Archive for November 20th, 2013

Confidence is rising among manufacturing and logistics employees as fewer plan to hunt for new jobs, and more than half say they believe their current employer has a strong future, according to a new Randstad index survey.
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Climbing team struggles to the summit.

More than ever, the economic environment shows that those who learn the art of collaboration have the great advantage of carving out a growth path. Corporate venturing — traditionally defined as when a company supports innovation and new projects internally — can take other forms, such as when a company is willing to sit down with an entrepreneurial business, regardless of size, and find ways to capture innovation and growth through collaborative partnerships.  Read more



Typhoon Haiyan has had a devastating impact on the Philippines and the world, with thousands dead and an untold amount of property damage. Images of the destruction summon memories of another enormous storm that rocked the world two years ago: the tsunami that struck Japan.

What most people remember from that disaster is the meltdown of the Fukushima nuclear plant. U.S. officials allayed fears that radiation from the plant posed a threat to the West Coast. Still, there were concerns about the debris pushed into the ocean by the tsunami and whether that enormous amount of flotsam could reach U.S. shores.

In the first week of November, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association (NOAA) released an updated computer model showing that some debris had reached the West Coast. Headlines dubbed it a “flotilla” and “islands” of debris floating toward the U.S., conjuring images of Godzilla attacking California in the form of a giant mass from Japan.

NOAA officials quickly tried to get out in front of the story, saying that it was not nearly as severe as some made it out to be.  Read more

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