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International Women’s Entrepreneurship Laboratory


The International Women’s Entrepreneurship Laboratory is held from 25 to 27 November in Rome. The theme is: “Tomorrow’s women entrepreneurs: insights for innovative policy and practice for developing human capital in the Eastern Partner region”. The Laboratory is promoted by the ETF (European Training Foundation) and the European Commission and gathers experts in enterprise policy devoted to human capital development. The aim is to develop the working and entrepreneurial potential of the women from Eastern Partnership countries, and let t... Read More »

User awareness training helps educate employees to protect companies against cyber breaches


As recent headlines have shown, just one incident involving breached data or the spread of a destructive virus can weaken the underpinnings of a strong business in the blink of an eye. The threats seem to be around every virtual corner and companies are trying to find methods to defend against them. One simple way is widespread and effective user awareness education of every individual in a company, which can help businesses of any size reduce the risk of a cyber breach. "User awareness training is an excellent way to educate employees and h... Read More »

Vodafone: European youth divided on appeal of entrepreneurship


Comprehensive Vodafone Institute survey among 6,000 young adults in six European countries Three-quarters of German 18 to 30-year-olds not interested in setting up digital business or working for ICT start-up, while Spanish and Italians want to become digital entrepreneurs Eighty per cent of Spanish and Italians keen to start own businesses, while only half of Germans considering entrepreneurship Italian 18 to 30-year-olds surveyed pessimistic about their futures, Dutch and Germans most optimistic When asked if they would like to set up t... Read More »

Truck Leasing Executives share best practices at the 2014 NationaLease Financial Officers Meeting


Attendees at this year's NationaLease Financial Officers Meeting, last month in Ft. Lauderdale, heard experts from a variety of disciplines discuss the challenges facing businesses today. To face those challenges head-on, the group shared best practices, acknowledging that adherence is essential to success. The two-day meeting opened with Tom James, President of the Truck Renting and Leasing Association (TRALA), who reviewed upcoming changes to the International Registration Plan and explained how TRALA is engaging in other industry issues. ... Read More »

Thames Water to recruit new wave of engineers


People are being recruited for the hands-on, six month programme with the chance of a permanent full-time role for those determined to succeed. Candidates will be paid during their traineeship, which the company hopes will be the start of a long and rewarding engineering career. Thames Water HR director Janet Burr said: “We’re extremely proud to be the first water company to offer traineeships. It’s well known there’s a skills gap on the horizon in engineering and a number of our more experienced employees are due to retire in the comi... Read More »

Iconic Houses: Five questions for … Natascha Drabbe


In addition to her work with Iconic Houses, she runs Cultural Connections, a PR agency for architecture and design based in Amsterdam. She also publishes books on her own projects and those of her clients. Between 2002 and 2006, she managed international projects for the Dutch design foundation Premsela, which has since merged with other organisations to form the Nieuwe Instituut. She serves on architecture and design juries worldwide and frequently lectures on Iconic Houses. In 2014, she launched her book about the Van Schijndel House, where s... Read More »

Azelis is pleased to announce the appointment of Elizabeth Tomlinson as UK Sales Assistant, Animal Nutrition


Elizabeth Tomlinson joins Azelis from Lloyds Animal Feeds where she has worked for the last 3 years. She holds a BSc degree in Agriculture and Marketing from Harper Adams University and has gained a number of years of experience in the UK animal feed industry. Announcing her appointment, Antony Wildon, said: “We are delighted that Elizabeth has joined our team. Her appointment will further enhance the level of communication and support we provide to customers and assist in developing our future business strategy for Azelis Animal Nutrition.”... Read More »

EzPayCheck software allows customers to easily handle bonus, tips and commission pay


Los Angeles-Long Beach, CA - EzPaycheck payroll software from offers small businesses an easy way to pay employees and contactors. Created with small businesses in mind, ezPaycheck payroll system was developed to speed up and simplify payroll tax calculations, paycheck printing and tax reporting as well as miscellaneous checks. The latest edition has new features so employers can handle bonus, tips and commission pay with ease during the coming holiday season. "Business owners that find themselves printing bonus checks or h... Read More »

Patrick Gaskins appointed Group Vice President, Financial Services for AmeriQuest Transportation Services


Patrick Gaskins has been promoted to Group Vice President, Financial Services, for AmeriQuest Transportation Services, a leading provider of comprehensive fleet management services. He reports to Jim Guice, Executive Vice President of AmeriQuest. In his new position, Gaskins is responsible for growing and developing the sales force of the Financial Services group while expanding its reach into the marketplace. "Our sales team will continue its focus on AmeriQuest's proprietary Total Cost of Ownership analysis that enables fleets to determine... Read More »

SAP fuels next wave of contingent workforce management


Smart employers beginning to realize the value of a nimble workforce. And they are tapping the expertise and resources they need, as they need them, to accommodate rapidly changing business and customer demands. According to Workforce 2020, a comprehensive global survey of more than 5,400 executives in 27 countries conducted by Oxford Economics, 83 percent of companies will be increasing the use of contingent, intermittent or consultant employees. Ardent expects current numbers will grow 30 percent over the next three years. As companies mov... Read More »

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