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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

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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

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When technology makes us more human

The perennial issue of employee engagement is set to become a larger issue for many organisations in the coming years. As employee expectations change and location-independent working and the gig economy become more prevalent workforce models, engaging people with organisational values and processes will become a bigger challenge than ever.

Article by: Mark Lloyd | Published: 22 December 2017

Dear Philip Hammond: Ad-hoc tech investment is no match for a decent apprenticeship strategy

Last month’s budget announcement was full of promise with regard to bridging the productivity and skills gap for the UK as Philip Hammond promised extra funding for artificial intelligence, skills and technology. But when it comes to helping young people find their feet in a struggling workforce, this ad-hoc government funding for impressive-sounding technology misses the mark.

Article by: Nat Gross, President at BIMA | Published: 21 December 2017

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The tech knowhow imperative

The age of digital disruption is seeing business models, industries and working practices transform, with jobs that didn’t exist a few years ago being created. What this means is there are increasing demands for new skill sets in virtually every job and profession. As a result, hiring and retaining workers who are agile and who can adapt to the fast pace of change is and will be critical for staying ahead of the competition curve.

Article by: Phil Coulter | Published: 1 December 2017

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Tech talent predictions – merging digital expertise and human interaction

Commenting on the predictions, Pontoon’s President, Corinne Ripoche Van Hecke, said, “The HR technology marketplace is a vast, fast-moving arena, and it’s hard for organizations to digest what’s new and what’s old. As a world leading provider of total talent services, we focus on leveraging the best available tools on the market, continuously tracking hundreds of tech providers, to create custom solutions for our clients that are perfectly suited to their needs.”

Article by: Ripoche Van Hecke | Published: 25 November 2017

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HR and training in the technology disrupted future

Should we wait for disruption and future shocks before we respond – or are there practical steps we can take now to prepare for a range of possible outcomes and thereby increase our resilience in the face of uncertainty? Tomorrow’s world of work will be shaped in large part by Artificial intelligence (AI) combined with successive waves of exponentially improving, transformational science and technology developments such as blockchain, big data, hyperconnectivity, cloud computing, the Internet of Everything, 3D/4D printing, synthetic biology, new materials, and human brain and body enhancements.

Article by: Rohit Talwar, Steve Wells, Alexandra Whittington and Maria Romero | Published: 18 November 2017

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Are smartphones sapping our productivity?

Smartphone users check their phone during work nine times a day. Half make or take at least one personal call a week while they should be working. Almost two thirds send at least one text while they should be working. Just under half browse social media at work (when it’s not for work purposes) - 1 in 10 admit to doing it 3-4 times a week! Half admit to browsing the internet on their phones while they should be working. So, given the extent of the attention we lavish on our phones, what effect are these habits having on productivity?

Article by: Carphone Warehouse | Published: 13 November 2017