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SPANISH ECONOMY: Slowly getting better

Jobs By 29 September, 2015 No Comments

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. 

FRENCH ENTREPRENEURS: Paris is top!

Jobs, Living By 29 September, 2015 No Comments

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?  

LEAN MANAGEMENT: Learning Lab at HTW

Immigration, Jobs, Study By 29 September, 2015 No Comments

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. 

LANGUAGE: Bilingualism is tolerance

Jobs, Living, Study By 25 September, 2015 No Comments

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