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Special Report on Globalization: The Globe-Trotters

December 15, 2010
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Companies look to cut costs by rejiggering perks for international assignments, shortening foreign stays and targeting younger employees and empty nesters.
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IBM Corp <i>Optimas Award</i> Winner for Global Outlook

December 3, 2010
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For creating a career development and learning initiative that reaches employees in most of the 170 countries where the company operates, IBM is the 2010 winner of the Optimas Award for Global Outlook.
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Survey U.K. Firms May Cut Benefits Under New Pension Law

September 1, 2010
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In June, the recently elected U.K. coalition government said it was conducting a review to determine how best to support the implementation of automatic enrollment into company pension plans.
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KKR Paying $356 Million for Japanese Staffing Firm

June 21, 2010
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The Usen subsidiary, Intelligence Ltd., provides direct hire, temporary staffing and outsourcing as well as job-search advertising.
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NYC Unemployment Drops for Fourth Consecutive Month

May 21, 2010
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April brings a single-digit jobless rate to the city—9.8 percent, compared with 10 percent in March. Recovery might finally be kicking in, economists say.
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Illinois Jobless Rate Makes First Dip in Three-Plus Years

May 20, 2010
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Illinois reports improvement in the jobs picture for the first time in three years, with 19,100 new jobs added in April and 51,500 hires for the year to date. But the unemployment rate remains at high levels.
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What Employers Need to Know About Terminating Foreign Workers

May 18, 2010
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Among the most sensitive of layoff matters are the consequences of terminating foreign workers and the affirmative obligations of employers under federal regulations. This article will assist human resources professionals in identifying issues that require compliance with federal regulations. It also addresses the consequences of termination for the foreign worker.
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Multinationals Taking Global Approach to Health Care

April 15, 2010
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Those with global health care strategies in place are shifting the focus from mitigating health care costs to prevention, as chronic conditions, stress and behavioral issues drive medical inflation outside of the United States.
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Report Claims Competition From China Costs Thousands of Ohio Jobs

March 25, 2010
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The Economic Policy Institute report, ‘Unfair China Trade Costs Local Jobs,’ says manipulation of China’s currency that has kept the yuan’s value artificially low cost the northeast region of the state 1.73 percent of its total employment from 2001 to 2008.
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France's Approach to Workplace 'Bullying'

March 12, 2010
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France is in the vanguard of addressing the issue of bullying in the workplace, but the European Union supports the movement and other national regimes are close behind. As more companies go global, human resources and other executives should at least become aware of the phenomenon, and France’s particular take on what constitutes bullying. If you have employees in that nation, it will become hard to avoid.
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