Friday, November 30, 2012

USA - Health and Safety

Most executives will turn to financial figures when speaking with investors about the value of their company and how it's growing and improving. When the new CEO of Alcoa, Paul O'Neil, spoke to his investors for the first time, he informed them about the improvements in health and safety for employees. The men at the meeting were confused; a CEO had never referred to the company's employees as its strongest investment, and O'Neil declared that Alcoa's priority and goal was to become a zero-injury work environment.

More at: Protect Your Most Valuable Investment, You: Health and Safety in the Workplace

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Australia - Risks of Work-Related Social Events

Work-related social events can be enjoyable and are a way of developing better
working relationships. By being aware of, and being prepared for the potential unintended consequences, many of the risks associated with these events can be reduced or removed.

Risks of Work-Related Social Events

Friday, November 09, 2012

UK- Women on the Board

Greater transparency of board make-up analysed by gender is intended to put pressure on companies to increase the number of women occupying senior roles. Clearly this will have a consequential impact on recruitment.

One, two, three, four? How many women are on your board?

Thursday, November 08, 2012

Turning recruiters on - and off

A survey by online recruiting software company Bullhorn defined five key candidate behaviors that turn recruiters off and have negative impacts on their chances of landing a job.

Turning recruiters on - and off

Monday, November 05, 2012

USA - Feedback and Performance Management

Informal feedback is critical to success said 93% of IT Professionals in a recent survey but fewer than half felt that feedback in their organization could be rated as good or excellent.

Performance Management - Key Practices

Friday, November 02, 2012

UK - How to fire for poor performance

Much has been said recently by the Government about how its current package of intended employment law reforms will help create a climate in which it will be easier for employers to dismiss under-performing staff. The Government argues that this will give businesses - especially small businesses - the confidence to take on more staff, thereby aiding growth and economic recovery. But how difficult is it, in fact, to fire under-performing staff and will any of the intended reforms actually make a difference?

How to fire for poor performance

Thursday, November 01, 2012

UK - TUPE (the retention of employment model)

The Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations 2006 (TUPE) give domestic effect to the EC Acquired Rights Directive (ARD) on "the approximation of the laws of Member States relating to the safeguarding of employees' rights in the event
of transfer of undertakings, businesses or parts of undertakings or business."

TUPE - What businesses need to know about the retention of employment model