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      • Ergonomic furniture to improve physical and mental wellbeing

        Ergonomic furniture to improve physical and mental wellbeing

        Tuesday 16th Oct 2018
        With Back Care Awareness Week fresh in the mind, businesses across the UK are continuing to be warned of the dangers of sitting uncomfortably in unsupportive chairs for prolonged periods.  A recent report by Digby Brown Solicitors revealed...Read More...
        Only 42% of UK workers now use a desktop computer

        Only 42% of UK workers now use a desktop computer

        Monday 15th Oct 2018
        The once commonplace desktop PC has been relegated to Britain’s dusty workplace store room, joining relics such as the fax machine and the landline phone. The survey of 1,013 British adults carried out by gadgets and technology e-tailer,&...Read More...
        68% businesses fail to wipe the memories of IT equipment before disposal

        68% businesses fail to wipe the memories of IT equipment before disposal

        Friday 12th Oct 2018
        Despite GDPR legislation having come into effect over four months ago, the majority of UK businesses are now risking penalties by failing to adhere to some of the rules. According to a survey of 1,002 UK workers in full or part-time employment,...Read More...
        Over 70% of consumers say environmental factors impact shopper choice

        Over 70% of consumers say environmental factors impact shopper choice

        Wednesday 10th Oct 2018
        The supermarkets’ new found environmental efforts regarding plastic waste are definitely chiming with the public according to new research from GlobalData. The company’s latest consumer survey (Sept 2018), revealed that 71.4 per cen...Read More...
        Amazon online retailer of choice for over 60% of business owners

        Amazon online retailer of choice for over 60% of business owners

        Tuesday 9th Oct 2018
        Almost two thirds of business owners would be more inclined to buy products for their company from a multinational retailer, such as Amazon, over an independent online store.  This was one of the key findings from a survey of 1,000 business dec...Read More...
        UK workers’ attention spans suffering due to tech multi-tasking

        UK workers’ attention spans suffering due to tech multi-tasking

        Wednesday 3rd Oct 2018
        The attention spans of time-poor UK workers are suffering as a result of multi-screening across their devices at work when they should be concentrating. According to a survey of 1,002 UK workers in full or part-time employment, carried out by P...Read More...
        Which colours are best for improving office productivity?

        Which colours are best for improving office productivity?

        Tuesday 2nd Oct 2018
        The psychology of colour is based on the mental and emotional effects that colour has on people. This belief has been researched extensively to discover what we feel when we are exposed to different colours on the spectrum.  From a business per...Read More...
        Why hasn’t IT embraced remote working?

        Why hasn’t IT embraced remote working?

        Monday 1st Oct 2018
        Tech City UK’s Tech Nation 2017 survey found that 50 per cent of the nation’s digital tech community believed the shortage of skilled talent was the biggest challenge facing the industry. Here, Jarek Grzeskowiak, deliv...Read More...
        55% office workers say new workplace technology would increase productivity

        55% office workers say new workplace technology would increase productivity

        Wednesday 26th Sep 2018
        New research from Econocom, a European digital services company, has revealed that over half (55%) of office workers believe access to the latest workplace technology would make them more productive. Additionally, 43 per cent said this would mak...Read More...
        Slow adoption of AI in financial services must be viewed in context

        Slow adoption of AI in financial services must be viewed in context

        Monday 24th Sep 2018
        Concerns about the speed-of-adoption of artificial intelligence (AI) amongst financial services firms should be seen in context, according to Tim Waterton, Director of UK Business at M-Files. He states that apprehensions relating to AI...Read More...
        Adopting cloud to enhance adaptability

        Adopting cloud to enhance adaptability

        Thursday 20th Sep 2018
        Ten years ago, it was common practice for businesses to pay for resources that they didn’t need and keep them in reserve for the rare occasions that they did. Here, James Bedford, Director of Infrastructure at ERP software p...Read More...
        How to retain retail staff long term

        How to retain retail staff long term

        Tuesday 18th Sep 2018
        For those old enough to remember the days before ecommerce, traditional bricks and mortar retail was a large, powerful and secure industry with an employee’s retail career often comfortably spanning 25 years or more. Nowaday...Read More...
        Brits take 1.4 weeks off work to move home

        Brits take 1.4 weeks off work to move home

        Tuesday 18th Sep 2018
        Moving home is as we know, one of the most stressful life experiences. In fact, research claims that it can be more stressful than a new job, a break-up or even divorce. Aside from the initial stress of doing viewing, there are the high costs in...Read More...
        Effective security requires collaboration between providers and IT departments

        Effective security requires collaboration between providers and IT departments

        Tuesday 18th Sep 2018
        In the UK alone, at least one organisation suffers a major data breach each day. In light of the recent slew of cybercriminal activity, organisations have become increasingly conscious of the various touchpoints throughout the business...Read More...
        Making the visitor experience count

        Making the visitor experience count

        Friday 14th Sep 2018
        Let’s set the scene. You’ve pulled up to the offices of the company you have your morning meeting with. You make your way to the building’s entrance and walk into a lobby with a waiting area, an unmanned reception and a guest sign i...Read More...
        Only 35% UK managers trained to spot mental health issues in the workplace

        Only 35% UK managers trained to spot mental health issues in the workplace

        Tuesday 11th Sep 2018
        Nearly half (45%) of managers in the UK workforce have never received training to equip them with the skills needed to spot mental health issues. A study made by Viking found that only 17 per cent of UK managers feel ‘very confident&...Read More...
        10 office hacks to improve back to work productivity

        10 office hacks to improve back to work productivity

        Monday 10th Sep 2018
        As the summer weather starts to dwindle and we all flock back from our sun-soaked vacations, it usually proves difficult to get back into the swing of things, as you find yourself sitting back at your desk and wondering just what it was you did on a ...Read More...
        How to get a better work-life balance

        How to get a better work-life balance

        Wednesday 5th Sep 2018
        Recent research has shown that two thirds of British employees are not happy with their work-life balance, yet as the workplace becomes increasingly competitive and the financial stresses of living in the city are on the rise, more of the p...Read More...
        How to design a work place for millennials

        How to design a work place for millennials

        Tuesday 28th Aug 2018
        We’re currently in a period where it’s possible for businesses to have four different generations in their workforce - silents, baby boomers, generation X and millennials. Having said that, the largest working generation is now the millen...Read More...
        How video meetings can transform mobile working

        How video meetings can transform mobile working

        Monday 20th Aug 2018
        According to the Office of National Statistics, half of the UK workforce will work remotely by 2020. But despite the many benefits of doing so, the main disadvantage of working away from the office is the lack of human interaction. Jamie Coombs,...Read More...
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