Recent news

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

Global: Why HR means business

It is easy to perceive HR as a narrow, largely administrative function – with the odd foray into talent management to remind the CEO that it can be “strategic” …

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Global: Corporate state

The Danish Saxo bank has once more issued its “outrageous predictions” …

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Global: Spanish language

According to the yearbook of the Instituto Cervantes, the number of people speaking Spanish as a native language in the world has grown over the last decade by 30% to 585 million, or 7 …

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Global: Land border controls

As the pandemic continues to surge, countries struggle to control their land borders with neighbouring states …

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Global: Are things getting better?

With approaching 70 million official cases Worldwide and 1 …

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Global: Measuring the cost in jobs

Because of widespread state support to maintain jobs, the gerrymandering of unemployment definitions, the size of the grey economy in many countries, and the slowness of state statistical agencies to reveal the latest employment statistics, we are still not in a position to know for some time the true impact of the pandemic upon jobs …

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Global: Work vs family life

Not only has work become increasingly casualised and part-time, but workers’ home lives have transformed too in recent years …

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Global: Effectiveness of sanitisation

Research carried out by Tufts University in Massachusetts, USA has found that samples repeatedly taken from shop door handles and bank machines were positive for COVID-19 just 8% of the time, but that the concentrations of the virus in all cases was low …

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Global: Daylight saving time

Every year, many people around the globe adjust their clocks forward in Spring and back again in Autumn …

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Global: Special dates in 2021

National and religious festivals often vary from year to year …

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Global: Voluntary layoffs

In the summer, British Petroleum announced that it planned to make 15% of its qualifying global workforce redundant by year end, amounting to the loss of 10,000 jobs …

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Global: True flight risks

Since the early Spring, employers have regularly had to contend with the concerns of employees asked to undertake flights who are uncertain about the level of potential exposure to COVID-19 on board passenger aircraft …

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Global: Ecopolitical ‘at risk’ countries

It is not only finance directors in multinationals who need to be cautious about ecopolitical “at risk” countries, but HR should also take a view in respect to job applicants and others with whom they must deal …

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Global: Infection risks

Co-infection of COVID-19 and influenza has been found as one of the major causes of mortality during the pandemic …

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Global: Labour shortages around the World

It remains evident that although the pandemic has thrown huge numbers into short-time work and unemployment, significant pockets of labour shortage continue to remain around the World …

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