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"Returning to a physical workplace post-COVID-19 brings a myriad of legal, employee and public relations complexities for businesses."

Work can be better post-COVID-19. Here’s what employers need to know

When business crises occur (pandemic-related or otherwise), the companies that emerge stronger are those able to flex their business and people to overcome the new challenges they face

"It has been argued that when workers are already working long weeks, adding more hours can reduce productivity."

This is how shorter working hours can affect your productivity

By: EBR | Wednesday, September 22, 2021

Is it true that less really is more? Can companies, by asking less of their workers, actually get more out of them?

"There is an urgent need to unlock more financing for small and growing businesses (SGBs)."

Small and growing businesses make the biggest impact on economies, and they need more support

By: EBR | Monday, September 20, 2021

In Africa, small and growing businesses (SGBs) handle over 60% of all food production and trade on the continent; yet these businesses receive just 10% of commercial bank lending

"Business has a critical role to play in the race to decarbonise."

How companies can play both offense and defense in the carbon race

By: EBR | Friday, September 17, 2021

As fires ravaged parts of the US, Turkey and Greece, and as historic floods swept through Belgium and Germany, the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released a harrowing warning

"You need a strong process to reconcile the needs and wants of your various stakeholders."

Three Steps to Optimising Your Firm’s Hybrid Work Strategy

By: EBR | Wednesday, September 15, 2021

When the pandemic started, who knew that returning to the office would be so fraught? It raises a flurry of questions

"Beyond complex terminology, there are other factors that shape the way security and business leaders approach cyber security."

Why do businesses struggle to understand their cloud risks?

By: EBR | Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Planning for months ahead can seem like an eternity in the current climate


"Farming, architecture, science and teaching are some of the sectors that will need new green skills, according to the United Nations Environment Programme."

These are the skills young people will need for the green jobs of the future

By: EBR | Monday, September 13, 2021

Making smart decisions today could set up the world’s young people for success in the green jobs of tomorrow

"Following the outbreak of COVID-19, significant numbers of people are moving on from their current organizations because their needs have changed."

Why employees’ needs should shape the workplaces of the future

By: EBR | Tuesday, September 7, 2021

As organizations eagerly reopen their doors more than a year after the COVID-19 pandemic began, many will be surprised to watch their employees walk out—for good

"How can entrepreneurs turn their ideas into successful start-ups?."

14 lessons from entrepreneurs on starting your own business

By: EBR | Monday, September 6, 2021

Start-ups play an increasingly important role in the global economy, transforming innovative ideas into real-world solutions

"Environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues are an increasing priority for policymakers, boards and executives."

Human capital is the key to a successful ESG strategy

By: EBR | Thursday, September 2, 2021

The geopolitical challenges amplified by the COVID-19 pandemic have made environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues even higher priorities for policymakers, boards and executives

Financial wrongdoing by a single firm often batters its industry peers. Managers and investors may yet profit by using a granular lens to identify a handful of firms that will emerge stronger.

When Scandal Hits, It Pays to Resemble the Villain

By: EBR | Wednesday, September 1, 2021

When a firm is accused of misconduct, it doesn’t suffer the consequences alone

"Firms need to develop appropriate HR risk management strategies to lessen the impact of unanticipated employee departures."

How the “Butterfly Effect” Can Harm Firm Performance

By: EBR | Tuesday, August 31, 2021

Strategic human capital is a firm’s most valuable resource. Established research leans towards the theory that strategic human capital (employees with valuable, non-substitutable knowledge, skills and abilities) can provide firms with a sustainable competitive advantage

"There is growing evidence that strong ESG credentials can boost a company’s bottom line and access to capital."

Sustainability is the CFO’s new best friend. Here’s why

By: EBR | Monday, August 30, 2021

A good chief finance officer has always focused on what affects the bottom line. But where just a few years ago this would never have included sustainability, today it is a must

70% of workers felt that COVID-related restrictions had led to the most stressful period in their career.

5 themes shaping the future of work

By: EBR | Wednesday, August 25, 2021

When it comes to the world of work, COVID-19 has taught us an important lesson: that preparedness is everything

"Even zero-sum negotiations can turn into a win-win."

Research Hacks to Help You Negotiate Anything

By: EBR | Tuesday, August 24, 2021

Negotiators are often told they should eschew competitive negotiations, where parties fight for what’s on the table

Wild differences in performance within a market are largely shaped by that market’s dependence on resources.

Strategising for Success in Winner-Take-All Industries

By: EBR | Monday, August 23, 2021

Surprisingly, a process borne out of the ancient printing method of lithography is necessary for you to use your smartphone, tablet or computer. To put information on tiny semiconductor chips, guidance via light is required

"Business leaders have welcomed the G7 and the G20 Finance Ministers’ support for mandatory sustainability reporting."

Now is the time for companies to act on sustainability reporting

By: EBR | Thursday, August 5, 2021

As governments and business leaders increasingly made bold net-zero commitments over the past year, one of the most important questions has been how best to gather information to measure progress against these commitments

When we perform well together, we feel less tense with each other, and when we feel less tense with each other, we perform better.

How the Afterglow of Victory Boosts Future Performance

By: EBR | Monday, August 2, 2021

Imagine you are about to undergo an operation meant to remove a cancerous tumour. It is a complicated surgery that requires two surgeons working as a pair

"Some young employees have said that being respected and supported at work is more important than receiving ’trendy’ perks."

This is what young employees need to feel fulfilled at work

By: EBR | Friday, July 30, 2021

Some of today’s young workers, those ages 21-34, place more value on having respectful communication in the workplace over trendy work perks, a study finds

Businesses and governments are increasingly recognizing the need for supplier diversity.

How to achieve supplier diversity: 4 experts explain

By: EBR | Wednesday, July 28, 2021

In a world where the COVID-19 pandemic has contributed to an increase in the global gender gap by a generation and where we see growing socio-economic inequality, encouraging signs for social reform and equality are emerging in supplier diversity

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When business crises occur (pandemic-related or otherwise), the companies that emerge stronger are those able to flex their business and people to overcome the new challenges they face


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