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TikToker explains why recruiters don’t usually hire the best candidate in viral video

  • A TikTok user who shares career and business tips explains in a now-viral TikTok video why some hiring managers for big companies are motivated to hire “people with the least amount of risk” over the most qualified applicants.
  • “As a hiring manager, they don’t get paid more because you perform outstandingly… but they do get penalized if their candidates keep on quitting early or disobey the authority,” she says. “And what kind of candidates quit early and disobey authority? Usually, the ones that are the smartest or most qualified in terms of experience and intelligence.”
  • “And that’s what interview questions are,” she adds. “To measure your risk. ‘Why did you leave your company?’ measures your risk of leaving again. ‘What is your biggest weakness?’ is to see how bad you screw up. It’s really all psychology.”
  • The clip, posted on May 30 with the caption “What interviews are really about: Part 1,” has been viewed over 500,000 times as of this writing.

A TikTok user explains in a now-viral video why some hiring managers for big companies purportedly choose not to hire the most qualified applicants. 

Runa Jiang (@rulewithruna), a TikToker who shares career and business tips, posted a video claiming that recruiters tend to hire “people with the least amount of risk.”

‘I was stressed at work, so I set the store on fire’: Burned-out Japanese part-time worker arrested for arson

  • Tatsuya Matsuzawa, a 32-year-old part-time worker, was arrested for arson in Japan.
  • Matsuzawa reportedly set Ken Depot Soka Sezaki Store in Soka City, Saitama Prefecture, on fire on June 13.
  • He had been working as a delivery and security man for the building materials store for about a year and admitted his crime to investigators.
  • “I was too stressed at work, so I burned the place down,” he told them.
  • A 42-year-old employee was injured during the fire and was taken to the hospital.

A stressed-out part-time Japanese employee was arrested for arson after setting fire to the store he worked at last week.

Tatsuya Matsuzawa, a 32-year-old part-time worker, was arrested for burning down Ken Depot Soka Sezaki Store in Soka, Saitama Prefecture, on June 13.

Asian employees feel least included in workplace, behind Black and LGBTQ-plus workers, says survey

  • A survey conducted by Bain & Company revealed that Asian employees were the demographic with the highest percentage of respondents to report feeling not fully included at work.
  • The study titled The Fabric of Belonging: How to Weave an Inclusive Culture, found that only 25% to 30% of all employees felt fully included at work. 
  • Only 16% of Asian men said they felt fully included at work and 20% of Asian women.
  • LGBTQ-plus women had the highest percentage, with 29% reporting that they felt fully included. 
  • The study cited several benefits to having an inclusive work environment, including attracting and retaining diverse and talented employees. 
  • Bain & Company found that while people’s vision of what looks and feels like an inclusive workplace were “remarkably similar,” everyone had “different views” on “how to get there.” 

A survey conducted by a management consulting firm revealed that Asian employees were the demographic with the highest percentage of respondents to report feeling not included at work.

The study from Bain & Company, titled The Fabric of Belonging: How to Weave an Inclusive Culture, found that only 25% to 30% of employees felt fully included at work. 

Indian startup to implement daily 30-minute nap breaks for employees

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  • An Indian startup company is launching a policy to give its employees a daily half-hour nap as a way of upkeeping their health and well-being.
  • As a business that sells sleep and home solution products, Wakefit Solution’s co-founder Chaitanya Ramalingegowda announced yesterday that 2-2:30 p.m. will be the “official nap time” for all employees.
  • The company is planning to create “cozy nap pods” and “quiet rooms” where employees can go for a “perfect nap environment.”
  • In 2019, Wakefit Solutions conducted a survey with 1,500 respondents, of which 70% stated that they do not have a “nap room” at work, and 86% felt that having a designated nap time could help increase productivity.

An Indian sleep and home solution startup company is implementing a well-being initiative by providing its employees with daily 30-minute nap times.

In 2019, Wakefit Solutions conducted a survey, titled Right to Work Naps, where 70% of 1,500 respondents stated that their workplace does not provide a “nap room,” while 86% expressed that having a designated nap time could increase productivity. 

Chinese company fined for firing pregnant worker who napped during forced overnight shifts

  • A company has been fined $7,650 for the unlawful dismissal of a pregnant woman who fell asleep during her overnight shifts.
  • The woman, Xiaoyi, was fired in June 2019 for falling asleep four times for a duration of six to 28 minutes between 4 a.m. and 5 a.m. after the company moved the pregnant employee to a nightshift.
  • Xiaoyi, who had been working with the company for seven years, did not receive compensation after her dismissal, prompting her to file a complaint ordering that the company pay her around $7,650.

An arbitration court has fined a Chinese company $7,650 for unlawfully firing a pregnant woman after she repeatedly fell asleep during overnight shifts.

The woman, Xiaoyi, who was on parking duty, was fired by her managers in June 2019 after the company, whose name was not disclosed by the Intermediate People’s Court in Zhuhai, had determined that she had violated the company’s rules by falling asleep four times for six to 28 minutes at a time, reported South China Morning Post.

Japan Pushes for Four-Day Workweek to Give Employees Time to Study, Socialize, Work More

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Japan’s notoriously rigid work culture may soon come to an end as the government recently unveiled plans to have businesses adopt four-day workweeks.

Work-life balance: The recommendation for an optional shorter workweek is detailed in the country’s annual economic policy guidelines finalized by Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga’s Cabinet on Friday, Japan Times reported.

Young People in China Are ‘Lying Flat’ to Beat Societal Pressure

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Young adults in China have recently embarked on a new trend called “tang ping,” the supposed antidote to the societal pressures of finding a good job and clocking in long hours.

In essence, “tang ping” (躺平), which literally translates to “lie flat,” is a deliberate rejection of the notorious rat race — a movement that does not advocate laziness but “having different choices,” as some put it.

Overworked South Koreans Send Themselves to ‘Fake Prison’ for $90 a Night

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South Koreans who are fed up with the daily grind are turning themselves in as “prisoners” at a mock jail as a means of escape.

Thousands of stressed-out workers and students have been paying $90 a night to live in solitary confinement inside the “Prison Inside Me,” a jail-like facility in northeast Hongcheon that provides clients the experience of incarceration.