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  • CANADA AUTO INDUSTRY SEES TOUGH DAYS AHEAD AS FIAT CUTS 1,500 JOBS

    CANADA AUTO INDUSTRY SEES TOUGH DAYS AHEAD AS FIAT CUTS 1,500 JOBS

    News by Editorial Team 29 Mar 2019

    Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV plans to eliminate its third shift in its Windsor, Ontario assembly plant, resulting in 1,500 job cuts in Canada. The reason cited behind this large scaling down is dwindling minivan sales. The company produces Chrysler Pacifica and Dodge Grand Caravan minivans and employs over 6,100 employees. This comes as a second major blow to the Canadian auto industry after General Motors Co made it official that it had no future product planned for its Oshawa, Ontario assembly plant employing 2,600 workers. The GM plant may shut down after half a century of operations after they shut the door for Impala, Chevrolet, and Cadillac XTS Sedan.

     

    read more at Bloomberg
  • CANADA AUTO INDUSTRY SEES TOUGH DAYS AHEAD AS FIAT CUTS 1,500 JOBS

    CANADA AUTO INDUSTRY SEES TOUGH DAYS AHEAD AS FIAT CUTS 1,500 JOBS

    News by Editorial Team 29 Mar 2019

    Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV plans to eliminate its third shift in its Windsor, Ontario assembly plant, resulting in 1,500 job cuts in Canada. The reason cited behind this large scaling down is dwindling minivan sales. The company produces Chrysler Pacifica and Dodge Grand Caravan minivans and employs over 6,100 employees. This comes as a second major blow to the Canadian auto industry after General Motors Co made it official that it had no future product planned for its Oshawa, Ontario assembly plant employing 2,600 workers. The GM plant may shut down after half a century of operations after they shut the door for Impala, Chevrolet, and Cadillac XTS Sedan.

     

    read more at Bloomberg
  • AMERICAN EMPLOYERS ARE PREFERRING MORE PHD CANDIDATES THAN EVER

    AMERICAN EMPLOYERS ARE PREFERRING MORE PHD CANDIDATES THAN EVER

    News by Editorial Team 29 Mar 2019

    Companies are hiring more PhDs for jobs primarily there are more of them eager to enter the industry. Salaries for at least some of these talented and highly qualified individuals are on a steady rise. Artificial-intelligence researchers, for instance, can earn more than $1 million a year. The salary bloom is despite the increased number of talent pouring in and mechanical, electrical and software engineers are also reaping substantial benefits. Technical skills or people who “tell computers what to do” are on high demand and a similar trend is seen in the case of finance professionals.  A Google search for tech industry positions reveals that companies now are looking for most advanced degrees.

     

    read more at Bloomberg
  • H&M DEPLOYS TEAM-FOCUSED BRANDING EXERCISE TO ATTRACT THE BEST IN RETAIL

    H&M DEPLOYS TEAM-FOCUSED BRANDING EXERCISE TO ATTRACT THE BEST IN RETAIL

    News by Editorial Team 29 Mar 2019

    H&M is looking to hire “the best in retail talent” and are launching a new campaign focusing on “we are one team” core value of the company. At the heart of the campaign are H&M employees across the U.S., who like the company believes play the biggest role in business’ success. The branding campaign comes close to the heels of November benefits offering announcement that includes a weekly schedule commitment, assuring minimum 12 hours of work per week for part-timers from March through December. The benefits offer also includes a mobile scheduling app that allows workers to be more flexible with work shift swapping and management.

     

    read more at HRDIVE
  • MARRIOTT BRINGS TO TABLE ITS RECIPE OF A PEOPLE CENTRIC CULTURE

    MARRIOTT BRINGS TO TABLE ITS RECIPE OF A PEOPLE CENTRIC CULTURE

    News by Editorial Team 28 Mar 2019

    Leaders are not having the best of days as a glaring 65% of employees are ready to forego pay hike to see their leader fired, remarked Rasmus Hougaard, managing director of Potential Project citing a Forbes survey. At Workhuman 2019 conference Hougaard further called upon enhanced employee engagement and “people are just going to find somewhere else.” David Rodriguez, executive vice president, and global CHRO Mariott said giving leadership back to employees made it to be one of the foremost companies on Fortune’s 2019 Best Big Companies to Work For and 31st overall. Marriott has five-pronged core values when it comes to creating an organizational culture – Put people first, pursue excellence, embrace change, act with integrity, serve our world.

     

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  • MORE FEMALE PILOTS ON BOARD DID NOT HELP THE INCREASING GENDER PAY GAP AT EASYJET

    MORE FEMALE PILOTS ON BOARD DID NOT HELP THE INCREASING GENDER PAY GAP AT EASYJET

    News by Editorial Team 28 Mar 2019

    EasyJet Plc took a flight towards gender equality and hired more women in the cockpit with the proportion of 5%, but the move does not erase the pay disparity that continues to rise. The male employees of the air carrier got 54.1 percent more than their female counterparts in 2018, an increase from last year’s 51.7 percent. Airlines suffer from a chasm of pay between its male and female employees as women acquire low paying jobs like cabin crew and ground staff, while the high flying jobs of pilot go to men. In EasyJet’s case, it will be 71% of the low paying jobs being filled by women.

     

    read more at Bloomberg
  • REORGANIZATION ON MIND WARNER MEDIA PROPOSES TO BUYOUT TURNER VETERANS

    REORGANIZATION ON MIND WARNER MEDIA PROPOSES TO BUYOUT TURNER VETERANS

    News by Editorial Team 28 Mar 2019

    Warner Media’s buyout offer for the veterans of Turner employees comes as a part of the reorganization of this AT&T owned media giant. The company is extending an offer of early-retirement packages to workers who are 55 years or older with 10 years of service under their belt. The staff reduction does not come as a surprise as it was doing rounds since the division of Turner employees among many Warner Media units. AT&T has a long-term debt of about $170 billion and cutting that down seems to be the top priority as per Randall Stephenson, The Chief Executive Officer of the group that spent $85 billion to acquire Time Warner Inc.

     

  • THE GIVING MARKETPLACE IS FIDELITY'S BRAND NEW MOVE TOWARDS PHILANTHROPY

    THE GIVING MARKETPLACE IS FIDELITY'S BRAND NEW MOVE TOWARDS PHILANTHROPY

    News by Editorial Team 27 Mar 2019

    Fidelity Investments, the mutual health giant is hoping on the charitable train that led United Way and Salesforce offer employers and their philanthropic employees the Philanthropy Ground. The workplace giving platform is a joint effort by Fidelity workplace investing and Fidelity Charitable and is coined the Giving Marketplace. It is aimed to promote small- charities, as opposed to the tax benefit, backed bigger and more generous charities that Fidelity Charitable, the firm’s charitable arm that runs donor-advised fund business. Their pitch to employers is “Giving is part of your employees’ DNA” and is essentially meant for the masses. The employees just have to log in and select which charity they want to donate with a minimum amount of $25. There is no separate account and the donation is made via credit card, bank draft, and payroll with WePay payment processor operating behind the scenes.

     

    read more at Forbes
  • PERFORMANCE-BASED PAY MAY TRIGGER ANXIETY AND DEPRESSION IN EMPLOYEES

    PERFORMANCE-BASED PAY MAY TRIGGER ANXIETY AND DEPRESSION IN EMPLOYEES

    News by Editorial Team 27 Mar 2019

    Performance-based pay has long been a booster of employee productivity, but a recent study by researchers at Washington University in St. Louis and Aarhus University in Denmark found that it may also up employees chances of profound mental health issues. The study found out that about 70% of the global workforce receives performance-based pay of one or the other kind, be it commissions, bonuses, profit sharing or goal achievement incentives. The study found a 5.4% increase in the probability of taking medications to combat anxiety and depression where performance-based pay was involved. The study co-author opined that there is more than what looks to the eyes and “this is the tip of the iceberg, and we don’t know how deep that iceberg goes beneath.”

     

    read more at HRDIVE
  • BREXIT CONFUSION HITS UK COMPANIES' HIRING PLANS

    BREXIT CONFUSION HITS UK COMPANIES' HIRING PLANS

    News by Editorial Team 27 Mar 2019

    A survey by Recruitment and Employment Confederation found firms downbeat and wanting clarity regarding Brexit. REC has been conducting the survey since 2016 and the conundrum of Brexit – when or if it will happen, has led employers to curb down their hiring and investment plans. It has been three years since Brexit referendum came out, but the way ahead after it is obscure as it was in the beginning days. Employers are feeling the strain of Brexit, even when the labor market is strong. The employers as per the survey are planning to add permanent staff, while the ax looms large on the temporary staff. 

     

    read more at Reuters
  • RETIREMENT READINESS SHOULD TOP THE CHART OF PRIORITIES FOR TALENT PROFESSIONALS

    RETIREMENT READINESS SHOULD TOP THE CHART OF PRIORITIES FOR TALENT PROFESSIONALS

    News by Editorial Team 26 Mar 2019

    A survey by the National Institute on Retirement Security found out that nearly 60% of workers have zero retirement asset and the ones with a retirement account have only $40,000 saved. Companies need to be open about the retirement talk without implying an intention of replacing the employee at the onset of the discussion. The retirement talk as Erik Fromm, Financial Advisor at Janney Montgomery Scott said should start 5 to 15 years before the intended retirement to enable employees to build a sustainable retirement asset plan. From further said, “Early 50s is where we really start to engage with people” and set out a plan during the robust earning years of professionals when the thought of not having a full-time income source is a decade far, but yet obscure.

     

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  • AGEISM MAY BE DOING COMPANIES MORE DAMAGE THAN EXPECTED

    AGEISM MAY BE DOING COMPANIES MORE DAMAGE THAN EXPECTED

    News by Editorial Team 26 Mar 2019

    “Facial discrimination” is climbing up the stairs and maybe soon at par with racial discrimination when it comes to prevalent social ills. Even when Age Discrimination Employment Act of 1967 prohibits discrimination against people older than 40, a recent report by AARP indicated that about two-thirds of professionals between 45 to 74 years have faced ageism at some or the other juncture in their careers. When it comes to tech firms Silicon Valley’s top 150 names faced increased accusations of ageism that toppled over the instances of gender and racial bias. The solution does not lie in proactive law enforcement, which is present, but in building a company culture against ageism. It will, in turn, benefit their younger counterparts – the millennials, in getting a perennial wisdom inflow along with their skills.

     

    read more at Market Watch
  • DOL MEMO MAY COMPLICATE HIRING FOR EMPLOYERS WHO DEPLOY H-1B WORKERS

    DOL MEMO MAY COMPLICATE HIRING FOR EMPLOYERS WHO DEPLOY H-1B WORKERS

    News by Editorial Team 26 Mar 2019

    The latest Department of Labor Memo is slated to bring more complications for the employers who deploy H-1B visa employees. The new memo though not a regulation mandates employers to put a notice to employees about employing H-1B workers. The notice, electronically distributed or circulated internally otherwise should contain details like the location of the Labor Condition Application that employers must file for inspection by the Department of Labor and the wage details. The memo is targeted specifically to the Information Technology service industry and requires employers to put a notice to the collective bargaining representative or in the worksite in case of a not-unionized entity. Failure to comply can bar the company responsible for the slip from hiring foreign nationals (H-1B workers) for at least a year.

     

    read more at Forbes
  • PEPSI CO. APPOINTS A WOMAN AS ITS LATIN AMERICAN CEO

    PEPSI CO. APPOINTS A WOMAN AS ITS LATIN AMERICAN CEO

    News by Editorial Team 25 Mar 2019

    PepsiCo. CEO Ramon Laguarta sent an internal email on the occasion of International Women’s Day announcing Paula Santilli’s appointment as CEO LatAm. Santilli, who joined PepsiCo as a part of its Quaker Acquisition has been in in a number of leadership positions in the region since 1992. Santilli who is slated to succeed Laxmi Narashiman, who is moving to be the global chief commercial officer of PepsiCo was previously president of PepsiCo. Mexico Foods, one of her numerous leadership roles in the Latin American region. This is the second woman in the recent weeks whom PepsiCo named to the top in their endeavor to get more women leaders on board. Michelle Gass, CEO Kohl was named on the board two weeks prior to the announcement.

     

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  • EMPLOYERS NEED TO SHOW OLD HABITS THE DOOR TO REACH ORGANIZATIONAL EFFECTIVENESS

    EMPLOYERS NEED TO SHOW OLD HABITS THE DOOR TO REACH ORGANIZATIONAL EFFECTIVENESS

    News by Editorial Team 25 Mar 2019

    Old work habits, especially the toxic ones must go to improve the overall health of the workplace. A recent report by Myers-Briggs Company says that old habits entrenched in the workplace might be holding back the business. One of the major habits that need to see the door is the “always on” culture that as the study points out leads to disproportionate work-life balance, stress, poor performance, and ill-health among employees. Employers also need to let go of the narcissistic leaders and replace them with leaders who inspire and motivate. Employers need to upskill leaders in interpersonal skills and as a second step train leaders about effective leadership approaches. 

     

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  • HYBRID JOBS ARE HERE AND THEY INTEND TO STAY

    HYBRID JOBS ARE HERE AND THEY INTEND TO STAY

    News by Editorial Team 25 Mar 2019

    Hybrid Jobs are the latest to hit the town and they are here to stay as per a long-tailed study by Burning Glass Study. The people who manage multiple skills like, marketing with statistics or IT with creativity have a piece of two-pronged good news. The first is the unique combination makes them a rare occurrence and thereby eligible for premium pay package. The second advantage is that these unique skills make their job automation resistant. Case in point is the marketing managers with data analysis skills who earned 40% more than the ones who did not.  In another instance 2010 saw just 150 job postings for people who were experts in applying statistics to business problem concentrated in Wall Street. A contrasting scenario is that of 2017, with 1.7 million job postings for data science in every conceivable industry. Burning Glass first started tracking the hybrid jobs in 2015 and are now slated to grow by 21% in the coming decade as opposed to the overall job market expected to grow by 10% in the same time.

     

    read more at Fortune
  • RAKUTEN OF JAPAN RAISES THE BAR AGAIN!

    RAKUTEN OF JAPAN RAISES THE BAR AGAIN!

    News by Editorial Team 20 Mar 2019

    Japanese billionaire Hiroshi Mikitani of Rakuten, the country’s leading e-commerce portal, is taking collective organizational learning and development to a new dimension yet again. Mikitani recently announced that it would require all of its 17,000 employees to learn computer science beyond mere usage, followed by a mandatory knowledge of programming for all entry-level hires. Rakuten faces increasing competition from the likes of Amazon who are trying to gain a foothold in the lucrative world of Japanese e-commerce. Experts on the subject opined that this could be a step in the right direction for Rakuten, where employees could play a crucial role in understanding technology and effective decision making beyond mere technology buzzwords.

     

    read more at Bloomberg
  • FUTURE OF JOBS: NOT JUST TECH

    FUTURE OF JOBS: NOT JUST TECH

    News by Editorial Team 20 Mar 2019

    Global Body on Higher Education the Business Higher Education Forum, in collaboration with The Burning Glass, recently released its report based on the analysis of 150 million job postings and CVs across the US for more than a decade. According to the report, the entry-level and managerial jobs of the future will be heavily based on the 3 skill pillars of sound technical knowledge, strong human and interpersonal skills and deeply founded business acumen. It is important to note that the report transcends jobs in the technology industry and applies equally to all sectors. Employers have cited these as the top 3 requirements in their new job postings across the country.

     

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  • BE SOCIALLY CONSCIOUS – FOR YOUR NEXT JOB

    BE SOCIALLY CONSCIOUS – FOR YOUR NEXT JOB

    News by Editorial Team 20 Mar 2019

    HR experts have warned jobseekers of the severe impact that any kind of notoriety on social media can have on their career prospects since the advent of Facebook and LinkedIn. A new report by First Advantage has reinforced the importance of the advice. The employer survey points out that 60% of employers presently screen a prospective employee’s social media profile comprehensively for any incidences of drug use, violence or any kind of unlawful activity. The report also notes that this practice has surged by more than half within the past two years. As screening and background checks become increasingly more comprehensive, talent managers are looking to reduce their hiring turnaround times and are increasingly turning to third-party agencies to handle these checks.

     

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  • GS RAMPS UP WORKFORCE DIVERSITY INITIATIVES – THIS TIME WITH TARGETS

    GS RAMPS UP WORKFORCE DIVERSITY INITIATIVES – THIS TIME WITH TARGETS

    News by Editorial Team 19 Mar 2019

    One of the largest investment banking conglomerates in the world is throwing the gauntlet on workforce diversity issues, an example that is expected to be widely replicated in the very constrictive world of corporate finance. Goldman Sachs recently announced its target of entry-level hires comprising exclusively staff of black and Hispanic origin at 11% and 14% for the current year, respectively. This initiative is also expected to be stretched worldwide, as the investment banking giant also announced 9% of its entry-level workforce to be black, in the UK. In a recent memo, the company announced it was “nearly there” in reaching its diversity hiring targets that were announced a year ago.

     

    read more at Reuters

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