Global HR

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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Levelling the playing field for over-50s in Europe

26 Oct 2004

A Europe-wide project is aiming to improve the understanding and opportunities for the 50-plus workforce. DeeDee Doke reportsOlder working women...

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Ireland ready to legislate to overcome the bullies

28 Sep 2004

The Irish Government has indicated it will bring in stronger legislation to
combat workplace bullying if a new body set...

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The human factor in Sudan

21 Sep 2004

Working for HR in the voluntary sector can often seem a humdrum existence. But when Katherine Galliano was sent to...

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France admits that short week just isn’t working

25 May 2004

The 35-hour working week has been a financial disaster in France, according
to the French Government.
It claims the compulsory...

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The world in their hands

4 May 2004

What challenges do global HR professionalsface in theirday-to-day roles? Meet two women and two men who head up their organisations’...

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Luxembourg workers net the biggest slice of pay

23 Feb 2004

from Luxembourg, France and Spain earn the highest net salaries in Europe,
according to a new survey.

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35-hour week has increased the quality of life in France

29 Aug 2001

More than half of the staff that have switched to a 35-hour
week in France believe it has improved their...

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