Tips for Making Small Talk With Bigwigs

One of the things that can befuddle managers, even experienced ones, is how to make small talk with the big boss. When you are talking about someone who has authority over you, be it your boss’s boss or the CEO, the word “small” becomes relative. Anything involving a boss can have a big impact. Conversation

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Who are the biggest pump companies in Europe?

European Purchases of Industrial Pumps will Exceed $9 Billion by 2015 European industrial pump purchases will grow moderately in the next two years and surpass $9 billion in 2015.  This is the conclusion reached by McIlvaine in Pumps World Markets.   Centrifugal pump purchases will exceed the combined total of the other pump types. Europe will

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Xylem Launches New Stainless Steel, Energy-efficient pump for Industrial Applications

Xylem Inc. has launched its Goulds Water Technology brand e-HM series stainless-steel, horizontal multistage pump, a water pump for commercial and industrial applications that is up to 30 percent more efficient than most similar pumps available today.   Pumping water in production-oriented applications such as washing, cleaning, food and beverage processing, and large-scale refrigeration, is energy

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How to win your next job interview

Kristina walked into my office and took a seat. “So, tell me,” I said, “what excites you about this role?” “I feel I’m very qualified for this job,” she said. “I majored in communications in college with a focus on conflict resolution. I did an internship at Search for Common Ground and spent two years

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Five Daily Habits of Remarkably Successful CEOs

  If you haven’t noticed there has recently been an onslaught of articles from various publications on how to be more productive, and all of them point to the same message: How you choose to spend your time is the difference between being a good leader and a remarkable one. And if efficiency is about

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The State of Pump Manufacturing Australia

The decline in manufacturing in Australia has been the most fundamental change affecting the pump industry in the past generation, and one of the most fundamental changes across the entire economy. Recent news of plant closures for Ford and Glaxo Smith Kline, among others, further confirms the difficulties faced by this sector. The pump industry

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Do you feel positive about your job prospects?

Research shows that career confidence has increased. But if you’re not feeling chipper, here are some tips to help you give your professional life a boost In a recent survey, 75% of respondents had maintained or increased their confidence levels in their job. Photograph: Martin Argles for the Guardian New research suggests that job confidence

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REC/KPMG Report on Jobs: Staff appointments continue to rise strongly in September

REC/KPMG Report                 Released on 8 October                     Key points: – Marked increases in both permanent placements and temp billings  – Permanent salary inflation sharpest since February 2008 – Vacancies continue to rise at marked pace – Candidate availability falls further Summary: The Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) and KPMG Report on Jobs – published today – provides

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Grundfos Appoints New CEO Nth America

DOWNERS GROVE, Ill. (Oct. 4, 2013) – With a focus on continuing the universal drive for increased energy efficiency, particularly in building services and other applications, new Grundfos North America CEO Duncan Cooper says he is ready for the challenges ahead. “This is a huge opportunity for me to come to the United States and

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