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Employee Engagement Has a Direct Link to Successful Business Outcomes

Employee engagement is hard to define. Some people think of it as how happy employees are or how committed they seem to reach business goals. Yet, there’s a lot more to it than that. Employee engagement is a key metric that powers your organizational culture, keeps your team members focused and dramatically improves retention. 



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When people truly care about their work and collaborate as a team for the benefit of the company, productivity levels rise. This results in improved customer satisfaction and a positive impact on your bottom line. 

Related: Worried About Disengaged Employees? Make These 7 Changes.

Your employees are a competitive advantage 

Employee engagement is so important that it can become your ultimate competitive advantage. When your workers understand how they can contribute to your company and see their efforts in action, they become more motivated and add value to your business. 

It’s simple but

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Poxel Announces Positive Results From Phase 2a NASH Trial With PXL770, an Oral First-in-Class Direct AMPK Activator – Press Release

LYON, France–(Business Wire)–POXEL SA (Euronext: POXEL – FR0012432516), a biopharmaceutical company focused on the development of innovative treatments for metabolic disorders, including type 2 diabetes and non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH), today announced positive top-line results for STAMP-NAFLD, the PXL770 Phase 2a trial. The Phase 2a trial was a 12-week, randomized, parallel group study, in 120 presumed NASH patients with or without diabetes. PXL770 is a first-in-class, oral direct adenosine monophosphate-activated protein kinase (AMPK) activator. AMPK is a master regulator of several important metabolic pathways, including lipid metabolism, glucose control and inflammation, and is a novel target for NASH and a range of other chronic and rare metabolic diseases.

“The underlying pathophysiological drivers of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) and NASH are highly complex and support the need for development of novel therapies acting on different targets that can address a variety of key disease drivers,” said Vlad Ratziu, MD, PhD, Professor

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Palantir and Asana to test investor hunger for direct listings this week

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The number of tech companies going public this year by directly listing their shares instead of using Wall Street underwriters is about to double from 2019 and 2018—to two.

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A year after Slack went public with a direct listing and two years after Spotify used the same maneuver, collaboration software maker Asana and data crunching firm Palantir will both use the technique this week.

In a direct listing, companies allow existing shareholders to sell on a stock exchange, but don’t issue new shares and therefore don’t raise additional capital, as they could in a traditional IPO. But they also don’t pay as much in fees to investment bankers. And there’s typically no “lock up” requirement preventing other existing shareholders from

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Boeing’s Allen succeeds Raymond as head of strategy with direct report to CEO | News

Boeing has named Marc Allen as chief strategy officer, effective 1 October, a move that could signal renewed focus by Boeing on developing an overarching corporate strategy amid an uncertain time.

Allen, who joined Boeing in 2007 and was president of Boeing’s partnership with Brazilian airframer Embraer, takes the strategy role from Chris Raymond.

Allen will report to Boeing chief executive David Calhoun, a change from the current structure, which has Raymond reporting to chief financial officer and executive vice-president of enterprise operations Greg Smith.

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With the changes, Allen also now holds the title of senior vice-president of strategy and corporate development.

Also on 1 October, Raymond will shift to become Boeing’s chief sustainability officer and will continue reporting to Smith. Boeing has not previously had a chief sustainability officer.

As strategy chief, Allen ” will now take on responsibility for the enterprise’s overarching strategy, including long-term planning, global business

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Direct $1,200 checks to Americans, boosts to small business loans in new $1.5 trillion stimulus bill

A few dozen centrist lawmakers rankled by the collapsed COVID-19 stimulus talks and lack of relief to Americans will try to prod Democratic and Republican leaders and the Trump administration back to the negotiating table with a new $1.5 trillion package.

One of the most popular and bipartisan-backed provisions in previous packages, direct checks of at least $1,200 to American taxpayers, is included in the new plan from the 50 members of the House Problem Solvers Caucus, The New York Times reported Tuesday.

For more on previous proposals including stimulus checks, read here.

The Problem Solvers’ offering comes a week after the latest $500 billion GOP plan was blocked by Senate Democrats, who derided the package as inadequate in the wake of an unprecedented public health and economic crisis. It also follows a series of stalled talks and false starts since the spring as Democratic and Republican proposals have

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90% business-class seats sold on 1st direct Kol-London flight in 11 years | Kolkata News

Kolkata: With barely two days to go, only 40% of the seats have been sold on the first direct flight to London from Kolkata in 11 years. But what’s left the airline as well as travel trade industry officials surprised is the high offtake of business class seats where the occupancy is nearly 90%. This is especially significant because two international carriers — Lufthansa and British Airways — had withdrawn flights from Kolkata, citing lack of business class passengers on the flight although the economy class clocked decent loads.
Sources in Air India said 14 out of the 16 business class seats on the Dreamliner flight that is scheduled to take off from Kolkata airport on Thursday had been sold. In contrast, only around 80-odd seats had been sold in the economy class that has a capacity of 218 passengers. The Boeing 787 has a configuration of 18 business class
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Novo Guitars turns to direct sales to survive COVID-19

By Aimee Picchi, Special to USA TODAY
Published 5:56 p.m. ET Sept. 13, 2020

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Novo Guitars sells hand-made, originally-designed guitars. Here’s how they’ve survived the pandemic even with no concerts or live performances.

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Since its founding in 2015, Novo Guitars has built a reputation in its home base of Nashville and beyond, with its instruments played by country legend Keith Urban and musicians who work with Beyoncé and David Byrne.

But when the pandemic brought its business to a standstill in March, owner Dennis Fano said the future suddenly looked uncertain. 

“We weren’t sure how long we were going to be shut down for,” Fano, 49, recalls. “And then once we were able to resume production, we weren’t sure exactly what that was going to look like.”

Until that point, Novo Guitars had been on a run. It kicked off 2020 with a “nice increase” of orders,

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Key proposals of Companies Amendment Bill 2020 include decriminalising offences, direct overseas listing and more

  • The monsoon session of the Indian Parliament is all set to begin on September 14, with over 20 bills on the agenda for discussion.
  • Amongst the key ones is the Companies (Amendment) Bill, 2020.
  • Some of the major highlights of the Bill include the decriminalization of minor offences and direct overseas listing for certain prescribed classes of companies.
  • The government has also proposed an evolved CSR policy, allowing companies to carry forward excess CSR spendings to future financial years.
  • Check out the latest news and updates on Business Insider.

In March 2020, the Indian government introduced the Companies (Amendment) Bill, 2020, recommending further measures aimed at improving the ease of doing business. Key amongst its recommendations include aspects like decriminalizing minor offences, allowing companies to list overseas directly, and more.

With the monsoon session of the Indian Parliament all set to begin on Monday, September 14, we took a look

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Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission Increases Green Efforts with Direct Energy Business and Liberty Power

ISELIN, N.J., Sept. 8, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — The Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission (WSSC Water) has chosen Direct Energy Business for a second time as they progress in their green energy efforts.  This agreement is managed by the Direct Energy Renewable Services group, which is a specialized team within Direct Energy Business created to focus on renewable and sustainable energy solutions for customers.

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After a year-long RFP process, Direct Energy Business has been chosen as WSSC Water’s renewable retail electric service provider.  To accommodate WSSC Water’s internal greenhouse gas emissions reduction plan (GHG emissions), Direct Energy Business has entered into a transaction to purchase energy and Renewable Energy Certificates associated with such energy from Sandy Ridge Wind, a 50MW wind generation facility located in Blair and Centre Counties, Pennsylvania and owned by Liberty Power (“Sandy Ridge“). That purchase will be integrated

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