Planning for the End of Lockdown by giant

APSCo | August 10, 2020

In the midst of lockdown with business owners taking action to protect their hard built business, many are also now preparing for the future. This is a challenge when the future is not easy to sketch out but there are some themes that will be important in most scenarios.

The ability to “pivot” your business model to a new sector, the transferability of skills and networks, as well as the ability to look at new delivery methods will play a pivotal part in business recovery. We are seeing agencies switching workers to more in demand sectors and planning on opening new temporary desks. Having access to technology that allows workers to be onboarded, screened, time collected and paid through one seamless system will provide a digital delivery method to support these renewed marketing efforts and provide business agility.

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Talent has become the most critical asset for companies in today's fast moving, fiercely competitive world. In order to keep pace with this technical-centric industrial evolution, businesses will need to adjust their talent acquisition strategies. Watch Tim Hanley, Global Industrial Products and Construction Sector Leader, Deloitte, sharing insights on how evolving business models are redefining the future of talent acquisition.

Spotlight

Talent has become the most critical asset for companies in today's fast moving, fiercely competitive world. In order to keep pace with this technical-centric industrial evolution, businesses will need to adjust their talent acquisition strategies. Watch Tim Hanley, Global Industrial Products and Construction Sector Leader, Deloitte, sharing insights on how evolving business models are redefining the future of talent acquisition.

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Digi Introduces New Improved altHR, HR Starter Kit

Digi | June 15, 2021

DIGI Telecommunications Sdn Bhd has introduced a new and enhanced altHR super app and an HR starter kit to help small, medium and micro businesses shift to digital HR. The newly updated app follows the telco’s introduction of the digital workforce management system last year, which aims to digitalize critical human resource (HR) procedures. Paperless leave and expense management, digital sales kits, contactless time tracking, and staff onboarding are all available through this app. The new altHR app now includes payroll, rostering, performance management, and the ultimate HR starter kit for 2021. In addition, the company claims it is a guide to assist firms in cultivating digital-ready employees. “The pandemic has accelerated the digitization of many enterprises. As a result, remote working has become the currently normal, and may even be the next normal, as we go through multiple phases of movement control orders,” said Lee Kathryn, head of Digi-X. HR, according to Lee, plays a critical role in this atmosphere, and digitizing its operations will help SMEs run more effectively while focusing on other issues brought on by the present economic situation. She said that with the numerous modules available in altHR, businesses could use these various capabilities to keep their employees engaged, connected, and productive throughout this period. Lee stated that altHR would give onboarding assistance to firms as they move to use altHR. The assistance includes the recommendation of best practice policies, training HR teams to use different modules, and training employees on altHR for day-to-day HR processes. According to Digi, the new altHR capabilities include a payroll function compatible with the tax authorities, Lembaga Hasil Dalam Negeri (LHDN), and allows businesses to manage employee payroll with fine controls over calculations linked to pay, claims, and necessary deductions. According to the company, altHR’s altHR’sng allows managers to set up shift hours and allocate the roster to individual employees or give them a choice to choose their preferred slots. Finally, altHR performance management allows managers and employees to measure, review, and enhance job performance through configurable surveys and appraisal cycles, according to the company. Meanwhile, the ideal HR starter kit for 2021 includes subjects like “Optimiz “ng the Workplace for the New Normal,” “Build” n “an Impactful Employee Onboarding Programme,” and “I” provi “g Employee Wellbeing and Productivity.” Accor” ing to Digi, there is also a useful “HR Digi “alisation Readiness Checklist.” In addition, customers and interested companies can get the Starter Kit through the altHR website. Digi is expanding its altHR offering for businesses interested in digitizing their human resources. AltHR is free for the first 50 workers until September 30, 2021, with no set-up costs or contracts required.

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ThinkNow and Guerrero Media Release Survey to Collect Latino Executive Feedback Aimed at Improving Corporate Diversity Recruitment

ThinkNow | August 02, 2021

Organizational diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) goals around senior level leadership are about to become more attainable thanks to a new survey aimed at Latino executives. ThinkNow, a market research firm that demystifies diverse communities through research technology, and Guerrero Media, an executive communications and advancement firm with a strong foothold in the executive Latino community, have partnered for a research project whose data will help organizations recruit and retain executive Latino talent. Results will be compiled into the Executive Leadership Index, a proprietary insights tool that will be available for distribution to hiring managers, employee resource groups, CEOs, and anyone else tasked with recruiting, retaining, and nurturing diverse talent. The Executive Leadership Index survey is available via both ThinkNow and Guerrero Media’s websites and will remain open for participants until 11:59 p.m. ET on Thursday, September 30. Latino executives who opt to take this anonymous survey will assist Fortune 1000 companies in shaping decisions that help thousands of employees feel more included and engaged in the workplace. The Executive Leadership Index will be available for distribution later this year. “What is missing from the myriad of important and much needed investments in diversity and inclusion initiatives is the voice of the mid- to senior-level leader. It’s important that companies know how to cater to this high-level leader given their influence and ability to impact change and drive strategy at their organization,” says Guerrero Media CEO and Cofounder Pedro A. Guerrero. “Guerrero Media is proud to partner with ThinkNow, a company that is similar to ours in that we both are independent, Latino-owned companies and have been working in DEI long before it became fashionable. We are excited to leverage the collective voices of the executives connected to our Hispanic networks —The Alumni Society, Hispanic Executive, and NextGen Collective—to enable corporate America to better understand the diverse executive’s unique needs and wants.” “We want to know what companies can do to not only better recruit talent but retain and develop it—while fostering a sense of belonging through investments in career growth,” says ThinkNow Cofounder and Principal Mario Carrasco. “Companies cannot expect to attract and ultimately retain diverse executives if they do not understand what this population wants and needs in order to thrive in an organization. To make a company diverse from top to bottom, retaining diverse executives is imperative.” ABOUT GUERRERO MEDIA Guerrero Media works with executives, entrepreneurs, and aspiring business leaders to harness the power of their stories to ignite change in their organizations. Their portfolio of brands includes American Builders Quarterly, American Healthcare Leader, Hispanic Executive, Modern Counsel, and Profile. Guerrero Media is also the organization behind The Alumni Society, a networking organization for Latinos who attended the nation’s top universities, and NextGen Collective, a networking platform for mid-level Latinx professionals. ABOUT THINKNOW ThinkNow is a market research firm that demystifies diverse communities through research technology. The firm also owns and operates one of the largest and most representative Hispanic online panels in the industry, DigaYGane.com, which provides sample to leading market research companies around the world.

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Kim Belanger Promoted to Vice President of Finance and Human Resources by CDG

CDG | July 01, 2022

Kim Belanger has recently been promoted to Vice President of Finance and Human Resources, which Communications Data Group, Inc. (CDG) is happy to announce that Ms. Belanger is the new vice president of finance and human resources include managing the business's accounting operations, generating financial reports, keeping accounting records, interviewing and recruiting personnel, enforcing company policies and procedures, and managing pay, benefits, and leave. "Kim has been instrumental to CDG's success in her position as Assistant CFO, and we believe that as Vice President of Finance and Human Resources she will continue to help us develop our HR support tools and services and increase our financial health and preparedness." - Dewaine Wilson, CFO, CDG "Kim has been instrumental to CDG's success in her position as Assistant CFO, and we believe that as Vice President of Finance and Human Resources she will continue to help us develop our HR support tools and services and increase our financial health and preparedness." - Dewaine Wilson, CFO, CDG From 2008 to 2010, Kim Belanger worked for CDG as the controller. In 2017, she returned to the company as the assistant CFO. Kim has a wealth of experience in developing best financial practices, budgeting, forecasting, and financial accounting and auditing.

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