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  • PAID PATERNITY LEAVE MADE SPANISH MEN WANT FEWER CHILDREN

    PAID PATERNITY LEAVE MADE SPANISH MEN WANT FEWER CHILDREN

    News by Editorial Team 21 May 2019

    The introduction of paternity leave in Spain has resulted in effect opposite to expectations. A study found that parents who received paternity leave took a longer time to have another child.  Spain is a low–fertility country and paternity leave has led to delay in fertility for eligible Spanish couples. The survey also found that the desired number of children among men has dropped.  

     

    read more at The Guardian
  • INTERACTIVE TECHNOLOGY DRAWS YOUNG WOMEN WORKFORCE TO CONSTRUCTION

    INTERACTIVE TECHNOLOGY DRAWS YOUNG WOMEN WORKFORCE TO CONSTRUCTION

    News by Editorial Team 20 May 2019

    Despite good pay, perks, and career advancement opportunities, most women are skeptical to work in construction. Most young women see construction as dirty work and see it as more appropriate for men. Seemingly, interactive technology is changing their minds. Companies like Cannon offer training programs for young women in areas such as plumbing, electrical, and construction. The girls also get industry experience via simulators.

     

    read more at HRDIVE
  • FACTORY WORKERS TURN CODERS AS AUTOMATION TAKES OVER

    FACTORY WORKERS TURN CODERS AS AUTOMATION TAKES OVER

    News by Editorial Team 20 May 2019

    Some U.S companies are training workers in programming and robotics. As per a WSJ report, the increasing competition from China is pushing companies to buy robots, which in turn requires to train workers. Drew Greenblatt, chief executive of manufacturing firm Marlin Steel Wire Products LLC, purchased $2 million worth of robots and the companies now develop a code so robots can make parts to specifications. 

     

  • MEN HESITANT TO ENGAGE WITH WOMEN AT WORKPLACE, SAYS REPORT

    MEN HESITANT TO ENGAGE WITH WOMEN AT WORKPLACE, SAYS REPORT

    News by Editorial Team 20 May 2019

    According to new research by leanin.org and Survey Monkey, 60 percent of managers who are men are uncomfortable participating in common job-related activities with women. The number which was 46 percent a year ago. Men across all age groups are now more hesitant to engage with women in business-related activities. #MeToo seems to have caused more damage than repair.

     

    read more at Fortune
  • AMAZON IS ENCOURAGING ENTREPRENEURSHIP AMONG ITS EMPLOYEES

    AMAZON IS ENCOURAGING ENTREPRENEURSHIP AMONG ITS EMPLOYEES

    News by Editorial Team 17 May 2019

    Lately, Amazon announced that it will expand its Delivery Service Partner Program. Amazon will help its employees start their own small package delivery businesses. It will provide $10,000 in start-up funds plus three month’s salary to participating employees. Given recent division issues between employees and contractors, this would require Amazon to stay vigilant.

     

    read more at HRDIVE
  • RIOT GAMES UPHOLDS ITS ARBITRATION CLAUSE DESPITE EMPLOYEE PROTEST

    RIOT GAMES UPHOLDS ITS ARBITRATION CLAUSE DESPITE EMPLOYEE PROTEST

    News by Editorial Team 17 May 2019

    Riot Games has maintained its arbitration policy even after demands from workers who walked out over this issue. Earlier several companies, including Google, have scraped off their arbitration clause. The company has been under litigation and is apprehensive about changing employee agreements while the case is ongoing. Five women had sued Riot Games for pay disparity and gender discrimination.

     

    read more at Bloomberg
  • COLLEGE GRADS TODAY HAVE THE BEST JOB MARKETS IN DECADES

    COLLEGE GRADS TODAY HAVE THE BEST JOB MARKETS IN DECADES

    News by Editorial Team 17 May 2019

    According to Marketwatch, college graduates have the best job market today. The unemployment rate is at 3.6 percent, which is the lowest in 50 years. Today, employers are open to hiring college graduates with relevant degrees and are training them irrespective of full-time experience. Data Scientist and Software Engineer are two entry-level roles in which graduates can earn more than $90,000. 

     

    read more at MarketWatch
  • TESLA TO CREATE MORE PRODUCTS TO BOOST JOBS

    TESLA TO CREATE MORE PRODUCTS TO BOOST JOBS

    News by Editorial Team 16 May 2019

    On Wednesday, Tesla announced that its Buffalo-based solar factory would be the manufacturing home for its electric vehicle supercharger cabinets. The move has been made in line with the company’s aim to meet its employment targets. Currently, the company employs 300 workers at its factory and 300 elsewhere in the state. It is required to have at least 500 in the state.

     

    read more at Reuters
  • INDEED PARTNERS WITH GOODWILL TO HELP 1M CANDIDATES FIND JOBS

    INDEED PARTNERS WITH GOODWILL TO HELP 1M CANDIDATES FIND JOBS

    News by Editorial Team 16 May 2019

    Indeed, a popular online job portal has teamed up with Goodwill to help one million people find jobs. Indeed and Goodwill will help job seekers build resumes and conduct job searches. The aim of this association is to remove bias from the recruiting process. According to Indeed, Goodwill will identify the job seekers through its online skills-based assessment tool.

     

    read more at The Guardian
  • HOW RAISING SALARIES LED CARECENTRIX TO ITS GROWTH

    HOW RAISING SALARIES LED CARECENTRIX TO ITS GROWTH

    News by Editorial Team 16 May 2019

    CareCentrix, in the middle of a business turnaround, declining margin and stalled revenue growth, increased salaries of its employees. Raising wages might have adversely impacted the company and made business worse. Today, however, the company has tripled its business, and its minimum wage is close to $16.50 per hour.

     

    read more at HRDIVE
  • JAPAN DISPLAY INC MAY LAY 1,000 EMPLOYEES OFF

    JAPAN DISPLAY INC MAY LAY 1,000 EMPLOYEES OFF

    News by Editorial Team 15 May 2019

    Japan Display Inc., a supplier of Apple Inc., is considering to lay about 1000 employees off, the Nikkei business daily reported. Apparently, the layoff might be part of the company’s restructuring measure which it is expected to announce soon. The Japanese maker is expecting investment from the Chinese-Taiwanese consortium, which has been delayed on account of reassessment of the company’s prospects.

     

    read more at Reuters
  • US LABOR AGENCY CONCLUDES: UBER DRIVERS ARE CONTRACTORS AND NOT EMPLOYEES

    US LABOR AGENCY CONCLUDES: UBER DRIVERS ARE CONTRACTORS AND NOT EMPLOYEES

    News by Editorial Team 15 May 2019

    US labor agency, in an advisory memo, has concluded that Uber drivers are independent contractors and not employees. In the memo, the agency said that Uber drivers set their hours, own their cars and are free to work for the company’s competitors, so they cannot be considered employees under the labor law. Uber has denied any wrongdoing.

     

    read more at Reuters
  • UK FIRMS PREFER HUMAN WORKERS OVER ROBOTS

    UK FIRMS PREFER HUMAN WORKERS OVER ROBOTS

    News by Editorial Team 15 May 2019

    International Federation of Robotics says sales of robots fell 3 percent last year. In 2017, Britain had just 85 robots per 10, 000 employees, compared to 106 robots on average. The slow pace of adoption is a long-standing problem for Britain’s international competitiveness.

     

    read more at Bloomberg
  • PAID FAMILY LEAVE IS STILL YEARS AWAY

    PAID FAMILY LEAVE IS STILL YEARS AWAY

    News by Editorial Team 14 May 2019

    New Parents Act 2019, which would allow new parents to draw on their social security benefits to pay for family leaves, has been sponsored by Wagner. According to Pew research, some 82 percent of American workers favor paid maternity leave. Currently, there’s nothing on the federal law that supports family leaves. A few states have their own paid leaves policies.

     

    read more at Bloomberg Quint
  • HR ARE MORE LIKELY TO LIE THAN OTHER DEPARTMENTS

    HR ARE MORE LIKELY TO LIE THAN OTHER DEPARTMENTS

    News by Editorial Team 14 May 2019

    According to a study conducted by Comparably, employees in HR are 10 percent more likely to admit lying on a resume or in an interview than any other employees. This is contrary to popular belief that employers look to HR to establish and enforce ethical standards. The study also found that people in the age group 51-55 have lied more to get a job than other age groups. 

     

    read more at HRDIVE
  • AMAZON ROLLS OUT MACHINES THAT REPLACE HUMANS

    AMAZON ROLLS OUT MACHINES THAT REPLACE HUMANS

    News by Editorial Team 14 May 2019

    Amazon has rolled out a machine that packs customer orders. It scans goods coming down from conveyor belt and envelops them seconds later in boxes custom built for each item. According to a Reuters report, Amazon plans to use two machines at a dozen warehouses and possibly replace 24 roles at each. The facilities employ more than 2000 employees.

     

    read more at Reuters
  • GOOGLE WALKOUT ORGANIZERS DEMAND INVESTIGATION OF HR

    GOOGLE WALKOUT ORGANIZERS DEMAND INVESTIGATION OF HR

    News by Editorial Team 13 May 2019

    Following reports of retaliation from the management, the organizers of last year’s Google walkout, have yet again, called for an investigation of the company’s HR department. According to the Medium post from the official walkout, employees demand that Larry Page address the demand from the last walkout and initiate an investigation of the HR team.

     

    read more at The Verge
  • US WORKERS WISH FOR FLEXIBLE WORKING HOURS

    US WORKERS WISH FOR FLEXIBLE WORKING HOURS

    News by Editorial Team 13 May 2019

    Account temps conducted a survey among 5000 US workers and found that more than half of the workers wish to have flexible working hours and 10 percent of workers wish to have a more relaxed dress code or want to have activities like potluck or picnic. The survey also found that 27 percent of workers wish to leave early on Fridays.

     

    read more at HRDIVE
  • THE INVESTMENT ASSOCIATION IDENTIFIES 100 FIRMS FOR FAILING IN GENDER DIVERSITY

    THE INVESTMENT ASSOCIATION IDENTIFIES 100 FIRMS FOR FAILING IN GENDER DIVERSITY

    News by Editorial Team 13 May 2019

    The Investment Association will highlight 57 out of the UK’s 350 largest companies for their failed diversity initiative. According to the Guardian, Lloyds Banking Group, Foxtons and Paddy Power, along with other 100 firms, will be highlighted for failing to increase the number of women board members.

     

    read more at The Guardian
  • RICH GETTING RICHER, POOR GETTING POORER IN THE CORPORATE WORLD

    RICH GETTING RICHER, POOR GETTING POORER IN THE CORPORATE WORLD

    News by Editorial Team 10 May 2019

    A Bloomberg report says inequality among small and big businesses has been growing. Between 2014 and 2016, 10th of companies around the world with more than $1 billion revenue took away 80 percent of the total economic profits. While millions of small businesses are struggling to make any profit.

     

    read more at Bloomberg Quint

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