Wednesday, February 27, 2008

UK - IiP May Contribute 'Little If Anything'

A significant number of minority groups are disadvantaged with regard to training provision in workplaces with Investors in People (IiP) accreditation compared to those without the award.

IiP May Contribute 'Little If Anything'

USA - 'Surface Diversity'

Research by the non-profit RAND Corporation has found that companies recognized for their commitment to diversity may demonstrate best practice as identified in existing literature but do not always achieve a high degree of diversity in reality.

Companies Opt For Surface Diversity

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

NZ - HRINZ HR Awards

The Human Resources Institute of New Zealand (HRINZ) has announced the winners of the 2007/08 HRINZ HR Awards at a black tie gala dinner and award presentation in Wellington last week.


Saturday, February 23, 2008

NZ - More Jobs For Older Employees

Workers aged 65 years and above were the employment group with the highest increase in both filled jobs and average mean quarterly earnings in the five years up to December 2006, according to Statistics New Zealand.

More Jobs For Older Employees

Friday, February 22, 2008

Pacific - Solomon Islands Women Taking the Lead

A recent visit by international gender experts from Australia's international development agency, AusAID, noted that women working within the Solomon Islands Prison Service were very active in promoting policies so that men and women are treated equally.

Solomon Islands Women Taking the Lead

Saturday, February 16, 2008

UK - Unpaid Overtime

People working in the media sector such as journalists, public relations officers, photographers and broadcasters are giving away an average of £5,884 a year in unpaid overtime, according to a TUC analysis of official statistics.

Media Professionals Donate £6K In Unpaid Overtime

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Australia - Industrial Relations Bills

The Workplace Relations Amendment (Transition to Forward with Fairness) Bill 2008 was introduced into the Australian Federal Parliament on February 13 by Julia Gillard, the Minister for Employment and Workplace Relations.

Industrial Relations Bills

Tuesday, February 05, 2008

Canada - B.C. Project Aims To Offset Employee Shortages

Launch of a two-year pilot project aimed at foreign workers, intended to offset serious employee shortages in tourism/hospitality and trucking.

B.C. Project Aims To Offset Employee Shortages

Friday, February 01, 2008