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HRinsights-HR Landscapes: Bolivia and “My First Decent Job Program”

by Felipe Carneiro | May 2011 | Demographics, General, Latin America, Newsletter Articles, Regional | 0 Comments

In order to reduce youth unemployment and improve living conditions, the Bolivian Government, with funding from the Spanish Cooperation and the World Bank has launched the “Mi Primer Empleo Digno” (My first decent job) program which expects to create 4,000 jobs in 2011.

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HRinsights-HR Landscapes: Uruguay-The ‘Objetivo Empleo’ Program

by Felipe Carneiro | June 2010 | Demographics, General, Latin America, Newsletter Articles, Regional | 0 Comments

Uruguay, officially called the Eastern Republic of the Uruguay, is located in the southeastern part of South America, with Montevideo as the capital and largest city, and has an estimated population of 3.5 million people. On June 8 this year, the Ministry of Labor and Social Security (Ministerio de Trabajo eSeguridad Social) launched the “Objetivo Empleo” program with the goal to create up to 3,000 jobs per year.


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HRinsights-Project Management: Preparing for Talent Transition

by Admin Jeitosa | March 2010 | Demographics, Newsletter Articles, Project Management, Talent Management | 0 Comments

Shifts in the way organizations do business, the rise of new economies, and the advances in technology are changing the rules of business. If organizations don’t make career development for future leaders a priority, they will be unable to compete with a well-rounded workforce of  competent leaders in the global marketplace. Losing so many leaders will be a tremendous hit to organizations as this wealth of knowledge walks out the door.

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HRinsights-HR Landscapes: Interesting HR News and Initiatives in 2010

by Felipe Carneiro | February 2010 | Asia Pacific, Demographics, Europe, General, Latin America, Newsletter Articles, Regional, Talent Management | 0 Comments

This article presents an  overview of significant demographics related talent management and human capital management policies happenings around the world.


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HRinsights-Regional Update: North America-The Individual Value Proposition

by Admin Jeitosa | November 2009 | Demographics, General, Newsletter Articles | 0 Comments

Recently, I’ve seen several reports about the growing number of free-lancers, contingent workers, and independent contractors. Some reports have the current portion in the U.S. at 30% and growing. One report says that, in the U.S. the proportion will reach as high as 60% by 2012. For me, this raises the interesting question of how these workers will be treated and compensated. In my experience, it’s an issue that many companies have not yet thought seriously about, let alone started to face.

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HRinsights-Regional Update: APAC-Skilled Worker Shortage – Again?

by Admin Jeitosa | November 2009 | Asia Pacific, Demographics, General, Newsletter Articles, Regional | 0 Comments

Not so long ago talent management was the big ticket item: The business community understood the importance of attracting and retaining the best workforce possible. Competition for the most skilled people was intense. Companies sought a competitive edge through offering attractive salary packages and benefits and software vendors quickly developed sophisticated talent management, recruitment and on-boarding software solutions. Then along came the threat of recession.


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Apart from the southern part of Australia being on fire, the north under deep flood water, the north east being hit by cyclones, the interior being still in the grip of a severe drought, sharks and crocodiles attacking the population with unusual regularity, nothing much is happening down under. Just a normal day at the office: Except for the worst recession we have seen in years, unemployment rising to the worst level in 10 years and some businesses packing up and moving their operations off-shore. Some of the trading partners to the north have problems as well. The mining boom in Australia that fed the growing Chinese economy has slowed considerably. Just as the rest of the world, the APAC region is also feeling the pinch of the global recession.
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HRinsights-HR Landscapes: South Africa-Economic Development

by Felipe Carneiro | November 2009 | Africa, Demographics, Newsletter Articles, Regional, Talent Management | 0 Comments

Located at the southern tip of the African continent, The Republic of South Africa shows one of the world’s most diverse cultures, with many different languages, ethnicities and religious beliefs. The country accomplished a major achievement with the 1994 democratic elections, when it rejoined the Commonwealth of Nations.


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HRinsights-HR Landscapes: Singapore-Mature Workforce Advantage!

by Felipe Carneiro | October 2009 | Asia Pacific, Demographics, Newsletter Articles, Regional | 0 Comments

A small island city-state in the southeast of Asia, Singapore is considered one of the world’s top business locations. Having declared its independency from Britain in 1963, Singapore has built a modern economy focused on industry, education and urban planning, and today it is the fifth country in the world in terms of GDP (gross domestic product) per capita.


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Apart from the southern part of Australia being on fire, the north under deep flood water, the north east being hit by cyclones, the interior being still in the grip of a severe drought, sharks and crocodiles attacking the population with unusual regularity, nothing much is happening down under. Just a normal day at the office: Except for the worst recession we have seen in years, unemployment rising to the worst level in 10 years and some businesses packing up and moving their operations off-shore. Some of the trading partners to the north have problems as well. The mining boom in Australia that fed the growing Chinese economy has slowed considerably. Just as the rest of the world, the APAC region is also feeling the pinch of the global recession.
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The New Multi-Dimensional Talentforce: Multi-Cultural Differences

by Karen Beaman | November 2008 | Articles, Cultural Diversity, Culture, Demographics, GDA - Global Diversity Awareness, Globalization, Talent Management | 0 Comments

This article discusses the second dimension of the multi-dimensional talentforce: multi-cultural differences that have become ubiquitous in the global work force. There are significant cultural aspects that influence how people interpret and respond to events, act and react in the workplace, and in general determine and govern how we conduct business. These cultural influences include such things as differing styles of communication, multiple ways of making decisions, and various approaches to demonstrating engagement, commitment, respecting diversity, ethics, and so on.


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Multi-Generational Talentforce – Boomers and Gen Y

by Karen Beaman | May 2008 | Blog, Demographics, General, Workforce | 0 Comments

Tammy Erickson has recently posted a couple of interesting blogs about the challenges we’re currently seeing in the multi-generational workforce.

As we know, Gen X’ers are not thrilled with corporate life. They tend not to trust institutions in general and resent the Boomers’ confident assumptions about life. Here are Erickson’s 10 Reasons by Gen X’ers are Unhappy at Work:

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