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  • ORGANIZATIONS AREN'T FIT TO DEAL WITH MENTALLY UNFIT EMPLOYEES

    ORGANIZATIONS AREN'T FIT TO DEAL WITH MENTALLY UNFIT EMPLOYEES

    News by Editorial Team 10 May 2019

    According to Absence and Disability Readiness Index, employers are struggling to support employees with mental health and substance issues. About 29 percent of HR professionals feel confident in accommodating employees’ mental health. The index also found that only 28 percent of HR professionals can accommodate employees with drug addictions. In another 10 years, the cumulative cost of accommodating mental health disorders can reach up to $ 16.3 trillion.

     

    read more at HRDIVE
  • IBM, ANTHEM, L'OREAL USA NAMED BEST PLACES TO WORK

    IBM, ANTHEM, L'OREAL USA NAMED BEST PLACES TO WORK

    News by Editorial Team 10 May 2019

    Working Mother, a popular magazine, has named Accenture, ADP, Anthem, IBM, L'Oré​al USA, New York Life, Procter & Gamble, Verizon, Visa Inc., and WellStar Health System as the best places for multicultural women to work. These employers have earned this title for creating and using best retention and promotion practices for women. The list includes 40 other companies.

     

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  •  UBER DRIVERS FORCED TO LIVE IN PARKING LOTS

    UBER DRIVERS FORCED TO LIVE IN PARKING LOTS

    News by Editorial Team 09 May 2019

    There has been growing unrest among a group of Uber drivers in San Francisco. These drivers, who commute from far places, are forced to sleep in parking lots so that they can make a decent living. According to the Guardian report, Uber and Lyft drivers are paid less than minimum wage. In California, drivers make about $ 8.55 an hour.

     

    read more at The Guardian
  • GAME OF THRONES COULD COST EMPLOYERS $33 BILLION

    GAME OF THRONES COULD COST EMPLOYERS $33 BILLION

    News by Editorial Team 09 May 2019

    In a surprising-yet-true report by executive coaching firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas Inc, the distraction caused by discussions over “Game of Thrones ”at workplaces could cost $3.3 billion. Challenger also advised that employers shouldn’t ban employees from discussing Game of Thrones as it could help employees share ideas, engage, and bond. 

     

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  • GOOGLE EMPLOYEES WON'T LET UP THEIR DEMANDS ANYTIME SOON

    GOOGLE EMPLOYEES WON'T LET UP THEIR DEMANDS ANYTIME SOON

    News by Editorial Team 09 May 2019

    Following a sit-in protest against retaliation last week, Google employees now have four demands. First the company’s chief diversity officer report to Sundar Pichai. Second, Google unblocks Meredith Whittaker ‘s transfer and move Claire Stapleton to a new team. Third, a transparent HR policy. 

     

    read more at Tech Crunch
  • UBER DRIVERS CALL FOR A STRIKE IN US AND BRITAIN

    UBER DRIVERS CALL FOR A STRIKE IN US AND BRITAIN

    News by Editorial Team 08 May 2019

    A few days ahead of Uber’s IPO, Uber drivers have reportedly called for a strike in the US and UK to protest against low pay. In the past, Uber has been asked to treat its drivers as employees. However, the ride-hailing company has maintained that drivers are independent contractors and that its main business is a platform that brings riders and drivers together. 

     

    read more at Reuters
  • AMAZON WILL CREATE 25K JOBS IN VIRGINIA

    AMAZON WILL CREATE 25K JOBS IN VIRGINIA

    News by Editorial Team 08 May 2019

    According to a recent Amazon blog post, the company’s upcoming new headquarters in Arlington, Virginia will create 400 jobs in 2019. In the coming 10 years, it will create 25000 more jobs, the post said. Currently, the company has begun its hiring process for HR and finance professionals.

     

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  • SURVEY REPORTS POSITIVE OUTLOOK FROM SMALL BUSINESS OWNERS

    SURVEY REPORTS POSITIVE OUTLOOK FROM SMALL BUSINESS OWNERS

    News by Editorial Team 08 May 2019

    A new TD Bank Survey found that SBOs (small business owners) are optimistic about business growth this year. The survey found that 23 percent of SBOs plan to expand their workforces, while 54 percent are positive that they will see an increase in revenue. The survey also found that hiring qualified talent is still a challenge. 

     

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  • WORKERS UNDER 30 MORE PRONE TO SUICIDE

    WORKERS UNDER 30 MORE PRONE TO SUICIDE

    News by Editorial Team 07 May 2019

    Catapult Health, in its new report, suggested that workers under 30 are more likely to contemplate suicide than any other age group. It also found that the likelihood of millennials committing suicide is five times more than boomers. In 2017, the HR Digest reported a rise in employee suicide. What’s more fearful? Since then, there has been a decline in workers’ mental health. 

     

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  • ATTORNEY FILES A LAWSUIT AGAINST LOUIS VUITTON

    ATTORNEY FILES A LAWSUIT AGAINST LOUIS VUITTON

    News by Editorial Team 07 May 2019

    An attorney, Andowah Newton, has filed a lawsuit against LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton Inc. She alleges that another manager has sexually harassed her and that the investigation in this case carried out by the company was a sham. In the complaint filed by Newton, she expressed that the harassment continued for years.

     

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  • TRUMP'S ADMINISTRATION GIVES CARTE BLANCHE TO GIG COMPANIES

    TRUMP'S ADMINISTRATION GIVES CARTE BLANCHE TO GIG COMPANIES

    News by Editorial Team 07 May 2019

    A recent ruling from the Trump administration declared that unidentified workers were contractors and not employees. As contractors, workers are bereft of the benefits offered by a company. In this case, workers were not entitled to the federal minimum wage or overtime, or any paid share of social security taxes, the Trump administration ruled.

     

    read more at The Guardian
  • AMERICA'S TAX POLICIES ARE TAXING ITS MIDDLE-CLASS BIG TIME

    AMERICA'S TAX POLICIES ARE TAXING ITS MIDDLE-CLASS BIG TIME

    News by Editorial Team 06 May 2019

    Central Bank is being criticized for fixing low-interest rates and encouraging unthoughtful spending from Congress. Federal Reserve has come out to be the main reason behind income inequality across the US. These policies are also discouraging entrepreneurship and innovation. Earlier people have rooted for progressive tax reforms.

     

    read more at Fortune
  • SODEXO IS CREATING HAPPY SPACES TO KEEP ITS EMPLOYEES HAPPY

    SODEXO IS CREATING HAPPY SPACES TO KEEP ITS EMPLOYEES HAPPY

    News by Editorial Team 06 May 2019

    Sodexo is invested in creating a better infrastructure and sustainable environment for its employees. Among other things, it is using augmented reality glasses, chatbot programs and data to influence the behavior of its employees. Sodexo plans to introduce green building this year.

     

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  • GOOGLE-NAMELY COLLABORATION BEEFS US ITS JOB PLATFORM

    GOOGLE-NAMELY COLLABORATION BEEFS US ITS JOB PLATFORM

    News by Editorial Team 06 May 2019

    Following Facebook-SAP partnership last month, Google enters into collaboration with Namely. Google’s Hire already allows users to post jobs simultaneously on multiple platforms like Indeed, Monster, etc. The new integration will allow its users to connect their HR with the applicant tracking system.

     

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  • NO MORE PERKS TO PERK 'LENDING CORP' EMPLOYEES UP!

    NO MORE PERKS TO PERK 'LENDING CORP' EMPLOYEES UP!

    News by Editorial Team 03 May 2019

    According to a Bloomberg report, Lending Corp, the online-lending pioneer, is cutting back on its amenities as well as the workforce. As a cost-saving measure, it will move 350 jobs to Utah. Earlier, their San Francisco based headquarters offered lavish perks to attract and retain workers. These included snacks, mini-golf, a Foosball table, and an in-house spa. 

     

    read more at Bloomberg
  • RESEARCH CONFIRMS AGEISM IN UK

    RESEARCH CONFIRMS AGEISM IN UK

    News by Editorial Team 03 May 2019

    A recent study conducted by Anglia Ruskin University revealed that a 28-year-old white man is three times more likely to secure a job interview than a 50-year-old black woman. He is also twice more likely to get a job than a 50-year-old white man. The research confirmed pay-based ageism exists in the UK.  

     

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  • STANLEY BLACK & DECKER IS CREATING ITS OWN TALENT

    STANLEY BLACK & DECKER IS CREATING ITS OWN TALENT

    News by Editorial Team 03 May 2019

    Stanley Black & Decker, in a news release, announced that it will open a skilling facility in Connecticut. The facility will be a part of the company’s “smart factory” initiative. The move is aimed to upskill workers of the company for "digital-led manufacturing environment”, the release said.   

     

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  • AUTOMATION WON'T ELIMINATE AMAZON'S WAREHOUSE JOBS

    AUTOMATION WON'T ELIMINATE AMAZON'S WAREHOUSE JOBS

    News by Editorial Team 02 May 2019

    Amazon Inc., a proponent of technology, dismissed the idea of running a fully automated warehouse.  It cited the superior cognitive ability of humans and the limitations of current technology as reasons for this resolution. Amazon, reportedly, has been under fire from labor groups for poor working conditions in its warehouses. It has 110 warehouses in the U.S.

     

    read more at Reuters
  • GOOGLE AND FACEBOOK WORKERS PROTEST AGAINST RETALIATION

    GOOGLE AND FACEBOOK WORKERS PROTEST AGAINST RETALIATION

    News by Editorial Team 02 May 2019

    On Wednesday, workers at Google staged a sit-in to protest against retaliation suffered by activists.  Workers at Facebook Inc. too went on a protest against the same. Over the last year, Google and other large tech companies have witnessed several protests against sexual harassment and other prevalent workforce discriminatory practices.

     

    read more at Bloomberg
  • POSITIVE CULTURE CAN BE YOUR NEXT HIRING STRATEGY

    POSITIVE CULTURE CAN BE YOUR NEXT HIRING STRATEGY

    News by Editorial Team 02 May 2019

    Speakap, a communication platform, said in its survey that only 40% of employees reported a positive culture in their workplace. Respect and fairness, trust and integrity and teamwork were rated as the most important attributes of a strong culture. A study from Eagle Hill Consulting outlined that 77% of workers agree that a positive culture helps them perform their best work.

     

    read more at HRDIVE

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