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Disconnect in digital workplaces working against DEI progress

With over 20 years-experience in workplace best practice and a recent Net Promoter Score (NPS) of 69.2, DWG’s insights are valued across the world of business. The second and third in the series of reports will cover ‘Forging digital ethics’ and ‘Prioritizing digital accessibility’.

Contributor: Shimrit Janes - DWG | Published: 17 February 2023

Digital transformation will impact one-in-six employees

Research conducted on behalf of Proactis has found that one in six employees at major UK businesses are being asked to learn new skills in order to deliver digital business models, with 91% of the UK’s major business leaders set to refocus, redeploy, reskill or upskill their workforce in line with the digitisation of business processes.

Contributor: Ilija Ugrinic, UK Market Director - Proactis | Published: 29 June 2022

Bad employee cybersecurity habits leaving businesses at risk

45% stated they felt unconcerned about a cyber-attack as their employers should ensure they have insurance in place to cover any related losses. These findings emphasise the complacent attitudes employees have towards their role in keeping the workplace safe. 

Contributor: Superscript | Published: 14 May 2022

2022 can be the year for untapping opportunity

Creative work is no longer the remit of design, it spans every department, and is instrumental in enabling a successful customer journey. Creatives may no longer have to fight for their seat at the table, but Adobe’s The Future of Creative Experiences research reveals they do have to fight for the time to do what they do best — creating experiences that earn trust, lifetime loyalty with customers, as well as great business outcomes.

Contributor: Jada Balster, Head of International Marketing - Adobe Workfront, | Published: 19 January 2022

Employees have raised expectations about organisational transformation

Due to the significant workplace technology changes brought on by the pandemic, more than half (53%) of employers plan extensive organisational transformation in the next two years. According to the report, Technology change is business change from the Reward & Employee Benefits Association (REBA) and Mercer Marsh Benefits (MMB), many employers see the importance of ensuring their workforce have the right skills to successfully build sustainable organisations fit for the future. More than half (53%) have already brought in key talent to drive this change, with 41% still planning to do so over the next couple of years.

Contributor: Debi O'Donovan (REBA) and Lisa Lyons (Mercer) | Published: 2 December 2021

The digital transformation dilemma: employees want pandemic-era tech to stay

“COVID-19 turned the world of work upside down and clearly forced the digital transformation hand in a very short period of time,” said Peter Harte, group VP, EMEA, UKG. “Some organisations were simply trying to survive – and still are – but others have been thriving. One year later, organisations are seeing the fruits of their digital transformation labour and it’s now imperative to have a technology roadmap to aid them in thriving throughout the remainder of 2021 and into the future to keep pace with developments to not only protect their bottom line, but also meet the needs of their people and customers.”

Contributor: Peter Harte, group VP, EMEA - UKG | Published: 17 April 2021

UK workers eager to upskill due to automation – but are given few opportunities

New research out today from PwC reveals that, despite an appetite and willingness to learn new skills in the face of increasing automation, many UK workers are not being offered upskilling opportunities by their employers, which is leading to mistrust and fear of automation and technology. 

Contributor: Carol Stubbings | Published: 24 September 2019