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Tech and digital experience woes lead to £2.1 billion loss for UK businesses

New research of 2,000 UK hybrid workers has revealed the scale of lost time and money businesses are experiencing as they undergo the post-pandemic shift to a hybrid model. The survey, from workforce analytics specialist, Scalable Software, finds an average of 6.96 hours per week are wasted...


Employing trouble? HR teams emerge as key targets for cyberattack

Some professions are more susceptible to cyberattacks than others. Regardless of the type of business and the security protocols in place, cyberattackers will seek out a company’s weak spots. HR professionals have been thrown into the deep end due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Staff furloughs,...


Creating a platform for any type of assessment for organisations around the globe

With 30-years’ experience developing item banking and assessment delivery systems for some of the biggest international examination boards, the Minerva team has now channelled that knowledge into creating a complete, end-to-end assessment system. Simon Beeston, Director of Assessment,...


British workers have picked up at least two new career driven rituals during lockdown

A new study by Hitachi Capital Business Finance of 1,500 British workers in small businesses revealed that 74% have developed new rituals during lockdown, with the average worker picking up at least two new habits. The most common habit was spending significantly more time developing their online...


Age-divide determines whether small businesses will return to the office or work from home

New research from Hitachi Capital Business Finance reveals that older small business owners will continue with hybrid and home working, while younger small business owners seem raring to get back to a bustling office in the next six months. Bosses aged over 45 were found to be nearly twice as...


Most enterprises facing shortage in IT skills to maintain and manage ageing systems

Concerns around the global IT skills shortage continue to rage on, according to Advanced’s latest annual report on mainframe modernisation. The IT services provider has revealed that 89% of large enterprises worldwide are worried they won’t have access to the right IT talent to...


Employees who argued with IT department about updates were allowed to use current versions

Twenty-one percent of local employees have previously had a dispute with IT staff about the importance or frequency of updating their work devices. Surprisingly, IT teams tend to agree with such demands and let 47% of staff skip installing updates on certain software or OS at all. This was...


SMEs need HR tech to thrive in the new normal

HR departments need to embrace and recognise the benefits of optimising and enhancing internal process, said Ayman Kattan, Chief People Officer at Bayzat. He explains how digitally transforming HR processes is a business imperative. Between chasing every prospect and opportunity, extracting the...


How to embrace the evolving role of the HR department as remote work becomes the norm

Automation and technology are changing the way we all work, especially in light of the restrictions placed upon many of us, due to the pandemic. The HR department is not immune to these changes, many of which are here to stay, and has had to adjust and embrace the introduction of new technology...


Ensuring remote working policies are up-to-date

The pandemic forced companies of all sizes to adopt a remote working policy. Thanks to technology and Digital Transformation, SMEs did not need to be left behind and were able to ensure their employees could work from home. Even as lockdowns lift, many companies are choosing to continue to work...


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