Assessing candidates for specific jobs is a specialism that many businesses don’t possess, and this is where a recruitment agency comes in. Photograph: Getty images/iStockphoto

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The car of suspected gunman Vester L. Flanagan, also known as Bryce Williams, is seen off Highway I-66 in Fauquier County, Virginia on Wednesday. Photograph: Reuters

Alison Parker, morning reporter WDBJ7 Alison Parker was a rising star at the Virginia station where she first began her career as an intern. The WDBJ(...)

Jeff Bezos urged his 180,000 employees to give the ‘New York Times’ article “a careful read” but said it “doesn’t describe the Amazon I know or the caring Amazonians I work with every day”. Photograph: Peter Foley/Bloomberg

Amazon has said it would not tolerate the “shockingly callous management practices” described in a weekend article in the New York Times. Jeff Bezos,(...)

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An employee  at Etsy’s headquarters in Brooklyn. Last month, the company informed users that anyone outside of the Americas will enter a terms of use agreement with Etsy Ireland

Artisan goods marketplace Etsy, which promised to be a beacon for transparency as a public company, recently implemented a strategy that shrouds its o(...)

Nokia is preparing a return to the smartphone market – and if it manages to pull it off  successfully, it will be a comeback of epic proportions. Photograph: Ugri Touko Tapani Hujanen/The New York Times

Just when you thought Nokia was out of the mobile game, it seems poised to make a return. After selling its mobile phone unit to Microsoft in 2013, th(...)

Nokia is hiring software experts, testing new products and seeking sales partners as it plots its return to the mobile phone and consumer tech arena i(...)

Crystal: “personality detection” software helps compose the perfect email

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For an employee “the journey” may  make change inevitable.  Photograph: Getty Images

In my first job that did not involve beer or sliced ham, I worked in the corporate affairs department of a pharmaceutical company. One day some consul(...)

The Children’s Hospital Temple Street: has teamed up with a number of high-profile tech companies in the city to launch Techies4TempleStreet. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

If you spot large numbers of skinny-jean wearing, iPad-tapping, confused-looking tech executives roaming the streets of Dublin in the coming months, i(...)