Thursday, July 30, 2009

USA - Health Care Costs Increase

Compounding economic pressures, most U.S. manufacturers and distributors saw an increase in their health insurance premium. Although the average premium increase had been decreasing in previous years, the numbers are up again. The 2009 Compensation Data Manufacturing results showed the average premium increase was 9.6 percent for all plan types this year. (News Release)

Healthcare Costs Increase in 2009 for Manufacturers

UK - Public Sector Pensions

The claims by business groups, right wing pressure groups and opposition politicians that public sector pensions are unaffordable, out of control and produce easy immediate public expenditure savings are all myths, according to a new TUC briefing published today (Thursday). (News Release)

TUC Explodes Public Sector Pension Myths

UK - Agency Workers Directive

CIPD calls for more clarity around 'equal treatment' in the Agency Workers Directive and argues for the need for clear and simple administrative processes to keep implementation costs down.

Agency Workers Directive

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

USA - High Performing Departments

Although all departments and functions within healthcare organizations can be considered difficult, some departments and functions are clearly more difficult than others. Simply put, not all departments are created equal. This is why it is imperative to align the talent of a leader with the Degree of Difficulty of the department. (News Release)

The Impact Of High Performing Departments

Friday, July 03, 2009

USA - Wellness Programs

With obesity rates making headlines across the US, 22% of organizations offer weight management programs.

Employers Can Help Reduce Obesity

Wednesday, July 01, 2009

UK - Hot Workers

With a heatwave warning in place this week for parts of the UK, and temperatures predicted to soar as high as 32oC, the TUC is today (Wednesday) calling on employers to relax office dress codes and cool down their overheating offices and their wilting employees.

Employers urged to cool down their offices and their staff