Global HR

How to deal with expats when they return home

8 Mar 2005

An employee's time abroad is normally when support is provided from the employer. However, coming home means upheaval, which can in turn bring stress. It falls to HR departments to confront the disconcerting effects of repatriation.

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Sourcing labour from Eastern Europe

8 Mar 2005

The impression you get from some newspapers when it comes to the issue of migrant workers is that they’re flooding over here, taking our jobs and swamping our communities.

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Australian unions angry over right of entry laws

22 Feb 2005

Unions in Australia have reacted angrily to attempts by the government to curb workplace right of entry laws with new legislation that tightens existing laws.

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Global group aims to strike right balance to keep talent

22 Feb 2005

An alliance of multinational organisations hopes to break down the barriers to providing opportunities for spouses of international staff

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French firms join forces to fight racism

22 Feb 2005

Several large companies in France have pledged to hire more ethnic minority staff to combat rising discrimination against Arabs and Muslims.

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Olympic Committee sets up career programme for ex-athletes

16 Feb 2005

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has launched the Athletes' Career Programme, designed to facilitate the integration of athletes into the labour market at the end of their sporting careers

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Britain ‘too lucrative’ for Sri Lankan doctors

14 Feb 2005

Sri Lanka has accused Britain of undermining its health service by failing to prevent hospitals luring away trained doctors and nurses to work in the UK

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Wal-Mart to close store with unionised staff

10 Feb 2005

Wal-Mart is to close a store in Canada where workers have won the right to trade union recognition.

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EU needs 20 million more workers by 2030

9 Feb 2005

The active labour force in the European Union will be 20 million short of the levels required to sustain growth and pay for an ageing population by 2030.

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BT signs 10-year global HR deal with Accenture

2 Feb 2005

The UK telecoms giant has extended its outsourcing arrangement for HR services to staff and pensioners to cover employees in 37 other countries

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Managers need international experience

2 Feb 2005

Managers must notch up international experience if they are serious about making it to the top

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EU moves to show value of qualifications

2 Feb 2005

Initiative will help jobseekers prove the value of their qualifications in other EU countries

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Malawi judges strike over official cars

24 Jan 2005

Judges in Malawi have gone on strike over the government’s failure to replace their official vehicles.

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T&G claims Jersey staff face worst employment laws in Western world

8 Nov 2004

Jersey workers face the worst employment laws in the Western world, according to the Transport and General Workers Union (T&G).Today...

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Europe gives green light to Oracle acquisition of PeopleSoft

27 Oct 2004

The European Commission has followed the lead of authorities in the US in clearing the way for Oracle's acquisition of HR software provider PeopleSoft

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