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Hell or Heaven?

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Hell or Heaven?There aren’t that many HR jokes around, but this one not only takes the biscuit, but raises a number of issues about attracting candidates!

An HR manager was knocked down (tragically) by a bus and was killed. Her soul arrived at the Pearly Gates, where St.Peter welcomed her. “Before you get settled in” he said, “We have a little problem…you see, we’ve never had a HR manager make it this far before and we’re not really sure what to do with you.”
“Oh, I see,” said the woman, “can’t you just let me in?”

“Well, I’d like to,” said St Peter, “But I have higher orders. We’re instructed to let you have a day in hell and a day in heaven, and then you are to choose where you’d like to go for all eternity.”

Best HR Execs Gladly Divorce Their Teams

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Best HR Execs Gladly Divorce Their Teams

 ‘I’ve been grieving a loss.  A loss I instigated.  I decided to divorce my HR team’ says the famous HR blogger of Fistful of Talent.

Did you know research shows the average time it takes to get over a divorce is 17 months, 26 days.  I’ve heard other accounts of up to 3 years which is about what I experienced after my first marriage.  I’ve found this to be the case in my HR world too.  Let me explain….

68 Workers Died İn January: Report

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health and safety

At least 68 workers died in Turkey from accidents on site in the month of January, according to a recent report by the Workers’ Health and Workplace Safety Council.
The majority of the deaths occurred in mining and construction sites, with 16 deaths in mining sites and 15 in construction. Eleven of the workers died in Turkey’s Zonguldak, ten in Gaziantep, six in Istanbul and 4 in Izmir, the report showed.

Fee Calculation Parameters of 2013

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As known, fee calculations should be considered in relation to the rate of income tax and insurance premiums which make the change in these amounts within the new year.

These parameters, which are determined by relevant papers will be entered into force on 1st January 2013.
The revised published parameters are can be found here.

Minimum Wage is Determined for 2013

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The duration of stay foreigners in TurkeyDate: 28.12.2012

The meetings of Minimum Wage Determination Commission has been going on since the beginning of December and the last one was held today.

In accordance with the Commission decision, the gross amount of the minimum wage is determined as 978,75 TRY for the first six months of 2013.

Intent vs. Impact: Gender Diversity Edition

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Article by: By Suzanne Rumsey
13 December 2012

Excuse me a sec, I need to unwrap myself from around the gender diversity axle. Oof, ouch, @&#!. Okay, there we go.

I am a bit confused, befuddled, and wound up about gender diversity in the workplace. Generally speaking, I am in favor of it. But then again, I am in favor of all kinds of diversity - diversity of gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, cookie preference, food intolerances, approaches to cleaning the kitchen and even diversity of biases and prejudices (because, let's be honest with ourselves, ALL of us have biases and prejudices).

Europe's 10 Hottest Destinations For 2013

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Article By Natasha Dragun
CNN Travel 13 December, 2012

Whether you're looking for culture or just a reason to party, you'll want to make sure these European destinations are on your radar in 2013.

Thanks to a slew of new galleries, hotels and museums paired with festivals, fairs and more, there's plenty to keep you busy across the Continent in the coming year.

United States: Turkey Continues Its Reform Of Labor And Employment Laws

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Article by: Roland De Monte
05 December 2012

Turkey's decades-long quest for membership into the European Union has been the impetus of many rapid and "modernizing" changes throughout this ancient country, pushing it ever closer to its European neighbors relative to its laws, economy and politics. This transformation, in reality nearly a century in the making since the founding of modern Turkey in 1923, has accelerated in the two decades since Turkey applied for membership in the European Union (EU) in 1987.

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