WilsonHCG named No. 1 global RPO provider in HRO Today’s 2023 RPO Baker’s Dozen List

TAMPA, Fla., Sept. 20, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — WilsonHCG has been recognized as the No. 1 Recruitment Process Outsourcing (RPO) provider in HRO Today’s 2023 Baker’s Dozen List. The longest-standing customer satisfaction survey in the RPO industry, HRO Today’s Baker’s Dozen List is designed to highlight the world’s top RPO providers and lends transparency into […]

TAMPA, Fla., Sept. 20, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — WilsonHCG has been recognized as the No. 1 Recruitment Process Outsourcing (RPO) provider in HRO Today’s 2023 Baker’s Dozen List.

The longest-standing customer satisfaction survey in the RPO industry, HRO Today’s Baker’s Dozen List is designed to highlight the world’s top RPO providers and lends transparency into the RPO partnerships that are most impactful. Providers are rated on a range of factors including breadth of solutions, quality of service and size of deal.

“It’s an honor to be ranked No. 1 in the Baker’s Dozen List,” said John Wilson, CEO at WilsonHCG. “This recognition means so much to us as a business because it’s solely driven by client feedback. It really is a testament to the commitment and care that our people place in our client relationships. I want to say a huge thank you to the team and can’t wait to build on this success as we continue to add even more value to our client partnerships.”

“Since WilsonHCG’s first placement on the HRO Today Baker’s Dozen as a challenger brand, it has focused on great customer service and innovative approaches to recruitment process outsourcing and workforce solutions. It has transitioned from its early days as a challenger to a large and market dominating leader which is helping redefine what success should look like for clients of these service offerings. Remarkably, WilsonHCG’s service orientation has continued to improve as it has grown to one of the largest and most successful companies in the space and we congratulate it and its leadership team on ranking as the top provider on the HRO Today RPO Baker’s Dozen,” said Elliot Clark, CEO of HRO Today.

Visit the HRO Today website here to find more information about the Baker’s Dozen List.

About WilsonHCG
WilsonHCG is an award-winning, global leader in total talent solutions. Operating as a strategic partner, it helps some of the world’s most admired brands build comprehensive talent functions. With a global presence spanning more than 65 countries and six continents, WilsonHCG provides a full suite of configurable talent services including recruitment process outsourcing (RPO), executive search, contingent talent solutions and talent consulting.

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Acino significantly expands presence and capabilities in Latin America through acquisition of M8 Pharmaceuticals

Over 300 M8 employees, product portfolio and pipeline to enhance Acino’s footprint and strategic position in key Latin American markets. Zurich, Switzerland, Sept. 20, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Acino, a Swiss pharmaceutical company headquartered in Zurich, today announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire M8 Pharmaceuticals (M8), a fast-growing specialty biopharmaceutical company, […]

Over 300 M8 employees, product portfolio and pipeline to enhance Acino’s footprint and strategic position in key Latin American markets.

Zurich, Switzerland, Sept. 20, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Acino, a Swiss pharmaceutical company headquartered in Zurich, today announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire M8 Pharmaceuticals (M8), a fast-growing specialty biopharmaceutical company, headquartered in Mexico City and focused on licensing, marketing, and distributing innovative and established medicines in Mexico and Brazil.

Through this acquisition, Acino will enter the two largest pharmaceutical markets in Latin America, significantly expanding its geographic footprint and strengthening its position in the region, providing a more powerful and comprehensive offering for healthcare professionals and patients. The acquisition will complement Acino’s existing Latin American division, which is based in Panama and operates across eight countries in Central America, the Caribbean, and Ecuador, delivering high-quality medicines to improve people’s health in this key region.

M8, a Montreux Growth Partners portfolio company, has a highly successful record of signing exclusive licensing agreements with large pharmaceutical and biotech companies for the rights to market and commercialize products in Latin America. M8 brings a portfolio of well-known proven brands and innovative products, a best-in-class deal-making platform and an outstanding reputation among its partners. Moreover, it has built a large pipeline across a broad range of key therapeutic areas, including CNS, cardiometabolism, respiratory, gastroenterology, oncology and hematology, and rare diseases.

Andrew Bird, Interim CEO at Acino commented: “This is a transformative deal for Acino, significantly expanding our presence in Latin America and delivering against our overall strategy and stated intention to increase patient’s access to high-quality pharmaceuticals and diversify our footprint in key high-growth markets. We see M8 and Acino as highly complementary offerings, and we are confident that we can use this acquisition as a catalyst to further increase value and accelerate growth for Acino in this key region.”

Joel Barlan, CEO at M8 commented: “This agreement will provide M8 with considerable additional resources, expertise, and access to a much wider geographic footprint, which will further accelerate our growth. We look forward to leveraging the skills and capabilities of both teams to grow the combined business and continue to bring proven and innovative treatments to patients and caregivers throughout Latin America and other emerging markets.”

Dan Turner, Managing Director at Montreux Growth Partners commented: “We could not be more pleased with what M8 has achieved during our ownership. We first invested in the early stages of its development. We were able to bring on board a world-class management team, who have focused the company on patient critical therapeutic areas, with a product portfolio that now includes over 30 leading brands from major pharmaceutical companies around the world. The company has delivered tremendous growth and profitability, while also doing much good for the lives of patients. Acino is the perfect acquirer to continue that history of success”.

The transaction is subject to customary closing conditions, including antitrust clearance, and is expected to be completed by the end of 2023. Banco J.P. Morgan S.A. is acting as exclusive financial advisor, Goodwin LLP as exclusive legal advisor, and PWC as exclusive accounting and tax advisor to Acino. Stifel, Cooley LLP and Credit Suisse, a UBS Group Company acted as advisors to M8.

About AcinoAcino is a Swiss pharmaceutical company headquartered in Zurich with a clear focus on selected markets in the Middle East, Africa, Ukraine, the CIS Region, and Latin America. Acino is part of ADQ, an Abu Dhabi based investment and holding company. We deliver quality pharmaceuticals to promote affordable healthcare in these emerging markets and leverage our high-quality pharmaceutical manufacturing capabilities and network to supply leading companies through contract manufacturing and out-licensing.

About M8 Pharmaceuticals

M8 is a specialty biopharmaceutical company focused on licensing, marketing and distributing innovative and established therapeutics in Latin America: Brazil and Mexico. We aim to become the preferred pharmaceutical partner for the licensing of high-value innovative and proven therapies across our main therapeutic areas CNS, respiratory, cardiometabolic, immunology, gastroenterology, onco-hematology, and rare diseases. Our mission is to provide the people of Latin America with access to the proven and innovative medicines they need to transform their lives.

About Montreux Growth Partners

Founded in 1993, Montreux Growth Partners has a long history of investing growth capital into category-leading companies that are advancing healthcare and financial technology. It focuses on commercial stage companies which have highly differentiated products, technologies, and services. It is an active and collaborative investor, working closely with the management teams at its portfolio companies.

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First HP Work Relationship Index Shows Majority of People Worldwide Have an Unhealthy Relationship with Work

HP Research Finds Expectations of Work Have Changed Drastically in the Last 2-3 Years HP Work Relationship Index News Highlights Only 27% of knowledge workers say they have a healthy relationship with work; India is most healthy, Japan least healthy 83% of knowledge workers today are willing to earn less to be happier at work […]

HP Research Finds Expectations of Work Have Changed Drastically in the Last 2-3 Years

HP Work Relationship Index

HP Inc. today unveiled groundbreaking findings from its first HP Work Relationship Index, a comprehensive study that explores employees’ relationships with work around the world.

News Highlights

  • Only 27% of knowledge workers say they have a healthy relationship with work; India is most healthy, Japan least healthy
  • 83% of knowledge workers today are willing to earn less to be happier at work
  • Leaders acknowledge emotional intelligence is key, while employees say they don’t see it enough
  • HP’s global research identified six primary drivers of a healthy relationship with work – with recommendations for business leaders and employees to consider

PALO ALTO, Calif., Sept. 20, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — HP Inc. (NYSE: HPQ) today unveiled groundbreaking findings from its first HP Work Relationship Index, a comprehensive study that explores employees’ relationships with work around the world.* The study, which surveyed more than 15,600 respondents across various industries in 12 countries, reveals the world’s relationship with work is at a breaking point – and its effects are pervasive.

“There is a huge opportunity to strengthen the world’s relationship with work in ways that are both good for people and good for business,” said Enrique Lores, President and CEO, HP Inc. “As leaders, we must always reject the false choice between productivity and happiness. The most successful companies are built on cultures that enable employees to excel in their careers while thriving outside of work.”

The study analyzed 50+ aspects of people’s relationships with work, including the role of work in their lives, their skills, abilities, tools and workspaces, and their expectations of leadership. The study also examined the impact work has on employee well-being, productivity, engagement and culture. Through this, HP developed its Work Relationship Index, which is a measure of the world’s relationship with work to be tracked over time. It found that just 27% of knowledge workers currently have a healthy relationship with work; more details on the Index can be found here.

Unhealthy Relationships with Work are Impacting Employees’ Mental, Emotional, and Physical Well-being

In this first-of-its-kind study, HP engaged with business leaders, IT decision makers and knowledge workers to gain insights into the factors that drive meaningful, productive and purposeful work experiences. The findings spotlight the negative impacts an unhealthy relationship with work has on an employee’s life and an employer’s business.

When employees are not happy with their relationship with work, it takes a toll on business:

  • Morale and Engagement: Knowledge workers report less productivity (34%), more disengagement at work (39%) and greater feelings of disconnection (38%).
  • Retention: Even when employees feel neutral about their relationship with work, more than 71% consider leaving the company. When they’re not happy at all, that number rises to 91%.

Unhealthy relationships with work can impact employees’ well-being:

  • Mental: More than half (55%) of these employees struggle with their self-worth and mental well-being, reporting low self-esteem and feeling like they are a failure.
  • Emotional: These issues naturally affect other aspects of their lives, with 45% noting that their personal relationships with friends and family suffer, and more than half (59%) are too drained to pursue their personal passions.
  • Physical: Mental and emotional wellness can make it harder to maintain physical well-being. 62% of employees report trouble with maintaining healthy eating, working out and getting sufficient sleep.

Identifying the Drivers Behind a Healthy Relationship with Work

Employees’ expectations of work have changed significantly, particularly over the past two-to-three years, according to nearly 60% of respondents. Fifty-seven percent surveyed noted their expectations of how they are treated at work and in the workplace also have increased.

The research examined more than 50 factors contributing to a healthy relationship with work, identifying six core drivers that represent critical focus areas – and key imperatives – for business leaders, and comprise the Index that will be tracked over time.

1. Fulfillment: Employees yearn for purpose, empowerment, and genuine connection to their work, but just 29% of knowledge workers currently experience these aspects consistently. To adapt to evolving workforce expectations, businesses must prioritize employee fulfillment through increased voice and agency.

2. Leadership: New ways of working demand new leadership styles, according to 68% of business leaders; yet only one in five workers feel leaders have evolved their leadership styles accordingly. Cultivating emotional intelligence and transparent, empathetic leadership is crucial for today’s workplace.

3. People-centricity: Only 25% of knowledge workers consistently receive the respect and value they feel they deserve, and even fewer are experiencing the flexibility, autonomy and work-life balance they seek. To address this, leaders must put visible emphasis on putting people first and placing their teams at the center of decision-making.

4. Skills: While 70% of knowledge workers value strong power and technical skills, only 31% feel consistently confident in their proficiency in either. ‘Best-practice’ businesses have an opportunity to gain a vital skills-development and employee engagement edge by investing in holistic training and support.

5. Tools: Today’s workers want a say in the technology and tools their employer provides – and want that technology to be inclusive. However, confidence that companies will implement the right tools to support hybrid work is low, at just 25%. No longer just a utility, the technology portfolio is emerging as an important driver of employee engagement, as well as connection and enablement.

6. Workspace: Knowledge workers want a seamless experience as they move between work locations – and a choice in where they work each day. Effective hybrid workspaces, easy transitions, flexibility and autonomy will be pivotal in demonstrating trust in employees and fostering a positive work experience.

Trust and Emotional Connection are Now Key in Attracting and Retaining Workers

The Work Relationship Index shows that this is a pivotal time to redefine the world’s relationships with work. Greater trust and emotional connection in the workplace were strong and recurring themes across the six core drivers.

Almost three in four business leaders acknowledge that emotionally intelligent leadership is the only way a leader can be successful going forward. Significantly, the study found that emotional intelligence – and increased trust and agency – hold considerable weight with employees: 83% say they’re willing to earn less money to find an employer that values these factors.

  • Strong workplace culture: Knowledge workers would take an 11% pay cut to work somewhere with empathetic, emotionally intelligent leadership, and above-average employee engagement and fulfillment.
  • Flexibility: The same group would give up 13% of their salary to work somewhere that lets them work where or when they want.

For more information on the Work Relationship Index, please visit the WRI Website and to access the full report, please visit the HP Newsroom.

*Methodology

HP commissioned an online survey managed by Edelman Data & Intelligence (DxI) that fielded between June 9 – July 10, 2023, in 12 countries: the U.S., France, India, U.K., Germany, Spain, Australia, Japan, Mexico, Brazil, Canada and Indonesia. HP surveyed 15,624 respondents in total – 12,012 knowledge workers (~1,000 in each country); 2,408 IT decision makers (~200 in each country); and 1,204 business leaders (~100 in each country).

About HP
HP Inc. (NYSE: HPQ) is a global technology leader and creator of solutions that enable people to bring their ideas to life and connect to the things that matter most. Operating in more than 170 countries, HP delivers a wide range of innovative and sustainable devices, services and subscriptions for personal computing, printing, 3D printing, hybrid work, gaming, and more. For more information, please visit: http://www.hp.com.


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Bybit and Paradigm Launch Promotion Offering Pro5 Fees for New Options Traders

DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – Media OutReach – 20 September 2023 – Bybit, the world’s third most visited crypto exchange, has partnered with Paradigm, the largest institutional liquidity network for crypto derivatives traders, to introduce a fee-slashing promotion for new and professional options traders. The collaboration between Bybit and Paradigm aims to attract new professional […]

DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – Media OutReach – 20 September 2023 – Bybit, the world’s third most visited crypto exchange, has partnered with Paradigm, the largest institutional liquidity network for crypto derivatives traders, to introduce a fee-slashing promotion for new and professional options traders.

The collaboration between Bybit and Paradigm aims to attract new professional options traders to Bybit’s platform, as part of the exchange’s efforts to enhance its offerings for institutional participants. Traders will benefit from Paradigm’s block trading expertise and Bybit’s seamless trading environment.

The promotion focuses on accessibility and competitive fee structures. New users need only complete one trade of any size to participate. Eligible traders will enjoy Bybit’s most competitive ‘Pro5’ fee rate across options, perpetual contracts, and spot trading until October 11. Additionally, traders achieving $10 million in options taker volume via Paradigm by October 11 will be eligible for an extended discounted fee period.

Bybit’s options market provides flexibility with daily, weekly, monthly and quarterly expiries on BTC and ETH. Its trading platform delivers robust functionality, world-class infrastructure, and deep liquidity.

“We are excited to collaborate with Paradigm to introduce this exclusive promotion for institutional option traders.” said Ben Zhou, co-founder and CEO of Bybit. “We remain committed to powering innovation and offering sophisticated trading tools for institutions. This collaboration further strengthens our position as a leading player in the crypto derivatives market.”

“Bybit and Paradigm share an unwavering commitment to serving our institutional customers over the long haul,” said Anand Gomes, co-founder and CEO of Paradigm. “Our collaboration is a testament to our dedication to simplifying the path for institutions venturing into the world of crypto. Together, we pave the way for a future where accessibility and innovation converge.”

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The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Azerbaijan issues a statement on measures taken in response to provocations by the Armenian armed forces illegally stationed in the Karabakh region of Azerbaijan

The Azerbaijani Foreign Ministry said that on September 19, the Armenian Armed Forces stationed in the Karabakh region of Azerbaijan resorted to a number of military provocations and large-scale terrorist attacks.She added, “As a result of the explosio…

The Azerbaijani Foreign Ministry said that on September 19, the Armenian Armed Forces stationed in the Karabakh region of Azerbaijan resorted to a number of military provocations and large-scale terrorist attacks.

She added, “As a result of the explosion of landmines planted by Armenian sabotage groups on the Ahmadbeyli-Fuzuli-Shusha road with the aim of terrorizing people, civilians and soldiers from the internal forces of the Ministry of the Interior were killed and wounded.” Moreover, units of the Azerbaijani army came under fire with mortars and small arms. As a result, two soldiers of the Azerbaijani army were injured.”

She continued: Azerbaijani army units revealed the fortification of positions and units that the Armenian Armed Forces raised to a high level of combat readiness.

She noted that limited-scale anti-terrorism measures have been launched in the region to prevent possible large-scale provocations by the Armenian Armed Forces located in the Karabakh Economic Region, and to ensure the implementation of the provisions of the Tripartite Statement, as well as the disarmament and withdrawal of units of the Armed Forces of Armenia from the territory of Azerbaijan, and the neutralization of its military infrastructure. , ensuring the safety of the peaceful civilian and military population participating in the restoration and construction work carried out in the region and restoring the constitutional order of the Republic of Azerbaijan.

Source: International Islamic News Agency

UAE leaders congratulate President of Nepal on Constitution Day

President His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan has sent a congratulatory message to President Ramchandra Paudel of Nepal on the occasion of his country’s Constitution Day anniversary.His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice …

President His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan has sent a congratulatory message to President Ramchandra Paudel of Nepal on the occasion of his country’s Constitution Day anniversary.

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, and His Highness Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Vice President, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of the Presidential Court, dispatched similar messages to President Paudel and to Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal on the occasion.

Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation