2021

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Shipping Companies Expect the Global Crunch to Continue

The Global Small Business Blog

©iStock/chuyu The shipping crisis is getting worse. Here's what that means for holiday shopping. More than 18 months into the pandemic, the disruption to global supply chains is getting worse, spurring shortages of consumer products and making it more expensive for companies to ship goods where they're needed. Shipping companies expect the global crunch to continue.

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Building value-chain resilience with AI

McKinsey and Company

Value chains are facing increased uncertainty. A threefold approach underpinned by artificial intelligence can help companies adapt to rapidly changing markets and operational challenges.

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Citizen Development—What Every Business User Should Know

Automation Anywhere

You’ve been invited to become a citizen developer in your company. If you go online, you’ll find lots of articles about citizen development. In a nutshell, citizen developers are usually nontechnical employees such as business users or subject matter experts who learn how to build intelligent automation software bots to handle their workflows. Here’s why citizen development is a good thing for you.

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Why Doesn’t Every Company Use the Theory of Constraints to Succeed?

Intelligent Management Inc.

While visiting a plant last month, our Founder, Dr. Domenico Lepore , told the dramatic story of his experience at a German aluminium plant, part of a multi-billion, multi-national business. The General Manager had invited Domenico to give a presentation after hearing him speak at a Theory of Constraints (TOC) conference. In that plant, the hot mill alone was a billion dollar asset operation with 127 people working three shifts.

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How to Stay Competitive in the Evolving State of Martech

Marketing technology is essential for B2B marketers to stay competitive in a rapidly changing digital landscape — and with 53% of marketers experiencing legacy technology issues and limitations, they’re researching innovations to expand and refine their technology stacks. To help practitioners keep up with the rapidly evolving martech landscape, this special report will discuss: How practitioners are integrating technologies and systems to encourage information-sharing between departments and pr

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Is Your Company Confusing Work at Home with Remote Work?

Globalization Partners

Did you know that your team members who work at home are not working remotely? In a world where companies had to quickly transition to work outside of the office, understanding remote work environments can present a challenge if want to set a clear remote work policy. Many companies think of remote work as an all-encompassing term that is directly related to working from home.

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3 Digital Marketing Trends for the Travel Industry

Transperfect

The travel industry has arguably been one of the worst affected industries during the pandemic. But now, things are looking up for businesses as more and more people start to travel. Businesses will need to shift their digital marketing strategies in response to these new trends. Here are the top three digital marketing trends in the travel industry and how to respond to them strategically.

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Key Takeaways from the 2021 Gartner® Market Guide for Multicountry Payroll Solutions

Immedus

Gartner recently published the 2021 Gartner® Market Guide for Multicountry Payroll Solutions and Immedis is thrilled to be recognized as a representative vendor in the report. More about that in a moment. First, I’d like to delve into a number of key takeaways that might be of interest to payroll professionals, their teams, and organizations. . Gartner opens the report with the statement that “Multicountry payroll transformation projects have received significant investment over the last year t

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How Outsourced Maintenance KPIs Deliver In-House Success

Future of Digital Sourcing Outsourcing

How Outsourced Maintenance KPIs Deliver In-House Success. Related news: Crafting a KPI Playbook to Enhance Supply Performance Most everyone relies on daily performance indicators to measure the quality of tools and assets, from large-scale business KPIs such as monthly foot traffic to the personal performance results like the battery life of headphones.

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RPA in action: How non-developers are using bots to improve processes

Hyland

... The post RPA in action: How non-developers are using bots to improve processes appeared first on The Hyland Blog.

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Good Governance Makes Data the Asset It Should Be

.orgSource

Is a hacker haunting your future? Or is your data dilemma more like a recurring headache? Data shouldn’t be a challenge. It’s an asset that should work for you. Two-point-five quintillion bytes of data are generated online daily, according to SaaS Scout Research Group. Data is the meta product of every sale. With each transaction, […]. The post Good Governance Makes Data the Asset It Should Be appeared first on.orgSource.

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Global Hiring Guide for Startups

Grow your startup beyond borders and boundaries. Global expansion is the ultimate goal for many startup founders. However, to successfully enter new markets and grow internationally, you need a sound and scalable global recruitment strategy. In this eBook, you’ll discover how you can gain a competitive edge over your business rivals through the latest technology, harnessing global contractors, and using a global employment platform.

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Lives Are Like Rivers

The Global Small Business Blog

©2021 Laurel J. Delaney. All rights reserved. “Lives are like rivers: Eventually they go where they must. Not where we want them to.” – Richard Russo, author and screenwriter.

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IoT value set to accelerate through 2030: Where and how to capture it

McKinsey and Company

New research shows that the Internet of Things offers significant economic value potential, particularly in standardized production settings, but companies must achieve scale to capture it.

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5 RPA Trends to Watch in the Federal Government

Automation Anywhere

Robotic Process Automation (RPA) is already entrenched in the federal government and continues to grow in importance. Organizations are using a variety of RPA solutions, from basic, rule-based technology for simple tasks to advanced RPA. The latter form combines machine learning and artificial intelligence, which can include the analysis capabilities of automatic process discovery and process analytics as well as cognitive technologies such as computer vision, natural language processing, and fu

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5 Technologies That Can Help Mortgage Default Servicing Players Thrive in 2022

Provana

Amid rising compliance costs, dropping profit margins, inconsistent volume, and the current talent crisis, it has become harder for mortgage default servicing firms to sustain profitability and deal with an ever-mounting backlog of cases. However, the right combination of technologies can help firms overcome process-intensive challenges to achieve higher productivity and profit, despite current market and economic roadblocks.

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The 2023 Supply Chain Crystal Ball: Challenges and Solutions

Speaker: Olivia Montgomery, Associate Principal Supply Chain Analyst

Curious to know how your peers are navigating ongoing disruption? The supply chain management techniques that dominated the last 30 years are no longer supporting consumer behavior or logistics and manufacturing capabilities. So what’s working now? What should your plans for 2023 include? By researching the supply chain challenges and solutions that businesses – especially small and midsize businesses – are currently experiencing, we’ve learned what’s working and what’s not.

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Product Retouching and Its Benefits in eCommerce Business

Offshore India Data Entry

Every image can tell a story about something. In other words, images are the simplest but sharpest tools to pierce into the heart of every viewer. No wonder they are getting used to capture the attention of consumers. It is a skill to make the product images attractive enough to catch the eye, where image retouching services can find a lot of help. It is high time to know about the benefits of product retouching in a business when digital media has revolutionized the modes of production, distrib

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5 Trends for AI in the Travel Industry

Transperfect

“Businesses that ignore how technology is going to change the way people behave will fail.”. That’s an opening statement from our Vice President of Travel and Digital Solutions, Joel Brandon-Bravo , at Travolution ’s 2020 European Summit. In his presentation, Joel explained the current trends of artificial intelligence (AI), how they’re developing, and why it should be part of every business’s strategy – especially the travel industry.

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Chicago Colleagues Give Back to Their Community

Perficient Digital Transformation

Giving back to the communities in which we live and work is important to Perficient. We even formalized our commitment to giving back by forming a philanthropy based ERG – Perficient Giving. Our Chicago team recently embodied the giving back spirit by gathering at the Greater Chicago Food Depository (GCFD) to pack meals for individuals facing food insecurity.

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What is human augmentation and what does it mean for industry?

Airswift

Source: Frame Stock Footage/Shutterstock. Investment in human augmentation technology is growing fast. It is unanimous: we are in the middle of a new revolution in the technology industry. Apparently, the human augmentation market will be worth approximately 400 billion dollars by 2027, according to Report Ocean. And that shows a huge increase since 2020.

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Building A Superstar Global Workforce: What We Aren’t Talking About Enough

Companies are turning inclusive by breaking conventional hiring practices and expanding their talent pools. But there are important questions that still are not being addressed. Read this eBook to understand how taking the following seriously can help you build a superstar global workforce: The importance of the new-age manager. Maintaining social capital.

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Velocity Global hires Colin McDonagh from Facebook to expand contractor management expertise

Velocity Global

DENVER, December 13, 2021 —. McDonagh built Facebook’s Direct Source global contractor program. Velocity Global, the leading provider of global talent solutions, today announced it welcomed Colin McDonagh as its vice president of Emerging Business. McDonagh applies more than a decade of experience innovating programs to source top contractor talent for global companies.

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The Hackett Group and Anaplan to Provide Integrated Planning and Analysis for Dynamic Businesses

The Hackett Group

Alliance will Help Customers Transcend Siloes and Achieve Alignment In their Financial, Sales and Operational business planning processes. MIAMI & LONDON, December 14, 2021 – The Hackett Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: HCKT) and Anaplan (NYSE: PLAN) today jointly announced a strategic alliance that will allow The Hackett Group to deliver finance and supply chain solutions that empower organizations to deliver real-time intelligence to executives, add strategic value to the enterprise, and accele

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Hyland and TECH CORPS partner to expand interest and access to computer science education

Hyland

... The post Hyland and TECH CORPS partner to expand interest and access to computer science education appeared first on The Hyland Blog.

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Everything Shortage

The Global Small Business Blog

©iStock/dorian2013 Disruptions in global supply chains have generated the phrase "everything shortage." But US imports are at record levels at some ports, and Americans are breaking shopping records, too. Supply-chain professionals plan to alleviate the backlog container by container. What's up? Yet claims that the country is running short on everything miss a key point.

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Reshoring – The Future of Supply Chains

Speaker: Rosemary Coates - Board Member & Founder at Reshoring Institute, Best-selling Author, Host of the Frictionless Supply Chain podcast

Supply chain disruptions create uncertainty and unpredictability for both businesses and consumers. These disruptions bring to light an organization's supply chain dependencies, which they were often unaware of when everything was running smoothly. Re-shoring is one solution that is gaining popularity as a result of pandemic-related issues. Companies can lower the risk of disruptions by shortening the supply chain and moving manufacturing close to the points of sale to reduce the need for expens

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Being transgender at work

McKinsey and Company

Although corporate America has stepped up its public support of LGBTQ+ rights, it still has a long road ahead to foster a truly inclusive environment for transgender employees.

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Retraining: Why You Should Have Started Yesterday

Automation Anywhere

Deloitte calls them “superteams.” A combination of people and intelligent software robots (“bots”) that together, the teams tackle business challenges, provide insight, and deliver real value to enterprises. This is the true vision for intelligent Robotic Process Automation (RPA), Deloitte argues—augmenting existing workforces with tools to drive competitive, agile edges in difficult markets.

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How the CIO Plays a Critical Role in Bringing Order to Global Payroll

Immedus

Today on the blog, we have a guest contributor, Brent Skinner, HCM Subject Matter Expert | Co-Founder of 3Sixty Insights | Host of the #HRTechChat Video Podcast. . It is not a surprise that getting global payroll right is a mission-critical activity. What might surprise you is that a significant share of the responsibility for ensuring that an organization successfully accomplishes this falls on the CIO.

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11 Web Developer Certifications That Are Worth Looking Into

Designveloper

Web designers are versatile. They need to have a diverse skill set that helps them develop websites for any purpose. However, many web designers specialize in a particular field, such as web development or UX design. Web developers are responsible for the logical aspects of website design. They create the code that makes everything work together seamlessly to produce an aesthetically pleasing design, which is what you see on screen.

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Addressing the Global Talent War

Speaker: Jason Ciment - Get Visible | Mark Wald - SPRCHRGR | Leo Gestetner - Thankz | Michael S. Kraus - Expak Logistics

Remote work has helped future-proof organizations and increased their flexibility. However, sourcing candidates nationally poses new challenges and is proving difficult. The global sourcing industry seems to be in a state of war. DEI, attracting qualified candidates, and physical demographics are just a few of the issues that organizations face. Many companies are failing to win in this new landscape due to the intersectionality of problems in global sourcing.

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Why is Call Center Outsourcing Demand Surging?

Customer Serv Outsource Smarter

Demand for outsourced call centers is becoming increasingly relevant. In 2020, brands, organizations, and government agencies quickly learned that they were ill-equipped to manage the dramatic impact of COVID-19 on their call centers. During the height of the pandemic, frustrated and highly emotional customers experienced average hold times that suddenly inflated from minutes to hours in some sectors.

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Perficient Named HCL Commerce’s 2021 Partner of the Year!

Perficient Digital Transformation

We are proud to announce Perficient has been awarded HCL Commerce’s 2021 Partner of the Year award! This is the first time HCL has awarded this designation following their acquisition of IBM Websphere Commerce three years ago. The HCL Commerce 2021 Partner of the Year Award represents our unique collaboration with HCL Commerce from sales, delivery, and marketing.

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Pursuing a ‘Service-First’ View of Digital Transformation

Transparent BPO Outsourcing

Customer care providers should focus on clients, customers, and employees to achieve the right balance. By Jason Sterns, Vice President of Business Development, Transparent BPO The customer care industry has lost sight of a ‘service-first view of digital transformation.’ Too often, providers mention the term to prospective clients and then cloak it with rhetoric and […].

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Velocity Global’s 2022 Work In Progress Report: Businesses and talent benefit from distributed work

Velocity Global

DENVER, November 19, 2021 —. 1,000 surveyed tech leaders say distributed work increases productivity and diversity. Most remote talent to remain untethered to an office post-pandemic. Tech leaders desire to increase remote work for themselves. 72% utilize a distributed workforce but face hurdles to expand it. Remote and distributed workforces are here to stay due to the mutual benefits to both businesses and talent according to a new study from Velocity Global, the leading provider of global emp

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Build a Mentorship Experience That Drives Engagement, Promotion, and Retention

Retain, engage and support a diverse workforce with an effective mentorship program. Companies with mentorship programs can see a boost in minority representation at management levels of up to 24%, with higher employee engagement. The 10KC Mentorship Solution provides the tools & resources to create a scalable, centralized and measurable program that will help you achieve your goals.