Thursday, May 20, 2010

USA - Unemployment And Health

Loss of employment can have significant long-term health consequences.

Unemployment And Health

Australia - Violence Against Nurses

Research from Curtin University of Technology in Perth, Western Australia published in the Journal of Clinical Nursing found that three-quarters of nurses working in both the private and public sectors had experienced violence at work, but only one in six incidents were officially reported.

Violence Against Nurses At Work

Australia - Consequences Of Interrupted Tasks

Frequent interruptions experienced by hospital doctors result in less time and poorer care given to patients and increase the potential for clinical error.

Consequences Of Interrupted Tasks

Global - Best Companies for Leaders Study

Chief Executive Magazine and Chally Group Worldwide are conducting a research study with leading business executives from around the world to elicit their opinions on a range of business issues relating to Leadership Development. This study, The Best Companies for Leaders, will aid organizations in keeping abreast of the current state and direction for leadership practices on a global basis. (News Release)

Call for Nominations for Best Companies for Leaders Study

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

USA/India - Whistle-Blowers

Connecting with employees' emotions and personal value systems could encourage whistle-blowing in relation to to a range of work-related crimes and misconduct.

Whistle-blowers And Personal Values

USA - Workplace Health

Work-related Stress, Shift Work And Coronary Heart Disease - Updated Article.

Health Effects Of Work-Related Stress And Shift Work

UK - Probation Officers Want To Help Not Punish

Attitudes and motivations expressed by new recruits to the probation service were inconsistent with the UK government's current emphasis on probation as 'punishment in the community' and protection of the public rather than rehabilitation for the individual offender.

Probation Officers Want To Help Not Punish

UK - Small Businesses Create Most Jobs

Recent research from the Globalisation and Economic Policy Centre (GEP) at the University of Nottingham found that small businesses employing less than 100 workers account for 65 per cent of new British jobs created in an average year.

Small Businesses Create Most Jobs

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

UK - HR Software For Manchester City

Manchester City Football Club (MCFC) has appointed independent HR software provider Cascade to implement a new fully integrated .NET system that will streamline and 'future proof' the club's HR processes. (News Release)

Premier League football club tackles HR head-on with new software system

USA - myStaffingPro Hiring Manager

HR Services Inc, creator of myStaffingPro applicant tracking system, has improved their popular Hiring Manager Quick Response (HM QR) module with several new enhancements. The module enables HR professionals to seamlessly request and receive feedback on applicants, and allows the hiring manager to provide feedback and manage interview scheduling. myStaffingPro will demonstrate the new enhancements on May 27th through an informational webinar. (News Release)

myStaffingPro Applicant Tracking System Releases Version 3.0 of Hiring Manager Quick Response (HM QR) Functionality

USA - HR Solutions for Southern California Customers

CanopyHR Solutions, a progressive, next-generation payroll and human resources company, has launched in Southern California to noteworthy early success. Backed by local private equity firm, Innovate Partners, CanopyHR debuts with a web technology oriented, customer-first business model that allows customers to select only those service modules they need. By leveraging breakthrough technologies combined with superior service, CanopyHR is increasing its customers’ business efficiencies and creating significant payroll cost reductions. The company’s revolutionary, flexible paradigm has already catapulted the enterprise into a position as a respected competitor in the human resources industry. (News Release)

CanopyHR Brings Together Premium Service and Affordable HR Solutions for Southern California Customers

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

USA - Driver pre-screening

Motor carriers now have a faster and easier way to assess the driving and safety histories of prospective drivers. The U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) yesterday announced the launch of the new federal motor carrier Pre-Employment Screening Program (PSP), now available at The Pre-Employment Screening Program provides real-time data to help motor carriers review the crash and serious safety violation histories of prospective employees as part of the hiring process.

NIC Technologies Launches Online Pre-Employment Screening Program for Motor Carriers and Drivers at

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

UK - World Cup Absence Management

Nine out of ten employers have no plans in place to help manage staff absence during the forthcoming World Cup, according to a poll by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD). In view of these results, the CIPD has produced a guide for employers - The World Cup and Absence Management. (News Release)

CIPD launches World Cup absence guidance to help employers boost employee motivation and engagement

Monday, May 10, 2010

Norway - Merger Software

BrightArch AS launched OrganizationWeaver today, an enterprise software that manages complex human capital decisions during transformational changes. In a post-financial crisis landscape, corporations are reorganizing and merging to meet new challenges. The process of implementing these big changes often increases organizational risks that could damage employee productivity. OrganizationWeaver was created to avoid these risks. (News Release)

New Tool Set to Reduce Human Capital Risks in Mega-Mergers

Oman and Brazil - Intercomp Global Services

Leading global payroll services provider Intercomp Global Services (Intercomp) announces expansion of its operations to Brazil and Oman.

The move illustrates the company's ambition and expertise in providing international payroll services in ever more countries. Intercomp is already delivering services to more than 500 clients (mostly Fortune 500) varying in size from 1 to 14,000 employees across 34 countries . Clients from all industry segments have relied on Intercomp since 1994 for standardized multi-country payroll services. The company brings peace of mind, efficiency and cost savings to its clients with its centralized payroll model and platform. (News Release)

Intercomp Global Services expands its international payroll service delivery capabilities to Oman and Brazil