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.
Right, what’s been making waves this week? Check this out and join the discussion below!
This year, the unemployment rate in the U.S. hit a 49-year low of 3.7%. The demand for companies to retain top talent is intensifying. One report suggests that employee retention is the number one issue on the minds of CEOs today — not just in the U.S., but around the world. And yet, companies often spend very little time onboarding new hires. With up to 20% of staff turnover occurring within the first 45 days of employment, a standardized onboarding process is essential.
The most effective organizations onboard new hires for the duration of their first year — their most vulnerable period — and focus on three key dimensions: the organizational, the technical, and the social. By using this integrated approach, they enable their employees to stay, and to thrive!
The general public has become increasingly comfortable with using digital assistants such as Siri, Alexa or Google Assistant – and with good reason. These AI-powered interfaces allow people to interact with their phones, smart speakers or other devices through the medium most familiar to them: conversation.
Just like consumer assistants are reinventing the way people organize their home and personal lives, digital assistants for enterprises are redefining how they organize work lives. But how are they reimagining employee engagement?
Waymo, the self-driving subsidiary of Alphabet, launched its first commercial autonomous ride-hailing service here in the Phoenix suburbs on Wednesday — a momentous moment for the former Google self-driving project that has been working on the technology for almost a decade.
When’s Waymo going to be available for everyone? How are companies planning to use services like this? And how much is this dynamic going to change our future? Check this out!
As Steve Jobs put it so well: “A computer is the most remarkable tool we’ve ever come up with. It’s the equivalent of a bicycle for our minds.” Not only are new digital devices opening up new frontiers of productivity and discovery, they’re also helping drive economic growth and job creation in cities around the world. Here in London, for example, our tech industry creates more new jobs than the entire financial services sector.
But how has London become such a world leader in technology? And what’s next for it and for the other big tech-hubs all around the world?
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