2020-09-18 14:00:00| E-Commerce Times
Robocalls, spam and call spoofing have all but destroyed Americans' trust in telephone calls -- to the point that many individuals have essentially stopped answering the phone. Here are seven steps that organizations can take to combat erroneous call blocking and increase answer rates. These measures will help businesses optimize contact operations, increase call performance, and protect and promote their brands by restoring trust in calls.
2020-09-18 12:08:56| Mondaq.Com
At Charles Russell Speechlys, we understand that these are extremely difficult and challenging times for everyone and we are here to offer as much support as possible to our clients.
2020-09-18 11:59:35| Mondaq.Com
The transitional Covered Business Method (CBM) review program saw its end on September 16, 2020.
2020-09-18 10:00:10| Fast Company
These cards could save one of Japan’s most famous buildings. Should weird architecture be preserved? Often more expensive to maintain and less versatile than many contemporary buildings, groundbreaking architecture from the past is perpetually threatened with demolition. Advocates, meanwhile, insist that it should be maintained on historical and sentimental value alone.Read Full Story
2020-09-18 09:49:08| Guardian Unlimited Business - more business news
Rolling live coverage of business, economics and financial markets as retail sales volumes rise by 0.8% in AugustEconomists warn that positive retail picture may worsen in winterFTSE 100 posts declines as industrials drag 8.49am BST Could there be a double dip in retail sales? That would certainly be one potential upshot of rising unemployment.Here is the picture so far for overall sales volumes: 8.43am BST The August retail figures show that the UK retail industry had a stronger summer than might have been expected, but by most accounts it looks much less appealing as winter approaches.With the governments test and trace operation suffering from massive demand and new restrictions on millions of Britons - not to mention an expected wave of redundancies ahead - there is a lot standing in the way of further strength for retailers.August proved a far better month than most retailers expected, with many market towns and retail parks benefitting from increased footfall as consumers holidayed at home and fears around Covid-19 eased for a short while. However, there remains huge uncertainty for shops, particularly those in city centres. With the autumn/winter season set to be characterised by uncertainty and increased social restrictions, we can expect to see further changes across the sector as businesses look to reshape their models for a Covid Christmas. Naturally, there is growing anxiety among those who bank on a successful golden quarter given the impact social distancing could have on this years festivities.There is considerable uncertainty as to just how willing and able consumers will be to spend beyond the third quarter. Indeed, persistent consumer caution is seen as a significant risk that could limit the UK recovery. The fundamentals for consumers have taken a clear downturn as a result of COVID-19, and they are likely to remain under pressure in the near term at least. Many people have already lost their jobs despite the supportive government measures as was highlighted by employment falling by 695,000 over April-August [...] while others will be concerned that they may still end up losing their job once the furlough scheme ends in October. Continue reading...