End of Week Roundup! [Issue #58]

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End of Week Roundup! [Issue #58]

Happy Friday from Beem!

We’re finally back with 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!




Samsung is making a folding phone… but how will it work?



The future of smartphones is folding. At least, that’s what Samsung thinks. In its fourth-quarter earnings report, the company said it “will continue its efforts to differentiate its smartphones by adopting cutting-edge technologies, such as foldable OLED displays.”

More recently, Samsung’s head of mobile, DJ Koh, confirmed it would unveil a folding phone at its developer conference in November. That statement is being widely interpreted to mean that the company is nearing production of the Galaxy X, its long-rumored foldable phone. Will we see more of this in the future?



Council approves of ‘ambitious’ launch of latest business and tech hub just outside London



Innovation Park Medway – a business, tech and manufacturing campus at Rochester Airport – will officially launch on Tuesday, September 18. It will be the site of a new business hub, aimed at technology, engineering, and manufacturing companies.

Medway Council, of Kent, says it will cover 100,000m² of land, where firms will be able to take advantage of business rate discounts of up to £55k annually for up to five years. Many new jobs are also set to be made available through the new hub. Exciting news for everyone involved in the startup business world in London and across the UK!



Why annual HR practice won’t cut it in today’s real-time world 



If you’re operating your people practices annually (or even quarterly), you’re behind. The workplace is rapidly changing and if current processes aren’t changed, companies will be hard pressed to build a competitive environment to retain and inspire great talent. Important HR strategies such as performance and talent management, employee engagement, rewards and recognition, and compensation plans are traditionally annual approaches that must shift to be more in-the-moment.

Why? Because as the workplace environment changes, the combined speed at which businesses operate and the makeup of the modern employee demands a change in approach. No longer can we examine performance annually or conduct the annual employee engagement survey: we need to figure out how to have real-time conversations on maximizing performance and engagement of our employees.



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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