Tag Archives: Labor

11Oct/20

Competentia announces acquisition of Dare, significantly expanding footprint in the Asia Pacific region

Competentia, the global recruiting and workforce management specialist, today announced the acquisition of Dare, a leading professional recruitment and contract staffing agency with a 30 year history, expanding the company’s footprint in the Asia Pacific region. The acquisition sees Competentia add Singapore to its expanding list of global office locations. Read more

16Jun/20

Despite Multi-State Push To Reopen Economy, Americans Unconvinced It’s Safe To Return To Work

Only one in three Americans feel they have heard all that is required from their government and employers (32% and 33% respectively) in order to feel safe returning to work, according to the June edition of an international opinion survey tracker conducted by leading global strategic communications firm Kekst CNC.

The dynamics are similar among American workers specifically: 31% and 23% respectively feel they have not yet heard enough. What’s more, this sentiment is especially true among lower-earning Americans, of whom only 18% agree their employers have made them feel safe enough to return. Read more

04May/20

Salesforce Announces Work.com to Help Businesses and Communities Safely Reopen

Salesforce (NYSE: CRM), the global leader in CRM, today announced Work.com – new technology solutions and resources to help business and community leaders around the world reopen safely, re-skill employees and respond efficiently on the heels of the COVID-19 pandemic.Read more

22Mar/20

Essential Critical Infrastructure Workers During COVID-19 Response

Developed in collaboration with other federal agencies and the private sector, the Agency said its list of “Essential Critical Infrastructure Workers was designed to help State and local officials as they work to protect their communities, while ensuring continuity of functions critical to public health and safety, as well as economic and national security. Read more

08Dec/17

Tusk says EU to start transition talks with Britain

BRUSSELS, BELGIUM (DECEMBER 8, 2017) (EBS) – The chairman of European Union leaders, Donald Tusk, said on Friday (December 8) the bloc is ready to start negotiating a transition period with Britain after it leaves the EU, and it wanted more clarity from London on how it sees their new relationship after leaving., said on Friday (December 8) the bloc is ready to start negotiating a transition period with Britain after it leaves the EU, and it wanted more clarity from London on how it sees their new relationship after leaving. Continue reading

10Nov/17

Embattled Uber loses UK workers rights appeal

A British tribunal has upheld a lower body’s decision that Uber drivers are entitled to rights including minimum wage and vacation time. It’s yet another blow to the taxi service as it struggles to survive in its most important European market. Matthew Larotonda reports. Continue reading

29Sep/17

British Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn calls for tax on robots

Calls from the British Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn to publicly manage automation this week have led to speculation he is looking to tax robots, but how would that work?
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27Sep/17

Uber contractors demand workers’ rights in London ahead of tribunal

LONDON, ENGLAND, UNITED KINGDOM (SEPTEMBER 27, 2017) (REUTERS) – Uber contractors, “gig-economy” workers and trade unionists marched in London on Wednesday (September 27), calling for basic rights for workers as U.S. ride-hailing firm Uber faced a British employment appeal tribunal. Continue reading

05Sep/17

Companies must tell workers of email checks – ECHR

Companies must tell employees in advance if their work email accounts are being monitored, the European Court of Human Rights ruled on Tuesday in a landmark privacy case. David Pollard reports. Continue reading

13Aug/17

Google case shows the importance of diversity – business professor

The male Google engineer fired for circulating a memo decrying the company’s diversity hiring program became the center of a heated debate on diversity. Fred Katayama reports. Continue reading