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New Relic CEO scolds employees in internal memo

  • Software company New Relic, one of Portland’s largest technology employers, is lagging behind rivals and needs more from its employees to catch up, the company’s CEO warned his staff in an all-company memo last month.
  • The blunt letter exhorts employees to work harder and rejects their calls for the company to take a more active role in the nation’s resurgent civil rights movement.
  • In a note to remaining employees, New Relic said it had intended to notify all laid-off workers individually “where the news could be communicated with the dignity and respect these employees deserve.” The company blamed the premature emails on an unspecified “internal systems” issue.
  • Asked for comment on Cirne’s letter, New Relic said Portland continues to be an important location for the company and said it is committed to societal issues.
  • New Relic said company matching programs helped employees raise $70,000 for civil rights organizations and $155,000 for COVID-19 relief.

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How one of Netflix’s biggest mistakes helped build its weird culture

  • And so for the first episode of Land of the Giants: The Netflix Effect — our new seven-part podcast about the company and the impact it has made on Hollywood and the world — we wanted to dive into Netflix’s culture.
  • When we told people outside of Netflix that we were making an episode about the company’s culture, we often got blank looks.
  • After the debacle, Hastings instituted “farming for dissent,” a formal practice where employees are supposed to run their big ideas by colleagues and have them tell you candidly — on a Google Doc that’s open for everyone to see — what’s wrong with it.
  • It’s considered integral to the company that your coworkers tell you what they really think of your idea, even if — perhaps especially if — you’re their boss.

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Kroger developed its own at-home COVID tests and is giving them to employees for free - Business Insider

  • Kroger is giving its employees access to free at-home COVID-19 tests starting this week, the company said Wednesday.
  • The grocery chain said the US Food and Drug Administration granted emergency use authorization for the test kits, which Kroger developed.
  • Kroger said it hoped to be processing up to 60,000 tests per week by the end of July.
  • Kroger will be making the kits available to other companies and organizations in the coming weeks.
  • Employers are responsible for the cost of the kits, which will be free to employees, according to Kroger spokeswoman Kristal Howard.
  • Kroger said most test results collected through the at-home kits would be available within 72 hours.

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Kroger developed its own at-home COVID tests and is giving them to employees for free - Business Insider

  • Kroger is giving its employees access to free at-home COVID-19 tests starting this week, the company said Wednesday.
  • The grocery chain said the US Food and Drug Administration granted emergency use authorization for the test kits, which Kroger developed.
  • Kroger said it hoped to be processing up to 60,000 tests per week by the end of July.
  • Kroger will be making the kits available to other companies and organizations in the coming weeks.
  • Employers are responsible for the cost of the kits, which will be free to employees, according to Kroger spokeswoman Kristal Howard.
  • Kroger said most test results collected through the at-home kits would be available within 72 hours.

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Black Facebook employee and two job applicants file EEOC complaint alleging discrimination

  • The EEOC charge, filed Thursday, is being brought by Oscar Veneszee, Jr., who is a current Black Facebook employee and two Black professionals named Howard Winns, Jr. and Jazsmin Smith, who claim they were denied multiple positions at the company for which they were qualified.
  • According to the complaint, he has allegedly heard colleagues use the N-word in the workplace, has been criticized for offering constructive thoughts about diversity recruiting plans, and has never received an evaluation higher than "Meets All Expectations" or received a promotion despite Veneszee's belief that he's exceeded expectations and been praised by his manager.
  • According to the charge, the other Facebook employees who are currently in the same role that Winns, applied for have similar or lesser experience or education than him, and are all White.

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Why I flip-flopped on opposing remote work

  • In fact, that’s how our relationship began — like many business leaders during this pandemic, I had to hire Todd through a series of video calls.
  • This not only led me to hire our CRO remotely, but it is ultimately why I also decided to allow employees to work from home until 2021.
  • I used to believe that you could build an in-person culture or a remote work culture, but that a hybrid of the two was destined to fail.
  • The realities of COVID-19 have not just changed my outlook, but transformed the way I think about how work should get done —and how leaders need to show up for their team, even if they can’t “show up” in any physical sense.
  • Before the pandemic, the debate over remote work revolved around its perceived impact on productivity, collaboration, employee engagement and culture.

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American Airlines to close bases, needs to reduce flight attendant staff - Business Insider

  • American Airlines plans to reconfigure and significantly downsize staffing at some of its bases, and plans to reduce its flight attendant ranks by as many as 8,000 employees, Business Insider has learned.
  • In a memo sent to flight attendants at the airline, senior vice president for flight services Jill Surdek outlined the airline's cabin crew staffing predicament, as the airline seeks to shrink and adjust its network and operations based on reduced and changing demand during the coronavirus pandemic.
  • As flight attendants anxiously await news of furloughs, which the airline is expected to announce this month with affected employees still being paid through September 30, Surdek said that details had yet to be determined.
  • However, Surdek wrote that the airline expects to be overstaffed by somewhere between 7,000 and 8,000 flight attendants, based on anticipated flying and demand in 2021.

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American Airlines to close bases, needs to reduce flight attendant staff - Business Insider

  • American Airlines plans to reconfigure and significantly downsize staffing at some of its bases, and plans to reduce its flight attendant ranks by as many as 8,000 employees, Business Insider has learned.
  • In a memo sent to flight attendants at the airline, senior vice president for flight services Jill Surdek outlined the airline's cabin crew staffing predicament, as the airline seeks to shrink and adjust its network and operations based on reduced and changing demand during the coronavirus pandemic.
  • As flight attendants anxiously await news of furloughs, which the airline is expected to announce this month with affected employees still being paid through September 30, Surdek said that details had yet to be determined.
  • However, Surdek wrote that the airline expects to be overstaffed by somewhere between 7,000 and 8,000 flight attendants, based on anticipated flying and demand in 2021.

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Google delays reopening its US offices among coronavirus surge

  • Google is backtracking on its plans to reopen its US offices after coronavirus cases across the country have surged exponentially over the past couple of weeks, Bloomberg has learned.
  • In an internal memo sent to employees, the company said its offices will remain closed at least until September 7.
  • Earlier in May, CEO Sundar Pichai announced the Big G hopes to cautiously move some workers back in starting July 6.
  • Google was one of many tech giants — including Microsoft, Apple, and Twitter — that asked employees to work from home in March, when there were slightly more than 1,000 registered coronavirus cases in the US.
  • At the time, the company said it wouldn’t force employees to return to the office for the remainder of the year.
  • Since then, the number has jumped to over 2.7 million.
  • What's it like being trans in tech?

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No, Really, Your Boss Wants You to Take Vacation—Now

  • After several challenging months on the job during the coronavirus pandemic, businesses want workers to use their paid time off to stave off burnout and avoid a year-end vacation crunch.
  • Matt Reed says he wasn’t able to use all his days off before they expired June 30, the end of the fiscal year for Brookdale Community College in Middletown, N.J., where he is a vice president.
  • Since the coronavirus shut down campuses in the spring, he tried taking a day off to relax near home but says he wasn’t able to stay offline during a demanding time at work.
  • Workers at Ultimate Software Group, Inc. began submitting many more time-off requests after the company announced in May that offices would stay closed through Labor Day, says David Almeda, the company’s chief people officer.

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