How to recruit remotely: 10 tips from expert headhunters

HR consulting remote jobs could feel foreign to you. Making an offer without ever having met the person face to face seems like a strange idea at first but then so does having a team meeting hosted from a colleagues bedroom as their cat rests on their laptop and children are singing in the lounge […]

How is Covid-19 impacting people and retail in US, Europe and Middle East?

Is your business international or were you planning on expanding? We caught up with friends of ORESA in the USA, Germany and the Middle East to find out what life is like on the ground and the impact on businesses and retailers during the pandemic. This article was last updated 13.05.2020. Overarching observations and/or opportunities […]

9 thoughts from leaders during Covid-19

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For the past six weeks, apart from adjusting to changes ourselves, the team at ORESA have been talking to friends and clients about how they are finding the current situation. During these calls, we’ve been writing down some of the musings you’ve shared that we’ve found inspiring or insightful. Below we’ve pulled together nine thoughts […]

Workplace of the future: Is the office up to the job?

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There’s no point pretending that everything is going back to normal. It simply isn’t. Whether this lockdown is sustained or not, a paradigm shift has taken place in the minds of those employees still with jobs, and they’re all wondering the same thing: why did they ever need to go to the office in the […]

How to not end up on the boycott list

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This week we have a guest blog from Oresa friend, Sara Vaughan. Sara is an Innovator, Creator Brands with Purpose and Positive Change Maker. Formerly in-house at De Beers – where she launched Forevermark, The Body Shop and Unilever where she was a Vice-President, she now has her own consultancy working with companies and brands […]

Captivating on remote meetings with Investors and Boards

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  Remember that fateful video, the moment Professor Robert Kelly’s child burst into the room during his live broadcast with the BBC? With many of us working from home, safeguarding the office (or dining table) can feel like a daily battle.  Whilst a catch-up with the team might not be damaged by a poorly timed […]

The right remote communication tools for the job: from Slack to Snapchat 

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In the last month staying connected has become more important than ever. Between lockdown and social distancing, our person to person contact has almost disappeared. Co-workers have either been replaced by spouses, small children, pets or Netflix.  Whilst some of us may flourish working at home, without the distractions of the office tea round, others […]

How to furlough employees and workers

Furlough, a word many of us were unacquainted with before, now seems to be on the lips of every business reporter.  Slowing down business, or pulling the brakes, is not an easy decision to make. Balancing the books alongside employees is a juggling act many leaders are facing. Some of them are making headlines for […]

Why voice-activated shopping won’t shut-up

“Alexa, how will physical retail react to our new-found love?” Last year saw voice-activated retail finally find its feet (and tongue) as Amazon sold close to 10 million Echo speakers according to guesstimates by Digitimes (leading to some estimates of some 40 million voice-activated devices worldwide). Moreover, Narvar, the SaaS platform provider, estimates that currently […]

Design sprint: what is it and do you need one?

  How do you move at start-up speed? We recently spoke to Adam Perliss, former Design/UX Director at TIME Digital and founder of design thinking studio Academy NY.   If you’re a CEO and aren’t incorporating design sprints (or even know what they are!) into your organisation’s framework, then you are giving up an edge on […]

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