Colin Blackwell announced and presented the trophy to one of the winning companies in Vietnam HR Awards 2020 When the pandemic started, there was a stark choice for all businesses. Either they could adapt processes or they had to stop. Those that were digital could switch to online remote working and find alternatives to supply chain disruptions. Vitally, their foundation in e-commerce allowed them to scale up those channels fast and even increase sales whilst their old fashioned competitors stumbled. Their bravery and foresight was being rewarded. … [Read more...] about How the best companies in Vietnam grew during COVID?
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But one family in a Malaysian village managed to turn a bumper profit during the downturn by opening up an eatery serving wood-fired pizzas from their home. Based in Jemapoh, 120 kilometres (75 miles) south of the capital Kuala Lumpur, the business offers pizzas with herbs and spices, and cut pineapples mixed with meat or tuna, along with a heavy layer of mozzarella and cheddar cheese. "We did this to get some pocket money," said Raudhah Hassan, 35, the eldest of several siblings and mastermind behind the business. "But -- praise be to God -- what we did has become the talk of the town." Pizzas have been flying out of the family's makeshift kitchen since late April, a month after authorities implemented curbs that confined people to their homes and saw the closure of most businesses. Restaurants were allowed to keep operating and, after Raudhah's shop selling headscarves saw a fall in business and some of her siblings had their pay cut, the family decided to open the pizzeria. … [Read more...] about Pandemic pizza: Malaysian family cooks up solution to virus woes