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  • TECH-GIANT GOOGLE FAILS TO KEEP ITS TEMP WORKERS HAPPY

    TECH-GIANT GOOGLE FAILS TO KEEP ITS TEMP WORKERS HAPPY

    News by Editorial Team 29 May 2019

    Google’s work culture and its employee-appeasing assortment of perks and benefits might be unconvincing for its temp employees. On Tuesday, The New York Times shared a narrative and indicated their pitiful condition. In the past, its employees have demanded better treatment of temp workers and contractors and have hosted several walkout and protests.

     

    read more at The New York Times
  • MICRO INTERNSHIPS ARE NEXT BIG THING IN RECRUITMENT

    MICRO INTERNSHIPS ARE NEXT BIG THING IN RECRUITMENT

    News by Editorial Team 29 May 2019

    Micro internships are emerging as a better way for students to begin their career. These internships are proving equally beneficial for employers, as they get to test talent before making a hiring decision. Jeffrey Moss, CEO of Parker Dewey, says these internships give “the career professional or student early insight into what the job is really about.”

     

    read more at HRDIVE
  • GEN Z AND GEN X TURN TO HR FOR DEVELOPMENT NEEDS

    GEN Z AND GEN X TURN TO HR FOR DEVELOPMENT NEEDS

    News by Editorial Team 29 May 2019

    A new survey says that over 39 percent of Gen Z and 33 percent of Gen X reach out to HRs for job training and career development need. The survey was conducted among 1000 U. S respondents of age between 18 to 65. The survey also found that Gen X and baby boomers were likely to contact HR to understand processes or benefits.

     

    read more at HRDIVE
  • MINIMUM WAGES: IT'S BERNIE SANDERS VS. WALMART NOW!

    MINIMUM WAGES: IT'S BERNIE SANDERS VS. WALMART NOW!

    News by Editorial Team 28 May 2019

    Bernie Sanders, a leading Democratic presidential candidate is protesting against Walmart’s minimum wages. In a recent disclosure, he announced that he will be gate-crashing Walmart’s annual meeting. Walmart has been paying its workers an average of just $14.26 per hour (£11.25) wages. Sanders has been a longtime critic of working conditions at Walmart. However, the proposal is unlikely to attract many votes.

     

    read more at The Guardian
  • MORE WORK AND LESS PAY FOR OLDER WORKERS IN TECH

    MORE WORK AND LESS PAY FOR OLDER WORKERS IN TECH

    News by Editorial Team 28 May 2019

    Visier Insights Database says that ageism in tech is rampant and the frequency of promotions in tech-industry declines rapidly after age 36. The report also suggests that average tech worker is younger than workers in other skills. Visier recommends employers keep a tab against any sort of age discrimination in hiring, promotions, salaries, performance, and turnover. Age Discrimination in Employment Act protects 40 years and older workers against bias.

     

    read more at HRDIVE
  • CHINA'S 996 WORK SCHEDULE IS BURNING ITS TECH WORKERS OUT

    CHINA'S 996 WORK SCHEDULE IS BURNING ITS TECH WORKERS OUT

    News by Editorial Team 28 May 2019

    Chinese Tech workers are unhappy with their 996 (9 am to 9 pm, 6 days a week) work schedule. A 2018 survey by China Central Television and the National Bureau of Statistics said that Chinese workers, on an average have 2.27 leisure hours. These are less than half the time that people have in the US, Germany, and the UK. Earlier this year Jack Ma, founder of e-commerce giant Alibaba and one of China's richest men, was criticized for endorsing long working hours by calling them “a blessing”.

     

    read more at CNN
  • SEPHORA WILL SHUT FOR A DAY FOR INCLUSION TRAINING OF ITS WORKERS

    SEPHORA WILL SHUT FOR A DAY FOR INCLUSION TRAINING OF ITS WORKERS

    News by Editorial Team 27 May 2019

    This Thursday, Sephora, cosmetic retail giant, announced to its 16,000 US employees that on June 5 its stores and other associated workplaces will remain closed. Sephora will use this day to hold inclusion training workshop. To continue with its inclusion drive, Sephora plans a marketing campaign that it will launch later this summer, reports HR Dive.

     

    read more at HRDIVE
  • US HOURLY WORKERS ARRIVE LATE TO WORK

    US HOURLY WORKERS ARRIVE LATE TO WORK

    News by Editorial Team 27 May 2019

    Six percent of American hourly workers arrive late to work, Deputy found in its new study. This conclusion was drawn based on the analysis of 12-months data of 1.2 million global work shifts. The study further said Illinois has the tardiest hourly shift workers and California has the most punctual workers. Gen Z was most likely to get late for work, while baby boomers were least tardy, the study reported. 

     

    read more at HRDIVE
  • US COMPANIES EXPAND REMOTE WORK OPTIONS

    US COMPANIES EXPAND REMOTE WORK OPTIONS

    News by Editorial Team 27 May 2019

    A research conducted by Condeco says that remote work options are becoming more mainstream. The research was conducted among 750 companies. 43 percent U. S employers offer remote work arrangement and 49 percent allow workers to set their timings, the report said. Australia is leading in remote-work options. Germany is least likely to offer remote work options. 

     

    read more at HRDIVE
  • LEGG MASON INC. CUTS 12% WORKFORCE

    LEGG MASON INC. CUTS 12% WORKFORCE

    News by Editorial Team 24 May 2019

    On Thursday, Legg Mason Inc announced that it is cutting 120 jobs. This move came a few days after the appointment of Nelson Peltz and Ed Garden as directors. According to a Legg Mason spokeswoman, the job cuts will be from shared services like human resources or finance. On Monday, Legg Mason had raised its board size with the appointment of Peltz and Garden. 

     

    read more at Reuters
  • HIGH BASE PAY AND STRONG MANAGERS RETAIN MILLENNIALS

    HIGH BASE PAY AND STRONG MANAGERS RETAIN MILLENNIALS

    News by Editorial Team 24 May 2019

    Higher the base pay, the stronger the retention of millennials will be, a study a Mercer found. This is contrary to the popular notion that millennials are chronic and dissatisfied job-hoppers, and that they care less about pay. Instead, the study found that millennials value employers who allow them to develop their career and move up in their organizational roles.

     

    read more at HRDIVE
  • CONNECTICUT TO RAISE MINIMUM WAGE TO $15 AN HOUR BY 2023

    CONNECTICUT TO RAISE MINIMUM WAGE TO $15 AN HOUR BY 2023

    News by Editorial Team 24 May 2019

    The lawmakers in Connecticut have decided to raise the minimum wage in the city to $15 per hour by 2023. The current federal minimum wage is $7.25 and has remained the same for the last ten years. House Bill 5004 would introduce an increase to $11, effective from Oct 1, 2019, and propose to increase it by $1 each year for the next four years.

     

    read more at HRDIVE
  • JEFF BEZOS REFUSES TO ADDRESS WORKERS DEMANDING ACTION AGAINST CLIMATE CRISIS

    JEFF BEZOS REFUSES TO ADDRESS WORKERS DEMANDING ACTION AGAINST CLIMATE CRISIS

    News by Editorial Team 23 May 2019

    On Wednesday, Jeff Bezos, chief executive officer of Amazon, refused to address employees demanding the company to take action on the climate crisis. The demand came from 50 members of the group Amazon Employees for Climate Justice who signed a letter and urged Amazon to overhaul its climate change. Jeff hasn’t responded to these events so far, the Guardian report says.

     

    read more at The Guardian
  • VOLKSWAGEN WORKERS REFILE A PETITION FOR UNION VOTE

    VOLKSWAGEN WORKERS REFILE A PETITION FOR UNION VOTE

    News by Editorial Team 23 May 2019

    On Wednesday, the United Auto Workers (UAW) union filed a new petition for a union election at Volkswagen’s Tennessee plant. This is the second time the union has filed the petition. Earlier the petition was dismissed. The move came after the National Labor Relations Board asked workers to refile their petition after three U. S senators urged Volkswagen to expedite elections.

     

    read more at Reuters
  • MILITARY SPOUSES FACE DISCRIMINATION IN JOB HUNT

    MILITARY SPOUSES FACE DISCRIMINATION IN JOB HUNT

    News by Editorial Team 23 May 2019

    A survey conducted by Flex Jobs and ABD Blue Start Families says nearly half of the military spouses face discrimination during their job hunt. Further, 91 percent of spouses said being a military spouse had a negative impact on their career job. Half of the military spouses hide their status as a military spouse to avoid discrimination, the survey revealed.

     

    read more at HRDIVE
  • MUCK ON MCDONALD'S: 25 SEXUAL HARASSMENT CASES FILED IN A ROW

    MUCK ON MCDONALD'S: 25 SEXUAL HARASSMENT CASES FILED IN A ROW

    News by Editorial Team 22 May 2019

    After a slew of sexual harassment accusations against multinational companies, McDonald’s is now up on the stage. In 25 lawsuits filed against the company on Tuesday, it was accused of condoning sexual harassment and retaliating against employees. The accusations cover alleged misconduct at McDonald’s sites in 20 US cities. These include incidences of groping, indecent exposure, propositions for sex, and lewd comments.

     

    read more at Reuters
  • DIGITAL ASSISTANTS ENTRENCH GENDER BIAS

    DIGITAL ASSISTANTS ENTRENCH GENDER BIAS

    News by Editorial Team 22 May 2019

    According to UNESCO, the female gender of digital assistants such as Apple’s Siri and Amazon’s Alexa is entrenching harmful gender biases. Research released by the UN agency claims that the submissive and flirty responses offered by the assistants to queries reinforce ideas of women as subservient.  At least 5 percent of interactions with digital assistants are unambiguously sexually explicit, reports a digital assistant maker.

     

    read more at The Guardian
  • GENERAL ASSEMBLY AND MICROSOFT PARTNER TO UPSKILL WORKERS FOR AI

    GENERAL ASSEMBLY AND MICROSOFT PARTNER TO UPSKILL WORKERS FOR AI

    News by Editorial Team 22 May 2019

    General Assembly, a New York-based boot camp provider, and Microsoft have partnered to upskill 15,000 workers in artificial intelligence over the next three years. 2,000 workers will be trained in the first year, while other 13,000 will be trained in the coming three years. AI will create 133 million new roles by 2022, according to the World Economic Forum.

     

    read more at HRDIVE
  • FORD TO SLASH 7000 JOBS

    FORD TO SLASH 7000 JOBS

    News by Editorial Team 21 May 2019

    Ford Motor Co. will soon cut down its workforce worldwide and eliminate as many as 7,000 salaried jobs. This move will save Ford about $600 million a year. Chief Executive Officer Jim Hackett informed about this decision in a memo to employees. According to reports, in the U. S, total salaried job cuts will add to 2,300. 

     

    read more at Bloomberg
  • MAJORITY NOT IN FAVOUR OF AI FOR HIRING

    MAJORITY NOT IN FAVOUR OF AI FOR HIRING

    News by Editorial Team 21 May 2019

    A Yoh survey says sixty-nine percent of workers think artificial intelligence has no use in hiring tasks. The survey also found 40 percent of adults feel AI is unacceptable in screening new hires and 30 percent felt AI shouldn’t conduct interviews. Worldwide talent professionals have integrated AI to screen candidates more effectively and reduce hiring time. The findings of the survey speak otherwise.

     

    read more at HRDIVE

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