A range of articles to report on today. First up is some advice that suggests keeping a diary can help with migraines. The main point being keeping a diary, whether on-line or not, can help specialists identify necessary life-style changes to reduce or even prevent certain medical conditions. That headache may really mean it's time to confront the people who make working life difficult or it's time for a career or job change.
MIGRAINES - BBC HEALTH
The next story is unlikely to be suprising to those who blog about work in whatever shape or form. Apparently, there are now MORE senior managers in the UK than people with skilled trades. It doesn't take a genius to realise where the axe will fall when the economy goes down hill!
NUMBERS OF 'MANAGERS' RISE INEXORABLY - PERSONNEL TODAY
Got a new boss? If so, then the chances are that you might have to start looking for a new job. According to a survey by some HR consultants (Rialto Consultancy) a new boss is the number one reason why people leave their jobs. Longer hours and company relocation are up there as well. The consultants suggest people are 'still very wary of change'. Why is this typical and normal human trait seen to be so bad amongst personnel professionals?
CHANGE SPARKS EMPLOYEES TO MOVE JOBS - PERSONNEL TODAY
Well, if you work in the UK and spend on average more than 48 hours per week at work, then the Working Time Directive will finally be coming to your workplace. However, it was strange to see the British Labour party seeking to continue the opt-out clause, yet the Euro Labour MPs voted to scrap it. I think that says a lot about British politics.
TUC SAY VICTORY FOR COMMON SENSE COMPROMISE ON THE 48 HOUR WORKING WEEK - TUC
Last, but by no means least is an article from the BBC on the sex trade and how it relies on forced labour. Globally forced labour of this kind generates a staggering $31billion. Following on from this a forum on what can be done to combat forced labour in the sex industry.
SEX TRADE'S RELIANCE ON FORCED LABOUR - BBC NEWS
You can down the whole report from the International Labour Organization (ILO) on forced labour at the following link. It's 1mb so it may take a while unless you've got broadband.
A GLOBAL ALLIANCE AGAINST FORCED LABOUR - ILO