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        Our editorial board comprises a specialist group of leading industry figures who, in conjunction with the oen editorial team, identify the main drivers of the industry helping to produce regular, thought provoking opinion pieces on the latest issues, challenges and developments.

      • Why standing makes meetings more productive

        Why standing makes meetings more productive

        Friday 10th May 2019
        The negative effects of sitting down for long periods has become common knowledge in offices over recent years. To counter concerns, ergonomic changes by HR professionals and office managers have led ...Read More...
        IT employment makes up nearly 1 in 10 of all UK jobs

        IT employment makes up nearly 1 in 10 of all UK jobs

        Thursday 9th May 2019
        Employers across the UK posted job openings for more than 162,000 core IT positions in Q1 2019, according to an analysis by CompTIA, the trade association for the global technology industry. IT positions accounted for 9 per cent of all UK job p...Read More...
        Richmond best London borough for career driven women

        Richmond best London borough for career driven women

        Tuesday 7th May 2019
        The latest research by Cuckooz Nest, a flexible workspace with integrated creche facilities, has looked at where across the capital is home to the highest proportion of women in work and what professions are leading the drive.   Data from ...Read More...
        55% businesses still use unencrypted removable devices

        55% businesses still use unencrypted removable devices

        Friday 3rd May 2019
        Unencrypted USB devices are still widely used by businesses despite the fact that unsecured data could lead to GDPR fines. New research, conducted by global security company ESET, and Kingston Technology, shows that 55 per cent of business don’...Read More...
        How to recognise work addiction in the workplace

        How to recognise work addiction in the workplace

        Thursday 2nd May 2019
        As technology makes it increasingly easy to push beyond the 9-5, Lucinda Pullinger, Global Head of HR at Instant Offices explores how employees and business owners alike can recognise the difference between committed working habits and work...Read More...
        A year since GDPR: Half of UK businesses still can’t manage data

        A year since GDPR: Half of UK businesses still can’t manage data

        Tuesday 30th Apr 2019
        Splunk Inc. has released research that shows organisations are ignoring potentially valuable data and don’t have the resources they need to take advantage of it. The research reveals that although business executives recognise the value of...Read More...
        Boring isn’t an option: adding flair to your office

        Boring isn’t an option: adding flair to your office

        Wednesday 24th Apr 2019
        When you think of what the office might be like at an accountancy firm or insurance company, your first thought may be less than inspiring with very little excitement. But the truth is, those who take office design seriously don’t follow this a...Read More...
        Optimising the print estate through data analysis and reporting

        Optimising the print estate through data analysis and reporting

        Wednesday 24th Apr 2019
        We are creating 2.5 quintillion bytes of data every day, and as the volume of data increases so do the complexities of using that data for reporting. Response times and granularity can both be impacted as systems struggle to process large quanti...Read More...
        How to recognise the signs before you’re burned out

        How to recognise the signs before you’re burned out

        Monday 15th Apr 2019
        According to HSE, around 15.4 million working days we lost in 12 months due to work-related stress or anxiety last year, with 23 per cent of full-time employees admitting to feeling burned out at work all the time. Lucinda Pullinger, Global Head of ...Read More...
        4 in 6 UK employees work around 6.3 unpaid hours a week

        4 in 6 UK employees work around 6.3 unpaid hours a week

        Friday 12th Apr 2019
        66 per cent of UK employees work an average of 6.3 hours per week without pay, with around 22 per cent admitting to working more than 10 unpaid hours over five days according to a new report by ADP.   The proliferation of digital devices m...Read More...
        Bespoke furniture vital for coworking success

        Bespoke furniture vital for coworking success

        Thursday 4th Apr 2019
        As the working world evolves and more professionals move away from the rigours of 9-5 work in drab and dull offices, there is now increasing demand for communal working spaces. Coworking offers an office environment for small businesses and self-empl...Read More...
        30% organisations using Office 365 report ‘Poor’ governance readiness

        30% organisations using Office 365 report ‘Poor’ governance readiness

        Tuesday 2nd Apr 2019
        Nearly one-third (30%) of Microsoft Office 365 users indicate that the overall state of governance readiness within their organisations is ‘poor’. That’s according to a survey conducted by Spanning Cloud Apps LLC and ...Read More...
        Productivity takes a hit with daylight savings

        Productivity takes a hit with daylight savings

        Monday 1st Apr 2019
        Research compiled by software firm, OpenGenius points to lacklustre productivity this week after the clocks went forward at the weekend. This research emphasises how important it is that both employees and employers are doing the best they can to op...Read More...
        Almost half of financial services workers struggle to find documents or information

        Almost half of financial services workers struggle to find documents or information

        Wednesday 27th Mar 2019
        New research from M-Files has revealed that almost half of financial services professionals (47%) regularly experience challenges when searching systems for documents or information. For sub-sectors within financial services, such as wealth...Read More...
        Retail bosses losing points for productivity

        Retail bosses losing points for productivity

        Tuesday 26th Mar 2019
        Gamified rewards and bonuses not only introduce an element of fun in to the workplace, but also increase employee performance and, according to new research, 52 per cent of retail bosses are losing out on increased productivity by not making use of t...Read More...
        Mintel releases top global packaging trends for 2019 and beyond

        Mintel releases top global packaging trends for 2019 and beyond

        Tuesday 26th Mar 2019
        Market intelligence agency, Mintel, announced four trends impacting the global packaging industry in 2019 and beyond; Connected Packaging, Closing the Loop, Reinventing the Box, and Plastic-Free. Looking ahead, David Luttenberger, Global Packaging D...Read More...
        Why organisations should adopt biometric print security

        Why organisations should adopt biometric print security

        Monday 25th Mar 2019
        According to a global study by Quocirca, print is considered a top security issue (66%) for most organisations, second only to cloud-based services. However, with recent incidents such as the latest PewDiePaw hack, in which over 50,000 printers were ...Read More...
        44% of organisations exposed to security risks through unprotected removable devices

        44% of organisations exposed to security risks through unprotected removable devices

        Thursday 21st Mar 2019
        Businesses are failing to follow through on their own cybersecurity guidelines. New research conducted by ESET and Kingston Digital shows that almost 70 per cent of companies have best practice guidelines in place but neglect to t...Read More...
        72% of Brits say the kitchen is the most used social space in their office

        72% of Brits say the kitchen is the most used social space in their office

        Monday 18th Mar 2019
        The kitchen has been found to be the most used space in UK workplaces, according to new research. The survey of 1,109 UK adults conducted by household appliances e-tailler, AppliancesDirect.co.uk, revealed that seven in ten (72%) worke...Read More...
        Century Office begins shorter working day trial

        Century Office begins shorter working day trial

        Monday 11th Mar 2019
        Century Office has recently commenced an experiment into a shorter working day. In collaboration with the University of Essex, Century Office will be shortening the working day down to 6.5 hours. They expect that, although it remains to be proven, th...Read More...
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