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  • Turkey's Erdogan tells Muslim summit Jerusalem is capital of Palestine
    Business Insider UK9 minutes ago

    Turkey's Erdogan tells Muslim summit Jerusalem is capital of Palestine

    Thomson Reuters

  • South African court orders Zuma to pay costs for challenging watchdog
    Business Insider UK22 minutes ago

    South African court orders Zuma to pay costs for challenging watchdog

    Thomson Reuters

  • Theresa May risks defeat as Tory rebels prepare to back 'meaningful vote' on final Brexit deal
    Business Insider UK36 minutes ago

    Theresa May risks defeat as Tory rebels prepare to back 'meaningful vote' on final Brexit deal

    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 pension fund backs card reading startup iZettle in €40 million round
    Business Insider UK41 minutes ago

    Swedish pension fund backs card reading startup iZettle in €40 million round

    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.

  • Barre instructors are in as much demand as full stack developers, LinkedIn says
    Quartz6 days ago

    Barre instructors are in as much demand as full stack developers, LinkedIn says

    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

  • Gay men now earn more than straight men in the US
    Quartz7 days ago

    Gay men now earn more than straight men in the US

    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 Sheryl Sandberg warns of sexual harassment 'backlash' against women
    Sky News8 days ago

    Facebook's Sheryl Sandberg warns of sexual harassment 'backlash' against women

    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

  • Women—even CEOs—still can’t win when it comes to maternity leave
    Quartz9 days ago

    Women—even CEOs—still can’t win when it comes to maternity leave

    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

  • Read Sheryl Sandberg’s full Facebook post on ending sexual harassment
    Quartz9 days ago

    Read Sheryl Sandberg’s full Facebook post on ending sexual harassment

    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

  • The communication style that destroys relationships—at work and at home
    Quartz12 days ago

    The communication style that destroys relationships—at work and at home

    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

  • Automation may require as many as 375 million people to find new jobs by 2030
    Quartz14 days ago

    Automation may require as many as 375 million people to find new jobs by 2030

    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

  • Reuters - UK Focus14 days ago

    Trump administration permits ENI to drill for oil off Alaska

    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

  • The biggest hiring mistake I’ve ever made is allowing executives to skip skills tests
    Quartz16 days ago

    The biggest hiring mistake I’ve ever made is allowing executives to skip skills tests

    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

  • Hotels and bars gloomiest for six years, says CBI poll
    Sky News16 days ago

    Hotels and bars gloomiest for six years, says CBI poll

    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 Autumn Budget 2017: All the key points at a glance
    Sky News20 days ago

    The Autumn Budget 2017: All the key points at a glance

    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. ...

  • Budget: the five things you need to know
    Sky News21 days ago

    Budget: the five things you need to know

    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.

  • The CBS News president’s email about firing Charlie Rose was almost perfect
    Quartz22 days ago

    The CBS News president’s email about firing Charlie Rose was almost perfect

    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

  • “Ask for what you want and then zip it”: Advice for women returning to work after a career break
    Quartz22 days ago

    “Ask for what you want and then zip it”: Advice for women returning to work after a career break

    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 to each other at work now?
    Quartz28 days ago

    So what can we say to each other at work now?

    “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

  • Of the qualities valued by hiring managers, intelligence ranks near the bottom
    Quartzlast month

    Of the qualities valued by hiring managers, intelligence ranks near the bottom

    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

  • “Zero tolerance” sexual harassment policies are terrible for women
    Quartzlast month

    “Zero tolerance” sexual harassment policies are terrible for women

    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

  • Drive for gender pay equality 'going backwards' - report
    Sky Newslast month

    Drive for gender pay equality 'going backwards' - report

    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

  • We built a “career map” to help non-managers find ways to advance
    Quartzlast month

    We built a “career map” to help non-managers find ways to advance

    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

  • Reuters - UK Focuslast month

    Shortage of EU workers pushing up UK pay - survey of recruiters

    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

  • Reuters - UK Focuslast month

    Former CIT air leasing boss to run Airbus Americas

    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

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