Spanish labour market improved considerably in 2014. Q4 14 data released by INE today on the main labour force survey (EPA) show that (seasonally adjusted) Spain’s unemployment rate dropped by over 2pp in 2014 to 23.7%, and employment increased by about 440k. The labour market participation rate inched up to 59.8% from 59.5%, and could be stabilising/reversing a downward trend since 2012. This bodes well for the future of the Spanish economy.
On average, employees in France work longer hours than in Germany: 44.3 hrs vs. 42.9 hrs for managers, and 36.2 hrs vs. 34.5 hrs for non-managers. (Eurostat, 2014). France is ranked sixth in the world for hourly labor productivity, ahead of Germany (7th) and the United Kingdom (13th). Compare France with other European countries and they can look pretty industrious, but guess what?
Interview by Deike Ricardo with Antti Kapanen, the MBA&E Programme Manager at the Hochschule für Technik und Wirtschaft (HTW) Berlin
In October 2015, the MBA&E at the HTW Berlin will start offering a new business engineering specialisation in Lean Management. The specialisation is built upon the programme’s tested business engineering curriculum, developed since 2007.
Lloyds Banking Group has confirmed it will recruit 100 Higher Banking Apprentices this year. This is in addition to the 2,210 apprenticeship positions it has already created.
Growth in demand for accounting skills in the financial services sector, coupled with the current skills shortage, is prompting a significant shift in how financial services companies recruit staff for accountancy roles.
By understanding the effects being bilingual has on the brain, we can begin to see the enormous benefits speaking more than one language has on the human soul. Not only does it better connect us to the world and people around us, but multiple languages help us connect to ourselves. We become more tolerant by living in two different cultures and worlds. We also have more words and ways to express ourselves. Bilingualism is tolerance