Uber’s HR chief Liane Hornsey should be the next to go

June 23, 2017

… it’s impossible to prevent harassment and discrimination entirely, but it’s negligent HR that allows problems to become systemic. “I desperately wanted to not have to interact with HR ever again,” Fowler wrote about her experience in trying to address her manager’s sexual advances. That’s problematic, especially given the important role an HR department has. “The purpose of a human resource management senior vice president is to, first of all, form the …


Residents of burning London tower tried to warn about fire safety in their blog

June 16, 2017

Image: REX/Shutterstock Residents in the west London high-rise block which was engulfed in a massive blaze repeatedly warned that Grenfell Tower was a huge fire risk. SEE ALSO: Tesla fires engineer who alleged sexual harassment, wage discrimination In a blog post from November 2016, Grenfell Action Group accused the building’s landlord the Kensington and Chelsea Tenant management Organisation (KCTMO) of ignoring health and safety legislation on the 24-storey block. The post, entitled …


Latimer Grange home ‘humiliated’ blind-deaf dementia patient – BBC News

June 9, 2017

… told carers to administer the medication anyway. The home’s spokesman said it was legally required to follow the advice given by GPs and community psychiatric nurses and it had a robust medicines management policy. Image copyright Rhona McKinlay Image caption A note appears to show the decision to change Mr McKinlay’s medication was signed off by Anthony Lampitt Mrs McKinlay said on another occasion she found a large bruise on her father’s stomach, but staff could not …


Apple continues to push into healthcare, this time with developers

June 6, 2017

… Hill to study postpartum depression, and even end-to-end encryption tools available to health apps on the platform. This year, more of them than ever could be developers working in healthcare, helping to build Apple’s toolsand its growing reputationas a platform for medical research, health management, and caregiving. There could also be something big in store for this year’s WWDC. Last month, Apple CEO Tim Cook was spotted wearing a wearable device that tracked blood sugar a sign of …


Key Witnesses In A California Jailhouse Snitch Scandal Refuse to Testify

June 3, 2017

… even though it is operated by their deputies. They also said they knew little to nothing about a log that their deputies kept in which they detailed their interactions with informants. The log was concealed from the court for years. Goethals, who has already ruled that this sophisticated jailhouse informant program exists in the Orange County jails a ruling affirmed by an appeals court and confirmed by the district attorneys office said some of the claims by the management staff of the …


Trump’s EPA Chief Aided Polluters For Years. Now Suddenly He Says The Mess Is A Priority

June 1, 2017

… Office of Land and Emergency management under Obama. Former EPA Administrator Christine Todd Whitman says the proposed cuts to EPA don’t make sense if the Trump administration is truly committed to cleaning up polluted sites. Established in 1980 in response to several environmental disasters, Superfund formally the is responsible for addressing areas contaminated with lead, radiation, mercury and other toxic pollutants, often left behind by industrial operations. The law …


How a Silicon Valley veteran created an app that 400 nonprofits use to help refugees

May 30, 2017

… management system, as well as update and keep track of the services they offer. The app began as Taylor’s passion project in early 2016. It’s an offshoot of her company Trellyz, formerly known as Digital Fan Clubs, which launched four years ago to help people manage their brands and monetize their fans on Facebook. But about 18 months ago, Taylor, who has lived in Europe on and off for the last 25 years, felt compelled to do something a bit different. Image: RefAid / Trellyz …


How To Plan Ahead So You Avoid The Burnout After Memorial Day Weekend

May 25, 2017

… first thing in the morning may feel like the right way to ease back into the workflow, but its more likely that youre just setting yourself up for failure. Its actually better for you to start your day with morecomplex work, and leave more simple tasks like email management for later in the day, when your energy will likely be at its absolute lowest point. Reward yourself by going out for a walk during your lunch break. After spending all weekend outside enjoying the beautiful weather, the last …


How to bring humanity and tech together: Innovators and advocates on hope for the future

May 18, 2017

… consumerization of IT. More and more, the tools we use at work are being driven by consumers, instead of management. The professional rise of text and video, for instance, is a direct reflection of that same rise in our day to day lives. The key, however, is to prioritize bandwidth for infrastructure and freedom for personal choice. CEO of Quip, a Salesforce Company, Bret Taylor: At its core, work is about communication. It’s about people sharing work, ideas, and opinions. …