Josh Eidelson, Bloomberg Published 10:13 am PST, Wednesday, December 12, 2018 Amazon. Amazon. Photo: Bloomberg Photo By Bess Adler. Photo: Bloomberg Photo By Bess Adler. Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 Amazon. Amazon. Photo: Bloomberg Photo By Bess Adler. Employees at Amazon's new NYC warehouse launch union push 1 / 1 Back to Gallery A committee of employees at Amazon's recently opened Staten Island fulfillment center is going public with a unionization campaign, a fresh challenge to the e-commerce giant in a city where it plans to build a major new campus. Labor unrest is the latest complication in Amazon's plan to invest $2.5 billion and hire 25,000 people in the city … [Read more...] about Employees at Amazon’s new NYC warehouse launch union push
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PUBLISHED: 08:26 20 November 2018 | UPDATED: 08:26 20 November 2018 Craig Southworth with his son Robson who is now nine months old. Picture: Craig Southworth Craig Southworth A father has applauded his company’s policy of giving new parents – regardless of gender – six months leave when welcoming a child. Craig Southworth, an IT manager at Aviva in Norwich, is one of the 300 new dads employed by the insurance firm to have taken the fully-paid half-year leave since the scheme launched a year ago.The company, which has a major base on Norwich’s Surrey Street, now gives parents irrespective of gender, sexual orientation or how they became a parent (birth, adoption or surrogacy) the option to have up to 12 paid months off. In total, 700 workers have made use of the scheme.Mr Southworth said that he was able to enjoy more “firsts” when his second son Robson was born.He said: “We adopted my older son four years ago, and I only had two weeks … [Read more...] about Aviva employees welcome six months paid leave for parents
“I hate digital transformation!” We were an hour into the brainstorm, and a senior executive was sputtering with fury. His level of emotion was shocking, but re-grouping afterward, we had to sheepishly admit we understood where he was coming from. The dirty secret of the digital journey? It’s leaving a lot of folks behind. Few people make their feelings known as starkly as that executive did. Instead, they speak quietly but forcefully with their actions. They respond languidly to requests. They ignore collaborative outreach. They step away from digital activities. Any one of these behaviors may seem benign in isolation. But in aggregate – across large numbers of employees across large numbers of organizations – they may be the driving force behind the estimated 84 percent of digital transformations that fail. Who is getting left behind on the digital journey? So who is getting left behind on the digital journey? And more … [Read more...] about 3 kinds of employees who hurt transformation momentum
Rebecca Santana, Associated Press Updated 6:43 am PST, Sunday, November 4, 2018 In this Aug. 23, 2018, photo hostess Mia Kalo mans the front door at Alon Shaya's restaurant Saba in New Orleans. Shaya, an award-winning New Orleans chef, used to head three restaurants that were part of the Besh Restaurant Group. But about a year ago allegations of sexual misconduct at several of the restaurants contributed to an acrimonious split. Now Shaya has started a new restaurant venture, Pomegranate Hospitality, with his wife which includes restaurants in New Orleans and Denver. less In this Aug. 23, 2018, photo hostess Mia Kalo mans the front door at Alon Shaya's restaurant Saba in New Orleans. Shaya, an award-winning New Orleans chef, used to head three restaurants that were part of the ... more Photo: Gerald Herbert, AP In this Aug. 23, 2018, photo Alon Shaya speaks during an interview with the Associated Press at … [Read more...] about New Orleans restaurateur aims for inclusivity in new venture
What you, as employer, make happen during the interviewing process and subsequent onboarding, can make the difference between a winning hire and a losing one. Brian Baumgart Published 10:30 am PDT, Monday, October 29, 2018 Photo: Fizkes | Getty Images Photo: Fizkes | Getty Images Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 Photo: Fizkes | Getty Images You Can't Afford to Fire Employees. Here's How to Not Have To. 1 / 1 Back to Gallery When LeBron James opted out of his contract with the Cavaliers early to join the Lakers, he didn’t come alone. To the surprise of many, he convinced long-time rival Lance Stephenson to leave the Pacers and join him. The Lakers’ roster is still changing thanks to James's … [Read more...] about You Can’t Afford to Fire Employees. Here’s How to Not Have To.