Artificial Intelligence will positively impact accountancy, according to accountants themselves

Artificial Intelligence will positively impact accountancy, according to accountants themselves

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For many, the thought of adopting artificial intelligence (AI) in the workplace is a daunting prospect. But it seems that the majority of chartered accountants believe it will, in fact, have a positive effect on the industry. According to research conducted by CABA, the charity supporting the wellbeing of chartered accountants and their families, 52 […]

Coworking continues to reshape property markets worldwide

Coworking continues to reshape property markets worldwide

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Against a global backdrop of diminishing business confidence and a weaker outlook for economic growth, a robust labour market in the world’s largest economies continues to underpin demand for office space with high employment levels prevalent across a number of major markets. Demand continues to be driven by the knowledge economy, with the coworking boom […]

Two thirds of people with fixed hours want flexible working

Two thirds of people with fixed hours want flexible working

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Two thirds (65 percent) of office workers that don’t currently have options for flexible working claim that they would be more motivated and productive in their jobs if given the option to choose their working hours, according to a new poll from coworking company, The Brew by rent24.  The poll also claims that only 18 […]

Spotting the best features of recruitment websites

Spotting the best features of recruitment websites

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The job market can be competitive, even when the UK is experiencing all-time unemployment lows. In fact, the UK’s unemployment rate hasn’t been this good since the mid 1970s. This doesn’t mean that those in search of a job should ease off. There are now more ways than ever before to look for and apply […]

Freelancers and the self-employed need holidays too

Freelancers and the self-employed need holidays too

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Taking time off improves the work performance of freelancers, a new study from IPSE (the Association of Independent Professionals and the Self-Employed) claims. The research suggests that almost two-thirds of freelancers believe taking holiday improves their work performance in some way. Asked what advantages came with taking more time off, 63 percent said it improved […]

London is the most productive region in the UK

London is the most productive region in the UK

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London is the most productive region in the UK, followed by the South East and Scotland according to new research from the the University of Durham Business School. Economists Professor Richard Harris and Professor John Moffat conducted the research and also found that the least productive region was Wales, with London having productivity levels over […]

Two-thirds of people say work damages their mental health

Two-thirds of people say work damages their mental health

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A new survey from CV-Library suggests that the UK’s professionals have a problematic relationship with work, with three-quarters  (74.2 percent) claiming that their job is damaging their mental health. The research, which surveyed over 2,000 professionals, claims that four in ten (43.9 percent) workers even consider resigning from their job because of this, with a […]

London demand for tech skills threatens new North-South divide

London demand for tech skills threatens new North-South divide

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A new analysis of the UK’s jobs market by Accenture claims that despite growing opportunities in other cities, London has increasingly greater demand for talent in emerging technologies than ten other UK cities combined. According to the report,  there are currently 422,000 UK-based professionals with skills in emerging technologies such as data analytics, artificial intelligence, […]

Finalists of SBID Awards announced

Finalists of SBID Awards announced

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The finalists of the SBID International Design Awards 2019 have now been revealed. Amongst the contenders this year are practices such as G.A group, Concorde BGW Group, Scott Brownrigg and Clive Wilkinson Architects. Projects include the Redbull Offices and Warner Music Group (pictured). Entries were received from 48 countries including the United Kingdom, Switzerland, Qatar, […]

Stress of extra Summer workloads can be overwhelming

Stress of extra Summer workloads can be overwhelming

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Over a third of workers feel extreme pressure or even experience panic attacks when taking on their colleagues’ workloads over the Summer, a new study from Cornerstone OnDemand claims. The study of over 2,000 UK adults, claims that 81 percent of Brits will take on a colleague’s workload in their absence. Furthermore, while taking on […]

Wellbeing challenge known to firms, but they need to up their game

Wellbeing challenge known to firms, but they need to up their game

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A new white paper from Aon argues that while the vast majority of employers are aware of a range of wellbeing issues, they often don’t act in appropriate ways to address poor health behaviours and chronic medical conditions. The white paper Prevention Is Better Than Cure (registration) claims that 95 percent of employers see a […]

Businesses should focus on the greater good of people and society

Businesses should focus on the greater good of people and society

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Modern corporations should work in the best interests of society and people rather than focusing primarily on making money for shareholders as they may have in the past, according to an influential group of chief executives. The body Business Roundtable, which represents the heads of some of America’s largest companies, including Apple, Amazon and Exxon […]

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