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Why a happy workforce is at the centre of a successful business

While small businesses owners clearly recognise the value of HR, it can also be a department which is complex and difficult to manage. Alan Price, CEO of BrightHR, tells Intelligent SME.tech about how BrightHR set out to change that, discusses his own career journey and highlights how...


How cloud services and flexible networks can bolster Business Continuity

As the pandemic settles, small and medium-size businesses are struggling to get back on their feet. This is due to the intense Digital Transformation over the past year. Oshadha Ranaweera, Manager for Connectivity Services WAN and ISP, Somerville addresses this and talks to Intelligent SME.tech...


Xero adds Expenses functionality to Xero Me app

Xero has announced a reimagined version of Xero Me, its employee self-service app which now comes with integrated Expenses technology.  By integrating the award-winning Xero Expenses technology right into Xero Me, employees of small businesses using Xero Payroll in Australia, New Zealand and...


Using technology to adapt and thrive in challenging times

Amol Mitra, Vice President and General Manager, Global Small and Medium Business at Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company (AM) and Jacob Chacko, Regional Director, Middle East, Saudi & South Africa (MESA), at Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company (JC), tell us how SMEs can use...


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...


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...


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...


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...


Editor’s Question: How will HR roles be impacted by automation and technology?

Automation in HR will remove repetitive and mundane tasks, giving HR professionals more time to focus on tasks which need a human touch and creativity. But as Christine Park, Chief People Officer at Sitecore, pointed out – automation cannot be discussed without someone expressing a concern...


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