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    Global talent competitiveness: a plea for diversity

    Christopher Bruton, Published on 31/07/2018

    » The Global Talent Competitiveness Index is produced each year by the Switzerland-based management school INSEAD, with support from the leading human resource group ADECCO, joined this year by TATA Communications.

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    The World Cup Season Approaches: testing times for work/life balance

    Christopher Bruton, Published on 11/06/2018

    » Between 14 June and 15 July, the 2018 World Cup Season will take place at 12 stadium locations in Russia, with a total of 64 matches between 32 national teams. The series of matches will be watched by between 50,000 and 80,000 stadium attendees per match, depending on location capacity. But judging by past experience, total world-wide viewing could exceed 3 billion people, with over one billion viewers for the World Cup final match on 15 July in Moscow.

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    Thailand: the Human Resource Hub of CLMTV?

    Christopher Bruton, Published on 13/12/2017

    » With the rapid expansion of political, economic and social relationships between the countries of what is now becoming known as CLMTV (Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam), this sub-region of ASEAN is beginning to become recognised as the mainstay of Thailand’s international relations.

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    The quest for fair and decent work

    Christopher Bruton, Published on 30/10/2017

    » Workforces the world over are now demanding more than just a living wage. Whether in developed or developing countries, there are calls for supplementary benefit systems, opportunities to make meaningful progress throughout their working lives, the means to supplement basic wages with additional earnings, and treatment with decency and respect during and outside their working hours, within or outside of their regular workplaces.

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    Migrant Labour: opportunity or threat?

    Christopher Bruton, Published on 21/08/2017

    » Human migration has been a natural phenomenon throughout history.

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    Forced or free?: Thailand’s rating in world labour freedom

    Christopher Bruton, Published on 19/12/2016

    » Recent legislation affecting a number of Thailand’s major export markets has obliged authorities to pay greater attention to issues that ought to have been addressed and resolved more than a century ago: namely the persistence of what is euphemistically referred to as "forced labour", or more bluntly "slavery" within the Thailand manufacturing and service industry supply chain.

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    Forewarned is forearmed: staff safety training

    Christopher Bruton, Published on 31/10/2016

    » In our series on security, safety and risk mitigation, we have highlighted various risk situations along with preventive measures. But despite every precaution, risks can always arise. We need, therefore, to be prepared to protect ourselves, our colleagues and our families. To obtain guidance on how we can train ourselves and others to confront risk situations when they arise, we invited Stefan Spiess, a martial arts expert and operator of Advance Conflict Training (ACT) to explain how he trains security professionals, business groups, families and children in security awareness and response. Stefan can be reached at stefan@global-safety.net Web site: www.actinthailand.com Stefan offers the following advice:

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    Maintaining Office Security

    Christopher Bruton, Published on 07/11/2016

    » Continuing our series on various aspects of preventive security for staff and visitors, we are pleased to present the following interview with Matthias Hoffrichter, Business Development Director, PCS Security and Facility (Thailand) Ltd. This explains some of the issues involved in maintaining security of office and factory premises to assure the safety of both staffers and visitors. Security can come alongside some inconvenience, but this is surely better than suffering potential damage and injury from terrorism or violence.

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    Creating a safe office environment

    Christopher Bruton, Published on 17/10/2016

    » There is no such thing as a completely safe office environment. Unless an organisation has the need, and the resource allocation necessary, to make its offices into a secure fortress, as does the US Embassy in Bangkok, then one always runs the risk of penetration by unfriendly forces. But let’s assume that you are not at risk from rocket attacks from a distance, or a bomb dropped off from an unmanned drone. Under normal circumstances, an organisation can at least take reasonable steps to assure security for staffers and welcome visitors, as well as protecting staffers from visitors who turn out to be unwelcome guests. We asked Chuck Krueger of Ackerman Group for his suggestions, and the following are some of the salient points from his experienced advice.

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    Corporate scandals: are innocent staffers adversely stigmatised?

    Christopher Bruton, Published on 10/10/2016

    » In years gone by, major corporate scandals were few and far between. But when they did occur, they hit big, in impact and publicity. Hence the Enrons and Lehmans made headlines around the world. Their ex-employees had nowhere to go, and few employers felt inclined to take them into their folds. Still less did head-hunters feel inclined to recommend them for new jobs, and found it hard to place them, even if the ex-employees in question had no connection with the causes of the scandals.

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