Tag: uber

Uber Works Set to Expand

Bloomberg is reporting that Uber Works the on demand staffing platform launched last year will soon be expanding. The company is set to head to Miami next after piloting in Chicago. The company says it plans to start recruiting from its massive pool of drivers which will expand the opportunities available and instantly vault them to the top of the gig staffing services. Uber plans…

There’s a “Red Wedding” at Uber – But Not Just With Their Marketing Layoffs

Like so many people, I loved Game of Thrones. And that’s why ANY big company layoff that’s referred to as a “Marketing Red Wedding” gets my full and undivided attention. The fact that the company is Uber, and the “Red Wedding” description comes from Uber employees about a big layoff that took place there in late July, well, that’s just icing on the cake….

Uber Drivers Lose Class Action Effort as Court Upholds Arbitration Requirement

It was just a matter of time. After the Supreme Court cleared the way for businesses to use class waivers with their employees and contractors with the Epic Systems ruling this past May, many observers expected that the decision would come back to haunt a class of Uber drivers who wanted to litigate a class action misclassification case against the ride-sharing company in court. Earlier today,…

Ask UBER: Outside Social Issues Are Changing Inside Work Operations.

The public has spoken. If you want fair treatment in your company it’s time to get out your megaphone. If your company’s internal policies don’t jibe with the outside, conscious, court-of-public-opinion, they may be in for a wild, expensive ride.    In that light, Uber did something remarkable this week.  Due to what seems like a year’s worth of bad press, they did something…

T3 – @Uber is jumping into HR!

This week on T3 I take a look at the ‘uber’ popular ride-sharing company Uber. Uber for Business made its debut at the HR Technology Conference this year selling itself as a legitimate HR technology company for HR and TA pros. So, how does the Uber we all know, make that jump over to the HR and TA side of technology? Uber figured that…

The Uber CEO Search Was the Most Uber Thing Ever

Uber has been HR blog fodder for months, mostly for their toxic culture and former CEO Travis Kalanick being a jerk.  Better writers than me took their shots, so I stayed on the sidelines. But this CEO search?  I mean, come on, people.  It’s too good. Quick backstory.  Kalanick gets fired resigns to spend more time with his family.  Competing interests on the board…

Amateur Hour at Uber: Too Many Managers With Too Little Experience

Managers don’t get much respect at Uber. How else would you explain the fact that 63 percent of the ride-share company’s management team is, according to head of global diversity and inclusion Bernard Coleman, made up of rookie, first time managers ? In other words, it’s amateur hour when it comes to management practices at Uber, and it probably explains why the company has had…

What Uber Has to Teach Us About Company Culture

It’s been a challenging few weeks for Uber to say the least. Uber is receiving criticism and close internal and public scrutiny after a former engineer, Susan Fowler, recounted her negative experience working at Uber. To make matters worse, just last week an Uber driver released a dashcam video of a hostile exchange with Uber’s CEO, Travis Kalanick, and a senior exec left the company…