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Reimagining industrial supply chains

August 17th, 2020 at 10:39 am » Comments Off

  For organizations that understand the vulnerabilities in industrial supply chains, there is an opportunity to prepare for future shocks and build resilience without hurting efficiency. In recent months, structural supply-chain fragility has been catapulted to the top of the news cycle as the ongoing repercussions of the COVID-19 pandemic echo around the world. Government-imposed […]

6 secrets to getting hired during an economic downturn

August 14th, 2020 at 8:55 am » Comments Off

Challenging economic circumstances should not dash your hopes to landing a job. Stick to these tips to catch a hirer’s eye during widespread uncertainty. Unemployment is at an all-time high and right now, it’s harder to get hired than years and decades past. But all hope is not lost. There are ways to get noticed […]

Why you need to plan for failure as much as you do success

August 1st, 2020 at 10:56 am » Comments Off

Many champion a company’s ability to overcome failure. But how often do you recognize the need to build failure into your business plan? There’s rarely a straight path from Point A to Point B, as any business owner will tell you. Creating a strong, marketable app might take three iterations and a major pivot between […]

U.S. airlines face end of business travel as they knew it

July 31st, 2020 at 10:42 am » Comments Off

Impact of virus threatens industry’s engine of sales, profit Road warriors turn to video conferences while CEOs eye budgets. U.S. passenger totals plummeted more than 95% at the peak of the pandemic-related travel collapse. U.S. airlines hammered by the catastrophic loss of passengers during the pandemic are confronting a once-unthinkable scenario: that this crisis will […]

This is what chief economists think about the global economy right now

July 29th, 2020 at 12:02 pm » Comments Off

Successfully rebuilding the economy will be about far more than growth. The World Economic Forum’s latest Chief Economists Outlook asks 40 chief economists for their views on the post-pandemic recovery. It identifies three key emerging challenges facing governments and business leaders. The crisis has made inequality worse – but it also provides unique opportunities to […]

DoorDash inks deal with Walgreens to provide over-the-counter medicine and snack deliveries

July 26th, 2020 at 1:54 pm » Comments Off

Walgreens signed a similar deal with Postmates in April DoorDash announced that it’s introducing on-demand delivery services from Walgreens to provide “everyday essentials” to your doorstep. Customers in Atlanta, Chicago, and Denver can now order over 2,300 items from the pharmacy chain, including over-the-counter medication, groceries, snacks, and beauty products. DoorDash and Walgreens did not […]

The future of commerce belongs to the frictionless

July 8th, 2020 at 3:08 pm » Comments Off

Striving for a frictionless experience for your customers, employees, suppliers, or other stakeholders isn’t just something that the digital era has enabled you to do. At this point, it’s a requirement.  The businesses that will survive after the pandemic are the ones who give us back our time. FOR A MINUTE there, at the start […]

Which jobs are coming back first? Which may never return?

June 29th, 2020 at 10:00 am » Comments Off

Job postings in the beauty and wellness category rebounded at the job-listing behemoth Indeed.  A snapshot of who’s hiring now, plus a warning about employment predictions in an unknown COVID-19 recovery. America’s job market added 2.5 million new jobs in May, as the economy began to wake up from what one economist called a “medically […]

The work-from-anywhere era changes everything about compensation

June 28th, 2020 at 7:43 pm » Comments Off

The work-from-anywhere era changes everything about compensation Companies that say they’ll let people work where they want have yet to figure out what that means for pay. Here are the questions that need answering. Some of the tech industry’s giants have been dealt a giant blow by the COVID-19 crisis, laying off thousands of employees […]

Survey: 49% of remote workers report a drop in productivity

June 25th, 2020 at 11:32 am » Comments Off

Distractions at home and difficulty communicating with colleagues during the pandemic contribute to output declines, according to Globant. During the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, which caused companies to make the sudden and drastic shift to remote work, something had to give, and for US employees surveyed by Globant, that something was productivity. Globant, […]

How an Exodus from cities will reshape retail

June 22nd, 2020 at 11:17 am » Comments Off

The work-from-anywhere revolution will accelerate the coming of a post-digital age for shopping, argues Doug Stephens of Retail Prophet. Throughout history, cities have played a central role in the evolution of retail. From the grand bazaars of ancient times to the opulent department stores of the 1800s to the venture-backed start-ups of the 2000s, cities […]

The most intimate areas of your vacation will be deep-cleaned by a freaky robot

June 22nd, 2020 at 11:13 am » Comments Off

Hotels, planes, and restaurants want your dollars back. Here are some of their plans to make it safe. It’s something we look forward to all year: summer vacation. This time-honored tradition is an opportunity to get away from the stress of our daily lives and see new places, dip our toes in cool waters, or […]

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