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Critical skills, recession and the illusion of plenitude
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Despite high unemployment, companies are having trouble lling job vacancies, with shortagesoten occurring in critical, skilled roles with high barriers to entry and crucial to a company’s suc-cess. A targeted retention strategy, with an increasingly sophisticated view o what employees arelooking or, what they value and why they leave, can help companies navigate this talent paradox.
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Geography is a key driver o corporate perormance, aecting actors such as talent attraction andretention, operating costs, exposure to risk and shareholder value. Companies that proactivelymanage their global ootprint—in good and not-so-good times—can gain a competitive advan-tage that is dicult to replicate, literally positioning the organization globally to achieve itsstrategic objectives, both in the short term and or the uture.
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Most marketing organizations execute the same basic activities. But not all great marketing orga-nizations make identical choices. Both the great brand builders and the great product innovatorscan be great marketers, but the underlying capabilities and choices that allow each to succeed aredierent and not necessarily interchangeable. Knowing this can infuence how a company investsits incremental marketing dollars.
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Integrated reporting aims to incorporate everything rom strategy to risk management, rom -nancial reporting to the inclusion o other capitals (societal and environmental impacts), and tomeet the needs o a broad a group o stakeholders. It intends to interlink these elements in a waythat makes their interdependencies clear. In doing so, it may represent the most signicant changeto the reporting rulebook in years.
Using sustainability to drive business innovation and growth
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Sustainability can drive innovation by introducing new design constraints that shape how keyresources are used in products and processes. It can suggest areas where innovation can pay o especially well. How a company attempts to overcome these new design constraints, deliveringsimilar levels o perormance and cost at lower levels o resource usage, may be key to its prospects.
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Smarter phones, smarter shoppers and strategies for a new consumer perspective
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Smartphone-equipped consumers remain a minority, yet their attitudes and behaviors, as well asincreasingly capable devices and a prolieration o mobile applications, suggest a much larger cus-tomer base in the uture. For these mobile consumers, the pre-store and in-store shopping processis being redened with a range o players vying or a prominent role in enabling, guiding andconstructing business models around those consumers.