Japan to resume tourism in June; only packaged tour for now

Japan to resume tourism in June;  only packaged tour for now

TOKYO (AP) — Japan will open its borders to foreign tourists in June for the first time since imposing tight pandemic travel restrictions about two years ago, but only for package tours for now, the prime minister said Thursday. Beginning June 10, Japan will allow the entry of people on tours with fixed schedules and … Read more

New Coalition To Push For Workplace Health And Safety Policy

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New Coalition To Push For Workplace Health And Safety Policy More than 40 national organizations, industry leaders, and trade associations join to create the Healthy Workplaces Coalition, which will focus on advocating for healthier and safer buildings. In an effort to benefit the health and well-being of employees, customers, and the public, the International WELL … Read more

Leveraging technology in contact centers to reduce attrition rates

Leveraging technology in contact centers to reduce attrition rates

Article by NICE A/NZ managing director Rod Lester. Organizations worldwide have experienced significant disruption over the past two years, with many accelerating digital transformation to better respond to changing market drivers and business environments throughout the pandemic. Data shows that 90 per cent of Australian businesses adopted new technologies during the pandemic to support business … Read more

How Covid Changed Business Travel Forever

How Covid Changed Business Travel Forever

Zoom meetings have fundamentally altered how and why people hit the road for work. Now “bleisure” and “return to base” are corporate travel buzzwords in the new normal. JLast over two years ago, Romano Nickerson was traveling three days or more per week for client meetings and attending four conferences a year. But his road-warrior … Read more

Tech Gives Rise To Freelance Consulting Boom

Tech Gives Rise To Freelance Consulting Boom

working from home AdobeStock_331412728 There are many factors driving the Great Resignation, but a shifting power dynamic in today’s labor market tops them all. With more bargaining chips at their disposal and significantly improved technology to help them re-imagine their career paths, workers are reexamining the value of their skills. And it’s paying off in … Read more

Research Identifies 3 Collaboration Styles That Are Key To The Future Of Hybrid Work

Research Identifies 3 Collaboration Styles That Are Key To The Future Of Hybrid Work

working from home AdobeStock_259612659 In the last two years, knowledge workers around the world have adapted quickly to an entirely virtual work environment, and in the process, those workers and their employers soon realized the benefits as well as the drawbacks of this mode of work. Now, in the last year, we’ve seen a steady … Read more

How Congress can help reduce Social Security customer service delays

How Congress can help reduce Social Security customer service delays

eatgrunge | Istock | Getty Images Many people who have dialed the Social Security Administration’s toll-free number during the Covid-19 pandemic have faced long wait times. In an effort to alleviate the customer service issues, Congress this week held a hearing to identify ways in fix the problems. The issues are something leaders on both … Read more

5 strategies to make your resume stand out amid the Great Resignation

5 strategies to make your resume stand out amid the Great Resignation

stunted | E+ | Getty Images If you hope to land a new job, you’ll want to make sure your resume catches the eyes of recruiters. The first thing you should do is shift your mindset, said certified professional career coach Matt Glodz, founder of Chicago-based executive resume writing firm Resume Pilots. “Stop thinking so … Read more

Five places business travel has changed post-pandemic

Five places business travel has changed post-pandemic

Canada Ranked ninth in overall business bookings for this year, Canada has been seeing more remote workers in its resort destinations and longer business stays, according to rental property managers. While much of this so far has been driven by Canadian citizens taking advantage of remote work (more than 27% of employed Canadians are said … Read more

COVID-related business loss is not ‘property damage,’ MD court rules

COVID-related business loss is not 'property damage,' MD court rules

An insurance policy’s standard coverage for lost business due to property damage does not apply to a restaurant’s loss of revenue after Gov. Larry Hogan ordered eateries closed to in-house dining in 2020 to stanch the spread of COVID-19, Maryland’s second highest court ruled Tuesday in a defeat for a Frederick bar. The pandemic-compelled closure … Read more