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Labor Quotas Impact Hiring, Recruiting in the Gulf
The countries of the Gulf Cooperation Council are moving full steam ahead with labor nationalization programs intended to replace foreign labor with local talent.

SHRM Presents Master Classes at Premier Middle East HR Forum
The Society for Human Resource Management’s presence could be felt throughout the Middle East’s largest and most respected HR conference.

Nigeria’s Pension Reforms Require More Clarity
There are good, bad and ugly sides to Nigeria’s recent pension reforms, and there is a need for the newly created National Pension Commission to provide clarifying guidance to employers, experts said.

Protect Your Expat Investment with Effective Repatriation
Employee attrition after an international assignment is a known problem in the global mobility field, and there’s general consensus about why employees leave: Culture shock at re-entry often leads to dissatisfaction and morale problems.

‘Paperless Office’ Issues in International HR
High-technology paperless HR documentation systems are pulling out ahead of slowly evolving legal doctrines, creating challenges for HR.

Acclimate Your Expats with Foreign Language Training
Effective communication skills are a necessity to advance in the workplace, even if that workplace is in a foreign locale and the local language is not spoken by the employee.

World HR Congress Day 3: Innovation
Rita Gunther McGrath, a professor at Columbia Business School, talked about a “new playbook for strategy” that takes into account the rapid transformation of technology and the relatively short lifespan of the “next new thing."

World HR Congress Day 2: Bad HR Management Kills
Organizational behavior guru Jeffrey Pfeffer explained that companies are failing to pay attention to human health and well-being, when this should be an employer’s “sacred responsibility."

Day 1 Report from the WFPMA World Congress
The World Federation of People Management Associations kicked off its 15th World HR Congress in Santiago, Chile.

Arab Women Making Inroads in the Tech Sector
Women in the Arab world, and particularly a growing number working in technology, are a largely untapped resource and could play a pivotal role in the region’s future job creation.

Living and Working in South Africa
South Africa remains a challenging location for international assignments with education/schooling and security issues highlighted as particular challenges.

1 of 3 Green Card PERM Filings Audited
The Department of Labor released statistics for the Permanent Labor Certification Program for fiscal year 2014, showing that nearly 30 percent of filings are under audit review.

Boosting Employment Prospects for Young Arab Job Seekers
Faced with the highest youth unemployment rate globally at 23 percent, the businesses and educational institutions of the Arab world are seeking new ways to improve the school-to-work pipeline.

Manage Business Travel Risks with Five Easy Steps
With a 7.2 percent rise in business travel spending expected for this year—up to $288.8 billion—as well as a rise in both global and domestic travel risks, organizations must take proactive measures to protect their traveling employees.

U.S. Citizen Could Not Bring Claims in the U.K.
The Employment Appeal Tribunal considered whether a U.S. citizen who spent approximately half his time working in the United Kingdom could bring statutory employment claims in the U.K. Employment Tribunal.

Indian Green-Card-Seekers Dealt Significant Setback
Indian professionals waiting on permanent residency availability in the U.S. were dealt a significant blow with the release of the Department of State’s most recent visa outlook.

E-Verify to Delete Older Records in 2015
The E-Verify electronic employment eligibility verification system will delete data more than 10 years old on an annual basis, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services announced.

Need for Retirement Security Felt Globally
Workers from all over the world increasingly prioritize retirement security, however, when it comes to retirement expectations, the views of employees in developing and developed economies differ greatly, according to a survey by global professional services company Towers Watson.

Navigate Cultural Differences to Succeed Across Borders
Erin Meyer sat down with SHRM Online to discuss how HR and business leaders can effectively manage global teams, and how to strengthen cross-cultural engagement.

New E-Verify Service Provides Workers with Personal Accounts
Workers in five states and the District of Columbia are now able to create and maintain personal accounts and access identity protection features using a new website launched by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.

SHRM India Conference Imparts Leadership Lessons for HR
Over 700 delegates from India and neighboring countries attended the 2014 SHRM India Annual Conference & Exposition—the country’s largest HR event—held September 25-26 in Gurgaon.


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Obama Promises Executive Action on Immigration Reform
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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