Category Archives: Economy

26Jul/21

Talent Recruitment, Workforce Diversity, and Employee Benefits Lead the Challenges for Businesses Emerging from COVID-19

The 2021 Paychex Pulse of HR Report, released today, shows that attracting talent tops the list of challenges impacting HR professionals as they adapt to the evolving workplace shaped by the COVID-19 pandemic. The fifth annual report from Paychex, Inc., the HR software and services company that provides the power of simplicity for increasingly complex workplaces, shows that 61 percent of the 1,000 HR leaders surveyed consider recruiting talent their most difficult task. Continue reading

27May/21

As COVID-19 Vaccination Rates Rise, Grocery Shopping Behavior Dramatically Evolves

With the COVID-19 vaccination rate of adults receiving at least one dose now topping 60 percent in the U.S., and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) easing mask guidelines for those who have been vaccinated, recent grocery/CPG shopping data from shopper intelligence leader Catalina underscores the increasing enthusiasm for returning to a sense of normalcy sweeping the country after 15 months of varying degrees of restrictions. Continue reading

05May/21

BASF Canada and Bullfrog Power launch documentary on Circular Economy to educate Canadians on a more efficient resource management system

BASF Canada and Bullfrog Power have partnered to produce “The Afterlife of Waste”, a documentary on the topic of the circular economy. The informational project aims to educate Canadians on a more efficient resource management system and position circular economy as a key component to capturing the value of plastic waste. Continue reading

01May/21

African countries commit to double agricultural productivity as development banks, institutions pledge US$17 billion to increase food security

Four multilateral development banks and financial institutions pledged close to US$17 billion in financing on Friday during a high-level forum, in a bold bid to address rising hunger on the African continent and to improve food security. Continue reading

27Apr/21

Checkpoint: What Does a Global Pandemic Mean for Shoplifting?

When the World Health Organisation (WHO) declared the coronavirus a ‘global pandemic’ on 11 March 2020, governments across the world began restricting the movement of people through social distancing, introducing local and national lockdowns to help slow the spread of the virus. One major result of this reduction in mobility was a vast decline in many types of crime. Continue reading

27Apr/21

Andersen Named One of America’s Best Employers for Diversity 2021 by Forbes

Andersen Corporation has been named a Forbes Best Employer for Diversity 2021. The honorees were chosen based on an independent survey by Statista Inc. – respondents were asked questions regarding the topics of age, gender equality, ethnicity, disability, LGBTQA+ and general diversity concerning their employer. Continue reading

27Apr/21

Clean electrification and hydrogen can deliver net-zero by 2050, says global private-sector coalition

The Energy Transitions Commission (ETC), a coalition of more than 45 leaders from global energy producers, energy industries, financial institutions and environmental advocates – including ArcelorMittal, Bank of America, BP, Development Research Center of the State Council of China, EBRD, HSBC, Iberdrola, Ørsted, Shell, Tata Group, Volvo Group and the World Resources Institute among others – released two new reports analysing the feasibility of achieving a net-zero greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) economy by 2050 Continue reading

28Mar/21

Action Needed To Curb Resurgence In Energy Waste After Lockdown, Says Schneider Electric

Ahead of Earth Hour (Saturday, March 27th), Schneider Electric, the global energy management and automation firm, is calling on businesses to include CO2e reduction on their list of post-lockdown priorities. This year’s event coincides with many companies dusting off their plans for a safe return to the office this summer. Continue reading