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The problem with smart people

The problem with really smart people is that they often think they know more than everyone else.<p>When hiring, promoting, even just putting together your team, you should look for the smartest people in the room, right? Not so fast.<p>Intelligence is one of those characteristics where there is a minimum …

The end of middle management?

As the US election season gets underway, American politicians are rolling out their usual lines about creating jobs for the middle class. It’s a terrific sentiment, but if they’re talking about the middle class that used to populate middle-management jobs in offices around the country, I’m sorry to …

Living and working in Europe

Eurofound in 2014 expanded its evidence base on the repercussions of the crisis on the living and working conditions of Europeans, and offered …

Made in America: Are outsourced jobs really coming back?

Decades of outsourcing of American jobs overseas has drastically altered both the country's economy and the lives of millions. Cheaper labour in developing nations meant that many jobs, like telecommunications and factory work, were sent abroad. In 2003, 150,000 jobs went overseas, and only 2,000 …

Rechtsgutachten: Ausnahmen beim Mindestlohn sind unzulässig

Ein aktuelles Rechtsgutachten von DGB und WSI belegt: Ausnahmen beim gesetzlichen Mindestlohn für Studierende, Rentner, Jugendliche, saisonal …

Jordan – Supporting Youth Employment

<b>Mar 17, 2014</b><p>Yahia Yousef al-Deques at a vocational training programme supported by UNDP. Photo: Salah Malkawi/UNDP<p>Yahia Yousef al-Deques looks to the …

Nigeria stampede in Abuja stadium kills jobseekers

A stampede among jobseekers taking a recruitment test in the national stadium in the Nigerian capital Abuja has left several people dead and injured.<p>It happened during a recruitment exercise by the immigration department. Tens of thousands of people had turned up to take the test.<p>Alpa Patel reports.

Ageism and sexism in the workplace? They're as ubiquitous as ever

The other day an employment agency told me that a company I wanted to join was looking for someone "more up and coming", which translates as "younger than you". This was a basic secretarial job – not that that should make any difference – and just the latest in a line of about 90 failed …

Will the permanent contract be the exception?

<i>By Roy Chacko, Senior Advisor, ILO Bureau for Employers’ Activities</i><p>Nothing is what it used to be, and that also applies to workers, the workplace and …

Does investing in education pay off for African youth?

GENEVA (ILO News) – An ILO report analysing survey results in eight countries in sub-Saharan Africa shows that while youth unemployment rates …

Wall Street average bonus rose 15% in 2013

<b>Wall Street bonuses rose 15% last year, to the highest level since the global financial crisis, according to the New York state finance chief.</b><p>The average bonus rose to $164,530 (£99,000) in 2013, with total bonus payments rising to $26.7bn, state comptroller Thomas DiNapoli estimated.<p>His report …

The Gender Gap Extends To Job Quality, Not Just Pay, Says Study

By Megan Gannon, News Editor<p>Published: 03/08/2014 09:33 AM EST on LiveScience<p>It's not just equal pay that women need to fight for in the workplace.<p>Women in industrialized nations lag behind men in most aspects of job quality, according to a new study. Women tend to be more stressed, they don't see …

Bangladesh's Garment Factories Still Unsafe for Workers, Says Report

Overloaded ceilings, exposed cables, too few fire alarms and sprinklers, and locked emergency exits are just a few of the hazards that international …

European employment strategy

The European employment strategy (EES) dates back to 1997, when the EU Member States undertook to establish a set of common objectives and targets …

Right people become harder to find

<b>Many bosses regret not providing incentives to retain their best talent.</b><p>Employers have been put on notice that finding the people they need is about …

Why employers shouldn’t forget about flexible workers - UK Commission for Employment and Skills

Flexible and atypical contracts – including temporary, casual and freelance work, along with the more controversial zero hours contracts – have …

Adult learning rebooted - UK Commission for Employment and Skills

The nature of work is changing. New developments in technology mean that people need to continually update their knowledge and how they use it. …

So arbeiten Deutschlands Frauen

Sie ist Minijobberin oder arbeitet in Teilzeit, hat oft eine befristete Stelle und verdient viel weniger als ihr männliches Pendant: So sieht die …

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Improving conditions for women workers has a domino effect

The world's clothes are mostly made by women. Typically, these workers are young, with limited education and live in developing countries. It has been well documented that working conditions across garment industries are in much need of improvement. Yet these jobs are important. In their world, …

Sustainable Development Goals

To Motivate Employees, Apply This Scientific Rule Of Leadership

Coaxing a great performance from your employees requires you to get quite a few things right. Here are five:<p>1. Proper hiring (the better term is “selection”)<br>2. Great training and a well thought out program of reinforcement throughout the year<br>3. A sense of organizational purpose that is made clear …

The hard truth is that the economy is recovering, but productivity isn't

Like the Italians, the British cannot help ploughing their cash into activities that earn diminishing returns. It's a cultural thing. The Italians are earning paltry returns from knocking out white goods in competition with the Chinese and Koreans. Every year, the trade deficit with China gets …

Four-generation workplaces on the rise as report reveals the future of work

Some of your colleagues are old enough to be your great-grandparents, your office is entirely online and your competitors are algorithms. Welcome to …

Uniting Diverse Organizations: Managing Goal-Oriented Advocacy Networks (Hardback)

Description<p>Networks are made up of organizations. Often a central unit, or "Network Administrative Organization" (NAO), manages an entire network of …

Managing Human Resources in Central and Eastern Europe (Paperback)

Description<p>Against the backdrop of ancient cultures, a communist legacy and eventual institutional atrophy, many of the societies of Central and …

Rolls-Royce imagines a future of unmanned ships

<b>Unmanned cargo ships could become a reality on our oceans within the decade, according to manufacturer Rolls-Royce.</b><p>The firm has been showing off the designs for its concept crewless ships.<p>The EU is funding a 3.5m euro (£2.8m) project dubbed Maritime Unmanned Navigation through Intelligence (Munin) …

Migrants more likely to be entrepreneurs, report finds

The entrepreneurial activity of migrant workers is double that of UK-born individuals, according to a report.<p>The Centre for Entrepreneurs found that nearly 500,000 people from 155 countries had settled in Britain and launched businesses.<p>The think tank's chair Luke Johnson told BBC Radio 5 live's …

McDonald's says wages could rise

<b>Fast food giant McDonald's has said growing concerns over income inequality may force it to raise its wages.</b><p>It said the public focus on the issue "may intensify" over the coming months.<p>But it warned that higher wages might impact its profit margins if it cannot offset them by raising prices as well.<p>…