Who is a loyal employee?

By JEFF HADEN  Loyalty has nothing to do with length of employment and everything to do with actions.

Let’s get this out of the way: Loyalty has absolutely nothing to do with length of employment.

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Sindh Govt asked to justify changes in rules for promotions, transfers etc

The Sindh government has been asked again to explain in court how it changed the rules of giving jobs, transferring officers, promoting them and taking on others in ad hoc arrangements.

Its decision has been challenged on several fronts and in several courts in the province. A handful of Sindh officers are fed up with . . . → Read More: Sindh Govt asked to justify changes in rules for promotions, transfers etc

How to handle queen bullies at work?

By Madiha Khalid

You can never forget that one bully from school who ate your lunch, gave you nicknames, and pulled pranks on you for public entertainment. Every year you would wish for your section to be shuffled, but then you’d only be discovered by another more vicious bully.

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Employers resort to social networks for recruitment purposes

By now, we’ve all heard about how employers scope out the Tweets and Facebook profiles of job seekers to winnow down the field of applicants. But job seekers may be surprised to hear just how many recruiters now use social media throughout the hiring process. Perhaps more surprising still, most recruiters are apparently checking for . . . → Read More: Employers resort to social networks for recruitment purposes

Prospects for actuaries in Pakistan

After completing his MSc in mathematics from the University of Karachi in 2010, Burhan Abro entered a profession that none of his 139 classmates thought was exciting. In fact, only a few graduates of the department of mathematics, says Abro, had any conceptual understanding of the kind of work he wanted to do. Abro had . . . → Read More: Prospects for actuaries in Pakistan

Putting an end to child labor

Today is World Day Against Child Labour. Launched in 2002 by the International Labour Organisation (ILO), World Day Against Child Labour is intended to highlight the plight of child workers and serve as a catalyst for change. It is an opportunity for companies to examine their processes and explore what they can do to ensure that . . . → Read More: Putting an end to child labor

35000 graduates from Baluchistan to be inducted in government departments

Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani on Sunday said he had given directions to the Balochistan chief secretary to identify 35,000 graduates of the province for providing them jobs in government departments.

Talking to a delegation of PPP Balochistan led by provincial President Mir Sadiq Umrani at the Governor’s House, Gilani said 1,500 jobs had already . . . → Read More: 35000 graduates from Baluchistan to be inducted in government departments

Muslim and Sikh workers in NY permitted to wear religious head coverings

New York’s Sikh and Muslim transit workers will be allowed to wear religious head coverings without a government agency logo after years of bitter legal battles that started after the Sept. 11, 2001 terror attacks. A settlement between workers and New York City Transit run by the state Metropolitan Transportation Authority was announced Wednesday.

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Obama administration unlikely to carry out ‘war zone’ factories in Pk

Karachi: The United States’ plan for establishing war-zone factories in Pakistan’s tribal areas along the border with Afghanistan now looks most unlikely to be pursued during the present Barack Obama administration.

United States trade officials in Washington told a visiting Pakistani delegation headed by Commerce Secretary Zafar Mahmood last month that the US had no intention to move any legislation that . . . → Read More: Obama administration unlikely to carry out ‘war zone’ factories in Pk

International Day for Labor – Pakistani Style

Offices all over the country were abuzz with happy anticipation on the eve of First May, International Day for Labor. Smiles plastered all over, everyone looked forward to a day of utter relaxation and content at home. For what else does Labor Day mean to us except a midweek free holiday?

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