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How can the problem of waste be solved? 

The waste industry has become a high-volume throughput industry, making it an efficient and cheap alternative to a failed high-cost recycling system. However, throwing packaging and products into landfill or the ocean is wasteful and polluting. 

Article by: Aldous Hicks | Published: 10 August 2019

 What Will Work Be Like in 2035?

If you look at the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ productivity statistics, you can immediately see the impact. In the last five years, labor productivity in the nonfarm business sector grew by just 0.5 percent annually, compared to two percent to three percent in the decade before the 2008 recession.

Article by: Alexandra Levit  | Published: 9 August 2019

businesses

Many companies failing to deliver on customer experiences

“Customers don’t think about a company’s size when they’re interacting with support. They expect to be able to reach out on the channel of their choice, and to get their issues resolved efficiently. This expectation applies to all businesses, both large and small,” said Ted Smith, head of market insights at Zendesk.

Article by: Ted Smith | Published: 8 August 2019

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Flexible benefits spiking despite OpRA regs obstacle

Aon’s Benefits and Trends Survey 2019 highlights that 45 percent of employers say they already have an online benefits or flex portal, with a further 20 percent saying they plan to introduce one within the next three years. This compares with last year’s 37 percent and 26 percent, respectively.

Article by: Clare Sheridan | Published: 8 August 2019

Why it’s more important for staff to review their own performance

But in addition, most people don’t actually stop and reflect on what they have achieved over the period of time between reviews. We simply rush from one thing to the next, reacting to the tornado of emails and meetings that come our way every day.

Article by: Dr Amantha Imber | Published: 7 August 2019

Women in tech – a personal journey

Being named one of this year’s Times Top 50 Employers for Women was a proud moment for the whole business. This was our first time entering and being included achieves one of the ambitions under the Atos Gender Programme, which was to be included by 2022.

Article by: Nikki Kelly | Published: 7 August 2019

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Recruitment: How to avoid the bias minefield

Use certain words in your job descriptions and you immediately imply a preferred gender for the role. So, revving up a job specification with words like ‘guru’, ‘hacker’, and ‘rock star’, could actually reduce the number of applications you receive.

Article by: Kate Glazebrook | Published: 6 August 2019

sexual harassment

Investigating harassment complaints

Failing to investigate a complaint can have serious consequences. It not only damages an organisation’s reputation, but it can also have serious legal consequences. So perhaps now is a good time to remind employers of the potential negative legal outcomes,

Article by: Makbool Javaid | Published: 5 August 2019

app generation

Mobile Apps are creating new opportunities within HR technology

How often have you thought that the way performance appraisals are conducted in your office don’t give you enough opportunity to understand where you failed? Have you been regularly received complaints regarding the delays made by the HR department in accomplishing the basic tasks? 

Article by: Nirav Shastri | Published: 3 August 2019

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Navigating the legally complex world of workplace AI

The predicted shift people often speak of is how mundane tasks will be automated, leaving humans to use their intuition, creativity and imagination. That may prove simply a phase in the evolution of how, long-term, AI proves better than humans at most workplace tasks.

Article by: Michael Sippitt & Georgia Roberts | Published: 3 August 2019