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How to return to a smarter way of working

The idea of smarter working is all about providing more flexibility, allowing employees to choose where they wish to work and, at the same time, ensuring that they feel trusted, empowered and safe in the knowledge that they will be measured on their outputs.

Article by: Kate Richardson, Head of National Office Programme - NHS Property Services Ltd | Published: 16 July 2020

A guide to privacy and data protection issues concerning video conferencing

The DPO Centre, the UK’s market leading provider of data protection resources, warns that whilst video conferencing tools have become essential for both employers and employees, like many technologies, the adoption of video conferencing tools can pose a threat to the privacy and security of our communications.

Article by: Rob Masson, CEO - The DPO Centre | Published: 15 July 2020

Top tips for improving network connectivity issues for remote workers

Almost half (46%) of businesses reported feeling frustrated about WAN (Wide Area Network) connectivity issues and could see a drop in productivity as a result. They are also left more vulnerable to cyberattacks, including email fraud and hacking. iomart reveals why this is concerning and what remote workers can do to reduce the risk.

Article by: Bill Strain, director - iomart | Published: 15 July 2020

New normal, new IT security measures for HR

Technology is no longer viewed as solely for the purposes of the IT team, or certain departments or roles. HR is a great example.  During the pandemic, one-to-one communication opportunities for hiring, conflict resolutions, resignation processes, and plenty of other HR-based activities couldn't function as they normally do; workarounds were needed.

Article by: Gomathy Kumarakuruparan, Technical Writer - WSO2 | Published: 14 July 2020

Providing employees with structure for the return to work

Employees are working in different environments without their usual teams around them. How can businesses ensure their data protection remains consistent when everything else in their working lives has changed?

Article by: Martin Sugden, CEO - Boldon James | Published: 13 July 2020

How can we make the office return safe?

As many businesses begin to reopen and government guidelines change, more and more workers will be returning to the office. However, the Government still advise that those who can work from home should continue to do so for the time being, causing increasing questions as to what this means for some white-collar businesses.

Article by: Alan Price, CEO - BrightHR | Published: 13 July 2020

The five essentials of building effective surveys

It’s easy to think of research and data collection as something complicated that only a trained data scientist can do. In reality, modern survey tools mean that just about anyone can run their own research, gather insights and perform their own data analysis.

Article by: Daniel Saunders - Head of Content EMEA - Qualtrics | Published: 12 July 2020

Communication let’s me down, say homeworkers

As the nation continues to work from home for the most part, new research reveals that a quarter (24%) of those currently working from home say maintaining communication with colleagues is the biggest challenge they have faced.

Article by: Mark Pearcy, Head of Marketing - 4Com | Published: 12 July 2020

How can HR re-board their organisation post Covid-19? Read our report from our virtual debate

Never before have organisations collectively had to be so focused on their people. It's not just about working from home; the current pandemic shines a light on an organisation's entire culture, employee journey and people experience. Businesses are having to listen, learn, adapt and can redefine/re-imagine the future with their people at its heart.

Article by: theHRDirector | Published: 11 July 2020