Women make up only a quarter of executive boards at top accountancy firms

An online employee referral recruitment platform has analysed data from the top 25 accountancy firms in the UK and claims that women make up just a quarter of the executive boards, however statistics show that women made up 44 percent of full-time accountants in the UK. The research conducted by …

European research network sets out to discover exactly how the Internet is bad for us

A pan-European network to tackle problematic internet usage officially launches today with the publication of its manifesto, setting out the important questions that need to be addressed by the research community. As the internet has become an integral part of modern life and its use has grown, so too has …

This Venture Capitalist Started Her Own Firm Without Any Investing Experience or Degree. Here’s How She Did It

Arlan Hamilton was homeless, sleeping on the floor of the San Francisco International Airport and couch-surfing for months when it finally happened. The 38-year-old launched Backstage Capital in 2015, a venture capital firm that invests in under-invested founders, like women, people of color, and members of the LGBTQ community. Hamilton …

Employee engagement linked to improved financial performance

Companies which make employee engagement a strategic priority may be more likely to perform better financially, according to research released today. An analysis of the UK’s biggest companies found that those which frequently reference “employee engagement” in their annual reports also perform better financially. The findings were released by Sideways …

Here’s How to Help Firefighters Battling the Deadly California Fires

Thousands of firefighters are battling deadly, fast-moving flames across the state of California amid what has become one of the most destructive and deadly wildfire seasons in decades. As two particularly destructive fires have taken shape over the last several days in the Golden State, firefighters are working 24-hour shifts …