Monday, August 31, 2009

Australia - Equal Pay Alliance

A woman starting work today will retire having earned $1 million less than a man doing the same job unless decisive employer and government action is taken to end the scandal of pay inequality, say unions. (News Release)

New Alliance Seeks Action On Gender Pay Gap

Thursday, August 27, 2009

UK - Consensio Workplace Mediation

Consensio, a leading conflict management and workplace mediation provider, today announces a highly profitable first half of 2009. This supports the trend towards the use of mediation and conflict resolution in the workplace. (News Release)

Consensio’s Impressive Mid-Year Results Supports Trend Towards the Use of Workplace Mediation

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

USA - Learning In Tough Economic Times

A new report from the American Society for Training & Development (ASTD) shows continued commitment to learning in the current tough economy with learning budgets holding up well compared to previous recessions.

Learning In Tough Economic Times

USA - Lean Manufacturing and Safety

Whether adding safety incentives, gaining ISO 9000 certification or using lean practices, the manufacturing industry utilizes a number of unique methods to keep quality and efficiency high in their organizations. The 2009 Compensation Data Manufacturing survey collected data on each of these tactics to determine the degree to which they are used. (News Release)

Lean Manufacturing and Safety Remain Important to Manufacturers

USA - Healthcare Performance

To survive in today's business environment, healthcare organizations must become more sophisticated and more mature in the way they measure, compile and use data. By harnessing the discipline of business intelligence, healthcare systems and hospitals can make giant leaps forward to better predict the impact of their decisions. (News Release)

Creating True Business Intelligence

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

USA - Employee Engagement

Kansas State University research has found support for the view that employees who are engaged in their work, including higher levels of vigor, dedication and absorption in daily activities, also have better moods and are more satisfied at home.

Employee Engagement

Monday, August 24, 2009

UK - Hoteling and Flexibility

Flexible working is one of the most debated topics in the modern workplace. Most businesses now believe that introducing flexible working schemes can boost morale, improve productivity, drive staff retention and, in some cases, even help to recruit fresh talent. As a result, around 63% of companies now offer flexible working to their employees in some shape or form. (News Release)

Hoteling hot potato - Five tips on how to make flexible working work

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Australia - Vocational Training

Recent media coverage depicting Australia’s vocational education and training system as lacking quality from an international perspective is doing a disservice to private providers according to Skill360 Australia, the nation’s leading not-for-profit provider of apprenticeship and vocational training services. (News release)

International Industry Rates Australia’s Vocational Training System

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

UK - Forced Retirement

Long-term unemployed older people are at risk of never working again unless tailored support is offered to help them back into work, a new TUC report warns today. (News Release)

Older People Face Being Forced Into Early Retirement Without More Help To Find Work