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Can you imagine pain-free compliance?

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Thought leadership on Technology Driving Business presented by NextLOGiK Is your business required to meet compliance standards or tasked with conducting audits or inspections? These practices are put in place to ensure that organizations are operating ethically and in the best interests of their consumers and workforce, but they can be perceived as strenuous tasks. Though the processes vary by ...

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How can Agile support business agility?

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Thought Leadership on Enterprise Agility by Santeon Group. At the end of 2012 Iberia Airlines embarked on a transformation to return to profitability. Some of the highlights of the transformation plan were: Stem Iberia’s cash losses by mid-2013. Turnaround in profitability of at least €600 million from 2012 levels to align Iberia with IAG’s target return on capital of 12 per cent by ...

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Get the most out of your morning

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Business owners are busy from the moment they wake up to the hours past when they should’ve been asleep. Then, the next morning they’re up early and going at it again. While most people dislike being a “morning person,” the fact is that it’s necessary to get the most out of your day. Many seasoned CEOs still dislike being morning ...

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“What is it with Pregnancy?”

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Thought Leadership on HR Strategy presented by Levy Employment Law, LLC and RealHR Solutions LLC.  Pregnant employees, as a protected class, are having their moment in the sun. The United States Supreme Court just held in Young v. United Parcel Service, Inc. that pregnant employees may be legally entitled to accommodation of their pregnancy-related work limitations, even if those limitations do not meet the ...

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How to predict the future of your business

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Great investors like Warren Buffett have earned their titles through their ability to predict the future of the market. With a little luck, and a lot of knowledge of what business professors call “value networks,” the future of business is easier to determine. Value networks are a system of businesses and service providers that work together to create value for their customers. ...

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5 reasons your conversion rate is lower than it should be

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Conversions are a key to a successful business. Even with a great marketing campaign or a huge potential audience, without a good conversion rate, your business will suffer. And every business’ conversion rate could stand to improve. By improving your conversion rate, you’ll actually be increasing profits and the bottom line of your business. Forbes has created a list of ...

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4 tips to finding and keeping customers

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So much literature on sales and marketing focuses on reaching customers and letting your website or your services convert those potential customers to returning customers. Despite all of the sources of information, nothing really talks about the most important aspect of business: keeping those customers. In such highly competitive markets, only one person can be the “winner” when it comes ...

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8 inspiring tips from TED Talks on how to embrace happiness

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What does happiness mean for you, and what makes you happy? In a series of TED Talks focused on happiness, 13 happiness experts (researchers, psychologists, monks and Malcolm Gladwell) attempt to answer this difficult question. Their results tend to point toward two distinct patterns. Firstly, we’re usually wrong about what actually makes us happy. And secondly, happiness happens mostly by choice, ...

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Why local businesses are the first to suffer during public unrest

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In the event of any sort of public backlash, (protests that turned quickly into riots,) local businesses are not surprisingly the first to suffer. Whether it’s rioting, looting or arson, local businesses are at risk, and need to take the proper steps to ensure their safety and the longevity of their business. While it may seem counterintuitive for the local ...

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