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Bosch: German Minister visits new Bosch training center in Vietnam


Proven Bosch occupational training model paves the way for professional competence development Some 50 Bosch trainees in Vietnam since the center opened one year ago Demand for qualified skilled workers rising in Asian growth markets “The strong economic relations between Vietnam and Germany are boosting demand for an increasingly well-trained Vietnamese workforce,” Gabriel said during his visit to Bosch as part of his trip to this year's Asia Pacific Conference of German Business in Vietnam. “Initiatives such as Bosch's cooperation with... Read More »

Viviane Reding joins Bertelsmann Stiftung Board of Trustees


"In light of her many years of political experience in Europe and numerous policymaking fields, Viviane Reding will make an outstanding addition to the Board of Trustees at the Bertelsmann Stiftung. I am very pleased to be able to welcome such an exceptional individual to our ranks," said Professor Dr. Werner J. Bauer, chairman of the Bertels¬mann Stiftung Board of Trustees. In 1999 Viviane Reding joined the Commission under Romano Prodi before serving as Commissioner responsible for various areas under Manuel Barroso until 2014, most recent... Read More »

Iconic Houses: Five questions for … Marta Lacambra


Since 2010, she has been General Manager of the Fundació Catalunya-La Pedrera, which organises visits to Casa Milà (La Pedrera). La Pedrera includes a roof terrace, a period apartment and the Espai Gaudí, which introduces visitors to the architect’s life and work. The fundació is hosting the third Iconic Houses Conference in Barcelona on 25 November. Tell us about your own relationship with significant houses It all started when I was General Secretary at the Catalan Ministry of Culture, where, among other functions, I was responsible for... Read More »

Question time: putting an end to discrimination in the workplace


Follow the meeting live on our website. Job seekers cannot be turned down for a position because of their age, disability, sexual orientation, religion or belief under the EU's racial equality directive and the employment equality directive, which member states were first asked to implement in 2003. However, the new Commission report shows there are still many probems. The EP's employment committee will ask Commission representatives the following on 25 November: How will a better implementation and application of the employment equality di... Read More »

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 »

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