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What is Google’s HR stance?

US – Google has announced plans to hire more than 6,000 employees globally this year as it wards off pressure from rivals such as Facebook and Twitter in the technology industry. According to Google’s senior vice president of engineering and research Alan Eustace, the internet giant will add more than 6,000 staff “across the board …

Economists say drop in foreigners may lead to labour shortage

SINGAPORE : Observers said the drop in the number of permanent residencies granted last year reflected a change in the type of immigrants the government is trying to attract. They said the move also needs to be seen against the backdrop of recent policies aimed at tightening the inflow of foreign workers, such as raising …

What is the country that pays the highest bonuses?

Singapore – Bonuses for Singaporeans this year are set to be the highest in Asia for 2011. According to a recent poll by human resources consultancy firm HR Business Solutions (HRBS), bonuses for Singaporeans this year are set to be 17% of the annual base pay. That works out to be about two months’ salary, …

Women must wear bras at work: Court

January 16, 2011 | Author: candyce | Posted in Business, Human Resources (HR), News and Society

BOSSES in Germany came out on top on Wednesday in a court ruling that said they can insist female workers wear bras. The State Labor Court in North Rhine-Westphalia ruled on a case between an airport security agency and its employees, the British newspaper The Daily Mail reported. Moreover, supervisors have the right to check …

What is MySpace’s audience numbers?

MySpace has seen its audience numbers plummet precipitously over the past several years. Now, its roster of employees is following suit. The News Corp.-owned site announced on Tuesday (Jan. 11) that it has laid off 47 percent of its staff, or roughly 500 employees. The staff reductions had been rumored for weeks as News Corp. …

Minimum wage sparks debate in HK

January 11, 2011 | Author: candyce | Posted in Human Resources (HR)

Hong Kong – Policymakers in Hong Kong have set the country’s first minimum wage at HK$28 (S$4.70) an hour, but some are arguing it is not enough. Currently, hundreds of thousands of workers receive hourly wages as low as US$2 (S$2.6) an hour. Donald Tsang, chief executive of the government, said the minimum wage, slated …

Employers uncertain about Taiwanese talent

January 11, 2011 | Author: candyce | Posted in Human Resources (HR)

Taiwan – More than 80% of US companies in Taiwan have expressed optimism regarding their business outlook for the next five years but they are worried about the local talent available. According to a survey by the American Chamber of Commerce in Taipei (AmCham), recruiting skilled talent has become a crucial challenge for these companies. …

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