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NEW ZEALAND – What’s happening in Health & Safety

There are different attitudes to health and safety around the world, with some countries more stringent in the enforcement of best practice than others. “In New Zealand, there’s a greater cultural appetite for risk than there is in the UK; but there’s also a greater cultural appetite for innovation.” It’s this tendency for innovation that is fuelling a rapid evolution in health and safety terms, says Jon Harper-Slade, who holds four NEBOSH qualifications including both environmental and national Diplomas.

Article by: NEBOSH | Published: 28 March 2019

Pan-European talent management & recruitment challenges in life sciences

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?

Article by: Jean-Luc Niedergang | Published: 6 March 2019

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Canada – Health and Safety – in focus

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.

Article by: NEBOSH | Published: 24 January 2019

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UK remains attractive to overseas businesses

UK has dropped 81 places in the Cost of Living ranking since the Brexit referendum. Weakened GBP post-referendum makes UK one of cheapest countries in Europe for international employees and travelers. London is now one of the cheapest major cities in Europe for overseas workers since the Brexit referendum.

Article by: Steven Kilfedder | Published: 24 December 2018

Recruiting talent in Poland’s increasingly saturated market.

The country’s population is skilled and highly proficient in English, while Poland’s position in the EU gives it a climate favourable to foreign investment. These factors, combined with a relatively low cost of living and lower salaries, have encouraged an array of world-leading businesses to set up in the country.

Article by: Susie Turpin | Published: 18 December 2018

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Portugal – Why Portugal is Europe’s Most Exciting New Tech Hub

Few countries have bounced back from the financial crisis as robustly as Portugal. In 2012, the Iberian nation’s economy fell by 3.2 percent while its unemployment rate soared to 18 percent. But just six years later, Portugal is tracking growth of 2.3 percent and jobless figures are dramatically reduced.

Article by: Matt Pitt | Published: 9 November 2018

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New generations bring changing expectations to APAC – Adapt to Survive!

Hiring for graduate programs or internships or internships is no small feat. Although APAC is now home to over 55 percent of the world’s graduate population (and growing), the region is not immune to the global talent shortage. Indeed Manpower found Japan, Taiwan and Hong Kong to be 3 of the top 4 countries suffering of the most talent shortage worldwide

Article by: Samir Khelil | Published: 2 November 2018