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BETTER BUSINESS – How to bridge the skills gap between employers and workers (Nahia Orduña, WEF)

Strangely reminiscent of the skills gap… Laufenburg. Image: Pixabay • The COVID-19 pandemic has widened the skills gap. • Employers must invest in retraining and broaden candidate pools. • Workers must use online resources to expand their networks and skills bases. https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2020/12/workforce-digitalization-skills-gap-vodafone/

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BETTER BUSINESS – Take the Meritocracy Stress Test to find out the truth about diversity in your company (Laura Liswood, WEF)

• The Meritocracy Stress Test does for equality what the bank stress test did for liquidity. • Despite claiming to be meritocracies, many workplaces do not measure up. • Asking key questions can highlight your company’s current shortcomings. https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2020/12/diversity-equality-inclusion-meritocracy-stress-test/

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BETTER BUSINESS – How to make your business thrive by doing good (Laurent Marbacher, Isaac Getz, WEF)

Stakeholder capitalism will enable a Great Reset of the economy. Image: Wonderlane/Unsplash Doing good indiscriminately is a pitfall, because it’s not effective enough. A company cannot maximize its profits and minimize its environmental damage at the same time. Calculating how social value leads to profits makes it a means, instead of an end. https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2020/12/make-business-thrive-doing-good/