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  • Diplomats flee Delhi as India’s pollution crisis continues

    As a thick smog stifles New Delhi, some diplomats have called for it to be made a “hardship” posting—a category usually reserved for conflict zones—due to the health risks posed by working in the Indian capital.
    As a thick smog stifles New Delhi, some diplomats have called for it to be made a “hardship” posting—a category usually reserved for conflict zones—due to the health risks posed by working in the Indian capital.
  • November 17, 2017

    UK graduate employment gap: Is university worth it?

    The growth of the higher education sector in recent decades means that the UK population is proportionally the fifth most educated in the world. However, productivity and high-skilled job availability are not keeping pace and tuition fees are rising.
    The growth of the higher education sector in recent decades means that the UK population is proportionally the fifth most educated in the world. However, productivity and high-skilled job availability are not keeping pace and tuition fees are rising.
  • November 15, 2017

    Future jobseekers may need to impress robots

    An Indian recruitment start-up is using artificial intelligence to create a “Google for people” to improve hiring efficiency and match companies with suitable candidates.
     
    An Indian recruitment start-up is using artificial intelligence to create a “Google for people” to improve hiring efficiency and match companies with suitable candidates.
     
  • November 13, 2017

    UK court rules that Uber is an employer, not just a mobile matchmaker

    The technology company Uber has lost the latest round in a battle over its operating model on Friday, in a UK court ruling that could have far-reaching consequences for other companies operating in the so-called gig economy.
    The technology company Uber has lost the latest round in a battle over its operating model on Friday, in a UK court ruling that could have far-reaching consequences for other companies operating in the so-called gig economy.
  • November 10, 2017

    Equal Pay Day: UK women “effectively stop earning” from today

    Women in the UK will theoretically work for free relative to men for the rest of the year due to the gender pay gap.
    Women in the UK will theoretically work for free relative to men for the rest of the year due to the gender pay gap.
  • November 08, 2017

    Why Uganda is called the "best place to be a refugee"

    Despite accepting more refugees and asylum seekers than any country in the world, Uganda is known as the best place to be a refugee because of its welcoming policies.
     
    Despite accepting more refugees and asylum seekers than any country in the world, Uganda is known as the best place to be a refugee because of its welcoming policies.
     
  • November 03, 2017

    Grandmas, are they the answer to America’s childcare shortage?

    California looks to its grandmas to solve the problem of providing good-quality childcare for low-income parents working shifting schedules.
    California looks to its grandmas to solve the problem of providing good-quality childcare for low-income parents working shifting schedules.
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