- Japan and New Zealand weakest job prospects
Employment prospects across parts of Asia improved in the fourth quarter of 2009, but remained weakest in Japan and New Zealand, according to a recent employment outlook survey by Manpower.
- Flexible skills more important than qualifications, say employers
Transferable or flexible skills are the key attributes job applicants should be demonstrating in the current economic climate, according to research by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) in the UK.
- Unemployment hits 26-year high in US
The US unemployment rate surged to 9.7 percent in August, the highest since 1983.
- Globetrotters ‘08
Many international assignments today are the product of a global perspective on talent management – far more strategic than the tactical moves of a decade ago. Teresa Russell reports on HR’s role in ensuring the success of short and long-term assignments
- Taxing times for globetrotting staff
If one of the two certainties in life is tax, then one of the certainties about taxation is that when you cross a border and earn money in another country, it can become a complex matter. Teresa Russell gets some simple answers to complex international taxation and visa questions
- Making the move
Moving people around either the country or the globe can be highly beneficial for an individual, their family and their employer – providing it’s done correctly. Teresa Russell talks with companies that have developed untraditional but successful relocation schemes as well as employees who have felt the pain of poorly run programs