Tuesday, October 27, 2009

USA - Working Longer

The latest 'UnretirementSM Index' published by the US arm of Sun Life International reveals that 65% of American employees expect to delay their retirement by at least a year - 11% more than at the end of 2008. Moreover, 27% of US workers believe that they will have to work at least an extra 5 years past the traditional retirement age of 67 because of the economic climate.

Living Longer, Working Longer

USA - E-Learning

A new report from Ambient Insight shows that the market for Self-paced E-Learning in the US will reach $16.7 billion in 2009.

E-Learning Is Gaining Ground

USA - Mergers and Acquisitions

A recent survey analyzed selected U.S. strategic mergers during the credit crisis.

Mergers And Acquisitions

Monday, October 26, 2009

UK - Corporate Giving

Research recently undertaken by Acona shows that corporate giving is up, despite the recession. (News release)

Why Has Company Giving Risen During A Recession?

UK - Recruiters Discriminate According To Name

Research reported last week by the Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) shows that race discrimination is still present in UK recruitment.

Recruiters Discriminate According To Name

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

USA - Employment Practices Liability

The new EPL insurance program from HSB and Munich Re America is designed specifically for businesses with 50 or fewer employees and includes advanced EPL coverages that until recently were available only to large employers. These include coverage for prior acts that occur before the policy's inception date, punitive damages coverage, a broadened definition of employees to include independent contractors and optional third-party coverage for discrimination and harassment claims made by business customers or vendors. (News release)

HSB and Munich Re America Introduce New Joint Employment Practices Liability Product