Tag: Amazon

Amazon’s The Expanse Raises Issues Concerning Workplace Romances

Note: Includes spoilers for Amazon Prime’s The Expanse. I am an unabashed science fiction nerd. Growing up, I tended to gravitate toward television shows, movies, and books that took place in our own future as opposed to those that were set a long, long time ago in a galaxy far, far away.

BLM

Court Eviscerates Employees’ Suit Against Whole Foods, Amazon for Banning BLM Attire

Whole Foods employees wearing Black Lives Matter (BLM) masks and attire filed a class action lawsuit against the grocery company and Amazon after being prohibited from wearing the gear with the BLM messaging and disciplined for doing it anyway. They alleged race-based discrimination and retaliation claims. The U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts […]

Amazon

Prime Day Walkout: An Exercise in Collective Action or a Publicity Stunt?

Amazon recently made headlines for two reasons: First, it expanded its Prime Day, a special sale on many Amazon products for Amazon Prime members, to 2 days for the first time. Although that may be good news for customers, it means even more work for Amazon’s employees, many of whom have been complaining of poor […]

critical

AI Not Living Up to Promise of Less-Biased Recruiting

One of the factors often cited as contributing to racial and gender disparities in the workplace is discrimination in the hiring process. This could come in the form of explicit discrimination against women or people of color by a hiring manager.

health

Morgan Stanley Hires Chief Medical Officer

It’s no secret that healthcare costs have become a major strain on the finances of many companies—and individuals—across the country. Organizations at all levels are trying to find ways to save money by either limiting benefits or keeping employees healthier or some combination of the two.

Microlearning

What YouTube’s Latest Investment Means for Enterprise Learning

YouTube has developed quite the reputation among its users as a go-to, informal source for quick DIY lessons and how-tos. In fact, a 2017 survey from YouTube found that one in seven people now go to the video platform to solve a problem related to their job, studies, or hobbies.

wage

Amazon Takes Steps to Pay Employees a Living Wage

With growing income inequality and fears of losing low-skilled jobs to automation and new technologies like artificial intelligence, there have been increasing calls throughout the country for a “living wage.”