Wednesday, November 30, 2005

UK - Top Management Jobs

Top Executives Losing Out?

Watson Wyatt's 2005 Executive Reward Survey shows that, on average, FTSE 100 executives have seen falls in overall pay packages this year.

British Airways Cuts Management Jobs

British Airways has announced plans to re-structure the business and cut 35% (357) of its 1,715 management jobs by March 2008.

Thursday, November 17, 2005


Stress is associated with a number of physical conditions including back-pain, susceptibility to viruses, chronic fatigue syndrome and autoimmune disease.

More at: Stress in the 21st Century

Wednesday, November 16, 2005

UK - employment situation

Employment Statistics

Employment is showing considerable growth and the level of unemployment is broadly flat at 4.7%.

Friday, November 11, 2005

UK - Pay

Gender Pay Gap Narrows

The median gender pay gap has fallen from 17.4% in 1998 to 13.2% in 2005. However, gaps between public and private sector workers and high and low earners are widening.

Thursday, November 10, 2005

Australia - Employment situation

Unemployment up by 0.1% to 5.2%

Seasonally adjusted, the number of people in employment fell by 19,800 to 10,005,400 in October.

Friday, November 04, 2005

Canada - Employment situation

Lowest unemployment in three decades

Statistics Canada reports that unemployment fell by 0.1% to 6.6% in October - the lowest rate in three decades.

USA - Employment situation

Hurricanes had little effect on labor market conditions in October.

Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that payroll employment was little changed in October, and the rate of unemployment fell marginally to 5.0%.

Tuesday, November 01, 2005

Canada - Wellness

Alberta - Premier's Award for Healthy Workplaces

The Premier's Award for Healthy Workplaces is open to all employers in Alberta and recognizes Alberta employers with healthy workplace programs.