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Uber HR Head Resigns After Alleged Discrimination, And Months Of Subtle Change

Uber HR Head Resigns After Alleged Discrimination, And Months Of Subtle Change

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  • They had some momentum with hiring the new CEO, but these continued problems give doubt in many minds which opens up the door for Lyft and others....another constant reminder how companies need to maintain a strong culture or you end up going down this slippery slope that’s hard to recover from.

  • It’s been a rough day for Uber.

    HR was seen as their biggest problem—so what does this signal? People hailed Dara’s coming as the path forward for Uber, especially relating to their workforce issues.

    It’s hard to keep the faith that the company isn’t rotten to the core.

  • The rot starts at the top and it’s clear new leadership has its work cut out for it.

  • It is interesting that when tech startups boom to disrupt, HR’s most important duties now become — “media don’t report our people issues”. And some try cover-ups, before it is uncontrollable.

  • With pressure on for an IPO, there is only so much time that Uber will devote to fixing its culture. And some employees think the pendulum has swung too far already (away from the Always Be Hustlin ‘ days of Travis Kalanick). The lack of transparency around Hornsey’s resignation is curious, given that

    With pressure on for an IPO, there is only so much time that Uber will devote to fixing its culture. And some employees think the pendulum has swung too far already (away from the Always Be Hustlin ‘ days of Travis Kalanick). The lack of transparency around Hornsey’s resignation is curious, given that the details are likely to emerge sooner or later.

  • No company is immune to the very issues Uber faces. Uber simply rates an “F” while others fall somewhere above that, but not far. I’m in search of the company that has successfully changed its culture. Any one have a good example?

  • They thought that simply replacing the CEO would bring about pandemic change. I realize that there have been other org changes, but most came from someone stepping down rather than flat out ousting/house cleaning. My Uber driver last night was even curious about how this was all going to shake out. If

    They thought that simply replacing the CEO would bring about pandemic change. I realize that there have been other org changes, but most came from someone stepping down rather than flat out ousting/house cleaning. My Uber driver last night was even curious about how this was all going to shake out. If your own drivers are actively curious, you have to move faster in a (seemingly) self-imposed upheaval, especially when you are screaming about it on your own advert campaigns. MY DRIVER was shaky about it ... they have fixed absolutely nothing but put a kinder face on the problem.

    My grandparents used to say "a fish rots from the head". Great ... they have replaced the head, now for the other body parts ...

  • Uber can’t “fix” their culture because it is precisely what has made them successful - being aggressive, testing boundaries, not asking for permission but begging for forgiveness... Uber would not have been the disruptive, global force it is today if it weren’t for these characteristics. This culture

    Uber can’t “fix” their culture because it is precisely what has made them successful - being aggressive, testing boundaries, not asking for permission but begging for forgiveness... Uber would not have been the disruptive, global force it is today if it weren’t for these characteristics. This culture may no longer be serving them well, but it runs too deep to change at this point.

  • Uber's head of HR Liane Hornsey has resigned from the company in the wake of a Tuesday report from Reuters that Uber had conducted a previously unreported investigation into accusations from anonymous whistle-blowers that Hornsey "had used discriminatory language and made derogatory comments about Uber

    Uber's head of HR Liane Hornsey has resigned from the company in the wake of a Tuesday report from Reuters that Uber had conducted a previously unreported investigation into accusations from anonymous whistle-blowers that Hornsey "had used discriminatory language and made derogatory comments about Uber Global Head of Diversity and Inclusion Bernard Coleman, and had denigrated and threatened former Uber executive Bozoma Saint John, who left the company in June."

  • Real hard to understand more than a year or two in why they are struggling so hard to fix problems they fully identified. What does that say? And is any of it good?