A location-based networking tool that randomly pairs up UK government workers has been “eagerly welcomed” by treasurers, according to City AM.
Nicknamed “Treasury Tinder,” a reference to the popular dating app, the scheme matches up civil servants pooled from the department’s 1131 members, who then go on coffee dates. Punning on “randomised control trials,” which the government uses to try out new policies, these dates are known as “randomised coffee trials.”
The innovation charity Nesta launched the initiative last year with the intention of creating “an institutionalised space for serendipity.” City AM could “not yet confirm how ‘serendipitous’ the Treasury’s meetings have proved.”
After winning the German presidency for her fourth term, Angela Merkel must weld a coalition government or have a minority rule with the most far-right politicians seen in 50 decades.
A study of the leadership pipeline at the UK’s FTSE 100 corporates shows modest progress, but many top companies still have no ethnic minority presence.
The world’s third-largest economy expanded by 1.0% in the second quarter of 2017 over Q1, giving an annual rise of 4.0% in gross domestic product for the year to June.
The majority of the region’s 28 member states report that the situation has worsened over the past year, reports business management consultant Verisk Maplecroft.