Tuesday, November 30, 2010

USA - Working Remotely Less Stressful

Employees who spend most of their working week as telecommuters have greater job satisfaction than people who are primarily office workers.

Working Remotely Alleviates More Stress Than It Creates

Friday, November 19, 2010

Canada - Linking Pay and Performance

Employee incentives such as variable pay, performance bonuses, and annual incentives are offered by four out of five Canadian organizations surveyed by The Conference Board of Canada. They are intended to motivate employees to achieve performance goals but it seems that most organizations do not measure their effectiveness.

Linking Pay and Performance

Thursday, November 18, 2010

UK - Limits on Non-EU Migrant Workers

As a first step towards a reduction in non-EU migration, the independent Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) has published the required limits on skilled and highly skilled migrant workers to be admitted to the United Kingdom under Tiers 1 and 2 of the Points Based System in 2011/12.

Limits on Non-EU Migrant Workers Entering the UK

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Intercultural Communication Training

VisionPoint®, a developer of video-based training solutions, and ECCO International, an internationally-recognized global communications consulting firm, announce the release of the global communications training program, Open Mind, Open
World: Improving Intercultural Interactions™. Open Mind, Open World equips individuals in multinational organizations with quick tools to anticipate and resolve key issues arising from cultural conflicts.

New Off-the-Shelf Training Program Helps Multinational Organizations Overcome Intercultural Communication Conflicts

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

UK - Equality Report

The first triennial report from the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) published in October 2010 concludes that while Britain has made good progress in addressing inequalities and tolerating diversity, significant barriers to a fairer society remain.

How fair is Britain? gives insight into opportunities and outcomes for people in Britain according to age, gender, disability, ethnicity, religion or belief, sexual orientation and transgender status. It considers fundamental areas such as life expectancy, health, education and employment as well as security, support and power.

Equality Report

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

USA - Why CEO Pay Keeps Going UP

Unjustified increases for a few CEOs can lead to "legitimate" salary increases for others.

Why CEO Pay Keeps Going UP

Recession Impacts on Jobs, Incomes and Employee Engagement

Most European businesses are finding it difficult to attract and motivate the skilled individuals needed to recover from the economic crisis, according to research from global professional services company Towers Watson. Cost-cutting has also had a negative impact on existing employees and organizations are looking afresh at how they attract, motivate and engage their workforces.

Recession Impacts on Jobs, Incomes and Employee Engagement

Wednesday, October 06, 2010

USA - Managing Workplace Negativity

Employees who get on badly with their supervisors are more likely to be envious of those with more positive relationships.

Managing Workplace Negativity

USA - CEO Performance and Education

CEOs with top college degrees do no better at improving their organization's long-term performance than average and are as liable to be blamed for poor results.

CEO Performance and Education

Tuesday, October 05, 2010

UK - Women do Better in Broadcasting Top Jobs

Women make up 25 per cent of board members in broadcasting companies surveyed, more than double the national average of 12 per cent for FTSE 100 companies.

Women do Better in Broadcasting Top Jobs

Canada - Blurring the Boundaries of Work and Home

Employees with flexible schedules tend to experience greater blurring of boundaries between work and other parts of their lives, especially family-related roles.

Blurring the Boundaries of Work and Home

Saturday, October 02, 2010

USA - Integrating HR Technology

The 13th Annual HR Technology® Conference and Expo that took place in Chicago from September 29 to October 1 2010 saw a number of new and award-winning products on show.

Integrating HR Technology

Outsourcing to Latin America

A survey by Harris Interactive on behalf of Capgemini, a leading provider of consulting, technology and outsourcing services, found that Latin America is a significant emerging outsourcing destination for U.S. companies. India remains the most popular, chosen by 60 per cent of respondents, followed by China (27 per cent) with Latin America selected by 25 per cent.

Outsourcing to Latin America

Friday, October 01, 2010

UK - Career Change

Top five tips on managing a successful career change by Jane Barrett, author of 'If Not Now, When? How to Take Charge of your Career'.


Are you on career suicide watch?

Monday, September 20, 2010

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Australia - Telstra Collective Agreement

The Australian Council of Trade Unions (ACTU) has described a recently negotiated collective agreement covering 10 000 employees of telecommunications and media company Telstra as a major achievement for union members and the Fair Work Act. The new
agreement is designed to last for two years, providing guaranteed pay rises of 8 per cent in addition to the 2 per cent awarded in October 2009. It preserves existing terms and conditions of employment, and restores access to arbitration by Fair Work Australia.


Telstra Collective Agreement

Canada - Mental Illness Costs Economy More Than Physical Ailments

Mental illness is associated with more lost working days than any other chronic condition and costs the Canadian economy C$51 billion annually in lost productivity.

Mental Illness Costs Economy More Than Physical Ailments

USA - Gender Segregation

A recent study assesses the state of gender segregation in U.S. employment since the early 1970s.

Gender Segregation

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

USA - New Trends In Hiring

Organizations are planning to increase hiring as the economy recovers but are making significant changes to their recruitment strategies according to research from Job Search Television Network (JSTN).

New Trends In Hiring

Global Trends

The majority of organizations are experiencing difficulty attracting employees with
critical skills as economic conditions improve according to research by global professional services company Towers Watson and WorldatWork, an international association of human resource professionals. However, there is considerable regional variation in both the extent of recruitment problems and the pace of recovery.

Global Trends

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Australia - Employer Change Survey

Figures from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) showed that about one in six workers started work with a new employer/business in the year to February 2010.

Employer Change Survey

Wednesday, September 08, 2010

UK - Professional Support For Coaches And Mentors

15 per cent of UK organizations have no measures in place to assess the impact of coaching or mentoring programmes and 68 per cent do not use this approach to address corporate objectives.

Professional Support For Coaches And Mentors

USA - Involuntary Part-timers

A record number of U.S. employees are involuntarily working part-time as a result of a reduction in their hours or being unable to find a full-time job.

Involuntary Part-timers

Tuesday, September 07, 2010

UK Workers Have Little Trust in Bosses

Nearly one-third of young professionals lack trust in their employer according to research from recruitment consultants Badenoch & Clark.

UK Workers Have Little Trust in Bosses

UK - Working Mums Rely On Grandparents For Childcare

Nearly half of working parents (44 per cent) in the UK are reliant upon their own parents to help with childcare.

Working Mums Rely On Grandparents For Childcare

Australia - Widening Gender Pay Gap

The Australian Council of Trade Unions (ACTU) marked Equal Pay Day in September 2010 by highlighting a widening gender pay gap.

Widening Gender Pay Gap

HRIS Revised

Revised page on Human Resource Information Systems:

Human Resource Information Systems

See also - North American HR executives are increasing their commitment to talent management and the HR technology supporting it at:

HR Executives Making More Of Technology

Monday, September 06, 2010

USA - Volunteers Disliked

Employees who readily volunteer even for unwanted tasks tend to be disliked by less selfless colleagues.

Volunteers Disliked

USA - Failure Is A Learning Opportunity

Companies responding to high profile failures tend to learn from the experience and ultimately prove more successful.

Failure Is A Learning Opportunity

Thursday, September 02, 2010

UK - No Plans To Retire

10 per cent of the UK working population (the equivalent of 3.5 million) have no plans to retire and 42 per cent are unable to say at what age they plan to stop working.

No Plans To Retire

Wednesday, September 01, 2010

USA - Cultural Capital And Teen Ambitions

Low-income or minority status students prepare for college in a different way to their more privileged counterparts, regardless of academic ability or future plans.

Cultural Capital And Teen Ambitions

USA - Women, Networks And Negotiation

Informal support networks in the workplace are less advantageous to women employees in terms of career progression..

Women, Networks And Negotiation

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Australia - Australians Most Likely To Leave

Australian workers are more likely to change employers over the next 12 months compared to staff in 16 other countries, according to research by employee engagement consultants Infogroup/ORC.


Australians Most Likely To Leave

Monday, August 30, 2010

UK - Technology...the biggest distraction in the workplace?

Businesses are being warned to ensure they have guidelines in place for misuse of technology in the workplace after reports that people are spending more than half the day using technology.


Technology...the biggest distraction in the workplace?

USA - Overcoming Top Myths in HR

What makes the best in HR really the best? Human resources is a complex, multifaceted field that requires professionals to have the ability to juggle priorities and excel at a number of tasks-from the sometimes tedious to the often strategic.

Overcoming Top Myths in HR

Friday, August 27, 2010

Canada - References Can Be Decisive

Despite the emphasis placed on strong resumes and interview performance, the results
of a reference check can be decisive in determining the outcome of a job application.

References Can Be Decisive

Thursday, August 26, 2010

UK - Recruiters Wary Of Social Media

65 per cent of graduate recruiters are wary of using social media and one in seven perceives it as 'dangerous'.

Recruiters Wary Of Social Media

UK - Internet Use At Work

More than half of British workers access social media websites while at work.

Internet Use At Work

UK - Abolishing Default Retirement Age

Earlier this month, the charity Age UK welcomed the Government's decision to consult on abolishing the default retirement age (DRA) from October 2011, describing it as a 'huge victory' for older workers and a 'landmark' for UK society. The charity
argues that the economy, public finances and employers will all benefit from the proposed change. Age UK estimates that in 2009 about 100,000 workers over the age of 65 were forced to retire with employers using this mechanism as a short cut to shedding jobs.

Abolishing Default Retirement Age

Friday, August 20, 2010

Canada - Correcting Myths About Temporary Work

A report from Canadian staffing firm Accountemps corrects common misconceptions about temporary work and its role in the current job market.

Correcting Myths About Temporary Work

Canada - Job Hunting Advice

There is an improving trend in recruitment for the third quarter of 2010, according to a survey by Canadian specialized staffing service The Creative Group. Nevertheless, with the risk of another dip in the economy, today's competitive market requires considerably more effort than in recent years.

Job Hunting Advice

Canada - Interview Mistakes

A survey conducted among 228 Canadian hiring managers identified body language mistakes in interview that are likely to reduce chances of recruitment.

Interview Mistakes

Can/US - What Recruiters Want

How potential employees can best respond to increased use of recruiters as the economy recovers.

What Recruiters Want

Thursday, August 19, 2010

UK - Equal Pay? Wait Another 57 Years

40 years after the 1970 Equal Pay Act, male and female salaries are converging so slowly in the UK that it will take more than another five decades to reach equality, according to a report from the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) and XpertHR.

Equal Pay? Wait Another 57 Years

USA - Creating a Strategic Vision

Are You Making These 3 Mistakes Most Organizations Unknowingly Make?

Creating a Strategic Vision

Canada - What is necessary for business success?

Canada’s fastest growing companies reveal their HR practices

What is necessary for business success?

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

UK - More Effort Needed For Apprentice Training

The shortage of university places has led students to look for apprenticeships as an
alternative but they are likely to be disappointed according to the TUC which says that employers are failing to provide enough places on schemes that provide on-the-job training.

More Effort Needed For Apprentice Training

Can/USA - Employees Value Company Stability

Employees of all ages are placing greater emphasis on company stability when making career decisions but four out of ten surveyed said they are more likely to consider moving to new organizations as a result of the recession.

Employees Value Company Stability

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Canada - Trust and Honesty

Trusting others may be indicative of good judgement of honest behaviour rather than gullibility according to University of Toronto research.

Trust and Honesty

Monday, August 16, 2010

Canada - Stereotyping

The experience of being stereotyped has a lasting negative impact according to research from the University of Toronto.

Stereotyping

Saturday, August 14, 2010

USA - Understanding Generational Differences In The Workplace

Organizations that only consider age when addressing generational divisions in the workforce risk losing knowledge to retirements and higher staff turnover.


Understanding Generational Differences In The Workplace

USA - Modest Men Not Appreciated

Modest responses from men in job interviews tend to be associated with weakness and low status according to research from Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, published in Psychology of Men and Masculinity. Women candidates displaying such traits are less likely to be judged in the same way.

Modest Men Not Appreciated

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Using Social Media To Improve Job Chances

Useful tips to adapt job seekers' messages so they are more likely to 'go viral'.

Using Social Media To Improve Job Chances

USA - Sex-Based Discrimination

Gender harassment in the workplace has a negative impact on women’s physical and emotional health irrespective of whether it includes unwanted sexual attention - often considered an essential component. Defined as 'verbal and nonverbal behaviors
that convey insulting, hostile and degrading attitudes to women' it also has an adverse effect on professional performance.

Sex-Based Discrimination

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

USA - Attractive Women Can Be Disadvantaged

Attractive women may experience discrimination when applying for jobs traditionally considered "masculine" and where appearance is not considered important. This includes positions like manager of research and development, director of finance, mechanical engineer and construction supervisor. No such discrimination was experienced by attractive men.


Attractive Women Can Be Disadvantaged

Sunday, August 08, 2010

NZ - Assistance For Pacific Job Seekers

Following the bad results for Pacific Islanders in the latest the New Zealand Government has announced a million-dollar package for Pacific job seekers, including targeted work programmes.

Assistance For Pacific Job Seekers

Thursday, August 05, 2010

Canada - Job Seekers With Non-Anglo Names Face Discrimination

Recent University of British Columbia research has found that job seekers with typical Anglophone names are more likely to be invited for interview than applicants with Chinese, Indian or Pakistani names.

Job Seekers With Non-Anglo Names Face Discrimination

Wednesday, August 04, 2010

USA - Highly Skilled Temporary Immigrants Contribute

Highly skilled temporary immigrants to the U.S. contribute to technological innovation without detriment to native-born workers.

Highly Skilled Temporary Immigrants Contribute

Sunday, August 01, 2010

UK - Health And Safety Not Over-regulated

Recent research from the University of Liverpool and Liverpool John Moores University found that safety in the workplace has been adversely affected by policy changes relating to health and safety over the last ten years, with reduced levels of
enforcement by the Health & Safety Executive (HSE).

Health And Safety Not Over-regulated

USA - Outsourcing May Be Counter-Productive

Increased use of business practices such as outsourcing, hiring temporary workers and reliance on project-based teams is having a detrimental effect on employees and may pose long-term problems for employers.

Outsourcing May Be Counter-Productive

Saturday, July 31, 2010

USA - Whistle-blowing

Corporate directors responsible for internal whistle-blowing systems often take no action regarding anonymous allegations, even when they involve grave accounting breaches.

Anonymous Whistle-Blowing Allegations Often Ignored

Saturday, July 17, 2010

UK - Long Hours Bad For The Heart

Research led by University College, London and published in the European Heart Journal found that working overtime is bad for the heart.

Long Hours Bad For The Heart

UK - Different Pay Rates For Nurses?

Skilled nurses in regions where private sector pay is better tend to leave NHS hospitals to work in unregulated sectors such as nursing homes.

Different Pay Rates For Nurses?

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Canada - No Promotion Thanks

Most Quebec employees do not envy their bosses and over half would not trade places if given the opportunity.

Employees Don't Want Promotion Because Of Longer Hours

Canada - Performance Reviews Still Valuable

A recent survey of human resource managers found that performance reviews are still considered a valuable element in staff assessment.


Performance Reviews Still Valuable

Canada - Ongoing Competition for Talent

A survey of 167 Canadian human resources leaders found that organizations are facing an increased "flight risk" with employees considering new opportunities as the economy recovers.


Ongoing Competition for Talent

Canada - Stress and Creative Work

Research from the University of Toronto published in Social Science Research found that stress associated with creative work has a particular impact on the interface with family life.

Stress and Creative Work

Friday, July 02, 2010

USA - Time Off Programs

All U.S. employers in a recent survey conducted by WorldatWork offer paid time off work and three-quarters of respondents find it necessary to offer paid time off programs in order to compete in the labor market and have 'traditional' and non-traditional ways of doing so.

Time Off Programs

Thursday, July 01, 2010

NZ - Closing the Gender Gap

Green Party Women's Affairs Spokesperson Catherine Delahunty said that Pansy Wong, Minister of Women's Affairs had effectively conceded that the Government had taken no new steps in the last year to reduce the pay gap between men and women.

Closing the Gender Gap

Monday, June 28, 2010

USA - Telecommuting

Telecommuters experience a better work/life balance than office-based employees even when working significantly longer hours.

Telecommuting Better Than Office Working

Global - Violence at Work

A recent survey by the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) identified a 30 per cent increase in the number of trade unionists murdered in the preceding 12 months with 101 dying in 2009.

Violence At Work

USA - Engaging The Disengaged

A survey by the Corporate Executive Board (CEB), a leading research and advisory services company, found that high-potential employees are increasingly disengaged and seeking new career opportunities. Some 25 per cent plan to leave their current
employers in the next year compared to 10 per cent in 2006. About one in five (21 per cent) identify themselves as 'highly disengaged' a three-fold increase since 2007.

High-Potential Employees Are Increasingly Disengaged

Thursday, June 17, 2010

USA - 5 Important Performance Management Tasks

Performance management should be much more than a process for documenting and delivering feedback, coaching and ratings. When expanded beyond these basics, it becomes a powerful tool for helping your employees develop and achieve their full potential, and for driving employee engagement. Here are 5 additional performance management tasks that should be a standard part of your performance management
process:

5 Important Performance Management Tasks That Often Are Forgotten

Friday, June 11, 2010

UK - Language Skills In Demand

Language skills definitely improve chances of employment according to a survey by specialist language recruiter, Euro London Appointments.

Language Skills In Demand

USA - Common Workplace Annoyances

The most common causes of annoyance in the workplace are co-workers with poor time management skills (cited by 43 per cent of respondents) and the prevalence of gossip (36 per cent).

Common Workplace Annoyances

Self-Esteem

Self-esteem increases throughout adult life, peaking at around retirement age but declining thereafter. Health and income are significant factors in the maintenance of self-esteem.

Self-Esteem

USA - Pressures On Small Business Owners

A mere 21 per cent of small business owners employing the fewest staff (between two and 10) are earning more than they hoped for when starting their companies - despite working an average of 58 hours per week.

Pressures On Small Business Owners

Thursday, June 10, 2010

UK - Unemployment Will Peak At 3 Million

CIPD forecasts unemployment will peak at close to 3 million by 2012 as a result of the coalition government's deficit reduction measures.

Gloomy Prognosis For Employment

Canada - Situational Interviews

The qualifications of visible minorities recruited under an employment equity program are less likely to be questioned if situational interviews are used.

Support For Situational Interviews

Wednesday, June 09, 2010

USA - Loyalty and Employee Retention

U.S. organizations risk losing employees who feel under-valued and de-motivated as the economy recovers according to an on-line survey conducted by Kelton Research on behalf of learning and talent management solutions provider Cornerstone OnDemand.

Loyalty and Employee Retention

UK - Unions Supporting Economic Recovery

UK unions are supporting economic recovery by helping to reduce stress and lack of motivation in the workplace according to a recent report from the TUC.

Unions Supporting Economic Recovery

USA - CEO Reputation and Appearance

There is a strong association between appearance and success in business organizations according to a study by Duke University.

CEO Reputation And Appearance

Monday, June 07, 2010

USA - Personality Assessments Fail

he trend in recent years has been to utilize personality assessments in the hiring process for predicting on-the-job success. In 2007, a prominent panel of personnel psychologists (Morgeson et al., 2007) collaborated to discuss the utility of personality tests in the selection process. The clear theme: Validities of personality measures are so low that using them for selection should be questioned. The research shows that broad-based personality tests such as the Big Five Personality Traits & Emotional Intelligence account for less than 6% of variance in job-related performances. Despite the claims from the hundreds of vendors selling personality tests, little has changed in the last 40 years, the science still shows that their predictive value is minimal when used to predict job performance success in today's job market.


Why Personality Assessments Don't Predict Sales Success

Thursday, May 20, 2010

USA - Unemployment And Health

Loss of employment can have significant long-term health consequences.

Unemployment And Health

Australia - Violence Against Nurses

Research from Curtin University of Technology in Perth, Western Australia published in the Journal of Clinical Nursing found that three-quarters of nurses working in both the private and public sectors had experienced violence at work, but only one in six incidents were officially reported.

Violence Against Nurses At Work

Australia - Consequences Of Interrupted Tasks

Frequent interruptions experienced by hospital doctors result in less time and poorer care given to patients and increase the potential for clinical error.

Consequences Of Interrupted Tasks

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

USA/India - Whistle-Blowers

Connecting with employees' emotions and personal value systems could encourage whistle-blowing in relation to to a range of work-related crimes and misconduct.

Whistle-blowers And Personal Values

USA - Workplace Health

Work-related Stress, Shift Work And Coronary Heart Disease - Updated Article.

Health Effects Of Work-Related Stress And Shift Work

UK - Probation Officers Want To Help Not Punish

Attitudes and motivations expressed by new recruits to the probation service were inconsistent with the UK government's current emphasis on probation as 'punishment in the community' and protection of the public rather than rehabilitation for the individual offender.

Probation Officers Want To Help Not Punish

UK - Small Businesses Create Most Jobs

Recent research from the Globalisation and Economic Policy Centre (GEP) at the University of Nottingham found that small businesses employing less than 100 workers account for 65 per cent of new British jobs created in an average year.

Small Businesses Create Most Jobs

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

USA - Driver pre-screening

Motor carriers now have a faster and easier way to assess the driving and safety histories of prospective drivers. The U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) yesterday announced the launch of the new federal motor carrier Pre-Employment Screening Program (PSP), now available at http://www.psp.fmcsa.dot.gov. The Pre-Employment Screening Program provides real-time data to help motor carriers review the crash and serious safety violation histories of prospective employees as part of the hiring process.

NIC Technologies Launches Online Pre-Employment Screening Program for Motor Carriers and Drivers at www.psp.fmcsa.dot.gov

Thursday, April 29, 2010

USA - Commitment And Counterfactual Reflection

Developing greater workforce commitment can be as simple as asking employees to reflect on their organization's history.


Commitment And Counterfactual Reflecion

Asia - Rewards and Benefits

A recent survey of Asian reward professionals by Thomsons Online Benefits shows expectation of a return to the 'war for talent' amongst employers in the region.

New 'War For Talent' In Asia

Saturday, April 17, 2010

USA - Absenteeism

U.S. employees use a variety of strategies such as calling in sick or using vacation time to survive the 'Holiday Hiatus' between public holidays early in the year and Memorial Day on 31st May.

Playing Hooky: Absenteeism And The 'Holiday Hiatus'

USA - Women Discouraged From Science/I.T. Careers

A significant number of women and under-represented minority chemists and chemical engineers have been discouraged from pursuing a career in science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM).

Women Discouraged From Science/I.T. Careers

USA - Gender Inequality

Women researchers in the life sciences still receive lower levels of compensation than their male equivalents, including those at higher academic and professional levels.

Gender Inequality In Academic Researchers' Compensation

USA - Disabled Immigrants More Likely To Be Working

Immigrants with disabilities are more likely to be employed than a comparable group born in the USA.

Disabled Immigrants More Likely To Be Working

Thursday, April 08, 2010

Australia - Workers' Comp Harmonisation

"Workers' comp harmonisation as it has been discussed won't improve health or return to work outcomes," says Occupational Physician, Chair of Resworks and Editor of Return to Work Matters Dr Mary Wyatt.

Expert fears health will be the loser in the race towards workers' comp harmonisation - Return to Work Matters.

Thursday, April 01, 2010

USA - How Career Dreams Die

What is required to convince people that their career aspirations are unrealistic?
Researchers found that informing participants they did not have high enough qualifications or appropriate skills was insufficient. The negative consequences of failure also had to be made explicit.

How Career Dreams Die

Israel - Control Freaks Burn Out Faster

Research from Tel Aviv and Haifa Universities found that 'control freaks' - apparently high-performing multi-tasking individuals - tend to burn out faster than their peers. Using all their internal resources at once and concentrating intently on the immediate task they are less able to respond to unexpected challenges.

Control Freaks Burn Out Faster

UK - Race, Education and Job Prospects

Members of Britain's ethnic minority communities, whether born abroad or in the UK, tend to be better educated than their white British-born peers but are less likely to be employed.

Better Education But Worse Job Prospects For Minorities

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

EU - European Skills in Demand

According to CEDEFOP (The European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training) most of the projected 8.5 new jobs created in Europe over the next ten years will be in knowledge- and skill-intensive occupations, including high level management and technical jobs.

European Skills in Demand

Friday, March 26, 2010

UK - National Minimum Wage Increases

The adult minimum wage rate will increase from £5.80 to £5.93 an hour on October 1 2010.

National Minimum Wage Increases

EU - Recruiting Older Workers

A study by Allianz shows that in 2010 people between 60 and 65 will outnumber those between 15 and 20 in the European Union. 28.8 million EU residents are aged 60-65 compared with 28.6 million between the ages of 15 and 20.

This year, for the first time ever, the ongoing demographic change will affect the job market as there will be 200,000 more people approaching or entering retirement than the number of school-leavers.

Recruiting Older Employees

Thursday, March 25, 2010

UK - Learning and Skills

Almost five million people participated in a Learning and Skills Council funded Further Education course in 2008/09 according to figures released by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS).

Learning and Skills Council Funded Courses

Saturday, March 20, 2010

USA - Women Put Off Computing Careers

The work environment may be a key factor deterring women from careers in computer science.

Women Put Off Computing Careers By Geeky Environments

USA - How Career Dreams Die

What is required to convince people that their career aspirations are unrealistic? Researchers found that informing participants they did not have high enough qualifications or appropriate skills was insufficient. The negative consequences of failure also had to be made explicit.

How Career Dreams Die

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Australia - Strategic Leadership Award

VALIDITY COACHING today announces the prestigious STRATEGIC LEADERSHIP AWARD was given to Chris Tandridge, Chief Executive Officer of VALIDITY Coaching at the WORLD HRD CONGRESS 2010 in Mumbai, India.

Validity Coaching CEO Chris Tandridge Wins World HRD Congress 2010 - Strategic Leadership Award

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

UK - British Army Careers

Many people don't realise the diverse range of careers you can have in the British Army - there are over 140 trade groups and many different job types to choose from. From clerks to nurses, mechanics to IT experts, the Army offers recruits a career with continuous training and development, where you can learn vocational skills and earn a competitive salary. As well as this, there are also unrivalled travel and sporting opportunities plus a great sense of teamwork and camaraderie.

The British Army Needs You!

Friday, February 05, 2010

UK - NI IT Career Information

With ICT being one of the most successful business sectors in Northern Ireland, new sources of information will help people with computing ambitions find out more about career paths.

Ambition in IT? New NI Career Information System

Monday, February 01, 2010

Australia _ Employer Confidence Surges

Confidence among Australian employers has increased to the highest level since September 2008 according to a recent Hudson Report: Employment Expectations Survey.

For three consecutive quarters, Australian employers have indicated greater hiring intentions with a net 29.1% of employers stating that they intended to increase permanent staff levels over the January-March 2010 period.

Australian Employer Confidence At New High

Thursday, January 14, 2010

NZ- New Zealanders Expect More Job Opportunities

The current jobs outlook is better than at any time over the last two years, but job security remains fragile as the New Zealand economy begins to come out of recession, according to Westpac Bank.

New Zealanders Expect More Job Opportunities

NZ - More International Workers Needed

International workers are still good for business and the economy, according to a recent survey.


More International Workers Needed

Tuesday, January 05, 2010

UK - Freeze Youth Minimum Wage

The National Minimum Wage for younger workers should be frozen in absolute terms in 2010 to ensure welcome government efforts to combat soaring youth unemployment are not fatally undermined just as the economy is beginning to recover, according to the
Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD).

CIPD launches ‘manifesto' for a recovery that lasts, with call for National Minimum Wage freeze for younger workers to strengthen efforts to tackle youth unemployment

Australia - Recruitment Picture Brightening

People may believe that the global financial crisis (GFC) has made job-hunting more difficult but a recent survey from Mercer suggests that the recruitment picture is better than it seems.

Australian Recruitment Picture Brightening

Sunday, January 03, 2010

USA - Towers Watson

Towers Watson & Co. announced today the completion of the merger of Towers Perrin and Watson Wyatt.

Towers Perrin and Watson Wyatt Complete Merger to Form Towers Watson