Continuing Layoffs in Tech Companies

Continuing Layoffs in Tech Companies The internet is rife with reports of continuing layoffs, primarily in tech companies, which have been on the rise since April of this year. In fact, according to the website layoffs.fyi, this is the largest wave of layoffs since the beginning of the pandemic in April and May of 2020. […]

Hiring Women in STEM

“Women are hired and promoted based on proof, while men are hired and promoted based on potential.” Jessica Nordell, Author of The End of Bias Women are significantly underrepresented in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathmatics). As I mentioned last week, only about 32,5% of people studying STEM subjects in Germany are women, and only […]

We need more Women in STEM

“The future engineer is a woman” In its report last autumn, the German Economic Institute reported that only 32.5% of the people currently studying STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) subjects in Germany, were women. Further, women only make up 15,5% of people employed in STEM related jobs. Both these figures are slightly higher than […]

The Four-Day Work Week

“It would give us time to be whole human beings. We need care, connection and other good things – we aren’t just economic instruments” – Anne-Marie Slaughter (New America CEO) The four-day work week is not a new phenomenon. In the last years, an increasing number of surveys and studies have been published, most of […]

Returning to the Office in the Age of Remote Working

If you don’t show up, we will assume you have resigned. – Elon Musk A few weeks ago Ian Goodfellow, the then Head of Machine Learning at Apple, made headlines by quitting over the company’s Return to Office (RTO) policy. This hybrid policy will have workers coming into the office three set days a week […]

The Great Resignation – What does it mean?

In May 2021, Anthony Klotz – an associate professor of business management at Texas A&M University – predicted the coming of a “Great Resignation”, largely because of Covid. Klotz argued that due to “pandemic related epiphanies” – which might include burnout, pressure to return to the office or a change of priorities – people would […]

Between art, academia and AI – Notes on an Interview with Suresh Nampuri

“When atoms collide, that’s physics. When humans collide, we call it theatre.” Suresh Nampuri is a storyteller. In his day job he is a researcher in string theory and quantum physics, currently at the Instituto Superior Técnico (IST) in Lisbon. He is fascinated by gravity: the physical force we learn about earliest in our lives, […]

How to get Snowflake Certified

You may have heard of Snowflake before: the cloud-based data warehousing platform which takes advantage of the flexibility and scalability of the cloud while letting its users experience all the benefits of its SaaS offering. You may have seen that you can get Snowflake certified, or even our video announcing that Hibernian is now a […]

Five key themes which will reshape the future of work – a Bain& Company report

“Now is the time to focus the human side of work, which will allow leading firms to attract, develop and retain the workforce that is core to their future success.” – James Root, partner at Bain& Company and Bain Futures co-chair This project by Bain& Company cast a huge net, surveying 20.000 workers across multiple […]