Day: September 12, 2020

Businesses are paying the price of stressed staff as pandemic money pressure takes its toll

With some staff understandably anxious about money, many businesses are feeling the knock-on effect as the recession hits – and it’s up to the c-suite to save them.

Four in 10 employers surveyed say that increased financial stress amongst employees has negatively impacted their business this year – almost three times the 15% who reported experiencing this challenge before 2020. And with eight in 10 concerned about the impact of this year’s economic environment on employees’ financial wellbeing, this problem is only set to grow.

That’s according to new research from financial wellbeing platform nudge, which is urging businesses to open up the conversation about money and help staff upskill and take control of their finances, to alleviate additional workplace stress and reduce business disruption.

Seven in 10 employers agree that employees’ financial wellbeing has become more of a priority to them since Covid-19. But more clearly needs to be

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Welsh health and beauty firm hits £25m in sales as demand for organic and vegan products soar

A Welsh business that sources and sells natural and organic health and beauty products has hit the £25 million turnover mark, after increasing sales by 25% year on year.

Naissance, based in a 40,000 square foot warehouse in Neath, Wales was founded in 2005 by entrepreneur Jem Skelding from his spare bedroom.

His childhood in Africa inspired Jem, where the shortage of retail products and an abundance of raw materials meant his mother would often make her own skincare and natural remedies. When e-commerce started to take off, he spotted a gap in the market for an online brand selling organic plant-based products.

Over the last fifteen years, he has steered the company and established the Naissance brand as a global leader in the supply of natural and organic ingredients within UK and International territories. Supplying many of the biggest high street retail brands in the UK, Europe and America

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How TechCrunch took its Disrupt conference online

Max Willens of Digiday writes about how TechCrunch put its Disrupt conference next week online.

Willens writes, “Disrupt 2020 will feature approximately the same number of attendees — at least 10,000 — and about the same number of expo presenters — 485 — that its 2019 event drew, said TechCrunch director of operations Joey Hinson.

“But it has also hit upon a number of new product features and ideas that it expects will become fixtures in future TechCrunch events.

“‘I don’t think we’re ever going to walk away from the digital layer we’ve added,’ Hinson said. ‘There’s this layer of data and efficiency that we’ve experienced as we’ve figured this all out that I don’t think we can walk away from in the future.’

“After deciding in late March that Disrupt would have to be virtual, TechCrunch’s business team began reaching out to vendors in the virtual event space, using

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