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UK workers can’t switch off


According to the research, commissioned by global workspace provider Regus, over a third of holidaying professionals will put in between one and three hours each day for their job and one in ten will spend over 3 hours. The results show that men are more prone to taking ‘workations’ than women, with 31% of professional men taking their usual workload on holiday compared to a lesser, but still significant quarter (25%) of professional women. However, fewer Brits are having to work on holiday this year compared to last (44% compared to 47%)... Read More »

Once an entrepreneur, always an entrepreneur


Even though two in five entrepreneurs fell into business ownership through redundancy (38%), four in every five say that given the chance they would do it all over again (83%). Asked about the deterrents to setting up a business today, 80% of business owners cite access to credit, followed by red tape (71%) and lack of government support (64%). Half believe the state of the economy deters budding entrepreneurs, and market dominance by large corporations is also highlighted as a further barrier (44%). The research points to the prevalence ... Read More »

Employers using technology to enhance management of employee benefits programs


According to Tapping the Potential of Technology, the fourth in a series of research briefs stemming from The Prudential Insurance Company of America’s (Prudential’s) Seventh Annual Study of Employee Benefits: Today & Beyond, three-fifths of employers – primarily those with more than 500 employees – report using an administrative platform to manage their benefits programs. Of those, 62% rate the use of their platforms effective with another 37% rating it highly effective. Fifty-three percent of those using an administrative platform say ... Read More »

International assignments at Bosch – Preparing for work abroad


Important points to keep in mind Preparatory seminars help combat culture shock Guaranteed return to home country and job are factors for success Chief personnel officer: “International assignments create associate networks” At Bosch, the supplier of technology and services, several thousand associates also work abroad each year in regional subsidiaries around the globe. In 2012, more than 5,600 associates were on assignments outside their home countries. To help associates settle into their new cultures and to facilitate their re-in... Read More »

Philip Morris Polska S.A. to create hundreds of new jobs, invest over PLN 150 million in new manufacturing and office facilities in Krakow


The investment is expected to create close to 700 new jobs over the next few years, subject to the successful completion of the investment process and market conditions. The construction of the new facilities is expected to be completed by mid-2014. The company currently employs nearly 3,000 people and has invested to date over PLN 1,5 billion (USD 500 million) in Poland. Commenting on today’s announcement, Olek Grzesiak, Managing Director Philip Morris Poland and Baltic States, said “I am really pleased that Krakow was chosen by Philip Morr... Read More »

Bosch is fostering young talent in Africa


An initiative of German industry 21 scholarships for budding business leaders from sub-Saharan Africa More than 3,000 applicants in third year German federal president Joachim Gauck is initiative’s patron The program includes nine months of specialist training at the participating companies, and also entails intensive language training. An extensive series of weekend events will be offered as part of the program by both the Robert Bosch Stiftung in Stuttgart, whose events will emphasize training and civic commitment, and the Zeit Sti... Read More »

Lufthansa Cargo, qualified work for handicapped persons


The bright yellow lashing straps with which Lufthansa Cargo secures its annual total of around 1.7 million tons of freight, are indispensable for safe air transport. For more than 30 years the freight airline has been obtaining them from the Werkstätten für Behinderte Rhein-Main e.V. and thus helping many people with a handicap to get a secure job and thus actively promotes social inclusion. As the largest customer of the organization, Lufthansa Cargo has been creating new perspectives since 1981; with the increased number of straps which th... Read More »

Societe Generale, Global employee share ownership plan 2013: result of the 26th capital increase reserved for employees


The offer of the 2013 Global Employee Share Ownership Plan was made from 14 to 28 May 2013 at a subscription price of €21.33 per share, equal to the base price including a 20% discount. The Plan was offered to current and retired Group employees in 59 geographical locations. This year, close to 40,000 people subscribed, for a total subscription amount of €184.5 million. In France, nearly 1 beneficiary out of 2 participated and outside of France, nearly 1 out of 7 subscribed. The global subscription rate stands at 30.5% and has risen by 7 poi... Read More »

‘Talent Meets Bertelsmann’: Media Group coaches Top Students from 15 countries


International career event Winning team gets a trip to New York Exclusive concert by “Mando Diao” The international media company Bertelsmann has expanded its popular career event “Talent Meets Bertelsmann” to include students from all over Europe: From today until Friday, the Group is hosting more than 60 top students from 15 countries at its “Unter den Linden 1” premises in Berlin. Some 80 representatives from the company will interact with the students in workshops and discussions, work with them to develop new digital business models... Read More »

EIB delivers on increased SME lending and approves support for youth employment


The President of the EIB, Werner Hoyer, commented: “The European Investment Bank is committed to delivering significantly increased lending for SME’s and investment crucial for economic growth as agreed at the European Council three weeks ago. The EIB is also enabling enhanced investment to improve skills and increase jobs by businesses across Europe to fight youth unemployment.” In addition the President stated: “As the EU Bank, we welcome the strong support shown by our shareholders to allow the EIB to make an exceptional contribution to help... Read More »

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