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Expatriate Workers – The 50 Most Expensive Cities Worldwide

Expatriate Workers – The 50 Most Expensive Cities Worldwide

Caracas, Venezuela, is simultaneously the world’s most expensive and the cheapest city for expatriate workers – depending on the exchange rate you use, according to the latest Cost of Living survey by ECA International. ECA International is a leading provider of knowledge, information and technology for the management and assignment of employees around the world. […]

Equal Pay Day: Association Publishes Latest Analysis Of The Gender Pay Gap

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Equal Pay Day: Association Publishes Latest Analysis Of The Gender Pay Gap

A must-read for Equal Pay Day, the American Association of University Women (AAUW) has  published its annual pay gap analysis, The Simple Truth about the Gender Pay Gap, complete with charts on the gender pay gap broken down by state, race/ethnicity, education, and age. The analysis shows that one of the widest pay gap disparities is […]

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ILO Calls For Shift To Job-Centered Crisis Response In Europe

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ILO Calls For Shift To Job-Centered Crisis Response In Europe

ILO News– The International Labour Organization (ILO) has called for an urgent shift to a job-centred strategy to tackle the deepening unemployment crisis that has left more than 26 million Europeans without a job. While fiscal and competitiveness goals are important, it is crucial not to tackle them through austerity measures and structural reforms that […]

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<a href=http://www-wds.worldbank.org/external/default/main?pagePK=64193027&piPK=64187937&theSitePK=523679&menuPK=64187510&searchMenuPK=64187511&entityID=000158349_20130228084803&cid=3001_DECwps_Environment target=_blank >Explaining Africa's (Dis)advantage</a>

Explaining Africa’s (Dis)advantage Africa’s economic performance has been widely viewed with pessimism. In this paper, firm-level data for around 80 countries are used to examine formal firm performance. Without controls, manufacturing African firms perform significantly worse than firms in other regions. They have lower productivity levels and growth rates, export less, and have …read more

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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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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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Wanted Local Workforce For The Global Oil And Gas Industry

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Wanted Local Workforce For The Global Oil And Gas Industry

ILO News— Wanted: A local workforce for a global industry. Global demand for crude oil and natural gas is growing, leading to a surge in investment and increasing worldwide demand for skilled workers. Global energy demand will increase by 35% from 2010 to 2035, according to the International Energy Agency (IEA). New sources of oil […]

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Counterpart Joins UN Global Compact

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Counterpart Joins UN Global Compact

Nonprofit Counterpart International has joined the UN Global Compact, the world’s largest voluntary corporate responsibility initiativive www.counterpart.org. “Engaging with the UN Global Compact is a great opportunity and a reflection of our values,” says Joan Parker, Counterpart’s president and CEO. “This initiative allows Counterpart to do what it does best: forge meaningful partnerships to drive sustainable […]

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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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