SMEs in the HR & recruitment sector find themselves among the most vulnerable in the UK according to a new report. Payroll fraud, recruitment scams, corporate espionage – cyber-attackers have found numerous routes into organisations via HR and their recruitment agencies.
Published: 31 January 2020
Conventional wisdom has it that large companies always have the resources and ‘know-how’ to compete. Yet in an age of disruption, many larger businesses are struggling to digitally transform at the pace, a new joint report from CBI and Oracle
Published: 8 November 2019
Developers’ happiness is hugely affected by their age, gender and the rigour of the recruitment process, new research shows. The industry is steeped in issues, as nearly half of the developers surveyed are unsure they’ll be working for the same company in just two years.
Published: 2 October 2019
The percentage of women working in IT has declined over the past 20 years despite efforts to encourage more women into careers in STEM. That is according to an analysis of working trends by the Association of Professional Staffing Companies (APSCo), which is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year.
Published: 8 September 2019
The findings come from one of the largest ever global studies of tech and digital workers, surveying 27,000 experts by management consultancy, Boston Consulting Group and leading UK job board Totaljobs as part of global talent hub The Network.
Published: 6 August 2019
The survey* shows that 52 percent of HR leaders in the sector said their firms’ expansion plans are being primarily driven by a desire to hire talented workers in international markets. The findings chime with evidence of a wider skills shortage in the UK tech sector.
Published: 28 July 2019
The top five workplace IT issues reported by UK workers were: slow running equipment (34 percent), internet connectivity issues (27 percent), cyber breaches (19 percent), additional equipment such as printers and scanners not working (11 percent), and finally, outdated hardware (9 percent).
Published: 3 June 2019
The UK's hidden economy, made up of those who do not pay the correct amount of tax on their income, costs the UK over £5bn in revenue each year. This hidden economy is made up of ‘ghosts' who keep all their income hidden, and ‘moonlighters' who only declare some of their income to HMRC and keep the rest without paying.
Published: 19 May 2019
A year on from this scandal and we are beginning to see data privacy regulations such as the EU’s GDPR and California’s CCPA rolled out across a variety of countries. These regulations are set to change how companies build data and AI applications and services – and for the better.
Published: 22 March 2019
“In contrast to in-house IT staff, these contractors and small business owners generally manage between two and five clients and so they have the added concern of balancing each of their clients’ individual needs, causing stress to multiply.”
Published: 4 February 2019