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  • SINGAPORE WORKING TO GET WORKPLACE FATALITIES DOWN

    SINGAPORE WORKING TO GET WORKPLACE FATALITIES DOWN

    News by Editorial Team 04 Sep 2017

    The death rates at workplaces in the last two years have been steady at 1.9 casualties per 100,000 workers. Still, the Singapore Gov. aims to bring that down to 1/100,000 by 2028. Working with employers and unions, measures there is expected to be a major push to adapt to technology and safer measures.

     

    read more at Straitstimes
  • WOMEN WITH CAREER BREAKS GET A NEW START

    WOMEN WITH CAREER BREAKS GET A NEW START

    News by Editorial Team 01 Sep 2017

    Jobs For Her, India’s largest career portal for women who have taken a career break and are looking to get back to the corporate world, recently announced a conference and career fair, “Restart Her”, on September 16th, 2017. Aimed at providing bilateral benefits to companies and women candidates both, RestartHer will provide organizations the opportunity to improve their gender diversity ratios by hiring experienced professionals with zero notice periods, while at the same time providing that much needed break to women professionals to get back into making their mark on the corporate world.

     

    read more at Business Standard
  • HONG KONG WORKERS RAISE COMPLAINTS

    HONG KONG WORKERS RAISE COMPLAINTS

    News by Editorial Team 01 Sep 2017

    Jeff Bezos might have defended Amazon, against the scathing post of the New York Times that criticized its Burn to the ground culture but it will take more than that to extinguish the fire. The lengthy article in which a senior-level executive describes the high-pressure environment has gained traction. Company officials claimed(Paraphrased), though debatable-conditions might have existed in the past, it is not the case anymore.

     

  • HANKOOK TIRES REALIZES IN TIME THE NEED FOR HR MANAGERS

    HANKOOK TIRES REALIZES IN TIME THE NEED FOR HR MANAGERS

    News by Editorial Team 01 Sep 2017

    A female employee at Pret a Manager, UK’s sandwich shop chain, has sparked debate after she was pictured wearing a badge that read I am new, Kiss me. The subject has been pounced upon by people from all backgrounds, with many expressing concerns over Twitter. In response, Pret has assured viable action will be taken to deal with the case on an immediate basis.

     

    read more at PR News Wire
  • INFOSYS DELIVERS LACKLUSTER GIMMICK TO CALM TENSION

    INFOSYS DELIVERS LACKLUSTER GIMMICK TO CALM TENSION

    News by Editorial Team 31 Aug 2017

    The India-based tech-giant came up with a marketing stunt to negate the claims of the company imploding but instead ended up fueling speculations. The video that stars company employees serving testimonies of business-as-usual, has been slammed by marketing experts for failing to have the desired effect on the masses. The company is switching to troubleshooting mode, following the exit of major C-suite executives, including ex-CEO Vishal Sikka.

     

    read more at HR Dive
  • HOW IS THE HR FARING ON ITS SCORECARD?

    HOW IS THE HR FARING ON ITS SCORECARD?

    News by Editorial Team 31 Aug 2017

    With the latest acquisition of Accomable, essentially Airbnb for people with disabilities, it plans to widen its accessibility features to a wider array of consumers. Accomable has 1,100 listed properties in 60 countries. Airbnb’s motive to address the travel concerns of all parts of the society goes on to show the reasons due to which the company is now valued at $31 Billion.  

    read more at HR Dive
  • 4 CUPS OF COFFEE A DAY, KEEPS THE DEATH AT BAY

    4 CUPS OF COFFEE A DAY, KEEPS THE DEATH AT BAY

    News by Editorial Team 31 Aug 2017

    A grand jury ordered a subpoena for eight anonymous users on Glassdoor. The users who posted information on the practices of the Department of Veteran Affairs claimed there was a mismatch between its image and functional motive. In case of Glassdoor was to oblige, it would send serious concerns over free-speech on the internet.

     

  • FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION EVERYBODY'S RIGHT, SAYS TOP INDIAN COURT

    FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION EVERYBODY'S RIGHT, SAYS TOP INDIAN COURT

    News by Editorial Team 29 Aug 2017

    Raghu Krishnamoorthy is set to be the new Vice President of Human Resources at General Electric Healthcare. Susan Peters, the erstwhile Chief Human Resource Officer shall vacate, with 38 years to look back at with GE. The regime change shall be effective from December 1, 2017, onwards. Raghu, joined GE back in 1994, as a Human Resource Leader.  

    read more at Independent
  • JACK DORSEY ANNOUNCES TWITTER'S NEW HEAD OF PEOPLE, AND ITS AN INSIDER

    JACK DORSEY ANNOUNCES TWITTER'S NEW HEAD OF PEOPLE, AND ITS AN INSIDER

    News by Editorial Team 29 Aug 2017

    Twitter founder and CEO Jack Dorsey recently announced the new ‘Head of People’, and it was none other than Leslie Berland, the Chief Marketing Officer and Head of Communications, who will don her third hat in her new role in the world’s largest microblogging platform. She joins Jennifer Christie, the recently hired VP of Human Resources. Jennifer will handle day to day HR activities in the company and will be reporting to Berland

     

    read more at Recode
  • MEET DARA KHOSROWSHAHI, THE NEW CEO OF UBER

    MEET DARA KHOSROWSHAHI, THE NEW CEO OF UBER

    News by Editorial Team 29 Aug 2017

    The Iranian-American businessman who has dawned the hats as a Chief Financial Officer, Investment Banker as well as the CEO (Expedia), was voted by the board to succeed Travis Kalanick. One of his greatest challenges would be to restore the plummeting consumer confidence in the services of the ride hailing company. 

     

    read more at WSJ
  • FROM “HR” TO AN “ENGINEER”, IT HAPPENS@GOOGLE

    FROM “HR” TO AN “ENGINEER”, IT HAPPENS@GOOGLE

    News by Editorial Team 28 Aug 2017

    The Union at Cathay Pacific is mulling alternatives if the troubled airlines don't resolve salary issues soon. The organization has been out on a mission to save up to HK$ 4 Billion till 2019. With that in mind, making changes to employee benefits was a part of the plan. The union will cast vote from December 13th to 27th on its future “action-plan”.

     

    read more at Business Insider
  • SOFTWARE FIRM ZENEFITS CONTINUES LEADERSHIP REFORMS

    SOFTWARE FIRM ZENEFITS CONTINUES LEADERSHIP REFORMS

    News by Editorial Team 28 Aug 2017

    Social entrepreneur Nick Gerritsen caused a small quake in New Zealand recently when his creation SAM, the world’s first ever AI politician, took to chatting with New Zealand’s constituents with facts and opinions on public policy. SAM is programmed to become more capable with each conversation she participates in, and it will be interesting to see her stance on employment regulations and issues, with their implications on New Zealand’s corporate HR leaders in the near future  

    read more at Tech Crunch
  • AXA PLANNING ON RESTRUCTURING THE COMPANY

    AXA PLANNING ON RESTRUCTURING THE COMPANY

    News by Editorial Team 28 Aug 2017

    The story which was initially run by The Sun, with pictures of BBC employees taking a nap during night shifts was handled rather quite well by the later. Along with Tweets from BBC Producer Robert Coxwell sleeping on the floor, BBC Press Office posted a poll that showed audience trust rating for every channel, with the Beeb at 57% & the Su  

  • WORLD’S LARGEST COWORKING SPACE IN GURUGRAM, NOT LONDON

    WORLD’S LARGEST COWORKING SPACE IN GURUGRAM, NOT LONDON

    News by Editorial Team 25 Aug 2017

    Following a crucial ruling on Monday at the District Court of Columbia, the military shall now be legally obliged to accept transgender applications for its positions. Acknowledging their constitutional rights of gender equality, Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly opened the doors for transgender people which the Trump administration had shut through its policies.

     

    read more at TOI
  • McDonalds’ WORKERS IN UK TO GO ON STRIKE ON SEPTEMBER 4

    McDonalds’ WORKERS IN UK TO GO ON STRIKE ON SEPTEMBER 4

    News by Editorial Team 25 Aug 2017

    Singapore - The United Overseas Bank introduced Amy & Eve, it's software bots that have reportedly cut the data processing time to half, in just three weeks. The tasks were otherwise labeled “mundane” and repetitive by human standards. Following the spree of positive news, UOB will, in the coming months be taking more robots onboard.<  

    read more at HR Grapevine
  • US APPEALS PANEL: “APPEARANCE FALLS UNDER GENDER DISCRIMINATION”

    US APPEALS PANEL: “APPEARANCE FALLS UNDER GENDER DISCRIMINATION”

    News by Editorial Team 25 Aug 2017

    Human Rights activists are calling to shut-down unacceptable virginity tests that are performed on Indonesian women military recruits. While the military sources claim, that such tests were already put a full-stop to three-years ago, sources tell a different story. Subjects, who are supposedly failed to clear the test, admitted going through feelings of embarrassment an  

    read more at HR Grapevine
  • FUNERAL RIGHTS COULD NOW BE PERFORMED BY ROBOTS

    FUNERAL RIGHTS COULD NOW BE PERFORMED BY ROBOTS

    News by Editorial Team 24 Aug 2017

    The ruling which has irked the company to turn to the Supreme Court in Britain has advised Uber to grant the rights of paid holidays and minimum wages to the drivers. Contrary to its inclination, statements from the company reflected that this would mean categorizing the drivers as employees of the company. Would the unicorn twist its own policies, that is if its’ strong-armed to?

     

    read more at Reuters
  • CHARLOTTESVILLE GATHERS INTERNATIONAL ATTENTION, WITH UN SPEAKING UP

    CHARLOTTESVILLE GATHERS INTERNATIONAL ATTENTION, WITH UN SPEAKING UP

    News by Editorial Team 24 Aug 2017

    The advertising standard authority in the UK has admitted to receiving complaints against amazon’s delayed delivery of products. The e-commerce store that pitches its flagship prime membership for premium benefits, has upset customers who are openly criticizing Amazon for failing to live up to its own claims. Consumer rights groups are rooting for a full refund, following non-delivery of articles by the promised date.  

     

    read more at The Guardian
  • HUMAN RESOURCE COOPERATION TO STRENGTHEN CHINA-AFRICA TIES

    HUMAN RESOURCE COOPERATION TO STRENGTHEN CHINA-AFRICA TIES

    News by Editorial Team 24 Aug 2017

    Google will step in and hire 10,000 moderators just to keep an eye out for offensive content on Youtube. The latter, which was under fire for allowing the abusive material to float online, stated that quality-specialists had helped review over 2 million videos since June. An added workforce would only fasten the process to train the company’s machine learning program detect contentious material sooner, in future. 

     

    read more at China
  • CHEERS! FOR MINISTRY HEADS IN UKRAINE AS SALARIES SOAR

    CHEERS! FOR MINISTRY HEADS IN UKRAINE AS SALARIES SOAR

    News by Editorial Team 23 Aug 2017

    The Government in Ukraine has ordered for the remuneration of the heads of ministry directorates to be increased. As part of new reforms, the respective heads will be able to draw Hr 9,570 on top of a charge for important work amounting to Hr 53,000.

     

    read more at Kyivpost

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