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Impact of coronavirus: “deskless workers” mental health under strain

The research also found that many employers have not provided frontline workers with the training and direction they need to effectively do their job during the crisis – as cited by 39% of essential deskless workers. This could be due to a number of factors, including challenges around keeping up with fast-evolving government guidelines.

Contributor: Erik Fjellborg, CEO - Quinyx | Published: 8 June 2020

Revealed: HR’s essential priority list for future planning

When lockdown hit the UK in March 2020, organisations were immediately forced to reassess their way of working. Since then, people across the country have adopted different ways such as pay cuts, furlough and reduced hours to support these changes. So how can HR prepare for the future if we don’t know what lies ahead?

Contributor: Rachel Mudd, XCD and Zoe Wilson, Director and ReThink HR | Published: 7 June 2020

UK decision makers are wasting time on valueless tasks

On average, business and IT decision makers from UK organisations waste 27% of their time at work on tasks that do not add critical value. This is according to Vanson Bourne research commissioned by Dropbox...

Contributor: Adrienne Gormley, Head of EMEA - Dropbox | Published: 12 March 2020

Prepared for the digital/human hybrid workforce?

HfS Research and leading AI firm, IPsoft have today released a report outlining the five critical requirements for designing a hybrid workforce made up of digital and human employees. The report, based upon business leaders’ real experiences of using AI, looks at best practices for deploying automation and cognitive AI to maximise business value.

Contributor: Chetan Dube, Founder and CEO - IPsoft | Published: 2 March 2020

Female entrepreneurs still underrepresented across the UK

The research was carried out by Paymentsense, and the figures also suggest that just over a third (34 percent) of UK SMEs are now female-run, an increase on 2017 data which reported that only 19 percent of UK small businesses were led by women*

Contributor: Jacqueline Gallazzi-Ritchie | Published: 24 November 2019

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Pulling a cracker, and still thinking about work?

With the holiday season imminent, employers will have to be acutely aware of the sentiment across the workforce and judge how they can maintain the right balance for their employees. These are the results of a survey of five thousand employees in Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom.

Contributor: Fiona McKee | Published: 21 December 2018

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Companies under-prepared for political and natural disasters overseas

Some employers may believe that a political or natural disaster is only likely to occur in traditionally high-risk regions, but this is not the case. The change in political dynamics means that volatility can happen anywhere in the world. Contributor Sarah Dennis, Head of international - The Health Insurance Group.

Contributor: Sarah Dennis | Published: 18 October 2018

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5 percent Club welcomes 300th MEMBER

Amey commits to 5 percent of its workforce in “earn and learn” positions by 2023 and encourages industry peers to do the same. Amey is proud to become The 5 percent Club’s 300th member, pledging to work towards a minimum 5 percent of its UK workforce enrolled in “earn and learn” positions within five years.

Contributor: Andy Milner | Published: 22 June 2018