Swiss family businesses focusing on innovation and recruitment

The latest issue of the European Family Business Barometer, a joint annual publication by European Family Businesses and KPMG, reveals a promising development for family businesses in Switzerland: Half of the survey’s respondents felt either positive or very positive about the next twelve months.
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Swiss manufacturing and i4.0: The time for experimenting is ending

The fourth industrial revolution has arrived. But Swiss manufacturers are not keeping pace with the speed of transformational change it brings. This represents a real danger to the country’s industrial base.
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How to incentivize staff without stretching salary budgets

Attracting and retaining talent is a key success factor for companies today. It’s also a major cost factor - so it pays to invest strategically in incentivization. In a world of transformation, HR leaders also need to ensure that they’re ploughing resources into the right skills and technology.
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Geneva – an important step towards the tax reform

On 31 January 2019, the Grand Council of Geneva adopted the cantonal project for the implementation of the Federal Act on Tax Reform and AVS Financing (TRAF). It introduces minor changes compared to the initial project and confirms the massive decrease of the corporate income tax rate to 13.99%.
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Swiss immigration – beware of new language requirements!

Effective 1 January 2019 the revised Swiss Federal Act on Foreign Nationals and Integration (FNIA) was enacted. One of the most remarkable changes is the new language requirement for work and residence permits.
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Implementing AI: realizing your business’s machine learning potential

It is estimated that businesses will use machines to carry out 80 percent of conversations with consumers by 2020. The speed with which artificial intelligence (AI) is being adopted across industries in Switzerland is astounding. Yet many companies still view AI as something to be feared.