Features

‘Going green’ can no longer be viewed simply as an optional consideration for business owners—it is fast becoming an operational imperative, as Abbey Petkar, managing director of Magenta Security Services, explains.

Outsourcing your non-core processes to the experts can save your business time and money, freeing up your resources to focus on what you do best. Becky Done talks to Danila Meirlaen, VP for Business Process Outsourcing, HP Enterprise Services EMEA, to find out what’s involved.

Ricoh executive vice president Ian Winham makes frequent trips down the acquisition road. Here, he offers insights on what works, and a novel idea on what’s next.

Rocco Magno offers his thoughts and advice to UK companies on how to manage their international payments and minimise risk during a volatile European Market.

Global business news

Sodexo Engage, specialists in employee and consumer engagement, has announced the appointment of Burcin Ressamoglu as Chief Executive Officer. 

Infrastructure Ontario and Metrolinx have named Crosslinx Transit Solutions (CTS)—a consortium of equal share partners ACS Infrastructure Canada, Aecon, EllisDon, and SNC-Lavalin—the preferred proponent to design, build, finance, and maintain the Eglinton Crosstown Light Rail Transit (LRT) project using the alternative financing and procurement (AFP) model.

In an industry as rigorously competitive as the gold production, Anaconda Mining Inc is a company of exploration that fundamentally strives for stability. The junior gold production company focuses its mergers and acquisitions target searches primarily on Canada and the United States, with a particular focus on Atlantic Canada.

Executive Insight

According to the results of the annual Robert Half FTSE 100 CEO Tracker, the proportion of FTSE 100 CEOs with a background in technology has increased by 27% in the last year, with 14% of CEOs now having a background in the sector. This includes 30% of all new CEOs appointed in the last year. In contrast the number of FTSE leaders with retail and hospitality experience is in decline, from 21% in 2016 to 15% in 2019. Of the new CEOs appointed this year, just one (10%) had a background in retail and hospitality.

Robert Half has found that one in three (31%) senior executives are prioritising employee retention over training in the next 12 months, with many concerned at the competition generated by the current war for talent, with unemployment rates at record lows.

Business Blogs

Brazil’s economy has begun to recover since a series of economic and political crises which have dogged the country since 2013. Between Q1 2015 and Q4 2016, GDP shrunk in eight successive quarters. The lava jato (‘car wash’) scandal, which continues to rumble on, to date has indicted over 170 high-profile people and involved 16 of Brazil’s largest companies. 

SGS explain how they helped a pipeline company who encountered a blockage in one of their pipelines by using ultrasonic technology.