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  • JOB SHADOWING CAN ATTRACT TALENT AND EXPAND EMPLOYEE SKILL SETS

    JOB SHADOWING CAN ATTRACT TALENT AND EXPAND EMPLOYEE SKILL SETS

    News by Editorial Team 01 May 2019

    Principal for a Day is probably the oldest job shadowing technique that school students know about. Companies too are using job shadowing to expand their talent pool. Giving young employees the opportunity to get a sneak-peak of their leaders’ day-to-day life can immensely increase their skill set. Moreover, companies will have a pipeline of prospective employees. Job shadowing gives employees an opportunity to explore jobs in other departments. 

     

    read more at HRDIVE
  • ARGENTINE LABOR STAGE A 24-HOUR STRIKE

    ARGENTINE LABOR STAGE A 24-HOUR STRIKE

    News by Editorial Team 01 May 2019

    On Tuesday, Argentine labor unions held a 24-hour strike against President Mauricio Macri. The protest was against the president’s fiscal austerity program which raised taxes and cut public utility subsidies. Government offices, schools, banks were affected, as the protest continued. The recent measures taken by the president have raised doubts over his re-election in the upcoming election in October.  

     

    read more at Reuters
  • ERIC SCHMIDT AND DIANE GREENE TO LEAVE GOOGLE'S BOARD

    ERIC SCHMIDT AND DIANE GREENE TO LEAVE GOOGLE'S BOARD

    News by Editorial Team 01 May 2019

    Google, on Tuesday, announced that Eric Schmidt and Diane Greene will step down from the search company’s board.  Both the leaders will leave in June, according to the announcement. In June itself, Robin Washington, the chief financial officer of Gilead Sciences Inc. will join the board. Google’s board has been in the news for quite some time now after it acknowledged mistakes in sexual misconduct handling.

     

    read more at Reuters
  • AMAZON STARTS RECRUITING FOR ITS SECOND HEADQUARTERS

    AMAZON STARTS RECRUITING FOR ITS SECOND HEADQUARTERS

    News by Editorial Team 30 Apr 2019

    On Monday, Amazon Inc. announced that it had leased office space and posted jobs for its upcoming headquarters in Arlington, Virginia. The new headquarters would create 400 jobs this year. In 2017, Amazon had announced to create up to 50,000 jobs at its second campus. Until fall, new hires will work out of temporary office space in Crystal City.

     

    read more at Reuters
  • CYNET FACES TWITTER'S WRATH FOR RACIST JOB LISTING

    CYNET FACES TWITTER'S WRATH FOR RACIST JOB LISTING

    News by Editorial Team 30 Apr 2019

    Cynet Systems, a Virginia-based tech recruiting firm, has issued an apology after one of its job listings was found to be racist. The job post sought an account manager who is “preferably Caucasian who has good technical background”. The listing was removed following an outcry from Twitter users.  Earlier, another job listing from Cynet Systems was criticized for discriminatory practices.

     

    read more at The Guardian
  • HR CAN CONNECT HUMAN AND AI

    HR CAN CONNECT HUMAN AND AI

    News by Editorial Team 30 Apr 2019

    HR teams are already using AI in the form of chatbots, augmented and virtual reality and machine learning. AI can speed the process and free up HR to work more closely on developing talent and growing workforces. It has the potential to change the way human resources operates.

     

    read more at HRDIVE
  • FACEBOOK PARTNERS WITH SAP TO EXPAND ITS JOBS FEATURE

    FACEBOOK PARTNERS WITH SAP TO EXPAND ITS JOBS FEATURE

    News by Editorial Team 29 Apr 2019

    Facebook recently announced its partnership with SAP and other HR tech companies to enhance its jobs feature. According to the announcement made by Facebook, this move will help businesses post and track applicants easily. In 2018, it had partnered with ADP and Paychex, both HCM (human capital management) system providers. The social media giant has been keen on expanding into talent management space.

     

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  • TECHNOLOGY SECTOR SHOWS GROWTH EVEN AS REAL WAGES FALTER

    TECHNOLOGY SECTOR SHOWS GROWTH EVEN AS REAL WAGES FALTER

    News by Editorial Team 29 Apr 2019

    PayScale, in its first quarterly report of the year, reported negative growth in real wages. According to the report, tech-dominated cities have seen an overall increase in wages. However, this increase is limited to a few cities. Wages in the manufacturing and transportation sectors didn’t show much growth. To compensate for low pay rates, employers are using other incentives to attract and retain talent.

     

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  • VIRTUAL BANKS ARE ON A HIRING FRENZY IN HONG KONG

    VIRTUAL BANKS ARE ON A HIRING FRENZY IN HONG KONG

    News by Editorial Team 29 Apr 2019

    Hong Kong’s banking sector is recruiting more people. According to a Bloomberg report, this increase is due to newly licensed virtual banks. Four ventures have obtained permits and have about 200 people, a number which may double by the time they start operating. Hong Kong, a financial hub, employs around 100, 000 people.

     

    read more at Bloomberg Quint
  • DUTCH TRADE UNION AGREE TO NEW WAGE OFFER, ENDS STRIKE

    DUTCH TRADE UNION AGREE TO NEW WAGE OFFER, ENDS STRIKE

    News by Editorial Team 26 Apr 2019

    Thursday, The Shell Trade Union agreed to the new wage offer by Royal Dutch Shell. This marks the end of the ongoing wage dispute. The strike began on April 8th, 2019 and affected the production at Shell’s Pernis Oil Refinery and Moerdijk chemical plants. According to Piet Verburg, CNV union spokesman, this Friday the unions will advise employees to end their strikes.

     

    read more at Reuters
  • LABOUR CASE FILED AGAINST GOOGLE FOR RETALIATING AGAINST STAFF MEMBERS

    LABOUR CASE FILED AGAINST GOOGLE FOR RETALIATING AGAINST STAFF MEMBERS

    News by Editorial Team 26 Apr 2019

    An unidentified individual has filed a complaint against Google, accusing it of retaliating against an employee. According to the case summary submitted online, the filing accused Google of punishing employees for involvement in collective action related to working conditions. In the past few days, Google has been under a slew of legal actions from its employees, which started with Meredith Walker and Claire Stapleton organizing a mass walkout.

     

    read more at Bloomberg
  • TRUMP'S SAFETY CUTS MIGHT INCREASE WORKPLACE DEATHS, SAYS REPORT

    TRUMP'S SAFETY CUTS MIGHT INCREASE WORKPLACE DEATHS, SAYS REPORT

    News by Editorial Team 26 Apr 2019

    There’s a growing concern among workplace safety advocates that Trump safety cuts may increase workplace deaths. According to the AFL-CIO report, the number of workplace deaths decreased from 5190 in 2016 to 5147 in 2017. So far, Osha, the federal work safety regulator, has cut workplace safety inspectors to the lowest level. Thus authorities fear that any more cuts would increase the number of workplace deaths.

     

    read more at The Guardian
  • DISCONTENT UBER DRIVERS WARN A 12-HOUR SHUTDOWN

    DISCONTENT UBER DRIVERS WARN A 12-HOUR SHUTDOWN

    News by Editorial Team 25 Apr 2019

    Uber drivers are displeased with their working condition and declining wages. On May 8th, the drivers will stage a shutdown. Uber goes for IPO the same day. Drivers will log off the app for 12 hours. Rising fuel cost and decreasing wages are the major concerns among the drivers.

     

    read more at The Guardian
  • GOOGLE STRIKES BACK ON ITS WALKOUT EMPLOYEES

    GOOGLE STRIKES BACK ON ITS WALKOUT EMPLOYEES

    News by Editorial Team 25 Apr 2019

    Meredith Whittaker and Claire Stapleton, both Google employees, have accused Google of retaliation. According to a report by Forbes, Google allegedly retaliated against the two employees after they tried to organize workers. In November last year, the two employees had led an organized mass walkout, protesting alleged mishandling of sexual harassment claims and workplaces policies around equity and transparency.

     

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  • TELE-CUSTOMERS SAY AI NO MATCH FOR HUMAN TOUCH

    TELE-CUSTOMERS SAY AI NO MATCH FOR HUMAN TOUCH

    News by Editorial Team 25 Apr 2019

    A recent survey from Clutch stated that almost 90% of the tele-customers prefer human interaction over AI chatbots. The finding has already been validated by 2018 PwC survey, which revealed almost three-quarters of respondents ‘wanted more and not less’ human interaction while sharing their grievances over the phone.

     

    read more at HRDIVE
  • SPURRING EMPLOYEES: PG&E TO PAY UP TO $350 MILLION IN BONUSES

    SPURRING EMPLOYEES: PG&E TO PAY UP TO $350 MILLION IN BONUSES

    News by Editorial Team 24 Apr 2019

    PG&E Corp can pay employees up to $350 million in bonuses this year. The company wants to implement the bonus plan to spur employees to carry out tasks such as clearing trees and branches around power lines and avert contact that triggers wildfires. This will help PG&E Corp to meet the now-bankrupt California power provider’s safety goals to prevent wildfires. Though the maximum cost of the plan is $350 million, PG&E Corp expects the cost of the entire plan would be $235 million. Monetary incentives motivate employees to do more, but performance linked incentives, when safety is at stake, might not be a good strategy. 

     

    read more at Reuters
  • CANNABIS-INDUSTRY NEEDS SKILLED WORKERS, HEMPSTAFF ANNOUNCES TRAINING

    CANNABIS-INDUSTRY NEEDS SKILLED WORKERS, HEMPSTAFF ANNOUNCES TRAINING

    News by Editorial Team 24 Apr 2019

    HempStaff, a cannabis-industry, recruiting agency announced a webinar for the people looking to start a career in the cannabis industry. The training is for job seekers in Florida, Arizona, New Mexico, and Taxes. The cannabis industry continues to grow with more states and cities legalizing its use for medical and recreational purposes. However, there’s been a shortage of workers with the right set of skills. To tackle this, HempStaff webinar would include training on industry science and how to recommend doses and rules and regulations on Marijuana law across the country. So far HempStaff has trained more than 7000 marijuana workers in 20 states.

     

     

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  • 50 % AMERICANS WILLING TO SACRIFICE SALARY FOR AN ENJOYABLE JOB

    50 % AMERICANS WILLING TO SACRIFICE SALARY FOR AN ENJOYABLE JOB

    News by Editorial Team 24 Apr 2019

    In a recent study conducted by Kforce, a staffing agency, 80 percent of workers gave their job a letter grade of B-. This as a cumulative grade for factors including work-life balance, company morale, and benefits package. Men in the American workforce love their job more than women. Interestingly, about half of the respondents said they were willing to sacrifice 29% of their salary to work a more enjoyable job. While B- job ratings shouldn’t be a grave concern for employers, factors such as work-life balance, compensation and culture should be taken under consideration and acted upon. 

     

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  • '65+' AMERICA'S ELDERLY DON'T SEEM TO STOP WORKING ANYTIME SOON

    '65+' AMERICA'S ELDERLY DON'T SEEM TO STOP WORKING ANYTIME SOON

    News by Editorial Team 23 Apr 2019

    The number of 65-and-above-year-old Americans in the workforce has gone up. Compared to 1985, the number of people who are now working or seeking paid work in this age group has nearly doubled from 10 percent. College-educated older workers contribute the most to this rise. Now 53 percent of people in this age group have an undergraduate degree, the number which earlier, in 1985, stood at 25 percent. Consequently, there has also been a significant rise in the average income which now stands at $78,000 compared to $48000 in 1985. Contrarily, over the same period, the average income among workers below the age of 65 has increased by only 38 percent and now stands at $55000.

     

    read more at Bloomberg
  • TALENT ON DISPLAY: SHOULD YOU BUILD OR BUY?

    TALENT ON DISPLAY: SHOULD YOU BUILD OR BUY?

    News by Editorial Team 23 Apr 2019

    Enterprises need talent. Multiple studies have shown that sourcing the right talent is the biggest challenge among business executives in the era of disruption. A recent study carried out by Gartner brought forth that the talent shortage is a more pressing concern for organizations other than privacy regulations and cloud computing. But with employment around 4%, this has forced employers to decide whether they should build or buy talent. Building a workforce means training current employees and giving them the required skills to succeed in future challenges. Buying the workforce, on the other hand, means sourcing talent through various techniques like remote hiring. However, the shortage of required talent in the market could still be a deterrent to hiring. In such cases, upskilling may be the only way to go for employers.

     

    read more at HRDIVE

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