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How will working habits change post-Coronavirus?

What will the future look like for a modern workforce, post the Coronavirus pandemic?

To answer this question, it’s wise to consider many aspects…

PRESTON, UNITED KINGDOM, May 1, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — Barclays boss, Jes Staley recently commented, that in his opinion, having thousands of bank workers in big expensive city offices ‘may be a thing of the past’

There is no doubt that the current situation has caused many people on both sides of the employer/ staff divide to question what was, before Coronavirus was a reality, and how they will choose to carry out their work in the future.

Not least in this reckoning, is WHERE people choose to work. Jes Staley went on further, to declare that Barclays were having to rethink the bank’s long-term ‘location strategy’ – how they would accommodate different working patterns and remote work locations in the future (Barclays currently have 70,000 of their global workforce working from home, due to the Coronavirus measures).

So what will the future look like for a modern workforce, post the Coronavirus pandemic?

To answer this question, it’s wise to consider the many opinions of normal people who have switched to working from home, from a larger central office.

One can pick up very quickly, that for many, lockdown has actually been a more positive working experience, as the pressure of a long daily commute, overcrowded buses and trains, traffic chaos on motorways, pollution, road-rage and  public transport delays…(to name but a few), have become an ever more distant memory.

Do we want to go back to what was before? Although some are happy to go back to the status quo that was, others are far more reticent and have taken readily and enthusiastically to home working.

In a recent interview for BBC Scotland, career coach, Adrian Marsh stated that; “For the employee, the number one thing that people love is the flexible schedule, he said. You don’t have to be tied into the 9-5.

“Some people love the fact that you can work from anywhere, so maybe you take yourself off for a long weekend, but you do a bit of work on the Friday in that location. And some people find working from home is nicer than working in cramped office environments."

Adrian went on to mention the benefits to employers from a reduction in office costs, as well as improved productivity rates from happier workers and longer retention of staff.

Flexible Shared Workspaces

For many freelancers and contractors, flexible remote working was the norm, long before Coronavirus, self-isolation and lockdown.

But even sole traders and the self-employed have had to make many adjustments to home working, with the closure of many of their regular haunts, in the form of cafés, coffee shops and shared workspaces.

So will the working from smaller, shared workspaces become the norm, post-lockdown for many more of the city and office based workers?

If anything has been proven during the lockdown, and much to the surprise of many employers, is the fact that on the whole it’s been successful and business continuity, even improvement in some cases, has been experienced.

A recent article in The Guardian, reported that; ‘As governments across the world have placed their citizens on lockdown, downloads of video conferencing apps have soared to record highs and the companies behind them have seen their share prices rise while the rest of the global stock market tanks.’

Ironically, given the current situation and the post-COVID-19 problems alluded to above, Zoom’s founder, Eric Yuan first came up with his idea for video-conferencing while at university in China in the 1990s, when he would travel by train for 10 hours to see his then-girlfriend, now his wife.

“I detested those rides,” “I used to imagine other ways I could visit my girlfriend without travelling — those daydreams eventually became the basis for Zoom.”

It’s likely that many employees, contractors and freelancers, as well as directors themselves will be looking towards other working solutions when Coronavirus is over, maybe a blended approach to working will be the solution, so a portion of work at home, some in the office, and some at the many shared office locations that are nearer to home?

Professional shared workspaces, nearer to a home location, may actually be the ideal solution for many in the future months, giving workers a place to work and have the essential social contact lockdown has robbed from so many, yet affording non-crowded, quiet and easy to use facilities often lacking in the home environment, and certainly lacking in crowded coffee shops and cafes with their accompanying less-than-reliable Wi-Fi signal.

Back to Barclays and boss, Jes Staley who commented, "There will be a long-term adjustment to our location strategy, the notion of putting 7,000 people in the building may be a thing of the past."

So if other corporate entities take on the same stance as Barclays, we could see a very different business landscape in the future, as we see many more people choosing flexible work options, in or closer to home.

Whatever the outcome, it doesn’t look like it’s on the cards to return to what was the ‘norm’ only a few short weeks ago. We’ll wait and see with great interest how the situation unfolds over the coming months.

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Financial Strategies To Make It Through The COVID-19 Crisis With James McEnerney of Kansas City

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The COVID-19 Crisis And Your Finances: Tips From Finance Expert James McEnerney of Kansas City

KANSAS CITY, KS, UNITED STATES, May 1, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — Many people who were doing well financially are finding themselves struggling in the world of the coronavirus. James McEnerney is here to help people who are struggling financially through this difficult time. James McEnerney of Kanasas City has over 30 years of experience in the finance world, and has helped many people come out on top despite financial struggles.

James McEnerney recommends taking advantage of the federal paycheck protection program. According to James McEnerney, this program allows you to take out a forgivable loan that allows you to continue paying your employees, even though you may have a much lower revenue stream than normal. The purpose of this program is to keep businesses afloat while also stimulating the national economy.

On a more personal level, James McEnerney, Kansas City, recommends reaching out to insurance companies, landlords, student loan companies, and other people to whom you pay monthly to talk about a forbearance program. James McEnerney says that many companies are working hard to accommodate people who are struggling during this time. Some companies are suspending payments, while others are shifting to a 0% interest rate for a yet to be determined amount of time.

James McEnerney also says that if you have savings, this may be the time to dip in. While it can be tempting to put charges on credit cards, you don't want to have to deal with paying them off at a high interest rate for years to come. Using your emergency savings is a better way to cover immediate expenses. Rather than pay off credit cards after the crisis, you can work to rebuild your savings account.

If you've found yourself unemployed, James McEnerney of Kansas City recommends applying for unemployment. This paycheck will be lower than what you normally get, but it can help to carry you through until it's time to go back to work. If you're typically self-employed, you may still be eligible for unemployment benefits, depending on your state.

James McEnerney also recommends putting off your taxes if you owe money. Currently, taxes are not due until July 15th. If paying your taxes would put you in a tough financial spot, there's no reason you should pay before that deadline. If July 15th still puts you between a rock and a hard place, James McEnerney recommends asking the IRS for a further extension.

Above all, James McEnerney of Kansas City wants people to know that these circumstances are temporary. Life will return to normal in due time. James McEnerney asks that you consider how the decisions you make during this unprecedented time will affect your financial future.

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Aaron Heiden Featured in Exclusive Interview

Aaron Heiden was recently featured in a one-on-one interview with Thrive Global and spoke out regarding his career

HALES CORNERS, WISCONSIN, UNITED STATES, May 1, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — Aaron Heiden was recently featured in a one-on-one interview with Thrive Global. He discussed his experience in the financial industry and what he has learned throughout his career.

With almost seven years in the industry, Aaron Heiden is a financial services professional from Wisconsin. He holds a Bachelor of Science from the University of Wisconsin and multiple financial certifications and licenses.

In his interview, Aaron Heiden shared what he loves about his industry and what motivates him. He also provided suggestions for those starting out in the financial industry.

“Surround yourself with successful people that are willing to invest time and effort into growing you professionally,” said Aaron Heiden.

“No one in the financial services industry becomes successful without having been supported along the way. Be willing to feel uncomfortable and be as proactive as possible about your development.”

He shared that the proudest moment in his professional career was when he became a manager for the first time at the age of 26 due to his hard work and dedication.

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About Aaron Heiden

Aaron Heiden is a financial services professional with almost seven years of experience in the finance industry. He holds a Bachelor of Science from the University of Wisconsin, with a concentration in Finance, Insurance, and Real Estate. In 2011, he officially began his career, working at Northwestern Mutual as a financial representative. He then moved on to Edward Jones Investments in 2012, where he worked as a financial advisor apprentice. Aaron Heiden also worked as an investment consultant at Scottrade Inc. and was promoted to producing branch manager due to his strong leadership and performance. Aaron Heiden holds Series 7, 66, 9, and 10 Financial Industry Regulatory Authority certifications as well as a license in WI Life and Health Insurance.

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Banking BPS Market Next Big Thing | Major Giants: Atos, Avaloq, Capgemini, Cognizant

Banking BPS

Banking BPS

What's Ahead in the Global Banking BPS Market? Benchmark yourself with strategic steps and conclusions recently published by AMA

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NEW JERSEY, US, May 1, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — Advance Market Analytics released the research report of Global Banking BPS Market, offers a detailed overview of the factors influencing the global business scope. Global Banking BPS Market research report shows the latest market insights with upcoming trends and breakdown of the products and services. The report provides key statistics on the market status, size, share, growth factors of the Global Banking BPS. This Report covers the emerging player’s data, including competitive situation, sales, revenue and global market share of top players are Atos SE (France), Avaloq group AG (Switzerland), Capgemini SE (France), Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation (United States), Concentrix Corporation (United States), Firstsource Solutions Limited (India), Fidelity National Information Services, Inc. (FIS) (United States), Genpact Limited (Bermuda), HCL Technologies Limited (India), Hexaware Technologies Limited (India), Infosys Limited (India), NIIT Limited (India)

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• Rising Strategic Alliances of IT companies with Tier I Banks

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Excessive Legal Fees Being Paid By Our Public Utilities and Government Agencies Controlled by Large Law Firms

By: Jack Levine

I am a former F.B.I. Agent and a trial lawyer in Phoenix, Arizona, practicing for over 50 years. During my law practice, I discovered a huge public corruption scandal involving large Arizona law firms. Two of these law firms, had respectively taken over control of Arizona's two largest public utilities, Arizona Public Service and The Salt River Project, which furnish most of Arizona’s electricity and water. They did this, over the years, thru an unethical scheme of gradually placing their firm members and relatives on their clients’ Governing Boards and in key Executive Offices. After they gained complete control over their clients’ decisions on what legal services they required and, most importantly, how much they would be paying for such services, these law firms became both enormously profitable and politically powerful.

This relationship was easily confirmed by a review of the Annual Reports of these utilities and, by comparing the names of those on their Governing Boards and Executive Offices with the names of the listed law firm members in the annual Arizona State Bar Directory. According to a former member of the Arizona Corporation Commission, which is the body that regulates the state’s public utilities, these excessive fees were frequently concealed by “burying” them in the utility’s huge multi-million- dollar construction and maintenance budgets.

Also, I discovered that other large Arizona law firms, were, on a regular basis in election years, contributing large sums of money to candidates running for State, County and Municipal Offices. In return, when their candidate was elected, the law firm would receive virtually all of their government agency’s outside legal business at greatly excessive fees that the officials in charge of these agencies, had little incentive to question. I discovered this fraudulent “pay to play” scheme by observing that the same large law firms were representing the same government agency in litigated court cases, year after year and, by reviewing the records of political campaign contributions maintained by the Arizona Secretary of State’s Office. I have been told by other Arizona lawyers with multi-state practices, that these unethical, corrupt practices exist everywhere and that the excessive fees going to our large law firms may account for as much as 10-15% of everyone’s water bills, electric bills, state, county and city taxes. These unethical and fraudulent schemes have been reported to the proper authorities, without success. The almost universal response received is: “This is the way our legal and political system has always operated, so get used to it.”

I have initiated this press release because it may be the last best hope for disclosing this huge public corruption scandal, which is taking money out of our pockets for the benefit of lawyers in our large law firms. According to the Sept/Oct 2019 issue of the American Bar Association Journal, the average annual income of equity partners at the nation’s large law firms in 2018, was a whopping $1,136,000. LET”S PUT A STOP TO THIS.

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New Covid-19 tracker from riverBI leverages data trends to forecast infections

Making sense quickly of the Covid-19 data and trends to make better forecasts has become a reality thanks to a new proprietary tracker developed by riverBI.

MIAMI, FLORIDA, U.S., May 1, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — Shortly after Tableau launched a Covid-19 tracker and resource hub, Lucas Ribeiro and Gian Nass at riverBI realized it was a noble idea but that more could be done. As Ribeiro says: “We saw that something was missing in the toolkit produced by various innovators: there were Covid-19 location-based apps, chatbots offering much-needed medical information and several maps that merely pointed out pandemic hotspots. We investigated weather the datasets we have access to, could be used to render a valuable contribution – and it turned out to be the case.” This is exactly what they did and the result was embraced overwhelmingly by users who tried out this new piece of innovation.
(Interested parties can see the Covid-19 tracker here)

The most valuable resource that they were able to deploy, among other data sources, is Einstein Analytics. The missing piece of the puzzle turned out to be forecasting. None of the existing trackers or mapping systems had predictable functionality. Through their ability to use key sets of data in order to predict future occurrences of the pandemic, it would mean that if this information is acted upon, the technology has the potential to save lives. It can also enable emergency services to be better prepared. Exploring data at the click of a button or by expanding relevant screens (either via desktop or mobile), enables a deeper understanding and ability to the next phase of the virus if interpreted intelligently.

Gian Nass noted that “the addition of a timeseries analysis feature, means that we go beyond the basic trends and understand things like projected fatalities and other likely scenarios awaiting us. Of-course this can also help to confirm positive trends such as flattening of the curve and greater certainty. During times of such severe uncertainty and unpredictability, this can be a game-changer.” The company believes that officials worldwide can use this solution to make smarter decisions, which comes at a time when U.S. Attorney general Barr warned about disproportionate and unnecessary encroachment on civil liberties of those who are at the behest of different governors who are often criticized for being too heavy handed.

The benefits of predictive analytics and the use of Einstein Analytics in a Covid-19 tracker can have many potential uses: Better planning for local governments, staff and logistic forecasting for various businesses as well as emergency services as well as personal planning. The education sector may also benefit substantially from a predictive tool like this. Lucas Ribeiro sounded optimistic, when he said “On the bright side, using the new Covid-19 tracker by riverBI, actually shows the positive impact that the federal governments’ shelter in place order, along with social distancing had, an outcome that could have been more devastating had these measures not been in place at the time.”

Using Einstein Analytics in the way riverBI deployed it, means that a user can rapidly setup a dashboard with drag and drop maps, import external data, experience high reliance on fidelity visuals, easily share the visual representations and remain updated via an easy to use API. The ability to calculate trends with a timeseries and then present that visually makes the data so much easier to interpret for anyone. The time it takes to assemble a new dashboard is literally within minutes, without the need for any technical know-how. Using Einstein or Tableau, means that some of the most dynamic dashboards can be set up in no time, without the need of any design or data professionals. It therefore represents a cost saving and brings maximum efficiency with ample simplicity to users who want to benefit from the technology.

About riverBI: Is a Business Intelligence consultancy and Salesforce Implementation Partner consisting of high-end developers that are multi-skilled across various technologies. It’s latest contribution to innovation was the new Covid-19 tracker. Stay up to date by reading the riverBI company blog here.

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CLE Companion Hosts Appellate Law Specialist Jeff Lewis in a May 4 Presentation 'Ten Ways to Avoid Losing your Appeal’

Kristin Davidson

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Jeff Lewis

The addition of this course further solidifies CLE Companion’s reputation as an emerging provider of cutting-edge education for the legal community.

Lewis’ participation is an example of how CLE Companion is focused high-quality courses for its customers, as well as delivering an exemplary CLE completion experience.”

— Kristin Davidson

AUSTIN, TEXAS, UNITED STATES, May 1, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — Legal technology company CLE Companion will host appellate law specialist Jeff Lewis in a streaming presentation on May 4 that addresses “Ten Ways to Avoid Losing your Appeal.” The addition of this course further solidifies CLE Companion’s reputation as an emerging provider of cutting-edge education for the legal community.

This will be Lewis’ second presentation on CLE Companion, having first shared his expertise on “Litigating Malicious Prosecution Actions” on January 7.

Lewis, who is a certified appellate specialist by the California State Bar, has been practicing law in that state since 1996. Since then, he has participated in over 125 appellate proceedings in the California Court of Appeal, Ninth Circuit and Ninth Circuit Bankruptcy Appellate Panel.

“Jeff Lewis’ accolades speak for themselves,” said Kristin Davidson, the founder and CEO of CLE Companion. “These, in addition to his conversational presentation style and decades of real-world trial experience, help provide the attorney with a rewarding experience. Jeff’s first presentation was so well-received that we asked him to come back for another one.”

Davidson added that Lewis’ participation is an example of how CLE Companion is focused high-quality courses for its customers, “as well as delivering an exemplary CLE completion experience. Our focus on attorney convenience, quality, and a seamless reporting process has been the key to our success.

“Underlying that focus have been the technological advancements at CLE Companion, including our advanced API and credit tracking system.”

In the past six months, CLE Companion has experienced rapid growth, both in terms of its offerings to attorneys as well as its channel partners for reaching attorneys.

“We are changing the way the industry embraces CLE,” said Davidson. “We’re providing a much more convenient and cost-effective option, helping the industry reduce unnecessary costs and wasted time.”

About CLE Companion

CLE Companion is a fully accredited online CLE provider. Their mission is to take continuing legal education into the next phase of legal technology, which led them to create the most innovative, convenient CLE platform in the industry. Through goals of quality, service and value, CLE Companion has set the bar for Continuing Legal Education in all areas of practice. Find out more at clecompanion.com

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