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Coupang Accused of Manipulating Working Employee Work Hours

Coupang Accused of Manipulating Working Employee Work Hours

SEOUL, Oct. 14 (Korea Bizwire) — E-commerce giant Coupang Inc. is facing accusations that it has been manipulating the working hours of employees. Rep. Yun Jun-byeong of the ruling Democratic Party claimed during government inspections of the Ministry of Employment and Labor and its sub-agencies on Tuesday that Coupang was using an application called ‘Coupunch’ [...]

Starbucks Korea Employees Burdened with Company’s Rapid Growth

Starbucks Korea Employees Burdened with Company’s Rapid Growth

SEOUL, Oct. 8 (Korea Bizwire) — Starbucks Coffee Korea is facing demands from its employees to improve working conditions, as they staged a demonstration Thursday in protest of excessive workload stemming from the company’s marketing events. The Korean unit of the global coffee chain’s yearly sales jumped from 773.9 billion won (US$647 million) in 2015 to [...]

Starbucks Employees Hint at Staging Protest

Starbucks Employees Hint at Staging Protest

SEOUL, Oct. 5 (Korea Bizwire) — Starbucks Korea employees are considering staging a protest over their excessive workload. Industry sources said that several Starbucks employees are communicating via Blind, an anonymous chat app for employed workers and staff, to stage a protest in trucks to demand a better working environment. Starbucks Korea does not have [...]

New Study from Potential Project Reveals that Resiliency is the Key to Boosting Employee Retention

New Study from Potential Project Reveals that Resiliency is the Key to Boosting Employee Retention

NEW YORK, Oct. 4 (Korea Bizwire) — The stress of the COVID-19 pandemic — from working from home to caregiving challenges — has triggered widespread feelings of burnout among employees, leading to retention and productivity challenges for companies. According to The Mind at Work study by Potential Project, resiliency is key to changing the workplace experience and [...]

MZ Generation Employees Play a Bigger Role Trend-Sensitive Retail Industry

MZ Generation Employees Play a Bigger Role Trend-Sensitive Retail Industry

SEOUL, Sept. 15 (Korea Bizwire) — MZ generation employees are increasingly taking on important roles in the retail industry, which is highly sensitive to fast-changing trends. Hyundai Department Store Co., a major department store chain, decided to make an equity investment of 3 billion won (US$2.55 million) in local startup Nice Weather last month. This [...]

About 40 pct of Employees at Major Travel Agencies Have Resigned amid Prolonged Pandemic

About 40 pct of Employees at Major Travel Agencies Have Resigned amid Prolonged Pandemic

SEOUL, Aug. 27 (Korea Bizwire) — Over the past two years, the number of employees working at major travel agencies in South Korea nearly halved due to the prolonged COVID-19 pandemic. According to the electronic disclosure system of the Financial Supervisory Service, the number of employees working at the nation’s six listed travel agencies totaled [...]