Sunday, October 25, 2020

A quarter of workers feel their colleagues are slacking off when working remotely – new report by Zoom and Asana

According to the research, which surveyed working Australians on their attitudes towards remote working before the public health crisis hit, one in four Australian workers believed their colleagues were ‘slacking off’ when working remotely.

South Africa announces debt relief fund to help small businesses weather the COVID-19 crisis

The South African government has implemented various measures in order to slow the spread of COVID-19, also known as Coronavirus, many of which could negatively impact small businesses in the country.

E-commerce in Africa: Jack Ma says it’s “virgin land”, Releaf and Jumia (seem to be) struggling [BUSY DIGEST]

In this BusyDigest, we explore three recent news stories about e-commerce on the continent: Jack Ma says it's "virgin land", Releaf and Jumia struggle

Why retailers looking for staff with experience have their priorities wrong

A person who is bright, bubbly and friendly is more suited to working in retail than someone who is standoffish, reserved and a poor communicator.

APM: The CIO’s best friend for remote work… and beyond?

Throughout the pandemic, APM has proved invaluable to IT’s efforts to extend visibility and remotely track, trace, and rectify user application issues on-premises, cloud, SaaS, and at the edge.

Playing to your strengths in a business partnership – Good Things

A lot of what makes co-founders work is being self-aware of your own knowledge, skill, or experience gaps and the potential capability of other people who can fill them, whether it’s your business partner or even another member in your team.

The moral dilemma of sustainable packaging during a global pandemic

There needs to be more innovation in packaging development and collaboration between recycling companies and providers.

COVID-19 victims & recoverees alike require psychosocial support from those around them

Therefore, training caregivers, health workers, immediate family, and the general public on how to give psychosocial support to the COVID-19 patients and recovered victims needs to be done as a matter of urgency to help provide hope for recovery.

Smart technology is changing how people think about the office space

Implementing smart technology into the workplace will not only lead to easier transitions as we return to work, but in the long run, save energy and costs by creating a more sustainable business model.

4 ways government IT can excel in Hybrid Data Center Management

Nurture team interest in greater cybersecurity hygiene; implement automated monitoring and alerts; prioritise disaster backup and recovery… and the bulk of the remaining efforts can fall into place with team focus and upskilling.

COVID-19: The need for business risk management and continuity plans for SMEs – Insight from Centenary Bank

Whether you hire say, an in-house risk management staff or you work with a third-party vendor, you are going to need a team in place that can bounce into action when a disaster strikes.

Winning back lost customers and driving new loyalty – MultiChoice UG

A business’ offering to customers must provide value for money – customers are willing to spend only where they are assured of value for the money they are going to spend.

Ecommerce returns – Time to step out of the dark ages – Doddle APAC head

Smart returns are digital to capture more data for the retailer and improve the experience for the consumer, they offer a range of drop-off options to make the physical handover hassle-free and quicker.

Talent tips for employers facing new hurdles with JobKeeper reductions

Whether your business is just surviving or starting to rebound, having the ability to identify and retain good talent has never been more important.

Marketing your business in the midst of COVID-19: Tips to keep you afloat

Useful marketing tips and strategies can do wonders for you in this pandemic, and you must focus on finding and creating new ways to stay in the market for as long as you can.

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Maana Rescue Home receives UGX7M in aid from Roke Telkom

The home accommodates about 30 HIV positive children and provides education, comfort, and shelter to them with a consistent effort put towards encouraging them to take their medication and live a healthy and happy life.