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Consumer ‘personas’ driving ongoing internet sales boom

Research by the World Retail Congress and Railsbank investigates the behaviours of today’s global consumer — and finds that the online buying habits are...
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Ukraine invasion could drive a recession and is crippling retail

Deloitte economist looks beyond the immediate tragedy of war to predict tough times ahead THE WAR in Ukraine has dramatically dialled up the risk of...
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TGIF, right? Hybrid- and home-working add flavour to Fridays

FRIDAYS may be everyone’s favourite weekday, but the last day of the working week sees 15 percent less business activity than Mondays to Thursdays. As...
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Recognise contributions of SME workers to retain staff: report

DATA from Sodexo Engage’s inaugural SME guide reveals more than half of SME employees would rather work at a big corporation. The finding perhaps illustrates...
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No more Ms Nice Girl: trust your gut instinct

Business coach and podcaster Melitta Campbell gives BV readers some timely advice for International Women’s Day RESEARCH last year by Starling Bank found more than...
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SMEs hamstrung by Apprenticeship Levy limitations

AS THE UK celebrates National Apprenticeship Week (NAW) 2022, the Association of Professional Staffing Companies (APSCo) urges levy-paying recruitment firms and SMEs to make...
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Young investors battle to win Scots schools contest

Future Asset shortlists Scottish candidates for the next generation of female investors SCHOOLGIRLS from across Scotland are battling for recognition as the country’s most...
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If you’re watching, BV bosses, YouTube is a research tool…

ONE IN five UK companies is using an employee-monitoring tool in the hybrid workplace. The new working model has presented fresh challenges for managers. Demand...
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‘Create a sense of crisis before diving into digital’ — Huawei

A SENSE of crisis should be encouraged and intensified to help drive digital transformation, Huawei’s rotating chairman Guo Ping believes. Ping was speaking at a...
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Sci-tech firm pursues global growth by going remote-first

TECHNOLOGY company Cactus Communications (CACTUS) wants to become a “remote-first” employer for 1,200 workers in nine locations around the world. The Indian firm is one...