- Chinese state-owned battery maker China Aviation Lithium Battery has denied reports that it has been using surveillance cameras in employee restrooms to monitor those who defy its non-smoking policy.
- Social media users blasted the company after images of its purported employees hiding in the restroom while smoking emerged online.
- According to local media reports, the company publishes such images along with each of the offenders’ punishments to warn other employees against disobeying rules.
- Two of the men in the photos have reportedly been fired, while the third received a warning and lost his monthly bonus.
- Social media users called out the company for allegedly violating the privacy of its employees, with one netizen suggesting that the company should be punished for it.
A Chinese state-owned business has responded to online criticism after being accused of installing cameras in employee restrooms.
- In a survey conducted by a Japanese consulting business, half of 300 employees said there is "an old guy" who does not do any work at their respective companies.
- When asked what the “old guy” is doing instead, most participants responded that they often take breaks, browse the internet and stare into space.
- Almost half of the respondents believe that these men have no desire to work.
- Participants also expressed that these men often bring low energy to the workplace and create more work for others.
A survey conducted by a consulting company found that 49.2% of respondents at Japanese companies have “old guys who do not work.”
Shikigaku, located in Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo, conducted a survey on April 27-28 asking 300 employees who work for companies with staffs of 300 or more, “Is there a old guy who doesn’t work’ in the company you work for?” Of all the respondents, including men and women between the ages 20 and 39, 49.2% agreed.
Boston-based State Street Global Advisors (SSGA), one of the world’s largest investment firms, is reportedly requiring executives to seek permission to hire white men.
Driving the news: The policy helps fulfill the company’s diversity goals, which include a 10-point action plan to address racism and inequality. By 2023, the firm aims to triple its Black and Latinx leadership (U.S. only; Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic worldwide) and double its Black and Latinx employees at all levels (U.S. only; Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic worldwide).
Officials of a water company in Japan recently made a public apology over an elderly employee’s lunch break.
Company executives of the Kobe City Waterworks Bureau appeared on television to castigate their 64-year-old male staff member for occasionally leaving his desk for three minutes during his lunch break.
Just two weeks after launching a service that lets users find people to drink alcohol for them, a Chinese company decided to cease operations over regulation concerns.
Founded in 2011, eDaijia, based in Beijing, introduced eDaihe, which means “to drink on behalf of,” on Dec. 28, 2017. The service allows users to find surrogate drinkers based on location and drinking capacity as well as their personal introduction.
When Steven Lam encountered the difficulty of finding delivery vans for his first venture in 2010, he stumbled upon a new business opportunity that would eventually become Hong Kong’s first “unicorn” startup.
Lam came up with the idea for his on-demand van hire service GoGoVan, after he and his business partners found that it was almost impossible to immediately find a delivery van that could transport items for their business whenever they needed to.
Chinese companies are now no longer allowed to use ridiculously long names after the government made it illegal to register “weird” names last Saturday.
As indicated in a section of the 33 guidelines set by the China’s State Administration for Industry and Commerce, outlandish company names such as “宝鸡有一群怀揣着梦想的少年相信在牛大叔的带领下会创造生命的奇迹网络科技有限公司” which translates to “There Is a Group of Young People With Dreams, Who Believe They Can Make the Wonders of Life Under the Leadership of Uncle Niu Internet Technology Co. Ltd.” will now be banned. The 39-character name of a condom-making Chinese firm went viral earlier this year on Chinese social media.
Shocking footage of Chinese employees drinking toilet water shows how brutal some companies in China can be. While many companies merely warn their workers for not reaching their quotas, one photography studio in Guang’an punishes them instead.
According to Shanghaiist, the Chinese employees were being punished for poor performance and not reaching their quotas. In the video, the male employee is seen filling his plastic cup with water from a squat toilet as he took a long pause before forcibly downing the filthy liquid.
It was only recently when Chinese startup Xiangshui Space introduced bed-sharing as the newest business in the country’s booming sharing economy.
In May, the Beijing-based company launched 15 capsule hotels — which had two to eight beds each — in offices and workspaces within the city and tested more in Chengdu and Shanghai.
Companies are speaking out and fighting back against Donald Trump’s executive order, including Japanese e-commerce giant Rakuten which put out a response via LinkedIn and Twitter.
The order bans the entry of refugees and travelers from Iraq, Syria, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, and Yemen.
The shameless strategy was once again called upon by promoters for a ski resort in Qingdao, China, according to the Shanghaiist.
The difference between an average manager and a great manager might seem subtle, but the impact it has on employees and the company as a whole is immeasurable.
Here’s how great leadership stands apart from average leadership as explained in 10 sketches: