Finally, a trend that’s worth talking about— social responsibility in business. The initiative is experiencing a bit of a resurgence as big companies like Google and Microsoft continue to pave a philanthropic path. They’re using their power, influence, and heavily-lined pockets to support causes greater than their profit margins. (more…)
As current UK Prime Minister Theresa May puts it: “If you’re a woman, you will earn less than a man.”
Backing up May’s statement, research from the Institute for Fiscal Studies shows that on average, women in paid work receive about 18 percent less per hour than men. While this is down from 28 percent in 1993 and 23 percent in 2003, the report says that the gender wage gap is essentially the same for the mid- and high-educated as it was 20 years ago.
With the aim of leveling the playing field, the UK government has introduced new gender pay gap regulations. This legislation – which came into effect in April 2017 – requires companies with more than 250 employees to report their gender pay gap information via a gov.uk website.
LinkedIn has become a bloated mess of people of all experiences, skills, and knowledge levels, calling themselves gurus, and ninjas, and influencers.
Oftentimes, people are busy sharing their own expertise in the form of LinkedIn articles and updates to stop to think about whether the people they blindly follow really do know anything about their fields, or have anything worth saying.
Here at GetApp we tried to wade through this swamp of to bring you some sales experts worth listening to who can offer some decent advice and tips to help boost your sales and improve your skills.
In many ways, accounting seems like a straightforward job. It’s the default term for keeping financial accounts, which might seem simple enough. But as any accountant will tell you, their job involves everything from tracking receipts to filing taxes. So, there’s quite a lot of nuance to accounting. And in the future of accounting software, tech trends such as blockchain will help users do more in less time. (more…)
Young professionals are quick to send perfectly-timed GIFs in their group chat and catch breaking news on Twitter, but are slow to answer a phone call from an unknown number, often letting it go to voicemail.
A key way to engage today’s workforce and attract top talent is to ditch old-school recruiting practices, like screening candidates over a phone call. Instead, communicate with millennials how they prefer to connect: over text.