Lawmakers, unions and employers increasingly recognize the need to help employees manage working time and leave time. We tell you how to promote employee health and work-life balance while mitigating employee-leave liabilities.
Applying one set of HR policies and procedures across multiple countries of operation is usually a recipe for misunderstandings, low employee morale and reduced profits. Multinationals need to take time to study an unfamiliar culture before hiring employees there. Here are some important areas to consider.
As millennials flood into the global workforce, companies may need to adjust some of their practices to keep these younger workers in their jobs. The first step to retaining them is determining what they value in the workplace.
Canada recently expanded its parental leave policy to provide better work-life balance for families. We explain why the changes are controversial, and we give an overview of family leave benefits from around the world.
A new initiative in Singapore gives employers a framework for offering benefits such as flexible schedules and telecommuting. It's part of a global push for work-life balance, and Singapore authorities believe the initative will improve employee retention rates, productivity and engagement.
Mergers and acquisitions are not all about numbers — they’re just as much about people. Integration of employees and proper blending of company cultures are critical to success, and outstanding communication is the key.
Creating a mentally healthy workplace is everyone’s responsibility, but change must start at the top. Business leaders play a critical role in driving practices that promote mental health in the workplace. Here are a few areas to concentrate on when making improvements.
As Radius reported last fall, certain public and private sector employees in Sweden are trialing a six-hour workday. Those innovative employers that are trialing the six-hour workday recognize the significant potential of the practice. While there are potential disadvantages to a shortened workday — such as the possibility that the employer might need to recruit additional workers to make up for lost hours — there are also many long-term employer benefits of moving to such a schedule.
Achieving a balance in the area of family leave is critical for multinationals. HR leaders should ask themselves: How can we develop family friendly leave policies that comply with local labor laws and customs, and encourage a healthy work-life balance, all while ensuring that our growing business remains financially sustainable?
Employee engagement. It’s a buzzword that conjures up a multitude of different things for employers all over the world. To some, employee engagement is something fluffy, even intangible — at best an HR “nice to have.” To others, employee engagement is fundamental to their business culture and working environment. But what really is employee engagement, and what are its benefits to global employers?
Digital technology is transforming the way recruiters find candidates, and it’s happening at a time when the global talent pool itself is undergoing tremendous change. Employers who want to fill overseas posts have a lot to keep up with, and those who stay on top of current trends stand the best chance of finding skilled workers before their competitors do. Here are a few new developments worth following.