There are times when everything changes in business – when this happens it is often sudden, surprising and sometimes overwhelming. These moments are the strategic inflection points that can result in a company rocketing to success or being left behind.
One issue stands out for every middle-market business that operates internationally: the struggle to find and retain the most skilled and innovative employees — those who will drive growth and company performance.
While some cry foul and worry about the woes of a ‘useless class,’ as the historian Yuval Noah Harari puts it, others welcome widespread automation because they consider most current human labour mind-numbing.
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With effect from January 1, 2018, valued added tax (VAT) will be a reality in the UAE. As the real estate sector affects most expat lives in the UAE, let us take a look at the implications of the new levy on this industry.
Kuwait is keen on boosting investments in the private education sector as part of its economic diversification plans, but the varying standards of education, a preference among nationals for free public schools and reduced state spending could all hinder the market’s development, analysts say.
From coping with loans, rents and daily expenses to battling social stigma, family pressure and depression, it can be a huge struggle when you are laid off. But the key is to stay prepared and be practical