People issues

Record returns for shareholders but conservative pay increases for CEOs

Posted by Matthew Kleger

Over the past seven years, Hay Group has prepared The Wall Street Journal’s annual CEO pay survey – the most widely read piece in the US on executive compensation. During that time, we’ve gathered a tremendous amount of data and … Continue reading

Fraud, Psychometrics and the Polygraph

Posted by Rosana Wayand

“It’s not a lie… if you believe it”. That’s how you can beat the polygraph according to George Constanza (Seinfield episode 107). Most people, however, are not that confident at telling lies. Following his friend’s advice, Jerry Seinfeld failed miserably … Continue reading

Want to double your pay? Think about a move to Asia

Posted by Wendy Nicholls

We all know that for many multinationals, Asia is the place to be. But this means that there’s a huge demand for talented people and not enough of them to go around. And for HR this presents a real challenge: … Continue reading

Business in the UAE is booming, so why is national unemployment so high?

Posted by Jan Marsli

As the business center of the Middle East, and thanks to a strong economy, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) continues to attract hordes of expatriates looking to earn a tax-free salary and fast track their careers. However what comes as … Continue reading

7 goals or 1 team? What Brazil learnt from the World Cup

Posted by Joana Vianna

Two months ago, I wrote a blog about the passion us Brazilians have for football and what the World Cup means to us. I mentioned our internal logistics for hosting the tournament and how schools and businesses would close so … Continue reading

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