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Video analysis could revolutionise manufacturing – but privacy must come first

Intelligent video systems can offer much more than simply surveillance as an anti-theft measure. It can instead gather useful data about patterns, trends and anomalies in manufacturing procedures and employees’ activities, which can lead to safer workplaces and more efficient processes. But...


Editor’s Question: Why should SMEs focus spending on mental health initiatives?

The mental health of employees has, quite rightly, been more of a consideration for employers since the pandemic. Clare Price, Director of Clinical Services, Onebright, explains how mental health is not black and white, it is a grey area, which is why there is no one size fits all policy for...


For the sake of the next generation, let’s get back to the office 

There’s a lot to be learned from working in the office, says Quentin Bosman, a Customer Success Lead for workplace platform, Envoy. Some companies have told employers to return to the office following the COVID-19 pandemic, while others have opted for a hybrid working arrangement and of...


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...


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