Day: 23 August 2006
Warmer seas bring algal bloom explosion
Toxic algal blooms are flourishing across Europe's coastal waters, fuelled by this summer's hot weather and fertilized by human-induced pollution - a phenomenon that is likely to become a common sight in a warmer Europe, the European Environment Agency has warned.
River creatures thrive as sewer improvements pay off
Sustained efforts to reduce sewage pollution have brought improved river water quality - as indicated by increasing numbers of snails, shrimps and other river creatures, the Environment Agency has said as it released biological water quality data.
Are you a valued employee and are you being paid the going rate for your position? Many of the consultancies are engaging in major recruitment drives in order to meet the demands of this fast growing industry which means those with valuable skills and expertise can expect to receive generous remuneration. Qualifications and experience tell part of the story but what other factors sway the bosses when they set your salary?
Hard earned respect and reputation are rewarding in their own right but they are also a highly marketable commodity. The Edie Consultancy Survey has shown year on year that customers place reputation as their top priority when considering which consultancy to opt for - it doesn't matter how good your services are nor how competitively you are priced, unless you have won the trust of potential clients and they have faith in your abilities, contracts will be few and far between.
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