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Corporate Sustainability Programs Held Steady, SHRM Survey

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Corporate Sustainability Programs Held Steady, SHRM Survey

A new survey from Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) shows that increased employee morale, a better public image, and efficiency top the reasons why organizations should consider a corporate sustainability program. The survey shows that 53% of organizations said their sustainability initiatives improved employee morale. Slightly more than half—51%—said sustainability programs created a stronger public […]

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German Corporate Governance Laws: More Down-To-Earth CEO Pay Plans

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German Corporate Governance Laws: More Down-To-Earth CEO Pay Plans

By Sam Pizzigati— Tree huggers and power suits are finding some surprising common ground. When do societies start taking a new idea seriously? Easy. New ideas gain traction when starkly different sorts of people champion them. This process is beginning to unfold with the notion of a “maximum wage,” the idea that we should limit the […]

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The Case Against Raising Federal Minimum Wage

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The Case Against Raising Federal Minimum Wage

The federal minimum wage in the United States has been a hotly debated ever since it was enacted in 1938. Labor activists and liberals have actively pushed for a higher minimum wage, claiming that the minimum wage must also serve as an adequate living wage for all workers. The current minimum wage rate, they claim, […]

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Offshore Outsourcing Firms Are Top 10 Users Of H-1B Guest Worker Program

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Offshore Outsourcing Firms Are Top 10 Users Of H-1B Guest Worker Program

  Immigration yield for top 10 H-1B employers, fiscal 2012 Rank Employer Approved initial I-129 petitions for H-1B PERM applications for H-1B workers Immigration yield Significant offshoring* 1 Cognizant 9,281 669 7% X 2 Tata 7,469 4 0% X 3 Infosys 5,600 21 0% X 4 Wipro 4,304 30 1% X 5 Accenture 4,037 8 […]

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Aviation Adapts To A Turbulent World Of Work

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Aviation Adapts To A Turbulent World Of Work

ILO News– Turning an airplane around requires the combined efforts of 12 distinct commercial aviation job functions: gate, ticketing, ramp, freight, operations and baggage transfer agents, pilots, flight attendants, mechanics, aircraft cleaners, caterers and fuellers. These teams may work for several companies, and they do not necessarily like each other. Often they don’t communicate very […]

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Women, Science And Technology – The Attitude Gap

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Women, Science And Technology – The Attitude Gap

ILO News- Science and technology are advancing at a rapid pace, offering new opportunities in the workplace. Women, however, are in danger of being left behind. And that is a question of attitudes, not aptitudes. “Women tend to be overrepresented in the humanities and social sciences, and underrepresented in science and technology,” says Claude Akpokavie, […]

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ManpowerGroup: Engage Unemployed Youth To Ease Skills Shortage

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ManpowerGroup: Engage Unemployed Youth To Ease Skills Shortage

ManpowerGroup, a World Economic Forum (WEF) strategic partner, is promoting coordinated action in four key to help solve a global skills shortage chronic levels of youth unemployment worldwide. Youth unemployment and skills training were high on the agenda at the recednt WEF Annual Meeting in Davos, Switzerland. Global staffing firm ManpowerGroup is a $22 billion […]

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How Will Business Build Consumers Trust In 2013?

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How Will Business Build Consumers Trust In 2013?

Global onfidence in business is low. The effects of banking scandals, the resulting global financial crisis and Great Recession continue to reverberate across the globe. Royal Bank of Scotland is facing more fines over it manipulation of the LIBOR, we are once again reminded of the scandals that have served to further erode public trust […]

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Manpower Spots 4 Big Trends Transforming The Wide World Of Work

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Manpower Spots 4 Big Trends Transforming The Wide World Of Work

Manpower Inc., a global employment services firm and strategic partner of the 2013 annual meeting of the World Economic Forum, says it has spotted four important trends in the wide world of work. These four World of Work Mega Trends are transforming where, when, why and how individuals and companies work, according to Manpower. “In […]

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In Praise of the United States—And The Question Of Education

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In Praise of the United States—And The Question Of Education

Peter Cappelli, professor of management and director of the Center for Human Resources at The Wharton School, writing filed this overview of global employment and education from last week’s World Economic Forum in Switzerland, in his column at heronline.com. One of the answers to unemployment is entrepreneurship that can actually create new jobs. For those […]

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