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Majority of workers enjoy collaboration in the workplace and would like to do it more  

New research has found that despite 75% of businesses reviewing their structure to adapt to new ways of working, less than half of workers believe their organisation will change its approach to collaboration. A further 28% feel their organisation should change the way it collaborates but do not...


Consumers want more transparency on how businesses handle their data 

Cisco published its 2022 Consumer Privacy Survey – an annual global review of consumers’ perceptions and behaviours on data privacy. This year’s survey highlights the critical need for further transparency as consumers say their top priority is for organisations to be more...


Resilient SMEs target turnover growth 

Resilient UK SMEs are expecting to grow or maintain turnover over the next 12 months despite the emerging economic challenges and cost increases, new research from Paragon Bank has found.   A survey of over 1,000 SMEs, conducted by Opinium on behalf of Paragon, has found that despite...


86% of HR managers think their training provisions could be improved 

New research among HR managers and ‘deskless’ workers, including those in the hospitality, retail and construction industries, has revealed that 86% of HR heads and 69% of employees believe there is room for improvement when it comes to their employer’s approach to training and...


Entrepreneurs encouraged to share working realities on social media 

Following the rise in popularity of ‘expectations versus reality’ social media hashtags which have been used 255,000 times on Instagram and received 1.1 billion views on TikTok, The Accountancy Partnership is challenging SME owners to join in and share their experiences of...


Three in five marketers in MEA lack confidence in their data 

To spot sudden, disruptive changes in customer and market behaviour, modern marketers need high-velocity data marketing, according to a new report by the Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) Council and GfK. These data systems need to be agile and adaptable with the ability to acquire real-time,...


Survey reveals the top priority for Australian MSP businesses 

Access4 has announced the results of a survey it conducted among Australian managed service providers (MSP), looking at their challenges and priorities for the year ahead, with many placing modernisation as their top concern. Intelligent SME.tech found out more…  The modernisation of...


Consumers are still shopping at small businesses despite costs 

Consumers are still shopping at small businesses despite the cost-of-living increases, new research by GoCompare has revealed.  A recent poll by the insurance comparison site found that over three-quarters (78%) of UK adults back small shops, showing their support for independent...


One in five SMEs unable to access external finance 

More than one in five (22%) small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) that needed external finance and/or capital over the last couple of years were unable to access it. Indeed, over a quarter (27%) have had to stop or pause an area of their business because of a lack of finance. This is...


Canadian small businesses face continued struggles from pandemic headwinds 

New research by Payments Canada has revealed that Canadian small businesses continue to navigate through financial, operational and payment-related challenges since the pandemic broke out. The new study, the Payments Behaviour Tracker – Business Survey (Wave 1, 2022), explores the trends,...


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