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How Businesses Can Help Employees Improve their Skills - Oct. 01, 2021

How Businesses Can Help Employees Improve their SkillsBased upon a recent McKinsey Global Survey, nearly 9 in 10 (87 percent) of management and above level respondents affirmed they are currently, or within the upcoming five years, dealing with the skill gap among their employees. With the vast majority of businesses experiencing or forecasting a skills-gap, how can they close or reduce this […] read more

How Businesses Can Harness Demand Forecasting - Aug. 01, 2021

How Businesses Can Harness Demand ForecastingAccording to the Bureau of Economic Analysis, consumer spending has seen some interesting trends over the first half of 2021. May was flat, April was at 0.9 percent, March was 5.0 percent, and February was at 1.0 percent. With varied consumer spending statistics as the nation comes out of the pandemic, it’s important for businesses […] read more

How to Develop a Hybrid Work Policy Post-Pandemic - Jul. 01, 2021

How to Develop a Hybrid Work Policy Post-PandemicAccording to a Prudential survey, 87 percent of respondents said they would prefer to work remotely at least one day per week. This is compared to 13 percent of respondents preferring to work at the office all the time. The same survey found that one-third of respondents wouldn’t want to work for a business that […] read more

Vaccine Hesitancy: Why We Have It and How It Affects Employers and Employees - Jun. 01, 2021

Vaccine Hesitancy: Why We Have It and How It Affects Employers and EmployeesAccording to a Tufts University survey, six in ten of those surveyed are now vaccinated against COVID-19. However, almost 40 percent of the unvaccinated respondents said they won’t get the vaccine. Only 28.5 percent of the remaining unvaccinated respondents said they will get vaccinated against COVID-19 in the future, with the remaining unvaccinated respondents unable […] read more

How Companies Can Become More Nimble During the Product Lifecycle - Apr. 01, 2021

How Companies Can Become More Nimble During the Product LifecycleThe majority of U.S. industrial product company CFOs have shared concerns that COVID-19 would impact their businesses negatively. For companies that develop and manufacture products, understanding the product lifecycle and how to work around crises like the COVID-19 pandemic can be effective to help improve the longevity and success of companies. Market Development Stage According […] read more

Some Businesses Rely on Line of Credit to Escape Damages Caused by Pandemic - Mar. 01, 2021

Some Businesses Rely on Line of Credit to Escape Damages Caused by PandemicAs businesses attempt to work their way through to a post-pandemic world, there are various means to bridge the financial gap. As recommended by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), some companies can use a line of credit to reach international customers or opportunities outside the United States to make up for the damage COVID-19 […] read more

How Firms Can Restore Balance Sheets to Better Health - Feb. 01, 2021

How Firms Can Restore Balance Sheets to Better HealthAccording to the World Bank Group, for businesses in emerging markets and developing economies, the bottom fourth percentile of the non-financial corporate (NFC) sector saw their balance sheets deteriorate. Looking at these businesses’ Interest Coverage Ratio, the average figure dropped to 0.06 from 0.35 between the fourth quarter of 2019 and in the midst of […] read more

COVID-19 Vaccination Considerations for Employers - Jan. 01, 2021

COVID-19 Vaccination Considerations for EmployersLooking at a 2009 letter from the U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), employers may be able to require their employees to take the COVID-19 vaccine, with a few exceptions (such as the likelihood of a life-threatening reaction to it). With the COVID-19 vaccine being rolled out, how can employers balance […] read more

How Businesses Can Adapt, Grow During COVID-19 - Dec. 01, 2020

In order to survive – and even thrive – during these unprecedented times, small businesses have had to find new ways to make money. The UPS Store’s Small Biz Buzz survey found that 41 percent of small businesses in the United States took steps to modify their businesses in hopes of survival. Fifteen percent provided […] read more

How to Effectively On-board & Train Employees Virtually - Nov. 01, 2020

With COVID-19 still requiring remote working, companies that effectively on-board new workers retain their workers longer, have better worker performance and increase their profits by almost 100 percent, according to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. However, there are many considerations that companies should take during this important process. For remote orientations, a welcome package that […] read more