Bigger isn’t always better: 1 in 3 tech professionals say they won’t work for Big Tech
Apr13

Bigger isn’t always better: 1 in 3 tech professionals say they won’t work for Big Tech

One in three tech professionals globally have said they would refuse to work for a Big Tech company as they’re perceived to offer less autonomy, collaboration and flexibility, new research has found. Recognising a tech talent crunch, 81% of the technical professionals working for enterprise companies (500+ employees) polled even believe that their employer will struggle to find and retain talent over the next 12 months. By contrast,...

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What to Invest Your Money Into in 2021
Nov24

What to Invest Your Money Into in 2021

There are more people than ever investing these days, which could be attributed to the pandemic along with the rising cost of living in the UK. Investing can be a great option for anyone and people of all ages, but it can also be a daunting area to get started with particularly if you do not know what your options are. You must always know what you are investing in and understand the risks of doing so. Why Invest? First, it is worth...

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Where Are the UK Investing Their Money?
Nov10

Where Are the UK Investing Their Money?

With meme-stocks GameStop and AMC flooding headlines this year, interest in the stock market and investing in general has really escalated to wider audiences. And with reports in the U.S. that people invested more in the past few months than in the last 12 years1, investment enthusiasm is really at an all time high. However, where is this money being invested and which companies are seeing the benefits? Are they household names or are...

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6 Lifestyle Hacks to Preserve Your Health in College
Jul29

6 Lifestyle Hacks to Preserve Your Health in College

Those coming to college are usually concerned about studying well to get a diploma and jumpstart their careers. However, too few first-year students (and even those in senior grades) think about how to live a healthy lifestyle in college. The health component is often neglected, and students may develop severe health issues after endless parties mixed with sleepless nights of studies to meet the course deadlines.  Are you...

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Tax relief available for UK employees WFH
Apr09

Tax relief available for UK employees WFH

Back in October 2020, HMRC launched a brand new microservice that meant that even if you had only worked from home for one day during the Coronavirus pandemic, you could be eligible to claim for tax relief. Martin Lewis OBE has been urging employees around the UK to take advantage of this opportunity via his website, Money Saving Expert, founded in 2003. Martin Lewis wrote an article about this microservice, encouraging those who have...

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How to Predict Student Success Using Big Data

Educational institutions continue to seek ways to enhance the academic process using big data and predictive analysis. This technology improves academic performance and provides a better campus experience, from enrollment until graduation.  Teachers and educators use big data solutions to fine-tune the learning process. At the same time, students can rely on any cheap essay writing service to provide real-time assistance on...

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An Accountants View of The March Budget
Mar23

An Accountants View of The March Budget

Covid-19 was unkind to the British economy. Over the past year, Gross Domestic Product has shrunk by no less than 10%. If the government wants to gain back some that lost ground, it will have to incentivize the private sector and stimulate growth. However, it also wishes to rebalance public finances after losing a great deal of income in the past year. On 3 March, Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak announced the new budget. Read...

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REVEALED: 5 steps to help plan your own 2021 budget
Mar03

REVEALED: 5 steps to help plan your own 2021 budget

2020 brought many changes to household income as the UK battled the Covid-19 pandemic. From furlough pay to mortgage holidays, many people will have felt an impact on their finances, be that for better or worse. Today’s 2021 UK Budget reveals change to furlough, taxes, mortgages, VAT, and more, meaning households will likely see further changes to their financial situations. Now is the time to think about how you intend to manage your...

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The financial toll of Covid on employees and how employers can help
Nov06

The financial toll of Covid on employees and how employers can help

Talk Money Week 9-13 November Covid-19 is affecting employees’ financial health as well as their physical health. For Talk Money Week, Towergate Health & Protection is highlighting the wider and perhaps unexpected financial impacts of the pandemic and suggesting how employers are well placed to help. Brett Hill, distribution director at Towergate Health & Protection says, ‘We are outlining the financial concerns with which...

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Financial stress is the biggest mental health burden in the UK amid Covid-19
Oct09

Financial stress is the biggest mental health burden in the UK amid Covid-19

New research[1] into the impact COVID-19 is having on Britain’s mental health by the UK’s leading virtual psychology clinic, My Online Therapy, has found financial worries are taking the biggest toll.  The global pandemic has brought great disruptions, monumental challenges and major changes to the way we live our lives, all of which are pushing Britain towards a mental health crisis.  This year’s World Mental Health Day campaign...

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Recruiters’ stats reveal finance sector’s resilience during Covid-19
Sep01

Recruiters’ stats reveal finance sector’s resilience during Covid-19

FIRMS in one of Scotland’s most critical sectors have demonstrated resilience – with its jobs market continuing throughout lockdown. Recruiters specialising in Scotland’s finance sector, which accounts for 8% of both GDP and total employment north of the border, have also recorded a 283% jump in new roles marketed in June and July versus April and May. Despite this, more than half of all vacancies are seeking temporary or contractor...

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The Best Payment Providers For Your Business
Sep01

The Best Payment Providers For Your Business

Modern businesses rely on digital services and systems to perform all kinds of daily tasks, from ordering supplies to contacting clients and, perhaps most importantly, making payments too. Paying online is fast, easy, and convenient, with a lot of different options out there, and it can be quite tricky to choose between them. This is why it’s so important to take your time and compare your options, rather than diving right in...

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How human resources professionals can implement charity partnership programmes that resonate with employees
Jul01

How human resources professionals can implement charity partnership programmes that resonate with employees

Supporting charitable organisations is something that human resources professionals have always seen the benefit in, capable of boosting company morale, retaining talent and driving recruitment – as well as giving to a good cause. Yet, over the recent months of the coronavirus pandemic, the desire to choose the right partnership has grown to new levels as HR practitioners consider how to show their company to its best advantage while...

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Edinburgh and Cardiff Revealed as Best Cities for Community
Oct21

Edinburgh and Cardiff Revealed as Best Cities for Community

The UK is built upon its communities, with the kind and charitable actions of both groups and individuals creating the environments that people want to grow up and grow old in. Whether it be the number of parks and good schools in an area, the amount of charity jobs and events or just the general quality of life, there are many things that make our communities great. Safestore have carried out in-depth research looking at some of the...

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First year of success for charity that helps people with long-term illness find work
Mar21

First year of success for charity that helps people with long-term illness find work

A unique UK charity is celebrating its first anniversary with an impressive year of firsts in its mission to help those with long-term health conditions find work. Astriid is a free online job matchmaking service that connects talented people living with any long-term illness with businesses who need skilled volunteers or staff. Its haul of year one milestones include: Being the first organisation of its kind in the world – committed...

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