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Online chatting at work gets the thumbs up from bosses. Image copyright Thinkstock Fancy being Facebook friends with your boss? Or being allowed to Snapchat your colleagues during office hours? Well, this kind of office-based social networking is growing in popularity as a way of escaping the tyranny of corporate email. Businesses wanting to streamline internal communications are turning to chat apps like Chatter, Slack and Yammer, as well as more established platforms like Facebook.

The market for enterprise social software, as it's called, will be worth more than $8bn (£5.3bn) by 2019, up from about $5bn now, according to research firm Markets and Markets. Of course, we've had company intranets for almost 20 years, but it's the mobile friendly nature of many messaging apps that is shaking up this space.

In January 2015, Facebook unveiled its new business networking platform, Facebook at Work and has just launched an associated chat app, Work Chat. 'Collaborative culture' But why? Image copyright RBS "We are giving everyone a voice. " A waste of time? PANDORA Production Thailand | Pandora group. PANDORA Production Co., Ltd. 88 Soi Sukhapiban 2 Soi 31, Dokmai, Praves, Bangkok 10250 Thailand Phone +66 2728 7200 For employment opportunities, please contact us at:recruitment.hrs@pandora.net There are no vacancies at the moment, but please send your CV and brief cover letter to the HR contact above so we may keep them on file. See all vacancies in the PANDORA group Rutaiwan ASSISTANT DIRECTOR, BUSINESS INTELLIGENCE, THAILAND "PANDORA is not just our workplace; for many of us here, it really is like a home, with a family atmosphere.

We are encouraged to balance work and life commitments and needs. An easy, social commute To make commuting easier, 13 dedicated bus routes bring PPT employees to and from work, travelling as far as 32 km from our crafting facilities. Social Networking Fact Sheet. Highlights of the Pew Internet Project’s research related to social networking. (Note: This page will be updated whenever new data is available.) As of January 2014, 74% of online adults use social networking sites.

As of September 2014: 71% of online adults use Facebook23% of online adults use Twitter26% use Instagram28% use Pinterest28% use LinkedIn For a detailed demographic portrait of users of various social networking sites from September 2014, please see our recent report, Social Media Update 2014. In May 2013, 74% of women were users of social networking sites, compared with 62% of men. Between February 2005 and August 2006, the use of social networking sites among young adult internet users ages 18-29 jumped from 9% to 49%.

Mobile The growing ubiquity of cell phones, especially the rise of smartphones, has made social networking just a finger tap away. Social impact Do social networking sites isolate people and truncate their relationships? Creators and curators As of August 2012: Social Networking Fact Sheet. INTERVIEW: Pandora chief executive Allan Leighton | Professional Jeweller. Annoushka Ducas grills Leighton on the brand’s provenance and growth. Allan Leighton became chief executive of Pandora in 2013, having led business giants Asda and Royal Mail. As part of our guest editor issue, Annoushka Ducas took the role of interviewer, grilling Leighton on his move to Pandora, its product provenance and global plans for the brand.

As part of her role as guest editor, Annoushka Ducas was handed the task of choosing someone from the UK jewellery industry for this month’s lead interview. When business heavyweight Allan Leighton’s name was given, only eight months after his appointment as Pandora chief executive in April 2013, it became clear that Ducas had big plans for the conversation. Story continues below Advertisement Leighton spent his early career working at Mars, helped to turn around the fortunes of Asda and, among other roles, has sat on the board at Sky. AD: You don’t think it matters that the product in question is jewellery? AD: What drew you to the brand? What is Pandora's average CPM? Forbes Welcome. Pandora jewellery chain loses its shine after profit warning | Business. For a company that makes it money selling charm bracelets, Danish jewellery firm Pandora has only brought investors bad luck.

A shock profits warning sent the shares into freefall and even an arm load of its shamrock, laughing buddha and angel-shaped talismans could not have changed the fate of Mikkel Vendelin Olesen, its chief executive, who resigned with immediate effect. The shares, worth more than £25 when the company floated last autumn, plunged nearly 70% to touch a record low of 39.30 kroner (£4.61) after the Copenhagen company scaled back its sales and profits targets for the year. BGC Partners market analyst Louise Cooper said the misfiring company was now in pole position to win the prize for "worst IPO in the last 12 months". That tag is embarrassing for the jeweller's high profile British chairman Allan Leighton – the former boss of Asda and the Royal Mail who is also on the board of BSkyB – who described the dire figures as "totally unacceptable". Top 5 Jewellery Blogs - International Jewellery London.

Here at IJL Towers we believe blogs are a great source for honest, on trend advice and information. Blogging works superbly for the fashion industry and we are starting to see more jewellery blogs on the blogosphere! Written by jewellery designers, style icons and jewellery fanatics they are the perfect place to see what’s hot right now. We’ve picked out some of our favourite jewellery blogs below: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Happy reading x Fill out this quick form and we will notify you when registration for IJL 2014 is open.

Teespring expands to Europe following Fabrily acquisition. A t-shirt company is minting millionaires, and none of them are on its payroll. Teespring, a San Francisco-based startup, lets people create custom t-shirt designs and then sell them online without having to worry about inventory. Its sales pitch is that it helps fuel entrepreneurship around the world. “Our goal is to empower anyone with a good idea,” co-founder and CEO Walker Williams told Fortune while in London for the launch of the company’s European operations on Thursday. Using Teespring, people can design a shirt or sweatshirt, set a price (as long as it’s above the cost of production and shipping), and collect any profits from the sales. Customink, for example, lets customers order customized clothing in bulk.

For Teespring, at least, the race is on to grow overseas. Fabrily now serves as Teespring’s European arm, providing services in languages other than English, and handling orders of items designed by and intended for European customers. Pandora’s jewellery earnings charm the market. The 50 Best jewellery | Fashion & Beauty | Extras | The Independent. 1. Mawi London-based label Mawi's clientele include politician's wives and fashion editors. These rose gold-plated stud spike earrings with sapphire gems will earn you style points. Where: mawi.co.uk How much: £125 2. Mango Get on board with the tropical mood as seen on the runways. Where: mango.com How much: £29.99 This multi-disc design chain necklace from online behemoth ASOS is perfect for those who want statement jewellery.

Where: asos.com How much: £40 4. Layering isn't just a buzzword for your wardrobe this season, but can also work well for jewellery. Where: wallis.co.uk How much: £8.50 5. This blue rectangular-faced watch by Radley is a great wear-every-day style, the soft leather strap in navy blue adding a touch of sophistication. Where: radley.co.uk How much: £64.99 6. This chunky gold gem-embellished piece from high-street store Oasis is half chunky necklace, half neck collar. Where: oasis-stores.com How much: £25 Where: sainsburys.co.uk How much: £6.50 8. Where: zoeandmorgan.com 9. 10. Consumer & Shopper Insights. The dynamics of the apparel industry are changing dramatically. To succeed amid the shifting tides, companies need to build up competence in four disciplines.

Few industries require companies to stay as nimble and on their toes as the global apparel business. At a baseline level, there is the fast-moving nature of fashion, which requires companies to jump on trends right away, never taking the fast follower approach. That alone gives the apparel business a unique set of challenges. Today, however, additional dynamics are stirring the pot. Apparel consumers not only want to see a level of freshness in their products, but also in the entire shopping experience. The size of the global apparel business is growing and is expected to generate double digit growth between now and 2020, much of it coming from developing markets. The apparel business also hosts some of the world’s most rapidly growing companies.

All of these challenges come with great opportunities. The signposts: seven trends.

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