Friday, February 29, 2008

UK - Redundancy Pay

The TUC is today (Friday) calling on the Chancellor to increase the weekly limit on statutory redundancy pay from £330 to £500 in the forthcoming Budget as a major step towards restoring the real value of the limit when it was first introduced at £40 in 1965. (News Release)

Time to restore redundancy pay value

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Brunei - Trade Union Denial

A new ITUC report on core labour standards in Brunei Darussalam issued today to coincide with the country's trade policy review at the WTO condemns the lack of trade union activity in this country. (News Release)

Denial of free trade union existence in Brunei

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 12, 2008

Asia - Tourism Jobs In Demand

Recruitment and executive search specialist TMS Asia-Pacific is predicting another lean year ahead for Asia ’s hospitality and tourism sector employers. (News Release)

Job-heavy tourism environment to intensify demands on tight talent pool in 2008

Monday, February 11, 2008

South Africa - HRsmart has record year

HRsmart, a leading provider of integrated talent management technology solutions, announces impressive growth at its South African subsidiary, HRsmart Africa. Executives in Africa attribute the growth to HRsmart’s ability to tailor the solution to market needs, the application’s reliability, local premium support and their integrated approach to Talent Management, a growing need within the South African market. (News Release)

HRsmart South Africa Exceeds Debut Year Growth Expectations

Thursday, February 07, 2008

International Cultural Differences

Understanding and accepting cultural differences is essential if you want to work around the world and experience working life in different countries. For a business it is also important to be aware of how new and existing staff work together and therefore utilize the global talent pool that is available. Pauline Redpath, Director of international recruitment consultancy, Source People, explains how best to overcome the issues businesses and individuals can face when working in different cultures. (News Release)

Cultural challenges in a global workplace

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