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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 »

EIF: e-Skills for Jobs 2014 Awards


The winner of the Digital Citizenship category was awarded for the positive contribution of ICT to societal changes (a more democratic, participative and inclusive society as well as a greener and more sustainable economy, target: young people between ages 16 to 25). The 'Digital Citizenship' category winner is the organiser of „IT FITNESS“ TEST 2014, an initiative by the Slovak IT Association (ITAS) to motivate students to study IT. The aim of the test is mainly to check IT skills of the secondary schools and university graduates in order t... Read More »

NationaLease appoints Scott Marzec Manager of Member Programs


NationaLease, the North American organization of full service truck leasing companies, has named Scott Marzec Member Programs Manager, reporting to Jane Clark, Vice President of Member Services. "Scott's experience in contract negotiation, customer service, training, and program implementation makes him the perfect person to fill this very important position," Clark said. "We have so many programs available for our NationaLease members, it's vital that there be one person they can go to as a resource; a person that will help them identify wh... Read More »

Iconic Houses: Special speaker Oscar Tusquets


'I love to visit houses, especially when they are still used as dwellings' he says. 'Among my favourite houses are Casa Ugalde by José Antonio Coderch in Caldas d'Estrac, Casa Malaparte in Capri, the Soane Museum in London and the atelier of symbolist painter Fernand Khnopff in Brussels. Villa Khnopff was unfortunately demolished in the 1930s to make way for a nondescript apartment building. The Ugalde House is saved for history, but I am very concerned about the conservation of the Malaparte house.' We look forward to his conference present... Read More »

Lloyds Bank: Ethical underwear maker named Social Entrepreneur of the Year

Becky was named the winner of a public vote from a shortlist of five finalists, who came from a broad range of entrepreneurial backgrounds – from a specialist online job board run by disabled people for disabled people to an enterprise delivering sport and health programmes within schools and community learning groups. All five are about to graduate from the 2013/14 cohort of the Lloyds Bank and Bank of Scotland Social Entrepreneurs Programme, which is run in partnership with the School for Social Entrepreneurs with support from the Big Lottery... Read More »

Iconic Houses: Five questions for … Jordi Tresserras


At the Iconic Houses Conference in Barcelona on 25 November, Jordi Tresseras will talk about UNESCO’s conventions and 20th-century domestic architecture, focusing on conservation, management and sustainable development. Tell us about your work with significant houses My fascination with visiting significant houses originated with my grandfather, who loved Barcelona’s unique buildings. One of my first jobs when I finished my studies in the 1990s was to participate in an inventory of industrial and contemporary heritage in the metropolitan ... Read More »

Accenture teams with girls who code to support technology careers for young women


Accenture is contributing $500,000 to Girls Who Code this year, and Accenture volunteers are committing time and skills to the organization’s programs. This effort is part of Accenture’s corporate citizenship initiative, Skills to Succeed, which will equip more than 700,000 people around the world by 2015 with the skills to get a job or build a business. “Women represent half of the U.S. workforce, but hold just 25 percent of the jobs in technical or computing fields, which means we have a tremendous opportunity to benefit from the untapped ... Read More »

Accenture named to 2015 List of Canada’s Top 100 Employers


"Accenture is a Canadian employer of choice, thanks to a rock-solid commitment to our core values by our thousands of employees across Canada,” said Bill Morris, Canada president and senior managing director at Accenture. “We believe that by providing mentoring and training opportunities, strong diversity and environmental programs and a top-flight workplace strategy, we are giving our people the right foundation to best serve our clients and accelerate growth.” Accenture is consistently recognized globally as an employer of choice, includin... Read More »

Alstom’s Laurent Schmitt named one of the most 40 influential people in the European Smart Grid


Laurent Schmitt has been with Alstom since 1998, where he started in the power generation area, moving on to applications for electrical protection, transmission and distribution substations, dispatching centres, and energy trading platforms. Since June 2010, as Vice-President for Smart Grid, Laurent Schmitt is widely recognised internationally for his leadership in the following areas: Technological innovation and R&D Standardisations and norms Smart Grid projects development and implementation Establishing key partnerships. Fi... Read More »

Stefan Persson and H&M rewarded for dedication to gender equality


– The leadership and dedication of Stefan Persson to gender equality and the empowerment of women make him an inspiration to all of us and a worthy recipient of our annual award, says Abid Qureshi, president of the UNA-NY. “Empowering Women, Promoting Peace and Progress” is the theme of this years’ award which will be presented in New York on October 29 at the annual ceremony celebrating the founding of the United Nations. Each year the UNA-NY considers individuals who have accomplished important strides in achieving the Millennium Developme... Read More »

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