1 July 2019 carbon footprintClimate change Lifestyle changes are no substitute for collective action. But personal carbon-cutting still matters – it’s a powerful way to signal the climate emergency to those around us, move the needle on policy and set bigger cultural changes in motion. Mike Berners-Lee lays out a nine-step carbon detox. 1. Adjust your diet. Cut out meat and dairy, especially beef and lamb. And make sure you eat everything that you buy: food waste accounts for eight per cent of greenhouse gas emissions, according to the UN Food and Agriculture Organization. Avoid air-freighted food, such as vegetables like berries, mange-tout or asparagus, when they are out of season. 2. De-carbonize your travel. Transport’s biggest source of emissions are planes, then cars. For a family of four, a return trip from the UK to Australia emits 12 times more carbon than running a car for an entire year. So if you fly a lot, this will be the biggest part of … [Read more...] about What can I do to stop climate change?
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Derby’s Rolls-Royce has said that it remains on course to achieve its targets for the year - despite problems with some of its engines. This morning, the engineering giant, which has its Civil Aerospace and Defence businesses in the city, issued a trading update to the London Stock Exchange ahead of its annual general meeting with shareholders. In the update, chief executive Warren East said that the firm remained on track to deliver on its goals for the year and that current trading was in line with expectations. The Rolls-Royce Group is made up of Civil Aerospace, Defence, Power Systems and Nuclear. Its largest business by some margin is Civil Aerospace, which has so far this year secured a number of new engine orders from airlines. Some of these orders have been for the Trent 1000 - an engine which has recently experienced “in-service” issues with blades wearing out quicker than expected. In its full-year results, published at the end of February, Rolls-Royce said … [Read more...] about Boss of Derby’s Rolls-Royce speaks out on company’s performance
From professional networking sites and job boards to online applicant tracking systems, employers and recruiters are finding candidates in new and exciting ways. In this article, we take a look at the key trends emerging in 2019 and beyond. Mobile firstCandidates are no longer waiting for a job posting to be advertised in their local newspaper. Smartphones and tablets have made it possible to browse for job openings no matter where they are- whether they’re grabbing a coffee or on the bus during their morning commute. If you’re advertising roles you need to make sure that they are mobile-friendly if you want to attract the best talent. One click applicationsToday’s job seekers are also very busy. They don’t have time for boring CVs or stale cover letters. Jobbio is a careers marketplace that allows candidates to apply for jobs with just one click. Applicants simply make a bio detailing their experience, education and skills. They can then apply for multiple jobs … [Read more...] about How Tech Has Completely Changed the World of Recruitment
Jobbio HIGHER is one of Europe’s biggest career fairs. The event brings together the top tech companies from around the world with the very best talent. Unlike traditional (and boring) networking events, Jobbio HIGHER is a fun and interactive gathering where potential candidates can meet the real people behind some of the best-known brands. This year the event is coming to Dublin for the very first time in conjunction with Dublin Tech Summit (DTS). Over the course of two days, Jobbio will be gathering the hottest companies in Dublin under one roof. On Day two of DTS, Jobbio will hold Codefest, an epic challenge where mobile developers will take on an innovation-sprint to create mobile apps that can help connect the community to the homeless. So, if you would like to come along all you have to do is book your free ticket, show up and prepare to network your socks off. Here is just a little taster of some of the great brands that will be attending. FacebookFree food, excellent … [Read more...] about Looking for a new job? Here are the companies coming to Jobbio HIGHER at Dublin tech summit
Let's take an example from the very competitive IT industry, where only a handful of companies stand out. One of them, Centiro, is repeatedly recognized as a Great Place to Work in Sweden in specific and Europe in general. Centiro is a logistic software firm from Borås who are transforming the world of technology. The Gartner Group calls them a “cool vendor.” What makes them cool is their ethos ofcreating a competitive advantage through corporate culture. But what does it take to be among the best places to work for in Europe?According to Centiro CEO Niklas Hedin, "I always call the customer and ask them, why did we win? And they will most of the time say, 'It’s about your people, it’s about the way you interact with us and the feeling you create'" According to Hedin, the company's "culture and people in the organization are our competitive advantage."We’re a technology company, and you could emulate our technology in no time these days, and you … [Read more...] about Can we Turn Corporate Culture into Competitive Advantage?