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Development & Evaluation, Engagement

Tech Layoffs May Offer Opportunities for Other Employers

February 23, 2024

Via: HR Hero

In recent months, the tech industry has faced a significant upheaval, marked by a series of high-profile layoffs from leading companies such as Microsoft, Salesforce, and Amazon. These layoffs, affecting thousands of skilled professionals, have not only unsettled the tech […]


Development & Evaluation, Employee development

Arrogant know-it-alls: A talent consultant discusses the ‘dark side’ of company culture

October 3, 2023

Via: HR Dive

Once an organization becomes successful, the good times should roll in. But that’s not always the case, as once-stable brands like Sears, Kodak and Blockbuster can attest. Such success can also harden a company into stasis and conformity, to the […]


News

Amazon settles lawsuit alleging COBRA notices were threatening

July 12, 2023

Via: HR Dive

COBRA allows workers to continue to receive health benefits for a limited time after experiencing a qualifying event at their company, such as voluntary or involuntary job loss, reduction in the hours, job transition, death, divorce and other life events. […]


News

Amazon offers term-time contracts

May 30, 2023

Via: Personnel Today

The contracts guarantee six weeks’ leave in the summer, and two weeks off at both Easter and Christmas, without affecting other benefits they receive, including private medical insurance and life assurance. Amazon piloted the contracts at three sites following employee […]


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Amazon Slack Fight Illustrates Divisiveness of Return-to-Work Question

April 12, 2023

Via: HR Hero

We hear a lot about the tug of war between organizations and employees when it comes to the future of widespread remote work in the post-COVID world. But that narrative hides the fact that employees themselves aren’t a monolith when […]


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Amazon beats employee work-from-home lawsuit

March 8, 2023

Via: HRD

Amazon has successfully defended itself against a lawsuit brought by a group of its employees who sought reimbursement for internet expenses incurred while working from home during the pandemic. The proposed class-action lawsuit, which was filed by a California-based engineer […]


Development & Evaluation, Engagement

Walmart’s Embrace of Greater Automation Contributes to Employee Layoffs

November 14, 2022

Via: HR Hero

Two of the biggest companies in the world dominate what have traditionally been very different segments of the retail market. Walmart is the archetypal big box retailer with thousands of stores covering tens of thousands or even hundreds of thousands […]


News

Get Ready for Union Organizing on Steroids

May 24, 2022

Via: HR Hero

Against the backdrop of a new presidential administration, an evolving workforce, and a changing economy brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic, the landscape for union organizing has radically changed over the past two years. While the nation’s attention is currently […]


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Amazon’s unpaid time off practices violate USERRA, class-action suit claims

May 17, 2022

Via: HR Dive

USERRA establishes certain rights and benefits for employees in civilian jobs who serve, have served or will serve in the U.S. armed forces, National Guard or Reserves, according to the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) regulations. Generally, the statute prohibits […]


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OSHA identifies risk factors in tornado-hit Amazon warehouse

April 29, 2022

Via: HRD America

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has issued a hazard alert letter to Amazon for the Dec. 10, 2021 incident that left six workers dead. On that day, the workers were killed when a series […]


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Amazon tops tech rivals for employee career growth, LinkedIn says

April 11, 2022

Via: HR Dive

Nearly halfway through a six-year training investment commitment announced in 2019, Amazon’s external communications have been increasingly devoted to Career Choice. This year, the company announced a partnership with 140 national and local academic institutions and expanded training in areas […]


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Amazon’s Essential Worker Challenges

November 12, 2021

Via: HR Hero

Amazon is a massive organization. The online retailer is the largest internet company in the world, by revenue, and one of the world’s most valuable companies. With nearly one million U.S. workers, it’s also the second largest private employer in […]


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Amazon to investigate allegations of harassment and discrimination in its AWS unit

July 23, 2021

Via: The Verge

Amazon will investigate allegations of discrimination and harassment within its Amazon Web Services (AWS) unit, following an employee petition that criticized AWS’s culture, The Washington Post reported. More than 550 Amazon workers signed the petition, which calls out AWS for […]


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Amazon retaliated against climate organizers, labor board finds

April 5, 2021

Via: The Verge

The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has determined that Amazon retaliated against two activist employees when it fired them in April of last year, as first reported by The New York Times. The determination is part of the board’s ongoing […]


Research, Software

Why You Should Pay Employees for Temperature Checks

April 9, 2020

Via: Evil HR Lady

When the question first arises, do you have to pay your employees for the time it takes to take their temperature, my HR brain kicks in and screams, “you can’t take their temperature at all! It’s an illegal medical exam!” […]


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Amazon’s poor treatment of workers is catching up to it during the coronavirus crisis

April 1, 2020

Via: The Verge

It’s been clear for weeks that Amazon faces an unprecedented challenge in coping with the fallout from COVID-19. With tens of millions of Americans now dependent on online delivery for their food, medicine, and other essential items, the nation’s No. […]


Development & Evaluation, Employee development

What HR Can Learn from Amazon’s Massive Training Initiative

December 13, 2019

Via: HR Hero

Historically low unemployment rates have proven to be a challenge for businesses on multiple, related fronts. For one, low unemployment simply means there are fewer people out there actively looking for jobs, making recruitment difficult. On top of that, even […]


News

Amazon dodged workplace safety regulators for years, investigation shows

November 26, 2019

Via: The Verge

A new investigation has claimed that Amazon attempted to dodge workplace safety regulators for years up until 2015. The investigation, which lead to a joint report published in The Atlantic and Reveal from the Center for Investigative Reporting is well […]


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Amazon to fill 30K positions at 6 career day events across US

September 11, 2019

Via: HR Dive

Amazon has been cited by some as being a leader in funding hourly employees’ training and development.​ Frank Britt, CEO of online learning provider Penn Foster, previously told HR Dive that Amazon’s skills training of employees in its retail store, […]


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7 Lawsuits Claim Amazon Fires Pregnant Women

May 9, 2019

Via: Evil HR Lady

Amazon is all about the money. They fully admit to firing people based on a computer algorithm. They also are a huge company, with over 600,000 employees. With that many employees, you’ll end up with a lot of pregnant women–each […]