Women’s leadership may be impeded by contraceptive pill
New research has revealed a startling hypothesis: women who take the contraceptive pill may be as much as 50% less competitive during the 21 days of the month when they take the drug.
Does maternity leave always mean the end of the corporate climb?
HRM readers gave the question a resounding “sometimes” – we look at the facts around how maternity leave affects women’s careers.
Grave risk of the graveyard shift
Your shift workers are at high risk of heart disease – how can you help them maintain their health?
Retirees, LinkedIn unite to connect employers with older workers
The aging workforce is at the back of most HR pros minds as they look to the future. Now a US initiative is helping connect older workers with those doing the hiring.
Legal Eye: employers entitled to some mental health info in disability claims
Staff may feel less comfortable discussing mental illness than physical illness, but a recent court case confirms employers’ rights to ask for specific medical information in order to assess disabilities.
Forget the skills gap, are you facing a passion gap?
“Hire for passion, train for skills”: that’s the message from these successful Canadian companies
Job hunters hooked on job boards, newspapers despite social media claims
From LinkedIn to upcoming Facebook Jobs – it seems social media is where job posting and hunting is at, but a new study shows most people rely on internet job boards and newspaper ads.
Cotton wool kids: when Mom and Dad come to the interview
Almost a quarter of US employers have seen parents get involved in a hiring process, and 4% have even had parents show up at their kids’ interviews
“Get with the social media program” says Gen Y
Two thirds of employers aren’t engaging staff online, despite demand from younger workers
Employee was wrongfully dismissed, but doesn’t get job back
Wrongfully dismissed, but not reinstated – arbitrator finds no one is in the right.