End of Week Roundup! [Issue #61]

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End of Week Roundup! [Issue #61]

Happy Friday from Beem!

We’re back again 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!




The 5G Revolution Is Coming: Here’s Everything You Need To Know



The next generation of wireless technology, fittingly known as 5G, is just around the corner. And it promises to change our lives forever. At least, that’s what the wireless industry is saying. It really wants 5G to be a thing.

Ever since Verizon said it would be the first major telecom company to deploy 5G field tests three years ago, the hype for the technology has been building. It’s been referred to as a foundational tech that will supercharge areas like self-driving cars, streaming virtual and augmented reality and telemedicine like remote surgery.

But what exactly is 5G? Why are people so excited? The following is a breakdown of why the next generation of wireless technology is more than just a boost in speed, and why you should be excited yourself.



A Blueprint For A Better Digital Society



Digital transformation is remaking the human world, but few are satisfied with how that’s been going. That’s especially true in media, where the dominant model of targeted advertising derived from data surveillance and used to fund free-to-the-public services like social media and search is increasingly viewed as unsustainable and undesirable.

Tech giants have become so influential that they function like transnational governments charting the future to a greater degree than any national government! How is all of this going to evolve over the next few years? How do we protect our privacy and build a better digital society?



How Has HR Changed Since The 80s?



While the 80s doesn’t seem like a long time ago, a lot has changed in the world and HR, in particular, has seen some huge leaps – both in practices and the place it has in a company. The world of HR in the 80s was hugely different from the way it functions today. Part of the reason behind this change is down to the responsibility employers now have to their staff. Until recently, staff were expected to just get on with their job without the level of support that is the norm today. But as times have changed, HR has grown within the business and has become a safe space for people to raise their concerns and talk about issues affecting them and their work.

HR has also stopped being a place where staff just go to complain about a manager or business practice. Instead, it has turned into a team for anything related to the employee experience. So, how are things going to keep changing in the future?



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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