EFMD looks to the strength of the alumni network

The European accreditation body EFMD has joined forces with alumni networking specialists Graduway to help member business schools manage their alumni networks. The relationship will help participating schools to provide career services and mentoring as well as raise funds and promote executive education, says Graduway chief executive Daniel Cohen.

GooodJob’s 8 Tips to Get Most Out of Your Diversity Referral Program

Employee referral programs have turned out to be one of the best and most effective ways of finding talent and hiring an army of the best talent. Even companies, both big and small are encouraging employee referral. There are various social networks like LinkedIn which are gaining popularity as employee referral networks. John Sumser mentions in one of his article, that though employee referral programs are good, but they aren’t powerful enough to change the tide of corporate culture; or assemble a workforce that has new or diverse skill set; or promote and build diversity environment. He further points out that companies should understand that employees might not be able to make the best choice while making a referral. Employees who are new to the ERPs could also refer candidates with quite similar skill sets, which can lead to a phenomenon known as ‘inbreeding

During Q4 2013 ipsy grew their subscriber base from 200,000 at the end of September to 250,000 at the end of December

During Q4 2013 ipsy grew their subscriber base from 200,000 at the end of September to 250,000 at the end of December. Growth is expected to remain strong and the company is forecasting to double the program to well over 500,000 subscribers by the end of 2014.

Based on the strong results of the company’s video flash sales events – ipsyMe – tests and continued growth of the Glam Bag business, ipsy opened a 2,800 sq ft studio facility, as well as hired 11 content professionals. The goal of ipsyStudios is to create video content for ipsyMe, improve the quality of the Glam Bag offering, deliver on value added services for partner brands and reinforce ipsy’s brand. ipsyStudios is expected to ramp up to 16 ipsyMe events per month by the end of 2014.

SpeakingPal Takes a Single-Screen App to Multiscreen with AllJoyn

Israel-based SpeakingPal Ltd has created a multiscreen educational app with three functions: camera – to stream educational content between a mobile device and a smart TV in real time; microphone – to encode/decode interactive audio (for speech recognition) and video remote control – to navigate the app UI displayed on a smart TV through the mobile device. To help language-learners improve their English, the app uses the AllJoyn™ software framework from Qualcomm Innovation Center, Inc. and the Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ S4 Prime processor.

Startup Stories: Shaunie Shammass from SpeakingPal

A brief overview of the company, talking with Dr Shaunie Shammass, VP Linguistic Innovation. As the world goes mobile/BYOD, technological innovation needs to be guided by what is really needed in the marketplace and produce self-learning or blended solutions that can be easily adopted as well as remain ‘sticky’ for end users. Making learning a natural, fun and engaging experience raises motivation, “stick-to-itness”, and the willingness to actually do the review and practice that is necessary to improve .