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Why are businesses failing to glean value from data?

A new survey showed a critical imbalance between self-perceived data knowledge and the skills needed to deliver business value - highlighting an overly confident workforce that are unaware of the data skills they don’t yet know.

Contributor: Richard Timperlake, VP, EMEA - Alteryx | Published: 27 July 2021

HR must align to make bigger business impact

The report by the market leader in cloud business management solutions, looks at the changing role of HR and People teams in organisations today. This edition looks more closely at how aligned HR is to business priorities, and the role People analytics and technology plays in this. 

Contributor: Jonathan Goldsmith - Sage | Published: 21 July 2021

Are we turning into professional avatars?

As a study by TWC Trends shows that 60% of workers believe that City Centres won’t recover from the pandemic for many years, Managing Director Tanya Pepin says that “60% of respondents also reported they found working in cities less attractive now.” TWC Trends looked at the impact of working in city centres after the pandemic and whilst it found that 68% of people wanted to reduce, or end, working from home, only 14% want to return to ‘the office’ as they knew it.

Contributor: Tanya Pepin, Director -TWC | Published: 9 June 2021

Huge rise in HR data decision making, second only to finance

HR departments are jostling with their Finance counterparts at the head of the race towards data-driven business decision making. New research by data-science consultancy Peak Indicators suggests that 61% of HR departments use data in most decisions. They are second only to Finance teams (67%), and far ahead of the least data-driven department - Sales (39%).

Contributor: Antony Heljula, Technical Director - Peak Indicators | Published: 3 April 2021

The price of poor payroll on engagement

Research from IRIS Software Group (IRIS), one of the UK’s largest software companies, has found the UK’s small businesses are struggling to manage payroll for their staff during the pandemic, and it is impacting business performance. 

Contributor: Nick Gregory, Chief Marketing Officer - IRIS Software Group | Published: 4 January 2021

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Zoology tops dream careers list

The majority of Brits voted STEM jobs as the most aspirational ‘dream careers’*, in a recent survey commissioned by leading social learning platform, FutureLearn.com.

Contributor: Susannah Belcher, Chief Data and Revenue Officer - FutureLearn | Published: 12 August 2020

Free COVID symptom tracker App – Guys & St Thomas’ Hospitals release

Please share with your colleagues, associates, friends and family - Guys & St Thomas’ Hospitals have released a free COVID symptom tracker App which is available now. By using this app you're contributing to advancing vital research on COVID-19.

Contributor: Dr Tim Spector, Professor of Genetic Epidemiology - King’s College London & Director of TwinsUK | Published: 26 March 2020

Failure to put employees at heart of data strategy costing £10bn in lost productivity

Data is a gold mine that can fuel a culture of innovation and growth. However, when employees struggle to make sense of data, productivity and business value can be affected. The survey of 1,000 UK employees found that each year companies lose an average of almost an entire working week (34 hours) per employee each year due to procrastination and sick leave due to stress resulting from information, data and technology issues. This is costing British firms over £10 billion in lost productivity every single year.

Contributor: Sanjeev Vohra, group technology officer and global lead - Accenture’s Data Business Group | Published: 8 February 2020

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Security risks caused by casual, collaborative communication

The UK workforce is increasingly putting its trust in these platforms to conduct business. The survey revealed that 33 percent have sent customer information via these platforms, 25 percent have shared personnel information such as HR and pay details

Contributor: Jonathan Christensen | Published: 8 October 2019