Thursday, November 16, 2017

Australia - Unemployment At 5.4%

Seasonally adjusted, unemployment fell by 0.1% to 5.4% and the number of people in employment rose by 3,700 to 12,297,100.

Australian Employment Statistics

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

UK - Unemployment At 4.3%

The unemployment rate stands at 4.3% - 0.7% down over the year. This is the lowest since 1975.

UK Employment Statistics

Thursday, November 09, 2017

The Trends Shaping Recruitment

Some of the cutting edge techniques that recruitment agencies are employing to find the very best candidates who are capable and reliable.

The Trends Shaping Recruitment

Exciting Opportunities for Varied Accounting Careers

Here are a few ways that accounting careers offer different challenges to people who wish to tackle them.

Exciting Opportunities for Varied Accounting Careers

Friday, November 03, 2017

Canadian Unemployment Rate At 6.3%

Statistics Canada reported that employment rose by 35,000 jobs in October and the unemployment rate rose by 0.1% to 6.3%.

Canadian Unemployment Rate At 6.3%

US Unemployment At 4.1%

Nonfarm payroll employment rose by 261,000 in October, and the unemployment rate dropped to 4.1 percent.

US Unemployment At 4.1%

Wednesday, October 04, 2017

The Difficulties Of Being An Introverted Leader

As an introvert, you may wonder how you can successfully be a leader. It can be done, and many introverts have been amongst the best
leaders of all time - but success does not come without hardships.

The Difficulties Of Being An Introverted Leader

Friday, September 29, 2017

UK - How to Check Your Criminal Record before Your Employer Does

Nowadays, employers insist on doing background checks on all new employees.

Employee Tips 101: How to Check Your Criminal Record before Your Employer Does

Preparing To Land Your First Job

Graduating college is exciting and scary for some. It’s a step in the right direction, but most likely you aren’t sure which way you’re going. That’s what you have to figure out once you’ve completed all of your coursework. It’s a normal feeling and not one to be worried about.

Preparing To Land Your First Job

Monday, September 25, 2017

USA - Skin Tone Affects Job Chances

Colorism - discrimination based on skin color - has a significant effect on employment prospects.

Skin Tone Affects Job Chances

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Effective Strategies to Boost Cross-Team Collaboration

Many companies bring people with different talents and expertise together to work toward achieving key organizational goals.

Effective Strategies to Boost Cross-Team Collaboration

4 Tips For Handling Difficult Situations At Work

When you're working, you're bound to run into issues. Being in charge is tough because you're the one who has to solve all of the problems. You have to find a way to not stress out and to focus on dealing with one incident at a time.

4 Tips For Handling Difficult Situations At Work

Monday, September 18, 2017

How to Market Your HR Services

Are you an HR company owner or an HR freelancer who wants to attract more clients to your business?

How to Market Your HR Services

The Importance of Human Resources in Construction

For HR professionals, a thorough understanding of recruitment, training, and retention is essential for running an effective human resources department in the construction industry.

The Importance of Human Resources in Construction

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

5 Things All Employees Should Know About Information Security

Employees often pose the biggest threat to a company's information security. It only takes one wrong click of a button to affect a business's security, finances and reputation.

5 Things All Employees Should Know About Information Security

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Responsibilities to Employees if You Buy or Sell a Business

Buying or selling a business affects a lot of people - namely all of the employees that work for or with that business. It's going to be a huge adjustment for them, and you're responsible for facilitating that adjustment. Business is business, but this is an instance in which people need to be put first. If you don't handle the situation properly, things can get bumpy later on down the road. Make sure you're covering your bases when dealing with the employees you're passing off or inheriting.

What Are Your Responsibilities to Employees if You Buy or Sell a Business?

Friday, July 14, 2017

How to Professionally Deny a Raise Request

When an employee comes to you for a raise, it often takes a lot of courage to actually get up and ask the question. The thing is, due to numerous reasons, you might not be ready or willing to increase their salary yet. However, communicating this to an employee is a very difficult and delicate matter. They may not be ready to hear a negative response, and if they do, it may kill their motivation. Here’s how to professionally deny their request and keep them motivated to work hard.

How to Professionally Deny a Raise Request

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

The Ups and Downs of a Late Career Change

It's no secret that in today's fast-paced world, employees are becoming more disillusioned with the idea of carrying out their entire career within one organisation, or indeed, industry. With many opportunities for adult learning, there is no reason why careers need to stagnate purely because of age.

The Ups and Downs of a Late Career Change

Monday, July 10, 2017

Midlife job search: facts and myths

With an aging global workforce and an economy which has forced many companies to downsize, it's no wonder that many workers over the age of 40 are trying to find a new position.

Midlife job search: facts and myths

Monday, July 03, 2017

Canada - Alberta Minimum Wage

A year ago Alberta's provincial government decided to move towards a minimum wage of $15 per hour by 2018.

Alberta Minimum Wage

Australia - National Minimum Wage

Australia's revised national minimum wage (NMW) was implemented on July 1 2017.

National Minumum Wage

Friday, June 23, 2017

How to Create a Friendly Office Environment

Whether your office environment has actually become unpleasant or you simply feel as though things aren't as great as they could be, you have plenty of options to remedy the situation.

How to Create a Friendly Office Environment

Thursday, June 22, 2017

4 Challenges American Businesses Face when Outsourcing IT Overseas

Outsourcing overseas has been held up as a gold standard for saving money by relying on world class talent elsewhere in the world. It typically provides 24x7 coverage in conjunction with US based software support or back office staff. It often allows businesses to work with tech staff in the markets they want to cultivate, as Microsoft's Indian and Chinese hubs demonstrate. However, outsourcing IT overseas brings its own challenges, many of which can lead to serious problems for the company or its customers. Here are four challenges businesses face when outsourcing IT overseas.

4 Challenges American Businesses Face when Outsourcing IT Overseas

Which Functions You Should Outsource and Which Ones You Should Not

When the idea of outsourcing comes up, the next question arises - outsource what?

Which Functions You Should Outsource and Which Ones You Should Not

Monday, June 19, 2017

4 Ways Managerial Staff Can Make Themselves Easier for Employees to Contact

Depending on the kind of organization you're working for, there may be a variety of ways to get in touch with management about a specific problem or complaint. In some workplaces, it's an easier process than in others, and typically some managers are easier to contact. However, for the sake of maintaining customer satisfaction and productivity levels it would be wise to ensure quick and easy correspondence between all company staff on an ongoing basis. With that said, here are four ways managerial staff can make themselves more accessible to other employees:

4 Ways Managerial Staff Can Make Themselves Easier for Employees to Contact

Wednesday, June 07, 2017

Monday, June 05, 2017

How You Can Benefit from Employee Surveys

Some helpful information that you can use to empower your workforce and fix those underlying issues that may be affecting your productivity.

How You Can Benefit from Employee Surveys

Saturday, May 27, 2017

HR Strategies for Dealing with Workplace Stress

Employers and HR departments need to recognize the signs of stress and find ways to deal with employee stress and anxiety effectively.

HR Strategies for Dealing with Workplace Stress

Friday, May 26, 2017

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Flexibility and Burnout

Flexibilty can improve job satisfaction and cut levels of stress and burnout.

Flexibility and Burnout

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

4 Tips for Throwing the Perfect Office Party

Office parties can be a great way to boost engagement and build a bond between your employees. However, they can be a total HR nightmare if they're not handled properly.

4 Tips for Throwing the Perfect Office Party

Friday, May 19, 2017

USA - Weighing the Benefits of Prepaid Legal Services

If you've been proposed a prepaid legal plan or legal protection plan, you might be wondering what their benefits are.

Weighing the Benefits of Prepaid Legal Services

Why 2017 is the Year of Video Marketing

Have you noticed that Facebook has become flooded with videos recently? Videos of funny stories, sad stories, videos that are showcasing a business; they are all on there. It is not just Facebook either; we are seeing this happen across LinkedIn, Twitter and other social media platforms. It is estimated that 80% of all internet traffic by 2019 will be video.

Why 2017 is the Year of Video Marketing

Friday, May 12, 2017

UK - The Importance of Team Building in HR Management

Team building can play a huge part in strengthening a corporate culture and a great tool in achieving an efficient organisation.

The Importance of Team Building in HR Management

USA - The Role of HR in Creating a Safe and Healthy Workplace

While the priority should be about protecting the health and wellbeing of employers, it can also reflect positively on the firm's balance sheet too

The Role of HR in Creating a Safe and Healthy Workplace

Thursday, May 11, 2017

UK - 5 HR Mistakes to Avoid When Dismissing Staff

Sometimes, when all other avenues have failed, it is necessary to say goodbye to underperforming employees in order to optimise business efficiency.

5 HR Mistakes to Avoid When Dismissing Staff

7 Technologies That Will Transform Human Resources in 2017

Technology is set to completely transform the way we approach Human Resources and recruitment.

7 Technologies That Will Transform Human Resources in 2017

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

The Grey Economy: The HR Benefits Of Hiring Older Workers

Many employers are still reluctant to hire people in their sixties, despite the fact that older workers can confer a wide array of benefits to a given workforce.

The Grey Economy: The HR Benefits Of Hiring Older Workers

USA - Payroll Advice for Small Businesses

Payroll management is not straightforward, and if you are a small business without any payroll experts, it can be a minefield trying to work through all of the legalities and setting up systems and processes.

Payroll Advice for Small Businesses

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

USA - Telling the Truth on Your Resume

Those that are not completely honest are being refused jobs, and those already in a job will lose the job and any related unemployment benefits.

Telling the Truth on Your Resume

Thursday, April 06, 2017

USA - 3 Human Resource Trends to Watch for in 2017

HR is constantly evolving and the changes are much deeper than when the personnel department was renamed Human Resources. This evolution isn't just driven by changing laws and business practices. Technology, financial pressures, and shifting business practices are dramatically altering the job of HR personnel.

Let's look at three HR trends to watch for in 2017 and beyond.

3 Human Resource Trends to Watch for in 2017

Monday, April 03, 2017

Canada - PEI Minimum Wage Increases

The Prince Edward Island minimum wage increased by 25 cents on April 1, to $11.25 per hour.

PEI Minimum Wage

Canada - Nova Scotia Minimum Wage

On April 1, Nova Scotia's minimum wage rose by 15 cents, to $10.85 an hour

Nova Scotia Minimum Wage

USA - What Should You Do If You Cannot Pay Your 941 Payment to the IRS?

It is extremely important that you do everything you can physically do to ensure your organization's 941 tax deposits and filings are updated and current.

What Should You Do If You Cannot Pay Your 941 Payment to the IRS?

Canada - New Brunswick Minimum Wage

New Brunswick's minimum wage has been increased increased from $10.65 per hour to $11 per hour on April 1 2017.

New Brunswick Minimum Wage

Friday, March 17, 2017

Tech Companies All-Costs Model is Destroying Human Resources Management

As a human resources manager, it is your job to take every allegation seriously and work to resolve each issue, regardless of the culture at your company.

Tech Companies All-Costs Model is Destroying Human Resources Management

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Australia - The Wonders of Using Cloud-based Payroll Software

Contrary to what others might think, cloud systems can actually offer enhanced data security compared to traditional payroll systems.

The Wonders of Using Cloud-based Payroll Software

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

A question that HR workers often debate is, who is responsible for the protection of data?

The increasing risk of cyber attacks on businesses

Friday, February 10, 2017

Workplace Happiness

While everyone wants to be happy at work there are differences depending on factors such as age, gender, and job area.

Workplace Happiness

Tuesday, February 07, 2017

USA - How to be a better Nurse Leader

The healthcare industry is expanding at a stunning rate; it is one of the top 3 fastest growing industries in the country today. Naturally, hospitals and medical practices are in need of skilled nursing professionals to fill mid- to top-level positions.

How to Be a Better Nurse Leader

Friday, February 03, 2017

Giving every employee a voice: why CEOs should jump off the pedestal

Open-minded HR departments can reap the rewards of building an engaged workforce and unlock the benefits this creates for the business as a whole.

Giving every employee a voice: why CEOs should jump off the pedestal

Friday, January 20, 2017

Tips for HR Professionals Managing Cross Border Teams

It is becoming increasingly commonplace for businesses of all sizes to operate across international borders.

Tips for HR Professionals Managing Cross Border Teams

USA - What Trump's Presidency Means for the Future of Human Resources

There is no denying that the recent change of guards in American politics is set to have far reaching implications when it comes to labor and human resource management.

What Trump's Presidency Means for the Future of Human Resources

Do You Have What It Takes to Work in Human Resources?

In this article, we're going to discuss some of the appropriate skills and aptitudes of a good HR manager.

Do You Have What It Takes to Work in Human Resources?

USA - Helping Employees with Health Insurance

A lot of studies have confirmed that job (and life) security can help boost employees' productivity levels to new heights.

Helping Employees with Health Insurance

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Australia - Obesity in the workplace

Being overweight has consequences in the workplace. There are associated occupational safety, health, and business risks leading to more and more disputes between employers and employees.

Obesity in the workplace

Australia - Would-be Entrepreneurs

Baby Boomers and Gen Y are leading a movement to abandon the corporate rat race and create start-ups allowing them to become their own boss.

Would-be Entrepreneurs

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Australia - Skills Crisis in Health and Medical Research

Job insecurity among workers in the Health and Medical Research sector is leading to an impending skills crisis, according to the Australian Society for Medical Research (ASMR).

Skills Crisis in Health and Medical Research

The Pros of Working Flex Hours

Flex hours are nothing new, but they are certainly catching on in popularity as more and more companies and employees start to understand the benefits it offers.

The Pros of Working Flex Hours

Monday, January 09, 2017

Uncertainty surrounding the UK hotel industry: the actions hoteliers should take

What does the future hold for the UK’s hotel industry?

Uncertainty surrounding the UK hotel industry: the actions hoteliers should take


Why it's important to get diversity right

Creating a diverse workplace isn’t just about adhering to the laws regarding discrimination, but going the extra mile in creating an environment where people from any ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, race, or political belief can feel safe and valued.

Why it's important to get diversity right

Wednesday, January 04, 2017

On-the-job training: the key to meeting client needs

The training of young lawyers is still wedded to 20th or even 19th century thinking: they are taught how to look for and identify problems, not how to solve them.

On-the-job training: the key to meeting client needs