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Can UK tech start-ups thrive with the IR35 tax reforms?

Tech start-ups don’t repeat technologies that already exist; they are the entrepreneurs that develop new ways of doing things that disrupt the market, improve efficiency and make our lives more enjoyable. To do this, they need the very best IT talent and contractors often provide the expertise.

Article by: Graham Smith | Published: 17 February 2019

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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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Impact of London’s tech dominance on national STEM skills

The current dominance of London and the South East in Tech Industry occupations threatens to further skew the growth of employment in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) industries in coming years, according to research by jobs market experts Emsi commissioned by education charity EDT.

Article by: Julie Feest | Published: 12 December 2018

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The Collaborative culture

In today’s modern world culture we are constantly communicating in both our private and working lives. Quick, user-friendly communication applications have their roots in consumer technology, but the same applications are now gaining popularity in a business setting and are making their way into workplaces around the world.

Article by: Mary Good | Published: 4 November 2018

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Encouraging tech breaks

The advancement of technology means that, for many of us, we no longer need to be at a desk to work. This offers us great flexibility, but it also means that work can easily blend into our home life. Our research found that three quarters (74 percent) of employees check their work emails first thing in the morning and last thing at night.

Article by: Pablo Vandenabeele | Published: 1 November 2018

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Why hasn’t IT embraced remote working?

Tech City UK’s Tech Nation 2017 survey found that 50 per cent of the nation’s digital tech community believed the shortage of skilled talent was the biggest challenge facing the industry. It’s becoming abundantly clear that there needs to be a shift in the way the technology sector operates to encourage fresh talent into the industry. But, what can be done?

Article by: Jarek Grzeskowiak | Published: 23 October 2018

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Has the London tech bubble burst?

Dominic Harvey, Director at CWJobs commented on the research: “Has the London tech bubble finally burst? Not quite, but Manchester is proving itself as an ever more dominant force for tech talent. The city’s strong tech educational institutions and the appealing work/life balance it offers make it an ever more viable option compared to London.

Article by: Dominic Harvey | Published: 17 October 2018

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How technology can future-proof company culture for recruiters

Thanks to technology, it’s never been easier to connect people. This is particularly relevant for the recruitment industry; meaningful connections are precisely the foundation on which the industry is built. After all, people don’t trust companies - they trust other people.

Article by: Mark McAinsh | Published: 2 September 2018

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Know your employees – the increased use of biometric technology

Good staff management often requires the services of a hard-working human resources (HR) team. But the world is changing fast and biometric technology can help HR teams to streamline the way they recruit and manage people, and even create a more engaged workforce. Contributor Grant Crow, CEO - SmilePass.

Article by: Grant Crow | Published: 6 July 2018

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EU Tech industry – a local talent vacuum

As Brexit looms, it seems that the UK is not the only country whose tech industry may be facing a local talent vacuum, with CEO’s Europe-wide struggling to locate the development expertise they need locally, or even domestically, according to a new report commissioned by digital recruitment specialists Global {M}.

Article by: Nick Waller | Published: 3 July 2018