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Strong HR Leads to Better Business Performance Worldwide
Companies with strong people management capabilities such as talent and leadership management and HR strategy and data-driven insights show significantly better finan­cial performance than companies that are weaker in those areas.

Women Urged to Seek Expat Experience to Develop Leadership
Caroline Kersten and Sapna Welsh spoke with SHRM Online about the need for more women in global leadership roles, what it takes to be a successful female expatriate and the challenges women face working overseas.

Integrating Saudi Women into the Workforce Brings Challenges
Successfully integrating women into the workforce in Saudi Arabia is a rewarding but risky activity due to considerable complexity and conflicting cultural requirements.

Canada Grants Microsoft Foreign Worker Exemption
The Canadian government has permitted Microsoft Canada to hire around 400 temporary foreign workers for its training and development center in Vancouver—bypassing Canadians looking for software and engineering jobs.

Court Strikes Down DOL Wage Guidance for H-2B Workers
An appeals court vacated federal guidance that allowed employers to use privately funded surveys to set the prevailing wages for foreign workers brought into the U.S. under the H-2B visa program.

DHS Adds Five Countries to H-2 Visa Eligible List
The Department of Homeland Security added five new countries to the list whose nationals are eligible to participate in the H-2A and H-2B visa programs in 2015.

AFL-CIO: Obama’s Immigration Actions Will Raise Wages, Protect Workers
President Barack Obama’s executive actions granting work authorization to nearly 5 million undocumented immigrants living in the United States will increase tax revenues, improve wages and reduce exploitation, according to the AFL-CIO.

CSR Awareness in India Raised by Legal Mandate
Nearly 9 out of 10 companies doing business in India said they’ve been affected by a recent government mandate to spend on corporate social responsibility.

Avoid Becoming a Target of Global ‘Corporate Campaigns’
Preparing risk assessments, monitoring union activities, and maintaining vigorous compliance and corporate social responsibility programs are all ways to avoid becoming a target of labor-driven campaigns to assail your corporate brand, according to experts.

Swiss Quotas for 2015 Work Permits Announced
The Swiss government has announced the quotas for highly qualified workers from non-European Union/European Free Trade Agreement countries, as well as for assignees from those countries.

Major Changes to Russia’s Work Permits Rules
Big changes are coming to Russia’s standard work permit system for Commonwealth of Independent States nationals by introducing a new system of “work patents,” as well as changes to the Highly Qualified Specialist work permit system.

Living and Working in the United Arab Emirates
The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has been a leading emerging market location for several years and was ranked No. 2 in the top emerging markets generating employee interest in 2013.

U.S. Drug-Testing Rules Do Not Translate Overseas
U.S.-based employers can run into trouble when attempting to impose U.S. testing requirements on a foreign division or subsidiary.

Nonguaranteed Overtime to Be Included in Holiday Pay in U.K.
The United Kingdom Employment Appeal Tribunal decided that nonguaranteed overtime should be taken into account for the purpose of calculating holiday pay.

Sexual Harassment Law Evolving Globally
Countries around the world have inserted sexual harassment provisions in criminal codes, labor law, anti-discrimination and equal opportunity statutes, and human rights and violence against women legislation.

China’s New Workplace Safety Law Takes Effect
China’s revised Workplace Safety Law, which imposes significantly harsher penalties on offenders, took effect Dec. 1.

Obama Plan Grants Work Authorization to Nearly 5 Million
Nearly five million undocumented immigrants residing in the United States would be eligible for work authorization under an executive action announced by President Barack Obama.

Obama Executive Action Promotes ‘Small Fixes’ to High-Skilled Immigration
President Barack Obama’s executive action granting nearly five million undocumented immigrants work authorization for three years also included several policy initiatives aimed at supporting high-skilled employment.

Labor Nationalization Cited as Top HR Priority in Middle East
Labor nationalization, and the related need to develop critical work-readiness skills in the younger generation, were cited as the top human capital priorities across the Middle East in recently published research.

Global Employee Engagement Rebounds from Recession Years
Research shows that employee engagement levels and employees’ perceptions of their overall work experience increased in 2013, with the largest engagement increases found in the Africa-Middle East region.

Scandals Ignite Conversation on Sexual Harassment in Canada
In the wake of high-profile sexual abuse allegations, companies across Canada are resolving to do a better job addressing sexual harassment complaints.


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Obama Plan Grants Work Authorization to Nearly 5 Million
Nearly five million undocumented immigrants residing in the United States would be eligible for work authorization under an executive action announced by President Barack Obama.




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