End of Week Roundup! [Issue #38]

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End of Week Roundup! [Issue #38]

Happy Friday from Beem!

Here is our Weekly roundup to ensure you guys know what’s been shaking the Tech, Comms and HR world this week. Before we dive in, don’t forget to send us an email to hey@wearebeem.com if you have a story you want to share! Whether it’s about leadership, HR, innovation, company culture or communications or even your own story, we’re keen to learn, so share it with us and we may feature your post in our upcoming issue.

Right, what’s been making waves this week? Check this out and join the discussion below!




Beem & Nissan Are Selected As Winners Of 2017 Employee Engagement Awards for the Best Use of Technology



We’re thrilled and incredibly proud to have been selected as winners, in collaboration with our client partner Nissan, at 2017 Employee Engagement Awards for the Best Use of Technology!! It’s been an incredible 2017, full of achievements and great results, and this Award is the cherry on top for us! 

To succeed in this category, Beem worked with Nissan to underline the technical vision and aligned it with some of the biggest challenges faced in enterprise mobility. As we strive to inform, excite and engage our clients’ employee communities, we always inspire partners to use ever more new and interesting ways to communicate and to help ensure the hardest to reach become their biggest advocates.

Drop us an email at hey@wearebeem.com if you want to hear more about this amazing win and how we did it!



What Startups With Global Ambitions Can Learn From International Innovators



Each January, more than 170,000 attendees come to CES, the world’s biggest technology event, to see the latest in innovation. One of the annual highlights at the show is meeting the creators: turning an idea that exists only in your head into a workable product takes the courage to try and the faith your product will sell.

When industries and businesses find themselves failing to keep up with the pace of innovation, they’re prone to call in third-party help (often the government) to protect their legacy interests. But, history shows such solutions are temporary. After all, you can protect the horse and buggy for only so long before consumer demand renders it obsolete.

That’s why looking to international innovators is so important!!!


Falcon Heavy: SpaceX stages an amazing launch – but what about the environmental impact?



SpaceX has now launched the most powerful spacecraft since the Apollo era – the Falcon Heavy rocket – setting the bar for future space launches. The most important thing about this reusable spacecraft is that it can carry a payload equivalent to sending five double-decker London buses into space – which will be invaluable for future manned space exploration or in sending bigger satellites into orbit.

The fact that this is a fully reusable rocket is also an exciting development. While vehicles such as the Space Shuttle have been reusable, their launch vehicles have not. That means their launches resulted in a lot of rocket boosters and main fuel tanks either burning up in the atmosphere or sitting on the bottom of the ocean (some are recovered).

So what could possibly be wrong with this groundbreaking test flight? While visually appealing, cheaper and a major technological advancement, what about the environmental impact?



How HR can help close the gender savings gap



Despite the 1970 Equal Pay Act and 2010 Equality Act, women in 2018 still earn about 10% less per hour than men. Policy is changing, driven by years of activism, enlightenment and regulatory changes, including the April 2018 mandate on gender pay gap reporting, but progress is slow.

The pay gap is the red flag at the tip of the underlying problem of the effect on women’s financial independence and security now and in the future. The lifetime savings challenge facing everyone in the UK is made harder for women because they earn less and, for those with families, they also have to factor in periods of no/reduced earnings.

HR departments are front and centre of the discussion and it’s important that they seize the opportunity to help their employees tackle this issue. Doing so will help improve retention rates, reduce stress, and, ultimately, improve business performance.



Did we miss something? Let us know in the comments section below and we’ll feature your article in next week’s Roundup!

Also, let us know what type of content you guys want more or less of, we’re all ears!

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