Foodservice managers who have lingering doubts about investing in on-site
language training should consider this:
By 2027, over one million new jobs are expected to be added to the restaurant
According to the National Restaurant Association, “All of this means that
foreign-born employees will be increasingly important to the restaurant
industry’s ability to expand and create jobs in the years ahead.”38
For foodservice operators and managers who want to plan for their future now,
the question is obvious: What’s the best way to address these issues?
Rosetta Stone can provide some answers.
In terms of growth and profitability, Qatar is set to go from strength to strength with the government’s US$200 billion investment programme underlining their commitment to developing infrastructure, which is in line with the Qatar National Vision 2030 objectives for economic, human, social and environmental development.
Part of Qatar’s 30-year vision is to attract foreign investment and an international talent pool, and businesses can take advantage of a compelling tax environment. Plus, they maintain 100% ownership of their business.
Top all this off with a high standard of living in a multicultural environment with recognised academic opportunities, including full sponsorship for free study and an infrastructure that supports businesses to succeed. It’s easy to see why Qatar businesses has firmly put itself on the map as a leading financial centre where business go to grow within a diverse nation that is home to over 85 different nationalities.
Qatar offers a thriving, state-of-the-art environment for organisations looking to capitalise on all the MENA region has to offer and expand their business in Qatar and beyond. The QFC is there every step of the way, helping with easy setup, access to experts from around the world and an unmatched taxation, legal and regulatory environment.
The QFC also plays a key role in attracting foreign investment by providing a first-class legal system based on English common law, and a competitive location to grow revenue with one of the most compelling tax environments in the world.
Since 2005, The Qatar Financial Centre (QFC) has helped over 500 companies from around the world to set up their business in one of the fastest-growing economies in the world, capitalising on all that the MENA region has to offer.
As an onshore business and financial centre, our model is unique in the region. We promote Qatar’s openness to foreign investment, give bespoke advice to help companies make informed decisions and establish their operations in Qatar.
Payments is an increasingly strategic area of focus for enterprises, impacting market expansion, customer experience, business model evolution and, ultimately, revenue growth. As the role of payments in business strategy continues to expand, enterprises need secure, reliable and scalable infrastructure to underpin their transaction acceptance and processing capabilities.
Stripe commissioned 451 Research to understand how large enterprise-scale merchants are thinking through their online payments infrastructure requirements. 451 Research surveyed 800 merchants across 8 countries, including a mix of business decision-makers from payments to finance to IT.
• 87% of mid- and large-sized businesses surveyed use the cloud as their dominant payments environment.
• Nearly two-thirds of respondents using the public cloud for payments have seen improvements in security, innovation and uptime, while nearly three in five cited improved scalability.
• Respondents using public-cloud-
Download the eBook, “Using Technology to Help Protect Profits,” now to discover the nuts and bolts for building a successful risk management strategy, and see how new online tools, like the WU EDGE platform, can empower you at every step to help protect profits
Published By: VISANOW
Published Date: Mar 16, 2016
Employers are placing substantial value on the role of foreign nationals within their organizations — investing considerable time and money in order to bridge the skills gap and remain competitive
in today’s global environment, according to the VISANOW Immigration Trends 2016 survey.
Thirty percent of organisations expect to do more work through outside third parties in 2017. However, third parties are responsible for 75 percent of foreign bribery schemes, making these engagements rife with risks that can’t be ignored. A strong third-party risk management programme will help your organisation make smart choices when it comes to engaging with outside business partners.
The Definitive Guide to Third-Party Risk Management gives you insight, advice and examples to help your organisation recognise and address third-party risk.
A collaboration between IBM and CLS, the largest provider of settlement and risk mitigation services for the global foreign exchange market, showed how financial institutions can reap blockchain’s benefits by managing and minimizing risks to the existing business. Instead of a wholesale approach of replacing existing systems, new functionalities were gradually embedded into current processes, moving data from legacy systems to the new blockchain solution operating in parallel.
Read this report to learn more about the ongoing CLS-IBM blockchain initiative and what drives the success of its commercial implementation.
Click here to find out more about how embedding IBM technologies can accelerate your solutions’ time to market.
With the cost of manufacturing in China escalating, companies are increasingly looking to Southeast Asia for an alternative to meet their outsource manufacturing needs. Emerging as the leading alternative to China, Vietnam is now a destination choice for outsource manufacturing due to the unique financial advantages it can provide companies, including those in high-tech segments such as medical and commercial aerospace. In addition to lowering total costs, Vietnam offers companies a larger labor force, strong IP protection, and reliable quality in the manufacturing process, among other benefits. Moving their contract manufacturing to Vietnam can provide companies an excellent foundation for long-term profits and sustained growth.
The Internet has proven to be a vital communications medium for worldwide commerce, but as an open and unprotected global network it can also present a wide range of threats that can cripple any business organization. Several years ago, most Internet threats were relatively benign examples of a young adolescent’s technical expertise but over time they have evolved into increasingly sophisticated domestic and foreign attacks that are designed to capture financial, personal, or strategic business information. Threats now come in the form of deliberately malicious acts, and exploitative opportunities for hackers and/or organized crime. The impact is serious, and the landscape of victims is getting broader every day. In response, no organization can afford to have its networks remain unprotected.
Published By: Skillsoft
Published Date: Mar 13, 2015
Most companies are well aware of the risks bribery and corruption pose when operating in the global marketplace. However, what companies may be overlooking is how quickly the landscape is changing—and how this dynamic shift can affect corporate compliance initiatives. With the recent up-tick in enforcement of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and the tightening of anti-corruption legislation in other areas of the globe, including upcoming legislation in Ireland, knowledge of bribery rules and regulations has never been more critical.
In global, multicultural organizations, simply expecting all employees to speak one common language, such as English, marginalizes the potential impact of international talent and leaves monolingual staff ill-equipped to help the organization compete effectively in a globalized environment.
In an increasingly global economy, U.S. companies will perform better by hiring individuals who can communicate in foreign languages and helping current employees develop language skills. Forbes Insights, in conjunction with Rosetta Stone, surveyed more than 100 executives at large U.S. businesses (annual revenues of more than $500 million) and found that language barriers have a broad and pervasive impact on business operations. The survey found that foreign language skills will be even more vital in the future and that language abilities can help executives advance their careers, speed overseas expansion, and boost corporate—as well as personal—success.
Published By: Magento
Published Date: Mar 28, 2018
International retail sales are expected to increase by 5.5% to $28.3 trillion by 2018.
launching an international site can take up valuable time and resources, and missteps can be costly. From web page layout, to word definitions and cultural preferences, countries have widely varying practices and unique online user behaviors. How efficiently you manage changes in culture, language, customs, currency, tax, and laws can make the difference between success and failure.
POWER YOUR BUSINESS TO EXPAND RAPIDLY INTO FOREIGN MARKETS:
Think Local and Flexible to Act Global
Communicate in Other Cultures
Design a Flexible and Scalable Global Process
Efficiently Manage Multiple International Sites
With the introduction of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and UK Bribery Act, organisations must take corruption in business seriously. Given the complexity of the activities addressed in an anti-bribery and corruption programme, however, the task can seem overwhelming.
Our Anti-Bribery and Corruption Risk Assessment Checklist outlines how to implement an effective anti-bribery compliance programme using a protect, detect and correct methodology to manage core programme components such as:
• Risk Assessment
• Corrective Action
• Training / Communication
• Controls / Oversight
• Business Partners
Our checklist will enable you to design and implement an effective, global and consistent anti-bribery compliance programme.
The U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), the U.K. Bribery Act (UKBA), Sapin II and many other Anti-Bribery and Corruption (ABC) laws and regulations around the world make it clear that bribery and corruption is prohibited, illegal and the source of fines, penalties, reputational damage, and in some cases criminal liability. This is particularly true when the bribes are offered to foreign government officials, especially by third parties.
Use this document to identify when bribery and corruption activities are most likely to be occurring within your business. Next to each bribery and corruption ‘red flag’ we have provided some suggested responses and best practices an organisation can use to address these issues and minimize the risks for your business.
What procedures should I have in place for third party engagements?
Are there particular red flags that indicate increased corruption risk?
How should I respond to high-risk third-party red flags?
Citadel-founder Ken Griffin lit up the luxury residential sector in January 2019 when he bought a super penthouse in New York City for US$240 million. This purchase followed another acquisition he made in London in which he forked out US$122 million for a 200-year old house overlooking London’s St James Park.
These ultra-high-net-worth (UHNW) buyers, local or foreign, are chief executive officers (CEOs) of tech companies or investment funds, and chairmen of major multi-national corporations (MNCs). They are also collectors of trophy assets who go for nothing less than the best-in-class attributes such as location, size, views, privacy, luxurious furnishings, and architectural merit.
Trophy real estate is the ultimate collectible treasure. Like buying a prized sports car or a high-value masterpiece of art, trophy residences can ignite the desires of the UHNW individuals. As such, many developers of ultra-luxury properties have conceived collectible concepts right from the planning
Spend-related regulatory violations come in the form of different types of payments or gifts, including those to sanctioned organizations or people; debarred organizations or people; organizations or people on an export control list; foreign officials or government-owned entities; politically-exposed people; and healthcare professionals or organizations.
How do you know if you have these violations hiding in your organization's expenses, contracts, or invoices?
It’s not easy to weed them out, and if you don’t have an automated, systematic approach, doing so is prohibitively time consuming.
Published By: Skillsoft
Published Date: Oct 03, 2014
With the recent increase in enforcement of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and the tightening of anti-corruption legislation in Europe and other regions, knowledge of bribery rules and regulations has never been more critical. In the US alone, the total fines for FCPA violations levied by the Department of Justice (DOJ) and Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) in 2013 exceeded $720 million1. Fortunately, effective training and internal communication have been identified as strategies to mitigate your compliance risk. Here are five things you need to know about anti-bribery enforcement trends.
Poor quality of care takes a tremendous toll, not just on the system as a whole, but on the patients and their families at the center of that system. It also has a tremendous effect on employers, who already face unsustainable health care costs. When we evaluated one of our customer's claims, we found numerous signs of preventable complications that had cost our client significant amounts, not to mention the toll on the individual. Specifically, we identified the following preventable hospital- acquired conditions (HACs):
• Fourteen instances of stage III and IV pressure ulcers
• Twelve instances of vascular catheter-associated infections
• Thirteen instances of catheter-associated urinary tract infections
• One instance of a patient dying or experiencing a serious disability associated
with intravascular air embolism
• Five instances of foreign objects remaining in patients after a procedure.
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Published By: Factiva
Published Date: Dec 01, 2015
When compliance managers think about the good old days, they do not have to look back too far. In fact, prior to 2008, the world was a much simpler place: the U.S. Department of Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) published a list of sanctioned companies and individuals, and as long as their company was not doing business with any person on that list, they seemed to be in good shape. This was definitely not an easy task. However, after 2008, it became more complicated when OFAC guidance stated that an ownership interest of 50% or more by a sanctioned subject was blocked or otherwise limited.