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Preparing schools for a comprehensive digital strategy

A digital strategy for schools refers to a comprehensive and purposeful plan that outlines how technology will be utilized to enhance and transform various aspects of the educational process. Know how to prepare schools to become a better fit in this digital era.

Article by 13 August 2023


What’s to be done about the surge in ‘quiet quitting’?

In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic and against the background of the Great Resignation, businesses have had to adopt a more efficient way of working. The conventional office-based routine is becoming a thing of the past, and hybrid working is the new norm. People are walking away from jobs they either do not find rewarding or don't align with their own values. Furthermore, 'quiet quitting’ is the latest trend sweeping the country, where employees work the bare minimum to their job demands, not going beyond what is expected of them. The emergence of this trend coincides with an increasingly difficult time for organisations to engage and retain employees. A recent Gallup Global Workplace Report for 2022 found that only 9% of UK workers were engaged or enthusiastic about their work, putting it in 33rd place out of 38 European countries. There is a pressing need for HR leaders to bring solutions before it’s too late. According to a Randstad UK study, 69% of employees are confident about changing jobs in the next few months, with 24% planning a move within three to six months. In this scenario, emerging technologies can mitigate the issues that caused this situation to begin with.

Article by 10 September 2022


The destined digital age will require dynamic skills

Just like the Rosetta Stone found in the Middle East that was instrumental in deciphering Egyptian Hieroglyphs by analysing it against the other writing systems on the stone (Greek, demotic), wouldn’t it be great if there were a “Rosetta Stone” for translating skills?

Article by 15 July 2021


As SMEs need to get digital, flexibility is the only route

Why flexibility is essential for digital training for small businesses. According to a new report, more than three quarters (77%) of business leaders don’t think they have the right skills to implement new technology in their businesses. And only half plan to address their digital skills gap in the next 12 months. But as the past year has shown us, digital technology is vital to the survival of companies – no matter what their size. So, what needs to be done to ensure SME business leaders invest in upskilling themselves and their workforce to get the most out of this technology? This article will draw on detailed findings from an Open University report published with Be the Business called Skills for success: Supporting business leaders with digital adoption showing that a flexible approach to training – that can fit in with working patterns and limited budgets – is the best way to overcome the barriers and support businesses to harness the power of new digital skills and tools.

Article by 2 July 2021


Reimagining the Chief Experience Officer (CXO) Role for the Digital Age

The role of Chief Experience Officer (CXO) has been gaining prominence within the corporate hierarchy in recent times as organizations have realized the significance of robustly retaining customers against the onslaught of market disruptors. This is amplified by the fact that consumer behavior has become more discerning as eCommerce channels have pitched the ‘distinguishing’ virtues of COAST (Convenience, Options, Accessibility, Safety, Timeliness), especially, in precarious times, e.g., during the lockdown pertaining to COVID-19 pandemic, against the prevalent ambience-driven personable norms of brick and mortar settings.

Article by 1 July 2021


Goodbye manual HR processes, hello people analytics

Over the past year, we have witnessed companies adopt digital transformation and collaboration and it has been no different for the HR sector either. The move towards adopting people analytics comes amid a sea of changes in the way people work given the ongoing crisis, additionally, there has been a need to break away from manual interventions in HR, which prove to be costly and ineffective in the long-term.

Article by 23 June 2021


How to embed digital skills in your organisation

There has been a digital skills gap in the UK, and much wider afield, for a number of years. What we mean by that is that there are more skilled tech jobs on offer than people to fill them - the demand for top talent exceeds supply.

Article by 12 April 2021


Understanding the Complexities of Innovation for Gaining a Competitive Edge in the Digital Age

There was a time when product cycles could be easily segregated in terms of distinct stages from Conception to Obsolescence that enabled top/senior management to strategize on a long-term basis with the benefit of ‘slack time’ that allowed for ‘reflective pause’ on honest missteps and resolute course corrections without jeopardizing the organizational integrity.

Article by 25 February 2021


Preparing your team for the future of work

We live in an age of technological disruptions. Every industry will be affected by Artificial Intelligence on some level. In the past, technical knowledge and skills were often sufficient to get you ahead in most industries, but that’s no longer the case.

Article by 3 September 2020