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Revealing research on expat communications

The world's largest study of Global Mobility Programmes identifies that email is the primary method that businesses maintain engagement with their employees on assignment.

Article by: | Published: 3 November 2014

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How technology can kill candidate experience

Employers spend a good deal of time and money on building a candidate experience that will keep their talent pipelines well-stocked, but how much of that investment is hindered by their own technology - or lack thereof?

Article by: | Published: 3 November 2014

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The Ebola Epidemic: Preparation v Panic

With the Ebola epidemic continuing to dominate national press, employers with operations in high risk sectors and territories are grappling with how to allay employee concerns and implement strategies to deal with an outbreak and its consequences.

Article by: | Published: 31 October 2014

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Ice bucket challenge phenomenon – what employers need to know

This summer the “Ice Bucket Challenge” has been the latest internet craze to sweep the globe in the name of charity and these challenges are here to stay. As the outtake videos which have emerged show, such challenges do not always go to plan and can have serious consequences. Article by Lynsey Clarke is a solicitor at Weightmans LLP

Article by: | Published: 28 October 2014

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Successful succession planning in 2014

The average retirement age is rising and causing delays for younger people yearning to progress. Matthew Channell, Head of Operations at TSW Training, says a successful succession plan is achieved by motivating both new starters and long-term employees, maximising all available talent.

Article by: | Published: 28 October 2014

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Why Bank of England will be “wrong again” on wages

Average inflation has been double average wage growth over the last six years. There is more labour market slack than suggested by the unemployment rate. Productivity has consistently disappointed throughout 2014. BoE forecasts for a return to real wage growth by next summer seem too optimistic. Article from the Centre for Policies Studies (CPS).

Article by: | Published: 28 October 2014