I propose that
1. News site are published in EDITIONS similar to a printed copy (not pdf). You should be able to read a complete edition (current or historical) at any time.
2. Ads should be permanently linked (not dished out by some algorithmic server) to articles and sections which can then be referenced again later.
3. There should be a lot less linking. Digital news readers are very happy to keep on scrolling (ala Facebook).
I know this sounds retro but between editions, permanent ad and a happy reading experience, you will attract readers and advertiser.
This is a sickness tax with an exemption for the healthy!.
Boston University and
University of Western Cape
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I have yet to hear from the many, many organisations I've approached to offer my skills. knowledge and experience in the field of skills development and training, as well as change management and strategy.
It's all very well government's issuing statements like this but it's the ACTION that counts.
We are trained to assist executive clients in constructive listening, collaborative goal setting, I-CARE leadership and other thought provoking strategies to take on the challenge of leading by example to improve our business, the economy and society.
Most employers have become complacent about absenteeism, and your suggestion to "plan for it" is an indication of this thinking!
The costs of absenteeism are shocking, and can harm a business if not managed effectively.
To highlight this I recently published a presentation on Slideshare "Is absenteeism harming your business? Probably!", which can be viewed at http://www.slideshare.net/justgv/is-absenteeism-harming-your-business
The greater challenge is how to manage them once identified and minimize the human intervention required to identify the best (golden) record and then merge 1:1 data and re-align 1:M data before retiring the duplicates.
To overcome these challenges we have built deduplication and merging technology for CRM's and databases so that businesses can capitalize on higher quality data and minimize costly human intervention.
First off what a pleasure to read a well crafted (no pun) article such as yours, really an enjoyable and flowing piece.
With this predicament of pricing, stemming ultimately from high costs, I would always present the opportunity to 'collaborate'. My favourite marketing author of all time, Andy Davis, describes the benefits in terms of 'a rising tide lifts all ships'.
Whilst the idea of several breweries in Cape Town utilising a single location to create their masterpieces may restrict somewhat the job creation, this solution can be viewed perhaps as an 'Incubation Facility' whilst the go-getters build a following, their credibility and relationships with stockists and suppliers alike, until ready to fly the nest and invest in their own facilities.
Im not aware if SAB or the like have such initiatives in place, I can certainly say though that it would give a lot of these small scale brewers some great forward movement, expertise lending and that key cost reduction they need to keep the snowball rolling.
Just my two cents...
Narian Chengiah Naidoo