By Richard Jackson, founder of Watch My Competitor Chess was once thought to be a game of logic and creativity that only humans could master. However, in 1997 a computer managed to beat one of the world’s greatest chess players, and the standard view of human capabilities and automated capabilities was challenged. Leap forward […]
By Julian Leybourne, Founder and CEO, ICON Training Being able to adapt, change and be nimble has become increasingly important for any 21st century business, even those in more traditional or regulated sectors. It is vital to constantly look at new and improved ways to offer something that is relevant and beneficial for customers, […]
By Alessandro Porro, vice president of international at Ipswitch Twenty nations will do battle this autumn for the greatest prize in rugby union, the Webb Ellis Cup. However, a combination of the timing of the games and a trend towards device duplicity amongst staff is brewing up trouble for IT infrastructures this autumn. Group […]
By Celia Donne, Global Operations Director at Regus From a riverboat to sleeping on a construction site, business people globally report that business travel is not always plain sailing It is not all five star hotels and a life of luxury when it comes to business travel, with levels of accommodation spanning from mud […]
By Mandy Garner, Editor, WorkingMums.co.uk This year’s survey by WorkingMums shows that over a fifth of mums have had to switch jobs due to a flexible working request being rejected. Over half of these said they felt the reasons given were unjustified. The survey also shows a huge number of women are thinking of starting […]
By Helen Taylor, Head of HR at Instant Group According to the HSE, 39% of all work related illnesses in 2013-14 were caused by work stress, depression or anxiety which can cause early burnout. Achieving a better work/life balance is essential to ensure you can give your all at work, while still enjoying personal time […]
By Alan Price, HR director at Peninsula Personal and romantic relationships at work are an inevitable by-product of the amount of time we spend and dedicate to our professional lives. Our colleagues are the people that we engage with most on a daily basis, so it comes as no surprise that the lines between professional and […]
As technology constantly changes, so do our workplaces. Remote working is a rising trend and an increasing number of companies are designing a digital workplace
Talent is the lifeblood of any organisation and young talent has the potential to transform how a company does business. I will discuss how businesses can seize this challenge.
If employees have personal issues outside of work, productivity often suffers with them being distracted and worried. But how could an employee benefits package help?
The performance, talent and skills of zero hours contract staff can be managed, and ROI realised, by the introduction of cloud-based ways of identifying and retaining high performers.
In the run up to the recent general election, zero-hours contracts became a hot topic. Some held them up as an example of the free market gone mad; others defended the flexibility and increased employment opportunities they offer. The truth, as is often the case, lies somewhere in between these two scenarios.