Friday, August 31, 2007

USA - HR Struggling To Keep Up In High-Growth Companies

Two-thirds of respondents to a new survey by the Human Resource Planning Society (HRPS) and the Institute for Corporate Productivity (i4cp) concluded that HR is not responding quickly enough to strategic growth challenges and a similar percentage felt the emphasis on organizational growth is changing the meaning of "strategic HR."

HR Struggling To Keep Up In High-Growth Companies

USA - Employee Work Perceptions Predict Organizational Success

Employees' perceptions of work conditions have a significant impact on the performance of their organizations, according to research from Gallup, Inc.


Employee Work Perceptions Predict Organizational Success

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

USA - Career Development Programs

Research from the Institute for Corporate Productivity (i4cp) in conjunction with HR.com has found that 60 per cent of 382 companies surveyed have a career development program in place and 41 per cent use in-house coaches and/or mentors.

Career Development Programs

UK- Internal Communication Can Improve Organizational Cohesion And Performance

Recent research from the Work Foundation calls for increased recognition of the potential of internal communications (IC) to improve organizational cohesion and performance.


Internal Communication Can Improve Organizational Cohesion And Performance

Monday, August 27, 2007

USA - Gulf Coast Re-training

(News Release) Business Roundtable's Gulf Coast Workforce Development Initiative (GCWDI) today announced that it is ahead of schedule in its effort to recruit and train up to 20,000 new construction workers in the Gulf Coast region by the end of 2009. The program provides critically needed new construction workers in the Gulf Coast and empowers the region's workforce with new educational opportunities and career paths.

Gulf Coast Workforce Development Initiative Completes Over 7,500 Trainings

UK - Measuring Human Capital

A recent CIPD report suggests that the majority of employers are failing to provide relevant information about their human capital thereby denying potential investors and other stakeholders the opportunity to fully assess the likely impact on future performance.


Measuring Human Capital

USA - Competition For Top Employees Increasing

The Compensation Data 2007 survey shows that competition for top employees is increasing with 96.1 per cent of organizations actively recruiting, voluntary turnover at 12.3 per cent for all industries, and total turnover at 18.3 per cent.

Competition For Top Employees Increasing

USA - Talent Management - A 'Vague Concept'

"Talent management" is a vague concept for many organizations, according to a recent survey of 524 business professionals by the Institute for Corporate Productivity i4cp).

Talent Management - A 'Vague Concept'

USA - Wasting Time At Work

The third annual survey of over 2000 employees across all job levels by Salary.com found that over 63 per cent of respondents admitted to wasting time at work and the average amount was 1.7 hours out of a typical 8.5 hour day.

Wasting Time At Work

USA - Latinos Suffer Less Work/Life Conflict

A study by Wake Forest University School of Medicine and Centro Latino published in the Journal of Applied Psychology found that recent Latino immigrants employed in low-wage, non-professional jobs reported infrequent conflict between work and family.

Latinos Suffer Less Work/Life Conflict

USA - International Executive Equity Awards

A recent survey has shown that many US companies are seeking to remain globally competitive by significantly decreasing the size of their equity awards to non-US executives, a significant change in compensation strategy.

International Executive Equity Awards

US/UK - Employee Fraud

Recent research has found that more than half of 40 major financial institutions surveyed in the United States and the United Kingdom have been the victims of organized crime, 85 per cent have experienced employee fraud and 65 per cent consider this an increasing problem.

Employee Fraud

Thursday, August 23, 2007

Canada - A Third Don't Take Their Vacation Time

A recent on-line survey by Monster.ca found that less than two-thirds of Canadians intend to take as much vacation time as they are entitled to this summer and a significant number will check in with their employers while on holiday.

A Third Don't Take Their Vacation Time

EnergyUnited Goes Live with UnicornHRO’s GenevaPlus Human Resource Solution

(News) UnicornHRO, a leading provider of human resources, payroll and benefits administration solutions, announced today that EnergyUnited went live with GenevaPlus HRIS SaaS functionality in June, 2007.

EnergyUnited Goes Live with UnicornHRO’s GenevaPlus Human Resource Solution

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Australia - New ACTU Secretary

The new Secretary of the ACTU, Jeff Lawrence, took office today vowing to stand up for working Australians and to intensify the campaign against the Howard Government's WorkChoices IR laws.

Jeff Lawrence takes over as ACTU Secretary & vows to intensify campaign against WorkChoices IR laws

UK - Applicant lies

Job applicants to the nation’s banks and financial institutions are less likely to lie on their job applications compared to a year earlier, according to research released today by pre-employment screening firm Powerchex.

Financial Services Industry Cleans Up Its Act

The Nation’s financial institutions may be exposing themselves to potential fraud when hiring temporary workers; a recent survey shows. The survey, which was conducted by City pre-employment screening firm Powerchex, reveals that 89% of undisclosed criminal records were found on the CVs of temporary employees.

Who is watching the temps?

Friday, August 10, 2007

USA - FMLA Implementation

A recent report from the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) has found that nearly 40 per cent of human resource professionals have experienced problems with implementation of the Family and Medical Leave Act 1993 (FMLA).

FMLA Implementation

Wednesday, August 01, 2007

UK/India - Offshoring

A study by Katerina Rüdiger for The Work Foundation suggests that perceived threats to UK employment from offshoring to developing countries such as India have been exaggerated.

Offshoring

UK - Management Consultants - What Do They Do?

Research funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) challenges the notion that management consultants play a vital role as expert outsiders in disseminating new approaches within organizations.

Management Consultants - What Do They Do?

UK - Working Life Under Labour

A recent report from The Work Foundation suggests that the Labour government merits "7 out of 10" for its impact on working life during the last 10 years.

Working Life Under Labour