2016

4 Plays For Payroll Service Bureaus To Close Prospects

ExactHire - Partnership

Independent payroll service bureaus, it’s time to put on your game face. Your competition isn’t getting any weaker these days, and technology innovation and adoption is moving at a breakneck pace.

Innovation for Innovators – Strategic Partners in Technology

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Technological Disruption – Important and Inevitable. The technology industry has always been defined by rapid innovation and technological disruption. Companies are always looking to disrupt the status quo with, “better service, more innovative products, lower prices, and the ability to respond flexibly to changing customer habits and preferences.” Technology’s commitment to innovation and fast-paced disruption shows no signs of abating.

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Partnership on AI Expresses Support for White House Report on Artificial Intelligence (2016)

Partnership on AI

We are happy to see the report on the future of AI from the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP). We applaud the efforts by OSTP to organize workshops and to engage the public in discussions about AI. We agree that AI can be a major driver of growth and social progress. Harnessing advances in AI to their fullest potential will involve collaboration by industry, government, and the public on the broader social, legal, and ethical influences of AI.

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Four Ways to Improve Negotiations: Power in Numbers

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We often think of them in terms of governments and unions: small groups of sometimes unlikely partners join together as a coalition to exert bargaining power over a more formidable adversary. Politicians, laborers, and even college professors make headlines when they use coalitions effectively. But when it comes to corporate … Read More. The post Four Ways to Improve Negotiations: Power in Numbers appeared first on Wharton Executive Education

Payroll Providers, Distinguish Yourselves!

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For independent payroll providers it’s sometimes hard to stand out. Resources are limited and the expenses associated with advertising and expanding new services are prohibitive. For newly minted businesses, it might be all they can do just to get operations up and running efficiently.

Independent Payroll Providers Under Attack!

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Payroll providers are under attack! Across the nation, over 240 independent payroll providers are under attack by “mega payroll providers.” ” Their mode of attack?

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Industry Leaders Establish Partnership on AI Best Practices

Partnership on AI

Amazon, DeepMind/Google, Facebook, IBM, and Microsoft today announced that they will create a non-profit organization that will work to advance public understanding of artificial intelligence technologies (AI) and formulate best practices on the challenges and opportunities within the field.

Introduction from the Founding Co-Chairs

Partnership on AI

We are at an inflection point in the development and application of AI technologies. The upswing in AI competencies, fueled by data, computation, and advances in algorithms for machine learning, perception, planning, and natural language, promise great value to people and society. However, with successes come new concerns and challenges based on the effects of those technologies on people’s lives.

How to grow your business with Powerlinx

Powerlinx

4 ways to grow your business with Powerlinx. Powerlinx is constantly striving to be the world’s most advanced business matching platform and an invaluable resource to business development teams. 75% of CEOs say strategic partnerships are essential to their growth, but more than half report trouble finding and connecting with partners. The fact is, companies are missing out on new strategic partners because they lack the resources and networks of larger firms and we don’t believe that’s right.

Opportunities for American Fashion & Textile Manufacturers

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Industry Overview. The Fashion & Apparel industry is one of the largest in the world. The industry generates over $3 trillion a year , and none of it would be possible without a robust textile and apparel manufacturing sector. In 2014, manufacturers created nearly $73 billion in revenue. Since the economic downturn of 2008, the clothing manufacturing sector has enjoyed a period of stability and growth. Since 2009, the industry has grown 11.4% and is expected to maintain a 0.7%

Now is the time to enter the Beauty Industry

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The Appeal of Beauty. The cosmetic industry has long been associated with stability and growth, and for good reason. Time and again, the beauty industry has proven itself recession proof. When the rest of the economy floundered in 2009, the cosmetics industry grew 5.4%. The American market generated $56.2 billion in revenues last year, and is expected to grow in every sector.

4 Reasons to Enter the Fashion & Apparel Industry

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Industry Size. The Fashion and Apparel Industry is a behemoth in the global economy. Making up 2% of all global GDP, clothing generates over three trillion dollars every year. The upsides for a successful clothing company are nothing short of massive. Approximately 80% of the industry is concentrated in the womenswear, menswear, and luxury goods segments. However, companies are moving into new lines and expanding the definition of apparel.

Expanding Into an Uncertain Market

Powerlinx

The slowing down of China’s economy has sparked vigorous debate, with many experts predicting hard times ahead for the world’s second-biggest economy. Nevertheless, China still managed to achieve 6.9 percent GDP growth in 2015 – the slowest in 25 years, but still well ahead of other developed economies. And then there’s the recent announcement by Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz that his company will be opening thousands of stores across China over the next five years.

How Collaboration Helps Save the Environment

Powerlinx

With the successful conclusion of the COP21 Paris Climate Conference in December 2015, collaboration around greenhouse gas emission reduction between governments and companies throughout the developing and developed world has moved from wishful thinking to fact. Limiting the pace of global warming to no more than two degrees Celsius is now a global movement that is driving companies of every size and description to reduce their annual carbon footprint.

The importance of strategic partners for manufacturers

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Bullish Markets. Companies whose operations heavily rely on manufacturing have good reasons to be optimistic. The manufacturing industry is currently experiencing a bullish trend. June saw the US Manufacturing Index reach a 16 month high. The index posted an increase of 1.9 points and the new order index is up 1.3% from May. With the export index at its highest level since November 2014 , companies that manufacture can have confidence in their industry’s stability moving forward.

How the Internet of Things (IoT) will impact the logistics industry

Powerlinx

It’s no secret that technology is rapidly changing the logistics industry. But what ripple effects will the rise of the Internet of Things (IoT) have for this evolving industry? When the Internet of Things (IoT) appears on TV news segments or in glossy magazines, it’s usually wearables such as health bands or internet-connected televisions and thermostats that get a mention.

Powerlinx secures $7 million Series A funding including strategic investment from big data leader Altares-D&B

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Business-matching platform combines predictive analytics and artificial intelligence capabilities to help companies source partnership and growth opportunities globally. Become a member. Powerlinx, a global innovator in the partner economy, today announced that it has completed a $7 million USD Series A funding. The financing round was led by its founders and a global group of strategic investors including France-based business information giant Altares D&B.

Powerlinx’s valuable role in the changing Logistics industry

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Moving forward, digitization is prime to transform nearly every aspect of the logistics industry. With the future potential of Industry 4.0 becoming our present-day reality, the industry is in the midst of rapid change. Cloud computing, cyber-physical systems, and the Internet of Things are all changing how businesses operate. By the year 2020, the number of logistics businesses boasting an advanced level of digitization will skyrocket from 28% to 71%.

Using strategic business partners to build local business

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How can small and big business work together to build strong communities and profits? Small businesses form a vital part of the American economy and market. In December 2015, businesses with under 50 employees created 93,000 jobs in the US, making them an important source of post-recession job growth. That’s not to say it’s an easy job being a small-scale entrepreneur – Bloomberg found that a staggering 80 percent of people who start businesses fail within the first 18 months.

Mastering Organizational Politics: How to Avoid the Three Biggest Mistakes

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In this presidential election year in the United States, politics are everywhere. The only way to get a break, one might think, is to stop watching the news and go back to work. But there is no escape: politics are as much a part of organizational life as they are … Read More. The post Mastering Organizational Politics: How to Avoid the Three Biggest Mistakes appeared first on Wharton Executive Education

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Payroll Service Bureaus – Are Clients a Flight Risk? [Infographic]

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Payroll service outsourcing is nothing new regardless of whether you look at large employers, or organizations that fall within the small- to medium-sized business (SMB) space.

3 ways that supply chain partnerships drive results

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When two companies collaborate with their mutual interests in mind, great things can happen. Supply chain partnerships are the focus of our latest infographic , where we examine a few case studies that a win-win collaboration between two companies has yielded to a high, beneficial impact. In recent years, supply chain management (SCM) has seen rising global competition, aggressive advancements in technology and better integration through smarter processes.