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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

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HR teams are failing to capitalise on digital opportunities 

Although the internet age is firmly upon us, new research has revealed that almost three quarters (68 percent) of HR departments in the UK are not using internet marketing to their full advantage when advertising job vacancies.

Contributor: Gareth Hoyle | Published: 22 May 2019

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Developing a digital culture is 2018’s biggest challenge 

Researchers interviewed 170 HR executives from small and large companies. They found that companies are struggling to integrate new technological roles with those already present (48 percent), beat competition to attract talent (43 percent) and plan relevant training to up-skill staff (37 percent).

Contributor: Fiorella Crespi | Published: 26 September 2018

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Huge digital HR skills gap revealed

New research from HR consultants AdviserPlus has revealed that 76 percent of HR professionals believe there is a shortage of digital talent within the industry. The survey, which asked 200 HR professionals their opinions about the concept of digital HR, found there was an apparent skill gap in HR staff comfortable with using technology.

Contributor: Nick Bradley | Published: 13 August 2018

Smartphone dependency – it’s a thing

Workers in the meetings industry have revealed a heavy dependency on digital devices, claiming they would feel disconnected if they were denied access to them for just one day. Contributor David Chapple, Group Event Director - The Meetings Show. A survey* carried out by The Meetings Show found that 73 percent of meetings professionals would feel anxious if they didn't have access to their smartphone or another digital device for 24 hours, while 79 percent fear that not having a smartphone or laptop when out of the office for travel or meetings would have a negative impact on their job.

Contributor: David Chapple | Published: 16 May 2018

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Broadband firms must ditch ‘misleading’ speed ads

The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has announced from that, from May 2018, broadband firms will no longer be able to advertise their services based on the speeds that only a few customers get. “Providers now have to use the average speeds achieved at peak time by 50 percent of customers – but why do we have to wait five months for it to come into effect?"

Contributor: Dave Millett | Published: 17 December 2017