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


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


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


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


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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Jeff Bezos Was the World’s Richest Man for Less Than Four Hours


via Vanity Fair : After briefly dethroning Microsoft zillionaire Bill Gates to become the world’s richest man last week, Jeff Bezos has settled back into third place on Forbes’s list of billionaires. On Thursday, the 53-year-old Amazon founder and C.E.O. found himself atop the list of the richest individuals in the …

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New Zealand Improves Access to International Markets


via XinHuaNet : WELLINGTON, Aug. 22 (Xinhua) — New Zealand Trade Minister Todd McClay launched a new online portal and non-tariff barrier (NTB) clearing house on Tuesday to improve Kiwi access to international markets. The government is committed to removing barriers to trade so New Zealand’s exporters can compete internationally, McClay …

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