In the United States President Obama recently announced that the American government will be collecting detailed salary data by race and gender for every business in the country with more than 100 employees.
If another recession is on the cards, then the news is not all bad for the HR industry. During the last downturn HR departments often grew in size as they were tasked with the organisation of redundancies.
Data released today by the US Bureau of Labor Statistics showed that the US economy added 288,000 jobs over June. This is well above consensus expectations for job-creation of 205,000, but closely matches the Automatic Data Processing (ADP) estimate of 281,000, released earlier this week. The figures for job creation in April and May were…