Google appears to be using a novel technique to find talented engineers, according to a tale told by a recent hire.
It's been a week and a half since the damning New York Times article came out about the corporate culture at Amazon and horror stories continue to come out of the woodwork. Today's comes from a high-level editor who said she was treated terribly after taking health leave – to have a baby and then fight cancer. Her story seems to back up allegations in the New York Times story that Amazon workers sometimes get "edged out" after fighting illnesses or personal crises.
Apple became the latest tech company to release a mid-year diversity report, boasting about progress in hiring a more diverse workforce. It just barely moved the needle, though, compared to last year.
Facing a profit decline of 51 percent year-over-year, Lenovo CEO Yang Yuangqing said he plans to cut 3,200 jobs across his company, according to an email sent to employees. That would make up 10 percent of Lenovo's non-manufacturing workforce and more than 5 percent of its total 60,000 employees worldwide.
SuccessFactors is linking together several of its products in a way that it says may help users predict future transactions and improve the self service HR experience for employees. It made the announcement during its SucccessConnect conference in Las Vegas.
In an investigation into the H-1B visa program, Computerworld found that almost 86 percent of H-1B visas issued for people working in computer occupations are from India.
Intel is using a tried and true incentive in hopes of boosting the number of women, minorities and veterans on its payroll: money. The company is giving $4,000 to employees who recommend candidates who will improve diversity in its ranks, according to a Wall Street Journal article.
The top news stories for July 31, 2015.
Boosting the number of women in tech at Pinterest has stalled and so to spur improvements, the company is revealing its hiring goals and implementing some new hiring tactics.
A news study finds that Java developers are doing a good job at diagnosing, fixing and testing performance issues.