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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

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Guide to minimising security risks posed by wearable tech

With the international market for wearables having reached a new high in 2017 with 16.9 percent growth year on year, what impact this trend will have on the workplace as we know it. Wearable tech is becoming a part of everyday life, with more and more people relying on devices like smart watches and fitness trackers to help them make more informed lifestyle decisions.

Article by: John Williams | Published: 23 June 2018

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How to combat low technology confidence in your workplace

Workplace technology develops and transforms at an incredible pace; we see new possibilities for working each day from the latest video calling software to voice-powered assistants and virtual office spaces. Almost 50 percent of executives are planning to invest more than £10m in digital technologies and ways of working by 2020[1].

Article by: John Brett | Published: 22 June 2018

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Augmented Reality – the next big thing for HR?

Augmented reality (AR) could have a huge impact on HR, transforming long-established processes into engaging and exciting something. We live in a futuristic present, where technologies once considered worthy of science fiction are now increasingly part of our daily lives – automation, robotics, virtual reality (VR) and cloud computing to name but a few.

Article by: Jeacock | Published: 10 June 2018

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