Aon President and CEO Greg Case said the move, which must be approved by shareholders, is another step in the firm's strategic plan to grow Aon as a global platform. In particular, London will help Aon grow its business in emerging markets, he said.Read More
The recently elected officials are Coretha M. Rushing of Equifax Inc., Brian D. Silva of Fresenius Medical Care and José Tomas of Burger King Corp.Read More
To their credit, Americans of different political stripes are not sitting passively in the face of economic problems. They are speaking up and fighting back. And that has implications for employers.Read More
In the aftermath of such blatantly avoidable foul-ups, can you recall a single instance when outside analysts concluded that systems and processes had not been put in place or learning had not been delivered? I can't. It's the failure to act in line with all of these safeguards that's the issue.Read More
The problems at Satyam Computer Services, once ranked by Hewitt Associates as the second-best employer in India and the third-best by Mercer, reveals an opportunity for HR leaders there to take a larger role in how a corporation is governed, some observers say.Read More
Fitch Ratings estimates that the U.S., Europe and Japan will see a contraction of 0.8 percent in their combined gross domestic product in 2009, in contrast to estimated GDP growth of 1.1 percent for 2008.Read More
For the last 10 years, I have worked for a family-run manufacturing company in China. But recently I was hired by a U.S. manufacturing corporation to lead the human resources function at one of its facilities here. I have not worked for U.S. companies and have not yet been to the States. How should I prepare myself to determine the difference between the workforces of Asian and U.S. companies and adapt to those cultural changes?
Our company is growing overseas and often buys companies that are, in reality, people with connections. The person is usually a trader of commodities and has built a business around personal expertise and contacts (so if they go, the business goes with them). How could we creatively motivate and compensate these people to build the business beyond themselves and thus make our investment last long after they leave?
Health care, pay discrimination, immigration issues and unemployment were among the topics that dominated the news in 2009. The year began with sea change in American politics as Barack Obama was sworn in as president and the Democratic Party took control of both houses of Congress.Read More