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pragmatic digital transformation, Fotheringham Associates

Observations on pragmatic digital transformation

Rob Fotheringham, Managing Director at Fotheringham Associates shares his thoughts on pragmatic digital transformation and the observations he has made in this vein which will help you on your journey.
Smart Working

Opportunities and challenges associated with Smart Working

Alison White of PLACEmaking asks: Are organisations focusing on the opportunities and challenges associated with Smart Working or too focused on the practical technology and property related aspects?
UK's most stressed cities, affected by stress

The UK’s most stressed cities, ages and professions

In 2018 it was reported that 74% of the UK felt too overwhelmed or stressed to cope, but a year on: Which city, age and professions are the most affected by stress?

The impact of apprenticeships on individuals, employers and the economy

Keith Smith, Director of Apprenticeships, Education & Skills Funding Agency in the UK explores the impact apprenticeships have on individuals, employers and the economy.
R&D workers

Science and tech companies to attract 20,000 new R&D workers by 2023

Despite Brexit, a new report by Bidwells says Science and technology (S&T) companies are looking to attract 20,000 new R&D workers by 2023.
importance of smarter working

The importance of smarter working versus working hard

BakkerElkhuizen explains the importance of smarter working in contrast to the notion of working hard.

Finding balance, health and happiness in the workplace

Alex Elmywood, The Growth Company, provides advice on how to obtain balance, health and happiness in the workplace.
bridge the gender pay gap

Six ways to help bridge the gender pay gap in the UK

Lucinda Pullinger, Global Head of HR at Instant Offices investigates what forward-thinking steps businesses can take to help bridge the gender pay gap further.
offshore wind sector

Offshore wind sector set to increase female workforce

New offshore wind sector skills package will see jobs triple to 27,000 by 2030 and aims to achieve 33% women in the total offshore wind workforce.
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Do Gen Z make the perfect apprentices?

When your company’s workload begins to pile up and you need an extra pair of hands on a project, there are a few avenues you can take: including employing someone who is Generation Z.
digital talent

Fit for the future: Government investment in digital talent

David Rai, Sparta Global, discusses the challenges that government organisations face in recruiting and retaining digital talent.
diversity in the nuclear, Clarke Willmott

Expert says more diversity in the nuclear industry is needed

Zoe Stollard, Partner at national law firm Clarke Willmott, discusses her thoughts on skills and diversity in the nuclear industry.
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Sleeping on the job: Customs from countries around the world

There’s a proven link between lack of sleep and negative emotion, but is catching 40 winks whilst at work a proven solution?
transform the workplace, Gen Z

6 ways Gen Z will transform the workplace

While millennials still make up about 75% of the current workforce, Gen Z is slowly making its way in to transform the workplace, Laura Gayle, Business Woman Guide, discusses here.
disability and ethnicity pay gap, gender pay gap reporting

Mandatory disability and ethnicity pay gap reporting

Disability and ethnicity pay gap reporting will become mandatory following a government consultation, so organisations should prepare now, advises Rachel Mapleston from MHR.
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How will Brexit change the game for Human Resources?

In the aftermath of an untidy referendum, Britain’s decision to exit the European Union has been filled with continued uncertainty about how Brexit will change the HR game.
IT Industry, Women

Where are all the women in the IT industry?

Ilijana Vavan, Managing Director of Kaspersky Lab for Europe, discusses the clear gender gap in the IT industry as research reveals that women only account for 26% of the computing workforce.
seven-day flexibility

UK workforce would trade 9-5 job for seven-day flexibility

With employees looking for more control over their work-life balance, businesses must offer more seven-day flexibility or risk losing workers.
STEM skills

What can tech businesses do to address the STEM skills shortage?

A recent STEM skills indicator showed that businesses at the cutting edge of the industrial economy are feeling the effects of a lack of STEM skills in the UK workforce. Rich Mortimer, Chief People Officer, Egress Software Technologies, discusses how tech business can address the issue.
National Sickie Day

Half of UK workers attend job interviews on National Sickie Day

Recent research by Arden University revealed almost half (46%) of UK workers are likely to be at a job interview this National Sickie Day.

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