Amazon investing $700 Million to Retrain Workers

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Amazon has been paying to retraining thanks to automation and artificial intelligence.  The company announced a $700 million effort to retrain 100,000 workers over the next six years. The tech giant is creating programs based on internal insights and offering training not only for technical positions, but also for jobs such as nursing that don't fall under the company's traditional umbrella. Amazon knows that to weather the...

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Ride-Hailing Companies in the Fight Against California’s new Labor Bill

   

While California's new labor bill aims to protect "gig" workers' rights, new ride-hailing technologies such as Uber and Lyft are fighting the substantial changes. This new bill defines a 3 part outlined test that creates diversity among independent contractors who are not entitled to minimum wage and benefits. In contrast, the ride-hailing technologies argue that this model contradicts the ability to create a flexible employee-work relationship. Despite the opposition, multiple key...

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Walmart Picking up the Pace in the Race against Amazon

Taking notice of the successful third party vendor relationships Amazon has managed to profit from, Walmart has decided to get on board. This is the retailer's first attempt at outsourcing products and looks at Amazon's technical skills to enhance their product fulfillment through this new endeavor. They are titling this fee-based service "Fulfillment by Walmart," and anticipate it to move more items from outside merchants- specifically, those...

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How to Give a Rockstar Product Presentation

Focus on story structure, engagement tactics, and fast-paced experimentation to give high Net Promoter Score presentations your audience will love.

  Here’s a quick 30-minute webinar video I created for product people who want to deliver great product presentations. Here’s the outline: Click here to watch the video and to download a PDF of the presentation....

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Equinox vs. Peloton in the Evolution of at-home Exercise

The demand for a convenience-based lifestyle is quickly emerging, and luxury exercise companies- such as a competitors Pelaton and Equinox- are rising to the occasion. An article recently published by FastCompany debriefs Equinox's plans to diverge into the world of at-home equipment and streaming classes. In the $14B market of on-demand home fitness, top competitors in the industry are looking to introduce their presence through expanding portfolios and products...

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How to create connections at work in the age of isolation

Modern virtual workplace challenge HUB Consulting If you are feeling isolated at work, even in the midst of a busy office, you are not alone. A recent survey of more than 2,000 managers and employees found that employees depend on technology to communicate with their colleagues. The methods are led by e-mail (45 percent) and followed by text messaging (15 percent) and instant messaging (12 percent). Of those who cited e-mail, more than...

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US Startups Optimistic Business Conditions will Improve

Silicon Valley Bank Startup Report HUB Consulting In its recently released Startup Outlook Report, Silicon Valley Bank shared the results of its survey of 1,400 founders and executives of global startups. The survey found these entrepreneurs upbeat about their business prospects. "The 2019 report series finds that despite economic and political uncertainty across the globe, startups are generally optimistic about their business opportunities, and they plan to raise capital...

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