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Economic woes, a product of Donald Trump’s fiscal policies, have erased the possibility of 2019 pay raises for federal officials. The increase, as per the President, would set the country back by a hefty $25 Billion. Instead, an alternative of locality pay adjustments would be offered to all. Workers in the private sector lead their government counterparts by a good 32% in total earnings, as per the Federal Salary Council.
Gabrielle Toledano, who joined the company in June 2017 as its Chief People Officer, has been missing from the scene of action in what could be called challenging times. Although other HR officials have stepped up to fill her shoes during her approved absence, yet, the thought crosses the mind if Tesla’s approach would’ve been different under her supervision.
Student Loans comprise the single largest segment of all non-housing loans in America presently, totaling over a staggering $1.4 trillion, a number that exceeds total auto loans and even the country’s total credit card debt. Such is the scourge that more than half the working millennial population opts to stay away from voluntary retirement savings in their 401(k). All that is set to change with the latest IRS ruling, which will ensure workers who’re paying student loans to receive matching contributions in their 401(k) plans. This policy is expected to have large implications for the economy as a whole and it remains to be seen how employers match the contributions in a fast evolving and disruptive economy.
Senator Bernie Sanders, on the 22nd of May, took to Twitter with a video naming Amazon Founder Jeff Bezos, who is purported to be making $250mn every day while the lower rung of workers have to bear temperatures as high as 110 degrees in the warehouses his companies own. Calling the e-commerce behemoth a part of the ‘rigged’ economy, Sanders pointed out that some Amazon workers even require food stamps to survive. The video with the tweet has garnered 415k views since it was published. Sanders is currently on a campaign to encourage Amazon workers to share their true experiences at the world’s largest online retailer.
While they may be in the good books of managers, trends suggest top professionals often face the collective brunt of their sneering peers. When overdone, the same performers might begin to drift away showing signs of falling productivity, high anxiety and in extreme cases eve PTSD. With cases of suicide being linked to excoriation at the workplace, perhaps it should be treated with the same level of severity as cases of harassment.
In line with its effort to make a google search level playing field for all businesses, the search engine has introduced a Veteran-Led attribute. The attribute could be extended as part of company initials through Google My Business. This streamlining in search is not new though as Google had previously come up with tweaks like Women-Led, LGBTQ-Friendly & Transgender Safe Space for targeted browsing.
This is the least a Tesla investor could afford to pose as an inquest as Musk returns to his usual self on Twitter. With Tesla’s communication approach under fire from the SEC, the relentless CEO addressed his recent interview (with NYT) and prior tweets cornering his own supporters. Having put to bed the plans to take Tesla private, wouldn’t it be wise for an inspiring figure of a billionaire tech-CEO to exchange his viewpoints in a business-like fashion!
The growing concern over harassment claims, surfacing on the country’ social networks, has caused the state to table a civil code aiding in more stringent solutions. With official formalities in place, the process may run up to 2020, as far as the formulation of the code is concerned. The overall ethos of the draft will allow employees to hold employers responsible in the absence of a corporate regulations architecture preventing sexual harassment.
Job creation and public welfare will the primary drivers of this record scale of spending. The national treasury got a much-required boost from its imposed taxes the topmost benefactors of which will be those employers who had curbed hiring operations by a great margin. The government is also making its mind up to sell 40.7 Trillion won (currency) worth of treasury bonds next year.
Since the turn of the year, 46 employees have accepted employment agreements from Apple signalling, perhaps, an unspeakable discomfort at the car maker. With talks of taking the company private, Elon tends jokes about the former being the ‘Tesla Graveyard’. While that may be an in-house joke, there has been the word of Apple showing weighing its options of purchasing the car-maker, deemed perpetually anaemic in producing its Model 3.
Sarah O’Brien will be saying her goodbyes on September 7th as Dave Arnold, the current Sr. Director of Global Communications takes over. A vital function which requires an uncompromising extent of diplomacy, Tesla pays extreme attention to this while still role relying on consumer referrals. Though CEO Elon might make up for lower marketing spends through his online following, yet it’d be interesting to see the approach of the incoming Mr. Arnold.
It was the German engineering company’s CEO, Joe Kaeser who in a roadshow shared the sentiment of reducing the total strength of personnel. Downsizing operations could include departments such as administration, legal finance and even the shared services division. The plan is suspected to be part of Siemen’s 2020 strategy as per Manager Magazin’s Thursday edition.
A succession of falling numbers in unemployment benefits fillings over the last few weeks have US economists riddled. Despite an exacerbating trade war with major allies and a greater number of people in the workforce than ever, unemployment numbers are at their lowest since 1969. With the four-week average of claims falling by 5,000 to 1.74 million, analysts have reason to expect room for a further fall in fillings.
Latest sampling from XpertHR records the average British pay rise pushing the brakes. In line with forecasts of the Bank of England, the median annual pay rise from April - June had fallen to 2.3 per cent, a two-year low. The dip, over-shadowed the rewarded pay rises in the 3 months towards June (2.5 %). Even though unemployment is at a 43-year low, yet, the causes for such macroeconomic downturns await unanimous agreement.
Never a dull day in Silicon Valley. In a bombshell development, the autonomous car Startup, Zoox, has decided to oust its CEO Tim Kentley-Klay. Suddenly. Rubbing shoulders with the likes of Google and Uber, the development came without prior notice, as per Tim. Having recently raised $500 million, Jesse Levinson, the other founding father will take up the position of company president.
With over a million refugees residing in, and more expected to apply for asylum in Germany, the country is proving a hotspot for the dislocated ones seeking shelter from war-struck zones. Corporate establishments in the country have put on a show with on-the-job apprenticeships that will cushion the skepticism erupting from the far-right corners of the Deutschland. As per estimates, every 3 out of four refugees is a contractual labor.
The founder of the pizza chain, post his resignation as CEO last month, is blazing his guns in a scathing approach opposing the company leadership. Launching a web-portal for franchise employees to join him, Schnatter accused his successor Steve Ritchie of running into the wall in the wake of low earnings this quarter. The company has hit back blaming John’s antics for the poor showing.
With their ex-chieftain Francesco de Ferrari picking his place in Australian Asset Manager AMP Ltd., the bank has divided their Asia-Pacific regions into north & south, being handed over to Francois Monnet & Benjamin Cavalli respectively. The Swiss Banks’ global wealth management business, led by Iqbal Khan, has also been split into seven districts for better efficiency amongst managers.
Elman owns 18 per cent of the firm with having given his nod to a $3.5 Billion debt-to-equity swap, after being offered a seat on the board. With its glorious past long gone, Noble Group has been limping trying to pull its strings together with countless cost-cutting measures. The final vote on restructuring, however, is scheduled for August 26
Facing a labour crisis, Japanese firms have welcomed the opportunity to open national shores to foreign labour, only condition applied being, they are skilled. Industries with the greatest vacuum of labour are farming, car manufacturing & FMCG. Popular for advocating its regionalism vociferously, the government will allow five-year work permits extendible to an indefinite period, for efficient workers.