HR News Beat: United changes course on lottery program

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In today's HR News Beat, United Airlines has changed course on its proposed employee lottery program, and DHL Express Certified has been named a Top Employer in the United States in 2018.

United Airlines backs off lottery plan

United Airlines has decided to alter its course on a new employee lottery program. The lottery was meant to replace the airline's quarterly employee bonus program. Under the lottery system, workers who hit performance targets would have been entered to win prizes such as cars, vacations, and a chance to win $100,000. Employees did not respond well to the proposed change, which caused United President Scott Kirby to put a hold on the plan. To read more about this story, click here.

DHL Express Certified in the U.S. as a Top Employer for 2018

DHL, the world's leading international express services provider, announced today that the Top Employers Institute has certified the company as a Top Employer in the United States for 2018. DHL is one of only 13 companies worldwide to earn the Institute's Global Top Employer award this year, which recognizes the company's commitment to support and develop its employees worldwide. The Top Employers Institute annually conducts a survey of human resources best practices around the world. A rigorous certification process handled by an independent audit agency reviews company programs in talent strategy, workforce planning, onboarding, learning and development, performance management, leadership development, career and succession planning, compensation and benefits, and culture. Top Employers must provide the highest standards of employee offerings and a forward-thinking human resources environment. Click here for more.

Anchor Glass Container Corporation names Wendy Larrison as Chief Human Resources Officer

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Anchor Glass Container Corporation announced today that Wendy Larrison has joined the company as Chief Human Resources Officer and Vice President at the corporate headquarters in Tampa, FL. Prior to joining Anchor Glass, Larrison held positions as a strategic human resource leader and executive with Triad Retail Media and Gerdau Long Steel North America. Larrison brings over 20 years of expertise as a transformational leader through aligning people, culture and business strategies to elevate and execute the company vision and plan.  Click here for more.

Karen Jean Viera Named New Vice President and Chief People Officer at Church's Chicken

With Church's Chicken® making system-wide changes to accelerate domestic and international growth, the brand has hired a new head of Human Resources. Karen Jean Viera will be joining the company as its new Vice President and Chief People Officer. In her new role, Viera will oversee full cycle Human Resources and Internal Communications. Viera will shape, direct, and implement HR policy and procedures related to staffing, talent acquisition, on-boarding and training, employee retention, team member relations, benefits and compensation, HR administration, on a corporate level, globally. And, with the company's renewed and heightened focus on robust communications, Viera will also lead strategy and team member engagement over the recently developed internal communications function.  For more information, click here.