Day: June 18, 2020

Things to consider when choosing the right consultant for your company

Managing your own company is not an easy feat. Since you have to train your employees, assess the demands of your customers, and consider what your competitors are doing, diving into the business arena will require a lot of work.

You also have to ensure that your company complies with the necessary rules and any applicable laws so it doesn’t experience any legal repercussions.

Smart owners know that you don’t have to accomplish all of these tasks alone. In fact, it is often a wise decision to hire a skilled consultant to focus on one or more areas of your business.

These individuals have years of experience and can help you improve the major areas of your company, including management and strategy, operations, information technology, human resources, and marketing. Often, hiring a consultant is going to offer greater skilled value at a lower cost because you can target their skills

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DPD and Kingfisher set to hire 7,500 UK staff as online shopping soars

The delivery firm DPD and the B&Q owner Kingfisher are hiring a total of more than 7,500 staff in the UK to cope with surging demand for home deliveries during the coronavirus pandemic.

DPD is to hire 6,000 workers, including HGV drivers, warehouse staff, managers and support staff such as mechanics as part of a £200m investment in expanding its next-day parcel-delivery service.

The logistics firm, which handles parcels for Marks & Spencer and Asos and has also been delivering food boxes for the supermarket chain Morrisons since the high street lockdown began in March, is spending £100m on new vehicles and setting up 15 new regional depots, 10 more than planned for this year.

Dwain McDonald, DPD’s chief executive, said: “We are experiencing the biggest boom in online retailing in the UK’s history.” He said that demand was increasing from existing retail customers and from new clients developing home

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Chevron ready for NWSV exit

Chevron may have fired the starter’s pistol on a major ownership reshuffle of the North West Shelf Venture, after it announced it would put its 16.7 per cent stake in the operation, which includes a 16.9 million tonnes per year LNG facility near Karratha, on the market.

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FT editor Khalaf talks about how the paper’s staff is working remotely

Roula Khalaf

Financial Times editor Roula Khalaf told Jane Barrett of Reuters, and the global online audience for WAN-IFRA’s World Media Leaders eSummit, how the FT has been navigating the pandemic, how it continues to innovate, and the story it needs to own.

Brian Veseling of WAN-IFRA writes, “‘For us it’s been both a huge challenge, but also just an amazing opportunity because it’s been the story of our lifetime,’ Khalaf said. ‘Part of it is our sort of sweet spot, which is the business and the economic side, but it’s also opened our eyes to the science reporting that we have which has really blossomed during this period.’

“Another high point for the FT has been its data journalism, especially its data tracker. ‘Our coronavirus tracker is our single most viewed piece of journalism ever,’ she said.

“As for the benefits and downsides of working remotely, Khalaf said ‘a

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