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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Research reveals shocking gender disparity at the top of the Tech Sector
May11

Research reveals shocking gender disparity at the top of the Tech Sector

Chris Rowson, Managing Director, Ecardshack, asks why the tech sector is failing to close the gender gap The gender gap in the tech sector continues to persist.  The disparity between the genders at both executive and director levels has been brought further into the light in recent years, alongside the gender pay gap. Despite a lot of progress at board level boardroom representation, it is still drastically uneven.  Analysis of the...

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How mobile is changing HR
May04

How mobile is changing HR

Paul Swaddle, Co-founder of Pocket App delves in to how mobile is changing HR in enterprise – and explains why he thinks HR ought to be at the heart of the digital transformation.      I think it is needless to say that in the last decade, workplace outlooks and behaviours have changed drastically.  The typical workforce is far less deskbound than previously, with many employees now working from home and ‘hot-desking’ fast becoming a...

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Big Data demand up by more than 50% with businesses on the hunt for top talent
May04

Big Data demand up by more than 50% with businesses on the hunt for top talent

Demand for Big Data IT professionals has increased by 51.7% in the past year, according to the latest Tech Cities Job Watch report from Experis, the global leader in professional IT resourcing. The year-on-year increase from Q1 2016 to Q1 2017, highlights the growth in demand for individuals with Big Data skills, in an age when we’re producing more digital information than ever before. The quarterly report tracks IT jobs advertised...

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Technology will democratise future recruitment for the better argues Westminster Forum panel
May02

Technology will democratise future recruitment for the better argues Westminster Forum panel

There is huge scope for technology to democratise future recruitment and help overcome diversity and inclusion barriers, a panel of experts have argued at a Westminster Employment Forum Keynote Seminar. Experts included Professor Vlatka Hlupic, author of The Management Shift and Charles Hipps, CEO of WCN, who said that industries must look to technology to ease pain points that are important to workforce development in the near future...

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Why HR can’t dismiss cyber security as an IT problem
Apr20

Why HR can’t dismiss cyber security as an IT problem

By Asher DeMetz, Sungard Availability Services Cybercrime was once an elusive concept, reserved for Hollywood blockbusters that played on images of hooded pranksters defacing government websites in dark basements. But in today’s digital age, cybercrime is an all-too-real threat. From local businesses to whole nations, no one is immune to the risk online criminals pose. Companies both big and small are regularly targeted, with one...

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Soft-hair Europe: the office becomes the salon in the latest tech-co perk
Apr04

Soft-hair Europe: the office becomes the salon in the latest tech-co perk

When it comes to unusual and inventive employee incentives, tech companies are often seen to rule the roost. From the midday siesta in a nap pod at Google, to Facebook’s on-site healthcare facilities it’s easy to see why. It’s therefore no surprise to discover that within a few minutes of entering Software Europe’s head office in Lincoln you can grab a can of Shandy Bass out of the vending machine, catch a game of...

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Why HR Managers struggle to hire tech talent – and how they can find the right people
Mar31

Why HR Managers struggle to hire tech talent – and how they can find the right people

Perplexed by Python? Confused by C# and C++? You’re not alone. Peter Cummings, CEO, DevScore, believes that those hiring software developers are constantly on the back foot for one simple reason: they aren’t software developers. An ever changing landscape Recruiting for niche IT positions continues to be a problem. One of the biggest obstacles is that those tasked with hiring developers can quickly get lost in the geekspeak. IT has a...

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1/3 of tech recruiters admit they ‘can’t find staff with interpersonal skills’
Feb22

1/3 of tech recruiters admit they ‘can’t find staff with interpersonal skills’

According to 500 business leaders, finding good interpersonal skills is the biggest recruitment challenge tech employers face in 2017. A third (31%) of those surveyed in the tech industry said soft skills were the most difficult to find among candidates. Age ‘biggest challenge’ to diversity As employees now stay at work until later in life, age has become a challenge too – 41% said it was the biggest challenge to...

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What HR can learn from IT
Feb09

What HR can learn from IT

Guest blog by Ryan van Biljon, VP of Mid-Market at Samanage IT departments are pioneers in workplace automation, always one step ahead when it comes to service management. Their ability to filter employees’ requests through the organization’s automated systems leads to efficiently resolved issues. It’s rare that an employee waits longer than a day for computer issues, or other IT issues, to be addressed. But the same can’t be said for...

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Why the telecoms staff shortage calls for a new recruitment approach
Dec15

Why the telecoms staff shortage calls for a new recruitment approach

Guest blog by Jamie Eaton, strategy and development director at Comensura A hot topic at the recent (ISC)2 EMEA Congress, an event for information security professionals, was the difficulties that the sector faces when recruiting. As the panel discussed, the sector not only requires traditional technical skills, but candidates also need to be skilled in other areas like business management to meet the job specification. One expert...

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