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Workplace Harassment Costs Korean Companies Nearly 5 Trillion Won Every Year

Workplace Harassment Costs Korean Companies Nearly 5 Trillion Won Every Year

SEOUL, Oct. 26 (Korea Bizwire) – A recent study by KRIVET (the Korea Research Institute for Vocational Education & Training) revealed that workplace bullying is leading to losses of over 4.78 trillion won ($4.2 billion) each year in 15 industry sectors, with the institute calling for legal intervention against employee harassment.  KRIVET analyzed 15 industry [...]

Broadcasters to Impose Stronger Sanctions against Gender Inequality

Broadcasters to Impose Stronger Sanctions against Gender Inequality

SEOUL, Sept. 26 (Korea Bizwire) – The Korea Communications Standards Commission (KCSC) announced Sunday that will be revising its regulations on broadcasting deliberation in an effort to promote gender equality on television programs and for online video content. The amendment comes as a measure to combat Korea’s recently-expanding gender hatred culture, and will ban all [...]

North Korean Defector’s Unfortunate Death Highlights Discrimination in South Korean Society

North Korean Defector’s Unfortunate Death Highlights Discrimination in South Korean Society

INCHEON, Aug. 23 (Korea Bizwire) – The defection of a Britain-based North Korean diplomat has received worldwide media coverage, yet again spotlighting the level of desperation and freedom sought out by the citizens living under one of world’s most oppressive regimes.  And although defection to South Korea may be a dream-come-true for many North Koreans, [...]

1 in 10 Disabled Children Face Physical, Verbal and Sexual Abuse

1 in 10 Disabled Children Face Physical, Verbal and Sexual Abuse

SEOUL, Feb.18 (Korea Bizwire) – Data shows that one out of ten disabled children experience violence at kindergarten or day care centers. The National Human Rights Commission of Korea announced that it conducted a survey of 1,215 teachers, managers working at special schools, day care centers and kindergartens for disabled children, and parents of disabled [...]

Large Retailers Cry Foul Over ‘Discriminatory’ Commission Rates

Large Retailers Cry Foul Over ‘Discriminatory’ Commission Rates

SEOUL, Nov. 23 (Korea Bizwire) – Large retailers in South Korea are claiming that they are being discriminated against by card firms over commission rates which could eat into their bottom lines amid a protracted economic slowdown, industry sources said Monday. According to the sources, some large-sized retailers have demanded a reduction in commission rates [...]

JobKorea to Launch New Job Search Platform “Welldone.to” in the Era of SNS

JobKorea to Launch New Job Search Platform “Welldone.to” in the Era of SNS

SEOUL, Korea, Sep 12 (Korea Bizwire) – Lately the hiring practice of major corporations in the private and public sector is shifting toward evaluating the applicant’s comprehensive abilities including aptitude, attitude, character, and relationship, away from simple appraisal based on test scores and a list of manufactured experiences. For example, Small and Medium Business Corp. and [...]