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cyber

Security risks caused by casual, collaborative communication

The UK workforce is increasingly putting its trust in these platforms to conduct business. The survey revealed that 33 percent have sent customer information via these platforms, 25 percent have shared personnel information such as HR and pay details

Contributor: Jonathan Christensen | Published: 8 October 2019

culture

Most parents never check their children’s devices

More than 60 percent (61 percent) of parents have never checked their child's devices, such as smartphones, ipads and gaming consoles. Over a third of fathers agreed that children were safer with a mobile phone rather than having no way to contact them.

Contributor: Alexandra Berger | Published: 7 October 2019

wage

 Gender pay gap has halved in the last 20 years 

The current gender pay gap is only half of what it was 20 years ago. That is according to an analysis of salary data by the Association of Professional Staffing Companies (APSCo), which is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year.

Contributor: Ann Swain | Published: 5 October 2019

 ‘Range anxiety’ remains biggest turn-off for switching to EV,

Further good news is that 86 percent of motorists surveyed said that a ‘lack of clarity in terms of ownership implications as a company car driver’ is a thing of the past, and more than two thirds of drivers said that they had a good understanding of the costs and convenience of owning an EV. 

Contributor: Alison Bell | Published: 4 October 2019

hr

Tech developers are increasingly unhappy and disillusioned

Developers’ happiness is hugely affected by their age, gender and the rigour of the recruitment process, new research shows. The industry is steeped in issues, as nearly half of the developers surveyed are unsure they’ll be working for the same company in just two years.

Contributor: Razvan Creanga | Published: 2 October 2019

useful

HR depts voted worst responders to employee needs 

When asked to pick their top two information technology (IT) frustrations, slow response times to fixing computer problems (29 percent) and the difficulty of reaching IT staff (24 percent) to fix PC were a top notch up our stress levels even higher in today’s digitally connected workplace.  

Contributor: Josh Caid | Published: 29 September 2019

skills

Brexit is biggest concern for UK tech workforce

Looking into the current state of the industry, the UK’s leading tech job board found that despite almost nine in 10 (89 percent) having a positive outlook, over a third (38 percent) list the political landscape as their biggest concern for the industry.

Contributor: Unknown | Published: 28 September 2019

sexual harassment

Mentally tiring work ‘increases diabetes risk in women’

Life races past at 100pmh, I mean it’s nearly April already – When did that happen?  When you’re balancing a demanding schedule, it can be hard to maintain healthy habits. It’s often easier to grab a fast food lunch, miss out on your 8 hours sleep and guzzle down 5 coffees with 2 spoonfuls of sugar to keep you going. 

Contributor: Dr Sarah Brewer | Published: 26 September 2019