It was just a slip, albeit an absurd one, but the new foreign secretary's gaffe in China this week sheds light on an often ignored but vital aspect of international business - cross-cultural understanding, writes Matthew MacLachlan of Learnlight.
Posting employees globally offers them invaluable experience and breaks down borders in organisations. But how can employers keep up with such a dynamic global market? Professor Michael Dickmann, professor of International Human Resource Management at Cranfield University, explains.
As emergency timetable revisions and signalling problems continue to cause chaos for rail commuters, Nicholas Le Riche and Zoe MacQueen at Bircham Dyson Bell discuss how employers can deal with issues caused by major travel disruption.
Updated to reflect the position in relation to Croatian nationals' right to work in the EEA.
Landlines are set to be consigned to history at PwC later this year, as the accountancy giant switches its 18,000 UK staff entirely to mobile networks.
In Roddis v Sheffield Hallam University, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) held that a lecturer employed under a zero hours contract was employed under the same type of contract as a permanent full-time lecturer for the purposes of his claim of less favourable treatment under the Part-time Workers (Prevention of Less Favourable Treatment) Regulations 2000 (SI 2000/1551).
Updated to include information on the new Directive amending the Posted Workers Directive, adopted by the European Council on 21 June 2018.
Working flexibly can be great for morale and productivity but many companies are held back by cultural obstacles. Mark Grant at Dimension Data says it's time to build a manifesto for smarter work.
London transport organisation TfL has a better "staff first" ethos than any other major business in the UK, according to a new survey by jobs site Indeed.
Workers posted to another EU country will be entitled to the same rate of pay and working conditions as their local counterparts, under revised rules that have been adopted by the European Parliament.
HR and legal information and guidance relating to work organisation and working patterns.