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Jo Mosley, HR Director, The Salvation Army joins theHRDIRECTOR Editorial Panel

Jo is currently HR Director at The Salvation Army. She is also a member of the Executive Management Team with functional leadership responsibility for Human Resources & Communications across 5,500 employees. Harvey is also Chair of the Skanska Pension Trustee Board and a member of the firm’s Ethics Committee.

Contributor: theHRDIRECTOR | Published: 15 October 2019

Soft skills are fundamental to global business relations

Soft skills that emphasize collaboration emerged higher than individual skills and are just as important as technical prowess. Learnability is the most undervalued intangible skill, with lack of budget the biggest tangible barrier to reskilling the workforce.

Contributor: Pravin Rao | Published: 14 October 2019

content strategy

Investors prefer ‘disruptive’ start-ups, but give them less money

Timo analysed data of 918 start-ups from Start-Up Nation Central, a private non-profit organisation that has collected data on all Israeli start-ups since 2013. He compared the characteristics of each profile’s vision statement, aimed at investors, with how much funding the venture secured.

Contributor: Timo van Balen | Published: 13 October 2019

Recruiters still finding it difficult to hire

That’s according to latest data from CV-Library, the UK’s leading independent job board, The study, which surveyed 200 UK recruiters, found that there are a number of key areas that recruitment consultants are concerned about right now, including low budgets (38.2 percent)

Contributor: | Published: 11 October 2019

inflation

Sterling teeters, is UK about to grind to a halt?

Hours after the PMI data confirmed that British manufacturers are cutting production at the fastest rate since 2012, the Bank has once again balked at the chance to stimulate the UK’s Brexit-addled economy with a rate cut.

Contributor: David Lamb | Published: 10 October 2019

cyber

Security risks caused by casual, collaborative communication

The UK workforce is increasingly putting its trust in these platforms to conduct business. The survey revealed that 33 percent have sent customer information via these platforms, 25 percent have shared personnel information such as HR and pay details

Contributor: Jonathan Christensen | Published: 8 October 2019

culture

Most parents never check their children’s devices

More than 60 percent (61 percent) of parents have never checked their child's devices, such as smartphones, ipads and gaming consoles. Over a third of fathers agreed that children were safer with a mobile phone rather than having no way to contact them.

Contributor: Alexandra Berger | Published: 7 October 2019

 ‘Range anxiety’ remains biggest turn-off for switching to EV,

Further good news is that 86 percent of motorists surveyed said that a ‘lack of clarity in terms of ownership implications as a company car driver’ is a thing of the past, and more than two thirds of drivers said that they had a good understanding of the costs and convenience of owning an EV. 

Contributor: Alison Bell | Published: 4 October 2019