Industry Market Trends

New Analysis Reveals the Value of Salary Negotiation

September 25, 2013

Employees who negotiate their salary -- from initial offer to annual raises -- can accrue almost $1 million more in lifetime income than their passive colleagues, according to new findings from Salary.com. Nearly half of the employees who participated in a recent survey can be counted among the passive. Read More

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Reporting Can Bridge Business and Sustainable Development

September 25, 2013

ID-100112015Last week, the UN unveiled a new business engagement architecture which the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) states is designed to provide an opportunity to leverage sustainability reporting to drive the private sector’s contribution to sustainable development. At the UN Global Compact's triennial Leaders’ Summit in New York, UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon launched an implementation architecture that will address the pivotal role of business in helping to make the global vision of sustainable development a reality. The secretary general took the stage with Georg Kell, executive director of the UN Global Compact (UNGC), GRI Chief Executive Ernst Ligteringen, and Peter Bakker, president of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD), to address an audience of more than 1,000 business leaders from around the world. Kell, Ligteringen, and Bakker came together to affirm plans for mutual collaboration among the three organizations to support and empower businesses to take action on sustainable development.  Read More

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Why Manufacturers Need an Integrated Quality Solution

September 25, 2013

One way manufacturers can improve efficiency and save money in their operations is by integrating enterprise quality management (EQM) software, enterprise resource planning (ERP) and manufacturing operations management (MOM) systems. Doing so can maximize the quality of processes and efforts across the value chain.  Read More