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Will robots in the workplace increase wealth inequality?

Exposure to increased automation through robotics at work increases the risk of unemployment and decreases wealth accumulation, particularly for less educated households, finds new research from Frankfurt School of Finance & Management. 

Contributor: Peter Remon - Contributor | Published: 21 March 2023

Majority of young tech workers perceive diversity as low priority

Just 27% of tech workers aged 18-24 said that diversity is a big focus during recruitment, according to Wiley Edge’s new ‘Diversity in Tech 2022’ report. This is despite 53% of UK businesses stating that they are actively trying to address a lack of diversity on their tech teams.

Contributor: Becs Roycroft, Senior Director of Global Emerging Talent - Wiley Edge | Published: 26 February 2023

Home working is the soft target hackers are focused on

The large-scale shift to remote working and the rise of the ‘Home Office’ have significantly increased the potential for employees to fall victim to a range of security threats - with the biggest risks including a lack of communication, Bring-Your-Own-Device, and unsecured work environments, according to SoSafe.

Contributor: Dr Niklas Hellemann, CEO - SoSafe | Published: 12 February 2023

Tech sector braced for the big layoff

Tech workers are pre-empting lay-offs in 2023 and taking steps to protect their careers, according to new research by CWJobs. The survey – carried out among 2,000 UK tech workers – revealed more than half (53%) are pre-emptively applying for new jobs in case of redundancies at their firm.

Contributor: Dominic Harvey | Published: 27 January 2023

Can technology plug unfillable talent gaps?

New findings from Rackspace Technology show how ongoing issues around recruiting and retaining technical staff mean organisations are increasingly reliant on technology to fill roles and drive efficiencies 

Contributor: Rackspace Technology | Published: 26 December 2022

Fifty-five percent of organisations face digital skills shortage

55% of UK private and public sector workers say their employer is experiencing a digital skills shortage, according to new national research from Virgin Media O2 Business and Censuswide.

Contributor: Mike Smith - Virgin Media O2 Business | Published: 21 September 2022

UK falling behind US for gender equality in tech

Today, Hired, an AI-driven marketplace matching tech and sales talent with top companies, released its annual State of Wage Inequality in the Tech Industry: Hired’s 2022 Impact Report. Hired data continues to show women who are paid less also expect lower salaries than their male counterparts – even if they have the same experience. Compared to ten North American cities, London has the largest wage gap with women being offered just £0.91 for every £1.00 offered to men for the same roles. The data shows that women are underestimating themselves by citing a preferred salary that is 5% less than what men applying for the same positions ask for on average.

Contributor: Missive | Published: 1 July 2022