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March 31, 2005

via Washington Post

Pentagon officials and union leaders will begin meeting April 18 on proposed pay and personnel system changes for about 746,000 civil service employees at the Defense Department, according to a letter sent this week to Congress   ...full story

March 30, 2005

via Los Angeles Times

The surprise choice is said to be the opposite, in many ways, of ousted executive Carly Fiorina   ...full story

March 30, 2005

via The New York Times

Northwest Airlines said yesterday that it was increasing the amount it wanted in labor concessions to $1.1 billion a year and that it would seek to freeze employee pension plans   ...full story

March 30, 2005

via Government Technology

The California State Controller's 21st Century Project, is a collaborative statewide effort that will replace and improve California's human resources/payroll processes and systems with an enterprise-wide system   ...full story

March 24, 2005

via Silicon.com

Company directors are increasingly leaving themselves at risk from prosecution by failing to comply with tightening regulation   ...full story

March 24, 2005

via The New York Times

Facing their worst financial outlook in years, executives at General Motors said yesterday that they wanted union workers to accept the same health benefit cuts already taken by white-collar workers   ...full story

March 24, 2005

via Chicago Tribune

You can never go wrong if you give sufficient notice that you're quitting your job. True or false?   ...full story

March 24, 2005

via Los Angeles Times

A bitter labor dispute that began nearly 14 years ago with a walkout in Stockton, Calif., has finally come to an end after workers at the world's largest walnut processing plant voted to accept a new five-year contract   ...full story

March 24, 2005

via Los Angeles Times

Hard-pressed employers could get a big break on workers' compensation premiums later this year if insurers follow a rate recommendation issued by a key agency Wednesday   ...full story

March 23, 2005

via HR.BLR.com

Office Depot has agreed to pay $3.3 million to settle a class-action lawsuit alleging the company misclassified assistant managers in Colorado as exempt from overtime   ...full story

March 23, 2005

via The Charlotte Observer

The Charlotte-based bank last year began an efficiency drive designed to reduce annual expenses by $1 billion by 2007. In January, the company said it was looking at job reductions, outsourcing and process improvements to cut costs   ...full story

March 22, 2005

via Metro Toronto

Office gadgets aid people with disabilities  ...full story

March 22, 2005

via The New York Times

With the decline of the domestic auto industry accelerating, the United Auto Workers union has agreed to a baby-step rollback of its vaunted "first dollar" health care coverage, which has long made assembly work at a Big Three automaker one of the most attractive blue-collar jobs in America   ...full story

March 22, 2005

via Personnel Today

Last week the executive committee of the GMB union agreed in principle to start merger negotiations with Amicus and the Transport and General Workers' union (T&G)   ...full story

March 21, 2005

via HR.BLR.com

Spherion Corp. has agreed to rehire 31 Muslim employees who walked off the job site at Dell's Nashville fulfillment center following a dispute over their request to conduct sunset, or Magrhib, prayers in accordance with Islamic faith   ...full story

March 21, 2005

via Online Recruitment

In a dynamic legislative environment, keeping pace with developments in HR legislation and implementing the required changes, places an impossible burden on smaller organisations who lack a dedicated human resource function. Few companies would consider running their business without adequate insurance and yet the majority of SMEs and LMEs have little or no visibility of their HR exposure effectively leaving them at risk   ...full story

March 21, 2005

via Hospitality.net

Geese fly in V-formation for aerodynamic efficiency. Is management and staff focused on reaching a common goal through teamwork? Employee satisfaction surveys can help in making sure teams stay focused and fly in V-formation to customer satisfaction   ...full story

March 21, 2005

via MSNBC

An Illinois employee-benefits company is targeting a University-area building for an expansion that could eventually accommodate as many as 1,000 workers  ...full story

March 18, 2005

via The Detroit News

Unless the position has changed, the work can lead to boredom, a poor performance   ...full story

March 18, 2005

via The New York Times

One thing stands out from that quarter-century of experience: those with relatively large surpluses to invest - mostly those at the top of the earnings ladder - have managed to amass enough wealth to serve them well in retirement. But farther down the income scale, a number of workers have been unable to handle money intended for their old age as successfully   ...full story

March 17, 2005

via Computer Business Review

Affiliated Computer Services has confirmed that it is to purchase the human resources consulting and outsourcing operation of asset management giant Mellon Financial for $445m   ...full story

March 17, 2005

via HR.BLR.com

A free database that identifies 1,913 qualified college students and recent graduates with disabilities who seek summer and full-time employment is available from the federal government for the tenth year to public and private sector employers to help them meet their staffing needs   ...full story

March 17, 2005

via Market Watch

As NCAA college basketball tournament kicks off Thursday, office workers will track their progress in betting pools that are illegal in many states   ...full story

March 17, 2005

via Inc.com

Nearly 60 percent of out-of-work people consider switching careers, while only 44 percent weigh starting their own businesses, according to a recent survey of 2,500 people in North America   ...full story

March 16, 2005

via HR.BLR.com

The EEOC is beginning to see more racial discrimination complaints in which the claimant and accused are of the same race. Often, these complaints involve allegations of discrimination based on color   ...full story

March 16, 2005

via Pittsburgh Business Times

Mellon Financial Corp. is selling its human resources and outsourcing unit to Affiliated Computer Services Inc. for $445 million   ...full story

March 15, 2005

via Federal Times

Five departments are bidding to provide human resources services to the entire government as part of the Bush administration’s effort to consolidate administrative functions   ...full story

March 15, 2005

via HR.BLR.com

The Justice Department is accusing a company in Puerto Rico of violating the Uniformed Services Employment and Re-employment Act   ...full story

March 15, 2005

via Chicago Sun-Times

The nation's headhunters might be having a change of heart regarding the key criteria in choosing the heads they hunt, because of the higher moral standards now demanded by boards   ...full story

March 15, 2005

via Los Angeles Times

Analysts said the weekend disclosure of Whitman's interest in the Disney CEO job, which on Sunday went to Disney President Robert Iger, came at an especially bad time for the world's biggest online auctioneer. EBay's stock has tumbled 38 percent from its December high, largely on concerns about the growth prospects of one of the Internet's biggest success stories   ...full story

March 15, 2005

via BBC News

Workers spend up to one day a week trying to cope with personal problems, a survey suggests   ...full story

March 14, 2005

via The New York Times

The Walt Disney Company announced Sunday that its president, Robert A. Iger, who began his career as a studio supervisor 30 years ago at ABC, will succeed Michael D. Eisner as chief executive, ending Mr. Eisner's storied but tumultuous two-decade reign a year earlier than expected   ...full story

March 14, 2005

via Online Recruitment

Forbes Magazine, publisher of the 25 Fastest-Growing Tech Companies list, named Peopleclick, Inc., the leading total workforce acquisition provider for global companies, as part of Forbes Ten To Watch in 2005. The list is comprised of privately held technology companies with positive sales growth   ...full story

March 14, 2005

via HR.BLR.com

Sine 2001, the labor force participation rate for people age 55 or older has increased by 3.7 percentage points. This contrasts with a decline in the overall workforce participation rate   ...full story

March 11, 2005

via The New York Times

Two former Walt Disney board directors have sent a letter to current board members asking them to reconsider plans to let the chief executive, Michael D. Eisner, sit in on interviews of candidates for his job   ...full story

March 11, 2005

via Globe and Mail

Managers need to find new ways to influence these young workers because they will vote with their feet if they are not treated well  ...full story

March 11, 2005

via The Journal News

Negativity costs the U.S. economy $300 billion a year — and researchers consider that a conservative estimate   ...full story

March 11, 2005

via Los Angeles Times

The number of American workers filing for first-time jobless benefits rose unexpectedly last week while inventories at U.S. wholesalers grew in January  ...full story

March 10, 2005

via The New York Times

But Wal-Mart's announcement in February that it could no longer do business here because of skimpy store revenue and escalating union demands is having a much broader impact across Canada and even south of the border. The closing - the first of a Wal-Mart in Canada - is a strategic retreat for the retailer in its war with organized labor   ...full story

March 10, 2005

via Personnel Today

HR staff at the RAC and Norwich Union face an uncertain few weeks, after the insurer's parent company Aviva announced it would cut 1,700 jobs to pay for its £1.1bn takeover of the motoring services group   ...full story

March 9, 2005

via HR.BLR.com

Many companies have Internet guidelines for their employees--no visiting porn sites, no gambling, and so forth. But few policies address that popular new form of online expression, the blog   ...full story

March 9, 2005

via The Globe and Mail

Fewer than half of human resources professionals around the world feel they are getting the respect their knowledge and skills deserve, according to a survey of more than 4,300 professionals by the Virginia-based Society for Human Resource Management   ...full story

March 9, 2005

via Personnel Today

Same-sex couples will be allowed the same employment benefits as married employees from December, under legislation to be introduced later this year   ...full story

March 8, 2005

via Los Angeles Times

The forced resignation of Boeing Co. Chief Executive Harry C. Stonecipher over an extramarital affair with an employee may signal an end to corporate America's willingness to ignore the sexual indiscretions of its leaders   ...full story

March 8, 2005

via HR.BLR.com

The Senate voted yesterday to reject competing proposals for raising the minimum wage from $5.15 per hour, USA Today reports   ...full story

March 7, 2005

via Los Angeles Times

Boeing Co. on Monday said its board forced out president and chief executive officer Harry Stonecipher because of a relationship the married, 68-year-old Stonecipher had with a female executive at the company   ...full story

March 7, 2005

via Hospitality.net

A genuine love for the business of hospitality and the desire to excel as a hotelier are slowly giving way to aspirations for better work-life balance, faster career growth and the need for better pay   ...full story

March 7, 2005

via The New York Times

Sir Howard Stringer, who cut spending at CBS in the 1980's, is now overseeing cost-cutting at Sony   ...full story

March 4, 2005

via Business Europe

New government proposals forcing firms to employ a health and safety director have been slammed by bosses   ...full story

March 4, 2005

via The New York Times

America's employers added a sizable 262,000 jobs in February -- the most in four months. The new hiring, however, wasn't sufficiently brisk to accommodate a wave of job-seekers, and the overall unemployment rate rose to 5.4 percent   ...full story

March 3, 2005

via The New York Times

These are lean times for pension funds, and few companies report having more pension money than they need. But some business advocates have nevertheless begun urging Congress to let companies tap any surplus that appears in their pension funds, if and when the good times return   ...full story

March 3, 2005

via The New York Times

US Airways may be vulnerable to another service collapse like the one that stranded almost 50,000 passengers last Christmas because its plan to force flight attendants to work more hours in busy periods might not succeed as the airline cuts wages and increases flights   ...full story

March 2, 2005

via Online Recruitment

MYOB, a provider of award-winning software to small businesses and Accountancy Practices, has implemented PayGlobal software for its HR, Payroll and HR Self-Service needs   ...full story

March 2, 2005

via HR.BLR.Com

Employers are relying on employee referrals and the Internet to hire a growing portion of new workers, according to a CareerXroads study of 40 large companies employing 2.7 million employees in the United States   ...full story

March 2, 2005

via The New York Times

Unemployment in Germany, which crossed above the politically charged five million mark in January, rose again in February, to a rate of 12.6 percent with 5.2 million people out of work, the Federal Labor Agency said on Tuesday   ...full story

March 1, 2005

via The New York Times

Continental Airlines said yesterday that it had reached tentative agreements with its unions on $500 million in annual savings, the fifth major airline to obtain cuts from all its workers

  ...full story

March 1, 2005

via Los Angeles Times

Members of Hollywood's two major acting unions solidly ratified a new three-year contract providing for a 9% raise over three years but no increase in the share of DVD revenues   ...full story

 
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