46 per cent of UK businesses experience at least one cyber-security breach every year
Dec07

46 per cent of UK businesses experience at least one cyber-security breach every year

A new paper by Urgent Technology analyses how organisations can better protect themselves against cyber-attacks.     Today, Urgent Technology, a global facilities maintenance and asset management software provider, launches ‘Cyber-threat and the FM solution’, a white paper exploring the threats posed by cyber-security breaches.     Cases of cyber-attacks and corporate espionage are on the rise, with notable high-profile...

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Business By The Year 2050: New Report Predicts Robot Co-Workers And Four Hour Working Days
Dec07

Business By The Year 2050: New Report Predicts Robot Co-Workers And Four Hour Working Days

A report released today by Yell reveals a positive view on how businesses will look by the year 2050, thanks to a wave of new technologies including artificial intelligence, augmented reality and the internet of things.   The digital marketing services provider has partnered with acclaimed futurist and author James Wallman, to predict how certain changes in what has been dubbed ‘The Fourth Industrial Revolution’ will affect...

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UK’s Office Energy Sins Revealed
Dec07

UK’s Office Energy Sins Revealed

–        Almost one-in-three (30%) leave fully-charged laptops plugged in –        A quarter (26%) regularly leave lights on in empty rooms –        Daily microwaved lunches alone could cost employers £3,024 per year*   Busy workers and bad habits are pushing up business energy bills, according to new research[1] by energy switching expert UK Power.   Its poll of 1,000 UK residents revealed the daily energy sins...

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Where does the boundary lie? The need for stronger ties between HR and CSR
Dec07

Where does the boundary lie? The need for stronger ties between HR and CSR

Guest Blog by Bruce McCombie, Head of Partnerships, Pilotlight   On your commute home tonight, how often will you be reminded about those less fortunate than you? Will you pass a homeless person on the street, will you read in the newspaper about an inspirational charity worker transforming the lives of young people, or will you see an appeal for help on Facebook? And will that prompt you to volunteer?   According to the...

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Millennials believe people skills will be the key to success in an automated age, global study finds
Dec07

Millennials believe people skills will be the key to success in an automated age, global study finds

The leaders of tomorrow believe that exceptional people skills will be the key to business success in a technological age, new research from CEMS – the Global Alliance in Management Education – has found.   The study examined the views of hundreds of recent graduates from the CEMS Master in International Management programme, many of whom are likely to be business leaders of the future. The majority of respondents were aged...

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Do you hire someone that has previously either been let go or fired?
Dec07

Do you hire someone that has previously either been let go or fired?

Hiring the perfect candidate for a position is indisputably critical; if successful, this may prove to act as the foundation for essential company progression. Alternatively, hiring an unsuitable employee poses a distinct risk to an organisation’s employee retention, performance and financial projections; it is therefore pivotal that correct hiring procedures are implemented in order to attain optimal candidates.     As a...

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Campaign In Aid Of Age UK Attracts Interest From More Than 100 UK & International Barbers
Dec06

Campaign In Aid Of Age UK Attracts Interest From More Than 100 UK & International Barbers

A festive campaign launched last week by fragrance brand TABAC in aid of Age UK has seen more than 100 barbers show interest in opening up their doors to local older gentlemen for a day of complimentary treatments on December 7th in bid to combat festive loneliness.   Since its official launch last Monday (November 20th), the #ShaveTheDay campaign has attracted interest from barbers as far and wide as Australia, Cyprus, Ireland,...

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Working In A Winter Wonderland
Dec06

Working In A Winter Wonderland

British workers are embracing the festive season and all that comes with it, according to new research.    A survey of 1,003 UK workers carried out by interiors etailer Furniture123.co.uk, revealed that two thirds (67%) of British workers will decorate their office or place of work this Christmas.     A Christmas tree topped the poll as the festive decoration British businesses are most likely to display (47%), followed...

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Business Leaders Put Tech at the Top – Demand Collaboration to Fuel UK Growth
Dec06

Business Leaders Put Tech at the Top – Demand Collaboration to Fuel UK Growth

Business leaders across Britain are demanding increased collaboration and a focus on technology to answer the UK’s socioeconomic challenges, according to Fujitsu’s Tech in a Transforming Britain report. Nearly 6-in-10 (57 percent) say their ability to drive change and innovation is crucial to their future success.     While more than three quarters (77 percent) of British leaders feel responsible for driving change in the UK...

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The Productivity Puzzle: Why is the UK lagging behind Europe in the Workplace?
Dec06

The Productivity Puzzle: Why is the UK lagging behind Europe in the Workplace?

Guest Blog from Claire Richardson, Chair of the Workforce Institute Europe   At a time when the UK workforce is under the spotlight, countless studies, including the “Always On Con” report from the Workforce Institute Europe have revealed that British workers consistently underperform compared to their European counterparts – they are less productive at work, spend more work time on social media, work more often at home and...

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Employers Struggle to Retain Talent But Less Than One in Ten Business Owners Think Training Staff is Important
Dec05

Employers Struggle to Retain Talent But Less Than One in Ten Business Owners Think Training Staff is Important

The Esme SME Study 2017 delves into the business challenges and priorities of SMEs   Esme’s SME Study 2017 revealed that more than one in five (22%) of SME owners are struggling to hire and retain the right employees, with one in ten admitting they do not know how to retain staff. Also, more than a third (35%) of business owners believe the UK’s current economic climate will negatively impact their business looking forward...

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More needs to be done to ensure 24 hour working is not the new norm
Dec05

More needs to be done to ensure 24 hour working is not the new norm

Employers should do more to ensure employees do not feel pressured into working outside of their contractual hours and offer more support regarding how they work flexibly, a new study in the International Journal of Management Reviews reports.   During the comprehensive evidence-based review, led by the University of Surrey in collaboration with Birkbeck, University of London and the University of Exeter, researchers scrutinised 56...

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Six workplace wellbeing initiatives and trends businesses should look out for in 2018?
Dec05

Six workplace wellbeing initiatives and trends businesses should look out for in 2018?

Comment by Health Assured CEO and wellbeing expert David Price     It’s that time of year when everyone is beginning to make their New Year’s resolutions, most of the time these resolutions tend to about their health and wellness. Promoting good health and wellness should also be an employer’s goal for 2018 so with this in mind, here is a summary of the six best workplace wellbeing initiatives and trends that businesses...

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4 ways to support your employees mental health
Dec05

4 ways to support your employees mental health

Guest Blog, Samantha Glass of Thrive   Many employees can feel as if they will be judged or discriminated against if they open up about a mental health condition. This can stop them from getting help when they need it the most. For this reason it is important to fight the stigma regarding mental health in the workplace. One in three employees has suffered or is currently suffering from diagnosed mental health condition, yet most...

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Managing Mental Health
Dec04

Managing Mental Health

Guest Blog By Robey Jenkins Last week I looked at the experience of working whilst also living with mental illness. But this isn’t a problem that can be solved only by the sufferer and his or her medical professionals. In a competitive market, employers need every edge they can get to seek out and retain the best people. But no one is perfect. Everyone comes with baggage. And sometimes, that baggage means mental illness.    ...

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