Wednesday, April 27, 2011

USA - Social Goals

WorkSimple, The Social Goals Management Company, today announced the public
availability of Social Goals, empowering every company to create a free, private social network to publish, share, and track goals. With Social Goals, any company can collaborate on goals to drive greater team productivity. Any employee can register their company for a free Social Goals account at (News release)

WorkSimple Social Goals is Free

Australia - IR Course

Human Resource practitioners can now fast track a career in industrial relations thanks to ‘Industrial Relations 101’, a new training course that combines the theory required in day to day industrial relations (IR) challenges with practical activity based learning. (News release)

New Industrial Relations Course Offers Practical Training Solution

Saturday, April 23, 2011

UK - Employment Tribunals Survey

Employers are concerned that they are vulnerable to frivolous or unjustified employment tribunal claims according to a Conflict Management survey published prior to a recent CIPD conference.

Employment Tribunals Survey

Friday, April 22, 2011

USA - Performance Reviews

A half of the participants in an online survey conducted for Globoforce think that employee performance reviews do not provide accurate appraisals of their work.

Employee Performance Reviews

Asia - Tourism and the Next Generation

Addressing some of the most senior tourism industry officials in the Asia-Pacific region gathered in Beijing last week, TMS Asia-Pacific CEO Andrew Chan has warned of the pressing need to develop the strategies required if the sector is to attract and engage the 'next generation' of employees.

"A Grim Reality" - new strategies critical if tourism sector to engage 'next generation'

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

USA - Discrimination and Job Loss

It has been known for some time that there is bias against the unemployed in the job market. Research at UCLA and the State University of New York-Stony Brook now shows that jobless Americans face discrimination unrelated to their skills or to ways in which they lost their previous jobs.

Discrimination and Job Loss

Asia - Sportswear Supply Chain Report

The Global Union representing workers in the garment industry has today released a damning report on working conditions in Asian sportswear supply chains.

ITGLWF releases damning report on working conditions in sportswear supply chains