Wednesday, November 30, 2005

UK - Top Management Jobs

Top Executives Losing Out?

Watson Wyatt's 2005 Executive Reward Survey shows that, on average, FTSE 100 executives have seen falls in overall pay packages this year.

British Airways Cuts Management Jobs

British Airways has announced plans to re-structure the business and cut 35% (357) of its 1,715 management jobs by March 2008.

Tuesday, November 29, 2005

UK Employment law updates

November 28 2005 Enews

* The Disability Discrimination Act 2005 - Key December Changes
* Solicitor's Letters Enough to Constitute Grievance
* Compensation Awarded Following False Accusation of Racism
* Stress at work. Why Worry?

Thursday, November 17, 2005


Stress is associated with a number of physical conditions including back-pain, susceptibility to viruses, chronic fatigue syndrome and autoimmune disease.

More at: Stress in the 21st Century

Monday, November 14, 2005

UK - Employment law updates

November 14 2005 Enews

* Have You Banned Bullying?
* Important Notice: Incorrect Claim and Response Forms
* "Dealing with Personal Disasters at Work" Breakfast Briefing

Overview of HRM

The final part of the HR Topics section has been re-built. New pages as follows:

Friday, November 11, 2005

UK - Pay

Gender Pay Gap Narrows

The median gender pay gap has fallen from 17.4% in 1998 to 13.2% in 2005. However, gaps between public and private sector workers and high and low earners are widening.

Thursday, November 10, 2005

Australia - Employment situation

Unemployment up by 0.1% to 5.2%

Seasonally adjusted, the number of people in employment fell by 19,800 to 10,005,400 in October.

Monday, November 07, 2005

UK - HR news release

Only a new law will stop the workplace bullies, says TUC

Around two million people have been bullied at work in the past six months, many of them by their managers, according to figures published today (Monday) to coincide with the TUC-supported Ban Bullying at Work Day.

Friday, November 04, 2005

Canada - Employment situation

Lowest unemployment in three decades

Statistics Canada reports that unemployment fell by 0.1% to 6.6% in October - the lowest rate in three decades.

HR news releases

UK - Aptuit Wins Prestigious Scottish Training Award For Innovative Management Training Program

Award Highlights Aptuit's Dedication to Provide Customers with Accessible and Experienced Management To Streamline Drug Development Process.

USA - eShift by Flexestaff Cited California Healthcare Foundation Releases Report: ''Adopting Online Nurse Scheduling and Staffing Systems''

The nursing shortage, along with an aging population and mandated staff-to-patient ratios, have created significant staffing challenges for healthcare organizations throughout the country. The California Healthcare Foundation's September 2005 Report "Adopting Online Nurse Scheduling and Staffing Systems" focuses on how innovative hospitals are overcoming these challenges through adoption of new web-based nurse scheduling and staffing tools. These tools are allowing hospitals to optimize staff resources and satisfaction; provide greater levels of nurse retention; tighten control over staffing costs; as well as help organizations to better comply with regulatory requirements. The report coincided with a wave of media articles regarding the crisis in nurse staffing levels throughout the United States.

Missouri Court Grants Class-Action Status to Wal-Mart Employees Forced Illegally to Work 'Off-The-Clock' Without Pay

USA - Employment situation

Hurricanes had little effect on labor market conditions in October.

Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that payroll employment was little changed in October, and the rate of unemployment fell marginally to 5.0%.

Tuesday, November 01, 2005

Canada - Wellness

Alberta - Premier's Award for Healthy Workplaces

The Premier's Award for Healthy Workplaces is open to all employers in Alberta and recognizes Alberta employers with healthy workplace programs.