Apple today announced that it is promoting Deirdre O’Brien to a new head HR role, „vice president of People.“ O’Brien, who previously served as vice president of Worldwide Sales and Operations, has been at Apple for nearly 30 years.
According to the news release, O’Brien will lead all HR functions, like talent development, recruiting, benefits, compensation, and business support, plus she’ll oversee Apple University, where employees are trained. She will be reporting directly to Apple CEO Tim Cook.
„As long as I’ve been at Apple, Deirdre has been the glue that bonds our operations, sales, marketing and finance teams [...]
Apple today internally announced it is introducing two all-new Apple Store positions named Lead and Schedule Planner. Applications open Monday, July 24 for existing Apple retail employees, although it appears that select stores started interviewing candidates as early as a few weeks ago.
Apple says the Lead position will give team members the chance to learn the ins and outs of running an Apple Store firsthand. The majority of a Lead’s time will be spent as the Support Leader on the Floor, responsible for managing employee breaks and zoning in the store, and addressing customer concerns.
Support Leader on the Floor also entails communicating daily [...]
Apple spent an all-time high $2.2 million lobbying Donald Trump’s federal government between April 1 and June 30, 2017, according to a disclosure form filed by the Office of the Clerk of the U.S. House of Representatives.
Image: Drew Angerer—Getty Images That amount is by far the most Apple has ever spent on lobbying in a single quarter, eclipsing the previous record of nearly $1.4 million spent during Trump’s first three months as President of the United States. Apple has now spent nearly $3.6 million on lobbying during the first six months of his term.
The extra $800,000 that Apple spent between April 1 and June 30 of this year, [...]
Wisconsin resident Xai Thao and her home insurance provider State Farm have jointly sued Apple for over $75,000 this week, claiming the company sold Thao a defective and dangerous iPhone 4s that started a fire in her home last year.
The lawsuit, filed in U.S. district court, alleges the house fire was the direct result of the iPhone’s battery short-circuiting and heating up. Thao nor anyone else ever changed the battery in the iPhone, according to the complaint. On or about April 1, 2016, the iPhone failed, starting a fire in Thao’s home. Preliminary investigations show evidence of a significant and localized heating event in the battery area of the iPhone [...]