Thursday, July 28, 2005

USA - Absenteeism

Playing Hooky

An absenteeism survey conducted for Hudson showed that nearly a third (30%) of US workers admitted to taking a 'sick' day when they were not ill.

Tuesday, July 26, 2005

Decision Making

You can view any decision making as solving a problem - in fact any kind of thinking task could be called problem solving.

More at: Decisions and Problem-Solving

UK - Employment law updates

July 25 2005 enews

* 'Admissibility Regime Unjust'
* Draft Age Discrimination Legislation Published

Monday, July 25, 2005

Job Satisfaction

Women are more satisfied with their jobs

Recent research in Australia and New Zeakand by Human Synergistics, a specialist NZ leadership and culture company, shows that men tend to be more dissatisfied at work.

Sunday, July 24, 2005

Saturday, July 23, 2005

UK HRD Articles

An index page has been created for UK human resource development articles published on HRM Guide between 2003 and 2005 at:
UK Human Resource Development Articles

Friday, July 22, 2005

HR People

Mara Swan appointed Senior VP at Manpower Inc.

She will be responsible for Manpower's HR strategy covering full-time, contract and contingent workforces across 68 countries.

An index page of recent HR People news has been created at: HR People

US Recruitment articles

An index page of articles published on HRM Guide USA 2003-2005 has been posted at US Recruitment Articles

Wednesday, July 20, 2005

UK Recruitment Articles

An index page for articles on recruitment published on hrmguide.co.uk has been posted at: UK Recruitment Articles

Applicant tracking


USA 90% vs. UK 10%


Only around 10 per cent of HR professionals in the UK within large organisations use applicant tracking systems, as opposed to approximately 90 per cent in the US.

Tuesday, July 19, 2005

Canada - Job market

An index page has been created for articles about the Canadian job market published on HRM Guide between 2001 and 2005.

See: Canadian Job Market Articles

5 Hot Resume Tips

5 Hot Resume Tips

The purpose of a resume is not to land you a job, but rather to get you in the door for an interview.

Monday, July 18, 2005

Australia - Retail Careers

Retail careers are rarely intentional

Retail is rarely a first choice of career, with most people who work in retail having 'fallen into it'.

Thursday, July 14, 2005

UK - Age discrimination

Age discrimination proposals

The UK Government has published draft measures to give over 65s the same rights to unfair dismissal and redundancy payments as their younger counterparts under new measures to outlaw age discrimination in the workplace.

Monday, July 11, 2005

Career Networking

Build Your Rolodex of Networking Contacts

How important is networking in your job search? Take a look at the astonishing numbers surrounding how job hunters ultimately become gainfully employed.

UK - Employment law updates

July 11 2005 Enews

* The Scope of "Mental Impairment" under the Disability Discrimination Act 2005
* Whistleblowing - Employers be warned!
* Equal Pay - What Constitutes 'like work'?

Thursday, July 07, 2005

Australia - Recruitment Ads


Newspaper Ads Down, Web Ads Down in June


Major Metropolitan newspaper job advertisements were down 1.9% in June and internet job advertisements fell by 2.5% according to an ANZ report.

Wednesday, July 06, 2005

Canada (Alberta) - Employment of minors


Restrictions on the Employment of Minors


(Alberta) Additional guidelines regarding hiring of employees between the ages of 12 to 14 in the Food and Restaurant industry