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Google’s New Diversity Chief Criticizes Employee’s Memo

August 6, 2017 |

Google’s new diversity chief criticized the contents of an employee’s memo that went viral inside the company for suggesting Google has fewer female engineers because men are better suited for the job.
WSJ.com: US Business

Company Is Implanting Chips in Employees’ Hands

July 25, 2017 |

In a move that seems straight out of a sci-fi novel, a Wisconsin tech company is offering to implant tiny smart chips into the hands of its employees. The rice-sized microchips will take care of menial tasks with the wave of a hand at the micro market company Three Square…
Newser

CEO Has ‘Perfect’ Response to Employee’s Mental Health Day

July 12, 2017 |

The internet is singing the praises of the CEO of Olark Live Chat for his response to an employee’s “mental health day.” Madalyn Parker, a web developer for the company, shared on Twitter on June 30 her email to her colleagues about taking two days off for her mental health—…
Newser

L.A.’s Capital Group accused of bilking employees — by pushing its own mutual funds

June 22, 2017 |

Los Angeles finance giant Capital Group manages dozens of mutual funds, all of them run by human beings who pick individual stocks and bonds to buy or sell.

And the vast majority of the assets of the company’s employee retirement savings plan is invested in those same funds.

Now, a former Capital…


L.A. Times – Business

Uber Fires 20 Employees Amid Law Firm’s Misconduct Probe

June 6, 2017 |

Uber has fired more than 20 employees after a law firm investigated complaints of sexual harassment, bullying, discrimination, and other violations of company policies, the AP reports. An Uber spokesperson says the firm Perkins Coie was hired after former engineer Susan Fowler posted a blog in February about sex harassment…
Newser

This billionaire once thanked two of his employees with $1-million checks

June 4, 2017 |

At age 5, Don Friese’s parents sent him to an orphanage. At 21, he left the Army with $ 125 to his name. At 75, he sold his company for $ 1.3 billion.
L.A. Times – Business

Wal-Mart employees will now deliver your online orders on their way home from work

June 2, 2017 |

In its latest effort to compete with online giant Amazon, Wal-Mart is testing a delivery service using its own store employees, who will deliver packages ordered online while driving home from their regular work shifts.

The “associate delivery” program would use Wal-Mart’s 4,700 U.S. stores and…


L.A. Times – Business

Uber Winds Up Harassment Probe, Leaving Employees on Edge

May 30, 2017 |

Uber Technologies expects to conclude a report soon on claims of sexual harassment and sexism that it hopes will close a damaging chapter in its history. But it also could bring even greater scrutiny for the troubled ride-hailing company.
WSJ.com: US Business

Dirty rooms and unfriendly employees are the biggest turnoffs for hotel guests

May 29, 2017 |

An unreliable wireless Internet connection can be frustrating for hotel guests, but a filthy room is the biggest peeve among travelers.

Second only to dirty rooms among the most hated hotel experiences are unfriendly employees, according to a survey of more than 1,000 hotel guests by Qualtrics,…


L.A. Times – Business