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Rexel launches a new employee share purchase plan in 15 countries


In most of the eligible countries, subscription will be through employee shareholding funds (“fonds communs de placement d’entreprise”, or “FCPE”) which received approval from the “Autorité des Marchés Financiers” (“AMF”) on June 13, 2013. In most of these countries, the documentation related to the “Opportunity 13” employee offering is available online, and in 12 of these countries, employees will also be able to subscribe online. The conditions applicable to subscriptions are detailed below. Eligible employees will be able to purchase shar... Read More »

Unilever hopes for young entrepreneurs in the dissemination of the principles of sustainable development


The company is currently inviting applicants to take part in the competition for the prize of Unilever for young entrepreneurs Sustainable Living Young Entrepreneur Awards, which takes place on a platform of Ashoka Changemakers. Participants invited young people aged up to 30 years inclusive; awards are given for innovative, practical and feasible solutions for worldwide dissemination of the principles of sustainable development. In total, the young entrepreneurs will receive more than € 200,000 in financial support and individual mentoring for... Read More »

Young voters inform themselves about the business of politics in Berlin


RWE explains pupils political communication from the perspective of a major utility Continued cooperation with the Catholic Academy "The Wolfsburg" the diocese of Essen Many policy decisions in the Berlin operation, such as laws and regulations, the Group's business in many cases also concern immediately. Position papers, statements and also through personal interviews with members and representatives of ministries RWE brings her expertise in just a highly complex issues in the policy-making process. This is evident for example in expert h... Read More »

About 2,200 new trainees to start at Siemens


Berlin, 2013-Sep-02 Europeans@Siemens in second year with 31 participants Siemens currently training about 1,000 young people in European countries outside Germany Training locations include the UK, Spain and Hungary "The first year was a complete success – for the young people and for Siemens. That's why we're eager to continue the program," said Brigitte Ederer, Siemens' Chief Human Resources Officer and Labor Director. "Training at Siemens is increasingly international in orientation," she added. "We've run training programs in ma... Read More »

Unemployment: Commissioner Andor calls on Member States to step up “jobs effort”


"After six quarters of recession and ten quarters of rising unemployment, this levelling off in unemployment is relatively good news." "It is encouraging that many countries have managed to slightly reduce seasonally-adjusted unemployment without a time lag after economic growth picked up or even while still in recession. The slight decline in unemployment in these countries shows the importance of active employment policy measures like hiring subsidies, reduced taxes on low-paid labour, re-skilling and good-quality job placement services." ... Read More »

Daimler: 1700 smart fans from 24 countries gather to celebrate three anniversaries


For smart’s 15th birthday the worldwide smart community had chosen Switzerland for their annual gathering – the country of one of the founding fathers of the urban two-seater. Together with Nicolas G. Hayek, the inventor of the Swatch watch, in the 1990s Mercedes-Benz developed the revolutionary concept for today’s cult car. The very first smart took to the road back in 1998 - and a few weeks ago the 1.5 millionth smart fortwo rolled off the production line in Hambach: an all-white smart fortwo electric drive Cabriolet with bright red leather i... Read More »

In the Lufthansa cockpit 25 years on


They had previously completed two years of training as commercial pilots successfully in Bremen and Phoenix/Arizona. Many other women have followed in their path since those pioneering days. Today, around 300 woman pilots work for Lufthansa: A good 80 of them are airline captains. However, females in the Lufthansa cockpit still account for only six per cent of the airline’s pilots. The reason is that many potential candidates mistakenly assume that the cockpit is no place for a woman. As a result, women still account for only 20 per cent or so ... Read More »

Lufthansa Group: 15 years of cross company mentoring


Currently, the Group is running the programme in cooperation with Axel Springer, Robert Bosch, Commerzbank, Deutsche Bank, Fraport, Hewlett-Packard, Merck and Sanofi Deutschland. The special feature of Cross-Mentoring: the networking of talented women and experienced executives across company limits. This makes it possible to take a look beyond one's familiar surroundings at another corporate culture and its rules of the game. The focus is on women embarking on a management career with high career ambitions, who are accompanied for a year by... Read More »

British small firms fear workforce skills gap could hit profits and growth


Almost two thirds of British SMEs state that there is a ‘skills gap’ in their workforce Many worry that the gap could stunt growth, hinder competitiveness, or dent profitability Sales and marketing are the key disciplines businesses say they need to improve Lack of time and budget are seen as the main barriers to improving skills SME investment in skills has remained static over the past year, but many say they plan to invest more in the future The report shows that six out of ten (61 per cent) SMEs believe that there is a shortage o... Read More »

Lloyds set to launch nationwide IT recruitment drive


This newest apprenticeship drive will seek to recruit young talent with a strong academic record, with or without work experience. These apprentices will also have to demonstrate a clear interest in IT or related subjects. The Group hopes that A-Level candidates see this as a viable alternative to University. IT Skills not readily available from the market Brian Roddick, Head of Colleague IT Services - Service Delivery, for Lloyds Banking Group said: “We have a raft of very specialist roles that require significant legacy insight. These a... Read More »

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