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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”.
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 bodies.
“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!
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-driven car, Waymo.
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.
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.
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 Sun at 0.3%.
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”.
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.
After being associated with Apple over a 20-year period, Denise Young Smith, who was VP of Diversity and Inclusion has stepped down from the position. She was only 6 months into this leadership role. The company has lined up Christie Smith, a longstanding Deloitte loyalist as her replacement. Denise’ style of leadership had raised eye-brows with objectionable comments, in initial months of her VP tenure.
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.
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”.
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?
While new disruptions have been set in motion by the electric car manufacturer, it continues to face one lawsuit after another. Not in the distant past, a gay-employee filed a case accusing Tesla of firing him on discriminatory grounds. In yet another case, another employee is taking the company to court, as he faced prolonged harassment, subsequent to which he was fired for “poor performance”.
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.
Employers in New York will not be able to inquire about your past salary. The bill, which deems it unlawful was signed by the city’s mayor Bill de Blasio, a Democrat. This hiring shift according to many was long overdue, to cut the disparities in salaries between men and women. In 2015, women earned 79.6 cents against every dollar made by men.
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.
The soft drink manufacturer never fails to grab eye-ball especially when it comes to its commercials. A recent one which features a Saudi father teaching his daughter how to drive is in the news. While Coca-Cola wanted it to be a #Changehasataste movement, the ad-itself is getting mixed reviews with few applauding the effort while others labeling it a capitalist stunt.
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 e
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.