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(5780) Supermarkets face £billions in compensation for "pay discrimination" - YouTube
pay segregation gender bias // much ethics and moral values. Gesellschaft. nothing which capital knows about. // main question: equal pay for equal work - shopfloor vs warehouse - comparable? // gendered roles eg care health care nursing
gender  pay  gap  equality  gender-based  discrimination  value  Feminism  feminist  sexism  Sexismus  part-time  ethics  morality  Philosophy  Sociology  fairness  Capitalism  Kapital  profit  maximisation  HR  human  resources  policy  transparency  BBC  Gesellschaft  Zivilgesellschaft  UK  Economics  history 
february 2018 by asterisk2a
The Coalition for Racial Equality and Rights says Police Scotland suffers from “institutional racism” | HeraldScotland
The force has been attacked over the recruitment and retention levels of staff from black and minority ethnic (BME) communities.
UK  BAME  discrimination  governance  Whistleblower  HR  human  resources  Police  recruitment  inequality  social  mobility  hiring 
october 2017 by asterisk2a
Badly-behaved surgeons are ​putting patients' lives in danger ​due to 'culture of bullying', report finds
The Sunday Telegraph says trainee surgeons have complained that an endemic culture of bullying among senior colleagues is putting patients' lives at risk.
The paper says some surgeons have reported being assaulted during operations for raising safety concerns, and an atmosphere of fear is said to be leading to failures in concentration that directly harm patients.
NHS  Austerity  chronic  staff  shortage  burnout  stress  Whistleblower  bullying  patient  safety  STP  CEP  rationing  waiting  times  treatment  delay  Culture  HR  human  resources  recruitment  hiring  training  CQC  excess  deaths  sick  population  healthcare  demand  sickcare  complex  diseases  governance  accountability 
october 2017 by asterisk2a
Medical students offered £16,000 if they bond themselves to NHS in Scotland | Scotland | The Times & The Sunday Times
[Golden Hello] Grants worth thousands of pounds are being offered to medical students if they agree to work in the Scottish health service after they qualify. [ a golden hello was offered is on offer for new GP's, in Grampian, no new GP signed up even w the Golden Hello ]
NHS  Scotland  England  staff  shortage  locum  GP  HR  Golden  Hello 
august 2017 by asterisk2a
Record number of EU citizens quit working in NHS last year | Politics | The Guardian
[ on paper, 2nd class citizen ] The figures, compiled by NHS Digital, prompted medical leaders to call for more reassurances to European workers about their future in the UK. A total of 17,197 EU staff, including nurses and doctors, left their posts in 2016, compared with 13,321 in 2015 and 11,222 for 11 months in 2014.

Even though EU staff numbers rose across the period analysed, experts fear the number of people leaving is the more significant trend.
NHS  EEA  Brexit  immigration  adult  social  care  bedblocking  bed  blocking  STP  Austerity  Jeremy  Hunt  Simon  Stevens  HR  discrimination  Visa  FoM  Freedom  of  Movement  European  Union  demographic  bubble  chronic  sick  population  ageing 
march 2017 by asterisk2a
Bullying of desperate 999 call handlers 'led to suicide attempts’ at scandal-hit ambulance service
“endemic culture of bullying” at a scandal-hit ambulance service intent on hitting targets, leaked reports state.

The reports describe a “culture of fear” in an NHS trust which saw employees subjected to repeated abuse and harassment.

In the documents, the then head of the trust is accused of sleeping with young female staff and running a “boys’ club” which protected staff who fiddled figures, and “trashed” the reputations of whistleblowers.
NHS  Whistleblower  Culture  bullying  Austerity  STP  rationing  HR 
february 2017 by asterisk2a
Reduce £775m bill for temporary Whitehall staff, MPs say
[asking an Apple to be a Pear and then a Banana] But a Cabinet Office spokesman said: "This government is scrutinising spend like never before. We've stamped out excessive spending on consultants and put in place stringent spending controls. The total spend on consultants is still less than half of that in 2009-10."
He said the department was "actively building" skills but sometimes needed specialist expertise quickly on complex projects.
"But we only do this when the key skills are not readily available within the Civil Service and where it delivers better value for taxpayers," he added. //&! Whitehall consultants on £1,000-£2,000 per day - bbc.in/1vi8c0B
austerity  Whitehall  Westminster  UK  HR  human  resources  locum  staff  temporary  staff  temp  staff  consultants  consulting  Consultant  George  Osborne  Tories  nasty  party  Conservative  budget2016 
april 2016 by asterisk2a
Glad to be gay in Scotland
[ _BUT_ STILL A LONG WAY TO GO ] It's the only country in the world where most party leaders identify as LGBT. Val McDermid, the award-winning author of 27 crime novels, gives her thoughts to Ritula Shah on what it's like to be gay in Scotland.
LGBTQIASP  Scotland  NHS  Scotland  discrimination  social  discrimination  LGBT  health  inequality  HR  human  resources 
april 2016 by asterisk2a
High rates of psychiatric diagnoses are found in young transgender women
[via redd.it/4f3ziu ] Transgender women have a high prevalence of major depressive disorder, generalised anxiety disorder, suicidality, post-traumatic stress disorder, and substance dependence, research published in JAMA Paediatrics has found.1

The study of 298 sexually active transgender women aged 16 to 29 years found that 41% had one or more mental health or substance dependence diagnoses, and nearly one in five had two or more psychiatric
Transgender  health  inequality  NHS  NHS  Grampian  NHS  Scotland  NHS  England  austerity  complexity  mental  health  well  being  discrimination  social  discrimination  HR  human  resources  LGBTQIASP 
april 2016 by asterisk2a
Does anyone else find that job interviews derail if you are not 'passable' have to explain you're transgender?
//&! Results reveal that the women with the LGBT indicator on their résumés were discriminated against compared with the other women, receiving about 30 percent fewer callbacks. (srd.sagepub.com) - https://redd.it/4b84ec
HR  human  resources  Transgender  discrimination  poverty  trap  structural  unemployment  social  discrimination  health  inequality  NHS  NHS  Grampian 
april 2016 by asterisk2a
Disabled access: 'Taxis avoid wheelchair users'
bbc.in/1Rpxx0O //&! Disabled people 'only an afterthought', Lords report says - bbc.in/1pzHVcW //&! bbc.in/1q3xYFh - Baroness Campbell : 'I thought I would get civil rights' - Disabled people are being failed by the government, according to a House of Lords report.
It found they are being let down in all areas of life after it examined how effective the Equality Act has been since its inception in 2010.
According to the report, a lack of enforcement means public transport, hotels, restaurants and places like football stadiums are often still inaccessible.
Baroness Jane Campbell is one of the authors of the report. She says nothing has changed since the Disability Discrimination Act of 1995. //!& Disability Discrimination Act. But two decades on, campaigners say full equality is still a long way off. - bbc.in/1Mnt39R
Disabled  discrimination  Equality  Act  2010  HR 
march 2016 by asterisk2a
JJ Abrams' Bad Robot introduces diversity quota | Film | The Guardian
“We’ve been working to improve our internal hiring practices for a while, but the Oscars controversy was a wake-up call to examine our role in expanding opportunities internally at Bad Robot and externally with our content and partners,” said Abrams. “We’re working to find a rich pool of representative, kick-ass talent and give them the opportunity they deserve and we can all benefit from. It’s good for audiences and it’s good for the bottom line.” Bad Robot will reportedly work with its agency partner CAA and studios Warner Bros and Paramount to ensure women and minorities are submitted for writing, directing and acting jobs for the company in direct proportion to their representation among the US population.
HR  human  resources  diversity  Hollywood  Entertainment  Industry  Television  Music  Industry 
march 2016 by asterisk2a
Surfer 'not pretty enough to sponsor' - BBC News
Despite being the best female surfer in Brazil, Silvana Lima was refused sponsorship deals because she wasn't considered sufficiently good-looking.
business  of  sport  Women  in  objectification  Sexual  objectification  gender  policing  gender  politics  gender  pay  gap  HR  human  resources  hiring  Entertainment  sexism  everyday  sexism  sexismus 
february 2016 by asterisk2a
Employers advertising for jobs using sex based descriptions could be prosecuted | Daily Mail Online
Businesses warned not to hire someone based on sex, age or nationality Asking for a Polish builder or a 'barmaid' could land employers in hot water Warning comes after latest guidelines were issued on the Equality Act Advertising for 'mature' candidate or 'recent graduate' could breach rules [...] It further warns that adverts that imply a particular age group, such as those that might call for someone who is 'mature' or a 'recent graduate', would breach the regulations. Other examples of adverts that may break the law would be those who call for particular strengths, such as being tall, as this could be discriminatory against women. The EHRC is a public body was set up following the establishment of the Equality Act in 2006, and is responsible for the promotion and enforcement of non-discrimination in England, Scotland and Wales.
Equality  Act  2010  HR  human  resources  hiring  discrimination  ethnic  discrimination  gender  discrimination  racial  discrimination  prejudice  bias  judgement  CV  Resume  gender-based  discrimination  gender  gap  gender  pay  gap  gender  bias  Ageism  everyday  sexism  objectification 
february 2016 by asterisk2a
What’s so bad about mandatory workplace socializing? - Quartz
For working parents and people with limited disposable income, the cost of mandatory socializing can be prohibitive. There’s ample evidence that companies with strong cultures are more productive. But when hiring managers appraise job candidates for cultural fit, they don’t actually look for people who align with organizational values. Instead, they select the people who are most like them, as Northwestern University professor of management Lauren Rivera writes in The New York Times. Evaluating someone based on a shared affinity for kayaking, homebrew, and polo is a great way to choose a roommate or a fraternity member. But putting cultural fit first at work often means ignoring the role that class, race and gender play in shaping our hobbies, college backgrounds, and tastes.
HR  human  resources  people  management  corporate  culture  team  management 
february 2016 by asterisk2a
Banning homosexuality fosters hate crime and homophobia, says UN report | World news | The Guardian
“A clear link exists between the criminalisation of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender persons and homophobic and transphobic hate crimes, police abuse, community and family violence and stigmatisation,” his report says. [...] “Such laws foster a climate in which violence against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender persons by both state and non-state actors is condoned and met with impunity.”
homophobic  Homophobia  hate  crime  hate  speech  transphobia  Transphobic  gay  rights  Homo-Ehe  public  sentiment  discrimination  social  discrimination  public  perception  HR  human  resources 
february 2016 by asterisk2a
Pando: Does a VC’s unconscious hesitation to fund women start at home?
It’s widely acknowledged (by most of us anyway) that there is a culture problem within startups that makes women want to go elsewhere and that there’s some serious unconscious bias going on. But untangling that knot of unconscious bias-- even talking about it the wrong way-- is like defusing a gender bomb
Silicon  Valley  gender  inequality  gender-based  discrimination  gender-based  harassment  confirmation  bias  gender  bias  selection  bias  bias  snap  judgement  HR  human  resources  gender  policing  gender  politics  gender  pay  gap  gender  gap  meritocracy  meritocratic  boys  club  everyday  sexism  sexism  sexismus  misogyny  Misogynie  male  privilege  straight  white  male  white  male  privilege  Venture  Capital 
february 2016 by asterisk2a
Employment and Support Allowance should not be cut - campaigners - BBC News
- bbc.in/1mhcpOT // putting disabled into poverty. as long as people are discriminated against in the workplace ... and no anonymous interview, nor CV exists ... this is not fair. // POSITIONING and SPIN and PR - less money and incentive vs a better life ... "A DWP spokesman said the government was "committed to ensuring that people have the best support possible". "The current system needs reform because it fails to provide the right incentives, and acts to trap people on welfare," the spokesman said."
ESA  DWP  Iain  Duncan  Smith  austerity  welfare  state  social  safety  net  Disabled  disability  vulnerable  mental  health  fairness  nasty  party  budget2015  George  Osborne  David  Cameron  Generationengerechtigkeit  tax  evasion  tax  avoidance  corporate  welfare  subsidies  subsidizing  HR  human  resources  discrimination 
february 2016 by asterisk2a
Women in Tech
[ via pando - bit.ly/1KotzjQ ] They surveyed some 200 senior women in the tech world about discrimination. The details from the survey are, in a word, disgusting...
Ellen  Pao  gender-based  discrimination  gender-based  harassment  gender  policing  gender  politics  gender  pay  gap  gender  bias  confirmation  bias  selection  bias  bias  snap  judgement  HR  human  resources  people  management  team  management  everyday  sexism  sexism  sexismus  gender  gap  gender  inequality  gender  equality  gender  conforming  gender  role  Patriarchy  boys  club  straight  white  male  male  privilege  white  male  privilege  Women  in  Tech  discrimination  ethnic  discrimination  social  discrimination  racial  discrimination  gender  discrimination  minority  Silicon  Valley 
january 2016 by asterisk2a
There’s so much to protest against. How to keep up? | Barbara Ellen | Opinion | The Guardian
On the eve of a House of Lords vote, more than 30 charities, including Mencap, Parkinson’s UK and Mind, plus peers, including Paralympian Tanni Grey-Thompson, have criticised the cuts (which would in effect reduce ESA to ordinary jobseeker level), arguing that they would put the disabled under increased pressure and make it harder for them to find work. [...] This is what matters at present – however dutifully the Labour party opposes cuts, the Tories clearly feel “unopposed” and thus free to continue unleashing their bombardments. People like me may also owe the shamed, battered Liberal Democrats an apology – during their time in coalition perhaps they did put the brakes on the worst excesses of Tory policy.
austerity  Labour  Party  Liberal  Democrats  Tories  nasty  Disabled  vulnerable  ESA  DWP  Iain  Duncan  Smith  budget2015  welfare  state  social  safety  net  poverty  Food  Bank  House  of  Lords  Gini  coefficient  income  distribution  income  redistribution  social  mobility  income  mobility  mental  health  HR  human  resources  discrimination  George  Osborne  social  democracy  David  Cameron  Jeremy  Corbyn  Opposition  Party  Career  Politicians  No  Representation  fairness 
january 2016 by asterisk2a
Criminal record disclosure checks ruled 'unlawful' - BBC News
Two people who claimed their careers were being blighted by having to disclose their minor criminal convictions to employers have won their case at the High Court. The court ruled the criminal record checks scheme used in England and Wales was "arbitrary" and unlawful. People across the UK are forced to have their criminal record divulged when applying for certain jobs. The Home Office said it would consider whether to appeal against the decision. Lawyers for the pair had told the High Court that people were being unfairly disadvantaged throughout their lives by convictions for minor criminal offences committed years beforehand. [...] disproportionate and breached her right to privacy.
Justice  System  discrimination  HR  human  resources 
january 2016 by asterisk2a
Stigma of mental illness | Alastair Campbell - YouTube
you can never anticipate when change, social change comes. legislation is usually a response to change. mental health is last big taboo. // >> "Control the Message." << you can not control where the message goes. you can only control what you say and what you do << budget deficit. need to get into surplus. to pay down debt. but not telling not the disabled increased the budget deficit so massively, but the bankers bailout and the pensioners. and the corporate welfare. never was the cause adressed. what is easier? cut minority? or tax your party funders? the city and non-doms and super rich? mega properties? // what is easier to cut? cancer service, child protection service, mental health service?
mental  health  mental  illness  stigma  public  sentiment  public  awareness  public  health  policy  public  health  public  image  racism  prejudice  snap  judgement  public  perception  public  opinion  democracy  public  debate  Makers  gay  rights  gay  marriage  discrimination  transphobia  Transphobic  homophobic  Homophobia  Islamophobia  Ausländerfeindlichkeit  Xenophobia  changing  attitudes  Social  Media  PR  spin  doctor  manufactured  consent  propaganda  Polarisation  populism  Positioning  George  Osborne  David  Cameron  refugee  crisis  HR  human  resources  austerity  Tories  nasty  party  Conservative  dogma  ideology  bank  bailout  Funding  Career  Politicians  No  Representation  constituency  non-dom  Super  Rich  1%  corporate  tax  rate 
january 2016 by asterisk2a
NHS nursing levels: Nine in 10 hospitals missing targets - BBC News
The vast majority of hospitals in England are struggling to recruit enough nurses, figures show. // Osborn did, together with the LibDems, in the first few months, cut the budget for nurse and doctor training places. not even 5 years and its coming back to haunt the NHS, as an ops with little overhead and spare capacity at that time, is now struggling to keep the head above water. and at places sinks. see CQC reports of some hospitals. // [...] And the staffing problem is not just about numbers. It's about having the right mix of skills. Trusts need to recruit and retain highly trained senior staff too. [...] Royal College of Nursing chief executive Janet Davies said hospitals were trying to catch up on their staffing levels. She told BBC Radio 4's Today programme: "We went through a period of time where we were trying to save money. We cut posts, we didn't train enough nurses and we're still feeling the effect of that. //&! bbc.in/1YzZtQV
NHS  locum  staff  staff  shortage  staff  morale  austerity  demographic  bubble  ageing  population  premature  ageing  disability  sick  population  health  crisis  George  Osborne  Jeremy  Hunt  budget2015  CQC  NHS  Scotland  NHS  Grampian  nasty  party  Tories  Conservative  constituency  babyboomers  elderly  care  adult  social  care  Council  Public  Services  Services  health  policy  health  health  care  health  care  budget  health  care  spending  prevention  intervention  diet-related  disease  chronic  diseases  OAP  HR  human  resources 
december 2015 by asterisk2a
Quarter of north-east NHS staff want to quit within a year - Press and Journal
The NHS in north and north-east Scotland is facing a mass exodus of staff after a quarter of workers said they hoped to quit within a year. [...] NHS Grampian and NHS Highland have already suffered well-documented recruitment difficulties, with fears they could face a staffing crisis without intervention. [...] When employees were asked if they would recommend NHS Grampian as a good place to work, 60% responded positively. When asked if they would recommend NHS Highland as a good place to work, just 56% responded positively. //&!
NHS  Grampian  NHS  Scotland  staff  shortage  austerity  staff  morale  HR  human  resources 
december 2015 by asterisk2a
Schwesig: Firmen sollen Mindestentgelt in Stellenanzeige nennen - SPIEGEL ONLINE
Männer verdienen in Deutschland 22 Prozent mehr als Frauen. Nach SPIEGEL-Informationen will Ministerin Schwesig nun für mehr Transparenz und Gerechtigkeit sorgen - und den Arbeitgebern klare Vorgaben machen.
gender  pay  gap  gender  inequality  Germany  HR  human  resources 
december 2015 by asterisk2a
Scans prove there's no such thing as a 'male' or 'female' brain | New Scientist
Despite persisting stereotypes, girls are no worse than boys at science and maths subjects, either. “People get wedded to the idea that being male or female is highly predictive of having different aptitudes or career choices,” “This study fights against the idea that these outcomes are based on biological differences, as opposed to cultural expectations.” Other body systems are also often wrongly considered to be either male or female, [...] “There are differences between men and women when you look in large groups, and these are important for diagnosis and treatment,” she says. “But there are always more differences within genders. We always need to look at culture, environment, education and a person’s role in society,” [...] “It’s a shame that people’s experience alone isn’t enough for us to recognise as a society that non-binary gender is legitimate.”
gender  bias  gender  policing  gender  politics  snap  judgement  prejudice  bias  labels  label  boxes  gender  studies  gender  role  society  culture  parenting  parenthood  childhood  gender  sociology  psychology  Wertegesellschaft  social  discrimination  discrimination  gender  discrimination  education  policy  STEM  diversity  HR  human  resources  people  management  non-binary 
december 2015 by asterisk2a
Fake Cover Letters Expose Discrimination Against Disabled - The New York Times
Employers appear to discriminate against well-qualified job candidates who have a disability. [...] Experienced workers are also more likely to interact with clients on a regular basis. Regardless of whether these concerns are legitimate, said Dr. Schur, “employers see these people as riskier.” The researchers found that the decline in interest in disabled workers was roughly the same whether the disability was a spinal cord injury or Asperger’s.
Disabled  mental  health  stigma  HR  human  resources  hiring  mental  illness  discrimination  inequality  health  inequality  corporate  values  corporate  culture 
november 2015 by asterisk2a
Firm 'hides' university when recruits apply - BBC News
There will be a "university-blind" approach to selection, so that the name of the university attended will not be known. The aim is to find students with "potential" and to prevent the recruitment process producing an intake from a narrow range of universities and social backgrounds. "Improving social mobility is one of the UK's biggest challenges," said David Sproul, senior partner and chief executive of Deloitte UK. But Mr Sproul said there was also a "business imperative", as firms needed "to hire people who think and innovate differently, come from a variety of backgrounds and bring a range of perspectives". The move by Deloitte is the latest in a wave of changes by graduate recruiters wanting to look beyond academic results.
social  mobility  Gini  coefficient  corporate  culture  corporate  values  HR  human  resources  hiring  recruiting  recruitment  bias  snap  judgement  prejudice  label  people  management  diversity  gender  inequality  gender  pay  gap  gender  policing  gender  politics  straight  white  male  white  male  privilege  male  privilege  Leadership 
september 2015 by asterisk2a
The disabled and jobless need help, not harassment | Barbara Ellen | Comment is free | The Guardian
No one wants to stop disabled people working, to patronise or stereotype them, or condemn them to a life in the shadows. However, helping disabled people back into employment should be just about that – helping them. Instead, we’re left with a flimsy cover for herding and bullying highly vulnerable people out of the benefits system. //&! bit.ly/1MncLfD - Report on death of Michael O’Sullivan blames work capability assessment and warns of risk of more such deaths unless DWP takes action [...] this is believed to be the first time the work capability assessment (WCA) process has been blamed directly for a death. [...] In its 16-page response to the coroner’s report, the DWP admitted it had got it wrong. It said its policy to request further evidence when a claimant mentions suicide on claim forms was “regrettably not followed in this case”. //&! bit.ly/1Mfcmfd //&! bit.ly/1V6O0vz
mental  health  NHS  mental  illness  Cinderella  Service  CAMHS  vulnerable  Disabled  DWP  Iain  Duncan  Smith  Toff  Establishment  Privileged  Entitlement  Tories  Conservative  Party  fairness  bank  bailout  banking  crisis  austerity  Generationengerechtigkeit  inequality  Gini  coefficient  poverty  trap  poverty  food  poverty  child  poverty  education  policy  social  mobility  income  mobility  HR  human  resources  hiring  discrimination  social  discrimination  Equality  Act  2010  recruiting  recruitment  WCA  ESA  JSA  well  being  chronic  stress  welfare  state  social  safety  net  constituency  general  election  2015  election  campaign  promises  housing  benefit  benefits  benefit  sanctions  babyboomers  civil  society  society  Gesellschaft  Perspektivlosigkeit  deprivation 
september 2015 by asterisk2a
Worker confronts M&S chief over 'poverty wages' | Society | The Guardian
Gewinnbeteiligung & workers rep on board of directors!? Like in Germany. Especially in customer facing ops! It's not just about price, its also customer service! customer experience. acquisition (word of mouth, net promoter score - vs - getting foot-fall up through sales and deals) customer engagement. customer retention and empowerment - to make the better choice to shop where people are treated well, paid well, and shared economic interest (environment, ecology, sustainability, local economy and jobs (multiplier effects)). Compelling people to make a mindful and conscious choice, day to day and for the long-term! Differentiate, don't fight with Amazon and big grocery retailers for price, sales, deals. That war you lost already because you can't win that way (bc of them having deeper pockets, shareholders which look away since ever in case of Amazon, and it is their identity; why ppl shop there), new business, away from Amazon, Tesco & ASDA. And especially Lidl and Aldi.
CEO  pay  living  wage  minimum  wage  Service  Sector  Jobs  Niedriglohnsektor  Zero  Hour  Contract  Contractor  Workers  Union  Trade  Union  John  Lewis  Gewinnbeteiligung  Soziale  Marktwirtschaft  HR  human  resources  recruiting  recruitment  people  management  team  management  neoliberalism  neoliberal  Wall  Street  shareholder  value  profit  maximisation  customer  experience  customer  empowerment  customer  retention  Retail  brick  and  mortar  business  e-commerce  Amazon  Branding  brand  awareness  customer  acquisition  Blue  Ocean  differentiate  differentiation  PR  spin  doctor  reframing  framing  marketing  Positioning  Proposition  Core  Product  Proposition  ecommerce  pure  play 
september 2015 by asterisk2a
Welfare to work programme failing disabled and ill jobseekers, say charities | Politics | The Guardian
Government urged to overhaul Work Programme and refocus on offering support to mentally ill people instead of putting pressure on them to find jobs [...] Companies delivering the >> Work Programme << admitted it had been hard to find employment for many jobseekers in this category and more investment was needed to prepare them to move off benefits and into work. [...] A performance briefing by the ERSA, the trade body for Work Programme provider companies and charities, said: “It should be remembered that many of the jobseekers in this group will never have received intensive employment support before and are a considerable distance from the labour market. “Performance in this group is rising, but it is going to take far longer to help these jobseekers back into employment.”
DWP  Disabled  vulnerable  NHS  mental  health  mental  illness  JSA  ESA  underinvestment  austerity  social  safety  net  welfare  state  insecurity  poverty  trap  child  poverty  poverty  food  poverty  sanctions  Iain  Duncan  Smith  Polarisation  manufactured  consent  reframing  framing  PR  spin  doctor  propaganda  populism  communication  message  budget2015  constituency  fairness  Toff  Establishment  Privileged  George  Osborne  David  Cameron  No  Representation  Tories  Conservative  Party  stigma  HR  human  resources 
september 2015 by asterisk2a
Nice try, David Cameron, but sickness can't just be rebranded into unemployment
[nasty party. no representation 4 sick, vulnerable *disabled. minority of society. dont cut @ur constituency; babyboomers, middle class, pensioners, Establishment, Privileged, corp, tax avoiders, oligarchs, ... ] IDS can talk of supporting people in their returns to employment, but the system his department has created is anything but supportive. It is frightening, punitive and messy. If we really want to support people to get better both through work and in order to work, ESA should be in the care of the Department of Health, not Work and Pensions. Illness and disability are not matters of employment, but of health. We have created a society where we can only see disabled people as non-functioning economic units, at the expense of their wellbeing. We cannot rename benefits to hide ill and disabled people. We cannot be rebranded into unsuitable work. // &! bbc.in/1Nr2phT - "Based on the fact we are seen as 'disabled' infers we are not as able as the majority,"
Iain  Duncan  Smith  ESA  JSA  DWP  austerity  Career  Politicians  No  Representation  dogma  ideology  neoliberalism  neoliberal  Conservative  Party  Tories  David  Cameron  George  Osborne  bank  bailout  Generationengerechtigkeit  fairness  banking  crisis  Westminster  budget2015  poverty  trap  food  poverty  poverty  social  mobility  income  mobility  Gini  coefficient  Disabled  vulnerable  NHS  mental  health  mental  illness  stigma  structural  unemployment  minority  Equality  Act  2010  HR  human  resources  recruiting  recruitment  hiring  CV  Resume  discrimination  social  discrimination  objective  subjective  snap  judgement  prejudice  pattern  matching  subconscious  diversity  profit  maximisation  shareholder  value  capitalism 
september 2015 by asterisk2a
The more you pursue happiness, the faster it runs from you | Zach Stafford | Comment is free | The Guardian
Psychologist Iris Mauss at the University of California, Berkley found that the pursuit of happiness might just leave you worse off. “Wanting to be happy can make you less happy,” said Mauss in an interview with livescience.com. “If you explicitly and purposely focus on happiness, that appears to have a self-defeating quality.” [...] In her studies, participants who were not happy would begin blaming themselves for feeling sad. They thought it was an immediate flag for their failure, making these negative feelings even more counter-productive. The people who accepted these negative feelings as normal, however, were much happier in the long run. So, accepting your sadness could actually make you feel good. [...] For Darwin, emotions were very much tied to surviving, which requires more than just happiness. [...] Be open about how you’re feeling, don’t try to hide behind it or conceal it. // &! keeping a diary talking to and about yourself compassionately.
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september 2015 by asterisk2a
Britain’s mental health is in crisis – a shadow minister can’t tackle it alone | Matt Haig | Comment is free | The Guardian
At the risk of sounding totally utopian, I’d like to see not just a minister for mental health, but the whole government addressing these issues. I’d like a country where the false divisions between mental health and physical health are seen as as daft as the four humours, and where the state of our minds and the state of the nation are seen as one. We are still in the dark ages when it comes to mental health ... &! http://www.theguardian.com/society/mental-health
NHS  mental  health  mental  illness  well  being  happiness  index  corporate  culture  corporate  values  HR  human  resources  complexity  work  environment  living  environment  childhood  development  childhood  education  policy  Depression  work  life  balance  chronic  stress  chronic  low-grade  inflammation  burnout  4-day  work  week  Oxidative  stress 
september 2015 by asterisk2a
Ellen Pao: ‘I Have Decided to End My Lawsuit Against Kleiner Perkins’ | Re/code
Still, Pao underscored that the deck was stacked against her in terms of resources. “I think it is wrong that employees have to pay in this situation, but I simply cannot afford the risks of more costs to fight a firm with massive PR and legal resources,” she said. “The court system is not set up to create an even playing field.” [...] To be clear, Kleiner and I have not reached any agreement to settle this matter. Settlement might have provided me with financial benefits, but only at the great cost of silence." [...] She said she would continue to speak out on issues of gender disparity, but she was spending time with her family and also returning to investing and working with entrepreneurs. &! on.recode.net/1OfLRII
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september 2015 by asterisk2a
Option Games: Common Stock Values Get Murkier — The Information
Valuing common stock has gotten trickier for startups. The growing number and complexity of rights on preferred shares are causing companies to adjust their reasoning around how much their common stock is worth, according to firms providing the valuations and lawyers overseeing them. But companies still have a lot of discretion, a reminder that how startups calculate their value frequently bears little relation to big funding headlines. [...] Valuations of startup firms’ common stock for employee option grants has been complicated by increasing complexity of rights on preferred stock and secondary market transactions. [...] [ !!! Snapchat offered common stock only in recent (May 2015) investment, Alibaba & two hedge funds were ok with it. But further termsheet details (liquidation preferences) unknown. Existing holders of common stock (employees) could be diluted massively, in future, ie Snapchat has a down round in the future/eventual IPO - on.wsj.com/1KICv8H &! bit.ly/1iiJw3G ]
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september 2015 by asterisk2a
How Legal Immigration Failed Silicon Valley | TechCrunch
Our immigration system hinders entrepreneurship, innovation and productivity. Success in the tech industry, where whole new job categories are created overnight, requires deep familiarity with trends, products and technologies. Learning opportunities abound — if you’re willing to transition to new roles, educate yourself, work on different products or switch companies altogether. Building your own startup, or even joining one, can be the best career move; it offers remarkable potential for growth by wearing multiple hats in an expanding organization. The labor market benefits from this flexibility not just with an improved and adaptable workforce, but also one that creates jobs. The immigration process impedes all these possibilities. [...] [ reset process when switching companies ] [...] And that’s not even the worst part. If you get laid off, you must leave the country. Immediately. [...] Try telling your VC you spent $25,000 of their $1 million funding on immigration fees
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september 2015 by asterisk2a
Gary Vaynerchuk | USC Entrepreneur Talk | 2015 - YouTube
// I am an HR dictator. Don't be a dick like Steve because Steve was a dick and was successful and this icon that died a tragic death. << wantrepreneur. // its about having a product/market fit and executing well! it's what you do with it. //
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september 2015 by asterisk2a
Re-Thinking the Way We Work with Basecamp CEO Jason Fried by The Growth Show
https://knowyourcompany.com/ // Transparency internally, via wiki ala Google. Everything in it. People can catch up, get to speed much faster when joining. And Transparency externally ala Buffer. // Book: Open Organisation (Red Hat CEO's book) // // ~~ Slack (group chat) has downsides, is too fast for non-important stuff that creates non-important discussions. ~~ creeps on your efficiency and productivity. interrupts. // "Work Ends." // recovery, time away, wasting time (Felix Salmon) == eureka effect. Creative solution not through the problem but around the problem.
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september 2015 by asterisk2a
Wellness in the workplace: how health initiatives can boost staff productivity | Guardian Small Business Network | The Guardian
Encouraging colleagues to exercise can help remedy strains and stresses – but there’s a fine line between wellbeing and piling on more pressure to achieve [...] “It offers the team opportunities to mix outside the workplace, so the engineering team gets to hang out with the care team, for example, and this contributes significantly to morale. I would definitely recommend other businesses consider a similar initiative.” [ investment in your company and people! ] [...] [its] about balance and tailoring activities to the interests of your staff. Provided you get this right, you can improve productivity levels and staff attitudes towards your business – in a 2013 survey by Mind, 60% of workers said they’d feel more motivated if their employer took action to support their mental wellbeing. [ gov should give tax incentive (partial write off) 4 health & well being programs! as it saves on sick days & NHS! ] &! bit.ly/1fDTyuf
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september 2015 by asterisk2a
NHS staff offered Zumba to keep well - BBC News
Simon Stevens will outline his £5m solution for cutting the NHS bill for staff sickness, which currently stands at £2.4bn a year. He will say hospitals can help staff stay well by serving healthy food and running Zumba and yoga classes. He will add that GPs should be offered specialist support to avoid burnout. Creating healthy and supportive workplaces is no longer a "nice to have, it's a must do", he will tell the NHS Innovation Expo conference in Manchester. Organisations will be asked to provide staff access to physiotherapy, smoking cessation and weight management services, as well as sports or exercise classes. And they should offer health checks for mental health and musculoskeletal problems - the two biggest causes of sickness absence across the NHS. 'Demanding jobs' Mr Stevens will say: "NHS staff have some of the most critical but demanding jobs in the country.
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september 2015 by asterisk2a
Burn-out im Job: Wie man damit umgeht - SPIEGEL ONLINE
Sag ich es den Kollegen oder sage ich es besser nicht? IT-Manager Rüdiger Striemer hat sich wegen einer Angststörung selbst in die Psychiatrie eingewiesen. Kein Grund, sich zu schämen, findet er.
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september 2015 by asterisk2a
Arbeitsbedingungen ǀ Der eigentliche Skandal ist ein anderer — der Freitag
Amazon verfolgt lediglich eine Strategie. Doch all das ist gar nicht so entscheidend, denn auch wenn der Artikel ein schockierendes Firmenbild aufzeigt, kann man dem Unternehmen daraus __nur bedingt einen Vorwurf machen. Letztendlich befindet sich Amazon in einem harten Konkurrenzkampf__ und versucht daher die leistungsfähigsten Mitarbeiter zu gewinnen und zu behalten – weniger leistungsstarke Mitarbeiter kann man dagegen nicht gebrauchen. Diese Strategie ist in großen Erfolgsunternehmen kein Einzelfall, sondern Normalität. [...] Der eigentliche Skandal sind die Logistikzentren
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august 2015 by asterisk2a
Squarespace and the love of optimizing constraints - Small Empires - YouTube
- hire so other people can solve problems, you don't have to do everything! when you wait too long, you get into a need, into a pressure situation you've created by waiting to hire people to help solve problems, do xyz. and bc of that you may compromise and hire because it would be great right now if that person would do it anyway, even if you have doubts about fit, character, values, ...
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august 2015 by asterisk2a
What I’m really thinking: the recruitment consultant | Life and style | The Guardian
I work in a culture that views employees’ problems with suspicion: the woman who resigned because of bullying is a “troublemaker”; the man who couldn’t find work for six months is “lazy”; the candidate with depression is deemed a “liability”. We are trained to judge, and I am truly sorry to those I will never call .
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august 2015 by asterisk2a
Episode 647: Hard Work Is Irrelevant by NPR's Planet Money
Patty McCord helped create a workplace at Netflix that runs more like a professional sports team than a family. If you're not up to scratch, you're off the team. Is this the future of work? [ its not long-hours, its about output, ... can you do it in 4-day vs 5-day week? ] [ essential employees only ] [ output (results) more valued than input (hours in the office) ]
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august 2015 by asterisk2a
Descape: Ein Praktikum, das Geld kostet, bietet ein Berliner Start-Up - Videos - DIE WELT
Angeblich möchte die "Generation Y" keine Karriere, sondern Sinn im Job finden. Genau das aber verweigert ihr oft die moderne Arbeitswelt. Ein Berliner Startup will dafür einen Ausweg gefunden haben. Descape. // // need outside influence, change of environment, scenery, downtime, exposure, intense learning/reading for a day. for eureka moments!
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august 2015 by asterisk2a
What to Make of Amazon's Work Practices? | Bothsides of the Table
It’s best encapsulated in a famous Jeff Bezos quote, “You can work long, hard or smart, but at Amazon.com you can’t choose two out of three,” [...] Try working at Goldman Sachs, [...] You think it’s different at any of the top consulting firms? [...] You see organizations like these thrive on large pools of some of the country’s best and brightest graduates that trade off 2-5 years of work experience under extreme pressure in exchange for skills, experiences & relationships that will last a lifetime. [Accelerated Learning] [...] Think its a cake walk working @ any of the countries top law firms? [...] Should we do an article on what it’s like to be a medical resident? How abt working in the US military? Chief of Staff for a major political figure? What abt a top athlete in the NFL or NBA or even part of the coaching staff. Think they dont have work/life balance challenges in a field theyve chosen to work in? [#Top 100 of X vs avg white- or blue-collar worker ] [what u optimize for?]
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august 2015 by asterisk2a
Iain Duncan Smith criticises employers over disability employment gap | Society | The Guardian
Experts welcome emphasis on improving support for jobless disabled people who want to work but say speech was light on detail [...] The work and pensions secretary, Iain Duncan Smith, said in a speech on Monday that he wanted to halve the employment gap between disabled and non-disabled people by reforming the incapacity benefit assessment system and improving the levels of support for jobless disabled people who wanted to work. [...] In the speech, which members of the media were not allowed to attend, // << PR, spin to justify to reduce payment for ESA, disability and sickness payments - in the future - to JSA levels (which u hardly can survive long on). They already cut ESA work related activity group to JSA level. Plus their neoliberal policy take, that employees should have to pay into their own unemployment fund. Dismantling step by step the welfare, public service & social service Europe is known for & which actively reduces poverty trap and inequality. // Equality Act 2010
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august 2015 by asterisk2a
The Stress Special: The Results - Time for a Laugh - Disclosing Mental Health Histories by All inThe Mind
Disclosing your mental health history when you apply for a job // [ :: Equality Act 2010. employer can not ask in interview health related question. You are protected under act if you disclose after job offer. & offer workplace adjustments and support & advice to take notes/audio recording during interview, ask. // CRPD - bit.ly/1PvxTjY &! bit.ly/1KIxyqu UK ‘is first country to face UN inquiry into disability rights violations’ &! bit.ly/1usJo1y // &! bit.ly/1mwAY7b ] // &! bit.ly/1PvvXbb - Should you disclose if you have any mental health problems to your employer? Listeners give their opinion and Seaneen Molloy, author of the Secret Life of a Manic depressive talks about her experiences of going back to work.
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august 2015 by asterisk2a
Amazon's Culture: Toxic or Just Tough? by The Jay & Farhad Show
Hello! This week, Farhad Manjoo (New York Times) and Jay Yarow (Business Insider) are joined by special guest Jodi Kantor (New York Times) to discuss her polarizing article about Amazon's culture. // // how technology functions in the workplace - efficiency, quantified self << the feedback tool you can always use, what ever your state of emotion, gripe, stick, bias, prejudice, ... feudal Darwinism creeps into knowledge worker, white-collar and blue-collar workers, MBA's and PhD's. [...] contributes to gender inequality (women with the back on their wall, leave or get started and forget about family & kids, life.) [...] brutal years are NOT Tour of Duty - Reid Hoffman The Alliance. // PS: Reed Hastings (Netflix) Culture document transpires that it is expected to contribute, even if it doesn't spell it out. Netflix also had to fight and overcome as much as Amazon! Proves again that internal & external environment a company finds itself affects its values & culture inevitable [Thesis].
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august 2015 by asterisk2a
Peer Review Feedback: The Good, The Bad, The Really Ugly : NPR
A lens to find the fuller picture of an employee's performance, or just an open call for petty grievances? Well, that depends on whom you ask.
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august 2015 by asterisk2a
[ AMAZON's culture ] by USA TODAY Tech (podcast)
Amazon, Silicon Valley, Unicorns and Decacorns - go go go even for broke. making things happen. winning the category. // vs Google and Facebook are those that won sort of automatically and had not that much internal and external pressure growing up. had not to fight surviving dot.com crash. Facebook sort of became a self-runner despite of its many missteps. Amazon had to fight all the way, and still has to fight because now it faces antitrust on both sides of the Atlantic. That creates, inadvertently, a specific culture that has been cited by personal examples in the NYT piece.
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august 2015 by asterisk2a
Darwinism At Your Doorstep: Why You Only Care About Amazon Now | TechCrunch
“You either fit here or you don’t,” and that in Seattle the company has a widespread reputation for its toughness. For now, you have a choice whether to work for Amazon. For now, you have options. Amazon is the vanguard of a very scary movement in the tech sector but we’re not all there yet (though some techbros on Twitter seem happy at the thought of Amazon culture catching on). [...] Why do we care suddenly about working conditions when it turns out that white-collar employees are the ones getting shafted? The workers at Amazon fulfillment centers have much less choice and much less power than the marketers and engineers in the Times piece. [...] We’re acting shocked and horrified that Amazon applies what it calls “purposeful Darwinism” to people with MBAs and PhDs, // [ trend, conditions known in service sector job and manual labour sector swapping over into the cushy world of blue-/white-collar worker ] Capitalism regresses toward feudalism.
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august 2015 by asterisk2a
How World of Warcraft Could Save Your Business and The Economy - YouTube
https://twitter.com/jhagel/status/634747935356551168 - Hagel is/was Deloitt CEO? // working in a self-organising group, << big corporation. multi-product company. // Start-up of You - invent your own dashboard for you. OKR & continual learning, exploration, execution, challenging yourself. getting up again after failure and learning/analysing it and trying again. &! passion, curiosity, interest driven. // https://twitter.com/jhagel/status/634747935356551168
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august 2015 by asterisk2a
The office after Amazon: is the workplace becoming a jungle? | Technology | The Guardian
Certain companies operating in certain fields with certain competition, can and inadvertently develop certain cultures. That some describe as ruthless competitive externally and internally. You could even say that Reed Hastings culture document transpires that this is a workplace where it is expected of you, to contribute and solve problems for our customers (competitive and toppling the established players). PayPal too. And Jeff talks about being obsessive about the customer and inventing in the name of the customer (build a monopsony/monopoly). Gates made MSFT internally competitive (build a monopoly), working long hours, and as they were externally. Very different to FB and Google and their business & product position. // The recent claims about Amazon’s aggressive corporate culture were a cause of consternation to many – but plenty of others couldn't see what the problem was. So is a gentler, more relaxed office culture any better for employees? And is it even what they want?
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august 2015 by asterisk2a
Robert Reich: America is a nation of Amazons - Salon.com
before we celebrate the dawn of a new era, keep two basic truths in mind. First, these new policies apply only to a tiny group considered “talent” – highly educated and in high demand. They’re getting whatever perks firms can throw at them in order to recruit and keep them. “Netflix’s continued success hinges on us competing for and keeping the most talented individuals in their field,” writes Tawni Cranz, Netflix’s chief talent officer. [...] the vast majority of American workers – considered easily replaceable. Employers treat replaceable workers as costs to be cut, not as assets to be developed. Replaceable workers almost never get paid family leave, they get a few paid sick days, and barely any vacation time. [ three tier economy, those that are replacable, those who are somewhat not, and those who you can't easily replace - the 1% - reflective of CEO pay in parts ]
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august 2015 by asterisk2a
Pando: Disruption or human lives? Amazon story shows we'll soon have to pick a side
Several VCs and insiders clicked on a story link and found themselves appalled the Times would take down a company where human stress and fatigue were merely the exhaust fumes of a splendid machine. Amazon is a success, dammit! It's winning and innovating! // // &! Nothing new about corporate values and treatment and conditions of its workers at it EU warehouses - https://youtu.be/xdrkY_NpgrY - Ausgeliefert! Leiharbeiter bei Amazon | Reportage & Dokumentation | ARD
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august 2015 by asterisk2a
Commentary: Amazon whiffs in response to New York Times report | Poynter.
Here’s one manager quoted midway through a section about an Orwellian “continual performance improvement algorithm” that keeps tabs on staffers. “Data creates a lot of clarity around decision-making,” said Sean Boyle, who runs the finance division of Amazon Web Services and was permitted by the company to speak. “Data is incredibly liberating.” [...] Here’s a sample of the non-denial denial from founder and CEO Jeff Bezos (who also owns The Washington Post) published by Geekwire last night. I strongly believe that anyone working in a company that really is like the one described in the NYT would be crazy to stay. I know I would leave such a company. [ Amazon Exec Gayle King ] Here’s my fundamental reaction to the story: I’ve been at Amazon more than five months now, but more importantly, people like Jeff Bezos, the founder, people who’ve been at the company for 10 or 15 years — don’t recognize the Amazon that The New York Times wrote about.
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august 2015 by asterisk2a
Jeff Bezos Says The New York Times’ Amazon Expose Got It All Wrong | TechCrunch
Notably, though, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos — a tech mover and shaker himself — isn’t one such apologist. “The article doesn’t describe the Amazon I know or the caring Amazonians I work with every day,” Bezos wrote in an internal memo obtained by GeekWire, the tech blog based in Seattle, Amazon’s home turf. “I strongly believe that anyone working in a company that really is like the one described in the NYT would be crazy to stay. I know I would leave such a company,” Bezos added in the note, which urged staff to contact him personally with evidence of staff mistreatment in line with the story. // " I don’t think any company adopting the approach portrayed could survive, much less thrive, in today’s highly competitive tech hiring market." // &! tcrn.ch/1hlbJq7 // &! opportunistic clickbait by TechCrunch - tcrn.ch/1Ktfe4E
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august 2015 by asterisk2a
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