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Signs that leaders share cautious optimism about economy

The mid-year 'pulse'* of leaders and their organizations as we are half-way through 2023, shows that overall, there is a significant degree of wary optimism about the next six-to-12 months amongst senior executives, both for the global economy and their companies, yet there is an acute understanding that major market challenges remain.

Contributor: Julian Buckeridge, Managing Partner - NGS Global | Published: 3 August 2023

When inflation bites: 3 key leadership initiatives to steer through

Inflationary upheavals often mean companies are pressurised into raising prices to maintain profitability. However, a balance must be struck between protecting profit margins and staying competitive.

Contributor: Hisham Badawy, Managing Partner - Signium Egypt & GCC | Published: 16 July 2023

Accounting profession at a crossroads

Recent accounting failures have highlighted the role of public accounting firms in the modern economy. As the industry faces disruptive technologies, it's crucial to examine the role of public accountants and assess if current standards and regulations provide sufficient assurance.

Contributor: Paul Emery, Co-Founder and Head of Strategy - Makosi | Published: 14 June 2023

Real-time pay failing to keep pace with rising costs and inflation

Two thirds (69%) of employees are worried or stressed about their ability to pay for essentials if the economy worsens over the coming months. A further 22% are concerned about losing their job whilst a fifth (20%) are worried they will need to take on a second job to support themselves.

Contributor: Personio | Published: 28 November 2022

Is it employers’ responsibility to help out with cost of living crisis?

60% of the UK workforce believe employers should help them with the cost-of-living crisis. This is according to a survey of 1052 full-time employees carried last month by Culture Amp, an employee experience platform. The findings lay bare the challenges facing HRs as they embark on a third year of trauma, addressing rising cost of living concerns while creating psychological safety to stressed employees.

Contributor: Jessica Brannigan, Lead People Scientist - Culture Amp | Published: 13 July 2022

The Great Resignation is escalating

The continuing pandemic and introduction of the Great Resignation has put a strain on workforces, diminishing company culture, career progression and engagement. This spike in turnover and the isolation of remote work has contributed to a weaker sense of belonging for many employees

Contributor: Dr Natalie Baumgartner - Achievers, Chief Workforce Scientist | Published: 1 March 2022

Revealed: Global top 20 most expensive locations for expatriates

The latest Cost of Living report by ECA International reveals that London ranks the fifth most expensive location to live in the world. Despite low levels of inflation, the strength of the euro and the GBP has meant that 40% of the top 100 most expensive locations in the world for expats to live are in Europe.

Contributor: Steven Kilfedder - ECA | Published: 25 June 2021

Nearly 40 percent of businesses outperformed 2019 this year

New research by Accountancy and Finance, HR and Data Analytics recruiter, Wade Macdonald, has found that nearly half of UK businesses outperformed their initial predictions for this year, a more assured position than many were expecting only nine months ago. 

Contributor: Chris Goulding, Managing Director - Wade Macdonald | Published: 12 December 2020