Tuesday, August 30, 2005

Canada - Saskatchewan minimum wage


Saskatchewan Minimum Wage Increases To $7.05


Saskatchewan's minimum wage will be increased by 40 cents an hour on Thursday, September 1 2005.

Monday, August 29, 2005

Canada - Managing Diversity

An index page for articles about Managing Diversity posted on HRM Guide Canada has been created at:

Canadian Managing Diversity Articles

Thursday, August 25, 2005

Career Advancement

How to Reach Outside Yourself to Advance Your Career

As adults, we tend to forget the value of reaching out to others when we are in need of assistance.

Wednesday, August 24, 2005

UK - Employment law updates

August 22 2005 Enews

* Steeles' In-house Training Sessions
* Victimisation
* Insolvency
* Justifying Indirect Sex Discrimination - Hardy and Hansons v Lax

UK - Disability Rights

Disability Rights Commission handles 500,000 enquiries in 5 years

Enquiries have surged since new disability legislation came into force in October 2004.

Thursday, August 18, 2005

UK - Job Ads

Just 6% of job ads mention pensions

Employers are keeping quiet about their pension provision - or lack of provision - for new recruits, according to a TUC annual survey.

Tuesday, August 16, 2005

HR People

Nan Zieleniec Appointed Senior VP of HR at Developers Diversified Realty

Developers Diversified Realty, a Cleveland-based real estate investment trust (REIT), has appointed Nan Zieleniec as Senior Vice President of Human Resources.

USA - Real earnings

Real earnings
reference page has been updated for July 2005 figures.

UK - Applicant Tracking


Cost v. Time


A quarter of the UK's workforce now expect to find their next job online but the UK's recruiters are still behind the game when it comes to their ability to realise and leverage the benefits of online applications.

Tuesday, August 09, 2005

Monday, August 08, 2005

UK - Employment law updates

August 8 2005 Enews

* The Employment Appeal Tribunal dismisses British Airways Appeal In Sex Discrimination Claim
* Less Favourable Treatment of Disabled Employee Not Justified
* Court of Appeal confirms parental leave must be taken in a one week block

Wednesday, August 03, 2005

UK - Psychology of Management

Psychology of Management

The CIPD has developed a Certificate in the Psychology of Management designed to help those involved in managing people to understand employee behaviour and offer alternative and practical ways of achieving change.

Australia - Balancing Work and Family

ACTU - Balancing Work and Family

The ACTU says that the Howard Government’s own research report shows its individual
contracts (AWAs) are hostile to work and family balance

Tuesday, August 02, 2005

Canada - Job Strain and Retirement


Link Between Job Strain and Retirement


Job strain, caused by a combination of a heavy workload, time constraints, conflicting demands and lack of control, may be an overlooked factor in an employee’s decision to retire.

Canada (Quebec) - Employment law updates

New Anti-Smoking Bill Targets Workplaces and Public Spaces

(Quebec) On June 17, 2005, Bill 112 received Royal Assent and will come into force on May 31, 2006 with exceptions. Employers should start developing an agenda for effective compliance with the new requirements.

Monday, August 01, 2005

UK - Flexibility

Give us a 6.00am start

Many British workers would welcome the introduction of a 6am start, if they could go home earlier in exchange