Bitcoin and Salaries; the Next Big Thing?

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A few years ago the emergence of cryptocurrencies was met with great reluctance. Now, with a steadily climbing second wind, Bitcoin is gaining popularity. With the rise in its use comes a number of new ways you can spend your Bitcoin, too. In actual fact, the industry is enjoying such a positive review, it’s even catching on in the corporate. New Zealand has just legalized paying salaries in Bitcoin, and a number of companies are meeting the excitement of their team members with this forward-thinking currency.

Cryptocurrency – An Explanation for the Man on the Street

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Bitcoin, Litecoin, e-currency, decentralized, virtual; some of the terms used in conjunction with cryptocurrency make the entire business sound like an affair exclusively for investors that are extremely clued-up. The mystery surrounding cryptocurrency can easily be explained though: What it is, how it is different to the currency we get from our reserve banks, and why it can be a great investment opportunity for anyone, especially staff members who would like to get their salary in Bitcoin!

 

A cryptocurrency is a form of currency that (at this point) exclusively exists in a digital space. It is created by complex mathematical encryptions which generate units, and these units hold value, the value representing what we know as currency. Transactions made with this currency are publicly recorded on a ledger known as “blockchain” where it exists and operates completely independently from centralized banks. It is not taxed or monitored and users only pay minimal transaction fees on the blockchain system, as opposed to the high-interest rates and fee systems account holders are forced to pay at regular, centralized banks that form part of the world reserve bank. 

How do People Spend their Bitcoin? 

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When asked where they spend their Bitcoin, employees who are taking part, or receiving all of their salary this way said that their primary reason for wanting Bitcoin is to escape the clutches of federal reserve currencies. Bitcoin is no longer just an investment, it can act as a functioning bank account. 

Bitcoin salary earners can pay utility bills and buy electronics. Companies like Dell, FastTech, and TigerDirect accept Bitcoin. Bitcoin holders can also purchase coffee and make use of food delivery services, with platforms like Foldapp offering a 20% discount to Bitcoin payers. Not only is it easy, but it is also cheaper. Online games and entertainment, like PlayAmo for example accepts Interac as a deposit method and Bitcoin as payment, making online gaming effortless and fun. 

Bitcoin as a Payment Method

While many currencies, like the USA, continue to hesitate, others are moving in leaps and bounds alongside this form of technological currency.

New Zealand legalizing payment of salaries in cryptocurrency is one example, and Japan is now accepting Bitcoin as a currency to trade-in. If more countries follow suit, the value of bitcoin will continue to climb upwards. Accepting payment in liquid cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin is a great idea if you are looking for some hedging against market uncertainty.

How Businesses are Working to Provide the Best Working Environment for Employees

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Every business strives to be better, but it’s only recently that employees have become the focus of care as opposed to potential customers. While some companies, like Virgin, have long reaped the benefits of creating a great working environment for their employees, other major businesses have only started to follow suit relatively recently. Results and customers were almost the entire focus for so long, but then the cost of unhappy employees was calculated, leading to many changes.

So, how are businesses now striving to provide the best working environments for their employees, and why?

Why focus on employees?

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As relayed by Entrepreneur in the midst of 2018, 85 percent of people are not happy at work, which costs roughly $7 trillion in lost productivity across the world every year. Not only do unhappy employees become less productive, but the cost of replacing an employee can cost twice their base salary, with replacing high performers whose output can quadruple the average being even more costly to replace.

Creating a good work environment with a positive working culture has been found to have many benefits. Forbes details a positive working culture as being the key to making employees happy who, in turn, stop clock-watching or doing the bare minimum and instead become excited to come to work and willing to push above and beyond to show their skills. A positive work culture will also promote collaborations between co-workers, which also inherently increases productivity.

Most importantly, however, is the potential for a positive work culture to encourage creativity. If employees at all levels are encouraged to be creative, then the company has a greater chance of succeeding or exploring avenues which could, in turn, lead to hugely successful business moves. A lack of creativity within a corporation has certainly been the crux of some of the biggest business blunders of all-time, with Lottoland showing how Blockbuster refusing to partner with Netflix cost them a piece of the $13 billion streaming empire and, of course, the business itself.

Customers and clients may be the end game, but without the people who put the work in being happy, the business will never reach its full potential. Creating the best possible work environment with a positive caring culture is key to optimizing production and the all-important skill of creative thinking.

How are companies providing a great work environment?

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As employees are looking to provide a great work environment without making it so much fun that work doesn’t get done, many leading companies have had to get creative to provide unique ways of bolstering morale and maintaining a positive work culture. As detailed by The Muse, there are many companies that want you to have fun at work, and go out of their way to emphasize this ethos.

Multinational digital consulting firm, Omnigon, puts on monthly outings including opportunities for their employees to go to sporting events, and weekly happy hours that feature foosball tournaments. Mobile gaming company, Pocket Gems, as you would assume, encourage creativity and game time, with the once-spontaneous table tennis breaks becoming a full ping-pong league. At Nitro, the company encourages a strong work-life balance by giving employees five days off each year (in addition to their existing vacation days) so that they can do some volunteering, which comes with initiatives attached, as well as staging a weekly hangout with some drinks.

There’s no doubt that happy employees are much more productive, with the best way to keep workers happy by providing them with the best work environment possible.

How Do Digital Industries Keep Growing So Fast?

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It seems that in today’s online landscape, as soon as one concept is mastered, innovative new companies have cropped up with the next digital trend. Digital industries have grown more in the past decade than in the entire past two centuries and there looks to be no stopping them. From digitising everything in order to simplify our lives, how we work, and how we interact with one another to providing us with elements of technology we could only dream of. But just how do digital industries grow so fast? By looking at elements of virtual reality, online gaming, digital banking, and cybersecurity, we can begin to unpick exactly how digital is so galvanized.

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Virtual Reality

One of the most striking examples of the growth of digital industries and how fast this can happen is through virtual reality (VR). The Oculus Rift’s initial tease back in 2012 left a lot of be desired and the high hardware costs caused many to skip over VR gaming. But, Pokémon Go’s launch in 2016 as an AR version of gaming that used the smartphones we already had as the hardware saw the market for extended realities boom. Following this, as the successful Oculus Rift 2016 Kickstarter shows us, people are more likely to invest in these digital industries, which helps them grow so quickly. Statistics show that since this proven success of AR, the industry took in greater revenue, not just in the apps, but in ad spend, location-specific software, games and e-commerce sales. As one aspect of the industry showed how virtual reality could be used, other uses for it were realised. These include medical training in order to improve accuracy in operations, the tourism industry, which uses AR to create walkabouts in new destinations and even in education to help acclimatise students to campuses.

Online Gaming

Digital industries are able to grow so fast in part due to the healthy competition they face amongst themselves and nothing shows this more than the online gaming industry. For instance, for every version of one online game, there is another that attempts to attract the same audience. Those who provide games need to be savvy about how they are attracting gamers as much as how strong their products are once the gamers visit their site. For example, as the bingo games free to play show, by offering an enticing deal for your online gaming offering in order to attract an audience, they are more likely to stay on your site. Healthy competition amongst rival games developers means bonuses for those players who want to engage.  Each year new trends emerge and developers rush to produce content and games that fit with the mood of what the gaming zeitgeist want to play. For instance, the success of Fortnite led to a surge in battle royale style games. In part, social media and the community built around gaming helps proliferate this and leads to a pull-down approach from developers, where gamers are actively telling developers what kind of games they want to play.  

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Cybersecurity

As digital industries continue to grow, those which aim to provide services for digital industries grow with them. Cybersecurity was once about anti-virus protection on your computer, but IT security alone is now a $35.2 billion industry, with a growth of 5% between 2015 and 2020. The more we do online, the more technology is also harnessed in order to do us harm online. Cybersecurity has grown so fast as an industry as a direct response to the rise in cybercrime and targeted attacks. A strong push on data security and using it well – from both the EU with GDPR and the state-specific USA regulations, such as CCPA in California – has also led to an increase in the need for cybersecurity. Companies need to be able to store data securely and protect data that may be given to them in order to conduct business online, whether as a retailer or service. The forecast for the cybersecurity is to rise as attempts at sabotaging companies are increasing, so software and hardware needs to be a lot more robust to tackle not just the issues that we are aware of, but the ones that we don’t even know about, as well as an increase in training for those who might be faced with an attack.

Digital Banking

Digital banking, for instance, is another industry that is not only growing exponentially, but is threatening to eclipse its traditional counterpart. AI-powered chat enables the service to be streamlined, while digital payment methods and apps to track your money mean that everything can be completed from your smartphone. For those in business, accompanying apps that help raise and submit invoices and expenses mean that traditional forms of managing money are being overwritten by new digital methods. The reason that digital banking has been able to grow so well is that it found the drawbacks and pain points of traditional banking and found a way to mitigate against them. Apple and Android Pay and banks such as Monzo represent a step into the future of banking that doesn’t require a card or cash and actively helps the user save and track their money in a palatable and digestible way. 64% of smartphone owners in Great Britain reportedly banked online at the start of 2019, up from 50% at the start of 2018 and more than doubling 2014’s 31%.

The growth of digital industries stems from a variety of factors. They are growing because of demand for them from an increasingly time-poor, forward-thinking general public. They are widely accepted to be where the future of finance is, so companies are eager to ensure they don’t miss out (a la Kodak skipping the digital revolution and losing its leadership in the camera market). Digital industries are growing for the need, especially considering the cybersecurity industry. Ultimately, digital industries grow so fast because they represent the power of technology and how we can harness it to change our lives for the better. The financial growth of digital industries shows that the future lies online and finding digital ways of doing things that can revolutionise how we live.

The Fresh Group: Best Full-Service Creative Events & Communications Agency – North West England

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For more than 15 years The fresh Group has been working tirelessly to build their reputation for providing creative, insight-led event and communications services. Having been awarded not one but two of this year’s Media Innovator Awards we profile the agency to offer an insight into how far it has come since being established in 2004.


Initially created to set themselves apart as a fully joined-up creative agency offering key creative services inhouse, The fresh Group has evolved over the years into a highly-respected full-service events and creative agency, helping clients deliver large scale projects.

Today, the group is able to deliver both external and internal projects across a wide variety of sectors, including automotive, public sector, retail, financial and hospitality. Its creative team work collaboratively and share their expertise to ensure that clients receive a solution that is as unique as their business.

Delivering The fresh Group’s integrated creative solutions is its talented content, creative, technical, film, digital and exhibition teams supported by their highly experienced project team. Together they regularly deliver live events, working closely with clients as well as their internal team members to make sure that every live event is planned and executed to the amazing standards it prides itself on (living by their strapline, Where Amazing Things Happen) to meet the client’s objectives. As well as going over and beyond to put the “experience” in experiential, they also offer.

Other creative and content projects that the group are able to support their clients with are commercials, creative communications strategies including business transformation or employee engagement campaigns, marketing campaigns or brand activations.

One example of the group’s exceptional talent and innovation is its work for the hospitality giant Radisson Hotel Group on the global launch of Radisson Collection hotels last year, which involved creating an international TV advert that spoke to the “Bleisure” market (Business and Leisure traveller). This unique project was executed by the group’s branded content division Alchemy supported by their events and creative team for the global launch event element of the project which saw 7 launch events happen across the globe. They used their exceptional skills and creative flair to craft a campaign that really resonated with their audience and helped to achieve the Radisson Collection’s aims. By the end of the project, the team had created over 350 separate assets, each of which were strategically positioned to a global audience.

This project was created using an approach known as ‘Joined-up-Thinking’, which the Fresh Group created itself. Through this approach the group’s team use in-depth insight to inform the overarching creative strategy right through to the creative delivery of the project.

Over the past 15 years this approach has made The fresh Group the trusted communications and events partner of some of the worlds’ biggest brands delivering projects for clients such as Co-op, Santander, A-plant and VW group.

Looking to the future, the group aims to continue to build on this success and develop its service offering and reach further to growand develop it’s place as a key player in today’s competitive events and marketing space. Patrick Howells, MD and owner of The fresh Group, said, “We are delighted with this award, and what it means. The market has been tough in past years, but despite this, our teams’ creativity and insight driven delivery has allowed fresh to stay ahead of the competition. Investing in the right talent, fostering a creative culture and championing our philosophy of “Joined-up-Thinking” has been the key to our success over the last 15 years.”

Recently as part of this focus, fresh have been working with clients across the technology market, providing them with the same exceptional service and support its clients in other sectors have come to rely on.

This development is just one example of how The fresh Group continue to grow and flourish as the group forges ahead. The company is keen to diversify its services in line with the rising trends of brands delivering bigger and better experiences using innovative technology and fighting for attention, ensuring key messages and brand stories cut through in a crowded online space.


Company: The Fresh Group

Website: whereamazingthingshappen.co.uk

Ley-Line Advisory, Inc: Technology Support You Can Trust

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Drawing on its vast commercial enterprise technology experience, Ley-Line Advisory, Inc is a global IT services group providing Information Technology advisory, consulting and integration services, specializing in Blockchain, Infrastructure, ERP and Cloud offerings. We profile this dynamic company to find out more about how it supports its diverse range of clients.


Originally founded in the 1990s and headquartered in Atlanta, GA, USA, Ley-Line Advisory was created to bridge gaps that exists between clients, professional services and software organizations. Ley-Line Advisory has a global reach with an international team from as far afield as USA, UK, Israel, India and Switzerland – providing the firm the ability to offer a global reach. Over the years the firm has successfully partnered with Fortune 500 and Global 2000 clients to implement, enhance, and support their technology platforms. Ley-Line Advisory believes each company is unique and no one organization possesses strength as well as all of the skills required to meet the demands of the ever-changing world of IT.

IT organizations are experiencing fundamental changes in their capabilities; capabilities that once served them well and still remain essential, but alone are inadequate to support innovation and organizational growth in the future. Ley-Line understands IT organizations can no longer hinder business demands and must actively participate in generating wealth and functionality for their organization through innovation. Managing these existing capabilities with the activities necessary to ready the organization for the future is difficult; cost overruns and mistakes are made, which unfortunately leads to the business not being satisfied with the results. Activities such as Blockchain, Digital Transformation, IoT (Internet of Things), predictive analysis, Artificial Intelligence (AI), complexity of cloud solutions, big data, engagement of management services and lifecycle management. Ley-Line Advisory assists organizations in overcoming these challenges and positions IT organizations for the future.

Ley-Line Advisory provides high-quality service by focusing on three critical elements: People, Process and Technologies. Ley-Line has a diverse range of partners; which include C-Suite Leaders from large global consulting companies, seasoned and road-tested business and functional analyst with international experience, as well as highly skilled and market ready technicians. This diversity of experience provides a unique perspective allowing Ley-Line to navigate their clients through a wide range of services including full lifecycle initiatives, from conceptualization and planning all the way to design, deployment, migration, integration, sustainment and more. Ley-Line Advisory believes in bringing the most value with the best and the brightest individuals to fill gaps within a solution; individuals that make a real difference. Together they strive towards a common goal: get-in, do it right the first time, and then be available to help with the next challenge.

Ley-Line Advisory has developed, through their partners, collective knowledge, processes that are customized for each client. Every best practice must be tweaked as Ley-Line has experienced that one-size will not fit all.

In order to ensure Ley-Line Advisory continues to provide quality service, education is paramount to staying on the cutting edge of technology. Ley-Line takes pride in ensuring team members stay abreast on the latest tools and emerging technology. Ley-Line resources are afforded opportunities to attend seminars and conventions as well as educational summits.

Ley-Line is committed to providing each of its clients with quality technology solutions and services that will strengthen the client’s core platform to provide long-term benefits. The firms’ success is measured on the partnerships that are built and the engagements they grow with. Premier service and results are the firm’s ongoing focus as it seeks to remain at the forefront of emerging market developments and works with its industry partners to offer clients cutting-edge solutions that will meet their ever-evolving needs and exceed their constantly rising expectations.

Company: Ley-Line Advisory, Inc

Website: www.leylineadvisory.com

The 2019 Media Innovator Awards Press Release

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Corporate Vision Unveils the Winners of the Media Innovator Awards 2019

United Kingdom, 2019– Corporate Vision Magazine has announced the winners of the Media Innovator Awards 2019.

Corporate Vision magazine is proud to announce the introduction of the inaugural Media Innovator Awards to its roster, with the intention to recognise and spotlight the very best that this ever-changing and competitive industry has to offer.

Discussing the success of their winners, Kaven Cooper, Awards Coordinator stated: “With constant shifts within the industry, it is vital that firm stay ahead of the curve and to adapt to the trials and tribulations of the industry. Through this awards programme recognise innovation at its finest whilst rewarding those who influence, engage and endeavour to provide the very best services. Congratulations to all my winners and best of luck for the future.”

To learn more about these illustrious winners, and to find out the secrets behind their success, please visit http://www.cv-magazine.com.

ENDS

NOTES TO EDITORS

About Corporate Vision Magazine

Created by a highly experienced and passionate team of business experts, advisors and insiders, Corporate Vision provides discerning readers worldwide with a wealth of news, features and comment on the corporate issues of the day.

A Home from Home

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At Home Boutique B&B and Suite, Ghana, provides the perfect base for travellers wanting to experience a taste of West Africa.

Located about three kilometres east of the central business district, Osu is a neighbourhood in central Accra, Ghana, on the Atlantic cost of West Africa. Known for its busy commercial, restaurant and nightlife activity, it is locally referred to as the ‘West End’ of Accra.

Situated in the Osu district of Accra, At Home Boutique B&B Hostel and Suite provides boutique accommodation for the discerning traveller. The substantial property features a mixed dorm, standard room, deluxe suite and a twin room, to cater to all requirements and some of which enjoy enviable views over the gardens. All of the bedrooms have foam pillows and fresh linens, and there are also private bathrooms available, which come with bathtubs, bath towels, hairdryers and complementary guest toiletries.

At At Home Boutique B&B Hostel and Suite you will find home all of the comforts you are used, such as free Wi-Fi, a multi-channel television and a laptop compatible safe. To help make you feel even more at home, there’s a fridge and trousers press, an iron with ironing board, a minibar and a climate control heating system for a truly comfortable stay.

There are many perks to staying at At Home Boutique B&B Hostel and Suite, such as the 24-hour front desk, complementary newspapers and free shuttle bus service. There is also a designated smoking area, luggage store, and safety deposit boxes for complete security.

If you wish to relax and enjoy some down time, you will find an on-site hairdresser and beauty salon where treatments such as waxing, full body massages and reflexology massages can be enjoyed.

A continental breakfast is available in the morning for guests and for evening meals the Zion Thai Restaurant and Salvatore are just a five minute stroll away and offer an assortment of varied and different dishes to tempt and tantalise the tastebuds.

Regarding sightseeing, At Home Boutique B&B Hostel and Suite is situated close to Osu Castle, Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Park and Independence Square so you will find plenty to see and do during your visit.

The Memorial Park honours Ghana’s first president who helped lead the country to independence. The park contains Nkrumah’s mausoleum and a museum charting his life. Makola Market is the city’s vast, colourful bazaar which is a great place to experience and also to pick up some gifts for family and friends.

Popular seafront spots, Labadi Beach and Kokrobite Beach, offer golden sand and bustling nightlife for those who want something a little more energetic.

The airport is 10km away and takes about 15 minutes by car. For corporate clients, the centre of Accra can be reached on foot within 30 minutes, whilst Accra International Conference Centre is just a 25 minute stroll away.

Leading Innovators in Wind Turbine Technology 2019 & Most Leading-Edge Wind Turbine Solution: WINDBU

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A pioneer in the wind turbine market, WINDBUOYY Technology, developed in Berlin, is a Floating Wind Turbine system, which permits installation of Offshore Wind Turbines virtually in anywhere in the ocean and any type of sea. As part of our showcase of a selection of the esteemed winners of this year’s Business Innovator Awards winners we profile the firm, which won not one but two of these highly prized accolades as a result of its innovative technology and unique approach to wind turbines.


Founded in Berlin in 2016 Windbuoyy AG is an innovative company headquartered in the historic Potsdamer Platz, focusing on technology development in the field of renewable energy. Being one of the earliest entrance gates to the city, Potsdamer Platz is where historically commerce and people gathered outside Berlin’s old customs wall. It is the site to the cold 20th century the Berlin Wall and the modern buildings by great architects.

Drawing on this legacy of excellence, WINDBOUYY (WB) aims to bring about a revolution in the wind turbine technology market. Since the beginning the firm’s charter has defined the company activities as technology development and production of energy.
WB system utilises a much smaller floater than the other existing Floating Wind Turbine (FWT) technologies; therefore, reduces the Development Cost of Offshore Wind Farms substantially. The technology also enables harvesting abundant wind energy in rougher climate far offshore at high wind speeds, thanks to its ability to minimise vibrations from waves and wind.

This solution is a gamechanger in today’s wind turbine technology space. Almost all of existing fixed or floating technologies are limited to the narrow strip of shallow coastal waters, because they have to be fixed to the seabed to be stable. The other existing FWT solution is to use large and heavily ballasted floater structure to stabilise the floating wind turbine, which is in turn expensive; therefore, increasing the capex cost. Typically, the floater contributes up to 65 percent of the overall wind turbine unit capex cost. This makes it clear that any enabling technology shall focus on reducing the cost of floater.

Taking a new approach, WB’s unique patented technology, the floater can be considerably cheaper than the current FWT system, thus being an enabling technology, it opens doors for several project, which otherwise would not have been economically plausible.

Developing this technology would be impossible without an experienced and dedicated team of staff driven towards the same goal. WB has developed a capable and strong team to ensure that it offers innovative and cuttingedge technology.
The first scaled prototype of WB Floating Wind Turbine was developed in Berlin and functionality test completed in 2019. This was co-financed by the European Union Regional Development Fund and the State of Berlin. The project was carried out in collaboration with a research team of the Hermann-Föttinger Institute of the Technische Universität Berlin (TUB) using specialized software tools and unique facilities such as a large wind tunnel and 250 m long water tank.

WB is on course for development of the first floating offshore wind farm based on its proprietary technology with the mission to provide 100% Clean Offshore Wind Energy from anywhere in the ocean. Central to this mission is the firm’s commitment to continual research and development, and this will remain the driving force behind the coming throughout its bright and exciting future.


Company: WINDBOUYY AG

Web Address: www.windbuoyy.de

Delivering An Innovative & Insight Approach

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Hanson Lee Resourcing provides an established executive & contingency search offering for companies and candidates operating within the global insurance markets. Following their success in being selected as part of CV’s Recruitment Elite, we profiled the firm to discover more about the exceptional services the team consistently offers to their clients.


Established in 2003, Hanson Lee Resourcing have grown rapidly throughout the years, and have established themselves as being one of the preferred resourcing partners to leading insurances, brokers and solutions providers who are working across the UK, EMEA, US as well as Asia Pacific regions.

By combining both an innovative and insightful approach, with an unrivalled candidate network, Hanson Lee Resourcing has helped the firm to forge a reputation for delivering premium people that are able to meet the most demanding requirements. In addition to this, the firm’s in-depth market knowledge, a consultative, yet analytical approach with successful delivery, results in the team at Hanson Lee Resourcing being recognised as one of the leading specialist consultancies within their respected field.

Since their inception, Hanson Lee Resourcing have worked with their client to a determine a strategy which is best for finding the ideal candidate, that includes a clear understanding of the clients’ culture, roles, responsibilities, as well as the necessary experience and qualifications. Once the firm have developed a position profile, they refine their search strategy, which includes target sectors and companies.

Following on from this, the firm then create an initial candidate list, where they contact, meet and assess all potential candidates culminating with in-person interviews. Then, one of Hanson Lee Resourcing’s associates prepare a confidential candidate psychometric assessment report (tailored specifically towards the role), which is later presented to the client for them to review. Psychometric testing offers a scientific precision, in-depth analysis and detailed reporting to the recruitment process, providing detailed insight for their client to make a truly informed decision.

The last stage of the process is when the team at Hanson Lee Resourcing consult with their client to review the top candidates and support the selection process. Being there every step of the way, the firm assist their clients in forming the compensation package, guiding them through the employment offer. Even after the position has been filled, and the service is no longer required, Hanson Lee Resourcing provide on-going follow-up with both the client and the candidate to ensure that they are truly satisfied.

Enabling the firm to deliver these award-winning, tailored services, is the innovative, hard-working and committed team which forms the backbone of Hanson Lee Resourcing. Each member of the team brings a wealth of experience and passion to the business, and work tirelessly to ensure that they fulfil Hanson Lee Resourcing’s overall mission.

Looking ahead to what the future holds for the firm, the team at Hanson Lee Resourcing will continue to deliver an impeccable service to their clients, ensuring that they not only meet the requirements which have been set at the beginning of the process, but that they also surpass their expectations. Moving forward, the Hanson Lee Resourcing team hope to further expand both their business as well as the services that they offer, especially following their success in Corporate Vision’s Recruitment Elite.

Aiming To Improve Overall Patient Outcomes And Experiences

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OncoBeta GmbH are a privately held medical device company, specializing in the development and commercialization of state-of-the-art, innovative therapies utilizing epidermal radioisotope applications. Following their success in CV’s Corporate Excellence Awards 2019, we profiled the firm and caught up with Shannon Brown who provided us with a detailed glimpse into the innerworkings of the award-winning company.


Since their inception, OncoBeta GmbH have concentrated on an epidermal radioisotope therapy called the Rhenium-SCT® (Skin Cancer Therapy), targeting non-melanoma skin cancers. OncoBeta GmbH’s primary goal is to offer an effective, customized and non-invasive treatment, independent of tumor size, severity and localization. In addition to this, the company also aims to provide a fast, painless, single treatment, with no side effects and aesthetic results.

Rhenium-SCT® is a specialized state-of-the-art therapy utilizing the radioisotope Rhenium-188, a beta-emitter which in this case is used for the treatment of basal and squamous cell carcinomas of the skin. Going into further detail, Shannon begins by informing us more about Rhenium-SCT® and the medical working principle of using this particular therapy.

“The global incidence of non-melanoma skin cancers has been drastically increasing over the past few decades. Depending on the source, it is estimated that there are over five million non-melanoma skin cancer cases reported globally each year.”

“The medical working principle of the Rhenium-SCT® or epidermal radioisotope therapy is based on the local direct cell-killing effect of the beta-radiation, which triggers both the localized destruction of cancer cells and local reactions of the immune system of the body to repair itself.”

Today, OncoBeta GmbH is helping to redefine patient experiences, patient outcomes, patient expectations, while redefining the approach to treating non-melanocytic skin cancer (NMSC), one of the most common cancers. Patients who suffer from NMSCs are often left with standard care options, which are either painful, non-aesthetically desired, or are invasive procedures in nature. OncoBeta GmbH is part of the story trying to rectify this, as Shannon explains.

“With our therapeutic for NMSC – the Rhenium-SCT®, OncoBeta GmbH has a scalable, highly effective, clinically proven and desirable solution for NMSC patients, that improves overall patient outcomes and experiences. Scientifically, OncoBeta GmbH’s Rhenium-SCT® harnesses the radioisotope Rhenium-188 for clinical purposes in a safe, stable, and repeatable manner. Our manufacturing process, logistics network, and innovative approach to matching patient needs with our supply base are well defined. Overall, we are ensuring scalability and patient access to our therapeutic solution, ensuring patients a better future.”

Working behind the scenes to deliver these award-winning therapy treatments, are the dedicated, passionate and hard-working team which forms the backbone of OncoBeta GmbH.

When discussing the internal culture, Shannon is keen to highlight the significant role the team plays in the overall success of the company.

“Our highly dedicated team plays a large role in our success. The team works relentlessly to improve our treatment and to increase our current therapeutic portfolio, while constantly striving to develop additional non-invasive therapies in the areas of
dermatology and oncology for patients in need.”

Looking ahead to what the future holds for the company, the team at OncoBeta GmbH will continue to deliver their exceptional services, especially following their recent success in Corporate Vision’s Corporate Excellence Awards 2019 where they were righteously awarded the accolade Most Compassionate Skin Cancer Therapy Provider 2019. Bringing the interview to a close, Shannon signs off by revealing the future plans for the Rhenium-SCT®, as well as the industry challenges the team at OncoBeta GmbH are currently facing and how they hope to overcome them.

“The Rhenium-SCT® is presently available in Germany, Italy, Australia and South Africa. We anticipate expansionary activities in other European/ Non-European countries such as: France, United Kingdom, Spain, Austria, Switzerland, Scandinavian Countries, Canada, United States, SE Asia and Brazil scheduled over the next 2-3 years.

“OncoBeta GmbH is fighting from inside the healthcare apparatus to offer a better alternative for those suffering with NMSCs. This means being highly active in the NMSC therapeutic community, exchanging in dialogues to change the perspectives of clinicians, exchanging in dialogues to change clinicians minds about standard care and exchanging in dialogue to open up referral chains to other therapeutic alternatives, such as the Rhenium-SCT®. This is the fight of all innovations in the marketplace, to challenge the status quo. This is our biggest challenge, but one worth pursuing with the patient’s perspective always in mind.”

Company: OncoBeta GmbH

Web Address: www.oncobeta.com

IT Field Services Strive for Success

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On a mission to redefine the market, Sitehands are an IT field services company dedicated to ensuring that each of their more than twenty thousand client sites have access to the very best in technology. Committed to increasing revenue, reducing costs, and improving their clients ability to serve customers using technology, find out why this American firm are one of the most innovative IT field services platforms of 2019.


Offering their clients the platform to grow revenue, become more cost-effective and improve the types of services they deliver to customers, Sitehands see success as a mutual goal. Clients succeed in generating new business, and the company are able to provide them with technology at the forefront of the industry. With a strong client-focused approach, the company work in over a hundred countries and four thousand cities worldwide, making them a truly global provider of high-quality services.

Founded in 2016, this company has had a meteoric rise to success, establishing a global network of over fifteen thousand vetted and certified field service technicians to offer support for clients all over the world. Applying news ideas, expert knowledge, vast experience, and an unequalled passion, Sitehands are determined to bring about a revolution in how IT field technology services gets done for companies everywhere.

Using a multi-sided marketplace platform, the elite team of technicians at Sitehands believe in delivering quality, no matter what it takes. Integrating technology and humanity together, this company are at the forefront of bringing their clients into an increasingly technological corporate world. The uncompromising grit and determination also mean the field services firm is able to impact and inspire economic growth in the local communities that they serve.

Sitehands and their technicians are committed to helping their clients grow their company with minimal risk. Through the multi-sided marketplace platform, clients can gain access to a global network of highly-skilled and vetted delivery partners. Enabling their clients to deliver more services to existing customers as well as bring in new business, the platform offered by this company can connect and expand even the smallest of businesses.

Not only performing work for the largest financial institutions and Fortune500 companies, Sitehands OnDemand service is built to serve the unplanned and short-term IT needs any company encounters every day. Whether a global corporate firm, or a small independent business, this field services firm are always on hand to deliver high-quality service to all clients. The company are prepared to respond globally to all IT emergencies and quick services alike.

The readily-available technicians won’t stop working until the client receive the best quality outcomes. Clients can expect transparent pricing, high-quality service, and ownership of every transaction. The company call on their global network of twenty thousand technicians to ensure that whenever and wherever an IT emergency arises, they are the best-equipped firm to deal with the problem.

With a dedicated app, using the team at Sitehands is easier than ever before. Creating and submitting a service request in a few simple steps, clients are then paired with a technician in the local area who is quickly on hand to deliver high-quality service. With real-time pricing, clients are always informed of the cost before submitting a request, ensuring no nasty surprises upon completion.
Every single work order gathers an analyst, dispatcher and the assigned technicians into a group chat where client support is readily available, all year round. Designed for offline use, clients can communicate even whilst working in an area of no wireless connection or mobile data. This company strive to ensure that clients can reach them whenever they need them, making themselves available at a moment’s notice.

The resounding success of Sitehands is largely down to their unrivalled, client-centric approach to business. Whether fixing, moving, assessing or installing, this global network of highly-trained, certified and vetted IT technicians are always on hand to deliver the very best service to their clients.


Company: Sitehands

Website: www.sitehands.com

Going Global Live, London Excel – 27th & 28th of November

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Going Global Live, London Excel – 27th & 28th of November

On the 27th & 28th of November, Europe’s leading event for expanding business overseas will be returning to the London ExCeL.

Going Global Live, sponsored by American Express, is the leading exhibition dedicated to providing businesses with absolutely everything they need to expand internationally and trade overseas. From globally recognised brands through to world-class seminars hosted by leading professionals, this event will be the one stop shop for all brands moving into the global arena.

2019’s edition of Going Global Live promises to be the most forward-thinking to date,  focusing on some of the most significant political developments in decades, including post-Brexit trade and how this will affect the way UK companies conduct business with trade partners across the globe. Annually attracting experts from around the world, Going Global Live enables a highly interactive learning experience for both exhibitors and visitors. This year’s show will host professionals in all areas of international trade & export each leading their own informative seminar, providing visitors with second to none knowledge to utilise moving forward.

Going Global 2019 will answer every question a business has on international trade; provide unparalleled education and information on every trade agreement; and deliver an abundance of solutions and opportunities for UK businesses looking to go global. With exhibitors from across many sectors all coming together under one roof, it is hard to find a reason not to attend. Instead of spending hours searching for companies on the internet, speak to the people behind the solution face to face.

Going Global Live 2019 will be running alongside The Business Show and Foreign Direct Investment Expo, allowing for unrivalled networking opportunities across all of the events. Tickets to Going Global will grant access to the surrounding shows, opening up visitors to all the benefits of the surrounding events. Both of these shows will be providing their own valuable business masterclasses, so the opportunity to learn from international professionals has never been larger.

Meet experts from around the globe and access a whole new world of business at this years Going Global Live! Get your free tickets here!