Friday, October 28, 2005

HR careers

The myths about HR careers

A new CIPD survey finds most HR professionals are happy with their career choice and would make the same choice if they started all over again.

Tuesday, October 25, 2005

Australia - Poverty and jobseeking

Jobseekers need better support

A new report from the Brotherhood of St Laurence, Melbourne Citymission and Hanover Welfare Services concludes that Australia's most disadvantaged job seekers are being given a raw deal under the Federal Government's Personal Support Programme (PSP).

UK - Age Discrimination

Age discrimination still rife

A survey of 2682 managers and HR professionals has shown that age discrimination is still commonplace.

UK - Unionising migrant workers

Better deals for Polish workers

A Polish union official joins the North West TUC to help Polish workers get a better deal at work.

Monday, October 17, 2005

UK - Health and safety

TUC responds to report on UK's poor health and safety record

TUC General Secretary Brendan Barber welcomed a report from the the Crime and Society Foundation which concludes that unions are key to tackling the UK's poor health and safety record

Friday, October 14, 2005

Australia - Employment situation

Unemployment up by 0.1% to 5.1%

Seasonally adjusted, the number of people in employment fell by 42,300 to 10,022,800 in September.

Thursday, October 13, 2005

UK - Employment situation

Employment Statistics

Employment rises by 103,000 over the previous quarter and unemployment also falls marginally.

Monday, October 10, 2005

Australia - Industrial relations

IR pincer movement to catch the poor?

The Brotherhood of St Laurence today warned that Australia's poorest households were at risk of being caught in a pincer movement between the Federal Government's Industrial Relations changes and its Welfare to Work strategy

Friday, October 07, 2005

Canada - Employment situation

31,000 more employed in the last quarter

Statistics Canada reports that unemployment fell by 0.1% to 6.7% in September - amongst the lowest in three decades.

USA - Employment situation

Hurricane Katrina adversely affected labor market conditions in September but effects not quantifiable yet.

Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that payroll employment was little changed in September, and the unemployment rate rose to 5.1%.