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