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Britain should walk away from these pointless Brexit talks and seize opportunities elsewhere

“Employers cannot afford to bear the uncertainty created by month after month of negotiations that will almost inevitably lead to a bad deal” writes Tom Welsh for telegraph.co.uk. A bad deal will leave us shackled to Europe’s dubious mix of rank protectionism and never-ending red tape.SIR – We run companies that manufacture hi-tech products in northern England and ship them around the world.And certainty means leaving with no deal on March 29, with no delay. Source: telegraph.co.uk

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We talked to Morgan Stanley’s commodities chief about her outlook for hiring, automation, and how plastics is a new hot business

“Nancy King has been running Morgan Stanley’s commodities business in one form or another for the past four years” writes Dakin Campbell for businessinsider.com. What is your outlook for the commodities business this year?. That’s really how we’ve grown the business for the vast majority of our time in commodities.In fact, a lot of the opportunities are in the less generic hubs and that’s really where risk management is key. Source: businessinsider.com

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What Would the Green New Deal Mean for Businesses?

“The Green New Deal has amplified the importance of inclusion and equity in the already intense debate about the best ways to accelerate the energy transition in the United States” reports hbr.org. Additional innovation will be needed to ensure that the clean energy transition is actually inclusive.Federal, state, and local government need to do their part to create incentives, or at least not put up barriers, to facilitate the inclusivity of the energy transition. Source: hbr.org

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Investment opportunities in Chabahar presented in an intl. conference

“TEHRAN- The International Conference on Chabahar Development was held at the international conference hall of Chabahar Free Zone in southeast of Iran on Tuesday, IRNA reported” reports tehrantimes.com. The investment opportunities and also potentials and facilities available in the southeastern port of Iran was presented to the audience including Iranian investors during the conference.Meanwhile, transport minister inaugurated seven development projects in the port on Monday, a day before the conference. Source: tehrantimes.com

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Millions of American jobs are going unfilled because of the ‘skills gap,’ and Prudential’s vice chairman says the responsibility for closing it largely rests on companies like his own

“Continuing the momentum will depend on the availability of workers with the appropriate skills to take advantage of new job opportunities,” the Council stated” writes Robert Falzon for businessinsider.com. But, as we continue to see job openings outpacing qualified workers nationwide, the “skills gap” runs the risk of jeopardizing America’s economic future and competitiveness.According to the Department of Labor, 6.9 million jobs remain unfilled and, at Prudential, we feel this challenge every day.We know like-minded companies understand the value of investing in career training and are rising to the challenge. Source:…

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An HR exec says she gets excited every time a job candidate asks her a simple question about learning on the job

“But it’s hardly out-of-line to ask the hiring manager to explain how the company invests in employees” writes Shana Lebowitz for businessinsider.com. In fact, if you ask Lillian Landrum, director of talent acquisition at The Muse, you should ask the hiring manager about opportunities for professional development.”When people start asking those questions around how do we invest in growing our employees here, that gets me excited,” she said.Asking about company perks in a job interview might seem presumptuous — you don’t want to give the impression that you’re there for…

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The 20 best cities for graduates to find jobs right now

“They analysed 13 different metrics, such as wage growth, average monthly rent and employment rate, to determine which cities and regions in the UK rank the best in terms of opportunity and affordability for graduates” writes Dusty Baxter-wright for cosmopolitan.com. The top 20 cities for graduate opportunities are: Liverpool came in at number one, due to a 1.7% year-on-year wage growth, and 23 different internship and grad schemes on offer.So if you’re looking for good quality of life as a recent graduate, and opportunities for your first job?.  Source: cosmopolitan.com

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Neuroscience Is Going to Change How Businesses Understand Their Customers

“Neuroscience can help change how companies think about new opportunities, and specifically, within the emerging field of applied neuroscience” reports hbr.org. Neuroscience, it turns out, can help change how companies think about new opportunities, and specifically, within the emerging field of applied neuroscience.What is key in applied neuroscience is capturing real data on decision making as it relates to a given situation. Source: hbr.org

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Google has a ‘very high bar’ for M&A targets, CEO Sundar Pichai says

“But CEO Sundar Pichai says the company has a “very high bar” to do a deal” writes Stephen Lam for cnbc.com. “It’s always an important part of our strategy, and we have done great acquisitions in the past things like YouTube and Android Wear — big acquisitions for us,” Pichai said.With former Oracle executive Thomas Kurian replacing Diane Greene as Alphabet’s new head of cloud, rumors are swirling about possible big acquisitions in the enterprise software space. Source: cnbc.com

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