The new year brings a ray of sunshine into the post pandemic world with the vaccines bringing some much awaited relief. CXOs around the world have been nothing less than super-heroes, have led their organizations through these unprecedented times, running businesses with an unwavering focus, agility and empathy to the best of their ability. At Randstad, we are keenly aware of how these changes have impacted workplace dynamics at an alarmingly rapid pace. Beginning this month, we will bring you, our esteemed CXO community, a snapshot of the developments around the globe with some key insights that will provide fuel for thought.
This opinion piece puts across interesting points on the pros and cons of the vaccine politics. With both India and China in a race to produce the vaccine, will it tip the scales in favor of these two countries? It remains to be debated.
A leading analyst firm’s research indicated that the pharma industry’s favorability percentage points increased from 27% to 34% from 2019 to 2020. A collaborative approach and equitable distribution of the vaccine are only some of the factors that could further enhance the reputation of the pharma industry.
In what can be considered a first of sorts; Bank of Baroda is contemplating offering some sections of its employees the work from home (WFH option). This is indeed path breaking, heralding increased digitization in the nationalized banking sector coupled with adapting to the demands of a new world.
The year 2020 will not just be known for the pandemic, but also for the increase in cyber-crimes. As the world went through mayhem, identity theft increased. Take this - $11 billion was stolen in the state of California alone in 2020 as a result of identity theft.
With the increasing focus on climate change, leading automotive companies like General Motors are taking the initiative in reducing the carbon footprint. Will this set a precedent for other industries?
At the beginning of 2020, philanthropist and Microsoft founder, Bill Gates gave a TED talk on how testing and self-isolation were essential, which medical advancements showed promise and what it would take for the world to endure this crisis. A year on, this remains one of the most interesting talks given by a leader in the recent past on the crisis and its future impact.
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