Tuesday, March 17, 2009

USA - Optimism Required

Global warming. Water shortages. Terrorism. Failing health care system. Wars around the globe. Gas prices. Severe economic downturn. Look at the headlines and it's enough to make you stay in bed.

Today's Economy DEMANDS A Critical Skill: Optimism

USA - Contractor Screening

The Hard Evidence for Contractor Screening and Employment Background Check Searches

Do You Really Know Your Contractors?

Friday, March 13, 2009

UK - Teams At Work

How good team work can increase positivity, performance and productivity.

Three Heads Are Better Than One

Australia - Communicating Change

Whenever we begin to design an employee communication strategy that is focussed on change the most important thing to consider is that the strategies implemented must engage employees, not simply inform. In other words will the employee communication strategy you are implementing cause a change in attitude and therefore behaviour or is it simply information?


Employee Communication: 6 Steps to Communicate Change

Thursday, March 12, 2009

UK - Employee Supported Volunteering

In the economic downturn, advertising budgets are being cut, marketing departments pruned, but organisations still need to be raising their profile, attracting new customers, and differentiating themselves from their competitors. CSR in the form of Employee Supported Volunteering (ESV) can help.

The Bottom Line Benefits of Employee Supported Volunteering

USA - Small-Business Stimulus Program

(News Release) CPEhr, a Los Angeles-based Human Resources Outsourcing firm, recently announced the release of a new "Stimulus Program" aimed to boost productivity and cut costs for small private employers. The program is based on CPEhr’s successful HR Outsourcing model, which has helped hundreds of clients reduce employment expenses over the past two decades.

CPEhr Announces Launch of "Small-Business Stimulus Program"

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

USA - IHRM Awards

The International Association for Human Resource Information Management (IHRIM) named Jonathan Hunt as its 2009 Excellence Award winner. The IHRIM Excellence Award is presented to IHRIM members who have made significant contributions to the advancement of IHRIM's mission and goals. It recognizes them for their exemplary association volunteer service and for their leadership of a project that has positively impacted the association.

Award Recognizes IHRIM Members for Outstanding Leadership and Volunteer Service

Australia - New Mentor Scheme

(News Release) Following the successful launch of a new career and financial mentoring service designed to help assist Singapore-based employees affected by pay cuts and layoffs, TMS Asia-Pacific is actively considering implementing a similar system in its Australian operation.


TMS considers career and financial mentoring concept for Australia

Australia - International Study Highlights Pay Equity Gap

ACTU President Sharan Burrow says that Australian women are risking loss of pay, skills and access to decent work because of the Global Financial Crisis. Sharan Burrow says that employers should do more to protect jobs and Government should fund a paid maternity leave scheme.

International Study Highlights Pay Equity Gap

Sunday, March 08, 2009

Friday, March 06, 2009

UK - Women 'not suffering more than men'

(News Release) Figures released by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) clearly show that, contrary to recent common assertion, women are definitely not suffering more than men from job cuts and rising unemployment in the current recession.

Official Statistics confirm CIPD view that women are not being relatively hard hit by jobs downturn

Wednesday, March 04, 2009

UK - Corporate Manslaughter

Directors should be aware that any prosecutions under the new health and safety legislation could find the courts examining the entire safety culture of a business, and not just the systems and management processes in place. That was the stark warning from leading health and safety law specialist and barrister with Henderson Chambers, Oliver Campbell and GMB National Health and Safety officer Dan Shears at the British Safety Council’s recent Director’s Duties Conference in London.

Company Culture Will Be At The Centre Of Court Probe Into First Corporate Manslaughter
Prosecution, Say Top Lawyer And Leading Union Officer

Tuesday, March 03, 2009

NZ - HRINZ Awards

The Human Resources Institute of New Zealand (HRINZ) has announced the winners of the 2008/09 HRINZ HR Awards.

HRINZ HR Awards