Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Intercultural Communication Training

VisionPoint®, a developer of video-based training solutions, and ECCO International, an internationally-recognized global communications consulting firm, announce the release of the global communications training program, Open Mind, Open
World: Improving Intercultural Interactions™. Open Mind, Open World equips individuals in multinational organizations with quick tools to anticipate and resolve key issues arising from cultural conflicts.

New Off-the-Shelf Training Program Helps Multinational Organizations Overcome Intercultural Communication Conflicts

Leading Australia-based Recruitment Company BTA Chooses Bullhorn

Bullhorn ® , the global leader in on demand recruitment agency software, today announced that BTA, the longest running specialist sales recruiter in Australia, has selected Bullhorn's applicant tracking and customer relationship management system. Bullhorn seamlessly bridges the recruiting and sales operations of BTA's four offices, while providing anywhere, anytime mobility to its staff members. (News release)

Leading Australia-based Recruitment Company BTA Chooses Bullhorn

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

UK - Equality Report

The first triennial report from the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) published in October 2010 concludes that while Britain has made good progress in addressing inequalities and tolerating diversity, significant barriers to a fairer society remain.

How fair is Britain? gives insight into opportunities and outcomes for people in Britain according to age, gender, disability, ethnicity, religion or belief, sexual orientation and transgender status. It considers fundamental areas such as life expectancy, health, education and employment as well as security, support and power.

Equality Report

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

USA - Why CEO Pay Keeps Going UP

Unjustified increases for a few CEOs can lead to "legitimate" salary increases for others.

Why CEO Pay Keeps Going UP

Recession Impacts on Jobs, Incomes and Employee Engagement

Most European businesses are finding it difficult to attract and motivate the skilled individuals needed to recover from the economic crisis, according to research from global professional services company Towers Watson. Cost-cutting has also had a negative impact on existing employees and organizations are looking afresh at how they attract, motivate and engage their workforces.

Recession Impacts on Jobs, Incomes and Employee Engagement

Wednesday, October 06, 2010

USA - Managing Workplace Negativity

Employees who get on badly with their supervisors are more likely to be envious of those with more positive relationships.

Managing Workplace Negativity

USA - CEO Performance and Education

CEOs with top college degrees do no better at improving their organization's long-term performance than average and are as liable to be blamed for poor results.

CEO Performance and Education

Tuesday, October 05, 2010

UK - Women do Better in Broadcasting Top Jobs

Women make up 25 per cent of board members in broadcasting companies surveyed, more than double the national average of 12 per cent for FTSE 100 companies.

Women do Better in Broadcasting Top Jobs

Canada - Blurring the Boundaries of Work and Home

Employees with flexible schedules tend to experience greater blurring of boundaries between work and other parts of their lives, especially family-related roles.

Blurring the Boundaries of Work and Home

Saturday, October 02, 2010

USA - Integrating HR Technology

The 13th Annual HR Technology® Conference and Expo that took place in Chicago from September 29 to October 1 2010 saw a number of new and award-winning products on show.

Integrating HR Technology

Outsourcing to Latin America

A survey by Harris Interactive on behalf of Capgemini, a leading provider of consulting, technology and outsourcing services, found that Latin America is a significant emerging outsourcing destination for U.S. companies. India remains the most popular, chosen by 60 per cent of respondents, followed by China (27 per cent) with Latin America selected by 25 per cent.

Outsourcing to Latin America

Friday, October 01, 2010

UK - Career Change

Top five tips on managing a successful career change by Jane Barrett, author of 'If Not Now, When? How to Take Charge of your Career'.


Are you on career suicide watch?

Australia - Paid Parental Leave

Today marks an important milestone on the path to delivering an Australian national paid parental leave scheme next year.

It is the first day that expectant parents can make an application to the Family Assistance Office for coverage from the paid parental leave scheme, which begins on 1 January. (News Release)

National paid parental leave scheme now only three months away; applications start today

UK - Tips Law Not Working

Unite the union has described as a 'total failure' the reaction of the hospitality sector to implement a fair tips system.

Unite has today (Friday 1 October) marked the first anniversary of the change in the tips’ law to demonstrate that waiters and waitresses are still not getting fair tips.
(News Release)

Waiting staff anger on first anniversary of tips law change