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Scotiabank reports big opportunities for Canadian SMBs

Canada is expected to undergo the strongest economic expansion in decades, providing small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) with new growth opportunities in the coming months. With a close key on COVID-19 cases, SMEs continue their path towards recovery with a promising growth outlook for the...


Three out of four employees want their company to make work permanently flexible

More than seven of 10 employees (76%) say they want their company to make work permanently flexible in terms of schedule and/or location. But their desire for work flexibility is being met with a conflicting message – employees report that their employer thinks they are more innovative and...


Saleforce predicts higher prices this holiday season

Salesforce has announced new consumer insights and predictions for the 2021 holiday shopping season. While online sales growth is expected to be moderate compared to last year’s historic 50% surge and more in line with pre-pandemic growth trends, digital shopping habits formed during the...


New research suggests better data practices key to increasing diversity, equity and inclusion

A new study from Harvard Business Review Analytic Services and SHRM – the Society for Human Resource Management – in association with Trusaic examines the actions businesses are taking to improve diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI). The research suggests two key factors...


Mental health in the workplace: A renewed focus

Awareness surrounding mental health and its place in the office have become increasingly important throughout the last 18 months. A recent YouGov poll, commissioned by Acas, stated over a third of businesses thought employee mental health support had got better since the start of the pandemic....


New research finds online channel to be major growth driver

2Checkout, a leading all-in-one monetisation platform for global businesses, has released its State of B2B Digital Commerce survey findings. 2Checkout conducted a global study with over 1,000 companies to understand the main priorities and challenges related to B2B digital commerce...


Tech and digital experience woes lead to £2.1 billion loss for UK businesses

New research of 2,000 UK hybrid workers has revealed the scale of lost time and money businesses are experiencing as they undergo the post-pandemic shift to a hybrid model. The survey, from workforce analytics specialist, Scalable Software, finds an average of 6.96 hours per week are wasted...


Supplier diversity moves up the corporate agenda

Supplier diversity is a priority for 70% of organisations around the world, according to a survey conducted by JAGGAER and TealBook this year. However, most organisations have not started, or have only just started, on their journey towards greater supplier diversity and...


Visa reveals 88% of UAE SMBs are optimistic about the future of their business

Visa has announced it has helped to digitally-enable 16 million small and micro businesses (SMBs) worldwide, or just over 30% of the multi-year goal it set in 2020 to digitise 50 million SMBs. Through community-based programs set in motion from Dubai to DC, Visa has provided SMBs with the tools,...


Sixty-eight percent of employers are considering pay cuts for remote workers

A new survey by HR software provider, CIPHR, reveals that over two-thirds (68%) of British businesses are contemplating pay cuts for staff who opt to work from home, despite many (53%) saying they’ve actually saved money by having more remote workers. CIPHR...


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