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July,  2014

India's 2014 Projected Salary Increase, Emerging Trends and Outlook
Salaries in India are projected to rise 10% in 2014 on the back of improving business confidence, positive expectations from the general elections, and moderating inflation. According to Aon Hewitt's 18th Annual Salary Increase Survey in India, the 2 (...)
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Free trade, lower wages drive Mexico's automaking boom
Mexico is winning thousands of new auto jobs by offering a compelling combination of lower labor costs, a mature supply base and access to transportation that makes it easy to export vehicles to the U.S., South America and Europe.Twenty y (...)
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Adapting to a Workforce Without Borders: T+D magazine
Human resources (HR) and learning functions need to rethink their strategies to remain relevant in the new global landscape.As companies stake their growth strategies on global expansion and penetration of new markets, they face a new glo (...)
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Global CEOs Aren't Very Global
Today’s newest CEO appointees in some of the world’s largest companies are not the diverse group of globetrotters diversity leaders might expect.The term global CEO” has become an oxymoron. While leaders of big companies like to bel (...)
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Tips for leading an international workforce
Steelcase helps its international team collaborate effectively by relying on tools such as Google Drive and Dropbox, and holding meetings at various times. "Every month, each team member now has one evening, one mid-day, and one early morning me (...)
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The Role of Culture in Efficient Supply Chain Operations
A focus on both Process + Behavior is what makes great supply chains work.In the more than 20 years that I have been serving large global clients, I have seen a sea change in the way supply chain operations have been viewed, and in the be (...)
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Guide to China Market Salaries - 1st Quarter 2014
This guide is intended to give approximate salary ranges for the positions as described and specific skills or experience requirements can mean that a premium may need to be paid.Salaries are based on a 13-month per year gross payment. (...)
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U.S.: We're Not Out of Engineers Yet
According to several outlets, a dearth of science and engineering students, coupled with the underqualified workforce unable to fill current need, is leading to the intellectual downfall of the nation.If you strike up a conversation with (...)
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No, France Has Not Banned Employees from Checking Work Emails After 6 p.m.
In the last few days there have been a number of articles in the UK press which have suggested that employer federations and unions in France have signed a new, legally binding agreement which means that staff are banned from checking their work emai (...)
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Japan: Proposed amendments to rules on labour dispatch
In March 2014, the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare introduced legislation to amend the Worker Dispatch Act. For companies who receive dispatched employees, the main proposed changes to be aware of are:-- Rules on the permissible dis (...)
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How Safe are Mexico's Border Cities for Business Travelers?
Cities along the nation's U.S. border have become markedly safer during the past couple of years, but the recent arrest of a drug lord could precipitate more violence. The recent arrest of Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Gu (...)
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Salary Guide Greater China 2013
Kelly Services, a world leader provider of workforce solutions, today launched the bilingual Kelly Services 2013 Salary Guide Greater China, a comprehensive reference tool on the salary trends and job titles in key industries and functions in Greater (...)
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Skills Shortage Threatens Future Earnings and Growth Prospects of U.S. Manufacturers, According to a New Report
Study Calls on U.S. Manufacturers to Take Lead in Training; Perfect Job Candidate May Not Exist.U.S. manufacturers may be losing up to 11 percent annually* of their earnings as a result of increased production costs stemming from  a shor (...)
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Germany’s labor costs rising faster than EU average
For years, slow wage growth has bolstered Germany’s exports. But new data show since 2011, German labor costs have been rising faster than the EU average. Germany remains competitive thanks to high labor productivity. Labor costs in Ger (...)
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Japan: Proposed exception to five-year rule on fixed-term employees
In April 2013, an amendment to Japan's Labour Contract Act came into effect to institute a "5-year rule" with respect to the use of fixed-term employment contracts.  Under this rule, employers must move fixed-term employees onto indefinite (...)
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Is corporate India ready to blow the whistle?
The onus is on companies to put in place a vigil mechanism to detect and deter fraud.When in December last year Grant Thornton, one of the biggest accounting firms in the world, conducted a survey among 250-odd CXOs and business heads in (...)
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CFOs Expect Labor Unrest to Harm Latin American Economies
Three out of four chief financial officers (CFOs) in Latin America expect labor unrest and work stoppages to have a serious negative impact on the region’s economy in the next 12 months, according to a global CFO survey by North Carolina’s Duke U (...)
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Air Pollution Impedes Executive Hiring in China
Rapidly increasing wages, high demand for qualified workers, and high turnover rates have made recruiting and retaining talent one of the top challenges multinational companies face in China year after year. But there’s another issue making employe (...)
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U.S.: Accenture 2014 Manufacturing Skills and Training Study
A new Accenture manufacturing and skills study, completed in collaboration with The Manufacturing Institute, looks at the skills shortage in the US manufacturing industry and what actions manufacturing companies can take to address this impediment to (...)
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Hungary: Changes to approved employee share plans
BackgroundHungarian legislation provides for qualifying tax treatment for certain share options and share awards under an Approved Employees Securities Plan (AESP), if certain conditions are met.Where these conditions are sat (...)
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Singapore: New Implications on Overtime Work
On December 31, 2013, the Singapore High Court passed a judgment (Monteverde Darvin Cynthia v. VGO Corp Ltd, [2013] SGHC 280), which clarifies the Employment Act’s (Cap.91) (EA”) effect on contractual clauses when dealing with overtime hours work (...)
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The View from China's Productivity Frontier
To continue moving forward, China may need to think about labor and productivity in new ways. One example is embracing policies and programs that support vocational as well as university education. Others include allocating more capital for private-s (...)
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U.S.: Supreme Court Holds Severance Payments are Taxable Wages under FICA
In a unanimous 8-0 decision issued on March 25, 2014, the United States Supreme Court held that severance payments made to employees terminated against their will are taxable wages under the Federal Insurance Contributions Act (FICA), 26 U.S.C. § 31 (...)
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Belgian Employment Law Reforms 2014
On 1 January 2014, legislation implementing a harmonized statute for blue-collar and white collar workers came into force. These new rules have fundamentally change Belgian employment law as a whole, particularly the rules on termination of employmen (...)
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Malaysia: Special pass for overstay occurrence
What’s newEffective 1 April 2014, the Malaysian Immigration Department (ID) in Cyberjaya will only issue Special Pass (SP) to Employment Pass (EP) and Dependant Pass (DP) holders for overstay of not more than seven (7) days. (...)
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Brazil: new regulations for work on sundays and public holidays
On March 24, 2014, the Brazilian Ministry of Labor issued new regulations1 authorizing work on Sundays and public holidays.In Brazil, the general rule is that employees are entitled to a weekly paid rest day, which must coincide with Sund (...)
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China: Skills shortage to continue
With a continued shortage of quality talent likely in China’s professional recruitment market during 2013, many employers will look to develop more targeted attraction strategies to secure the skills they need.Almost half of all employe (...)
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A Global Mobility Manager's Guide: Obtaining expat vehicles in the U.S.A.
When relocating to the U.S., expats are generally unaware of the myriad of obstacles awaiting them when trying to obtain a vehicle. With most people needing transport to get to and from work, this can be a tricky process for those who do not have the (...)
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Federation Council Approves Bill Requiring Russian Language for Residency
Russia's Federation Council on Wednesday gave its blessing to legal changes that would require foreign citizens to prove their ability to speak Russian.Foreigners would be required to prove their knowledge with a certificate from an accre (...)
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Collective agreements in Brazil: One agreement, two purposes
In Brazil, collective agreements have two different purposes: (i) normative aspect, since the clauses of a Collective Bargaining Agreement may create an obligation for each party involved in the negotiation; and (ii) conflicts resolution, since the p (...)
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How to raise workplace productivity in China: Workplace productivity snapshot
As China moves up the value chain, the need to understand and improve workplace productivity will undoubtedly assume more importance.Low productivity pervasive in Chinese workplacesOur China productivity pulse shows tha (...)
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U.S.: IRS rules on insurance for employer-provided retiree health benefits
Tax Hot TopicsIn Rev. Rul. 2014-15, 2014-22 I.R.B. 1, issued May 8, the IRS held that a certain arrangement in which employers fund their retiree health benefits through a wholly owned subsidiary was insurance and that the issuer qualifi (...)
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U.S.: Summer employment Payroll and employment tax considerations
The summer months bring an increased demand for recreational activities and a plentiful supply of students and other temporary workers to meet the peak demands of the season. The flood of available resources during the school break also gives firms a (...)
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Latam leaders discuss improving education and skills to help diversity economy
Political, business and academic leaders gathered for the ninth annual World Economic Forum in Latin America in Panama set out strategies for the region to move beyond dependence on commodity exports and face the challenges of a rapidly changing glob (...)
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UK: Agency Workers on Indefinite Contracts are Not Protected by the Agency Worker Regulations
The EAT has upheld a Tribunal's decision that agency workers who were assigned to a client on indefinite contracts were not "temporary" agency workers and therefore fell outside the scope of the Agency Worker Regulations.Back (...)
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