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Why are businesses failing to glean value from data?

A new survey showed a critical imbalance between self-perceived data knowledge and the skills needed to deliver business value - highlighting an overly confident workforce that are unaware of the data skills they don’t yet know.

Contributor: Richard Timperlake, VP, EMEA - Alteryx | Published: 27 July 2021

Subscription economy booming but only 13 percent have healthcare cover

According to a recent survey conducted by Simplyhealth, almost four out of five (79%) adults in the UK are signed up to a subscription, spending on average £475 a year. Yet, while 96% of people say they are now focused on their holistic health, only 13% reported paying monthly for health benefits.

Contributor: Catherine Rutland, Clinical Director - Simplyhealth, | Published: 26 July 2021

Will Gov’s Health and Disability Green Paper deliver for disabled workers?

Business Disability Forum provides commentary and analysis on the Government's latest announcements around disability and employment, including the green paper on disability, health and employment, the Government's response to Health is everyone's business: Proposals to reduce ill-health related job loss and the Government's strategy on autism employment.

Contributor: Angela Matthews, Head of Policy - Business Disability Forum | Published: 26 July 2021

Hiring on the up as Covid-19 restrictions end

The Totaljobs Hiring Trends Index gives an up-to-date view of recruitment and employment trends in the UK. The latest edition provides a look back at the second quarter of 2021 (from April-June 2021) and offers insights into what the labour market could look like over the coming months.

Contributor: Jon Wilson - Totaljobs | Published: 25 July 2021

Huge spike in counselling needs as lockdown eases

Employers may think that the easing of lockdown will result in an improvement in mental health, but figures released today by Towergate Health & Protection suggest that employees may be in greater need of support than ever.

Contributor: Brett Hill, distribution director - Towergate Health & Protection | Published: 24 July 2021

Gender pay inequality leading to more women starting their own business

64 per cent of female respondents believe they would be paid more for their job if they were male, rising to 6 out of 7 BAME female respondents. Over a third of BAME respondents believe they would be paid better if they were white, with this rising to 45 per cent at managing partner level or equivalent.

Contributor: Helen Lucas - Investec | Published: 22 July 2021

What will home workers miss most on the return back to normal?

It’s no secret that many workers may feel a little anxious ahead of their return to the office, having worked from home for nearly 18-months now. So, to help workers best prepare, Julian Hall, co-founder of My Internal World shares three simple tips.

Contributor: Mark Taylor, Managing Director - Office Furniture Online | Published: 22 July 2021