Thursday, May 28, 2009

Australia - Telstra To Negotiate With Unions

Following the departure of belligerent Telstra chief executive Sol Trujillo, the new CEO, David Thodey, apparently signalled a more concilatory approach to employee relations in an email sent to members of Telstra staff.

Telstra To Negotiate With Unions

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

USA - Insala Results

Not just for outplacement, EmploymentTalk™ used by job boards and recruitment firms boost Insala's sales. (News Release)

Insala Starts 2009 With Record Sales As Demand For Outplacement Technology Continues

UK - Airbus Supplier Finds Specialist Engineers Through ATA Selection

Specialist recruitment firm ATA Selection has helped to get the production of parts off the ground for the world’s largest passenger plane. (News Release)

Airbus Supplier Finds Specialist Engineers Through ATA Selection

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

UK - ATA Recruitment and Ganymede Solutions Results

The recruitment division of the RTC Group Plc, which comprises ATA Recruitment and the on-track labour supply business Ganymede Solutions, has announced an impressive set of annual results to the year ended December 31, 2008 , further reinforcing its position in the marketplace. (News Release)

RTC Group PLC Announces Full Year Results For 2008

Thursday, May 14, 2009

UK - Bosses Cut Bonuses Before Safety

Over half of UK businesses making cutbacks this year say that bosses’ bonuses will be the first to go before health and safety management, according to a new survey from the British Safety Council (BSC). (News Release)

UK Bosses Prepared To Cut Their Own Bonuses Before Health And Safety

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

UK - Value of unions to UK business

A joint statement setting out the positive contribution that modern union reps can make to the workplace has been launched by the Department for Business, the TUC and the CBI.

The value of unions to UK business

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

USA - Ineffective Managers

Managers have hard jobs, but that doesn't mean they're doing them especially well, according to a recent study on perceptions about managers. The study, conducted by the Institute for Corporate Productivity (i4cp), found that, overall, 6 of 10 study respondents acknowledge that managers in their organizations have "tough but fulfilling" jobs. However, the majority of respondents lack confidence in management's effectiveness, with a little over half (53%) reporting that they rate overall management in their companies as "so-so" or worse. (News Release)

Over Half of Employees Say Their Managers Are Ineffective

Saturday, May 09, 2009

Australia - Return to Work

Injured employees and the community are carrying the majority of the costs of work-related injury and disease in Australia, says the report released last month by the Australian Safety & Compensation Council. This report puts the costs of work-related injury and disease at $A57.5 billion, or 5.9% of the country’s gross domestic product, with the burden on workers at 49% and the community at 33%.

Latest figures spur need for Return to Work Code of Ethics - Return to Work Matters

Thursday, May 07, 2009

Time For Mergers And Acquisitions?

The economic meltdown has introduced new factors to consider when we contemplate corporate restructuring - particularly when mergers or acquisitions are involved.

Recessions are not entirely negative. They also offer opportunities to acquire new assets at relatively low prices for companies with the resources (financial and managerial) to take advantage of the circumstances.

Mergers and Acquisitions