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  • February 27, 2015

    Too few UK employers monitor gender diversity

    Less than half of UK firms do not monitor the gender profile of their entire workforce, and just over a quarter do not monitor gender diversity at all, according to a new report.

    Less than half of UK firms do not monitor the gender profile of their entire workforce, and just over a quarter do not monitor gender diversity at all, according to a new report.

  • February 26, 2015

    Gender gap in Australia reaches record high

    The wage gap between men and women in Australia has reached 18.8%, its highest rate since records began.

    The wage gap between men and women in Australia has reached 18.8%, its highest rate since records began.

  • February 25, 2015

    Foreign students “vital” to UK prosperity

    Business leaders in the UK have called for international students to be excluded from government immigration targets due to their huge contributions to the economy.

    Business leaders in the UK have called for international students to be excluded from government immigration targets due to their huge contributions to the economy.

  • February 24, 2015

    German minimum wage not likely to improve record poverty levels

    Concerns are being raised that the new minimum wage will not make a significant impact on the nation’s poor, as Germany reports record poverty levels.

    Concerns are being raised that the new minimum wage will not make a significant impact on the nation’s poor, as Germany reports record poverty levels.

  • February 23, 2015

    UK political parties embrace apprenticeships

    In the run-up to the UK’s general election, attention has turned to apprenticeships.

    In the run-up to the UK’s general election, attention has turned to apprenticeships.

  • February 20, 2015

    Could student migration remedy Lithuania's brain drain?

    The growing influx of foreign students to Lithuanian universities may start to counter the nation’s brain drain.

    The growing influx of foreign students to Lithuanian universities may start to counter the nation’s brain drain.

  • February 19, 2015

    German apprenticeships take on too few minority candidates

    Ethnic minorities in Germany are far less likely to obtain apprenticeship placements than the average population.

    Ethnic minorities in Germany are far less likely to obtain apprenticeship placements than the average population.

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