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The top human resources issues that farmers face 1 year of Country Guide delivered to your mailbox! See Details. Digital Editions! New and improved. See Details. When human resources consultant Janice Goldsborough first gets a telephone call from a farmer, it's usually with questions related to employment standards.

My Top 10 Tips for Recruiters Recruiters can often take a beating, and as one, I've seen the good, the bad and the ugly on both sides of the table.

More than half of HR professionals expect a pay rise in 2018 More than half of UK HR professionals expect to receive a pay rise this year, according to a study by recruitment company Robert Walters. A similar proportion said they expected to receive a bonus this year, despite the fact that 24% of employers polled by the company having no plans to increase HR salaries, it found.

Lesson #3 From #MarchMadness: Unique Talent Helps Cinderella Hang With The Big Boys… Capitalist Note: Throwing a couple of talent / business lessons I was reminded of as I watched the NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament this year. March Madness has something for all of us. I think this is the last one - enjoy! My job would be great if it weren't for the people.

Thursday in the Trenches - Meet Small Business HR Leader Elaine Piontkowski Thursday in the trenches will be a once a month post highlighting an in-house practitioner working in an HR Department of One environment. We choose these practitioners at random based on subscribers who have submitted information to us.

Dr. Patti Fletcher and Revisiting the Past I did a Facebook Live with author and noted workplace expert Doctor Patti Fletcher, last week, and it was something else. Have a look. I've done local access cable TV in the late 1980s, and early morning TV here in North Carolina.

Employers forecast highest pay awards for four years Pay awards in 2018 are expected to be at their highest in almost four years, with employers planning to increase their pay by an average of 2.5% over the coming year, according to XpertHR.

700,000 more pensioners in poverty if triple lock is scrapped Low earners will have to put in an extra £540 a year to avoid poverty in retirement. Getting rid of the lock will reduce pension pots for the poorest and the young, say TUC, Age UK and Centre for Ageing Better. Contributor Claire Turner, Director of Evidence - Centre for Ageing Better.

Understanding the "human" in human resources While ordinary organisations are built around processes and systems, great organisations are built around people. And that's why the happiness of employees is of utmost importance.

What must employers do to support Mental Health? Employees are still reluctant to share mental health information with their managers or bosses, seemingly for good reason. The stigma associated with mental health, being treated unfairly, becoming the subject of office gossip or compromising their employment terms are all legitimate fears.

SMU students will now need overseas experience to graduate This could include exchange programmes, internships, cultural exchanges and immersions, among other kinds of programmes. Professor Lim Kian Guan, SMU's vice-provost for undergraduate matters, said in the report: "Global traction and understanding underpins success in careers in today's globally connected environment.

Photos and roundup: Workforce Mobility Interactive 2018, Hong Kong Organised by Human Resources, Workforce Mobility Interactive is back for the third year with the latest in talent mobility and expatriation trends in HR. This exclusive invite-only interactive event was specially curated for top HR leaders and mobility specialists to engage each other with strategies on staff mobility programmes.

51% of TVET graduates in Malaysia are working as skilled workers A total of 69,475 of the 136,062 technical education and vocational training graduates in Malaysia are working as professionals and skilled workers until 2017, Bernama reports. Deputy Education Minister Datuk P. Kamalanathan said the National Youth Skills Institute has also trained 29, 423 youths in various skills.

5 essential stay interview questions Rober Half recommends first conducting stay interviews with your top performers, the ones that would really affect productivity if they left and find out what you can do to keep them from jumping ship.

Number of civil servants in Malaysia will not be reduced According to Bernama, the Dewan Rakyat was told that the Malaysian government is satisfied with the current number of civil servants and has no plans to reduce it.

Growth in self-employment driven by highly - skilled freelancers not gig economy Growth in the UK's self-employed sector has been fuelled by a rise in the number of highly skilled freelancers - up 46 per cent since 2008 to two million - a new report by IPSE and Kingston University has shown.

Hong Kong's Best Recruitment Firm - Hospitality ACI HR Solutions was awarded gold at HR Vendors of the Year awards 2017 in Hong Kong, in the category for Best Recruitment Firm - Hospitality. The company is dedicated to the travel, tourism and hospitality sector.

Nike sees next senior departure following workplace behaviour complaints This comes soon after president of Nike brand Trevor Edwards resigned from Nike Inc. last week, amidst reports about internal complaints of workplace behaviour. According to the Wall Street Journal, both men have been accused of protecting male employees who degraded women and bullied employees from foreign countries.

Indonesia allows upto one month of paternity leave for civil servants According to The Jakarta Post, male civil servants in Indonesia are now allowed up to one month of paternity leave, as set out in a 2017 regulation issued by the National Civil Service Agency on different types of leave.

Your Guide to the Gig Economy Is your manager an algorithm? That's the question posed in a new guide to the gig economy which outlines the current landscape and its impact on business, individuals and wider society. Contributor Neville Henderson, Head - Pasfield Curran.

Hacking of "vulnerable" wearables and health devices could be fatal, warns report Health technology such as pacemakers and wearable health monitors linked to the internet could be vulnerable to cyber attacks, which could have "severe consequences" for patient safety, according to the Royal Academy of Engineering.

Lesson #2 from #March Madness: Being Conservative Can Get You Beat Capitalist Note: Throwing a couple of talent / business lessons I was reminded of as I watched the NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament this year. March Madness has something for all of us. Some organizations / teams play to win.

HRcoreLAB 2018: Personalisation, HR Tech and Agility These were the key reasons why I found myself attending the HRcoreLAB conference in Barcelona, Spain, earlier this month. The conference focused on future recruitment, agile HR and talent analytics.

Visionary HR leaders & Why We Love Them The field of human resources is constantly evolving and changing due to new techniques, technology and trends within the realm of HR. But perhaps the most influential element in human resources is, in fact, those exceptional leaders who are able to rethink, reimagine and recreate HR processes.

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