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S. Korean Firms Required to Overhaul Top-down, Drinking Culture

S. Korean Firms Required to Overhaul Top-down, Drinking Culture

SEOUL, Jun. 14 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean companies need to improve their strict top-down management structure and culture of frequent after-work drinking if they want to hire talented workers in China, a local trade association said Thursday. In a survey of 465 applicants for jobs in Korean firms operating in China, the Korea International [...]

Korean Women Still Underpaid Compared to Men

Korean Women Still Underpaid Compared to Men

SEOUL, May 18 (Korea Bizwire) — Women currently working at a domestic company that has more than 100 employees were found to be getting paid 33 percent less in salary compared to their male counterparts. The National Human Rights Commission of Korea announced these results yesterday after surveying 402 permanent male and female employees who [...]

Companies Shut Down Computers to Prevent Overtime

Companies Shut Down Computers to Prevent Overtime

SEOUL, Jan. 24 (Korea Bizwire) – Korea’s onerous corporate culture is slowly making progress.  LG Uplus, one of the three major telecommunications companies in Korea, became the first IT company to implement a “PC-off” policy.  As the name suggests, the policy forcibly shuts down all access to employee computers at 6:30 p.m. sharp, 30 minutes [...]

Office Workers Suffer from English in the Workplace

Office Workers Suffer from English in the Workplace

SEOUL, March 24 (Korea Bizwire) – Survey data reveals that office workers are stressed because of English, even if they are not required to use the language frequently. Hunet, an education company, conducted a survey on 713 office workers. The results showed that 86.1 percent of the respondents were stressed because of English, with only [...]

Over Half of College Students in Korea Prefer to Work Abroad

Over Half of College Students in Korea Prefer to Work Abroad

SEOUL, Feb. 9 (Korea Bizwire) – More than half of South Korean college students want to find overseas jobs, a survey showed Monday, reflecting their pessimism over the country’s ever-worsening job market and stressful life in Korea Inc. In a nationwide survey of 2,361 students from 132 universities, 59.3 percent responded they prefer overseas jobs over [...]

For IT Pros, Manual File Transfer Processes Are Most Stressful

For IT Pros, Manual File Transfer Processes Are Most Stressful

LEXINGTON, Mass., April 16, 2014 (Korea Bizwire) – A recent survey conducted by Ipswitch  of more than 100 IT professionals highlighted the frustration felt with  manual file transfer processes. Sixty one percent of respondents  reported that manual file transfer was as enjoyable  as sitting in traffic when asked to relate it to activities  generally seen as [...]