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Can robots gain the human touch?

Research conducted by Professor Adriana Tapus from ENSTA ParisTech, Université Paris-Saclay, aims to develop a humanoid robot sensitive to tactile stimulation. The Heroes Project – in collaboration with Dr. Moustapha Hafez from CEA Paris-Saclay, Prof. Mehdi Ammi from LIMSI, and PhD student Pierre-Henri Orefice – addresses interaction via touc

Article by: Université Paris-Saclay | Published: 23 September 2017

TfL refuses to renew UBER’s license to operate in London

In October 2016, the Central London Employment Tribunal ruled in GMB's favour - determining that Uber drivers are not self-employed, but workers entitled to basic workers’ rights including holiday pay, a guaranteed minimum wage and an entitlement to breaks.

Article by: Maria Ludkin | Published: 22 September 2017

Undergraduates not confident about prospects following Brexit

The impact of Brexit on the job market is a serious cause for concern with statistics showing that there has already been a decline in the number of EU graduates choosing to apply for roles in the UK, however, the impact of Brexit on UK graduates is also proving worrying for employers and the UK economy. Comment James Uffindell, founder and CEO of Bright Network.

Article by: Bright Network | Published: 22 September 2017

Economy drops again but businesses remain resilient

Employer confidence in the UK economy has dropped to the lowest level since the EU referendum, according to the latest JobsOutlook survey by the Recruitment & Employment Confederation (REC). Comment from Kevin Green, Chief Executive - REC

Article by: Recruitment & Employment Confederation (REC) | Published: 22 September 2017

Working lunch is the now the norm

Over two thirds of UK employees are working unpaid over lunches because of heavy workloads and manager expectations, according to a new survey from office supply specialist Viking. Comment Chris Evans, SEO Marketing Manager Europe at Viking.

Article by: Viking | Published: 21 September 2017

How will Ryan be effected by staff holiday lag?

Despite the current general annoyance about this matter, given Ryanair’s fast growth, expanding route network, and tempting value proposition this incident is unlikely to have a lasting effect on Ryanair’s performance. From Professor Loizos Heracleous, Professor of Strategy - Warwick Business School.

Article by: Professor Loizos Heracleous | Published: 21 September 2017

Demand for lawyers increases by 24 percent across the North East

Vacancies for private practice lawyers across the North East have risen by 24 percent month-on-month according to new survey data from specialist recruiter, Clayton Legal. The firm believes the rise in advertised positions can largely be attributed to a buoyant commercial property market thanks to inward investment into the region which is fuelling demand for conveyancing professionals.

Article by: Clayton Legal | Published: 20 September 2017

Public must be protected against Strikes

Essential services are banned in most major Western economies – but not in the UK. With co-ordinated strike action now being threatened by public sector unions, the Government should consider amending the Trade Union Act 2016 to further protect the public from the damage done by strike action. From Nicholas Finney, Centre for Policy Studies.

Article by: Nicholas Finney | Published: 19 September 2017

Cyber threats caused by failure to upskill

Largest association of certified cybersecurity professionals enables IT pros to more quickly attain SSCP certification and help defend against threats. Survey of 3,300 IT professionals finds cyber skills gap exacerbated by firms failing to upskill IT staff. Most IT workers say their security advice is ignored, only 35 percent say their advice is acted upon. CEO David Shearer, CISSP - (ISC)².

Article by: David Shearer | Published: 19 September 2017