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How Rising Gas Prices are Fueling Remote Work

COVID-19 necessitated one of the largest shifts in the nature of work that we had seen in decades. Overnight, businesses went from operating primarily out of central office locations to working Read more

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Recognizing the Value of the Skilled Trades
February 1, 2023

People value skilled trades for the everyday necessities they bring to life. From plumbing to electrical, machinists, and construction, trades play a vital role worldwide. They make the world happen. Unfortunately, there is a growing gap in the skilled trades workforce, despite high wages, employer-funded training, readily available positions, and the opportunity to apply […]

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Inflation Rates Ease, But Long-Term Contracts Keep Prices High
February 1, 2023

With inflation rates easing and shipping costs dropping along with several commodities (not eggs), consumers may be wondering why they haven’t seen a noticeable price difference yet. Blame it on supplier contracts. A typical procurement practice is shoring up supplier contracts in advance, which means prices could hold for several months. The longer high prices […]

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The Trend of Procuring Online Education Intervention Solutions
February 1, 2023

Education systems that have taken a metered approach towards spending for instruction materials are also using this methodology to procure online education intervention solutions. Estimates put the overall global Online Tutoring Market at 6.52 Billion in 2021, and experts believe that number could reach over 19 Billion a year by 2030. And while online […]

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How Rising Gas Prices are Fueling Remote Work
March 9, 2022

COVID-19 necessitated one of the largest shifts in the nature of work that we had seen in decades. Overnight, businesses went from operating primarily out of central office locations to working remotely. Concerns about the health and well-being of employees drove this decision from business leaders. However, as the effects of the pandemic have waned, […]

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Remote Work Made Microsoft Teams a Household Name. It Also Forced the Software to Adapt.
November 8, 2021

Commentary: The pandemic’s mass shift of office work to remote and hybrid workflows was the perfect storm for remote collaboration tools to find new user bases, engage already active users, and test new features that would define the future of work. Unsurprisingly, Microsoft Teams, with its Office integrations and free-to-use chat features, absorbed a […]

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Panera Boosts Catering Offering with Nationwide Rollout
July 30, 2021

Fast-casual staple Panera is making an interesting catering call – they’re ready to cater your next meeting, even if the employees attending it are spread out across the country. This is a response to a dramatic dip in catering revenue during the pandemic, as well as a forecast for work that will see many employees […]

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Optimizing Staffing in a Dynamic Operation
July 19, 2021

Highmark Health’s Mike Tracy joins host Sergio Reyes to help listeners navigate an ever-more-complex labor landscape.   Staffing and recruiting are difficult enough, particularly when there’s more competition than ever before standing between your organization and finding and retaining top talent. Add in more dynamic operations in the face of a changing labor landscape, hybrid […]

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Will Apple’s Mandated Hybrid Work Strategy Pay Off?
July 14, 2021

Over more than a year of collaboration in the face of a global pandemic, remote work has become the norm – but companies are getting antsy. Apple and CEO Tim Cook, in fact, have doubled down on a commitment to hybrid work moving forward, putting forward a schedule that would see all employees required to […]

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How Flexible are Big Tech’s Hybrid Work Models?
July 13, 2021

Just over a year ago, Big Tech companies found themselves making the transition from a predominantly office-centric culture to fully remote. Now with the business world seeking to regain a sense of normalcy, Big Tech companies are beginning to change their tune on permanent work-from-home flexibility, as they decipher what range of hybrid work models […]

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Ep1043: Building Trends Impacting Commercial Real Estate
June 1, 2021

The world experienced many changes during the pandemic. As a result, many things might translate to the commercial real estate (CRE) sector. Weaver Beyond the Numbers Real Estate Edition hosts Howard Altshuler, Partner-in-Charge, Real Estate Services and Rob Nowak, Partner, Tax Services shared their thoughts on these possibilities. “I was thinking about some things I’ve seen, like contactless […]

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