Employer abducted by employees for not paying salary

hrkatha | April 11, 2019

Seven employees of a private technology firm in Karnataka allegedly kidnapped their 23-year old employer, Sujay SK, and tortured him because he had not paid their salaries for a few months. Four of the kidnappers were arrested by the police. The start-up, which was launched in January had suffered monetary losses and had to be shut down in three months. Even though Sujay had assured the employees that he would pay them their salaries, he had failed to actually do so. His abductors released him only after he assured them that he would pay up. However, it is reported that after being released Sujay returned home, only to try and take his own life, following which he had to be hospitalised. He reportedly tried to consume rat poison and swallowed over two dozen tablets.

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The Transformation of Talent Management, the HR Exchange Network conducted a survey asking the HR community about current and emerging trends. HREN editor Mason Stevenson provided analysis of the results during the Chief Talent Officer Exchange in Orlando, Florida.  From his presentation, you'll learn how the HR community is pursuring the use of data, what companies are doing to pursue career pathing and succession planning strategies, and how those companies focus their rewards and recognition programs.


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HR ANALYTICS,HR STRATEGY

Reejig launches the Reejig Impact Fund at HR Technology Conference and Expo in Las Vegas

Reejig | September 19, 2022

Enterprise-grade workforce intelligence platform Reejig is proud to announce the launch of the Reejig Impact Fund at the HR Technology Conference and Expo in Las Vegas. The Impact Fund is designed to help underrepresented communities unlock career opportunities, growth, and potential. It will donate Reejig's workforce intelligence technology to veterans, skilled refugees and other underrepresented communities, with a goal to reskill, build new capabilities, and remove barriers to career opportunities for all. "Reejig's mission is to create a world with Zero Wasted Potential in business, people, and society. We're not just building technology; we're also creating recurring impact and change for the better. The Reejig Impact Fund is our way of giving back to society by removing barriers to career opportunities for all. When people have fair and equitable access to personally meaningful work no matter their background all of society can reap the benefits" -Siobhan Savage, CEO & Co-Founder of Reejig Reejig is calling on as many people as possible to join the pledge to unlock a world with Zero Wasted Potential. For each pledge, Reejig will gift its workforce intelligence technology to someone from an underrepresented community, giving them access to career opportunities that align to their skills, interests, and potential. The launch of The Impact Fund comes after a huge year of growth for Reejig. The team has grown by over 1000% and opened offices in APAC, NAMER, and the UK. It is rapidly adding to its global enterprise client portfolio with clients such as AWS, KPMG, Woolworths Group, John Holland, and Allianz. Reejig announced last week that it had secured an investment from Salesforce Ventures, adding to its world-class investor portfolio including Skip Capital, headed by Atlassian co-founder Scott Farquhar, Airtree Ventures, and Culture Amp's Didier Elzinga. Siobhan Savage will be speaking at the HR Technology Conference and Expo in Las Vegas, which runs from 13th – 16th September. Siobhan's session, Have you got your Zero Wasted Potential People Strategy? will focus on how HR leaders can create a winning people strategy in this volatile environment. Siobhan Savage, said of being at the conference, We are excited to connect with the world's top people leaders in Vegas this week at HR Tech. We're challenging leaders to approach their people strategy with the same rigor that they would do their supply chain or finances. This starts with knowing who your people are, what skills they have and how you are utilizing them. We created Reejig to give organizations true visibility of their people and their potential, at scale, so they can optimize their workforces and create meaningful careers for everyone involved. About Reejig: Reejig is a leading workforce intelligence platform that enables global organizations to find, retain, and upskill talent at scale. Powered by the world's first independently-audited, ethical AI, Reejig acts as your central nervous system for all talent decisions, enabling zero wasted potential.

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DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION

O’Reilly Awarded for “Best Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Strategy” by Brandon Hall Group

O’Reilly | September 07, 2022

O’Reilly, the premier source for insight-driven learning on technology and business, today announced that it has been awarded a silver medal for excellence in the “Best Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Strategy” category by Brandon Hall Group’s 2022 Human Capital Management Awards program. O’Reilly was recognized for its efforts to elevate the voices of minorities including women in the technology industry on its learning platform, increasing the number of diverse hires within its workforce, and providing historically marginalized communities with opportunities to build technological skills. To foster better representation in the technology industry, O’Reilly established a corporate goal to increase the number of experts on its platform who identify as members of an underrepresented community from 30% to 40% in 2021 a full 10 percentage points higher. Today, O’Reilly has achieved nearly 50% representation in its mix of instructors, authors, and speakers. Furthermore, 62% of its Superstream Series speakers in H1 came from diverse backgrounds. Furthering its broader set of goals to create opportunities inclusive of all genders, races, ethnicities, religious views, sexual orientations, ages, and abilities, O’Reilly also reignited its Diversity & Inclusion Scholarship Program. Originally created to grant deserving talent from marginalized communities admission to its in-person events, the closure of O’Reilly’s conference business led the company to rethink how it could provide underrepresented technical talent with access to its community of experts. In 2021, O’Reilly revamped its scholarship program to award 500 people from underrepresented groups free subscriptions to its online curriculum for one year, including access to unlimited live online training courses and live virtual events such as O’Reilly’s popular Superstream Series. These users just completed their yearlong memberships, during which they consumed more than 480,000 units of content across nearly 5,000 unique resources on the O’Reilly platform. “Part of the challenge of improving diversity across the industry is showing diverse groups that there is a place for them within the technology community, Instead of waiting for these skilled individuals to find us, we’ve created initiatives at O’Reilly that aim to seek out talent from these underrepresented groups and provide them with a platform which supports them in sharing their valuable technical expertise and developing the skills needed to break through barriers within the field. While we’ve worked hard to bring balanced representation to the industry, we recognize that there’s still much more to do and are continually raising our goals to increase diversity both within the platform and within our workforce.” -Laura Baldwin, president at O’Reilly Beyond developing initiatives to improve representation within its platform, O’Reilly also set aggressive hiring goals to build a more diverse organization. In 2021, O’Reilly aspired to bring in 40% of its new hires from underrepresented groups. The company surpassed this goal and achieved 51% representation from underrepresented communities, with women making up 44% of its workforce well above the U.S. tech industry average of 28.8%. In 2022, O’Reilly increased its hiring goals by 20%, targeting 43% of new hires to come from diverse backgrounds. So far this year, 72% of new hires identify as members of underrepresented groups. Excellence Award winners distinguish themselves through their growing understanding that all the functions of HCM are integrated and must work together to move businesses forward, It is a pleasure to see more organizations collaborating across functions and getting more sophisticated and accomplished at delivering measurable benefit through ground-breaking HCM practices. For example, it was inspiring to see how diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives are increasingly embedded into people and business strategies and cultures. We saw more alignment between HCM and business objectives than ever before,said Brandon Hall Group Chief Operating Officer Rachel Cooke, leader of the HCM Excellence Awards program. O’Reilly is actively hiring for a number of open positions, including roles within its customer success, data science, engineering, product management, marketing, and operations teams. About O’Reilly For over 40 years, O’Reilly has provided technology and business training, knowledge, and insight to help companies succeed. Our unique network of experts and innovators share their knowledge and expertise through the company’s SaaS-based training and learning platform. O’Reilly delivers highly topical and comprehensive technology and business learning solutions to millions of users across enterprise, consumer, and university channels. For more information, visit www.oreilly.com. About Brandon Hall Group Brandon Hall Group operates the largest and longest running awards program in Human Capital Management. As an independent HCM research and analyst firm they conduct studies in Learning and Development, Talent Management, Leadership Development, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, Talent Acquisition and HR/Workforce Management. These benchmark studies help organizations by providing strategic insights for executives and practitioners responsible for growth and business results. Coupling the research studies with the best practice from the awards, Brandon Hall Group has helped more than 10,000 clients globally and more than 28 years of delivering world-class research and advisory. At the core of our offerings is a membership program that combines research, benchmarking and unlimited access to data and analysts. Membership enables executives and practitioners to make the right decisions about people, processes, and systems, coalesced with analyst advisory services which aim to put the research into action in a way that is practical and efficient. Brandon Hall Group has also launched professional certifications for business and human capital management professionals to upskill themselves and gain credentials for career advancement.

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TALENT MANAGEMENT

BairesDev Giveback Program Provides Access to Tech Training and Resources to More Than 1,500 Talented People

BairesDev | August 09, 2022

BairesDev, a leading technology solutions company, announced the conclusion of the latest edition of its Giveback Program, focused on promoting diversity and inclusion in the technology industry by investing in the tech talent of tomorrow. In this opportunity, BairesDev partnered with its clients to make 224 donations to 29 different NPOs, 60% more compared to the previous edition. Twice a year, the company selects a list of NPOs that share its vision of building a more inclusive tech industry and teams up with clients to allow them to choose causes for BairesDev to donate funds. In this edition, BairesDev donated funds to Womxn in Power, EveryoneOn, NPower, Close the Gap, and LaunchCode, among other NPOs, which focus on closing the digital breach faced by many talented people around the world. Beneficiaries highlighted the relevance of these programs in supporting underrepresented communities and addressing unequal access to opportunities in the tech industry. With BairesDev donations, more than 1,500 talented people from diverse backgrounds will have access to industry certifications, computers, digital training, among others. "We at BairesDev know firsthand the importance of a diverse and inclusive tech industry and are committed to providing equal opportunities for talented people, wherever they may be, It's inspiring to partner with so many of our clients who are committed to helping close the digital gap facing underrepresented communities." -Nacho De Marco, CEO and co-founder of BairesDev BairesDev donations have provided enough to underwrite industry certification testing for all of the women in the next Silicon Valley training cohort. This will give roughly 40 women the industry-recognized certification essential to landing their first job in tech, Said NPower Inc. Thanks to BairesDev, Close the Gap can fully equip a computer lab in Africa with 30 computers and offer training to local personnel of a school that is in need of ICT devices. The hardware will be installed in a dedicated computer room where on average 20 individual students will make use of each computer. Thanks to your contributions, 600 students who would otherwise be excluded from digital education will now gain digital literacy, said Close the Gap. The BairesDev Giveback Program, formerly called B-Grants, recently won a Stevie® Award for Corporate Responsibility Program of the Year. Through the program, the organization shows its commitment to helping create opportunities for the tech talent of tomorrow. The next edition of the program will be launched before the end of 2022. About BairesDev BairesDev is a leading nearshore technology solutions company that architects and engineers scalable and high-performing software solutions to meet all kinds of business challenges. Using its deep tech expertise and cross-industry experience, BairesDev evolves digital transformation into digital acceleration. The ultimate goal is to create lasting value throughout the entire digital transformation journey. With 5,000+ seasoned engineers in 36 countries, BairesDev provides time zone aligned services to empower Fortune 500 companies and leading brands. Working for clients like Google, Rolls-Royce, Johnson & Johnson, Pinterest, and ViacomCBS, the company has been reimagining the tech landscape for over a decade.

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TALENT MANAGEMENT,EMPLOYEE BENEFITS

WorkFaith Launches WorkFaith Now

WorkFaith | August 03, 2022

WorkFaith announced WorkFaith Now, a new online learning platform for job seekers and employees. WorkFaith Now offers self-paced job readiness and career development courses at no cost to both individuals looking for work and staffing agencies who want to upskill their clients. "WorkFaith Now is a transformative digital platform that gives 24/7 access to faith-based training and coaching opportunities. No longer is time or transportation a barrier for those who need immediate access to critical job resources, When you access WorkFaith Now, you can expect to receive essential job training skills that have helped thousands of individuals obtain employment over the years. WorkFaith is an industry leader in workforce development, and has a vetted process that caters to individuals looking for long-term employment." -Nick Hardy, Chief Program Officer at WorkFaith Features of WorkFaith Now include: 24/7 access from a smart device Engaging on-demand content No cost to the user WorkFaith Now will be available starting August 1. About WorkFaith: WorkFaith is a organization that provides faith-based training and coaching for anyone who desires long-term employment. WorkFaith has helped thousands of people find work and achieve long-term success for over 16 years.

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The Transformation of Talent Management, the HR Exchange Network conducted a survey asking the HR community about current and emerging trends. HREN editor Mason Stevenson provided analysis of the results during the Chief Talent Officer Exchange in Orlando, Florida.  From his presentation, you'll learn how the HR community is pursuring the use of data, what companies are doing to pursue career pathing and succession planning strategies, and how those companies focus their rewards and recognition programs.

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