Magazine Button

Workforce Management

Average pay gap between men and women in the UK increases

The average pay disparity between male and female UK full time workers has stretched to 8.3% according to The Office for National Statistics (ONS). The ONS revealed that this is up from 7.7% in April 2021, although it is down from 9% in April 2019. The stats show that the gender pay gap is at...


How does global infrastructure take SMEs across borders? 

Pranav Sood, Interim Global Head of Marketing at Workiva, talks to us about the role that global infrastructure plays in international expansion plans and enabling SMEs to take advantage of global business opportunities.  The world in 2022 is more global and more digital than ever...


Experts discuss how employers can help young people start their careers

Nearly three-quarters of young people – aged between 15 and 24 in 92 countries – are off-track to acquire the skills needed for employment, according to a new report published today by the Education Commission and UNICEF and supported by Generation Unlimited.  Recovering...


Experts discuss the four-day workweek

Workers are calling for more from their employers to help them shift from surviving to thriving, prioritising flexibility along with factors such as trust, purpose and well-being, according to new research from  ManpowerGroup  and  Thrive.  The research, part of...


Tight hiring market sees start-ups channel investment funding toward tech recruitment 

More than half (54%) of start-up businesses who have secured PE or VC funding in the past 12 months invested capital in recruitment – up from 37%of those who received their latest funding round between three and five years ago (prior to the pandemic).  According to Robert Half’s...


Almost half of office workers willing to resign from their jobs  

According to a new study commissioned by UiPath – a leading enterprise automation software company – the majority of office workers are feeling increased pressure at work due to colleagues resigning in the past year. As a result, 43% of UK respondents say they would...


Why should SMEs consider office sharing in the new business world 

For many SMEs who lease an office, being tied into a contract may seem costly, but one solution could be the rise in shared office space. Karl Breeze, CEO at Matrix Booking, outlines the benefits of shared offices and gives practical steps for adoption and showcases how SMEs can manage their...


Experts discuss the risks of remote working  

Over the last two years, SMEs have seen a significant shift as many moved to remote working. However, with that comes increased cyber-risks. We spoke to three experts about how remote working has impacted SMEs and how they can combat these cyberthreats.   Surya Varanasi, CTO,...


Cost of living crisis and employee burnout causes worker flight risk for British businesses 

Employment Hero has found that British small businesses are facing a rocky road ahead as only 40% of employees feel fairly paid for their work and over half of the workforce have a work-life balance that is average or poor. The research, which surveyed over 2,000 employees, also found...


American office workers are demanding more flexible working conditions 

New research has revealed that almost half (49%) of American office workers aged between 25-34 – commonly referred to as Generation Y – are ready to walk away from their job and look for new opportunities if flexibility is not provided by their employer.  It is surprising then...


Browse our latest issue

Intelligent SME.tech

View Magazine Archive