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  • L&D gets elevated to strategic role amid global pandemic!

    L&D gets elevated to strategic role amid global pandemic!

    News by Editorial Team 10 Jun 2020

    According to a recent survey done by LinkedIn Learning, it was revealed about 64% of global L&D professionals felt that training employees to fill skills gaps would be an urgent priority for organizations especially now than before the global pandemic. The survey, which had more than 200 employees in 21 countries, also stated the strategic position of Learning and Development programs has been raised in their organizations during the coronavirus.

     

    read more at HRDIVE
  • Savvy chatbots and powerful equipment welcome new employees!

    Savvy chatbots and powerful equipment welcome new employees!

    News by Editorial Team 10 Jun 2020

    The pandemic has brought numerous changes in the way organizations work and one of them is remote onboarding. While organizations found it easy to onboard new employees before the pandemic, amid coronavirus lockdown, the organizations are relying on savvy chatbots and powerful equipment who welcome new employees on board.

     

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  • Franchisees of Dunkin' plans to hire about 25,000 workers!

    Franchisees of Dunkin' plans to hire about 25,000 workers!

    News by Editorial Team 09 Jun 2020

    The announcement made by Dunkin’, a unit of Dunkin’ Brands Group Inc stated on Monday about franchisees planning to hire up to 25,000 workers as they prepare for higher demand, as the US states initiate reopening after months-long lockdowns. According to the announcement, new jobs include front-of-counter and managerial roles at restaurants. The company also announced that it was committed to diversity and inclusion.

     

    read more at Reuters
  • Cloud to hire 5,000 staff worldwide this financial year: Alibaba

    Cloud to hire 5,000 staff worldwide this financial year: Alibaba

    News by Editorial Team 09 Jun 2020

    According to the latest development, Alibaba Group revealed that its cloud unit aims to hire 5,000 workers globally from the present day until the end of this financial year. The announcement revealed the areas where the company would be hiring and the areas included network, database, servers, chips, and artificial intelligence. Jeff Zhang, president of Alibaba Cloud Intelligence, said, “The digital transformation journey for businesses in China, which was previously expected to take three to five years, is now likely to be accelerated to be completed within one year.”  

     

    read more at Reuters
  • BP to slash 10,000 jobs globally amid drop in oil demand!

    BP to slash 10,000 jobs globally amid drop in oil demand!

    News by Editorial Team 09 Jun 2020

    In a recent development related to the global pandemic, BP announced that it would be cutting about 10,000 jobs globally by the end of the year. The company’s chief executive officer Bernard Looney informed employees about the importance of job cuts including the fact that it would enable the company to cope with the global drop in the oil demand due to coronavirus pandemic.

     

    read more at The Guardian
  • Emirates, Etihad to continue with salary cuts till September!

    Emirates, Etihad to continue with salary cuts till September!

    News by Editorial Team 08 Jun 2020

    As the aviation industry is trying to stay afloat with a reduced workforce and slashed salaries, the Gulf Carriers Emirates and Etihad announced that they would be extending the period of reduced pay for the workforce until September. The move is meant to preserve cash during the global coronavirus pandemic. The pandemic has hit the aviation industry hard, as the travel is canceled and flights were grounded in March. The decision came in the wake of after the airlines took a stock of their cash.

     

    read more at Reuters
  • Reddit Co-Founder resigns to make way for a Black candidate!

    Reddit Co-Founder resigns to make way for a Black candidate!

    News by Editorial Team 08 Jun 2020

    In a direct response to the protests over George Floyd’s death and in the face of criticism the US companies have been facing, Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian resigned from the company’s board on Friday. The move that was meant to make way for a black candidate and refuting the fact that the companies across the US are just making empty statements about Black Lives Matter. Reddit’s board that currently comprised of all white people – three men and a woman. Ohanian also pledged his future gains on his Reddit stock to the black community.

     

    read more at Forbes
  • Professionals not happy with workplace 'contact tracing'!

    Professionals not happy with workplace 'contact tracing'!

    News by Editorial Team 08 Jun 2020

    According to a survey by Fishbowl – a workplace communications network – it was found most professionals were against the implementation of contact tracing at the workplace. Contact tracing is an attempt to contain the spread of the pandemic by keeping a track of employees’ contact with each other at the workplace. The survey in which about 17,000 professionals contributed found about 75% of employees responded with a negation saying that they would not allow their employers to trace their activity.

     

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  • Bentley to slash 1,000 jobs in the UK amid coronavirus outbreak!

    Bentley to slash 1,000 jobs in the UK amid coronavirus outbreak!

    News by Editorial Team 05 Jun 2020

    In the latest development in the automation industry, the luxury carmaker Bentley would be slashing about 1,000 jobs in the United Kingdome amid the ongoing deadly pandemic. The news as reported by BBC late on Thursday also stated the cuts at the Volkswagen-owned brand that were expected to be announced on 5 June 2020. The statement also stated about carmaker’s likely offer to the workers a chance to take voluntary redundancy.

     

    read more at Reuters
  • CDC: Modify office spaces before employees return from remote work!

    CDC: Modify office spaces before employees return from remote work!

    News by Editorial Team 05 Jun 2020

    The latest guidelines shared by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) had clear instructions for the employers to revamp the office workstations and improve the ventilation in the offices before reopening the workplaces for the employees. The guidelines that were released on 27 May 2020 also talked about the changes employers should make on the premises so that there is a distance of six feet between each employee. The guidelines also offered a solution where social distancing was not a viable solution.

     

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  • Starbucks reopens with limited hours post lockdown!

    Starbucks reopens with limited hours post lockdown!

    News by Editorial Team 04 Jun 2020

    According to a letter sent to the partners of Starbucks, it was revealed Starbucks has offered its employees an extended unpaid COVID-19 paid leave through 30 September 2020. The letter dated 26 May 2020, also said the employees could accumulate up to 20 hours per week toward benefits eligibility. The letter further stated partners on leave would keep their existing benefits and Starbucks would continue to pay healthcare premiums in full for staff enrolled in a company plan.

     

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  • Small businesses upbeat despite lost revenue and workforce reductions!

    Small businesses upbeat despite lost revenue and workforce reductions!

    News by Editorial Team 04 Jun 2020

    The recent survey carried out by the firm TriNet – the Harris Poll and HR services revealed majority – about 60% – of more than 500 small and midsize business leaders revealed about the reduction in their workforce. The businesses have reduced their workforce in some or other capacity during the pandemic in the guise of layoffs, furloughs, and shorter working hours for employees. Amid all the workforce reductions and shorter working hours, the businesses are optimistic about their businesses emerging out stronger than before or in a similar position.

     

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  • Subsidized backup day care for all US employees until October!

    Subsidized backup day care for all US employees until October!

    News by Editorial Team 03 Jun 2020

    In an internal announcement made by Amazon, the online retail giant would offer backup daycare to all its US employees. The announcement was made on Tuesday after numerous employees had pushed CEO Jeff Bezos to offer child-care assistance. The backup daycare would be till 2 October 2020 and would include the daycare for the child and adults in the family. The plan would include Amazon’s all 650,000 full-and part-time employees.

     

    read more at CNBC
  • Skills deficit tops employees' concerns post COVID-19 era!

    Skills deficit tops employees' concerns post COVID-19 era!

    News by Editorial Team 03 Jun 2020

    According to the recent Prudential Financial survey, it was found a lack of skills tops the concerns of employees returning back to work post the lockdown. The survey revealed about more than a quarter of respondents worry about their lack of skills that would be most in demand when the economy ‘starts back up.’ The results were revealed on 27 May 2020. About half of the 2,050 respondents revealed the pandemic had increased their use of online learning programs and the figures have increased amid remote workers. Individuals have acquired new skills through online learning programs to stay updated and trained during the changing times post COVID-19 era.

     

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  • Ex-Google CFO becomes the new chairperson of Twitter!

    Ex-Google CFO becomes the new chairperson of Twitter!

    News by Editorial Team 03 Jun 2020

    In a recent development, Twitter – the social network platform – witnessed some major shuffles in the top management, as Twitter Inc announced Patrick Pichette – the former chief financial officer at Google, as the new chairman. The move marks the first time in the history of the organization where an outsider would be presiding over the group.  Pichette had been with the organization since 2018 serving as a lead independent director. He would replace Omid Kordestani in leading the directors in the role of a chairman.

     

    read more at Reuters
  • Newly unemployed workers hit by skill deficit!

    Newly unemployed workers hit by skill deficit!

    News by Editorial Team 02 Jun 2020

    According to the latest survey by LiveCareer dated 28 May 2020, it was found the newly unemployed individuals were clueless about what skills to acquire so as to come back into the jobs’ market. The survey result revealed that unemployed workers were struggling to understand or articulate the skills that would help them to secure a new job. About 58% of the respondents revealed that they lacked confidence in finding new jobs where they could apply their current skills.

     

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  • Facebook employees stage a virtual walkout!

    Facebook employees stage a virtual walkout!

    News by Editorial Team 02 Jun 2020

    In an act of rebellion over Mark Zuckerberg’s refusal to act against US President Donald Trump, Facebook employees staged a virtual walkout to express their dissatisfaction with Zuckerberg on social media. The move was a rare public display of dissent. It was reported disagreement came from all the levels of the company including some senior staff members. The criticism came from all levels of the employees in the company was targeted at the decision of Mark Zuckerberg for inaction against Trump’s post.   

     

    read more at The Guardian
  • Twitter to build a diverse talent pipeline amid COVID-19!

    Twitter to build a diverse talent pipeline amid COVID-19!

    News by Editorial Team 02 Jun 2020

    The recent blog post by Dalana Brand, the vice president of people experience and head of inclusion and diversity of Twitter, revealed the company’s plans to continue its focus on building a diverse talent pipeline during the coronavirus crisis. The blog post that was published on 27 May 2020 also stated Twitter would be ‘even more deliberate about hiring, development, and promotions.’ According to Brand, Twitter would aim for women to represent half of its workforce by 2025.

     

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  • Delta Airlines chalk out plans to avoid furloughs of pilots!

    Delta Airlines chalk out plans to avoid furloughs of pilots!

    News by Editorial Team 01 Jun 2020

    The recent development at Delta Air Lines Inc, it was found the airlines and its pilots’ union is working on a plan in order to avoid furloughs of about 2.300 pilots. The move was followed by a reshuffling process to match the staffing numbers for 2021 summer flying. Delta had revealed in May that it had more pilots than required considering that it has reduced its network and fleet due to a sudden drop in demand post-COVID-19 pandemic. However, the airline is working out a plan to avoid involuntary furloughs.

     

    read more at Reuters
  • More than half of Professionals ready to opt for work from home!

    More than half of Professionals ready to opt for work from home!

    News by Editorial Team 01 Jun 2020

    According to the survey results from Fishbowl – a workplace social network – it was revealed about more than half of HR professionals wanted work from home as a permanent experience. The survey had about 17,650 respondents from various industries contribute to it. About 55% of the professionals said they would want to continue to work remotely. The survey was carried out industry-wise and the results displayed that about 68% of tech workers showed the greatest interest in permanently working from home as compared to the teaching staff who would not choose work from home as a permanent solution. 

     

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