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2021-01-21 14:00:00| E-Commerce Times

While it was already underway prior to the pandemic, the worldwide shift to digital payments has been accelerated by the crisis. This new cashless concept and the related back-end changes by banks to adopt real-time payments are becoming increasingly popular; and have set into motion the potential for a ripple effect throughout the e-commerce ecosystem.

Category: E-Commerce

2021-01-21 12:00:22| Fast Company

In the retail sector, an astonishing 93% of workers said they took on new responsibilities, according to a new survey from Airtable. The coronavirus pandemic led to some massive shifts in the workplace in 2020–with 2021 looking to be a continuation of that for at least the first half of the year. Work from home is the new normal for many people. However, an interesting new report out from Airtable examined how various workplace changes impacted one sector specifically in 2020: retail.Read Full Story

Category: E-Commerce

2021-01-21 11:00:37| Fast Company

Too often managers praise women with general, lukewarm language, while men receive compliments lauding their specific talents and skills. When you’re praising your employees, be sure to praise men and women equitably. A team at Stanford University has been poring over performance reviews from real employees, and the news isn’t good, at least not for women.Read Full Story

Category: E-Commerce

2021-01-21 10:04:32| Fast Company

Branding expert JinJa Birkenbeuel, who has done design work for Google, Tesla, and Facebook, shares her rules of success. Chief among them: Raise up women. JinJa Birkenbeuel is CEO of the branding agency Birk Creative, founder of The Honest Field Guide podcast, a songwriter in the band Utah Carol, and a business coach for underrepresented businesses, especially women-owned businesses. She spoke to Doreen Lorenzo for Designing Women, a series of interviews with brilliant women in the design industry.Read Full Story

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2021-01-21 10:00:11| Fast Company

While tech leaders publicly committed to diversity in 2020, their top-down approach is stunting true progress. While tech companies have pledged to do better with diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI), many of these commitments have yet to translate to tangible change—and in some cases, we seem to be moving backwards.Read Full Story

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2021-01-21 10:00:06| Fast Company

The founder of a global STEM mentoring nonprofit says authenticity and transparency are key. Share your own stumbles—and how you overcame them. While I was in high school, I was an ambitious student with a serious vision for my future. The daughter of Vietnamese refugees, I was quickly learning that my parents would not be able to guide me to where I needed to go, whether educationally or financially, to achieve my goals. As my friends’ parents cheered them on at extracurriculars that would help them get into college, I often could not get a ride to mine. I spent my summers working 12-hour shifts at KFC (with a night shift at Hollywood Video) to save for a car to get me where I needed to go, and tuition when the time came. Simply because of the family I was born into, my pathway was littered with roadblocks as I battled between what I needed to achieve my dreams, and what my parents believed to be true–or in many cases, didn’t understand.Read Full Story

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2021-01-21 09:37:03| Fast Company

The decision is not exactly a surprise. Here’s what to know. This week the the College Board dropped big news: The SAT Subject Tests are gone. Forever! Starting immediately! Also gone is the optional SAT essay, which will disappear this June. Sayonara!Read Full Story

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2021-01-21 09:00:50| Fast Company

Many employees are still struggling in the wake of the violent Capitol riot. Employers have a responsibility to support these workers. On January 6, the world watched as a group of mostly white men and women stormed the U.S. Capitol building. They were armed with weapons, including machete knives, guns, and pipe bombs. A gallows with a noose was built and it was later revealed the group intended to hang the Vice President and the Speaker of the House of Representatives. Read Full Story

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2021-01-21 09:00:46| Fast Company

The right-wing social media service has been banned by AWS along with a host of smaller internet infrastructure companies—and there’s no easy backup plan. After being shunned by Amazon and a slew of other tech companies, Parler appears to be reassembling itself piecemeal.Read Full Story

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2021-01-21 09:00:21| Fast Company

A rush of communal feeling that drove purposeful consumer decisions was replaced by a grinding pandemic, failing finances, and a contentious presidential campaign. Will an optimistic COVID recovery alter our path? Earlier this year, Americans quickly progressed from dismissing the significance of COVID-19 to bunkering in our homes, faced with a frightening and uncertain future.Read Full Story

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