When the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development celebrates its centenary in York in June 2013 (its forebear, the Workers Welfare Association, held its first meeting in York in 1913, chaired by industrialist Seebohm Rowntree), one of the confer More...19 March 2013 12:11
Following XpertHR's recent launch in the US, legal editor Michael Cardman discusses the changing legal landscape and reveals the top five issues that US employers are facing.
1 Social media
The proliferation of social media poses risks an More...05 December 2012 11:30
Assignments to emerging markets such as Africa and China will increase over the next year, with almost half of global companies planning to increase the number of staff they send to these locations.
According to the Global Mobility Effectiveness S More...30 October 2012 14:56
With global mobility and international relocation on the rise, Personnel Today looks at what HR professionals should expect from a move to the Middle East.
Do you like the sound of hours of sunshine, a tax-free salary and an attractive relocation p More...28 September 2012 15:34
While politicians in the US and the UK might share a "special relationship", how much do our respective HR professions truly have in common? This is a question coming to the fore over the next few months, as proposals for the first US HR quality standar More...15 August 2012 15:33
When it comes to firing an employee, Asia has a reputation for being an employer-friendly hub, oriented to termination at will. This is a myth. Termination in Asia is often far from straightforward, explains Celia Yuen, practice leader at Freehills Empl More...20 February 2012 12:43
The International Labour Organisation (ILO) has said that the global economy is on the verge of a new and deeper jobs recession that will further delay global economic recovery and could ignite social unrest in "scores of countries".
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Jonathan Exten-Wright, Carl Soan and Lynda Finan, DLA Piper's global mobility unit, consider some of the key issues that arise from international employee mobility, and the careful strategic planning required ahead of any move.
It is vital that a c More...26 September 2011 09:52
Managers in Northern Europe create more supportive and collaborative working environments than their Southern European counterparts, according to research from Hay Group.
The global consulting firm found that Northern European managers took More...28 July 2011 16:08
A worldwide survey of recruitment trends of more than 14,400 companies and organisations has shown that the international recruitment market is showing a healthy levelling. The Global Snapshot survey, which is carried out by recruitment agency More...07 March 2011 10:00
In an international organisation with a large workforce it is challenging to get everyone behind the same company goals. Intercontinental Hotel Group's (IHG) Tracy Robbins, Personnel Today's 2010 HR director of the year, not only achieved this, she More...25 January 2011 17:13
Only a small proportion of activities carried out by HR departments are related to business strategy, according to research released this week. A survey published by consultants Mercer, which polled 500 HR directors across Europe, the Middle East and More...21 January 2011 14:38
For many years there has been a general consensus that Europe and the UK have different approaches to employment law. This consensus is that the UK tends to emphasise individual rights whereas Europe favours a more collective age More...10 January 2011 13:02
New plans to develop a universal qualification and training framework for health and safety professionals across Europe have been unveiled. The European-Union-funded EUSAFE project has been set up to try to create a universal European framework of qu More...01 January 2011 15:46
The job market recovery recorded in 2010 is set to stall in early 2011, according to figures released today. The Totaljobs Barometer's analysis of recruiter and jobseeker activity shows that the supply of jobs has grown by almost one-fifth (19%) sinc More...28 December 2010 00:01
The Council of the European Union has rejected plans to extend maternity leave to 20 weeks on full pay due to the financial implications for member states. A large majority of ministers said that the requested extension of the minimum maternity leave More...08 December 2010 14:26
As we emerge from the recession, it would be fair to assume that third sector organisations such as anti-poverty charity Oxfam would be under immense pressure to focus on financial outputs, leaving HR as an afterthought. With job shortages boosting volu More...08 December 2010 11:33
Albron Catering BV v FNV Bondgenoten and another FACTS Employees of Heineken International Group were employed by Heineken Nederlands Beheer, a service company that permanently assigned staff to various operating companies within the group. Mr Ro More...07 December 2010 10:29
UK companies are more at risk of missing talent opportunities than organisations in the US and Western Europe due to not managing succession planning on a global basis. Less than half (47%) of UK-based international companies manage success More...25 November 2010 00:01
Online survey service SurveyMonkey has identified the most common questions asked by HR professionals when conducting employee feedback. The top questions bosses asked their staff related to employee morale and the effectiveness and empathy of mana More...03 November 2010 13:43