Using Big Data Technology for Environmental Protection

Data has quickly become one of the most valuable resources for any organization. New tools and data-collection schemes have made it possible to gather and analyze massive sets of data—dubbed “big data.” These data sets allow us to discover patterns and relationships that we couldn’t have found with traditional approaches. One area being reshaped by big data is environmental protection. New approaches are providing researchers, businesses and governments with the best information possible, allowing them to make highly informed decisions and optimize their approach to resource use and conservation. A Better Picture with Big Data With big data and big…


Coronavirus (COVID-19) advice for UK employers

Introduction The new coronavirus disease, officially named COVID-19, has been declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization. As the virus continues to spread extensively, it’s posing a significant challenge to many organisations. This factsheet provides an overview of the current coronavirus situation. It explains what the virus is and gives advice on how employers should respond to the threat and support employees by being prepared, particularly looking after employees’ health and safety and developing flexible resourcing plans. What is Coronavirus ? Coronaviruses (CoV) are a large family of viruses that cause illness ranging from the common cold to more…


Coronavirus (COVID-19) – Vital Information For You

A coronavirus is a type of virus. As a group, coronaviruses are common across the world. Generally, coronavirus can cause more severe symptoms in people with weakened immune systems, older people, and those with long term conditions like diabetes, cancer and chronic lung disease. What are the signs and symptoms of this new virus? The symptoms of this new coronavirus (COVID-19) include cough, fever, shortness of breath, or flu-like symptoms. The current evidence is that most cases appear to be mild. What is the current risk level to the UK? We have been working in close collaboration with international colleagues…


Top 3 biggest technology trends for 2020

Technology is rapidly advancing – everyone knows that. And with 2020 fast approaching, new and exciting technological innovation is coming.In order to be prepared for the upcoming year, this list will take you through the top 3 biggest technology trends that you need to look out for – no matter what industry you are in. Helping you to grasp these opportunities and have the right resources in place so that your business can adjust alongside it, you’ll go into the new year ready for these technological advancements – and not left in the dark. The Rapid Takeover of Artificial Intelligence…


Whether it’s improving employee experience or employee engagement, it all starts with the leaders

We are living in an age of greater workforce mobility, and we are smack bang in the middle of an employee-led recruitment market. In today’s fast-paced global business environment, staff retention is one of the greatest challenges businesses face. It’s no wonder that there has been so much discussion about how to make the workplace more attractive. Losing and replacing staff is notoriously expensive and time-consuming. It makes far more sense to hold on to valuable staff members. The key is to create a business environment in which employees feel happy, fulfilled and involved. The trouble is, it seems that…


The 10 most in-demand tech jobs for 2020 — and how to hire for them

As companies scramble to adapt to a tight IT job market, they’re doing whatever they can to attract top tech talent. For some that means getting a head start in filling this year’s most in-demand roles, which range from data-focused to security-related positions, according to 2020 IT salary report. The survey also reveals the average salaries for each role based on experience. A lot will impact a company’s starting salary, including competition, location, corporate culture and budgets, there are certain things you can look for to make sure you land the talent you want. Here are 10 jobs expected to…


5 HR Tech Trends to Look Out for in 2020 and Beyond

Records show that companies spent more than $380 billion on HR tech in 2018, which represents a 9.5 percent year-over-year increase. Experts expect this increase in HR tech spending to continue to rise well into the future. With increased demand comes an onslaught of new tech products on the market. Today’s employers must be savvy enough to filter through the array of options and find the right technologies to enhance HR functions in their workplaces.    What is HR tech?  In basic terms, HR tech consists of various software applications that help to improve HR processes within the company. HR departments use technology for everything from employee management to talent acquisition to employee payroll, and everything in between. The…


These Seven Digital Trends Could Impact Your Career In 2020

Digital continues to dominate the world, and transformations led by digital are clear in every department of business. Our personal and professional lives are impacted with proliferation of “smart” digital devices, and there has been a significant increase in workplace collaboration solutions. Below, I outline what I believe to be some of the top digital trends for 2020 and how these trends will impact your career. 1. More and more people will use mobile messaging apps. According to a report shared by Facebook, 80% of smartphone users are projected to use a mobile messaging app in 2020. As a marketer,…


Brexit and IR35 rules weighed on recruitment last year

UK financial services firms were reluctant to take on new employees last year as the fog of Brexit hung over the sector and new tax rules limited temporary roles, a report by recruitment firm Morgan McKinley has found. Yet despite the political turbulence, the tax, public practice, risk, investment management, and legal professions remained largely resilient, the report said. David Leithead, chief operations officer of Morgan McKinley UK, said: “The most prominent theme throughout 2019 was how Brexit caused uncertainty, with employers reluctant to commit to hiring and job seekers hesitant to make the leap when opportunities materialised.” The report…


Top 10 Technology Skills For 2020

The demand for technology, and more so for workers with advanced technology skills are skyrocketing. With large-scale disruption happening across the enterprise, organizations need to respond in brand new, innovative ways. This means rethinking how we approach workforce skills and talent management. Many companies are putting more resources into recruiting, hiring and nurturing the right talent to remain competitive. Make no mistake about it, this means that employees willing to put time into developing advanced tech skills may have an advantage in landing some of the most in-demand roles in the enterprise in the next 12 months. According to a…