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Google is shifting its smartphone production to Vietnam from China

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Alphabet Inc’s Google is shifting its Pixel smartphone production to Vietnam from China starting this year as it builds a cheap supply chain in Southeast Asia, the Nikkei business daily reported on Wednesday.

The move comes as labour costs are rising in China along with added pressure from spiralling tariffs due to the ongoing Sino-US trade tensions. Google to move Pixel smartphone production to Vietnam

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Why it pays to hire quickly

A recent report by leading research and advisory company Gartner suggests that a slow and indecisive hiring process could mean that companies are losing out on key talent.

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In a competitive labour market, recruitment managers who take longer to decide on candidates can miss out on key talent snapped up by speedier competitors

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Employers should hire new workers based on their potential

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58 percent of employers have hired employees based on their potential, and 94 percent of them said their potential-based hires had become a valuable part of their teams. 

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A New Framework for Corporate Activism

Cathay Pacific CEO Rupert Hogg was forced to resign after his airline (30 percent owned by Air China) was accused by Beijing of not doing enough to reign in employees who showed support for Hong Kong’s pro-democracy protests.

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Knowing when – and how – to appropriately speak out on political issues is becoming a core skill for business leaders.

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