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A study commissioned by the beauty products manufacturer found that by the age of six, girls start to develop an instinctive refrain from subjects like science and mathematics. As a result, the brand has decided to get popular female dignitaries to visit primary schools and educate primary school children to pursue careers in STEM. &nb
The song recognition app has been confirmed to be bought by Apple. With the acquisition, Apple stands to profit directly from using the expertise of Shazam to rival Google music, which also has a song recognition feature. The move came as Shazam was struggling to redefine their business model with revenues only touching the $54 million mark, last year.
A restaurant in Chennai, India, is serving a glimpse of the future along with drinks on the rocks. The place that itself is named Robot, employs them to channel food to tables. Though not ready yet, to take orders, but soon new capabilities will be added to make them more efficient. Talk about employment generation, wonder how safe the restaurant staff feels about job-secu
Following up on its plans for expansion, Honk Kong’s Disneyland is set to temporarily pull the plug on its nightly fireworks show. The plan, which would require an expenditure of HK$10.9 Billion would force the aforementioned move following New Years’ Day. Changes would also see some staff leave the company although company spokespersons have iterated “Every effort has been made to redeploy”.
James Damore, a former Sr. Software Engineer at Google has been fired for uploading a memo that argued against gender parity. The document that went viral, was skeptical of the company for programs of unconscious bias. Many have expressed their disapproval of the post saying it was “appalling”.
Underpaid and overworked, such is the state in which the drivers employed by a third party agency hired by Amazon are employed in. Complainants claim that their schedule is so heavily packed, that they exceed the maximum-work limit in a day, as per the UK law. The Driving & Vehicle Standard Agency has promised a prompt investigation into the matter.
In spite of the uncertainty in the air post Brexit, a recent report released by REC and HIS, compiling data from recruitment consultants about permanent placements reached the highest in more than two years. The sharp rise in demand and resource availability can largely be attributed to skills shortage, with European workers leaving Britain. Salaries during the same period rose sharply in the same period, reaching a 20 month record.
6 Students out of a batch of 3000, who were completing their internships at a Foxconn plant have admitted they worked 11-hours a day to assemble the in-demand iPhone X. Although paid for their shifts, yet one cannot deny the fact that this was against the legal limits set by the local bo
Pamela Jabbour, an expert on workwear believes that workplace uniforms have a flourishing impact on the success of the business. Having worked with the likes of the Australian Olympic Team, she believes that employees should be made part of designing the staff dresses as it symbolizes a company’s ideals.
The Billionaire founder of the Chinese company LeEco, who stepped down as the CEO, was demanded by the regulators to return from the US. Jia, who retained the position as the Chairman, claims his wife and brother have the authority to act on his behalf. Yueting is on a visit to the US running a campaign for fundraising.
The company’s push, to gain ground in aviation, energy, and healthcare has it look inward for restructuring. As a result, job-cuts are all set to kick in. The what, when and how, would soon be shared by General Electric whose CEO, John Flannery was quoted as saying “We have not performed well for owners” & that “the management team is devoted to correct that”.
Facing a manpower surplus, Singapore Airlines is in the process of providing a voluntary non-paid leave to its workers, especially its cabin crew. The scheme was first introduced during the financial crisis, with a view to enhance flexibility in managing crew resources. Being offered intermittently, it is meant to better manage its 8,200 cabin crew members, who collectively comprise more than half of its total staff strength of 14,800
Verizon’s subsidiary Oath Inc. will be slashing 560 employees, that’s almost 4% of their global workforce. The statement sent by one of the spokespersons read “we’ve made these changes to our team to further align our global organization to our 2018 roadmap”. The layoffs will not be targeting a single geography but any further details are yet to be found out.
Starting as a company relying on freelance drivers, the unicorn has perhaps stretched its legs into the future, already. A new partnership between Uber & Volvo will see the car-manufacturer provide 24,000 XC90 SUVs that could be auto-driven with Uber’s software. the deal, which is non-exclusive shall last from 2019-2021. Experts believe, the shift is accelerated due to Alphabet’s self-driv
Repeated failure of National Health Services to staff vacant positions has caused the organization to bleed without healing. As much as 42, 855 nurses, 11, 187 doctors and 12,219 nurse support workers are needed to bring the situation to normal. The situation being so dire, there is a looming danger over the patients who have their reservations regarding their treatment.
Tesla, known for it’s hard stance on workers compliance and work culture, faced the heat recently when the National Labor Relations Board filed a complaint against it suppressing unionization efforts of its workers. Labor Union and employees had earlier submitted three separate complaints accusing the global electric vehicle giant of literally coercing workers into silence when they tried to ally with labor unions. Tesla’s legal reps will have to submit answers to the charges at a hearing before the NLRB on or before September 14th.
Having spent the last seven years as the Executive Chairman of Alphabet, Eric Schmidt will now serve in the capacity of a technical advisor to the company. Schmidt, whose tenure saw seven successful years at the top feels that “the time is right in Alphabets’ evolution for this transition”. The interim shall see a non-executive chairman in place.
GMO Internet which already has its fingers in the bitcoin business will now transfer the salaries as bitcoins, that is if its employees choose. The option has been made available to 4000 professionals of the GMO family. Japanese companies along with the bureaucracy show a strong favor of the cryptocurrency wave & such steps reflects their urge to spread awareness of the same
In a frenzy that has the entire world in its grips, New Zealand’s government organized nation-wide secret Santa gift swapping. Its youngest PM in about a century and a half, Jacinda Ardern participated and received an X-mas tree to mark the occasion. In return to she anonymously sent forward a book and somebody cream which was received by a female citizen
“Who doesn’t want a leave?” But doing regularly leveraging on the sickies is what has bogged down employers in the U.K. As per the research by Citation, almost 39 million days are lost to such excuses with over half a million admitting to having done this 8 times a year. Seems the life of Talent Managers will never hit a low-ground with enough to keep their plates full!