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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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Work to live, or live to work – whichever way round you see it, employees still have lives to lead alongside their jobs. The workplace has changed dramatically, in part because advances in modern times have enabled remote and flexible working, but not all employers can see the benefits.
So, thanks to technology, employees can now collaborate with colleagues across the globe and juggle multiple commitments more seamlessly. At the same time, employees are ‘always on’, work longer hours, and sometimes weekends too. As a result, offering flexible working is vital. Check out these four reasons why businesses can benefit from embracing it!
Forget Black Friday. China’s Singles Day has financially usurped the West’s consumerist extravaganza with a retail festival all its own. This year’s Singles Day, an online discount frenzy focused on Chinese website Alibaba, set a new record with $30.8 billion in sales in just 24-hours, topping last year’s $25.3 billion and completely dwarfing Black Friday’s $8 billion or so.
The original Black Friday historically focused on electrical and household products, with Prime Day centred on tech products. While plenty of tech devices are sold on Singles Day, with Apple pipping Huawei and Xiaomi to be the top-selling mobile phone brand, the Chinese consumer festival has a wider range of products, from clothing to vitamins.
Could this be the next step to be China’s global retail domination?
Brexit, it is said, is bad for business. And Theresa May’s striking a deal with the European Union didn’t put an end to the idea that European companies will have to deal with chaos for years to come, both in the U.K. and on the continent. Indeed in sectors such as financial services and manufacturing, much depends on the final terms—and those are far from being clear.
And yet one sector, that of tech startups, doesn’t share these concerns, and there are four reasons for that.
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