European life science hubs including Austria, Switzerland and Germany all have their own challenges when it comes to attracting the best talent. But what are they doing to lure the very best and how does this impact on HR policies? What do firms do well and where do they need to focus their efforts?
Published: 6 March 2019
For International Women’s Day, InterNations, the world’s largest expat community, took a look at the women that do work abroad and the countries in which they are happiest with their career. The findings are based on the insights of 8,855 female expats that took part in the Expat Insider 2018 survey, one of the most extensive surveys about working and living abroad, annually conducted by InterNations. For the survey’s Working Abroad Index, several topics such as career prospects, work-life balance, and job security are factored in.
Published: 28 February 2019
Canada’s health and safety system grew out of the Royal Commission on the Relations of Capital and Labour that started in 1887. It grew further from the 1913 Royal Commission to study workers’ compensation – The Meredith Report - which outlined a no-fault compensation for injured workers. In 1919 the Association of Workers’ Compensation Boards of Canada was founded as a non-profit organisation to facilitate the exchange of information between Workers’ Compensation Boards and Commissions, as by the early twentieth century, every jurisdiction in Canada had created workers’ compensation boards and had passed laws to regulate hygiene, lighting, heating, ventilation, accident reporting and fire safety at factories. The fundamental worker rights within all Canadian legislation jurisdiction came from the 1974 Hamm Report, and are the right to know, the right to participate and the right to refuse dangerous work.
Published: 24 January 2019
The benefits of mobile working practices are beginning to be widely recognised by employers. Chief amongst them for employees is the flexibility and autonomy to balance work and personal life demands, resulting in demonstrable gains in employee engagement and productivity. Mobile working could, therefore, help to boost aspects such as the retention of current staff, but the question facing employers now is could global mobile working practices bolster the recruitment of new staff?
Published: 3 January 2019
Several factors are impacting the way HR professionals and talent acquisition leaders are doing their jobs. The issues are becoming more and more complex, from the role that artificial intelligence and talent analytics plays, to the shift in how people are looking to get compensated, evaluated and rewarded.
Published: 30 December 2018
In times of uncertainty, both politically and commercially, businesses face ever-greater challenges on a global scale. It’s crucial to work across borders in order to compete in today’s market, but this can lead to issues on many levels, particularly when attempting to establish a single company culture across different territories.
Published: 24 November 2018
A move from their home countries has worked handsomely for some expats; while, others lament the high cost of living and the diminishing marginal utility gained from trying to prosper under restrictive labor laws that invite discriminatory practices. Consequently, the justifications to arrive and stay within the GCC region vary widely among the expat professional communities. Let’s review the following 5 key types of expat professionals to gain a better understanding of their goals/objectives/ambitions as they strive to find relevance/congruity within the corporate environment of the GCC countries:
Published: 17 October 2018
In Israel, when calculating severance pay, commission generated by employees must be taken into account, and the court will not grant validity to an employee's waiver of this cogent right.
Published: 26 September 2018
Motivation, at heart, isn’t something that changes over the centuries, even if we are trying to encourage our staff rather than the ranks of English archers. Painting images of what life will be like when we have won is a classic motivational technique.
Published: 12 September 2018
Data from the World Bank shows that the number of people who are retirement eligible will increase significantly over the next 30 years. Specifically the number of people in the EU over the age of 65 will increase from 98 million in 2015 to 150 million in 2050.
Published: 22 August 2018