Millennials in England have worse money skills than teenagers, a new report suggests. The generation, who are in their twenties and thirties, received lower scores in a mock GCSE financial literacy exam than 16-year-olds and baby boomers – those aged between 50 and 65. The results of the test, carried out by credit report service Noddle surveying more than 1,000 people, found that more than two in five (42 per cent) GCSE pupils achieved top grades compared to 36 per cent of millennials. Meanwhile, baby boomers had the highest number of people (59 per cent) who achieved top scores. The mock paper used in the research looked to gauge people’s understanding of key financial principles, as well as test their grasp of basic maths in the context of typical money scenarios. Out of all the age groups, millennials fared the worst on the exam with 61 per cent failing to correctly say what a credit score was. It comes after financial literacy education became a compulsory … [Read more...] about Do you have better financial skills than a 16-year-old? Take our quiz
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0 Have your say St Mirren captain Stephen McGinn has backed Jack Ross to show Sunderland that 'he means business'. McGinn, a former Watford midfielder, has been a key part of St Mirren's spectacular success over the last 18 months and has no doubt that Ross will be a success.The 29-year-old has hailed the Scot's man-management abilities and says he is capable of coping with Sunderland's unique pressures.He told the Scottish Sun: "Part of the reason for me coming back to St Mirren was the manager.“I thought really highly of him as a player and always thought he had the skill-set to be successful in whatever he did after his playing career.“My brother Paul worked with him at Dumbarton and raved about his coaching and how good he was with players.“It’s something that’s stood out over the last 18 months. He’s been brilliant with the players and very few will ever have a bad word to say about him.“His man-management skills are his biggest … [Read more...] about St Mirren captain offers insight into the rise of Jack Ross and his best skills
Research carried out by Microsoft Ireland has found that investment in technology alone is not enough to both transform and prosper in the digital future. Organisations succeed when they have the best blend of culture and technology - creating a new phenomenon; digital culture. Digital culture is where an organisation encourages and supports technology use to get work done in the most effective way. It is the key, and often missing, ingredient in competitiveness for successfully transforming both individuals and organisations to succeed in an ever competitive and disruptive market. [Download Microsoft’s recent digital culture research including Irish stats on employee productivity and engagement] Nurturing and sustaining a digital culture in the workplace is absolutely critical. But we are seeing a mixed picture in Irish organisations. Digital culture’s role in productivity and innovation The research, which was carried out among more than 1,000 employees in Ireland, … [Read more...] about HR and people managers’ role in winning the digital future
Do Irish senior managers really know how much the behaviour of line managers affects employee turnover, which is growing at an increasing rate. Do they recognise the need to develop a strong internal learning culture in their organisation, or do they simply pay lip service? In a tightening labour market with skill gaps rapidly emerging, these are key questions to be addressed at Delivering on your People Agenda, a major conference taking place later this month. Organised by the CIPD, the professional body for human resources and people development, the Croke Park, Dublin event will be headlined by David Ulrich, professor of business at the University of Michigan and HR Magazine’s “Most Influential Thinker”. His insights should prove invaluable to the HR teams charged with delivering the agile workforces now required to drive business performance - not easily done in today’s job-hopping environment. “One of the biggest challenges we are currently seeing is … [Read more...] about Do your staff have the skills to be good line managers?
Location: Basel, Switzerland Job Type: Full-Time Employer: Abbott In this role you define and manage the business/marketing strategy and improve continuously the results of our digital brands and products, ensuring the marketing plan and tactics are implemented and responsively adapted to the competitive landscape with full buy-in and collaboration of the affiliates, leading to the commercial success of our digital brands and products. Core Job Responsibilities Develop and champion global high-class futuristic strategic plans for development of future and continuous growth of current digital brands and products, putting us ahead and better than competitors Develop global inspirational brand goals, define and review brand architecture, brand positioning and competitive differentiation, digital channels and messaging in all aspects Design and drive strategies and plans for awareness, engagement, content and social media strategy for the brand, ensuring continuous … [Read more...] about Global Digital Brand Manager