Is lunchtime ‘life admin’ creating new security risks and GDPR nightmares?
Aug17

Is lunchtime ‘life admin’ creating new security risks and GDPR nightmares?

It’s often said that the biggest threat to data security comes from people rather than technology – and people conducting private admin on work equipment could be posing a bigger threat than employers realise. With recent statistics revealing that more than four million employees now work at least 48 hours a week, it seems we are all spending more time in the office. Which, for most of us; working mothers, single people...

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With more girls showing aptitude, is pure gender bias holding the tech industry back?
Aug14

With more girls showing aptitude, is pure gender bias holding the tech industry back?

Sopra Banking Software talk to women leaders in the tech sector to ask why men are still out-earning women, even in equal positions, and why women rarely achieve top leadership roles in the sector. Women are good for business The UK gender pay gap won’t close until 2069 unless measures are taken to combat it now – another 53 years that women will continue to pay a higher price for being female.  However, a study by McKinsey...

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New survey suggests that IT Firms have ‘the worst HR departments’
Aug10

New survey suggests that IT Firms have ‘the worst HR departments’

Despite being famed for their generous perks, new data shows that HR departments at tech firms don’t command the confidence of their employees. At a time when Silicon Valley is going through a spate of employment scandals, the results are likely to cause concern among tech company leaders. The data, collected by workplace ratings company ViewsHub, was a result of asking employees across 11 different sectors about the...

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1 in 5 Brits lose their temper with tech at least once a week
Aug10

1 in 5 Brits lose their temper with tech at least once a week

Tech issues are causing frustration for many at work – and for those who are tech savvy, solving problems for colleagues takes up an average of 17 minutes of our working day. A survey of 2,000 British office workers, commissioned by memory and storage experts Crucial, found that Brits work with an average of four colleagues in their office that are less tech-savvy than them. These colleagues always seem to encounter IT problems...

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Welsh start-up helps recruiters face up to Right to Work challenges
Jul27

Welsh start-up helps recruiters face up to Right to Work challenges

Credas, a Cardiff-based technology start-up, is using real-time facial recognition technology to help companies speed up and simplify the process of ID verification, employee and client onboarding, whilst enabling companies to easily comply with Right to Work legislation. Launched in May 2017, Credas has developed a suite of products and services designed to cut the time and cost it takes to onboard staff by using real-time facial...

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Could tech help improve remote worker safety?
Jul27

Could tech help improve remote worker safety?

Whilst employers have a duty of care to protect employees where possible, lone workers like estate agents, district nurses, carers and enforcement officers can still be vulnerable.  New high-tech global tracking apps could hold the answer. The safety of lone workers has been in the spotlight since the disappearance of estate agent Suzy Lamplugh in 1986, when she was due to meet a client, ‘Mr. Kipper’ at an empty property...

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South Wales fast becoming UK ‘tech hub’, as digital jobs see regional boom
Jul27

South Wales fast becoming UK ‘tech hub’, as digital jobs see regional boom

  A recent report carried out by Tech City identified the significant growth of the UK tech sector, indicating that the UK may well be fast becoming Europe’s digital capital. This was supported by the digital tech investment in the UK, 50% more than any other European country. Despite London historically dominating the industry, Cardiff and Swansea are rising competitors. From opportunities to lifestyle, there are many reasons...

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Finance and HR Leaders Shape Digital Disruption, New Research Finds
Jul13

Finance and HR Leaders Shape Digital Disruption, New Research Finds

New Oracle and MIT Technology Review study reveals the human drivers of cloud automation as the roles of finance, HR, and IT evolve to meet the needs of a more connected organization      To enable organizations to thrive in a competitive digital marketplace, Oracle and the MIT Technology Review today released a new study that highlights the importance of collaboration between finance and human resources (HR) teams with a unified...

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41% of HR Managers now make digital decisions without consulting the IT team
Jul03

41% of HR Managers now make digital decisions without consulting the IT team

Giving digital power to the people Maria Dillon, Senior HR Manager, DocuSign explains why the digital power shift is moving towards HR The digital landscape never stands still. With 88 percent of consumers expecting businesses to provide them with the option of completing agreements digitally, there is a huge demand that organisations must adapt to and meet. This expectation is true across many departments within a business,...

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New toolkit launched to help HR Directors attract more women into STEM careers
Jun29

New toolkit launched to help HR Directors attract more women into STEM careers

A new toolkit has been launched to help HR directors attract more women into technical roles in engineering, IT, construction and science. WISE, which campaigns to get more women and girls into STEM, the engineering skills body Semta and the Institution of Civil Engineers have formed a partnership to launch the apprenticeship toolkit for all businesses that employ staff in STEM roles – most commonly engineering, ICT and science....

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Bored, distracted employees pose biggest data security risk – and over half of experts would trust tech over humans
Jun15

Bored, distracted employees pose biggest data security risk – and over half of experts would trust tech over humans

Bored employees who become distracted at work are more likely to be the cause of human error and a potential security risk, according to a snapshot poll conducted by Centrify at Europe’s leading infosecurity event, Infosec Europe in London this week. While more than a third (35 per cent) of survey respondents cite distraction and boredom as the main cause of human error, other causes include heavy workloads (19 per cent), excessive...

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Over half of UK recruiters not ‘Google for Jobs’ ready, warn digital marketing experts
Jun15

Over half of UK recruiters not ‘Google for Jobs’ ready, warn digital marketing experts

More than half of the top 100 recruiters in the UK are not prepared for Google’s new job search service, Google for Jobs, which is about to launch in the US before being rolled out in the UK, I-COM warns. The Manchester digital marketing agency surveyed the websites of 100 of the country’s largest recruitment firms. It found that only 47 had implemented the required ‘Schema’ formatting that Google uses to interpret web-page...

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Is your watch watching you? Worker worries over ‘big brother’ wearables
Jun15

Is your watch watching you? Worker worries over ‘big brother’ wearables

Majority of workers (51%) in favour of workplace wearables However significant fears over ‘big brother’ surveillance and data hacks Employee wellness voted top potential benefit, not without doubts Concerns over impact on stress and mental health In an Office Genie survey of 1,000 people currently working in Britain, half (51%) believe wearables are beneficial in the workplace. And respondents in the youngest and oldest age brackets...

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HR’s Secret Weapon for GDPR Compliance
May24

HR’s Secret Weapon for GDPR Compliance

Mika Javanainen, Vice President of Product Management, M-Files discusses why new data protection regulations will significantly impact HR, and what they can do about it. The clock is ticking. One year from now in May 2018, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will go into effect. The new European Union (EU) data privacy regulation will have major implications for companies worldwide, not just those in the EU. Additionally,...

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What to tell your staff after Friday’s workplace hack
May15

What to tell your staff after Friday’s workplace hack

The Wannacry ransomware attack which attacked workplaces worldwide and affected much of the UK’s NHS network was stopped in its tracks accidentally by registering a new domain, which acted as a ‘kill switch’ – but not before many huge organisations had been massively impacted. The problem is that many of the Nation’s computers have been turned off all weekend – and there are fears that when users return to work today, the virus could...

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