Wednesday, April 8, 2020
Among all the measures adopted to slow the spread of coronavirus, the concept of remote work took the center stage. (Photo by Kaitlyn Baker on Unsplash)
With the rapid spread of the novel coronavirus, the world woke up to a new reality that looked like a scene out of an apocalyptic movie. Millions of lives have been altered by the public health crisis, which began in the Hubei province of China late last year and has since engulfed a large number of...
The Portuguese government has put a raft of measures in place to combat the spread of the virus and help workers and struggling businesses. (Photo by who?du!nelson on Unsplash)
Portugal, like many other countries in the world, has not left unscathed by the ongoing coronavirus epidemic, with the social and business landscape being transformed in a manner never seen before. The Portuguese government has put a raft of measures in place to combat the spread of the virus and has announced several initiatives to partially shield struggling...
Rance Hesketh, a senior entrepreneurial executive and a former instructor at Copenhagen Business School, says there should be a stronger collaboration between universities and industry in Portugal. (Photo by Elham P.Mohammadi)
A stronger collaboration between universities and industry can help unlock the untapped business potential in Portugal and positively impact the economy, says a senior entrepreneurial executive. "I think creating more candidates, more talent, and more opportunities for that talent to interact with the business community prior to completing their studies is a big...
Rance Hesketh, former president and CEO of Workshop Cafe (Photo by Via News)
It is not an accurate statement to say that coworking spaces are only for younger generations, according to the former president and CEO of Workshop Cafe, which is both a flexible workplace and a coffee shop. "One big misconception is that this is an industry for young people, for gig economy people, for Generation Z and Millennials,"...
Filipa Manita, co-founder at Teamy and Women in Hospitality and Travel-Tech (WHTT) (Photo by Via News)
Securing access to funding is still a challenge for female startup owners around the world, including in Portugal, and extra efforts are needed to address this issue, says the co-founder of Women in Hospitality and Travel-Tech (WHTT). "There are still venture capitalists that don't have any companies on their portfolios that are being...
Filipa Manita, co-founder at Teamy, says creating a sense of "psychological safety" helps employees propose their ideas. (Photo by Christina @ wocintechchat.com on Unsplash)
Empathy is a vital workplace value and companies that bring it to life can compete more successfully in the business world, says Filipa Manita, co-founder of Teamy, who calls team building an effective way to actively engage employees. "In the end, it always comes down to truly caring about people that you're working with, and I...
Rance Hesketh, a seasoned entrepreneur and executive, believes that a single day is enough to screen and appoint a candidate. (Photo by Annie Spratt on Unsplash)
The length of the hiring process can have a big impact on a company's recruitment efforts, says a seasoned entrepreneur and executive, who believes that a single day is enough to screen and appoint a candidate. "I think the biggest takeaway…is how you find the right people," Rance Hesketh told Via News Agency when asked about...
Rance Hesketh, former CEO of Workshop Cafe and former senior vice president at Burger King (Photo by Via News)
Failure to focus on the long-term vision of a business and over-extending the scope of its activities could result in vulnerability, says a senior entrepreneurial executive, who calls it a "folly" to pursue growth rather than profit. "There's too much short-termism, and that short-termism is ultimately very damaging. It's damaging to the culture in terms...
Cyril-Mickaël Callejon, CEO and producer at Directive Première, a France-based audiovisual production and post-production company. (Photo by Via News)
Motion design can play a key role in advancing the communication and marketing campaigns of companies, especially small businesses, says an industry expert. "Motion design is the future of communication," Cyril-Mickaël Callejon, CEO and producer at Directive Première, a France-based audiovisual production and post-production company, told Via News in an interview.
Social media changed the recruiting industry, according to Hung Lee, co-founder of Workshape.io and editor at Recruiting Brainfood. (Photo by Sara Kurfeß on Unsplash)
I established two startups in the course of three years. I closed down my first company in 2018 after around a year of operation and my second startup is about to disappear into the annals of history. It must hurt a lot, right? But I'm so glad that I failed and failed fast...
The recruitment industry is shifting from talent acquisition to talent access and there are great opportunities for hiring platforms that embrace change and morph with the latest trends, says an industry professional. "Recruitment fundamentally is about acquiring people for the company: I hire you, you work for me, no one else. But that is a very old...
David Nicol Williams, chairman and CEO at NomadX (Photo credit: Via News)
Investors can be a "big distraction" for startups that are in the early stages of their entrepreneurial journey, says the CEO of NomadX, who believes that founders should beware of investment baiting. "We were thinking about actually raising some money at the end of , but we realized we weren't quite ready for it yet. If...

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