Month: May 2021

Running a business today is a lot different than it was only a decade or so ago. The spread of the gig economy has changed the employee-employer dynamic, work environment, and what we want from work. Today, 35% of the global workforce are freelancers, and companies are increasingly relying on their services. Some organizations have a
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Delhivery, India’s largest independent e-commerce logistics startup, has raised $277 million in what is expected to be the final funding round before the firm files for an IPO later this year. In a regulatory filing, the Gurgaon-headquartered startup disclosed it had raised $277 million in a round led by Boston-headquartered investment firm Fidelity. Singapore’s sovereign
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We’ve got to talk about weed ’ especially if you do pre-employment drug testing. Thirty-six states have legalized medicinal marijuana, while 17 states and the District of Columbia have now legalized recreational marijuana. New Jersey, New York, and Nevada have gone even further: They prohibit employers from using positive drug tests for THC as the sole
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A venture capitalist once told me candidly that whenever you see the phrase “democratization” in tech marketing material, think of it as a red flag. Democracy, generally speaking, often comes with an ironic caveat: It disproportionately benefits white and male participants. Now, you know me well enough to know that I wouldn’t start off your
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Phenom launched Phenom Hiring Manager, a set of hiring tools for hiring, management and collaboration with recruiters. The company said the product helps managers more easily identify the strongest candidates, manage interviews, evaluate video assessments, deliver real-time feedback to recruiters and make key hiring decisions. The app is designed to reduce feedback loops that can
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<!––> Newsdesk Tech, Friday 28 May 2021 11 Views A lot has changed over the last year, no more so than employment within society. All of retail, for example, had to reinvent themselves with new measures and practice. But what’s next for employment after COVID-19? Working From Home Easily one of the quickest changes we’ve
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We all know that remote work is likely to stay for the long haul. And while some of us sometimes miss catered lunches, friendly water-cooler moments, and free cappuccino in the shared kitchen, it’ll likely take a while before employers across the nation find a way to reopen their office spaces safely. That’s why a data
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This may seem like a great time to launch a SaaS startup, but the landscape is crowded with well-designed applications that promise “blazingly fast and delightfully simple” experiences, according to seed-stage investor John Chen of Fika Ventures. Most SaaS startups will fail, but not because of a sour marketing campaign or server downtime. The majority
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Here’s some information about Affirm’s mission and available opportunities. How Affirm Accomplishes Its Mission [embedded content] Affirm is a financial technology company that operates as a financial lender of installment loans for consumers to use at the point of sale to finance a purchase. Those that have an Affirm account can shop online and then,
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Despite ongoing advancements and active conversations around critical topics like diversity, there are a lot of tired concepts in the recruiting and HR technology space. But probably none more than the “war for talent.” We’ve heard this phrase repeated again and again for decades. Literally ’ it originated in the 1990s. That’s not only the
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Over the course of 2021, the way we shop has changed forever. Although many new shopping trends are a direct result of COVID-19 and brands adapting to life in lockdown, countless changes in the fashion industry were already underway. An overwhelming switch to e-commerce, for example, has only been accelerated by the pandemic. Today, over
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Timely Transition Support Brings Confident Separation and Stronger Business Reputation Outplacement services are standard fare for senior leaders when downsizing occurs. Partnering with specialized firms enables organizations to recognize corporate executives for their contributions, demonstrate a strong employment brand and ultimately, ease the transition for both the departing leader and the company. However, companies often mistake
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The world of work has never looked so different. As we continue to optimize and orient ourselves to the new-normal, it’s important to bolster our knowledge on the processes which have changed most. That’s why we launched SocialTalent Live, an online event dedicated to bringing the learning of SocialTalent to life. In this edition we
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