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Employee Ownership: It’s How it Makes You Feel That’s Most Important

For entrepreneurs and business owners, the exit is supposed to be the moment all your blood, sweat and tears finally become worth it. It should be the confirmation that you are set-up financially to create your new venture, or free to skip off on a happy, bountiful retirement.

Article by: Simon Poole | Published: 4 January 2019

INTERNATIONAL
Can global agility resolve skills crisis, despite barriers?

The benefits of mobile working practices are beginning to be widely recognised by employers. Chief amongst them for employees is the flexibility and autonomy to balance work and personal life demands, resulting in demonstrable gains in employee engagement and productivity. Mobile working could, therefore, help to boost aspects such as the retention of current staff, but the question facing employers now is could global mobile working practices bolster the recruitment of new staff?

Article by: Ius Laboris | Published: 3 January 2019

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Speaking out about inequality

We take a look at why there appears to be a sharp increase in individuals speaking out following more allegations of workplace gender inequality - this time the former Talk Talk manager, Rebecca Burke, who is bringing a claim against her former employer after alleging that her male colleagues are paid 40% higher salaries and 50% higher bonuses.

Article by: Nick Hawkins and Zeinab Harb | Published: 3 January 2019

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How is Technology Shaping the Future of our High Streets?

Digital technology is killing high street shopping - or is it? If Amazon is investing in bricks and mortar stores, it’s a sign that the high street still has a place in our shopping future. Modern consumers want not just the best of both on and offline worlds, but the best of all worlds – convenience, choice, and a diverse range of shops and businesses.

Article by: Daniel Whytock | Published: 3 January 2019

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Transitioning to remote working

Almost three-quarters of British workers believe it’s important that their employers allow them to work remotely. Clearly, the demand for workplace flexibility is prevalent, but is the technology available to enable fully flexible working environments?

Article by: Mark Twinning | Published: 2 January 2019

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Pressures and resolutions for employers in 2019

Wage growth and increased levels of employment may be dominating headlines as 2018 draws to a close, but organisations are being warned to be cautious as the latest economic data does not reflect political and social trends that will affect UK employers in 2019.

Article by: Andrew Taggart | Published: 1 January 2019

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AI predictions for 2019

AI cameras will be increasingly present in the workspace in 2019. Video conferencing cameras that act as smart sensors will deliver automated user experiences that reduce the need for participants to control the camera manually, making video meetings simpler and more user-friendly, enabling more effective collaboration.

Article by: Jonas Rinde | Published: 31 December 2018

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Global trends ahead

Several factors are impacting the way HR professionals and talent acquisition leaders are doing their jobs. The issues are becoming more and more complex, from the role that artificial intelligence and talent analytics plays, to the shift in how people are looking to get compensated, evaluated and rewarded.

Article by: Jeanne MacDonald | Published: 30 December 2018

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The GDPR journey so far

An article published in The Independent on 28 August 2018 reported that data breach complaints had increased by 160% since the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) came into force. This staggering statistic does not come as surprise, given the amount of media attention and government campaigns there were for GDPR.

Article by: Karen Holden | Published: 29 December 2018

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Retail absence is corrosive to employee engagement

While four out of five retailers worldwide (78 percent) say employee engagement is important to organisational success, many are challenged by the corrosive impact that rampant unplanned absence has on staff productivity (58 percent), manager stress (55 percent), and team morale (46 percent).

Article by: Joyce Maroney | Published: 28 December 2018