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June 30, 2004

via BBC

A German management style is behind changes at Mini
  ...full story

June 30, 2004

via Business Europe

The government has published guidelines for migrant workers, in an effort to protect them against "unscrupulous employers"  ...full story

June 30, 2004

via The Los Angeles Times

A state program that takes effect Thursday will let employees take six weeks off with partial pay. Some employers fear disruption  ...full story

June 30, 2004

via The New York Times

The company has grown rapidly, and the pressure on it, like the sex-discrimination lawsuit that was certified to include as many as 1.6 million female Wal-Mart workers, is the most intense it has ever been  ...full story

June 29, 2004

via Business Europe

Employers face what could be perceived as their most challenging obstacle to date when the government implements the final piece of equality legislation in October 2006 outlawing discrimination in employment on the grounds of age  ...full story

June 29, 2004

via Business Europe

'Big brother' style drug testing could become more common in future, according to a government commissioned report  ...full story

June 28, 2004

via The Los Angeles Times

Experts examine the barriers -- practical and psychological -- that account for disparities in the workplace  ...full story

June 28, 2004

via The Washington Post

Long-distance firm cuts sales positions   ...full story

June 25, 2004

via The Los Angeles Times

The deal, similar to one used by grocers, requires the employers to bar workers at all sites if the union strikes one  ...full story

June 25, 2004

via The Globe and Mail

Bell Canada, in an effort to cut costs, is offering early retirement to about 4,500 workers, accounting for slightly more than 10 per cent of its work force of 42,500  ...full story

June 24, 2004

via The Los Angeles Times

High-stakes negotiations between Los Angeles-area hotels and the hotel workers union have broken down, as national chains like Hyatt and Sheraton resist the union's novel plan to line up contract expiration dates across the country, opening the door to a national strike  ...full story

June 24, 2004

via Telegraph

Barclays is to transfer 900 information technology staff to consultancy group Accenture in a £400m outsourcing deal  ...full story

June 24, 2004

via The Washington Post

Labor attorneys and workplace experts predicted yesterday that employers will need to consider more decisive movement to narrow pay gaps between male and female employees as a result of a judge's decision to allow a sex-discrimination lawsuit against Wal-Mart Stores Inc. to proceed to trial as a class action  ...full story

June 22, 2004

via Times Online

Employer groups yesterday railed against government plans to raise the retirement age to 70, claiming the move would destroy the competitiveness of British business  ...full story

June 22, 2004

via Online Recruitment

This was one of the main recommendations from speakers at the recent ‘Recruiting in Cyberspace Conference’ held in association with the London School of Economics this month  ...full story

June 22, 2004

via The Los Angeles Times

An organizing effort by service workers is expected to be a $10-million campaign  ...full story

June 21, 2004

via Business Europe

Almost three times as many bosses have punished staff for excessive email writing than for internet surfing in the last two years, a new survey suggests  ...full story

June 21, 2004

via The Miami Herald

British Airways is taking a different approach to a chronic problem with absenteeism

  ...full story

June 21, 2004

via Business Europe

Seven in ten employees have fallen asleep at work at some point in their careers, according to a new poll  ...full story

June 21, 2004

via The Miami Herald

Americans' vacations have been shrinking, but that might change this summer, as employees realize they deserve some 'now or never' rest and relaxation  ...full story

June 21, 2004

via Chicago Sun-Times

Most companies are failing in their efforts to pay employees salaries and bonuses based on their performance, a new study by Hewitt Associates shows  ...full story

June 21, 2004

via The Los Angeles Times

The leaders expect the New Unity Partnership to consolidate the labor organizations  ...full story

June 18, 2004

via BBC

Thousands of workers at the engineering giant Siemens have staged rallies throughout Germany in protest against the threat of jobs moving abroad  ...full story

June 17, 2004

via The Los Angeles Times

The chief executive of Delta Air Lines Inc. gave a bleak outlook Wednesday of the carrier's ability to increase revenue and said that meant getting deep wage cuts from pilots was even more crucial to its survival  ...full story

June 17, 2004

via The Los Angeles Times

Hewitt Associates Inc., which provides human resources and consulting services, agreed Wednesday to buy Exult Inc. for about $6.30 a share in stock to offer clients a wider range of options  ...full story

June 16, 2004

via The New York Times

Microsoft contract documents show that as far back as 2001 the big company had agreed to pay two Indian outsourcing companies, Infosys and Satyam, to provide skilled "software architects" for Microsoft projects  ...full story

June 16, 2004

via The Washington Post

Proposed law at odds with employers' goal   ...full story

June 15, 2004

via Business Europe

The government has freed up £185 million to fund joint projects between academic institutions and businesses  ...full story

June 15, 2004

via MSNBC

Employers responsible when conditions force worker to quit
  ...full story

June 15, 2004

via Business Europe

Nine out of ten employers may be breaking the law by discriminating against blind job seekers, a new report has warned  ...full story

June 15, 2004

via The Globe and Mail

Construction is booming, with 51 per cent of surveyed employers in that sector expecting to add staff and only 2 per cent planning layoffs in the third quarter  ...full story

June 15, 2004

via Workforce.com

The 10 highest-paid human resource leaders in U.S. public companies work in industries ranging from manufacturing to retail to advertising. Their multi-million dollar compensation packages show that workforce executives are indeed gaining elite corporate status--they are among the five highest-paid officers in their companies. But the profession still has a long way to go before it shares top billing with CEOs and CFOs.
  ...full story

June 14, 2004

via The Globe and Mail

Wal-Mart store employees in Terrace are seeking union representation in what would be a labour breakthrough at the world's largest retailer  ...full story

June 14, 2004

via The Los Angeles Times

The carrier has been instituting changes to improve its record and reputation, but some employees are resisting  ...full story

June 14, 2004

via Telegraph

Headhunters are set for a multi-million pound fee bonanza as European countries tightening up corporate governance regimes scour Britain for non-executive directors  ...full story

June 11, 2004

via CRM News

Smaller U.S. call-center operators can be had on the cheap  ...full story

June 11, 2004

via The New York Times

A new report released yesterday by the Labor Department on mass layoffs found that in the first quarter of this year, 4,633 workers were laid off because their jobs were moved overseas, a mere 2.5 percent of the total of 182,456 longer-term job losses reported by companies in the period  ...full story

June 11, 2004

via The New York Times

United Airlines reached an agreement with its unions yesterday on a plan to cut health care benefits for 50,000 retired workers and their family members, eliminating one of the biggest issues facing the airline  ...full story

June 10, 2004

via Forbes

After cutting thousands of jobs in the wake of its acquisition of Compaq Computer, Hewlett-Packard is hiring again  ...full story

June 9, 2004

via The Globe and Mail

Train and aircraft manufacturer Bombardier Inc. said Wednesday it will close a railway car factory in eastern Germany by the end of next year  ...full story

June 9, 2004

via BBC

Shift workers are more likely to suffer from depression or end up in a car crash because of exhaustion brought on by irregular hours  ...full story

June 9, 2004

via Forbes

IT salaries have staying power, and demand is still very strong for certain IT skills  ...full story

June 9, 2004

via BBC

Virgin is to base the corporate offices of its new US low-cost airline, which will rival Southwest, in New York City  ...full story

June 9, 2004

via Times Online

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has started an investigation into Royal Mail after it emerged that one employee in every five suffered an accident at work last year  ...full story

June 9, 2004

via CBC

Many of Canada's defined-benefit pension plans are running deficits that need a $160-billion infusion to cover the total shortfall, the Certified General Accountants Association of Canada warned Wednesday  ...full story

June 9, 2004

via BBC

The government may be forced to increase the state retirement age from 65 to 70 by 2030, the human resources consultancy Aon has warned  ...full story

June 9, 2004

via Chicago Sun-Times

Stung by a slowdown in advertising revenue, Tribune Co. said Monday it would cut jobs at its 14 newspapers in an effort to reduce expenses  ...full story

June 9, 2004

via Financial Times

The fierce economic pressures on life assurers were starkly illustrated on Wednesday when Aviva and Royal London announced combined 1,330 job losses  ...full story

June 8, 2004

via The Los Angeles Times

Northrop Grumman Corp., the world's largest military shipbuilder, said Monday that it had averted a strike at the only shipyard that builds nuclear-powered aircraft carriers for the U.S. Navy by reaching a tentative agreement with the local union  ...full story

June 2, 2004

via Business Europe

The use and abuse of email by employees is a concern for all businesses for legal, moral and commercial reasons. Few organisations would go as far as John Caudwell, owner of retail outlet Phones4U, who banned email but there is a case for restricting and monitoring its use  ...full story

June 2, 2004

via Financial Times

The recent grocery strike in Southern California continued to take its toll on Albertsons, the second-largest US supermarket chain, which reported a fall in first-quarter earnings on Wednesday  ...full story

June 2, 2004

via The Globe and Mail

Air Canada chief Robert Milton is taking another pay cut and 250 more non-union jobs will be axed at the insolvent airline, as management and non-union employees kick in $16.4-million of the $200-million in cost reductions demanded by its financiers  ...full story

June 2, 2004

via The Washington Post

Thirty-eight percent of chief executives expect their companies to add U.S. jobs over the next six months  ...full story

June 1, 2004

via Business Europe

According to salary comparison firm PayFinder.com, the average difference between male and female pay is now 24%, more than the 19% quoted by the Office of National Statistics (ONS)  ...full story

June 1, 2004

via Washington Post

High-tech work in U.S. helps make up for outsourcing   ...full story

 
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