Rebel Conservative MPs are confident of attracting enough cross-party support to pass an amendment to the EU (Withdrawal) Bill giving Parliament a meaningful vote on a final Brexit deal. The UK government has already agreed to give MPs a final vote. Shadow Brexit Secretary Keir Starmer has whipped
Swedish card reading startup iZettle has raised €40 million (£35.2 million) to fund growth, just months after its last funding round and amid increased market competition in Europe. Existing investors also took part in the funding round.
When picking a profession, the traditional mother’s mantra—doctor, lawyer, engineer—no longer entirely applies. Positions in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (or STEM) are some of the fastest-growing, of course. But many of the most promising new jobs in 2017 are being driven by more
It’s a well-documented fact that lesbians, on average, make more than straight women—what economists have taken to calling the “lesbian premium.” Equally established is that gay men earn less than straight men, dubbed the “gay penalty.” Until recently. Two Vanderbilt economists, Christopher Carpenter
Facebook’s chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg has warned of a "backlash" against women in the workplace following recent high-profile sexual harassment scandals. In a revealing Facebook (NasdaqGS: FB - news) post, the businesswoman said she had already heard "rumblings" that
I’ve always been a sucker for articles and talk show segments that offer a glimpse at the personal lives of women leaders. I’m fascinated when women CEOs and politicians share interview tidbits about how they manage their marriages, raise their children, and deal with the challenges of work-life balance
Back in October, Sheryl Sandberg penned an op-ed in the Wall Street Journal explaining how to achieve gender parity at work. “Blind spots are getting in our way,” she warned. “It’s hard to solve a problem we don’t fully see or understand—and when it comes to gender in the workplace, too often we miss
Relationships can hit the rocks for all kinds of reasons. But according to renowned sex therapist Esther Perel, a single factor is a major predictor of whether or not a relationship will survive: whether the couple in question treats one another with contempt. In her latest book, State of Affairs: Rethinking
Fears that automation and machine learning will cause massive job losses and make people obsolete are starting to wane (well, unless you ask Stephen Hawking). Instead, there’s a more optimistic prediction taking hold: that the new technology could actually lead to job gains. But the transition won’t
Eni US could begin work on oil exploration in federal waters off Alaska as soon as next month after the Trump administration on Tuesday approved permits for leases the company has held for a decade, the Interior Department said. The department's Bureau of Safety (Shenzhen: 300523.SZ - news) and
With two decades of experience at highly respected tech companies, Tim looked like the perfect exec to lead an important team. Six months after we hired him, we both realized we made a very avoidable mistake and parted ways. What went wrong? We didn’t actually interview Tim (not his real name). We did
Consumer services companies such as hotels, bars and travel firms have become increasingly pessimistic amid falling sales, according to new figures from the CBI. It found prices were hiked at the fastest pace since 2008 but, with sales volumes falling, profitability declined for the seventh straight
The key announcements from Chancellor Philip Hammond: HOUSING MARKET :: Help for young people to secure home deposit - abolishing stamp duty for all first-time buyer purchases on houses worth up to £300,000. ...
Indeed, the total amount committed to 2019/20 - the year of Brexit, significantly - is just under £10bn - the biggest single-year giveaway since Alistair Darling cut VAT in the face of the financial crisis in 2008.
Charlie Rose has been fired by CBS, the broadcast news company that employed him as a co-anchor on CBS This Morning. The announcement came just one day after his suspension in the wake of a Washington Post story about eight women who claim they were sexually harassed by him, with alleged behavior including
More than 200 people gathered in London this week to talk about strategies for getting back to work after a career break. “You have so much to offer,” Julianne Miles, co-founder of Women Returners, told the crowd. Her UK-based group is dedicated to helping employers structure “returnships,” or paid internships
“So, what can we say now?” I have heard some version of this question so many times in the last month, as the shockwaves from the allegations against Harvey Weinstein and others rattle our daily interactions. It’s a question asked by people making an earnest effort to wade into a difficult conversation
Intelligence isn’t necessarily the most important consideration for every job. Some pharmaceutical companies, for example, find optimism is the most important predictor of success in salespeople. But it’s perhaps a bit jarring to see where intelligence landed when 500 staffing professionals, such as
In the wake of allegations against Harvey Weinstein, countless organizations have hastily insisted they have a “zero tolerance” policy on sexual harassment. “Employers must adopt a zero-tolerance policy and sack the perpetrators, however valuable to the business,” wrote solicitor Camilla Palmer in The
It could take over 100 years to close the gender pay gap if progress remains at current levels, a charity has warned. The Fawcett Society, which campaigns for women's rights, issued the warning as it dubbed Friday Equal Pay Day - saying it marked the time in the calendar year when women start to
Becoming a manager used to be the primary goal in most organizations, but today, many employees want to make a significant impact without managing people. This shift is challenging traditional organizational structures in which gaining direct reports was once the only way for tenured employees to have
British employers are having to raise their pay offers to hire new staff and counter a growing shortage of European Union workers ahead of Brexit, a group representing recruitment firms said on Wednesday. The Recruitment and Employment Confederation said its monthly survey showed starting salaries rose
Airbus said on Tuesday it had appointed aircraft industry veteran Jeff Knittel to be the next head of its American operations, starting in 2018. Knittel is a high-profile figure in the aircraft leasing industry who until recently served as president of CIT Transportation Finance, up until its $10 billion