OECD employment outlook 2020 (OECD)

The 2020 edition of the OECD Employment Outlook focuses on worker security and the COVID-19 crisis. Chapter 1 provides an initial assessment of the labour market consequences of the COVID-19 outbreak and the resulting economic crisis. It also presents an overview of the emergency labour market and social policy measures implemented by OECD countries and discusses directions […]
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Five keys to kickstarting your full enterpreneur potential (Inc)

Martin Zwilling   As a mentor to aspiring enterpreneurs, I’m always surprised by the fact that some never seem to be able to that first startup going, while many others never seem to stop, starting their second or third initiative before the first one is fully hatched.  I’m now convinced that serious entrepreneurs relish the startup process […]
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5 ways entrepreneurs and SMEs can build resilience in a coronavirus economy (WEF)

There’s a proverb that goes: “The best time to plant a tree is 20 years ago. The next best time is right now.” The naturally vulnerable Small to Medium Enterprise (SME) and entrepreneur sector would have done well to build their resilience prior to COVID-19. But if they didn’t, as with so many, right now […]
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World economic outlook update, June 2020 (IMF)

As with the April 2020 WEO projections, there is a higher-than-usual degree of uncertainty around this forecast. The baseline projection rests on key assumptions about the fallout from the pandemic. In economies with declining infection rates, the slower recovery path in the updated forecast reflects persistent social distancing into the second half of 2020; greater […]
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World investment report 2020 (UNCTAD)

Global flows of foreign direct investment (FDI) will be under severe pressure this year as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. These vital resources are expected to fall sharply from 2019 levels of $1.5 trillion, dropping well below the trough reached during the global financial crisis and undoing the already lackluster growth in international investment […]
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President Obama’s advice for leaders in a crisis (Inc)

By Jessica Stillman Figuring out how the coronavirus spreads and how your business should respond is incredibly complex. But when it comes to  responding to the current crisis, President Obama’s basic advice for leaders is simple: tell the truth.   The former president spoke to leaders from 300 municipalities on Thursday at  a virtual gathering organized […]
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Eight qualities that make for a good mentor (Inc)

By Young Enterpreneur Council  No one achieves success all on their own. Many of today’s most prominent business leaders can point back to a mentor who helped guide them during the formative years of their careers. Mentors are an invaluable source of motivation and wisdom for any budding professional. These individuals can act as your guide through uncertainty and difficult career situations, […]
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Five keys to kickstarting your full entrepreneur potential (Inc)

By Martin Zwiling Summary of key principles that you can follow to join that select realm of recognized and successful entrepreneurs: Thinking and talking won’t get you there – just do it. Starting something new is risky, no matter how many experts have reviewed it, or how much money you have. You can’t win a […]
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3 Proven ways to motivate yourself right now (Inc)

By Cathy Huyghe If the grind of working from home has ground down your remaining stores of motivation, you aren’t alone. Though remote working situations (and the positive benefit of them) aren’t new, the unprecedented layers of additional stress from the global pandemic can push you to your limits. Right now, you may need to actively work for your creativity, productivity, and overall […]
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3 Signs that your workplace culture will bring better business results (Inc)

By Marchel Schwantes For years, executives and HR chiefs have known that a healthy workplace means more satisfied employees, which also means higher productivity. But just how do you define a “healthy” workplace? According to a study by the World Health Organization (WHO), a healthy workplace is one in which workers and managers collaborate to continually protect and promote the health, […]
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