Overall country competitiveness is influenced by the social environment and regulatory regime set down by governments, coupled with the corporate efficiency. Multinationals take decisions to move manufacturing or support services to countries to take advantage of global efficiencies and advantageous regulatory regimes. The research from the WEF reflects this. The opportunity for multinationals is therefore, to explore how they can maximise the productivity and employee welfare within each country by focusing on well-being as a driver for a strong, happy and productive workforce.
Published: 19 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
There are over 150 recognised cognitive biases, and identifying the ones that the senior leadership team had, and then ensuring that they were mitigated effectively, was a Herculean task. Experience, from the bomb disposal profession, of the biases that leaders typically held certainly helped.
Published: 9 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
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.
Published: 18 December 2018
The majority (86 percent) of UK businesses believe they need to develop a fully agile workforce* within two years in order to stay competitive in the marketplace according to a new white paper, The Race to an Agile Workforce, by Capita Resourcing. Contributor Geoff Smith, Executive Director - Capita Resourcing.
Published: 10 November 2018
Have you ever had to tell the same person, the same exact thing, more than once? Annoying isn’t it? And a waste of everyone’s time. Effective communication is a two-sided coin. What good is cheese without crackers? What is bread without butter? What is the good of explaining something to someone who is not listening? The answer is not much!
Published: 31 October 2018
With portfolio careers being hailed as ‘the future of work’, businesses must look to training and development to retain an agile and dynamic workforce. Portfolio careers were once seen as a means to get by for students and academics balancing multiple part-time jobs with their studies.
Published: 8 September 2018
One of the most important initiatives undertaken by governments across the world is to ensure that the unemployment percentage of their working-age citizens remains low to ensure domestic harmony and a respectable international standing among the galaxy of nations.
Published: 8 August 2018
Did you know more than 7 billion elevator journeys take place every day? However, according to a recent survey by thyssenkrupp Elevator and YouGov, there is not much conversation taking place in them as more than two-thirds (66 percent) of people won’t speak a word during their journey.
Published: 27 July 2018