- US workers to fill skills gap
Struggling to find skilled staff? It will now be easier to import skilled American workers on temporary visas to fill skilled worker shortages.
- Competency of next gen leaders questioned
Leaders across Asia fear the emerging generation of business executives lack the experience and skills essential for effective leadership.
- 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