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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.

      • Careers one of top causes of youth stress

        Careers one of top causes of youth stress

        Thursday 23rd Jan 2020
        According to a study by UK Youth, young adults spend more than six hours a day ‘stressed out’, but 1 in 10 feel they have no one to discuss their concerns with. Today’s adults are concerned by a culmination of factors spanning ...Read More...
        Consumers misled by green buzzwords

        Consumers misled by green buzzwords

        Thursday 23rd Jan 2020
        With many retailers accused of ‘greenwashing’ OnBuy.com conducted a survey to find out what consumers think. The survey was completed by 3,446 participants. Biodegradable, recycled and recyclable are among ten green and sustainable buzzw...Read More...
        Blue Monday affects half the UK

        Blue Monday affects half the UK

        Monday 20th Jan 2020
        Between the realisation of having to go back to work post-Christmas and struggling with finances over the 5-6-week payday gap, just under half of all adults (44%) confess to suffering from January Blues. The most depressing day of the year, dubb...Read More...
        Retailers need to take stock of risk strategies to be resilient

        Retailers need to take stock of risk strategies to be resilient

        Friday 17th Jan 2020
        The threat landscape is continually changing and whilst in-store crime is still a major issue, retailers are now faced with needing to protect the business from cybercriminals who may well be operating from thousands of miles away, as well as all of ...Read More...
        Cloud infrastructure vital to digital transformation

        Cloud infrastructure vital to digital transformation

        Thursday 16th Jan 2020
        With over a quarter (28%) of businesses in the UK having a fully formed digital transformation strategy in place, and over half (54%) are in the process of implementing one, research from Cloud Industry Forum (CIF) has found that the cloud is critica...Read More...
        Co-working spaces bringing hot water challenges

        Co-working spaces bringing hot water challenges

        Wednesday 15th Jan 2020
        The rise of co-working spaces in the UK is changing the nature of hot water heater specification, bringing unique challenges to the role of specifiers. This is according to Andrews Water Heaters.  Co-working, where offices are shared by the sel...Read More...
        Brit workers most likely to quit on 31st Jan

        Brit workers most likely to quit on 31st Jan

        Monday 13th Jan 2020
        January can be a tough month for most people as a combination of debt from Christmas, the cold weather, low motivation and failed New Year’s resolutions takes its toll on people. For others, it’s a month of realisation, with January being...Read More...
        How to double your annual leave in 2020

        How to double your annual leave in 2020

        Tuesday 24th Dec 2019
        2 in 5 Brits took just half of their annual leave last year, with only 13 per cent taking a mere 20 per cent of what they were entitled to. The UK has a long way to go before perfecting the perfect work-life balance, as research reveals Brits wo...Read More...
        4.7 million Brits to work Christmas Day

        4.7 million Brits to work Christmas Day

        Friday 20th Dec 2019
        Spending time with loved ones is the thing British people look forward to the most about Christmas, but for a large number of workers, this won’t be the reality this year, new research has revealed. A study by One4all Gift Cards ...Read More...
        Office Depot urges workplaces to clean up act to avoid flu outbreak

        Office Depot urges workplaces to clean up act to avoid flu outbreak

        Thursday 19th Dec 2019
        Companies are being urged to ensure offices are prepared this winter, on the back of reports that GP consultations for flu-like illness were up by a quarter in the UK. With medical advice including the use of tissues to trap germs, washing hands oft...Read More...
        83% of customers would use POS finance when purchasing

        83% of customers would use POS finance when purchasing

        Friday 13th Dec 2019
        As buy now, pay later payment options continue to surge in popularity, new research finds that the majority of customers (83%) would use point of sale (POS) finance when purchasing from SME retailers. The research by innovative finance sol...Read More...
        UK retailers to regain over £7 million each year by going cashless

        UK retailers to regain over £7 million each year by going cashless

        Friday 6th Dec 2019
        Analysing the annual revenue of the UK retailers with the fastest profit growth has revealed a total potential recovery of £7.23 million each year as a result of refusing cash payments.  Cash usage is declining in every region around the ...Read More...
        Coworking spaces offer loneliness lifeline for remote workers

        Coworking spaces offer loneliness lifeline for remote workers

        Thursday 5th Dec 2019
        This year working life charity CIPD1 surveyed 6,000 workers, finding that more than half (54%) worked flexibly in some way in the last year. Part of this is remote working, which has increased amongst UK workers by nearly a quarter of a million ...Read More...
        Cyber security ‘crucial’ for eCommerce growth

        Cyber security ‘crucial’ for eCommerce growth

        Monday 25th Nov 2019
        Recent research has revealed that the security of a website is the second most influential factor in dissuading shoppers to purchase an item online, following price.  The vast majority (84%) of shoppers said that they would not make a purchase ...Read More...
        What equal pay looks like 50 years on

        What equal pay looks like 50 years on

        Friday 15th Nov 2019
        Thursday 14th November officially marked Equal Pay Day 2019 – the point in the calendar at which the average man has earned what the average woman annually.  While the gender gap in the UK has been steadily closing, this year, the ON...Read More...
        Employers urged to prepare staff against Black Friday abuse

        Employers urged to prepare staff against Black Friday abuse

        Friday 15th Nov 2019
        With retail violence and abuse incidents on the rise, retail business insurer NFU Mutual is warning employers to prepare staff for violence and abuse ahead of Black Friday sales this November and advising consumers to act with respect. The British R...Read More...
        Disjointed enterprise perceptions and cloud service provider realities

        Disjointed enterprise perceptions and cloud service provider realities

        Thursday 14th Nov 2019
        UK enterprises are placing themselves at serious risk by misunderstanding their cloud service providers’ backup provisions, according to research by 4sl.  In the survey of 200 large UK enterprises, the majority of senior IT decision-...Read More...
        Demand for flexible working solutions continue to rise

        Demand for flexible working solutions continue to rise

        Thursday 7th Nov 2019
        Interest in co-working spaces has almost doubled over the past five years, with flexible workspace now accounting for 7 per cent of total office space in the UK, according to a new report by Instant Offices. As focus shifts from a ‘busine...Read More...
        British workers urged to take lunch breaks outside

        British workers urged to take lunch breaks outside

        Tuesday 5th Nov 2019
        UK cereal bar brand, Nature Valley, has unveiled the Great British Problem of being stuck indoors, in front of a screen, at lunchtime. Research reveals Britain to be a sedentary nation, with 84 per cent admitting there are days they don&rsq...Read More...
        43% IT workers unaware of how to defend a cyber-attack

        43% IT workers unaware of how to defend a cyber-attack

        Friday 1st Nov 2019
        UK businesses are unaware and unprepared when it comes to protecting themselves against cyber-attacks, new research has revealed. A survey of 1,032 IT workers in full or part-time employment, carried out by technology services provider Probrand...Read More...
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