With International Women’s Day just around the corner we will ditch the flowers and dig into gender pay gap, that has been recently discussed by the European Commission, the glass ceiling index of countries published by the Economist and the importance of role models and support networks.
February was a great month for GE in the CEE region, a fact noted by the local and regional press who picked up on numerous stories concerning on GE’s developments and innovations. Read on to find out why we call February’s coverage simply phenomenal.
Let’s be frank: if you live in the developed world, there’s a good chance you could be caught by the serial killer with the longest list of victims. If you live in Romania, your risk is even higher, as cardiovascular diseases cause over 60% of the deaths and morbidity in the country. Luckily, for people in the Arad County of Romania, a new modern cardiovascular intervention center at the Arad County Emergency Clinical Hospital (CECH) is now providing free emergency treatment and using exceptional equipment to help diagnose patients quickly, so that therapies can be administered early, which is important for chances of survival and even full recovery.
If you pay attention to the recent music charts, you already know Beyoncé’s answer: girls. And as a confirmation to those words, Polish magazine Wprost published a ranking of the most powerful women in Poland. One of them is Beata Stelmach, GE’s CEO for Poland and the Baltics.
The economic crisis has affected every country in the CEE region, but looking forward, how are we to return to the growth periods we had before the crisis set in, a time when CEE was one of the fastest growing economic regions in the world? The answer, according to a McKinsey report, is to update our growth models. We need to raise average annual investment in capital stock, boost labor participation rates and accelerate productivity growth through continuing reforms.
There is a common belief that around the festive season and year-end people are kinder and thinking more often about the needy and those less fortunate. And that's so true! I have experienced this feeling many times and I always treasure the simple opportunity of doing something good to help others. Together with my GE colleagues, we had the chance to offer a little joy as we transformed the winter holidays into a very special event for 19 children in two foster homes outside of Bucharest - Casa Mea and Ansaloni.
Update of February 21, 2014: watch our video of the event
On the occasion of the inauguration of the new Global Operations Center in Budapest we asked Nani Beccalli-Falco, President and CEO of GE Europe, Peter Stracar, CEO of GE in CEE, Joerg Bauer, President, GE Hungary and Sándor Jánosi, HR Manager for Global Operations, Europe about their expectations and why they think GE is the perfect fit for the region and Hungary. Watch our video and other exciting news from the event!
This is not your usual 9 to 5. At GE there are various avenues for employees to grow, not only as professionals but also for personal enrichment through activities like volunteerism, Women’s network and many other interests. We asked a few from the GE family at a location somewhere in CEE about why they think that working for GE is more than just a job. Read what they have to say and stay tuned for some exciting news tomorrow.
Ernst Mach is not someone that necessarily springs to mind when you’re asked to name a scientific great. Einstein, Newton and Hawking come quicker to the tongue. Yet it was one of Mach’s concepts that became a guiding factor in Einstein's development of the general theory of relativity – something all of us have heard of.
This video was watched more than 800 000 times within a few days and we are not suprised by that. The amazing short film showcasing technology through the eyes of a child was made with mindblowing effects and creativity. Watch it on GE for CEE - and see it for yourself.