The modern workplace is transforming into a more efficient, collaborative, and productive environment through numerous developments. Higher density floor plans are becoming more prevalent among the newest office concepts, re-configuring personal workspaces into shared group areas, and ultimately condensing personal workspace per employee.
More and more companies are using Extended Business Travelers to pursue special projects, acquisitions and expansion into new regions. But unlike traditional long- and short-term assignments, companies are not typically as vigilant about tracking EBT employees, increasing their risks of costly violations of tax and visa laws. Our latest survey asked corporate managers how they manage their EBTs, and the results shed fascinating—and painfully real—insight to the opportunities and dangers these moves represent.
Millennials are the next generation to shape the future of procurement, travel management and business. Defined as people born between 1982 and 2000, millennials represent more than one quarter of the nation’s population, making them the largest generation in US history. By 2020, over half of the workforce will be made up of millennials, and their different mindset, habits and preferences can have an impact on your company’s bottom line.
It’s not a secret that there is an abundance of new workforce regulations, and an ever-increasing demand to drive more efficiencies. Procurement and Human Resources professionals know, all too well, this is rewarding but it’s also demanding. Below are the top 5 signs you should consider streamlining your program.
Every logistics manager knows the importance of their carrier relationships. A lot is riding on your carrier—protection of your goods, budget, on-time delivery, and your customers’ satisfaction level. When it comes to negotiating a parcel contract, many logistics professionals take pride in being able to negotiate the best shipping
Because they do it every day, carriers know their way around a contract. After all, it is under their terms, and the success of their company is dependent terms and rates; however, don’t discount the idea of having a third-party consultant help with your small parcel contracts. The information they have access to can make a significant difference in your rates. on how well they can negotiate. Shippers, on the other hand, don’t have nearly the same amount of experience with contracts. But skill level comparisons are not really the issue; it’s about who has access to the most accurate and relevant information that will give them the upper hand. In 99.99% of negotiations, it is the carrier.
Managing the mobile employee has become exponentially more complex recently due to shifting demographics, increased globalization and tighter competition for talent across all industries. Our research indicates a recent phenomenon: companies pursuing greater agility and flexibility to accommodate rapidly-changing business goals and seize opportunities.
Parcel shipping is getting expensive. In reality, it already was costly and now it is even more so. The recent rate increase announcements from UPS and FedEx means that it will cost more money to ship in 2018. Reducing parcel shipping costs, without sacrificing service, has become a concern for many businesses. Profit margins continue to narrow for ecommerce companies meaning they will need to make sure that their parcel shipping strategy not only fulfills customer demands but also saves money.