Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Canada - B.C. Signs Worker Agreement With Philippines To Address Skills Shortage

The British Columbia provincial goverment has signed a memorandum of understanding
with the Philippine government aimed at reducing the shortage of skilled workers in B.C.

B.C. Signs Worker Agreement With Philippines To Address Skills Shortage

Europe - Poor Leadership In Motivating Poorer-Performing Staff

A new European study by consultants Watson Wyatt has found that employers need to be more effective at helping managers to motivate poorer-performing staff.


Poor Leadership In Motivating Poorer-Performing Staff

Monday, January 28, 2008

UK - CIPD launches People Management Award 2008

The search is on for innovative solutions and outstanding achievement in the field of people management and development, as the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) and People Management Magazine invite organisations to enter the 2008 People Management Award.

CIPD launches People Management Award 2008

Saturday, January 26, 2008

UK - Apprentices Pay

The Government should increase the minimum pay rate for apprentices to improve the quality of training and tackle apprenticeship dropout rates, says a new TUC report out today (Saturday).

TUC calls for pay increase to tackle apprenticeship 'quality divide'

Monday, January 21, 2008

USA - Appearance-based discrimination

A survey of people in a range of industries across the US found that 85 per cent of respondents believe that tattoos and body piercings reduce the chance of getting employment.

Appearance-based discrimination

HR Changes Can Increase Stress

Research funded by the Economic and Social Research Council as part of its Future of work programme has found that teamworking and other contemporary employment practices can put as much strain on a woman's family relationships as working an extra 120 hours a year.

HR Changes Can Increase Stress

Tuesday, January 08, 2008

Canada - Top CEO Pay

Canadian employees may be surprised to know that the 100 best paid CEOs in Canada pocketed the national average wage of $38,998 by 10:33 am January 2nd.

Santa Claus All Year For Top CEOs

USA - Tech Recruitment Trends For 2008

Polachi, a major provider of Access Executive Search services, has published its top trend predictions for executive recruiting for this year.

Tech Recruitment Trends For 2008

USA - Human Capital Institute National Summit

The Human Capital Institute (HCI), a professional association and educator advancing the science of strategic talent management, announced today that it will hold its third annual National Human Capital Summit in Scottsdale, Arizona, Monday, March 10, through Wednesday, March 12, with a Benefit Golf Tournament on Sunday, March 9.

Human Capital Institute to Hold Third Annual National Summit March 9-12

Monday, January 07, 2008

UK - Gloomy Prognosis For 2008

The CIPD's outlook for UK employment pronounces 2008 to be the 'worst year for jobs in a decade'. CIPD forecasts a reduction in public sector jobs.

Gloomy Prognosis For 2008

USA - Most Senior Employees Never Stop Working

A recent poll of executives and professionals by MRINetwork, a major international search and recruitment organization found that the majority rarely stop working. Typically, they worked evenings, weekends, and during their commute. Many believed that their employers were responsible for creating the situations that lead to overwork.

Most Senior Employees Never Stop Working

Thursday, January 03, 2008

UK - 2008 May Be A Rocky Year, Says TUC

Full text of TUC General Secretary Brendan Barber's New Year message to trade union members:

2008 May Be A Rocky Year, Says TUC

USA - Talent Scouting

The Human Capital Institute (HCI), a global professional association and educator in talent management strategies, and PeopleFilter Technology, a provider of leading-edge
recruiting technology solutions, announced today that the two organizations will jointly launch the "Talent Scouting" education and research track.

Human Capital Institute and PeopleFilter to Launch 'Talent Scouting' Initiatives