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Latest items of recent news relevant to Global as reported in our fortnightly newswire ‘Dernières nouvelles’. 

Global: What’s in a name?

The UK has so many remnants of empire that a change of monarch has numerous reverberations around the globe …

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Global: Some home truths about COVID-19

Even after more than two and a half years, there still remain a number of common misconceptions about this virus …

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Global: Human capital flight – driven in or tempted out?

In many countries around the World – such as Afghanistan, Iran and Russia – adverse political conditions, poverty and corruption are driving out many of the most talented to live in countries with less oppression and better living conditions, as in Australia, Britain and the US …

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Global: Welcome to 2023

Unless there are unforeseen developments in the global economy between now and the end of the year, we could well enter 2023 under the worst global phenomenon of all – stagflation …

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Global: Hourly earnings since December 2019

Changes in hourly earnings have varied widely throughout the World over the last two and a half years …

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Global: Gender gap report 2022

In 2022, the global gender opportunities divide has been narrowed slightly …

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Global: World Cup in the workplace

The football world cup in Qatar is likely to disrupt workplaces when it kicks off this Autumn …

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Global: Useful residence and tax forms in English

Employers are regularly being called upon to seek out government forms concerning double taxation refunds, residence and related matters …

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Global: Pay settlements in the airline industry

A mixed bag of rises in some carriers taking advantage of the post-pandemic recovery, whilst others are still suffering …

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Global: What did the pandemic do for drinking at home?

Although bars and restaurants were frequently closed during the pandemic, alcohol consumption was generally much higher …

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Global: How do employees react to their own skill obsolescence?

A recent article in the Journal of Economic Behavior and Organisation reveals the link between human capital investment and perceived automation risks in sixteen countries around the World …

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Global: What are the pressing HR business risks of climate change?

Most multinational organisations have yet to establish a “Climate Resilience Committee” to address such risks …

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Global: Which benefits work?

Attractive mixes of employee benefits are becoming harder to determine, as so many companies are now providing generous benefit packages that include a cocktail of such things as flexitime, enhanced family-friendly leave arrangements, life insurance, commuter passes and stock options …

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Global: ILO report points to end of labour market recovery

The International Labour Organisation (ILO) has just published its “Monitor on the World of Work” which points out that after significant gains in working hours up to Q4 2021, there was a global drop of 3 …

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Global: Vulnerability to global price trends

Back in 1970, the average proportion of GDP for countries around the World accounted for by imports was just 12 …

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