How Eurostat fueled Italy’s wages as subject of discussion

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Normally a statistical report by the European research body Eurostat does not cause a major discussion, let alone any uproar. But yesterday, on Monday February 27th, the following news messages were spreading across the internet: “Italian salaries among the lowest in Europe” and “Wages in Italy in 2009 lower...

Most critical roles seem hardest to fill by HR

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Companies identify critical roles as functions with the highest impact on business efficiency, followed by their direct and indirect financial contribution. This is one of the findings in Taleo research on critical talent pipelines in the UK. The top three of most critical roles for driving future growth aside...

In an age of uncertainty organisations are stuck with engagement split

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According to The State of HR Survey 2012 the level of uncertainty about the business environment which organisations are operating in increased by 50% over the last two years. Organisations which are operating in more uncertain environments are more likely to experience higher levels of stress, absence, workforce discontent...

The state of HR Service Delivery implementation in the Netherlands

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The state of HR Service Delivery in Dutch companies is young but developing. When implemented, HR Service Centers are mainly focused on supporting recruitment, transfer and layoff of employees, payroll services and HR policy. Also, in the survey among Dutch 500+ companies roughly 48,5% answered to have implemented an...

Site selection decisions: talent shortage remains key

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Among the location choice criteria of multinational companies to make site selection decisions the availability of talent tops the list, according to a research of HR consultancy Mercer. With 95% labour availability was mentioned most frequently in location decision-making, more than cost reduction (82%). Moreover, the lack of available...

Crunching HR. A new blog is born!

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Dear visitor, Welcome on this new born blog Crunching HR. This blog is created from the need for gathering and providing insight in facts and figures in the field of Human Resource Management and adjacent topics. Almost daily somewhere in the world research reports or statistics are published which...