Training Is At Its Core

By Krista Glantschnig, VP, GTM, SAP Litmos

As we embark on this final quarter of 2020, there are countless lessons to be learned from one of the most tumultuous, trying, and troubled years of our lives – by anyone’s standards. There’s good reason to hope for a slow and steady recovery (economic, public health, global morale) through 2021, but in the meantime, gleaning some wisdom from the previous three quarters seems a worthy exercise.

2020 proved that business environments can change unexpectedly and are less in our control than we might like to think. 2020 rewrote the rules of the game, forcing all players to reinvent aspects of themselves and giving competitive advantages to those who adapted fastest. It also opened opportunities for brand new players who saw emerging market gaps and jumped in to fill them.

Even at the beginning of the COVID-19 crisis, companies started scrapping their 2020

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Cheap Core Investment ETFs to Diversify for the Long Term

As investors consider the political ramifications of the upcoming presidential election, exchange traded fund investors should be prepared for what the market implications may be of either outcome and what that could mean for investment portfolios.

In the recent webcast, An Election Playbook for Client Portfolios, Liz Young, Director of Market Strategy, BNY Mellon Investment Management; Chris Lucas, Director of Global Government Affairs, BNY Mellon; David Vandivier, Director of Global Government Affairs, BNY Mellon; and Stephanie M. Pierce, CEO of ETF, Index and Cash Investment Strategies, BNY Mellon Investment Management, warned that the coronavirus pandemic is far from over and remains a top risk in today’s market environment. While widespread lockdowns are unlikely, negative news updates will continue through the end of fall. Furthermore, BNY Mellon anticipated that expectations of an opposing party win could continue to cause market weakness ahead.

Overall, BNY Mellon argued that investors should not

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GP Strategies Announces Divestiture of IC Axon, Improved Liquidity and Increased Focus on Core Competencies

COLUMBIA, Md., Oct. 7, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Global workforce transformation solutions provider GP Strategies Corporation (NYSE: GPX) today reported the completion of its divestiture of its IC Axon business division to CM Canada Acquisitions, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of ClinicalMind, LLC,  a leading healthcare communications company. ClinicalMind paid GP Strategies approximately $28 million in cash for the business, subject to an adjustment based on the final determination of the business’s working capital as of closing, of which $1.5 million was placed into escrow for 12 months. Up to an additional $2 million of consideration may be paid to GP Strategies if IC Axon achieves certain revenue objectives for calendar year 2020. The acquired IC Axon business has trailing twelve-month revenue of approximately $12.5 million as of June 30, 2020.

“Our sales of assets in the last year have improved our liquidity and focused our efforts toward our largest

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Venmo’s new credit card is set to garner spend among core audience

  • Venmo’s new Synchrony-issued credit card is beginning a limited rollout.
  • The card is likely set to garner spend among Venmo’s core audience, in turn driving engagement for the firm and volume for Synchrony.

The card, which will be issued by Synchrony Financial and Visa-branded, will be made available to a targeted group of users who can apply within the Venmo app this year, before a broader rollout in 2021.

US venmo users and volume

Venmo’s new Synchrony-issued credit card is beginning a limited rollout.

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Approved users will receive both a virtual card number and physical companion card that is contactless-enabled and printed with their unique Venmo QR code. The card most notably boosts a tiered cash-back system that offers customers between 1% and 3% in eight categories. Customers’ 3% category will be determined in real time based on where they spend most, with the 2% being their second-top category, and 1% for

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