20 Read comments Monday, 22 October 2018 - Business by Duncan Foulkes - Business editor [email protected] How do we realistically increase the size of the island’s working population? That was one of the questions posed at the second of the Topical Talks series of roundtables held at Isle of Man Newspapers and sponsored by Manx Telecom. Shane Magee, chairman of estate agents Chrystals, posed this question and added that it seems many businesses are struggling to find staff to replace those who have moved on, never mind trying to expand their operations.The panel also pondered the question: ’Some positions are work permit-exempt. Has this made a difference in attracting staff here in real terms?And Janna Horsthuis, managing director Robinsons, wondered about opening up the relocation fee for the hospitality and catering sector.Chairman Richard Butt, editor of Isle of Man Newspapers, thought it would be a good idea for Mark Lewin, chief … [Read more...] about How do we increase the size of the working population?
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WeWork is turning work experience on its head with the launch of a new mentorship scheme. The tech giant is working in partnership with Hackney Council and The Diana Award to bring students into its co-working spaces across London to learn the skills they need for the future. The first scheme begins this week with Year 10-12 pupils from two Hackney-based schools, Our Lady’s Convent High School and Cardinal Pole, taking part. The 34 students were interviewed and selected to take part in the scheme, which aims to help them define the careers they are interested in. There are three elements to the programme. The students will take part in two days of work experience with 17 start-ups and companies that call WeWork home, such as Teardusk, a social enterprise and creative agency, and Centrica Hive, Centrica’s smart home tech platform. Teardusk’s founder Mathieu Ajan, said the project was personally very important to him, as the start-up’s … [Read more...] about WeWork mentorship scheme gives Hackney kids skills for the future
Consumers may still harbor the goal of achieving the American dream, but that road is increasingly lined with fees -- for everything from taking out a student loan to opening a banking account. How America transformed into a country where consumers' annual spending on loans and fees is as much as the government budgets of Canada and Mexico combined is examined in "Land of the Fee: Hidden Costs and the Decline of the American Middle Class," by Devin Fergus, professor of history, black studies and public affairs at the University of Missouri. The book, due out on July 16 from Oxford University Press, comes as lawmakers push for greater financial deregulation and President Donald Trump boasts that his administration has eliminated 22 rules for every new regulation introduced. "Land of the Fee" investigates how today's fee-heavy economy owes its existence to a deregulatory push that began in the 1970s -- with lawmakers on both sides of the aisle giving green lights to … [Read more...] about How America became “The Land of the Fee”
Winner Lesley Hitchens | Dean, faculty of law, University of Technology, Sydney As dean of a law faculty at a tech-focused university, it was natural for Lesley Hitchens to think about how technology would affect legal practice and the careers of future graduates. Concerned at the predictions of a bleak future for lawyers, her faculty launched a series of public discussions, “Future of the Legal Profession”, in 2015. These highlighted the benefits new technologies would bring, such as more affordable access to legal advice. It also helped shift the tone of the debate in Australia and led to change in how legal education is delivered at her faculty. The University of Technology, Sydney introduced a “legal futures and technology” degree in 2018 which draws on the university’s expertise to equip students with skills to thrive in a changing workplace and legal industry. “The future is not negative but one of opportunity, and we have to help our … [Read more...] about Australia 2018: the women flexing their legal know-how
Games brains from all over the world will be flocking to Cambridge next month after the city's student video games festival sold out faster than ever before. Brains Eden, which celebrating its 10th anniversary as the UK’s largest international student games festival, takes place on Friday 13 to Monday 16 July at Anglia Ruskin University's Cambridge campus. The festival already has a full roster of 35 international student teams – from across Europe and as far afield as China – who will compete in a 48-hour games jam. Industry support for Brains Eden has flooded in from across the games, technology and education industries. Companies including ARM, PlayStation First, Sumo Digital and Frontier are returning supporters of the festival. Dom Hood, head of art at Sumo Digital, said: “Brains Eden is a great showcase of amazing, young talent from all over the world. It’s a great opportunity to get a glimpse of how this up-and-coming generation of game developers … [Read more...] about Cambridge video games festival Brains Eden sells out in record time