Susan Greener

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'I didn't even meet my potential employers'

<b>As companies rely more on machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI) to find the right job candidates, is recruitment in danger of losing that personal touch?</b><p>Peter Lane, a 21-year-old who graduated last summer from Cardiff University with a degree in History, is hoping to get into business …

Employment

Delivering through diversity

Our latest research reinforces the link between diversity and company financial performance—and suggests how organizations can craft better inclusion …

Gender Diversity

Tesla mega-battery in Australia activated

<b>The world's largest lithium ion battery has begun dispensing power into an electricity grid in South Australia.</b><p>The 100-megawatt battery, built by Tesla, was officially activated on Friday. It had in fact provided some power since Thursday due to demand caused by local hot weather.<p>South Australia …

Clean Energy

The degrees that make you rich... and the ones that don't

<b>Hundreds of thousands of young people are in the process of applying to university, in time for a 2018 start. Their choices can make a huge difference to future earnings.</b><p>For most university graduates, having a degree pays.<p>Over the course of a lifetime, estimates suggest women can expect to earn …

College & University

Fake news: Universities offer tips on how to spot it

<b>A year on from his election victory, President Trump's frequently used phrase "fake news" is now common currency.</b><p>It was even named word of the year by the dictionary publisher Collins.<p>But being aware of fake news does not mean we can always spot it.<p>"Everything gets flattened out on social media," …

Fake News

Teachers: your guide to learning strategies that really work

In an extract from his book on bridging the gap between research and teaching practice, Carl Hendrick picks key techniques for teaching effectively<p>Research on effective learning reveals that an awful lot of what goes on in the classroom simply doesn’t matter. There are many pointless activities …

Pedagogy

How is Saudi Arabia setting solar pricing records? Is it sustainable – repeatable?

Early Tuesday morning, news of lower than 2¢/kWh bids from Saudi Arabia’s first round bids on 300MW of 9.5GW solar power projects started popping up. Seven of eight bids were below 3¢/kWh, and two of eight bids broke a prior record low. Questions have arisen as to the sustainability of the bids …

The UK’s productivity problem is almost twice as bad as the rest of the G7

The UK economy’s decade-long struggle with low productivity is showing little sign of abating. In the second quarter of 2017, output per hour fell by 0.1%, after falling 0.5% in the previous quarter, according to data released today (Oct. 6) by the Office for National Statistics.<p>The problem is much …

Economics

Virtual Reality Gets Real

<b>The next giant step in VR and augmented reality may not come from Facebook, Google or Microsoft. It might just emerge from Varjo Technologies, a tiny startup in Helsinki.</b><p><i>This article appeared in the August 2017 issue of Forbes Finland.</i><p>Until this summer, Varjo Technologies was true to its intriguing …

Virtual Reality

Tesco CEO on Amazon: 'We see them as a formidable competitor'

Share prices of supermarkets worldwide slumped in June after Amazon announced it was acquiring US grocer Whole Foods.<p>The deal represents a major expansion of Amazon's ambitions in the food and drink sector, and there have been rumours that the e-commerce giant could pursue a similar deal in …

eCommerce

The era of expensive renewables is over and that's more bad news for fossil fuel producers

In its new report, Renewables 2017<i>,</i> the IEA argued that it now sees renewable energy as a serious global force, increasingly taking market share away from coal and natural gas. The Paris-based energy agency cited 2016 as a watershed moment, a year in which 164 gigawatts of new renewable energy …

Renewable Energy

What happened in the city that banned Uber

Dave Lee<p><b>Uber's new chief executive Dara Khosrowshahi will be in the UK on Tuesday for a meeting with Transport for London (TfL). He hopes the negotiations will stop the imminent revoking of his company’s license to run its ride-sharing business in the capital.</b><p>When TfL, backed by Mayor Sadiq Khan, …

Transportation

SME bad debt rockets amid calls for Government to speed up rate relief

Currency volatility, higher business rates and political uncertainty risk pushing small firms into the red.<p>The average levels of bad debt at small firms has increased by 70pc in just one year, claims new research by Bibby Financial Services.<p>The survey of 1,000 small and medium-sized enterprises …

EasyJet to set up Austrian HQ to operate EU flights after Brexit

Airline still faces legal uncertainty about whether it will be able to fly between the UK and EU, and on what terms<p>EasyJet is to open a new European headquarters in Austria to enable it to continue to operate flights within the EU after Brexit.<p>The airline said it intended to establish a new …

Aviation

Germany votes for 50m euro social media fines

<b>Social media companies in Germany face fines of up to 50m euros ($57.1; £43.9m) if they fail to remove "obviously illegal" content in time.</b><p>From October, Facebook, YouTube, and other sites with more than two million users in Germany must take down posts containing hate speech or other criminal …

Social Media

Gibraltar once rejected a deal on its status. It will have to think again

I tried to negotiate a co-sovereignty arrangement with Spain in 2002. This is still the best way forward<p>In the latest ratcheting up of tensions over Gibraltar, the Royal Navy has ordered a Spanish warship out of the peninsula’s disputed territorial waters. Though the incident was relatively minor, …

Europe

Brexit is set to damage Britain's tourism industry

WEF's "Travel and Tourism Competitiveness Report," which is published every two years, measures the relative health of 136 leading countries' tourism sectors.<p>It found that the UK languishes in 135th place for "price competitiveness" from the 136 leading economies which are assessed.<p>Price …

Tourism

Apprenticeship levy: CBI warns Government needs to do more to make it a success

The UK’s preeminent business lobby group has warned that the Government’s apprenticeship levy, coming into effect on Thursday, might not deliver all …

Economic Development

UK's borrowing binge is worrying the Bank of England

Rising household debt could spook the nation again so it is right to keep an eye on cheap credit<p>Alarm bells are jangling at the Bank of England. Households have been on a borrowing binge. Consumer spending is being underpinned by debt, with an increased dependency on personal loans, payday loans, …

Economics

Bank of England warns lenders against knee-jerk Brexit reactions

Bank of England policymakers have flagged the country’s exit from the EU as a key risk to financial stability, warning British banks that any knee-jerk reactions to Brexit will hit the UK economy.<p>The BoE's Financial Policy Committee said that it would be making sure banks are prepared for a “range …

Bank of England

Brexit bill: Parliament clears way for talks with EU

<b>Parliament has passed the Brexit bill, paving the way for the government to trigger Article 50 so the UK can leave the European Union.</b><p>Peers backed down over the issues of EU residency rights and a meaningful vote on the final Brexit deal after their objections were overturned by MPs.<p>The bill is …

United Kingdom

Infographic: More Workers In Solar Than Fossil Fuel Power Generation

Renewable energy has made impressive strides in the U.S. in recent years. According to a new report from the U.S. Department of Energy, solar power …

Ray-Ban maker Luxottica agrees 46bn euro merger with Essilor

<b>Luxottica, the world's biggest glasses maker, has agreed a huge merger with a rival eyewear firm.</b><p>The Italian eyewear designer, which owns Ray-Ban and Oakley, is to merge with French lens maker Essilor.<p>Combined, the two firms will be worth about 46bn euros (£40bn; $49bn).<p>The deal will also help to …

Wearable Tech

The defeat of Davos: Are the global elite in retreat?

<b>Brexit, the election of Donald Trump, and the rise of populism have left the world's "liberal elites" reeling. Can Davos, their ideological habitat, survive?</b><p>It's all too easy to take a swipe at "Davos" - the annual Alpine pilgrimage of the so-called global elite, during which they underline the …

Globalization

New pound coin: Firms told to prepare for redesign

<b>Businesses should get ready now for the introduction of the new 12-sided pound coin, the Treasury has said.</b><p>A new website is urging firms to adapt their equipment and train their staff in preparation for the arrival of the new coin in March 2017.<p>All machines accepting cash, whether it's in exchange …

Cryptocurrency
Sigmund Freud

Product Hunt was acquired and venture capital may never be the same again

AngelList’s acquisition of Product Hunt is being described as the two coolest kids joining the same team at Silicon Valley High. Startup founders already use AngelList to meet investors and raise money before launching their products on Product Hunt, the premier discovery site for the latest …

Venture Capital

Setting aspirational targets

Companies should bear in mind four principles during the target-setting part of the transformation process.<p><b>One of the most important</b> steps in a …

Transformation with a capital T

Companies must be prepared to tear themselves away from routine thinking and behavior.<p><b>Imagine.</b> You lead a large basic-resources business. For the …