ConnX: Crafting HR Solutions that Enable, Enhance, and Empower

HR technology solutions are becoming increasingly important in the business world, now more than ever. Companies that were once reliant on manual processes and employees to handle hiring, training, onboarding, payroll processing, and administrative tasks are now turning to software systems and cloud-based platforms.

More and more organizations are waking up to the fact that advanced technology can play a crucial role in streamlining their human resource processes, thereby providing a competitive edge over peers who have not yet adopted these solutions.

Pertaining to this growing trend, this edition, the Top 10 HR Tech Solution Providers, 2021, brings the spotlight on companies that strive to innovate such systems and platforms, leading to a consequential transformation of the HR industry altogether.

One prominent name among such companies is ConnX Pty. Ltd., which is on a mission to continually empower HR teams to create a great place to work, enable managers … Read more

Uncovering Iceland’s secret financial scheme

International financial investigator Jared Bibler was appointed by the Icelandic markets regulator, the Financial Supervisory Authority (FME), to uncover the truth behind the 2008 Icelandic financial crisis which saw three national banks collapse, plunging the country into unprecedented economic difficulties.

In this exclusive interview, Bibler, whose new book Iceland’s Secret: The Untold Story of the World’s Biggest Con provides a cautionary tale for the world, speaks out about his investigation and why the Icelandic scandal still matters to us all.

The Icelandic financial crisis happened more than a decade ago. Why have you now decided to write a book about it?

I didn’t want to write this book, because what person in his right mind would write a book? I had to write this book.

One reason it took so long is that many of the cases took years to go through the courts. Some updates to the judgments happened … Read more

Green Business Tips: How to Save Costs by Reducing Waste

Globally, people produce around 2.01 billion tons of municipal solid waste each year, but industrial waste is estimated to go as high as 7.6 billion annually. The significant amount of damage it does to the environment should be enough reason for businesses to take their stand against waste. But that’s often easier said than done.

So why should businesses take the eco-friendly route? The most obvious reason is it lessens the impact on the environment. While the United States has yet to implement stricter recycling laws for businesses, waste management is a legal responsibility in the United Kingdom. Plus, injecting eco-friendly principles into your brand can capture a wider audience, especially among millennials who are now more conscious about the brands they patronize. Of course, practicing sustainability can help enterprises save on waste management costs.

The question is, how can businesses kick-start their way to a greener future? Here are … Read more

Creation Technologies: Where Innovation Meets Excellence

The manufacturing sector—across countries—took a severe blow from the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. Companies that pivoted to devising survival strategies triumphed this adversity exceptionally.

Adversity or not, such companies encompass the potential to change paradigms and industry landscapes altogether through their innate inclination towards innovation and their drive to achieve business excellence.

One company that evidently exhibits such characteristics is Creation Technologies, an award-winning global Electronics Manufacturing Services provider headquartered in Boston, MA.

From design to manufacturing and logistics services, Creation Technologies provides global, customized, and scalable solutions for customers requiring a focused and responsive design and manufacturing partner for medium-volume, complex electronic products. “Our priority is not to win a customer order, but to connect with the right customers and form lifetime partnerships,” says Todd Baggett, the Chief Commercial Officer.

Creation Technologies provides a considerable level of customer support and service for OEM customers … Read more

Bezos-backed British logistics start-up Beacon lands £37m funding boost

A British logistics start-up backed by the Amazon founder Jeff Bezos and other titans of the technology world is raising tens of millions of pounds to help it satisfy booming demand for its services.

It is understood that Beacon, which helps companies to manage their supply chains more efficiently, has sealed a $50m (£37m) Series B funding round led by Northstar.vc, a leading venture capital investor.

Upper90, another investor in early-stage companies, is also participating in the fundraising as a new investor in the business.

Launched in 2018, Beacon uses artificial intelligence and cloud-based technology to improve operational efficiency for customers organising international trade in their products.

It provides services including global ocean, air and road freight, customs clearance, insurance and supply chain finance, all of which can be accessed and managed on a single platform.

The company helps importers to address cashflow needs by offering financing within 72 hours … Read more