Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos calls on employees to be treated better when he moves into the position of executive chairman.
April 16, 2021
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Amazon CEO Inc (NASDAQ: AMZN) Jeff Bezos has called on the company to treat its employees better The last letter under the leadership of an online retailer. Amazon Web Services CEO Andy Jassy will take over the company and Bezos will move to the position of executive chairman.
Amazon won the union’s vote
In his letter, Bezos envisioned the company’s future and pledged to expand his famous obsession of treating customers well with his employees. He called attention to the recent vote to consolidate at the Bessemer warehouse, Ala. Amazon, added that it’s an example of why the online retailer has to deal with problems in its workforce.
Amazon won the union vote two to one last week. If successful, it will be the first Amazon site in the United States to merge.
Bezos notes that the result is “misleading” and says that “the company’s direct relationship with employees is very strong, but it’s clear to him that” we need a better vision of how we create our employees. value for employees – a vision for their success. “
Based on CNBCPresident Stuart Appelbaum, President of the Consortium, Retail and Retail Alliance, said in a statement that the amazon vote triggered a shift in how Amazon treats its workers. He said that Bezos “admission today proves that what we said about workplace conditions is correct.” However, he added that the CEO enrollment won’t change anything and employees need a union, “not just another Amazon public relations attempt to control damage.”
Amazon is also obsessed with its employees
The online retailer’s core leadership principles include a statement that it is “customer obsessive.” Bezos said that in the future, he wants Amazon to act in a similar way towards its employees.
“We have always wanted to be the most customer-centric Company on Earth,” writes Bezos. “We’re not going to change that. That’s what got us here. But I pledge to us to be an addition. We will become Earth’s Best Employer and An Safe Workplace.” most complete on Earth. “
CEO also denied allegations that the online retailer has built a harsh work environment and culture in their warehouses. Bezos said their workers are “sometimes accused of being desperate souls and treated like robots”, adding, “That’s not true.”
What’s next for Bezos?
When he took over as executive chairman, he wanted to focus on improving safety at Amazon warehouses. About 40% of work-related injuries are muscle strains or sprains, mainly from repetitive movements and are common among new workers.
To alleviate such injuries, the online retailer is working on an automated work schedule that moves employees across multiple jobs that use different muscle and tendon groups. Amazon plans to start rolling out the system later this year.
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