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Human Resource Professionals Say, Focus On Soft Skills During Hiring Process

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via The Gazette : CEDAR RAPIDS — In a world of ever changing industry and technology, companies are refocusing new employee hires based on qualities other than solely skills or a degree. Human resources consultants and recruiters from around the Cedar Rapids say they’ve seen a shift in area companies’ hiring …

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BUSINESS NEWS Research: Writing a Business Plan Makes your Startup More Likely to Succeed

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via Tech Bullion : In recent times, there has been a lot of controversy surrounding business plans. There is a section of people who don’t believe in them. They would prefer diving into the business and figuring out things later as they go. Another section thinks that it is cliché to …

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The Future Of Work: HR Hackathons Improve The Candidate And Employee Experience

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via Forbes : The rate and pace of digital transformation is impacting all business functions. HR is at the center of this as digital disruption and is inventing new ways to recruit and engage talent. Marty Libbert, executive vice president of global technology and operations, MetLife says his company’s emphasis on …

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Voices What Accountants Need to Know About Blockchain

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via AT : The phrases blockchain and artificial intelligence are mentioned so frequently in academic articles, practitioner publications and the general media landscape that they may have overshadowed the previous hot topic of data analytics. With all of the coverage, debate and questions surrounding these areas, it would be relatively easy to …

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Islamic Banking Discourages Financial Speculation — Expert

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via Vanguard : ISLAMIC Banking has the capacity to discourage financial speculation, enhance job creation and boost economic development. Managing Director/Chief Executive, Islamic Banking and Finance Institute of Nigeria (IBFIN), Sani Aminu, stated this in Lagos at a sensitisation workshop for journalists on Fundamentals of Islamic Economics, Banking and Finance. He …

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Insurance Firms Face Major Disruption from Digital Start-Ups in Most Sectors, Report Says

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via CNBC : Insurance firms are facing increasing competitive pressure on all fronts due to the emergence of a number of insurance technology (insurtech) start-ups, according to a report. With the integration of technologies like artificial intelligence, blockchain and drones entering the insurance mix, the sector is being forced to rethink …

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