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14 October 2010
Germany: first representative study to look at measures increasing older workers’ productivity
German lab.  Since demographic ageing is more significant in Germany than for its neighbors, the businesses of the top European economy have become true labs on the employment of older workers.  Indeed, there is a wide variety of studies, not only on the number of older workers but also on the number of businesses applying measures to maintain employees’ working capacities and the company’s productivity. Thus, the ZEW’s researchers, Christian Göbel and Thomas Zwick, authors of the study entitled “Which...
4 March 2010
Companies: 5th Hewitt Associates report for the European Club for Human Resources shows gradual return to investment into human capital in 2010
Management of the crisis and post recession measures. Leonardo Sforza, head of EU affairs and research at Hewitt Associates and author of the study, thinks 2010 will be a transition year. He said that, “2009 was a year of fighting to safeguard the workforce, and 2010 will have more balance between measures to maintain employment and measures to develop businesses’ human capital.”...
14 September 2006
McDonald’s launches «McPassport» to promote workers’ mobility
Upon request, the number one fast food chain in Europe will provide all employees with an “official certificate of professional competences”. McDonald’s wants to ease its employees’ mobility throughout Europe. 2006 is the European Year of Workers’ Mobility. (Ref.06895)