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Profit.co announces $11M funding as it continues to help enterprises drive successful business outcomes through it’s OKR based execution platform

Profit.co

The bridge between a business strategy and successful execution is something that all businesses are focussed on. Yet 60% stumble on this path (according to Gartner) because of gaps in their ability to execute. To support businesses on their journey, Profit.co which is laser focussed on Objectives and Key Results (OKRs) metrics is announcing a $11M funding round to grow their team and product around the world. The funding round was led by Elevation Capital. Founded by Bastin Gerald in 2018, Profit.co is a platform that enables OKR planning, review, and execution because it’s people that drive strategies to ensure businesses steer a stable course on their successful execution. OKRs is a goal setting framework pioneered by Intel and used by organizations to define, measure, and track outcomes. Profit.co’s OKRs help teams bridge the gap between strategy and execution. Today, companies manage their strategy delivery and execution on spreadsheets, presentation slides or at stretch by way of a project management software but these means remain disconnected with what’s happening in the engine of the business. As a business grows this approach lacks the flexibility and integration with their wider enterprise stack like Slack, Jira, Salesforce, Hubspot, Oracle and true alignment mechanisms that streamline strategic execution. Bastin Gerald is an industry veteran with a wide spanning experience of working in startups to enterprise businesses like Oracle. Bastin Gerald, founder and CEO of Profit.co said “Business leaders struggle to see and action cross-functional dependencies between key results, thus making leaders more reactive and restricting the success rate of the company’s priority initiatives. Profit.co seamlessly integrates individual employee success with business strategy to ensure that OKR setting is a reliable and value additive exercise for organizations.” ”The biggest concern for businesses that use suboptimal solutions to navigate the growth journey is that they don’t have an eyeline into the levers of their success, the people working on projects. OKR use is widespread and we are helping business owners capture the true essence of what is working and what needs supercharging. Our insights are not just dynamic but showcase how they trend over time and in real time”. Akarsh Shrivastava, Principal, Elevation Capital said “OKR as a philosophy has been appreciated across the globe and has seen strong tailwinds. The challenge though always has been with execution, with a lot of programs failing because they are not implemented well or for the want of a good product. Bastin and team with their deep experience in the space, have created an offering to bridge this gap. Profit’s deep product, coupled with the implementation muscle have forged several stories of strong impact on their customers across US, India and EMEA. What further excited us was the type of Customer NPS, scale and growth they have been able to achieve with very limited capital. We are super excited to partner with Bastin and team.” Profit.co provides the functionality that traditional, ad hoc solutions lack for a business to execute its strategy. It does so by not just focusing on OKR creation, but also on tracking their success and by providing real time visibility to leaders to reorient and redirect their teams as needed. Profit.co provides an enterprise-class SaaS application for companies to define,manage and execute their goals. Companies and teams can define their goals as OKRs and manage their collaborative execution through the full life cycle of OKRs. Quarterly goals (OKRs) can be broken down to daily “Tasks'' and managed through our “Task management” application. Profit.co also provides “Employee Development” and “Employee Engagement” modules to facilitate the people processes in achievement of goals. The company has seen strong traction in recent times, having grown 9X+ in ARR over the past 2 years. It currently has thousands of customers across 25 countries, spanning sectors such as Financial Services, Telecom, Manufacturing, Consumer, Retail, Services, Not-for-Profits, technology and government organizations. Their clients include 70 Fortune 500 companies and feature marquee names such as Deckers Brands, Sandvik, Deriv, Open Government (Singapore) and Phoenix Rescue Mission among others. About Profit.co Founded in 2018,Profit.co, HQ in Fremont, California, USA, is an enterprise OKR platform, integrated with Task Management. With its easy-to-use UI, Profit.co enables businesses to practice OKRs at every level of the organization.Profit.co has been recently recognized by Capterra (from Gartner) with a rare 100/100 score for Customer Support. About Elevation Capital Elevation Capital is a leading venture capital firm which provides seed and early stage capital for emerging companies in India. Elevation Capital has been investing in India since 2002 deploying almost $2 billion of capital in over 150 companies. The firm announced its eighth pool of capital of $670 million in April 2022. The firm is led by Co-Managing Partners Ravi Adusumalli and Mukul Arora, along with three Managing Directors Mridul Arora, Deepak Gaur and Mayank Khanduja. The firm has invested in over 150 companies across Consumer Internet, SaaS, Fintech, Consumer Brands, Edtech, Healthtech and Web3/Crypto, and has offices in Bengaluru, Gurgaon and Salt Lake City. Contact Details Profit.co Bilal Mahmood +44 7714 007257 b.mahmood@stockwoodstrategy.com Company Website https://www.profit.co/

January 31, 2023 09:00 AM Eastern Standard Time

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Workforce Study: Is Going Independent the Secret to Getting More Out of Life?

MBO Partners

While the world has seemed in a never ending state of flux, life goals for US workers are surprisingly familiar, according to a new study from MBO Partners. The Life Goals study, released today shows that family time, leading a fulfilling life, and getting the most out of life are most important for traditional workers and independent workers. However, when it comes to meeting those goals, there are differences between independent and traditional workers. Independent workers outperform other workers in many categories but when it comes to being on track for retirement, almost half of workers report being successful compared to 41% of independent workers. “Our State of Independence has found that independents tend to be happier and healthier than their traditionally employed counterparts, but with this new look at Life Goals, it proves that going independent is better for one’s life overall,” said Miles Everson, CEO, MBO Partners. “The Great Realization is unequivocally here, and it’s time for enterprises to really get serious about considering independent professionals in their workforce strategic planning.” The past few years broadly reset many people’s life clocks, and, as a result, better work-life balance, the ability to pursue passions, and even health and wellness are taking center stage as top priorities. The Life Goals research shows that US workers’ top three stated life goals are: spending enough time with their family, leading a fulfilling life, and getting the most out of life. Independent workers report greater success at leading a fulfilling life, 61% versus 54% for traditional workers; leading a fulfilling life, 61% versus 54% for traditional workers and getting the most out of life, 57% compared to 52% of traditional workers. As companies grapple with quiet quitting, return to office and loud layoffs, the Life Goals study delivers insight into what matters to workers beyond benefits and compensation. The top 3 goals have an underlying foundation of time. Companies can support employees' life goals with work policies that give them time to spend with family, pursue passions and get the most out of life. This may mean modifying company culture around off-hours work and communication, adopting flexible schedules, or instituting digital nomad policies. To obtain a copy of the full Life Goals research brief, please visit http://bit.ly/3kMJ9E7 About MBO Partners®​ MBO Partners is a direct sourcing platform that enables enterprises and independents to work efficiently together. Its unmatched experience and industry leadership enable it to operate on the forefront of the independent economy and consistently advance the next way of working. For more information, visit​ ​mbopartners.com. Contact Details Words For Hire for MBO Partners Karen Swim +1 586-461-2103 pr@mbopartners.com Company Website https://mbopartners.com

January 31, 2023 09:00 AM Eastern Standard Time

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Volatus Aerospace Completes Acquisition of Empire Drone in New York

Volatus Aerospace Corp.

Volatus Aerospace Corp. (TSXV: VOL) (OTCQB: VLTTF) ("Volatus" or "the Company") is pleased to announce that it has finalized the arms-length acquisition of New York based Empire Drone Company LLC. The acquisition, first announced November 28 th, 2022, provides Volatus with expanded distribution for drone technologies in the American Market and a corresponding increase in gross margin performance for all US sales. “The addition of this company adds approximately $2.3M in trailing proforma revenue with an estimated 7% proforma EBITDA,” said Abhinav Singhvi, Chief Financial Officer for Volatus Aerospace. “The ability to support our US sales with domestic inventory and support is also expected to improve general gross margin, inventory turnover, and make our logistics management more efficient.” Under the terms of the agreement, Volatus will purchase 100% of the company for a cash consideration USD$300,000 on Closing; (ii) issuance of 721,538 common shares at a deemed price of CDN$0.65 per common share on closing; and (iii) subject to certain revenue milestones 12 months after closing, issue up to an additional 721,538 common shares at a deemed floor price of CDN$0.65 per common share or 30 days VWAP on first anniversary from closing, whichever is higher. Volatus Aerospace distributes products and services in Canada under the Volatus Aerospace, OmniView Tech, MVT Geo-solutions, Canadian Air National, and Synergy Aviation brands; in the USA under the Volatus Aerospace USA, ConnexiCore, and Empire Drone Brands; in South America under the Volatus Aerospace LATAM brands; and in European Markets under the Volatus Aerospace UK, and iRed Remote Sensing brands. *Non-IFRS measure. Earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization ("EBITDA") should not be construed as alternatives to comprehensive loss or income determined in accordance with IFRS. EBITDA does not have any standardized meaning under IFRS and, therefore, may not be comparable to similar measures presented by other issuers. The Company defines EBITDA as IFRS net loss excluding interest expense, depreciation and amortization expense. The Company believes that EBITDA is a meaningful financial metric as it measures cash generated from operations which the Company can use to fund working capital requirements, service future interest and principal debt repayments and fund future growth initiatives. About Volatus Aerospace: Volatus Aerospace Corp. is a leading provider of integrated drone solutions throughout North America and growing into Latin America and globally. Volatus serves civil, public safety, and defense markets with imaging and inspection, security and surveillance, equipment sales and support, training, as well as R&D, design, and manufacturing. Through our subsidiary, Volatus Aviation, we are introducing green and innovative drone solutions to supplement and replace traditional aircraft and helicopters for long-linear inspections such as pipeline, energy, rail, and cargo services. Volatus is committed to carbon neutrality; the fostering of a safe, equitable and inclusive workplace; and responsible governance. Forward-Looking Information This news release contains statements that constitute “forward-looking information” and “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of applicable securities laws, including statements regarding the plans, intentions, beliefs, and current expectations of the Company with respect to future business activities and operating performance. Often, but not always, forward-looking information and forward-looking statements can be identified by the use of words such as “plans”, “expects”, “is expected”, “budget”, “scheduled”, “estimates”, “forecasts”, “intends”, “anticipates”, or “believes” or variations (including negative variations) of such words and phrases, or statements formed in the future tense or indicating that certain actions, events or results “may”, “could”, “would”, “might” or “will” (or other variations of the foregoing) be taken, occur, be achieved, or come to pass. Forward-looking information includes information regarding: (i) the business plans and expectations of the Company; and (ii) expectations for other economic, business, and/or competitive factors. Forward-looking information is based on currently available competitive, financial, and economic data and operating plans, strategies, or beliefs as of the date of this news release, but involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties, assumptions and other factors that may cause the actual results, performance or achievements of the Company to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by the forward-looking information. Such factors may be based on information currently available to the Company, including information obtained from third-party industry analysts and other third-party sources, and are based on management’s current expectations or beliefs. Any and all forward-looking information contained in this news release is expressly qualified by this cautionary statement. Investors are cautioned that forward-looking information is not based on historical facts but instead reflects expectations, estimates or projections concerning future results or events based on the opinions, assumptions and estimates of management considered reasonable at the date the statements are made. Forward-looking information and forward-looking statements reflect the Company’s current beliefs and is based on information currently available to it and on assumptions it believes to be not unreasonable in light of all of the circumstances. In some instances, material factors or assumptions are discussed in this news release in connection with statements containing forward-looking information. Such material factors and assumptions include, but are not limited to: the commercialization of drone flights beyond visual line of sight and potential benefits to the Company; and meeting the continued listing requirements of the TSXV. Although the Company has attempted to identify important factors that could cause actual actions, events or results to differ materially from those described in forward-looking information, there may be other factors that cause actions, events or results to differ from those anticipated, estimated or intended. The forward-looking information contained herein is made as of the date of this news release and, other than as required by law, the Company disclaims any obligation to update any forward-looking information, whether as a result of new information, future events or results or otherwise. There can be no assurance that forward-looking information will prove to be accurate, as actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such statements. Accordingly, readers should not place undue reliance on forward-looking information.Neither the TSXV nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSXV) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this news release. Source: Volatus Aerospace Corp. TSXV: VOL Contact Details Abhinav Singhvi +1 514-447-7986 abhinav.singhvi@volatusaerospace.com Company Website https://volatusaerospace.com

January 31, 2023 07:43 AM Eastern Standard Time

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Federal Government Adoption of NCMA Contracting Standard Will Ease Staffing Shortages and Improve Training

National Contract Management Association

U.S. government agencies will be better able to address contracting staffing shortages, and contracting professionals will be better trained now that all civilian agencies have adopted the National Contract Management Association (NCMA) Contract Management Standard™ (CMS™). The U.S. Office of Federal Procurement Policy (OFPP) announced January 19 that the NCMA CMS ™ will become the foundation of a new contracting training system for all civilian agencies effective February 1, 2023. Adoption of the American National Standard Institute (ANSI)-approved CMS™, means the new Federal Acquisition Certification in Contracting (FAC-C) (Professional) program matches the DoD’s, allowing seamless mobility between DoD and other agencies. “NCMA celebrates the increase in talent mobility in government that will come through adoption of our CMS™,” said NCMA Chief Executive Officer Kraig Conrad. “Our members invested considerable resources to achieve ANSI approval of our standard and accreditation of our certifications. We are proud that the federal government recognizes their power." “The next step is for government to increase talent mobility with industry by accepting NCMA certifications. There certainly is precedent in government’s acceptance of other professional certifications for program management, accounting, and finance,” Conrad added. In a January 19 memo, Lesley A. Field, Deputy Administrator for Federal Procurement Policy said the FAC-C (Professional) is “designed to attract more people into the contracting workforce from a variety of sources – colleges, industry, internal candidates from other functions, and state and local governments.” Contracting training is “critical to the success of important public priorities, such as advancing equity, promoting sustainability, increasing domestic sourcing, and ensuring our supply chains and cyber assets are secure,” Field observed in her memo to chief acquisition officers and senior procurement executives. The ANSI approved 3rd Edition of the NCMA CMS™ is recognized globally as the preeminent standard in the profession. It is the basis of NCMA’s ANSI National Accreditation Board (ANAB) accredited Certified Contract Management Associate (CCMA) certification; one of three ANAB accredited contracting certifications offered by NCMA. ### The National Contract Management Association (NCMA), founded in 1959, is the world’s leading association in the contract management field. With more than 18,000 members, NCMA is dedicated to the professional growth and educational advancement of procurement and acquisition personnel worldwide. NCMA strives to serve and inform the profession in government and industry by offering opportunities for open exchange of ideas in neutral forums. To learn more, please visit ncmahq.org. Contact Details National Contract Management Association Dominick Belfiore, Director of Operations and Special Projects +1 571-382-1121 dominick.belfiore@ncmahq.org Company Website https://www.ncmahq.org/

January 30, 2023 09:30 AM Eastern Standard Time

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Cadan Technologies, a Futuris Brand, Discusses Corporate Update and Outlook for 2023

FUTURIS CO.

McapMediaWire -- Futuris Company (OTC: FTRS ), a Human Capital Management (HCM) company focused on areas such as Staffing, Consulting, and Tech Services, provides its shareholders with an update on Cadan Technologies. Cadan Technologies, a leading managed IT, security, IT staffing, and IT hardware and Software provider has introduced Siris Datto Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery to its IT services portfolio. SIRIS is fundamentally different than traditional backup and recovery solutions. Utilizing a cloud-first approach, Cadan Technologies can now offer our clients an all-in-one solution that incorporates local backup and recovery with a secure, cloud-based repository and full disaster recovery in the cloud. All of this is administered from a cloud portal that allows Cadan and our clients to view, manage and recover client data from a single interface. “All of us at Cadan Technologies are pleased to bring Siris Datto Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery Services to our current and future managed IT services clients. This is another excellent example of our enduring commitment to bringing organizations of all types and sizes best in class tools and services that meet their IT management and security needs” – Charles LeVoir, President Cadan Technologies. In 2022 Cadan Technologies revenue reached 15.3 million with gross profits of 3.7 million with strong sales in IT hardware and software and robust managed IT and Security services revenue. Cadan introduced key value-added services to its portfolio of Managed IT and Security Services including Managed Security Operations services, Backup & Disaster Recovery Services, Multi-Factor Authentication Services, and Email Security Services. Cadan Technologies is poised to continue to evolve consistent with our unfailing dedication to bringing organizations of all types and sizes the best-in-class tools and services to meet their IT management and security needs. We encourage shareholders to continually visit our website and social media platforms for updates. Website: www.futuris.company Twitter: www.twitter.com/futuriscompany About Futuris Company Futuris is a Human Capital Management (HCM) company focused on Executive Search, Staffing, Consulting services and Tech Services specializing in verticals such as Medical, Accounting/Finance, Information Technology, Recruitment Process Outsourcing (RPO), and Legal. The Company is committed to building a global HCM company through highly targeted and accretive acquisitions and operational efficiencies. For more information, please visit http://futuris.company/. Contact Information: Futuris Company Preya Narain Email: info.it@futuris.company About Cadan Technologies Cadan Technologies began in 1992, as a small value-added reseller. Marking a milestone for Cadan Technologies, we brought to market our world class Cadan Technologies Managed IT Services offerings. The tie between service desk, onsite resources, 4-hour onsite support, cloud solutions and full lifecycle management completed the vision set out years ago by leadership. Cadan Technologies provides brand name computer hardware, software, and services. As a solution provider, we can offer a wide range of software, from productivity to security, cloud solutions and more. All Cadan Technologies resources are staffed in the US, all outsourced resources are staffed in the countries they work within. Our experts design, integrate, deploy, and maintain technology solutions for maximum productivity and minimum downtime. Website: www.cadan.com Twitter: www.twitter.com/cadan_tech LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/cadan-technologies CONTACT INFORMATION: Cadan Technologies Charles LeVoir 651-456-5760 sales@cadan.com Forward-Looking Statements Certain statements contained in this press release are "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, including, without limitation, anything relating or referring to future financial results and plans for future business development activities, and are thus prospective. Forward-looking statements are inherently subject to risks and uncertainties, some of which cannot be predicted or quantified based on current expectations. Such risks and uncertainties include, without limitation, the ability to successfully integrate acquired companies, overall economic conditions, the ability to find qualified personnel, and the ability to find new clients. We have based these forward-looking statements largely on our current expectations and projections about future events and financial trends affecting the financial condition of our business and although the Company believes that the expectations reflected in such forward-looking statements are reasonable, it can give no assurance that such expectations will prove to have been correct. Consequently, future events and actual results could differ materially from those set forth in, contemplated by, or underlying the forward-looking statements contained herein. The Company undertakes no obligation to publicly release statements made to reflect events or circumstances after the date hereof. Contact Details Futuris Company Preya Narain info.it@futuris.company Cadan Technologies Charles LeVoir +1 651-456-5760 sales@cadan.com Company Website http://futuris.company/

January 27, 2023 09:00 AM Eastern Standard Time

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Starstream Entertainment Launches into 2023 While Anticipating Record Breaking 2022 Financials

Starstream Entertainment, Inc.

McapMediaWire -- Starstream Entertainment Inc.'s (OTC Pink: SSET ) wholly owned subsidiary, Facetime Consulting and Promotions (Facetime), a premier provider of event staffing, on-demand promotional marketing and brand ambassador services, is pleased to announce that Company is expecting to report record revenues which are anticipated to top $3 million in the Company’s 2022 Annual Report. While year-end financials are being completed for the Company’s upcoming Annual Report, during the 3 rd Quarter the Company recorded Total Revenues of $2,179,408 which was a year-to-year increase of over 199% compared to the same 9 months of 2021. The Company wrapped up a stellar 2022 and looks forward to a banner 2023. The Company is also happy to report that the total shares outstanding remained unchanged during 2022. The outstanding share count on January 1, 2022, was 140,010,196 with only 84,186,162 shares in the public float and on December 31, 2022 both the total shares outstanding and the public float remained unchanged. Carla Rissell, President of SSET stated, “I attribute this growth to the hard work and dedication of our team; our Company’s core values and our ability to pivot and adapt in an ever-evolving environment. We are focused on servicing our clients as well as providing and increasing shareholder value. I fully understand that the market as a whole in the OTC was very rough during 2022 for investors, it is our hope that Starstream will become better noticed for our continued growth and keen stewardship of preserving shareholder value. The Company increased cash on hand and assets throughout 2022 with zero dilution.” Early in 2022 the Company raised rates across the board which allowed the Company to attract and retain the best quality staff in an extremely tough labor market to allow Facetime to continue to provide exceptional service to our clients. The Company’s bookings and referrals of new business continued to grow throughout 2022 and we anticipate continued growth in 2023. Senior Management at several of the Company’s largest billing customers recognize that Starstream and Facetime’s strong financial position and wherewithal has allowed the Company to provide superior service of their accounts and brands and are actively seeking to partner with Facetime to help grow market share for their brands. Early in 2022 the Company thru its Facetime division added a wearables and promotional giveaway production division which is adding additional revenue and contributing directly to the Company’s profitability and bottom line. The Company is intently focused on continued growth and expansion in 2023. Starstream Entertainment Inc., through its wholly owned subsidiary, Facetime Consulting and Promotions LLC ("FCP"), is primarily focused in the on-demand event staffing industry. The primary placements that FCP makes are to companies in the consumer goods industry. Facetime specializes in brand ambassadors, event staffing, atmosphere models, print and electronic media as well as staffing for all levels of the beverage and consumer goods industry. We provide staffing for all levels across industries we serve, including regional to C-Level, offering everything from promotional models to enhanced brand ambassador services and administrative services including field marketing, sales, brand management, and even promotional vehicle programs. Follow us on: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/facetimepromotions/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/StarstreamEnt Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FacetimePromo Safe Harbor: This Press Release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. These forward-looking statements are based on the current plans and expectations of management and are subject to a number of uncertainties and risks that could significantly affect the Company's current plans and expectations, as well as future results of operations and financial condition. A more extensive listing of risks and factors that may affect the Company's business prospects and cause actual results to differ materially from those described in the forward-looking statements can be found in the reports and other documents filed by the company with the Securities and Exchange Commission and OTC Markets, Inc. OTC Disclosure and News Service. The Company undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. CONTACT: Starstream Entertainment, Inc. https://www.facetimepromo.com/ Carla Rissell, CEO investorinfo@facetimepromo.com 833-422-7300 - Investor Relations: Ext. 700 Contact Details Starstream Entertainment, Inc. Carla Rissell, CEO +1 833-422-7300 investorinfo@facetimepromo.com Company Website https://www.facetimepromo.com/

January 26, 2023 02:00 PM Eastern Standard Time

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Part 4 of Legal & General’s new study on the U.S. Gig Economy finds workers lacking health insurance coverage and other financial safety nets

Legal & General

- 23% of respondents have no health insurance - 1 in 3 gig working parents have no health insurance - 40% of gig workers have life insurance, including those with partners and children - 42% ranked access to healthcare, life insurance, and a pension plan as top lures back to traditional employment A fourth segment of a broad new study sponsored by Legal & General Group ( LGEN, LGNNY ), U.S. Gig Economy, Part 4: Gig Workers Aren’t Meeting Their Health, Life Insurance Needs, was released today. The report is part of a continuing exploration of the changing nature of work in the U.S., people’s relationship to it, and what employers should be thinking about in order to attract back talent. The study looks into why people choose or find their way to the U.S. Gig Economy, and some of the tradeoffs they make to maintain their independence. Between Part 3, Why Gig Work Is Becoming a Choice for So Many, and the current report, Legal & General released a Flash Report on Tech Workers in the U.S. Gig Economy in response to massive layoffs in the tech sector and the flood of workers likely to enter the freelance market as a result. This fourth segment of the data-rich study, Gig Workers Aren’t Meeting Their Health, Life Insurance Needs, finds that nearly half (48%) of gig workers find their access to health insurance negatively affected by deciding to engage in freelance work. The study also looks into the proportion and demographics of gig workers who are underinsured or uninsured for both health and life insurance and seeks to answer the question of how their situation compares to salaried American workers. The study found that many gig workers are stressed and frustrated by the lack of a social safety net, with the discrepancy between the overall number of Americans insured for healthcare and the number of gig workers insured pointing to a financially insecure and underrepresented segment of the workforce. Nor were the shortfalls limited to health insurance. Other key social and financial safety nets were also poorly represented among gig workers, the study notes, including life insurance, disability insurance, and retirement savings. “The pandemic has made it abundantly clear that we can’t have economic health without physical health. Healthcare coverage is considered a given in most wealthy, industrialized nations. American gig workers expressing insecurity over their coverage acts as a call to action for companies to tackle this deeply ingrained divide. The private sector has the collective know-how and financial wherewithal to develop creative levelling-up solutions that make both social and fiscal sense.” Sir Nigel Wilson, Chief Executive, Legal & General Group Other factors contribute to low insurance coverage Legal & General’s study looks at the complex and multifaceted societal and financial factors behind independent work, including the role of the pandemic in worsening medical care and coverage for many gig workers, and the implications of recent U.S. government policy changes. “The steady growth of the U.S. gig economy spotlights the importance of addressing these basic safety nets. While a handful of gig work platforms are doing a great job of providing affordable coverage, the larger population of independent workers has yet to be included. We hope this research will bring to the forefront the need to create a user-friendly benefits infrastructure and bring it to this broader population of gig workers.” John Godfrey, Director of Levelling-Up, Legal & General Group Future segments of this research will look in depth at the fierce independent mindedness of gig workers; their outlook and situation around retirement planning; what it would take to get gig workers to go back to the traditional workplace; and a closer look at the pandemic fallout for gig workers. To receive a pdf of any of these reports, please email Meir Kahtan/MKPR at mkahtan@rcn.com. Notes to editors The information contained in this press release is intended solely for journalists and should not be relied upon by private investors or any other persons to make financial decisions About the Study Legal & General undertook proprietary research into the attitudes and changes U.S. gig workers are experiencing in relation to their work situations and financial outlook. The U.S. Gig Economy research was compiled using original survey data from 1044 U.S.-based workers aged 18 to 60 who are neither students nor retired, and who earn at least 60% of their income from gig work. The data was collected via online survey fielded to individuals sample sourced from YouGov’s US panel. The Legal & General-designed survey was scripted and hosted on Gryphon, YouGov’s proprietary survey scripting platform, and the field work took place between August 19 and 31, 2022. Key demographics such as age, gender and region were allowed to fall out naturally. 20 questions were designed to understand facts about earnings, drivers of and barriers to gig working, financial product ownership & financial capacity when coming across adverse situations, and future expectations of being involved in the gig economy. Verbatim comments were captured by Legal & General in research carried out in June 2022. Established in 1836, Legal & General is one of the UK's leading financial services groups and a major global investor, with over £1.4 trillion ($1.7 trillion) in total assets under management* of which a third is international. We also provide powerful asset origination capabilities. Together, these underpin our leading retirement and protection solutions: we are a leading international player in pension risk transfer, in UK and US life insurance, and in UK workplace pensions and retirement income. Through inclusive capitalism, we aim to build a better society by investing in long-term assets that benefit everyone. *as of December 31, 2021 Contact Details Meir Kahtan +1 917-864-0800 mkahtan@rcn.com Company Website https://www.legalandgeneralgroup.com/

January 26, 2023 10:35 AM Eastern Standard Time

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Three Universities Align Curriculums to NCMA’s Contract Management Standard™, Providing a Path to Certification

National Contract Management Association

Three universities are the first group of higher education institutions to commit to aligning their program curriculums to support certification offered by the National Contract Management Association (NCMA). The university programs include: University of California, Irvine, Division of Continuing Education Contract Management Certificate University of Maryland Global Campus MS in Acquisition and Contract Management Webster University Procurement and Contract Management for Information Technology Management “Preparing students for the contract management profession is one of our highest priorities,” said NCMA Chief Executive Officer Kraig Conrad. “The commitment of these universities elevates their programs and positions them as champions of the contract management workforce." “Contracts are at the crux of every business deal in every industry and contract managers drive how these deals are made. Think of contract managers at the center of a wheel, interacting with every part of an organization including the c-suite, technical experts, marketing, information technology, and more.” Professionals in the field of contract management often handle contracts for the procurement and acquisition of products and services with major federal agencies such as the Department of Defense, General Services Administration, and National Aeronautics and Space Administration. NCMA is the steward of the profession, providing a neutral forum to facilitate the open exchange of ideas and the professional growth and educational advancement of procurement and acquisition personnel worldwide. NCMA has established a Contract Management Standard™ (CMS™) that is the basis for preparing students and industry professionals to obtain certifications in the field, starting with the Certified Contract Management Associate™ (CCMA™). The CMS™ is approved by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and is recognized globally as the preeminent standard in the profession. “Establishing a ‘common language’ across the profession is essential, and the CMS™ is the foundation to build that consistency,” Conrad said. “A common language in contract management promotes talent mobility and facilitates interaction between academia, government and industry.” University programs are encouraged to join NCMA’s cohort of committed programs by signing the NCMA MOU for Higher Education CMS™ Alignment/CCMA Certification Preparation on the NCMA Higher Education Resources page. This commitment can lead to more opportunities for universities to attract students in this field of study and prepare them for CCMA certification. # # # The National Contract Management Association (NCMA), which was founded in 1959 and is the world’s leading association in the field of contract management. The organization, which has over 18,000 members, is dedicated to the professional growth and educational advancement of procurement and acquisition personnel worldwide. NCMA strives to serve and inform the profession and industry it represents and to offer opportunities for the open exchange of ideas in neutral forums. To find out more, please visit www.ncmahq.org. Contact Details National Contract Management Association Dominick Belfiore +1 571-207-5151 dominick.belfiore@ncmahq.org Company Website https://www.ncmahq.org/

January 25, 2023 10:30 AM Eastern Standard Time

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Signeasy hits 100 million contract milestone

Signeasy

Businesses worldwide seek operational efficiency and improved team productivity. Getting contracts signed, tracked, and managed efficiently can save time and effort for any team in the organization. Helping businesses achieve this goal, leading eSignature and contract workflow platform Signeasy is today announcing its milestone of processing 100 million business contracts. Signeasy’s easy-to-use, modern, and secure platform has helped businesses like Icelandair, Rappi, Sono Motors, Carta, Angellist, Truepill, Accor Hotels, and Airmeet streamline and automate their contract workflows. It offers intuitive and advanced signing workflows, centralized dashboards for provisioning and visibility across teams, robust integrations, easy-to-integrate APIs, and world-class mobile apps. Sunil Patro, Founder and CEO at Signeasy, commented: “Over the last few years, our platform has matured significantly to help businesses beyond their eSignature requirements. Signeasy automates and streamlines contract workflows across various functions like HR, sales, operations, and finance. The journey from an eSignature tool to becoming an eSignature and Contract Workflow platform has been phenomenal.” According to IDC, the worldwide eSignature software market is expected to grow from $2.3 billion in 2020 to $6.4 billion in 2025 at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 22.6%. Many business document workflows include reviewing, approving, and signing contracts. This is especially true in HR, sales, finance, and operations departments, where contracts and other agreements are frequently used. Signeasy helps businesses achieve end-to-end digitally transformed business processes by replacing traditional paper-based workflows. This results in greater operational efficiencies, improved customer experience, and reduced transaction times. “Every contract has a story. It is either the beginning of a new relationship or an important milestone for a business to make progress in its chosen direction. The fact that Signeasy is now 100 million contracts strong makes us incredibly proud of the millions of customer stories we have been part of. We thank all our customers, partners, investors, and employees who have helped us achieve this milestone. We have just begun and are more excited than ever on the rewarding journey to 1 billion contracts, hopefully, sooner.” concluded Sunil Patro. Company highlights (last 12 months) Signeasy made it to Google Workspace’s 2022 ‘recommended apps ’ list. This puts them in the top 1% of 5000+ third-party apps in the global marketplace. Signeasy was positioned as a “leader” for two years consecutively alongside DocuSign, Dropbox Sign, and Adobe and was featured in the Aragon Globe for four years in a row. Postman featured Signeasy’s eSignature APIs in their ‘ New and Noteworthy ’ list as an easy-to-use, modern, and secure platform for developers to integrate eSignatures into their applications. IDC, the premier global market intelligence firm, collaborated with them to understand their vision and published a vendor profile titled “ eSignature and Document Transaction Management with Signeasy.” About Signeasy Signeasy is a leading eSignature and contract workflow platform to sign, send, and manage critical business documents. 48,000 companies in over 100 countries use Signeasy to simplify paperwork and increase efficiency across departments like Sales, HR, Finance, Operations, etc. Signeasy is a recommended 2022 Google Workspace App and integrates seamlessly with Office 365, Salesforce, Dropbox, and Box. Signeasy is highly rated on customer satisfaction and product innovation by independent software review sites and industry analysts, and its mobile apps consistently rank among the top 100 business apps on App Stores. Contact Details Signeasy Bilal Mahmood +44 7714 007257 b.mahmood@stockwoodstrategy.com Company Website https://signeasy.com/

January 25, 2023 10:00 AM Eastern Standard Time

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