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A Pew Research Center survey says half of working parents (50%) feel that parenting makes work difficult for them. The same number of parents said they couldn’t give their 100% on the job. A little more than half of the mothers (54 %) said parenting made it hard for them to advance in their careers, HR Dive reports.
Mental Health Condition is a common reason for workplace discrimination, Kantar’s Inclusion Index analysis says. The analysis was conducted on the responses collected from 18,000 workers in 14 countries. Over one-third of employees with a mental disorder reported experiencing discrimination based on their condition. The survey discovered 38 percent of employees experience mental health issues.
Ahead of takeover by Boeing Co, Embraer, Brazilian planemaker, will furlough 15,000 workers in January, the company said. The deal between two companies is yet to be approved by the regulatory authorities. The company says salaries will be paid on its regular routine during furlough between Jan. 6 and Jan. 20. The deal is unlikely to be approved before 2020, Reuters suggests.
The US today has more jobs than job seekers. Employers are struggling to connect with the talent they need and job seekers are struggling to find opportunities that rightly fit their skills. HR Dive reports, job descriptions provided by employers are not uniform, so search results are hit or miss for job seekers searching for jobs. The result is – qualified applicants are weeded out.
Ireland’s central bank says no-deal Brexit would cost Ireland more than 73,000 jobs. Ireland’s unemployment rate will rise to 5.8 percent in 2020 and 6.9 percent in 2021 if the U.K tumbles out of the European Union without agreement. The economy will be affected through shocks to exchange rate, consumption, and investment if the two countries don’t reach an agreement, the bank further said.
Starbucks has expanded its family Expansion Reimbursement program by including fertility benefits. The new benefits will be effective from Oct.1. In addition to adoption expenses, the program now includes surrogacy and intrauterine insemination reimbursement if they are not covered by insurance. The new employee benefit covers up to USD10,000 per qualifying event and up to a lifetime maximum of USD30,000.
After hearing arguments yesterday in three cases concerning LGBT job discrimination, the U.S. Supreme Court is mulling over the word ‘sex’ in Title VII, a section of the 1964 Civil Rights Act that prohibits employment discrimination based on “race, color, religion, sex, and national origin”. The ruling will have serious implications for straight people who don’t comply with gender norms.
LinkedIn Blog says hiring during October is more than any other month. So it is the best time of the year to look for a new job. Job postings on LinkedIn are more in October than any other month. 89 percent of hiring managers say it takes them less than four weeks to fill a role, LinkedIn Blog said.
Google is making its beginner-level course on information technology (IT) support available to the US community colleges. A beginner-level course on information technology from Google will be available to 100 U.S. community colleges by the end of 2020, the company said in a statement. The move is part of the company’s 3.5 million grant to workforce education and non-profit jobs for the future. Existing IT Support Professional Certificate, hosted by Coursera, is part of Google’s Grow with Google technology.
Supreme court seemed divided over a case involving LGBTQ workers. Reportedly, the conflict was whether a civil rights law protects LGBTQ workers from discrimination in employment. The court’s four justices might side with workers who were fired because of their sexual orientation. However, there’s uncertainty over a court conservative joining them, Fortune reports.
On Monday, Google announced to cut debt and reduce its pension deficit by USD 8 billion by freezing the pension plans of roughly 20,000 U.S employees. Lawrence Culp, the new CEO has tried to raise cash and eliminate debt, reports HR Dive. As of June 30, GE had borrowings of about USD105.8 billion and industrial debt at USD54.4 billion, Reuters reports.
HP Inc. will slash as much as 16 percent of its workforce, Fortune reports. The job cuts will boost sales growth and reduce costs. At least 7,000 workers will be laid off through firings and voluntary early retirements. The job cuts will save USD 1 billion by the end of fiscal 2020, the company said in a press statement.
A Financial Times report suggests HSBC may lay off 10,000 workers. The European bank currently employing 2,38,000 people around the world may cut down its workforce in Europe. Reportedly, the bank has observed better returns in Asia, despite employing fewer employees there. Earlier the bank had flagged 4,700 redundancies while more may come when the bank reports its third-quarter results.
To eliminate bias in hiring and build diverse and inclusive technical teams, Hacker Rank has launched an inclusion and diversity tool. The tool hides applicants’ names and identities in the screening process, eliminating unconscious bias. Skills assessment results are the first consideration for hirers. The tool also allows hirers to accommodate the needs of applicants with disabilities.
On Thursday, new co-chief executive officers of WeWork, Artie Minson and Sebastian Gunningham, and co-founder Miguel McCelvey said the company will make cost-cutting efforts including layoffs. The company had been considering job cuts and the anticipated number of eliminated positions could number in thousands, Bloomberg reported. The company may lay off as many as 2,000 employees, the report further says.
On Thursday, Google’s Chief Executive Officer, Sundar Pichai, announced it is planning to train 250,000 workers over the next year and provide a USD 3.5 million education grant. The initiative is part of Ivanka Trump’s pledge to train American workers. Nearly 85,000 people have already started the training program, which is available at more than 25 community colleges in the U.S.
A survey from Cornerstone OnDemand, conducted among 1,000 American workers, found that 53% of workers don’t feel they are skilled enough to avoid a layoff. 83% of respondents think improving professional skills is important, the survey further found. Employees believe new skills development could ward off a future layoff.
Offering commuting benefits to workers has the potential to improve productivity, hiring, and other aspects, says Jason Pavluchuk, Policy Director at the non-profit advocacy group Coalition for Smarter Transportation. On average commuters spend 27.1 minutes per day commuting to work. The U.S. Census Bureau says this time has increased since 2010 when it stood at 25.3 minutes per day.
2019 World’s Best Workplaces, the list published by research and analytics firm, Great Places to Work, revealed that trust is the common trait employees want in a workplace. A great workplace is one where leaders demonstrate credibility, respect, and fairness. The list ranked 25 global organizations, led by Cisco Systems, which are providing a great workplace culture for 300,000.
In 2016, organizations spent USD 359 billion globally on training. However, the investment wasn’t worth it, as 75 percent of 1,500 managers surveyed say they were dissatisfied with their company’s learning and development function. Further, 75 percent of employees say they don’t have mastery of the skills needed for their jobs. 12 percent of employees apply new skills learned in L&D to their jobs.