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While the Indian hospitality giant has been pioneering its way in the industry since 1903, it now plans to up the benchmarks in employee equality. With policies like paid-maternity-leaves and crèche facilities hitting the right note among women, the hotel will now begin to reimburse fertility expenses. Taj’s parent company, IHCL, is also planning to introduce unbiased programs for meritocracy to prevail at the workplace.
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A bold leadership, a comprehensive action, and an empowering environment. While such keywords would churn you blogs aplenty on a single Google search, effectuating their presence at the workplace would guarantee happier employers. Almost. This as per an Accenture report which surveyed 22,000 working men & women. The same shall be on the agenda of Accenture’s soon to be held IWD Event.
In his role as the manufacturing company’s Chief elite, he shall be succeeding Inge Thulin. The latter shall continue to contribute in the capacity of an executive chairman of the board. Roman spent the last 30 years forging a career at 3M the major highlight of which includes him handling the role of the COO & Executive - VP.
While her finesse in the Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, left people speechless, it was her speech itself that has handed Google its’ latest buzzword, Inclusion Rider. Many have lauded the effort to bring diversity to the fore of recruitment, regardless of the industry. Since she spoke of it, the search for the keyword has risen 5000%, automatically spreading awareness.
Amidst all the speculations & headlines surrounding the cryptocurrency sphere, we tend to forget the very medium that facilitates their buying and selling. The exchanges. Following a slew of currency launches and their sky-rocketing publicity, Coinbase, Kraken & Circle are gearing to double their numbers. New roles shall contribute in averting system outages, a cause that left many exchanges with the blushes in 2017.
Autonomous weapons firing on their own controllers, terrorists impersonating innocent people & driverless cars being tampered with. Perils of such nature await us human as nations vie to deep-dive into AI, claims a recent report by Cambridge University. To counter such threats, higher measures of cyber-security, AI-regulations and mitigating probabilities of disaster-prone scenarios is required, stated the same report.
Cheryl Martin, the in-question employee of Magic Leap has been named in a complaint, accusing her of screening hiring rounds leading to misappropriations worth $1 million. Both Martin & the Hampton Group, the recruiting firm she supposedly colluded with, have refused to comment on the matter. Magic Leap was recently in the news for raising their Series D round worth $502 million.
It did, as per ex-employee Loretta Lee who has officially filed a lawsuit against Google on the same grounds. Lee, who was fired in 2016 for ‘poor-performance’, accredits the tag to her refusal to budge. She could draw inspiration from the fact that she’s not alone, however. Just last month, Tim Chevalier, another ex-employee, filed a case alleging the company of wrongful termination, discrimination & harassment.
Mark Cuban, the proprietor of the Dallas Mavericks, recently denied allegations that the workplace at the professional basketball team was hostile towards women. This followed after Sports Illustrated published reports of a work environment severely hostile towards women staff, going far enough to describe a workplace rife with misogyny and sexually predatory practices. Mark Cuban, a billionaire who is also very popular for his role in reality TV show Shark Tank. Cuban says he is on a cleanup campaign at the Dallas Mavs workplace and has begun terminating staff with immediate effect.
The food-chain giant is forced to temporarily halt operations across 550 locations in the UK due to a shortage of chicken-supply. The root cause has been cited with KFC’s new delivery partner DHL which in-turn states “operational issues” as being the bottleneck. Presently functional KFC units have decided to offer revised, cut-shorted menus along with reduced open-hours.
Having luncheon for too long, procrastinating work in the morning or leaving from work unusually-early might turn hazardous for workers. As per a BBC story, Australian public employees are being signalled by the authorities to report such defaulters “anonymously”. The headlines have caused an obvious negative sentiment on part of the employees who feel they do enough to instil employer-trust.
The new feature from the professional network will allow both, the recruiters and potential-hires to view each other’s future commitments on the calendar. The process shall thus conveniently facilitate an interview to be scheduled as per the availability. Peter Rigano, LinkedIn’s Senior Product Manager was quoted as saying, “‘Scheduler’ is just the latest way that we’re working to make recruiters more productive, powerful, and personal”
The companies that regularly feature as the best places to work have made public their plans for workforce expansion in 2018. Companies such as FedEx, Comcast, Deloitte & Accenture are few of the many who look to increase their manpower more than 6% on average.
So appears to be the case as about 20 US-states weigh their options to legally ban employers from examining an employees’ last salary during the interview. Critics suggest that this toxic-mentality at the workplace has only added to the gender-pay-gap woes of women who start their careers with a lower salary. States like New York, California, Puerto Rico & Massachusetts already have such jurisdictions at the place.
Lindsay-Rae McIntyre, who was scheduled to join Microsoft as the company’s new Chief Diversity Officer, might have to delay her plans. IBM, her last employer, is suing her on accounts of breaching a non-competitive agreement. Ms. McIntyre who had access to confidential records at IBM has been temporarily barred from joining Microsoft by the presiding judge.
Drowsy driving is the cause of approximately 6,000 crashes annually in the US. Having dominated the roads for long, Uber now looks to quell this danger by mandating a six-hour break, for the most frequent of its drivers. The GPS settings of the app shall automatically be turned-off as the driver reaches the threshold of a 12-hour use.
The latest agreement grants consultation and negotiating rights to a union called Unite. 650 members of the cabin crew, based out of the airline’s UK basis, would gain representation via the aforementioned union in matters of compensation, work-hours & holidays. Ryanair has been putting its foot on the peddle to increasingly emerge as an employee-centric-brand, one might add, “to good e
The likes of Google and Uber are taking notice of Apple’s latest recruits who previously worked at Tesla and NASA. Why? Having obtained the permit to test self-driving vehicles, the tech corporation is likely to go all in for its automation-inspired, Project Titan. With secrecy shrouding the topic since the beginning, the company’s actions make intentions clear - to catch market players, having already lost th
Nest, the hardware company that was aggressively acquired in 2014 for $3.2 Billion, shall now be fully immersed within the infrastructure of Google. The latter, which erstwhile left Nest to function as an independent entity is now underway in getting its engineers on board. Contrary to modern M&I beliefs, Alphabet shall not be leaving Nest employees in the open to dry.