Business Confidence stories
UK pay rises to slow amid economic uncertainty, warns CIPD
Amid economic jitters, the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) forecasts a noteworthy fall in UK salary increments from 5% to 4% this year, despite reviving business confidence.
How empowering your credit control team could lead to profitable growth in 2024
Empowering credit control teams with automation technology and a proactive involvement in strategy could fuel profitable growth for businesses in 2024, despite a gloomy economic outlook.
UK job market takes a hit amid economic instability in 2023
The UK job market faced a slump in late 2023 amid economic unrest, leading to a reduced number of vacancies but an increased demand for skilled labour, says the latest KPMG and REC report.
UK businesses view high inflation as an uncontrollable issue
Nearly two in five UK businesses see high inflation as a major uncontrollable concern, hindering recovery efforts, with tech investment cutbacks in response, reveals a Zoho study.
RSM Australia reveals optimistic outlook for agtech sector growth
RSM Australia study reveals a bolstering confidence in growth prospects for the country's agtech sector despite challenges.
Actian relaunches data platform with enhanced integration capabilities
Actian, a data and analytics unit of HCLSoftware, relaunches its data platform, formerly known as Avalanche, with improved API-first integration capabilities.
AI focus to drive global M&A activity upswing in 2024, says Gartner
Gartner predicts that a renewed emphasis on technology, particularly AI, will boost the global M&A market in 2024 after a downturn in activity.
Australian businesses underestimate risks to supply chain
Research released by McGrathNicol Advisory warns Australian business leaders of overconfidence regarding supply chain risks.
AU businesses losing deals because of security strategiies
Research has found 62% of Australian companies admit to losing deals because of low confidence in their security strategy.
AU retailers rate their states for doing business
Retailers are optimistic about economic conditions and potential for business success in their own states, despite the current economic climate.
3 in 4 employees considering a new job in the second half of 2022
While macro-economic shifts may be dampening business confidence, worker confidence in the labour market remains strong.
MYOB Kiwi business survey shocks with low confidence
The 2022 MYOB Business Monitor survey has found more than two thirds of SMEs are expecting the economy to decline in the next 12 months.
Experiencing ransomware significantly impacts cybersecurity approach
Ransomware hits organisations hard, impacting confidence and cyber attack strategies, reveals a new survey by Sophos. #Cybersecurity #Ransomware.
Confidence low amongst Australian professionals as COVID-19 crisis takes hold
Aussie pros' confidence falters amid COVID, with job, financial security in doubt, LinkedIn data shows.
How organisations can take proof of delivery processes to the next level with digital visibility and control
Automating proof of delivery (POD) processes takes a fraction of the time compared to traditional, manual methods.
SMBs buck trends found in 'negative' business confidence reports
Numerous ‘business confidence’ surveys this year haven’t coloured the outlook for many New Zealand SMBs, says Xero.
Small business confidence dips in June quarter - ANZ survey
Some small businesses are feeling less confident about the road ahead, with business confidence falling to a nine-year low in the June quarter.
New Zealand: A top five location for millennials to start a business
New Zealand has been ranked as one of the top three locations in the world for millennials who want to start a business.
Startup Dunedin launches Challenger competition for promising up-and-comers
Promising Dunedin startups could be in with a chance to learn from the best – and get $65,000 worth of services for their efforts.
Survey finds sharp decline in Auckland business confidence
1 year ago Auckland businesses were feeling relatively optimistic about the economy, but fast-forward to the present and that has drastically changed.
Younger, female or Māori business leaders most optimistic – Westpac
Young, female, Māori business leaders most upbeat in NZ, Westpac survey finds.
ASB urges businesses to get on with major decisions despite uncertainty
Positive thinking is key because New Zealand’s economic growth is actually expected to gradually accelerate to 3.4% by the end of 2019.
SME business confidence at lowest level in three years - MYOB
NZ SME confidence hits 3-year low despite growth, amid fears of economic decline.
Business confidence in Australia highest in 4 years
The IT industry is one of the major drivers of confident businesses in Australia that are more likely to invest in growing their businesses this year.