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When it comes to choosing a web design agency, it can often be a daunting task as the industry unfortunately has a bad name for being late, poor communication, websites that don’t work and the list goes on. That’s why we’ve decided to put together the 5 most important things to look for when choosing your …
International mergers can yield some great benefits. They offer an easier and cheaper way in to access a new market and labour force as well as offering firms the chance to diversify their portfolio. But they don't always succeed. In fact, studies have shown that 83% of mergers in general don't boost shareholder returns. Here …
Interim, acting, project, contract, fractional. The difference between titles can be confusing, but they all point to a specialised type of temporary executive that companies call on when they are going through a transformation, or for a project. Here’s a breakdown: Fractional Executive: Fractional has become a more specialised term to describe a long-term engagement not …
THE GROWTH OF THE REMOTE EMPLOYEE: TAPPING INTO THE BEST OVERSEAS TALENT The nature of work is changing in an increasingly globalised and digitised world. Traditions such as the 9-5 office role or punch-in punch-out shift-work, while not exactly disappearing, are making way for the phenomenon known as remote working. According to a study carried …
As any body language expert will tell you, our bodies often sing from a totally different hymn sheet from our mouths. This could be seen most recently last week with the much-publicised meeting between Donald Trump and Emmanuel Macron. Although it was all smiles and good humour in front of the cameras, several have noted how …
Mergers and acquisitions (M&A) have been a headline news topic this week with the proposed supermarket merger between Sainsbury's and Asda. But while the biggest problem for this potential union between two UK firms is likely to come from the competition watchdog, cross-national M&A's too often face barriers that come from within. Research from KPMG indicates …
As companies continue to expand across borders and the global marketplace becomes increasingly more accessible for small and large businesses alike, there are ever more opportunities to work internationally. Multinational and cross-cultural teams are likewise becoming ever more common, meaning businesses can benefit from an increasingly diverse knowledge base and new, insightful approaches to business problems. …
While English is the most widely used language for business, academia and tourism, speaking only English is a major disadvantage in today's job market. The job market is more competitive and globalized than ever before, and successful candidates must be able to cross cultural and linguistic borders. Not only does knowing a second language provide many different …
As companies look to expand internationally, many are turning to cross-border asset-based lending as a solution to help enhance liquidity and provide flexibility within their capital structures. The growth of cross-border or global asset-based loans has increased significantly over the last 20 years, especially as middle-market companies are now accessing global markets to expand their sales …
The UK must radically overhaul its “alarmingly deficient” foreign language teaching to focus on German, Mandarin and Arabic or risk floundering in the global market. That's according to a group of senior academics who warn in a new book, "Languages After Brexit," that Global Britain can only thrive if it becomes a nation of polyglots. Civil servants, …
Eurozone stability, economic growth main drivers behind investor appetite 74% of investors surveyed recognise Europe’s leadership in sustainability Investors in China more likely to invest in UK and EU following Brexit Europe lags US in global market access, innovation and capital market efficiency The majority of global investors polled in a new survey for …
Private equity and venture capital investment into central and eastern Europe (CEE) shot up last year, according to new statistics from trade body Invest Europe, reaching the highest level since 2009. The total amount ploughed into the region in 2016 reached €1.6bn, with most money going to Poland. The Czech Republic, Romania and Hungary followed. Consumer goods …
PARIS (Reuters) - France's corporate startup scene is gaining traction against the backdrop of booming investments by venture capital funds and high expectations for a business-friendly government under new President Emmanuel Macron. Bpifrance, the country's state investment bank, has led the effort over the past five years, acting as a catalyst for the burgeoning industry and …
France is known worldwide for its wine, food and culture, but under its new president, the French are aiming to be the new global hub for tech startups. President Emmanuel Macron has said he wants to build a version of Silicon Valley in France. His administration has launched pro-business initiatives that are loosening government restrictions …
According to London & Partners, London is still the European hotspot for venture capitalists when it comes to fintech. London remains the top European city for venture capital investment in financial technology firms, according to data released by Mayor Sadiq Khan's promotional agency. London & Partners. Investors have poured more than $1 billion into fintech companies …
Many UK companies are complacent about the need to include languages as a key skillset in the job specification for international positions, however this is often a critical factor for success. It is a dangerous assumption to believe that English is the only language needed for communication in the global economy. It can have a crucial …
Major European languages remain in high demand from British businesses but there are signs of a shift towards languages used in the world’s fastest growing markets, such as Mandarin and Arabic. Infographic: Languages rated as useful by employers >> Infographic: Most important factors in recruiting school and college leavers >> In the annual CBI/Pearson Education and Skills Survey 2014 …
The Conversis study of UK based business leaders, together with the survey of US based Hiring Managers, shows that many are finding it hard to operate globally because they can’t find new staff who can speak other languages. One in four British companies that are currently or are planning to operate internationally have lost business opportunities …
Factoring is a type of asset based financing that is often confused with asset based lending. While these products have some similarities, they are very different. This article helps you understand the differences between these products and helps you determine which one is best suited for your company. What is asset based lending? An Asset Based Loan (ABL) is a …
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