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Motivating Employees with Top Retail Trends

Every day more and more people tell Alexa to turn on the TV, play their favourite music or read them the news. Don’t you just wish it was that easy for Alexa to motivate your employees on your command? Maybe it is. Virtual Assistants like Alexa continue to be at the top of everyone’s wish lists and the demand is expected to continue through the next four years.

Article by: Kate Devlin | Published: 29 April 2018

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Is it time for smartphones in the workplace?

It’s time to realise that smartphones are friends not foes when it comes to HR. The last decade has seen workplaces embrace digitisation across a number of areas including finance and document management. However, when it comes to HR, many still use traditional methods of communication including email, newsletters and noticeboards.

Article by: Cristian Grossman | Published: 18 April 2018

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Apprenticeships driving tech

Britain is a global hub for technical innovation and creativity - and apprentices have long been a great way to nurture talent in almost any industry. Yet official figures highlighted a significant drop in the number of new apprentice sign-ups. This, combined with frequent reports in the UK suggests that companies may struggle to find the skilled workforce they need.

Article by: Sarah Henley | Published: 11 April 2018

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How to become the IT contractor everyone needs

The 2016 research concluded that contractors skilled in Microsoft Azure were the hardest to source, with 23 per cent of Microsoft partners reporting problems in this area. This issue has arisen for two reasons, the first being that this is relatively new technology. The second is that Azure is now a central pillar of the Microsoft stack, so there is high demand to implement the technology.

Article by: Greg Lombard | Published: 1 April 2018

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Beautiful chaos | Print – Issue 160 | Article of the Week

The Internet of things, is creating new cross sector collaborations and B2B arrangements like we have never seen in. Organisations will have to reconfigure their approaches to workforce planning and dismantle internal and external barriers, experimenting with never-before conceived business models. 

Article by: Paul Sparrow | Published: 8 March 2018

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What must organisations do to thrive in disruption?

Thriving organisations – those that transform their work environment into a compelling experience – will be first in building the workforce for the future. Yet, only 52% of organisations worldwide have committed to help employees thrive at work. Mercer’s newest research, provides a blueprint on how to build a thriving organisation in this era of disruption.

Article by: Kate Bravery | Published: 3 February 2018

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Business is changing and technology is calling the pace

Forward-thinking companies all over the world are using the latest technology to develop the way they approach everyday problems in innovative ways, from internal communication to customer service strategies, these technological advancements present opportunities to handle even the most mundane tasks faster and more efficiently.

Article by: Charlotte Boss | Published: 23 January 2018

How technology is changing business

Forward-thinking companies all over the world are using the latest technology to develop the way they approach everyday problems in innovative ways, from internal communication to customer service strategies, these technological advancements present opportunities to handle even the most mundane tasks faster and more efficiently.

Article by: Chris Boaz | Published: 19 January 2018

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The future of global L&D sector

Technology - in the forms of machine learning, artificial intelligence and augmented reality, will be a dominant force. This feature covers the return of the middle manager, the death of authenticity, individual learning for career development, Gen Z hype and embracing machine learning.

Article by: David Wells | Published: 12 January 2018