Wednesday, January 20, 2021



Let’s Talk: Pivoting – Dynamic Business

Business was hit hard during the pandemic. However a number of businesses who successfully changed their strategy have managed to not only stay afloat, but tap into new markets and flourish during an exceedingly difficult time. This week we ask: how do you know when to pivot? Cale Maxwell, COO, LEVO The decision to pivot and the timing will vary from business to business, but aligning the internal with the external pivot is often forgotten. Pivots are usually understood to be external and customer-focused – a company feels they want to connect more...

Business secretary confirms post-Brexit review of UK workers’ rights | Brexit

The business secretary has confirmed his department is reviewing how EU employment rights protections could be changed after Brexit, while insisting they will not be watered down.The Guardian understands a consultation on employment rights was signed off by Kwasi Kwarteng’s predecessor Alok Sharma, who left after being given a full-time role leading preparations for the Cop26 climate conference. Insiders say the consultation is ready to launch and has been circulated among some select business leaders.Following reports last week that the government was examining EU rules such as the working time...

Australia’s tourism industry pleads for government help as borders stay shut | Business

Tourism chiefs are pleading with the federal government to extend jobkeeper-style payments to its sector’s workers beyond March, after predictions that international travel will not resume this year. Darren Rudd, the Australian Federation of Travel Agents chief executive, told Guardian Australia he had spoken with the tourism minister, Dan Tehan, on Monday, and that he supported the idea of further help for the industry.However, Rudd believed there were some cabinet ministers who still needed to be convinced the sector deserved extra support above other industries.On Tuesday, Scott Morrison did not...
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