Employee Engagement

UBER CHIEF KALANICK RESIGNS FOLLOWING ROSTER OF SCANDALS AT THE TAXI HAILING COMPANY

Travis Kalanick has resigned as chief executive of taxi-hailing firm Uber following a series of scandals. Mr Kalanick, who helped found the company in 2009, is reported to have quit following shareholder unrest over his leadership. Uber has been dogged by questions over its working culture, including sexual harassment, allegations of trade secrets theft and […]

IKEA TO BOOST WORKFORCE BY 1300 AS IT OPENS THREE NEW UK STORES

Furniture retail giant Ikea is to boost its workforce by creating more than 1,300 new jobs in three new stores. A new outlet will open in Sheffield later this year, while stores in Exeter and Greenwich will open in 2018, the firm said. The jobs will increase Ikea’s workforce in the UK and Ireland by […]

RE-LIVE THE EMPLOYEE ENGAGEMENT SUMMIT

Engage Business Media’s third annual Employee Engagement Summit, held in April 2017 with a new record attendance of 500, is being universally acclaimed by delegates, sponsors and speakers as a roaring success as the Summit firmly establishes itself as the biggest and best of its kind in Europe. From a scintillating scene setting opening keynote […]

BARCLAYS TO CREATE 2000 NEW JOBS IN THE UK AS PROFITS DOUBLE

Barclays says its profits more than doubled in the first three months of the year, boosted by better performance in its core business. Pre-tax profit for the first quarter was £1.682bn, up from £793m for the same period last year. Chief executive Jes Staley said it had been “another quarter of strong progress towards the completion of […]

HUNDREDS OF JOBS IN DANGER AS DEBENHAMS BOSS ANNOUCES WAREHOUSE CLOSURES

The new boss of department store chain Debenhams has unveiled plans to close 11 warehouses and put up to 10 stores under review, in a move impacting at least 220 jobs. Sergio Bucher, who took over as chief executive last October, outlined an overhaul that will see the group shut one of its three distribution […]

ANOTHER UBER BOSS QUITS AS PR DISASTER RIDDEN FIRM CONTINUES TO FACE PEOPLE PROBLEMS

Uber’s head of communications has become the latest executive to leave the embattled ride-sharing firm. Chief executive Travis Kalanick confirmed Rachel Whetstone’s departure in an all-staff email on Tuesday. No reason has been given for her resignation, though it follows months of turbulence at Uber. Ms Whetstone joined the company from Google in 2015. “I […]