Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin Whether you’re a manager at a company with 3,000 employees or three, something that leaders across industries have learned in the past two years is that giving employees more flexibility is key to retention and recruiting of new hires. The pandemic forced the majority (~70%) of the US workforce to adapt in a plethora of different ways to keep everyone healthy while still continuing to work efficiently. Companies that previously had 0% of their employees working remotely had to figure out how to seamlessly transfer all operations to a 100% digital environment. While obviously a ton of bad things came from the pandemic, that’s not to say there weren’t learnings and lessons discovered across the board. The reality is that more talent in every part of the country, and the world, now has access to greater opportunities because of the increased normalization of remote work. Gone are the days where you have to live in San Francisco … [Read more...] about 30 Executives’ Perspectives On Remote, Hybrid, And In-Office Work
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Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin Just in time for the upcoming summer vacation season, Drop 2 of Faithfull The Brand ’s Isla collection is released on May 13. The retro collection, with an unmissable tropical undertone, is inspired by the colorful coastline of Careyes — a bohemian paradise known for its dramatic, brightly hued ocean castles perched along the pacific coast of the Mexican Riviera. The second drop arrived just a little over a month after the opening of Faithfull The Brand ’s first standalone retail space in Los Angeles. located at Platform, Culver City, the pop-up exclusively unveiled Faithfull’s Islas collection and will be open to guests over its two month tenure. Mimicking an exotic holiday destination and complimenting the newest collection of sunshine-ready pieces, Los Angeles-based interior design studio Night Palm created a space where mediterranean tranquility meets the unique beauty of Mexico. Designed with carefree travel … [Read more...] about Get Summer Ready With Faithfull The Brand’s New Islas Collection
As one of the larger companies of the consumer discretionary sector, The Coca-Cola Company ( KO ) shares have enjoyed a relative upward trend since the beginning of 2022 as investors appear to be bracing for potential interest rate hikes. Coca-Cola shares currently trade in an above average range based on historical volatility, and option traders appear to be positioned for the stock to rise after the company reports earnings for the fiscal fourth quarter. Analysts expect the company to announce $0.41 in earnings per share (EPS) and $8.93 billion in revenue. Investors will be paying keen attention to how Coca-Cola has managed to navigate ongoing supply chain issues and how rising costs could affect the bottom line. Insiders have recently increased the amount of shares being sold, unloading over 314,000 shares valued at close to $18.6 million over the past 90 days. Investors will be keeping an eye on if the beverage maker can continue to increase sales volume and what, if … [Read more...] about Can Coca-Cola (KO) Keep Up the Trend?
When the Federal Communications Commission voted to institute strong net neutrality rules in 2015, it was because millions of people from across the political spectrum spoke out. If there’s one thing everyone can agree on, it’s that cable and phone companies shouldn’t be able to screw us over more than they already do, or dictate which websites and apps we can use. advertisement advertisement When the Trump administration’s notorious FCC chairman Ajit Pai repealed those Obama-era protections in 2017, the move sparked some of the largest online protests in human history. Net neutrality supporters crowdfunded billboards, protested in the streets, and drove millions of phone calls, comments, and emails to regulators and lawmakers. To this day, the FCC’s repeal of net neutrality remains the government action that received the most filed opposition comments by individual people in history. Democrats seized on this outpouring of … [Read more...] about When will Democrats deliver on their promise to restore net neutrality?
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin 2021 brought rising shipping and oil costs and major supply issues, largely driven by shipping disruption, container shortages, COVID staffing challenges and Brexit red tape. 2022 has brought even more challenges, the devastating war in Ukraine has exacerbated global retail issues as 86% of SMB supply chains have already been or expect to be impacted by the conflict abroad. The resurgence of Omicron in China kick-starting Covid restrictions is also predicted to have a major impact on the supply chain well into the summer . ADVERTISEMENT So the ongoing and ever-changing supply-chain issues are a constant theme for retailers - small businesses are feeling the brunt. Insights from Software Advice’s new Small and Midsize Business Retail Supply Chain Survey show “nine out of ten small and midsize business (SMB) retailers feel that larger companies have an advantage over them in their ability to procure … [Read more...] about Can Small Businesses Adapt Their Supply Chain With Current Challenges?
When you are stretched thin with plenty on your to-do list, believe it or not, the best thing you can do is to relax (mentally and physically) periodically throughout the workday. By doing so, you’ll refuel your energy level, be more focused and productive as you push past the finish line to reach your short- and long-term goals. advertisement advertisement Below, experts from Fast Company Executive Board describe their most effective productivity hacks during crunch time and how useful they are when you are trying to get the most done. 1. ALWAYS HAVING A BACK-UP PLAN IN PLACE When an eleventh-hour health scare pushes an event online or top-tier talent decides to perform from home instead of in person, success relies on decisions you made months before. At VIVA, we have satellite planning teams in place who are directed to work on scenarios B and C, even while plan A is moving ahead full steam. In that way, the quality of what we do remains high … [Read more...] about 15 productivity hacks that keep business leaders on track