Toys R Us is hinting at a post-bankruptcy revival and some former employees are not happy about it

Organization United for Respect Some former Toys R Us employees say they’re upset that the toy chain likened its bankruptcy to a vacation. Toys R Us posted a tweet on October 6 featuring a picture of the company mascot, Geoffrey the Giraffe, holding a suitcase, saying that the iconic mascot had returned from traveling the […]

Limo firm to judge: Tell us whether Uber drivers are employees

Enlarge / Headquarters of ride-sharing technology company Uber in the South of Market (SoMa) neighborhood of San Francisco on October 13, 2017. (credit: Smith Collection/Gado/Getty Images) Lawyers representing a Southern California limousine company that sued Uber last month over state unfair competition allegations have now filed a motion for partial summary judgement. If the filing […]

Elon Musk tells employees to ‘ignore all distractions’ as the quarter ends and pressure from the SEC mounts, leaked email reveals (TSLA)

Aaron Bernstein / Reuters On Friday Elon Musk emailed Tesla employees and told them to “ignore all distractions” as the third quarter comes to a close. Tesla’s stock started crashing after hours on Thursday when the SEC filed a lawsuit against Musk for making false statements about the company, including his claim that he would […]

Google employees considered manipulating search results to help protest Trump’s travel ban (GOOG, GOOGL)

Greg Sandoval/Sundar Pichai In early 2017, an undisclosed number of Google employees discussed via internal messages ways that they could manipulate search results in protest of President Trump’s travel ban, reports the Wall Street Journal. They suggested surfacing links to pro-immigration organizations and ways to contact government agencies when you searched for terms like “Islam” […]

17 Proven Tactics for Motivating Employees and Building a Stronger Team

Have there been instances when you noted a drop in your team’s productivity or observed a behavioral change in someone who used to be an excellent performer? Before you blame the team for not being motivated enough or worse still, choose to ignore these warning signs, look inwards and ask yourself if YOU are doing […]

State Department email breach leaks employees’ personal data

The latest government data breach affected State Department employee emails. On September 7th, workers were notified that their personally identifiable information was obtained by an unnamed actor, according to a recent report from Politico. It apparently impacted “less than one percent” of employees and direct victims of the breach were alerted at the time. Apparently, […]

No bad reviews? Amazon employees might have deleted them for bribes

Some Amazon employees have reportedly been bribed by sellers to remove bad reviews of products sold through the online retail giant. The average bribe is around $ 300 per review, with most of the demand coming from China. The retail giant has launched an internal investigation into the shady practice, with a probe ongoing since […]

Google’s secret weapon for protecting its employees email accounts is now available for everyone — and it only costs $50 (GOOG, GOOGL)

Google A new Google product, launched on Wednesday, is worth considering for anyone who thinks they needs better protection for their personal data and files.  You can now buy the Titan Security Key from Google. It’s a little dongle that you plug into your computer or pair with your phone to help keep your accounts […]

Amazon paying employees to tweet nice things about warehouse working conditions

After a series of horror stories about Amazon workers peeing into bottles to avoid missing their targets, a number of accounts popped up on Twitter praising the company. TechCrunch discovered that all the accounts had Amazon’s smile logo as backgrounds, identical structures to their bios and the title ‘FC Ambassador’ in their name, followed by […]

Why Mentoring Matters: A Guide on a Stellar Example for Employees

Finding success in today’s competitive world means taking advantage of every opportunity available to you.While there is a persistent narrative in our culture of the lone wolf or cowboy who plays by their own rules and still succeeds. The reality is that no one makes it to the top completely on their own.Virtually all successful […]