEMO

    EMPLOYEE FIRED AT GOOGLE FOR POSTING ANTI-DIVERSITY MEMO

    News by Editorial Team 09 Aug 2017

    James Damore, a former Sr. Software Engineer at Google has been fired for uploading a memo that argued against gender parity. The document that went viral, was skeptical of the company for programs of unconscious bias. Many have expressed their disapproval of the post saying it was “appalling”. 

     

    read more at Vox
  • SAP SET TO MAKE MODIFICATIONS TO ELIMINATE HR BIAS

    SAP SET TO MAKE MODIFICATIONS TO ELIMINATE HR BIAS

    News by Editorial Team 09 Aug 2017

    Underpaid and overworked, such is the state in which the drivers employed by a third party agency hired by Amazon are employed in. Complainants claim that their schedule is so heavily packed, that they exceed the maximum-work limit in a day, as per the UK law. The Driving & Vehicle Standard Agency has promised a prompt investigation into the matter. 

     

    read more at Quartz
  • HIRING SLOWDOWN, THE NUMBERS SAY OTHERWISE

    HIRING SLOWDOWN, THE NUMBERS SAY OTHERWISE

    News by Editorial Team 08 Aug 2017

    In spite of the uncertainty in the air post Brexit, a recent report released by REC and HIS, compiling data from recruitment consultants about permanent placements reached the highest in more than two years. The sharp rise in demand and resource availability can largely be attributed to skills shortage, with European workers leaving Britain. Salaries during the same period rose sharply in the same period, reaching a 20 month record.

     

    read more at Personnel Today
  • PAYROLL MANAGER JAILED FOR EMBEZZLING S$1.03 MILLION

    PAYROLL MANAGER JAILED FOR EMBEZZLING S$1.03 MILLION

    News by Editorial Team 08 Aug 2017

    6 Students out of a batch of 3000, who were completing their internships at a Foxconn plant have admitted they worked 11-hours a day to assemble the in-demand iPhone X. Although paid for their shifts, yet one cannot deny the fact that this was against the legal limits set by the local bo  

  • COMPANY UNIFORMS HAVE A HUGE IMPACT ON SUCCESS SAYS, EXPERT

    COMPANY UNIFORMS HAVE A HUGE IMPACT ON SUCCESS SAYS, EXPERT

    News by Editorial Team 08 Aug 2017

    Pamela Jabbour, an expert on workwear believes that workplace uniforms have a flourishing impact on the success of the business. Having worked with the likes of the Australian Olympic Team, she believes that employees should be made part of designing the staff dresses as it symbolizes a company’s ideals.

     

    read more at HRD New Zealand
  • ZERO HOURS, OVER AND DONE WITH IN IRELAND?

    ZERO HOURS, OVER AND DONE WITH IN IRELAND?

    News by Editorial Team 05 Aug 2017

    The Billionaire founder of the Chinese company LeEco, who stepped down as the CEO, was demanded by the regulators to return from the US. Jia, who retained the position as the Chairman, claims his wife and brother have the authority to act on his behalf. Yueting is on a visit to the US running a campaign for fundraising.   

     

    read more at The Journal
  • CELEBRITY’S VIEW ON WORK PRIDE CAUSES STIR

    CELEBRITY’S VIEW ON WORK PRIDE CAUSES STIR

    News by Editorial Team 05 Aug 2017

    The company’s push, to gain ground in aviation, energy, and healthcare has it look inward for restructuring. As a result, job-cuts are all set to kick in. The what, when and how, would soon be shared by General Electric whose CEO, John Flannery was quoted as saying “We have not performed well for owners” & that “the management team is devoted to correct that”.

     

    read more at Asia One
  • Singapore airlines launches intermittent, voluntary unpaid leave

    Singapore airlines launches intermittent, voluntary unpaid leave

    News by Editorial Team 05 Aug 2017

    Facing a manpower surplus, Singapore Airlines is in the process of providing a voluntary non-paid leave to its workers, especially its cabin crew. The scheme was first introduced during the financial crisis, with a view to enhance flexibility in managing crew resources. Being offered intermittently, it is meant to better manage its 8,200 cabin crew members, who collectively comprise more than half of its total staff strength of 14,800

     

    read more at Today Online
  • MALAYSIAN SENIOR EMPLOYEES SKEPTICAL ABOUT "JOB-FOR-LIFE" CONCEPT

    MALAYSIAN SENIOR EMPLOYEES SKEPTICAL ABOUT "JOB-FOR-LIFE" CONCEPT

    News by Editorial Team 04 Aug 2017

    Verizon’s subsidiary Oath Inc. will be slashing 560 employees, that’s almost 4% of their global workforce. The statement sent by one of the spokespersons read “we’ve made these changes to our team to further align our global organization to our 2018 roadmap”. The layoffs will not be targeting a single geography but any further details are yet to be found out.

     

  • WORKPLACE FATALITIES SEE STEEP RISE IN SINGAPORE

    WORKPLACE FATALITIES SEE STEEP RISE IN SINGAPORE

    News by Editorial Team 04 Aug 2017

    Starting as a company relying on freelance drivers, the unicorn has perhaps stretched its legs into the future, already. A new partnership between Uber & Volvo will see the car-manufacturer provide 24,000 XC90 SUVs that could be auto-driven with Uber’s software. the deal, which is non-exclusive shall last from 2019-2021. Experts believe, the shift is accelerated due to Alphabet’s self-driv  

  • SNAPCHAT WORTH $30 BILLION TO GOOGLE

    SNAPCHAT WORTH $30 BILLION TO GOOGLE

    News by Editorial Team 04 Aug 2017

    Repeated failure of National Health Services to staff vacant positions has caused the organization to bleed without healing. As much as 42, 855 nurses, 11, 187 doctors and 12,219 nurse support workers are needed to bring the situation to normal. The situation being so dire, there is a looming danger over the patients who have their reservations regarding their treatment.

     

    read more at Tech Crunch
  • TESLA ACCUSED OF VIOLATING WORKERS’ RIGHTS

    TESLA ACCUSED OF VIOLATING WORKERS’ RIGHTS

    News by Editorial Team 04 Aug 2017

    Tesla, known for it’s hard stance on workers compliance and work culture, faced the heat recently when the National Labor Relations Board filed a complaint against it suppressing unionization efforts of its  workers. Labor Union and employees had earlier submitted three separate complaints accusing the global electric vehicle giant of literally coercing workers into silence when they tried to ally with labor unions. Tesla’s legal reps will have to submit answers to the charges at a hearing before the NLRB on or before September 14th.

     

    read more at Business Insider
  • HSBC ALLAYS FEARS OF OUTSOURCING, SAYS OPENING A “NEW COMPANY”

    HSBC ALLAYS FEARS OF OUTSOURCING, SAYS OPENING A “NEW COMPANY”

    News by Editorial Team 03 Aug 2017

    Having spent the last seven years as the Executive Chairman of Alphabet, Eric Schmidt will now serve in the capacity of a technical advisor to the company. Schmidt, whose tenure saw seven successful years at the top feels that “the time is right in Alphabets’ evolution for this transition”. The interim shall see a non-executive chairman in place.   

  • PROMISING STARTUP BREED TO BE LURED UNDER NEW SCHEME

    PROMISING STARTUP BREED TO BE LURED UNDER NEW SCHEME

    News by Editorial Team 03 Aug 2017

    GMO Internet which already has its fingers in the bitcoin business will now transfer the salaries as bitcoins, that is if its employees choose. The option has been made available to 4000 professionals of the GMO family. Japanese companies along with the bureaucracy show a strong favor of the cryptocurrency wave & such steps reflects their urge to spread awareness of the same  

  • GETTING BEHIND THE UNEMPLOYED, TO GET THEM JOBS – MALAYSIA

    GETTING BEHIND THE UNEMPLOYED, TO GET THEM JOBS – MALAYSIA

    News by Editorial Team 03 Aug 2017

    In a frenzy that has the entire world in its grips, New Zealand’s government organized nation-wide secret Santa gift swapping. Its youngest PM in about a century and a half, Jacinda Ardern participated and received an X-mas tree to mark the occasion. In return to she anonymously sent forward a book and somebody cream which was received by a female citizen  

    read more at Borneo Post Online
  • MALAYSIA INTRODUCES MANDATORY BIO-METRICS FOR FOREIGN WORKERS

    MALAYSIA INTRODUCES MANDATORY BIO-METRICS FOR FOREIGN WORKERS

    News by Editorial Team 02 Aug 2017

    “Who doesn’t want a leave?” But doing regularly leveraging on the sickies is what has bogged down employers in the U.K. As per the research by Citation, almost 39 million days are lost to such excuses with over half a million admitting to having done this 8 times a year. Seems the life of Talent Managers will never hit a low-ground with enough to keep their plates full!

     

    read more at Malay Mail online
  • JP MORGAN LAUNCHES ITS BETTER-THAN-HUMANS AI

    JP MORGAN LAUNCHES ITS BETTER-THAN-HUMANS AI

    News by Editorial Team 02 Aug 2017

    After successful tests in Europe, the global banking firm has decided to introduce bot-trading in the Asian and US markets. The AI (officially LOXM) has reportedly exceeded expectations, having learned from simulated/real time trades in the past. it can execute orders pertaining to buying & selling, with the decision of what to buy & sell still in the clients’ hands.

     

    read more at ForexrRepository
  • NO MORE PAY CUTS FOR PRIVATE WORKERS IN MALAYSIA

    NO MORE PAY CUTS FOR PRIVATE WORKERS IN MALAYSIA

    News by Editorial Team 02 Aug 2017

    The country has become the first in the world to introduce absolute pay-parity within its borders. Men & women will now earn equally. The decision came from a legislative decision on Women’s Day last year. As per the law, companies with an employee-base of more than 25 are law-bound to declare their pay policies for bo  

    read more at Malay Mail online
  • WOMAN SUES EX-EMPLOYER, ON CHARGES OF UNJUST FIRING

    WOMAN SUES EX-EMPLOYER, ON CHARGES OF UNJUST FIRING

    News by Editorial Team 01 Aug 2017

    Steven Scott, an ex-Googler was fired from the company following a stream of women coming forward and reporting him for sexual misconduct. Kristian Lum, whose account of an experience with Scott, has garnered attention, said that the incidents made her exit the academic field. AI, which would soon come to dominate our lives, seems highly plagued by such injustices.

     

  • MALAYSIAN GOV. CONTINUES WITH CRACKDOWN ON ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS

    MALAYSIAN GOV. CONTINUES WITH CRACKDOWN ON ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS

    News by Editorial Team 01 Aug 2017

    In a recent tweet, former Ticketmaster CEO Nathan Hubbard pointed out the importance of working through the last weeks of December. Though the post met with some harsh reviews, Hubbard seems to resonate with the increased share of people who will work during holidays. This is backed the study which claims 84% of the offices plan to remain open during festivities. 

     

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