Image : shutterstockThe idea of interim management has been developing in Poland for a decade. And while the market is growing at a rate of 15 percent each year and the forecasts for the coming years are positive, we are still a long way from Western markets, where these services have been commonplace for years Interim management is a temporary cooperation between a company and an interim manager – an experienced specialist with a clear-cut professional profile hired to perform a specific job and reach well defined business goals. Once the job is done, the interim manager leaves the company and their remuneration is contingent on their results. The first country to introduce this management model was Sweden, where interim management services appeared back in 1960s. Over the years, the solution has been adopted by the Benelux countries, France, the UK and Germany. The number of interim managers in the UK is estimated at 20,000, and at 15,000 in Germany. In Poland the number is 10 … [Read more...] about Are Polish companies ready for interim management?
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re:FOCUS on Logistics & eCommerce reveals the latest trends and predicts the future ones, while offering solutions to nowadays challenges of logistics & eCommerce.Everybody shops, the difference is where & how. As the market continues its permanent growth, logistics and eCommerce sectors must evolve at the same pace and embrace new trends in AI and automation. Local and foreign players, developers and industry experts come together for a series of panel discussions, keynote speeches, Q&A sessions and case studies from entrepreneurs choosing online or brick-and-mortar businesses, providing know-how and unique opportunities. Opening panel | Global trends in retail, logistics & eCommerce. Keeping up with the “anytime, anything, anywhere” client Ion Sturza – President | Fribourg Capital I have to say some unpleasant, but useful things – you need a good stomach and a lot of money to get involved in digital The online retail … [Read more...] about BR’s re:Focus on Logistics & eCommerce. Pierre Francois (what3words): We’re not ready for technology to replace humans, but it can make their jobs easier and less prone to error
The ancient Syrian city of Palmyra will be expecting tourists next summer, according to local officials. However, much of its historic beauty and significance has been reduced to rubble by Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS). Governor of Homs Province Talal al-Barazi believes that “by the summer of 2019 Palmyra will be completely ready for tourists,” as quoted by RIA Novosti. Palmyra, often referred to as the Bride of the Syrian Desert, was a center of commerce and culture, as well as home to a crossing of trade routes. It reached its peak of grandeur in the 1st and 2nd centuries AD. Read more But the city, once the capital of the Palmyrene Empire and one of the richest cities of the Roman Empire, is a shell of what it once was. It lost several important artifacts in the first IS offensive in 2015, including the Temple of Bel, Temple of Baalshamin, the Arch of Triumph, and columns in the Valley of the Tombs, which had stood for almost 2,000 years. Palmyra changed hands … [Read more...] about Battle-scarred Palmyra will be ready for tourists next summer – Syrian officials
One of the challenges of finding and answer to the NHS's ills is working out what the question is. Sky News' coverage to mark the 70th anniversary of the service this week has been framed by a broad query: is it fit for the future?At a live debate at Guy's Hospital in central London we tried to be more specific. In front of a politically balanced audience we weighed contrasting visions of how the NHS should be funded and managed.The proposals followed politically predictable lines.Sean Worth, a former advisor to David Cameron, championed the private sector. "We have a problem, and money alone won't solve it," he said.Sonia Sodha, who did a similar job for Ed Miliband, supported the status quo."The combination of an ageing population, and younger generations who do not take prevention seriously, means the cost of healthcare can only rise," she said."As citizens we should take the medicine of higher taxes to preserve the free-at-the-point-of-use model."These have been the dividing lines … [Read more...] about Public ready for more nuanced debate on NHS
By the time April rolled around they hadn't lost any of their appetite. Domestically they were on the charge towards another Premiership title, and with back-to-back European Cups as recently as 2001 and 2002 they were clear about their goals. They arrived in Dublin ready for business. Pre-match warm-ups can be misleading, but we well remember the degree of intensity the Tigers brought to their preparation that day in Lansdowne Road. It continued into the game. Leinster were bullied all over the park, and as we were pressing 'send' on our match reports the name of a senior figure in Irish rugby popped up on the phone's screen. This man had news regarding Leinster coach Declan Kidney. As in, he was on his way back to Munster. It was the perfect storm: after an unbeaten pool run Leinster get emptied at home in yet another premature European campaign, and their coach walks after just one season. His predecessor, Gary Ella, had lasted the same amount of time. To cap it off, senior … [Read more...] about Summit return a victory for change