Labor & Human Resources http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53309/more en Volvo Names New Head of North American Sales http://wardsauto.com/volvo-names-new-head-north-american-sales <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">Les Kerssemakers, currently senior vice president-product strategy and vehicle-line management, is charged with reversing a slump that saw the upscale Swedish automaker's U.S. sales slump 8% in 2014.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/volvo-names-new-head-north-american-sales" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Sales & Marketing North America U.S. Labor & Human Resources Sales Results Wed, 21 Jan 2015 14:22:00 +0000 1205991 at http://wardsauto.com Hyundai's South Korean Union to Appeal Ruling in Wage Dispute http://wardsauto.com/hyundais-south-korean-union-appeal-ruling-wage-dispute <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">The union will appeal a court ruling that Hyundai did not have to include regular bonuses in base pay for more than 90% of its Korean workers.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/hyundais-south-korean-union-appeal-ruling-wage-dispute" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Asia Pacific South Korea Finance Labor & Human Resources Wed, 21 Jan 2015 02:24:00 +0000 1205311 at http://wardsauto.com Korea’s Ssangyong Enters Tivoli in Global Ute Game http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/korea-s-ssangyong-enters-tivoli-global-ute-game <div class="node-body article-body">If directors of Indian parent Mahindra & Mahindra approve launching the compact SUV in the U.S., it would take at least two years for sales to begin.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/korea-s-ssangyong-enters-tivoli-global-ute-game" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/korea-s-ssangyong-enters-tivoli-global-ute-game#comments Premium Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific India South Korea Ssangyong Sales & Marketing Finance Globalization Labor & Human Resources Product Development Production Tue, 20 Jan 2015 10:55:00 +0000 1201661 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Automaker banking on Tivoli for turnaround.</strong></p> VW Brazil Workers End 10-Day Strike http://wardsauto.com/vw-brazil-workers-end-10-day-strike <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">The automaker agreed to reinstate 800 laid-off employees and, according to union officials, offer annual raises of 1% plus inflation adjustments through 2019.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vw-brazil-workers-end-10-day-strike" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production South America Brazil Employment Labor & Human Resources Production Fri, 16 Jan 2015 13:46:00 +0000 1202121 at http://wardsauto.com Supersonic Bloodhound Sniffs Out Automotive Talent http://wardsauto.com/europe/supersonic-bloodhound-sniffs-out-automotive-talent <div class="field-byline"> Joseph R. Szczesny </div> <div class="node-body article-body">RAF fighter pilot Andy Green, who will attempt to break his own land-speed record, says one of the Bloodhound Project’s goals is to interest students at U.K. universities in careers in science and technology.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/europe/supersonic-bloodhound-sniffs-out-automotive-talent" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/europe/supersonic-bloodhound-sniffs-out-automotive-talent#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Africa / Middle East Europe Vehicles & Technology South Africa United Kingdom Jaguar Engines Labor & Human Resources Tue, 13 Jan 2015 10:31:00 +0000 1190141 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Jaguar plays key supporting role in pursuit of speed record.</strong></p> VW Group’s Egger to Head Interbrand Design Studio http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/vw-group-s-egger-head-interbrand-design-studio <div class="node-body article-body">Wolfgang Egger has spent the past year with the VW-owned Italdesign Giugiaro design and engineering studio following six years with Audi and Lamborghini.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/vw-group-s-egger-head-interbrand-design-studio" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/vw-group-s-egger-head-interbrand-design-studio#comments Premium Auto Makers Management & Strategy Europe Vehicles & Technology Germany Italy Audi Lamborghini Volkswagen Design Labor & Human Resources Fri, 09 Jan 2015 18:25:00 +0000 1196831 at http://wardsauto.com <p>&nbsp;<strong>VW&rsquo;s Egger</strong></p> Labor, Fuel Prices Threaten to Derail North American Auto Industry in 2015 http://wardsauto.com/north-america/labor-fuel-prices-threaten-derail-north-american-auto-industry-2015 <div class="field-deck"> 2015 Automotive Outlook </div> <div class="node-body article-body">As automakers rush to meet growing demand they will need to keep labor costs down and supplies in line. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/north-america/labor-fuel-prices-threaten-derail-north-american-auto-industry-2015" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/north-america/labor-fuel-prices-threaten-derail-north-american-auto-industry-2015#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Sales & Marketing North America North America - Regional Auto Makers Labor & Human Resources Production Sales Results Fri, 09 Jan 2015 10:49:00 +0000 1179931 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Falling gasoline prices pressure automakers trying to develop fuel-efficient vehicles to meet government standards.&nbsp;</strong></p> Joe Raedle/Getty Images Bosch Consolidates JV Ownership http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/bosch-consolidates-jv-ownership <div class="node-body article-body">From refrigerators and other appliances to energy creation and tools to enable “smart homes,” Bosch takes strategic steps to continue pushing well beyond its automotive expertise.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/bosch-consolidates-jv-ownership" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/bosch-consolidates-jv-ownership#comments Premium Limited Management & Strategy Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America Europe - Regional North America - Regional U.S. Germany Bosch Autonomous Vehicles Chassis Component Electronic Control Units (ECU) Information & Entertainment Labor & Human Resources Product Development 2015 Consumer Electronics Show ABB Cisco Consumer electronics Show hackers home appliances MEMS Mike Mansuetti Siemens smart home smart phone TRW Werner Struth ZF Tue, 06 Jan 2015 18:45:00 +0000 1193711 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Robert Bosch LLC Chairman Werner Struth speaks at CES 2015.</strong></p> PSA Plant in Spain Lands Major LCV Assembly Program http://wardsauto.com/europe/psa-plant-spain-lands-major-lcv-assembly-program <div class="node-body article-body">The Vigo plant was awarded the K9 program in part because of union concessions, including a 2-tier wage structure, that lowered labor costs relative to a competing PSA plant in Slovakia.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/europe/psa-plant-spain-lands-major-lcv-assembly-program" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/europe/psa-plant-spain-lands-major-lcv-assembly-program#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Europe Portugal Slovakia Spain Citroen Opel/Vauxhall Peugeot Capacity Utilization Engine Labor & Human Resources Production Vehicle Assembly Tue, 30 Dec 2014 11:45:00 +0000 1188571 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Citroen C4 Picasso shares modular platform with PSA&rsquo;s upcoming LCV.</strong></p> Takata President Steps Down Amid Global Airbag Crisis http://wardsauto.com/takata-president-steps-down-amid-global-airbag-crisis <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">Shigehisa Takada, a grandson of the company's founder, will succeed Stefan Stocker as president.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/takata-president-steps-down-amid-global-airbag-crisis" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated World Auto Makers Management & Strategy Suppliers Asia Pacific Vehicles & Technology Japan World Airbags Labor & Human Resources Safety Wed, 24 Dec 2014 08:47:00 +0000 1189851 at http://wardsauto.com