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Thursday 28 May 2009
Monday 27 April 2009
Job hunters beware - employers are increasingly checking out networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter to get a feel for prospective employees.
Saturday 21 February 2009
Monday 01 December 2008
Increasingly, we’re leaving our digital fingerprints over whatever we do. You might be LinkedIn, on Facebook, happily sharing your snaps on Flickr, and, of course, you’re a blogger on Independent Minds.
Thursday 06 November 2008
Tongues are wagging about who will succeed Professor David Eastwood, the widely admired and liked chief executive of the Higher Education Funding Council for England. This is considered to be a highly influential job, advising ministers, disbursing money to universities, and urging them to do the Government's bidding. But it has become less popular now that ministers intervene so much in universities' affairs, and the money is less than you would earn as a vice chancellor of a university such as Birmingham, where Eastwood is bound. Two names appear to be in the frame: Professor Paul Welling, the Australian who heads Lancaster University, and Professor Steve Smith, Exeter's boss. Smith has said that he doesn't want it. That leaves Welling. But there could, of course, be a dark-horse candidate. An announcement is expected by Christmas.
Sunday 17 August 2008
Monday 28 July 2008
Thursday 19 June 2008
LinkedIn, the networking website for professionals, has become the latest trendy internet venture to achieve a $1bn-plus (£510m) valuation, following its latest round of fundraising from venture capital firms.
Wednesday 16 April 2008
From blogging to keeping in touch with alumni, social networking sites can be useful tools – but they’re not without risk.
Thursday 31 January 2008
Past and present
Tuesday 13 February 2007
Road charging has been government policy for quite some time now. Plans to charge drivers for using the busiest roads at peak times were first unveiled by the former transport secretary, Alistair Darling, back in June 2005. His successor, Douglas Alexander, announced regional trials last year. But suddenly the Government finds itself in a terrible flap on the subject. Ministers seem to have been spooked by a popular online petition calling for the plan to be scrapped. Mr Alexander now says that unless "motorists and families can see the benefits of bringing in a national road pricing system then it simply won't happen". So much for a Government with no reverse gear.
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