Brexit has already caused banks to move head counts away from UK

Brexit has already caused banks to move head counts away from UK

A new report published by Information Services Group (ISG) claims that UK banks are already moving headcount out of the UK and building new centres of excellence in other EU countries. The reason it suggests is because Brexit is likely to disrupt the UK and Europe applications development and maintenance (ADM) services markets in the […]

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Friday finds: the best workplace stories from this week

Friday finds: the best workplace stories from this week

Technologies won’t replace good management Is this the RFP – or just another country? The way hunter-gatherers share food shows how cooperation evolved The future of human work is perpetual beta The most plausible cause of wellbeing decline is screen time The gig economy isn’t going to be the future of work The new era […]

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Microsoft unveils new Surface devices, headphones, and software updates

Microsoft unveils new Surface devices, headphones, and software updates

Microsoft expanded its Surface family of devices with Surface Headphones, Surface Laptop 2, Surface Studio 2 and Surface Pro 6, designed to offer more performance and productivity enabling people to achieve more. The devices seamlessly fade into the background, empowering people to work without interruptions to their creative flow, whenever and wherever inspirations strikes.

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Third of UK workers claim they are not given the flexibility and support required to do their job

Third of UK workers claim they are not given the flexibility and support required to do their job

A third of UK workers believe they are not given the flexibility and support they need to do their job properly, according to a YouGov survey commissioned by HR and payroll supplier MHR to coincide with National Work Life Week. The survey of 1174 UK employees, which questioned their  thoughts about their employers and company […]

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Half of workers admit tech multi-tasking affects concentration

Half of workers admit tech multi-tasking affects concentration

At the Smart Working summit last week, one of the speakers was asked his opinion on the growing acceptance of people using Smartphones, laptops and tablets during meetings. He replied that the fact workers are expected to plough through so many emails a day, it’s hardly surprising that people are now more likely to check […]

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First impressions count when it comes to office reception areas

First impressions count when it comes to office reception areas

Two out of every five people (40 percent) claim their perception of a company or brand has been negatively affected by their experience in the corporate lobby or reception area. Of 2,000 US and UK office workers surveyed in Proxyclick’s annual ‘Office Worker Bugbears’ survey, over 70 per cent (71.48 percent) cited unfriendly receptionists, followed […]

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UK workers say menial tasks override GDPR compliance in their office

UK workers say menial tasks override GDPR compliance in their office

The majority (86 percent) of UK office workers claim they are more likely to be told off for forgetting to do menial tasks, like emptying or loading the dishwater and keeping their workplace tidy, than complying with GDPR policies, according to a new poll which assessed whether GDPR is being taken seriously by UK office […]

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It’s better for you to be busy + A new era for commercial property? + Changing behaviour by design

It’s better for you to be busy + A new era for commercial property? + Changing behaviour by design

In this week’s Newsletter; The commercial property sector heads off in a new direction; why busier people tend to look after themselves more; executives love Big Data but have no idea what to do with it; procrastination isn’t all bad – read why right now, don’t put it off; changing benhaviour by design isn’t as easy […]

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The horrors and harmonies of workplace hierarchy

The horrors and harmonies of workplace hierarchy

I am a child of the seventies, and one of my favourite shows when I was just a tyke was The Jeffersons. For those not familiar with The Jeffersons, it was about a black family in New York City who had, through ambition and entrepreneurship, ‘made it to the top’. George Jefferson, the patriarch, was […]

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Shakespeare, steampunk and our immersion in tech soup

Shakespeare, steampunk and our immersion in tech soup

Technology is always remarkable in its own time, indistinguishable from magic for an increasingly fleeting moment before the stardust fades and it becomes mundane, subverted by our unintended uses, its own unintended consequences and the very way it inveigles itself into the background of our existence, blurring identities, changing the way we view ourselves and […]

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Shift to agile working held back by ageing technology

Shift to agile working held back by ageing technology

The digital transformation of organisations and a shift to agile working is being held back by a reluctance to invest in new technology, according to a new report from Citrix and Capita.  The Workplace agility report claims that legacy applications are delaying digital transformation of the entire organisation for more than half of respondents (56 […]

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We need to take a scientific approach to the potential impact of AI

We need to take a scientific approach to the potential impact of AI

Should we be afraid of artificial intelligence? For me, this is a simple question with an even simpler, two letter answer: no. But not everyone agrees – many people, including the late physicist Stephen Hawking, have raised concerns that the rise of powerful AI systems could spell the end for humanity. Clearly, your view on whether AI […]

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