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.
M&A deals can be challenging when you acquire employees in another country. Workers outside the US often have significant legal protections, and companies considering a deal must understand their employer obligations to create accurate budget forecasts and avoid litigation.
For the first time since 1958, France has elected a president with ties to neither of the country’s two main political parties. Here’s a brief look at the economic conditions Emmanuel Macron faces and his employment agenda.
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.
This week's Global Glance looks at the Pew’s new digital economy survey; how Senator Warren’s speech on the gig economy sparked a global debate; and France's ongoing labor unrest.
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.
Last month Uber announced that it will pay up to $100 million to settle class action claims from US drivers claiming to be employees rather than self-employed contractors. The global ride-hailing service is fighting similar battles on a number of fronts, including a lawsuit in the UK from drivers seeking worker rights and compensation for lost earnings.This new world of contingent labour does not come without costs, and is in many ways seriously testing old labour codes that demarcate the self-employed from the employed. The distinction is an important one.