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Companies Ignoring Basic Workers’ Rights as Virus Outbreak Spreads

Companies Ignoring Basic Workers’ Rights as Virus Outbreak Spreads

SEOUL, March 17 (Korea Bizwire) — The spread of the new coronavirus has made things difficult for companies, leading to a growing number of employees suffering from labor code violations such as forced annual leave, unpaid leave, layoffs and pay cuts. According to an analysis of 911 reported cases, which civic group Workplace Gapjil 119 [...]

‘Inequality’ Looms as Large Conglomerates Distribute Free Masks While Small Businesses Don’t

‘Inequality’ Looms as Large Conglomerates Distribute Free Masks While Small Businesses Don’t

SEOUL, Feb. 28 (Korea Bizwire) — Companies that require frequent contact with customers are calling on all staff to wear protective masks as the novel coronavirus continues to spread nationwide. In the meantime, some companies are being criticized for falling short of providing the masks to all employees while at the same time insisting that [...]

Majority of Companies Don’t Notify Job Candidates of Failure

Majority of Companies Don’t Notify Job Candidates of Failure

SEOUL, Dec. 11 (Korea Bizwire) — While most job seekers think that “Companies should also notify those who failed the interview,” companies feel burdened about it. According to a survey of 498 companies conducted by online job portal Saramin, 61.2 percent of the companies said they felt burdened to notify those who failed their interview. [...]

S. Korean Companies Make Nostalgic Pivot to Their Roots

S. Korean Companies Make Nostalgic Pivot to Their Roots

SEOUL, Nov. 4 (Korea Bizwire) — Local companies are touching upon consumer sentiment by revisiting past hits that helped propel them to greatness. BEANPOLE, a contemporary fashion brand that was launched in 1989 by Samsung C&T Corp., a construction and fashion unit of Samsung Group, drew attention in July for a promotion that invited customers [...]