By NOAM SCHEIBER The New York Times RACHEL ABRAMS Thu., April 19, 2018 On Monday, reeling from an incident at a Starbucks in Philadelphia that prompted accusations of racial bias, Howard Schultz, the company’s executive chairperson, called the head of a non-profit public policy organization to discuss ways to prevent similar episodes in the future. His idea: provide anti-bias training for his workforce. “He called and expressed that he felt personally accountable, and that the company was responsible, and took ownership over all of the events that unfolded, and then we went on to discuss his idea for this training,” said Heather McGhee, the president of Demos, the public policy group. Read more: Two Black men were arrested waiting at a Starbucks. Now, the company and police are on the defensive Article Continued Below Starbucks to add training for store managers on ‘unconscious bias,’ CEO says Black men arrested at … [Read more...] about Does workforce training kill bias? Starbucks puts it to the test
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Shopback’s Josephine Chow and Lai Shanru, as well as Secretlab’s Alaric Choo and Ian Ang, were among the Forbes 30 Under 30 Asia list in 2018. The Straits Times, The Business Times Singapore can be proud of its young movers and shakers. From the arts to consumer technology, 24 trailblazers working out of Singapore have made it to the prestigious Forbes 30 Under 30 Asia list for 2018. Themed “Disruption and Innovation”, the list this year features 300 young talents under the age of 30 from various countries across Asia Pacific. While China dominated the 10-category list with 59 names, Japan tied with Singapore at 24 names. At the same time, Malaysia churned out 13 names, while Hong Kong had 12 entrepreneurs featured. Here are the 24 under-30 talents from the Lion City who have earned their stripes with hard work and major contributions to their dedicated fields of work. ARTS Jackson Aw, 28, Founder, Mighty Jaxx The Straits Times Jackson Aw’s design … [Read more...] about These are the 24 trailblazers from Singapore on Forbes’ 30 Under 30 Asia list for 2018
PETALING JAYA: Malaysia's talent market in 2018 will be all about adapting to change with candidates urged to keep up with trends in their sector so they can actively develop the skills in demand and stay relevant in the employment market. This is just one of the top 10 talent trends for 2018, according to recruiting experts Hays. "Many sectors are being reshaped by technology creating new roles, but also different demands for those in existing jobs," said Tom Osborne, Regional Director of Hays Malaysia. "Marketing is a great example with the demand for digital expertise now greater than that of the traditional marketing function, but we are also seeing demand for professionals in financial services and many others expected to know how to harness digital tools to drive success for their organisation. "We strongly urge candidates at all levels of seniority not to fight the changing trends, but to instead show genuine curiosity about the changes taking place and show an active interest … [Read more...] about What are Malaysia’s Top 10 Talent Trends for 2018?
By Jesse McLean Investigative Reporter Sat., March 10, 2018 Famous for its radio jingle and all-inclusive resort packages, Sunwing has been cited by federal inspectors for not recording some “aircraft defects” discovered by flight crews. The regulatory breach was uncovered by Transport Canada agents during a 2016 visit to the airline’s Etobicoke offices, where inspectors reviewing maintenance records also found planes had not received required work. Sunwing is one of several popular commercial airlines that have been flagged for widespread non-compliance by Transport Canada, the details of which are contained in government surveillance reports that are not public and must be obtained through Access to Information legislation. Some of the country’s most recognizable airlines are in court trying to prevent these kinds of reports on their own operations from being released. The Star obtained surveillance reports for Sunwing and three … [Read more...] about Popular airlines flagged for safety system non-compliance
By Bruce Campion-Smith Ottawa Bureau Mon., Feb. 19, 2018 OTTAWA—“Party Bus” and “Mardi Gras at 35,000 feet” are a couple of the nicknames given to the military Airbus flights that fly entertainers, musicians and media stars overseas for morale-raising visits with deployed soldiers. New questions are being raised about the booze-fuelled VIP trips and the oversight of senior commanders. Former Maple Leafs player Dave “Tiger” Williams was charged with assault and sexual assault this month after a goodwill trip last December for alleged incidents involving a female flight attendant. On that same trip, two passengers wet themselves and several complaints were made over inappropriate behaviour. Military insiders, unhappy with the behaviour seen on these tours, are asking questions and demanding changes. Why was a passenger allowed to bring a 40-ounce bottle of alcohol on board the military jet in Ottawa for the December … [Read more...] about Booze-fuelled military flights spark calls for change