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