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‘HR Big Data’ Still New Concept in Asia, Survey Finds
Even though a majority of HR professionals in Asia realize that using workforce big data analytics would add value to talent management decisions, and even daily HR reporting tasks, very few companies actually have an HR big data strategy in place, according to a recent survey.

USCIS: More Nurses May Qualify for H-1B Visas
Responding to a predicted shortage of nurses in the United States, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has expanded the pool of nurses who may qualify for H-1B visas.

Placing and Keeping Expats in Beijing More Difficult
The smog issue has become so alarming that businesses are finding it difficult to place expatriate workers in Beijing and keep them there.

Emerging Market Profiles: Living and Working in India
India was ranked the second most challenging destination for international assignees in Cartus’ 2014 Global Mobility Policy and Practices survey.

Use Caution When Terminating H-1B Employees
An employer planning to terminate an employee on H-1B visa status needs to ensure that the termination is undertaken in compliance with not only the employment contract and applicable state and federal law, but also in compliance with federal regulations unique to H-1B employees.

Personal Financial Worries Plague Workers Worldwide
Stress is not just a first-world problem—it’s a global issue. In fact, the leading health issue driving wellness strategies globally is stress, according to a new survey.

Global Immigration Update: Philippines, Thailand, Singapore
Philippines-born foreign nationals still immigrants, Thailand cracks down on visa overstays, Singapore requires advertising for some Employment Pass applications.

Global Conferencing Data Reflect Business Trends
Can international conference call usage provide insights about cultural and regional business trends?

Expats in U.S. Struggle to Establish Credit
Many HR professionals and the expats they welcome to the U.S. do not realize that expats’ credit histories don’t travel with them and that they must start from scratch.

Salaries in Canada Expected to Increase Slightly in 2015
Canadian employers expect salaries to rise by an average of 2.8 percent in 2015.

Temp Workers in Brazil Can Now Be Retained Longer
A recently enacted law allows companies in Brazil to retain temporary workers for up to nine months, under certain circumstances.

HR Needs to Tailor Talent Strategies in New and Emerging Markets
Human resource professionals will need to tailor their approaches to each market, understanding and finding the right mix of strategies to build, buy and/or deploy resources that will sustain a local high-performing team that can execute the business strategy and win.

Brazil Adds HIV/AIDS Status to List of Protected Employment Categories
Discriminating against employees with HIV or AIDS is now a criminal offense in Brazil, effective since June 2014, and punishable by up to four years in prison.

U.K. Employment Law Update
Holiday pay, whether obesity is a disability and the contractual effect of an HR letter are examined.

Majority of Multinationals Lack Access to Timely Benefits Data
Although improving the return on investment from the provision of benefits is a top global HR priority for multinationals, 78 percent of global benefits managers have limited or no access to timely financial information related to employee benefit spending, according to research by Towers Watson.

 

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President Barack Obama announced that his administration will take executive action this year to address the country’s immigration policies, effectively hammering the nail in the coffin of comprehensive legislative reform.

 

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