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October,  2007


GLOBAL: Managing the talent crisis in global manufacturing
Strategies to attract and engage Generation Y.Globalization, the relentless quest for productivity growth and a growing service orientation are driving demand for higher skills in the manufacturing sector. Part of (...)
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EUROPE: Central Europe car makers face labor shortage
As Europe's car manufacturing has shifted from west to east in the past decade, Slovakia has earned a reputation as a Detroit in the heart of Europe.Volkswagen, Peugeot and Kia either have plants here or are setting up production, taking ad (...)
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CHINA: MNCs in China Seeking Localization to Reduce Costs of Expat Packages
A survey of expatriates working in China by Hewitt Associates finds that multinationals are turning more and more to foreigners already in the country and to Chinese returnees to avoid costly compensation packages. The survey found that Wes (...)
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ASIA: Finding senior executives in Asia
Recent years have seen Australian organisations return to Asia in a major way. Whilst Australia’s trade relationships with Japan and China has always remained strong, there is a clear sense of broadening across the region in the form of investme (...)
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USA: Nearly half of CEOs tapping overseas talent
Nearly half of CEOs tapping overseas talent; cite increased difficulty finding, hiring and retaining employees.Citing exceptional employees as the key to their success, fast-growth CEOs admit that finding, hiring and retaining qualified emp (...)
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EUROPE: Outsourcing Hotspot Cools as Wages Rise in Poland
Western European companies have outsourced jobs to Poland in recent years.A few years ago, Poland was a favorite destination for European manufacturers looking to cut costs. But with wages rising and a shortage of skilled workers, it might (...)
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CHINA: New Labor and Union Rules in China
In an effort to address unrest among the labor force and to create a more harmonious” society, China has proposed new labor and union legislation. Lauffs and Isaacs offer detailed information for human resource professionals tasked with managing (...)
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ASIA: Report Reveals Organizations in Asia Pacific are Gearing up to Manage Employee Performance and Rewards
Organizations in Asia are progressively realizing that their critical assets are fast evolving into their most expensive assets and are evincing a greater interest in developing clear metrics that measure returns on compensation, according to the (...)
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GLOBAL: Where are the strengths and weaknesses of top managers in the automotive industry?
No industry sets the bar higher for incoming executives than the automotive sector – which explains the high quality of its corporate leaders. That said, in some respects there is still room for improvement, notably in the size of the poo (...)
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USA: Study: Americans Don't Understand Others
Rugged American individualism could hinder our ability to understand other peoples' point of view, a new study suggests. And in contrast, the researchers found that Chinese are more skilled at understanding other people's perspectives, poss (...)
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EUROPE: Germany to Open Job Market to Eastern European Engineers
The German cabinet has approved plans to plug a shortage of skilled labor by relaxing work restrictions on engineers from new EU member states as well as lowering barriers for foreign students to work in Germany.The measures would apply to (...)
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CHINA: In China's Offices, Foreign Colleagues Might Get an Earful
I was riding the elevator a few weeks ago with a Chinese colleague here in the Journal's Asian headquarters. I smiled and said, "Hi." She responded, "You've gained weight."I might have been appalled, but at least three o (...)
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ASIA: The Alternatives—Changing International Assignment Terms in the Asia-Pacific Region
Are you up to date on your localization lingo? A variety of new terms have appeared on the international assignment scene, including local terms,” local plus,” lopat terms,” and hybrid terms.” Woodhams sorts through some of these confusing (...)
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USA: U.S. workers world's most productive according to U.N.
A UN report released Monday indicated the United States "leads the world in labor productivity," as Americans work longer hours than their counterparts in Europe and most other rich nations.They also get more done per hour than th (...)
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EUROPE: Talent Management Emerges as Top European HR Challenge
European companies will face five major human resources challenges in the future, with managing talent being the most critical, according to a recent survey of more than 1,350 executives from 27 countries in Europe. This survey was conducted joint (...)
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CHINA: Employment contracts must be registered
Employees must register contracts that are above county level with the Chinese labor and social security departments, and employers must register all employment contracts with local authorities, effective January 2007.Provisions (...)
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ASIA: Asia Continues to Battle Rising Attrition Rates
External Inequity of Compensation Cited as Primary Reason for Changing Company, According to Hewitt Study.Employee turnover is at an all-time high in Asia, according to a new study from Hewitt Associates, a global human resources services c (...)
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GLOBAL: Americans and Germans: “Do What It Takes” vs. “Make No Mistakes”
How cultural differences between Germans and Americans affect the decision making and problem solving process in engineering and project development – two strategic functions for global success. Why aren't they moving forward?” and How (...)
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EUROPE: Talent Retention: Key Trends in Eastern Europe
To remain competitive, multinational corporations must have their finger on the pulse of what's driving business worldwide. And one of the most quickly developing areas of the world is Eastern Europe.In this podcast clip from a recent Tower (...)
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CHINA: Key Talent Retention in China
The need to attract, motivate, and retain key talent is considered a critical business imperative by senior business leaders in China as more ambitious Chinese companies look to compete globally. Meanwhile, employee turnover has increased dramatic (...)
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ASIA: Leadership: no panacea for growing talent shortage in Asia
According to a recent survey of 600 chief executives of multinational companies with businesses across Asia, a shortage of qualified personnel ranked as the number one concern in China, the second-biggest in Japan and fourth-biggest in India, writ (...)
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USA: Skilled labor shortage continues
According to a recent study conducted by the National Association for Business Economics, net hiring will grow through the rest of the year, but companies continue to battle a shortage of skilled employees. More than 40 percent of the 109 respondi (...)
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USA: Health Care Cost Survey Projects That Average Annual Per-Employee Cost for 2008 Will Exceed $9,300
Data Indicate That Rigorous Management of Health Care Delivery Pays Off — High Performing Companies Beating Low Performers on Cost by Nearly 20%.Pronounced Concerns Remain on Affordability of Health Benefits for Retirees and Low-Wage Work (...)
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EUROPE: 1.5 Million Jobs in Germany Remain Unfilled
The number of job vacancies has reached a seven-year high in Germany. The country's firms have an estimated 1.5 million unfilled positions, and in some industry sectors there are more available jobs than there are unemployed.Positive develo (...)
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ASIA: Viet Nam’s lower labour costs attract Japanese investors
Japan leads a corporate shift to Viet Nam in its hunt for lower cost labour, the UK Times” reported on September 5. From high-tech consumer electronics and solar panels to bathroom tiles and tanker hulls, corporate Japan is leading an Asi (...)
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USA: Companies scramble to hire engineers
So much for sweating out that first job after college. Like star athletes, engineering students Julie Arsenault and Emily Reasor are prized prospects for the energy industry, which is experiencing dizzying demand for engineers.Bustling oilf (...)
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ASIA: HR Challenges During M&A Transactions in Asia Pacific
Merger and acquisition (M&A) activity in Asia Pacific has increased dramatically in recent years. In 1998, Asian M&A transactions accounted for only eight percent of worldwide deals, however today that figure is closer to 25 percent. Durin (...)
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