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Cornerstone Report on Skills Development Reveals Significant Confidence Gap Between Businesses and Their People

London — Sept. 17, 2020 – Cornerstone OnDemand (NASDAQ: CSOD), a global leader in people development solutions, today announced the results of a new workforce trends report from the Cornerstone People Research Lab (CPRL) titled A License to Skill: Embracing the Reskilling Revolution. The global research report reveals that while organizational leaders and employees have rallied around the importance of skills, there remains a confidence gap in the efficacy of skills-based learning programs that advance careers and innovation in the business.

Business Turnaround Expert Cites Keys to a COVID-19 Comeback

The September 11th attacks. The Great Recession. The COVID-19 pandemic.

All three of these seismic and tragic events have resulted in heartbreak to humanity, including loss of life and our emotional well-being—both individually and collectively. Of course, accompanying these global crises were monetary meltdowns reminiscent of the Great Depression that commenced in 1929 and lingered until the late 1930s.

Commute, not Covid, main reason employees are avoiding offices

Nottingham, UK. 20th August 2020: Employees worried about returning to the office post-lockdown are most concerned about work-life balance and the daily commute, rather than their health, according to research from absence intelligence company e-days.

Whereas only a quarter of employees are most worried about potential health implications, results of a snapshot poll of 100 workers show that 7 out of 10 of us are more concerned with impact to work-life balance (37%) or the office commute (34%). The research follows the change in government advice on 1 August 2020 meaning employers can make their own decisions about staff returning safely to work.

Survey shows positive upturn in manufacturing in the wake of COVID-19

Green shoots of recovery are emerging within the manufacturing sector, as evident in new findings from InfinityQS’ 2020 Global Client Survey. The results show a positive upturn in the industry, with nearly 74% of respondents reporting that they are optimistic toward the future. These manufacturers are adapting and rebounding in the wake of the pandemic, adopting new technologies and processes for managing production and controlling quality, including 75% who noted more of their workers are now working remotely.

Wise Investment Tactics for Fast-Growing Companies

Running a profitable, fast-growing company is exciting. You have poured your heart into it and you are finally reaping the rewards of your hard work. To grow your business, gain a competitive advantage, and maximize profit, you need to start investing your capital strategically.

In this article, you will learn a few basic rules of investing. 

Predict Investment Risks

The rules of investing are clear – the riskier the investment, the more profit it generates. However, as a young, growing company, you need to minimize investment risks and avoid making costly mistakes 

Precisely because of that, you need to understand and predict the potential investment risks you may face. Some of them are:

The Right and Wrong Investments Your Tech Business Should Be Aware Of

Building a tech business from the ground up is a tremendous effort that can take some serious cash. Often, however, tech companies staffed with talented devs and businesspeople fall into a few of the same pitfalls — even if they have enough money to succeed. They may fail to invest in essentials or allow certain expenses to overtake what really matters.

These are a few of the right and wrong investments for any tech business, and how you can prioritize your spending for success.

The Right Investments

If you want to increase your cash flow, consider some of these worthwhile investments.

How to Be a Courageous Leader in the Post-Pandemic Era

While some contest, or outright refute, whether or not former British Prime Minister Winston Churchill famously said “success is not final, failure is not fatal: It is the courage to continue that counts,” the power of that statement looms large irrespective of origin. Amid the wildly unforeseen fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic, this quote is rather prophetic. It speaks to prosperity not being taken for granted and the notion that failure in and of itself isn’t a death knell and.

US Accountancy professionals “fatigued” by the complexity of technology choices available to them

The way in which accountancy firms are using technology to manage client engagements is becoming increasingly fragmented, leading many in the industry to believe quality is suffering under increasing time pressures and the need to juggle multiple applications to keep work on track. This is the key finding from a new study published by Huddle, comprising interviews with more than 250 partners and senior executives across the US to understand how firms are using technology to work with clients.

The Future of the PCB Industry

The printed circuit board (PCB) industry supports many different types of products. The components go into nearly any modern electronic product imaginable. Most PCB manufacturers reside in Asian countries, such as China. Recent global health concerns have impacted the production of electrical components and delayed shipments. 

In the United States, less than 500 firms make PCBs and employ only 21,000 people. By contrast, China sees annual growth of about 8.5% in the PCB industry and employs around 700,000 citizens. Asia typically makes the items faster and cheaper than other parts of the world.

Amazing CRO Tactics Your SaaS Business Should Be Using

To attract new customers and gain a competitive advantage, most SaaS companies offer free trials. Unfortunately, free trials usually don’t convert as expected. The majority of users signing up for your free trial will not turn into paying customers later.

To convert your leads into loyal customers, you need to focus on building strong and meaningful relationships with them. Here are a few conversion rate optimization (CRO) tactics every SaaS company should apply.