Donald Trump “berated” British business leaders during a series of one-on-one chats during his Blenheim Palace dinner, The Telegraph has been told. The US president used 90 second conversations with at least three UK chief executives to deliver “a bollocking”, according to attendees at the dinner. One figure at the black tie event on Thursday night said some businessmen were reluctant to hand their personal phone numbers over to the President for fear of future dressing downs delivered directly. Another said executives were reluctant to talk to the president, noting: “Basically, it was a good thing if you didn't speak to him.” It is unclear what triggered Mr Trump’s ire, though he is known to be a forthright supporter of US businesses ever willing to call out those he believes are hurting American companies. This newspaper talked to a string of people who attended the dinner at Sir Winston Churchill’s … [Read more...] about Donald Trump ‘berated business leaders in 90-second chats during Blenheim Palace dinner’
opinion Bankole Thompson The Detroit News Published 2:46 p.m. UTC May 28, 2018 As business executives were preparing for the annual Mackinac Policy Conference on Mackinac Island hosted by the Detroit Regional Chamber, DTE Energy was feeling the pulse of the community about how to enhance its corporate social responsibility efforts. A cross-section of activists, civic and religious leaders showed up May 23 at DTE’s headquarters for an open meeting with members of the senior leadership including chairman and CEO Gerry Anderson and president and chief operating officer Jerry Norcia. The event, dubbed “Community Stakeholders Meeting,” is a unique program held every year, which allows the top leadership of the Fortune 500 company to personally interact with diverse members of the community as well as listen to grievances even from their most ardent critics. “I think this is fabulous. It tells you what they are doing, and we can argue with … [Read more...] about Bankole: When business leaders listen, community gets better
Labour Day is an observance born in a time when 12-hour days, six-day work weeks and child labour were all standard practice. Work was by no means a picnic. Work has undoubtedly, changed since then. The stage has been set for a new knowledge and services-based economy to be realised. Organisations are turning to technology to cope with this shift. People are focused on realising a mobile, technology laden workforce to enable greater collaboration and consumption. A recent Microsoft online survey surveyed 5,000 working professionals across 13 countries in Asia and found that only 46 out of every 100 employees in Vietnam felt their employers are enabling them to be productive, collaborative and innovative, whilst ensuring personal wellbeing in the changing world of work. Adopting new technologies is a great first-step but it must be accompanied with policy change to be effective. Companies need to rethink workplace policies to better equip and empower their employees for what we … [Read more...] about Do business leaders understand how employees work?
Vietnam HR moving forward More and more companies in Vietnam have shown advancements in the human resources field, and “are on their way to be change agents with disruptive HR management strategies and policies,” according to Edward Foong, an HR expert in the Southeast Asia region. Foong, who has been a judge for Vietnam HR Awards 2014 and 2016, said he has seen great improvements from all participants at the awards competition this year. “I was impressed with how fast they have progressed, and several participants showed us how they successfully reached out to prospective candidates,” he said. “What impresses me are also companies in sensitive and controversial industries. They showed us how they swam against the current to successfully attract talent they wanted … Also, the meaningful programmes HR put in place to continue to motivate their current staff impresses me a lot.” “Singapore may seem to be ahead of Vietnam, but it is not … [Read more...] about BUSINESS IN BRIEF 20/8
Accountant group meets in Viet Nam Members of the Chartered Accountants Worldwide in Vietnam last week met for the first time in Viet Nam to develop a chartered accountants' community in the country. The prestigious title of chartered accountant is earned by leading professionals in accounting, finance and business. They often hold high positions including business leaders, decision makers and trusted consultants in the largest listed firms. These talented specialists with their knowledge, experience, vision and a commitment of professionalism, ethics and integrity are the driving engine that helps companies, organisations, individuals and comities to achieve their financial and strategic goals. In Việt Nam, chartered accountants are still a new concept. Thus, the meeting is an important step to give them opportunities to meet and exchange experiences as well as tighten the bond among members of the community. Organised by the Institute of Chartered Accountants for England and Wales … [Read more...] about BUSINESS IN BRIEF 15/3