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October 2015

The Internet of Things: the ‘Flying Car’ of Connectivity?

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Your phone tells your house that you’re on the way home, the house raises the heating to the exact temperature you like. Your front door tells your speakers to hit your After Work Ambient Relaxation playlist just as it opens, and as the blinds come down they tell the lights to brighten up the living room. In theory. The “Internet of Things” is the awkwardly named solution to so many of our dreams about how technology will make our lives easier in the future – allowing devices and objects to track, measure and communicate, working together to solve all the little problems of modern living.…

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What Does Solvency II Mean to You?

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By now, you’ve definitely heard the words “Solvency II”. You’ve seen the phrase all over business news websites and your social media feeds – you know it’s a very big deal. You’ve been told it’s arguably the biggest change to insurance regulations in 30+ years. But do you know what it actually is? Solvency II is a legislative programme being implemented across the EU, set to come in to effect in the UK on January 1st 2016. The directive reflects the more advanced and elaborate risk management systems that have been developed since Solvency I was introduced in 1973. The primary concern of Solvency II…

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Everyone’s A Candidate Now

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For a long time recruiters have been prone to cleanly dividing the world into people who are hunting for a new job because they’re either out of work or dissatisfied with a current position, and people who are doing just fine in a great job and won’t know that they have other options until we call and tell them. But new research released by the Indeed Hiring Lab shows  that more than ever before, this distinction between “passive” and “active” candidates is rapidly vanishing. Their survey of over 8000 people across Europe shows 64% of people in work think it’s important to stay aware of…

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