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Q&A: After #MeToo, more is needed to address workplace harassment Special

It’s been 2 years since #MeToo went viral. While harassment remains a reality, more people are speaking up every day – and this includes at work. However, a new survey by HR Acuity finds many workers are concerned about not being taken seriously.

Q&A: Workplaces shifting with advanced AR/VR technology Special

New technology is shifting the workplace, making positive advancements across many different fields - and AR/VR is at the core of this landscape change. Michael Leone (Lenovo) delves into these technologies.

Research: Workers are greener at home than at work

The company Instant Offices delves into how the workplaces can learn from some of the world's greenest cities including what the current top eco-friendly trends are. This is in the context of people being ‘greener’ at home than at work.

Q&A: Collaboration technologies bring holiday cheer to workers Special

Collaboration technologies are changing the way we work and systems enable businesses to maintain continuity and for employees to spend more time with their families, especially over the holiday season.

The cost of employee time making tea at work revealed

Most workers enjoy a cup of tea at work, whether it is a morning pick me up or an afternoon boost. The average person is likely to drink two or more cups per day. The brewing, stir and measuring time adds up, but what are the costs?

Artificial Intelligence driving the ‘next generation’ of jobs

The adoption of artificial intelligence employers will significantly change the U.K. job market over the coming years. More widely, it is expected that AI will create 133 million new jobs globally.

Virtual learning can improve employee safety

Nottigham - A new report suggests that virtual reality training could improve employee safety in the workplace. New technology has been tested out using fire evacuation scenarios, using VR as a training alternative.

Q&A: Businesses need to face up to cybersecurity skills shortage Special

A new report on the cybersecurity skills shortage finds that the majority of cybersecurity professionals felt that organizations do not know what they need and that recruiters do not understand the field in which they are tasked in finding candidates.

Only minority of managers discuss emotional wellbeing each day

A new report finds that a key component to reducing turnover is addressing the psychological and emotional needs of employees. This relates to a call to develop human-centric workplaces in order to improve retention.

Is the U.S. facing a student debt crisis?

Nintex, a global enterprise technology company, released a report — The GenZ Effect on the U.S. Workplace — that comprises data from Gen Z and business decision makers. The report also reveals information about the extent of student debt.

Unfair performance reviews prompt employees to consider quitting

New research from Reflektive finds that 85 percent of U.S. professionals would at least consider leaving a job after an unfair job review; more than half are either “very likely” or “extremely likely” to do so.

Survey: Job seekers are attempting to 'hide' online activities

Job candidates will go to great lengths to keep their social media private from employers and coworkers. The extent to which job seekers are enabling privacy settings and augmenting their digital footprint, has been captured in a new study.

New data: Who is interested in changing jobs right now?

A new data review finds that five percent of U.S. software engineers and 10 percent of CMOs are likely to be interested in changing jobs at any time. This means that businesses need to focus on retaining their top talent and attracting new talent.

Q&A: Companies can retrain employees as the workplace automates Special

Companies can support their employees amidst automation changes, according to Sean Chou of Catalytic. He says that companies which invest in retraining employees can keep pace with the future of work.

Five tips for a smooth work re-entry after vacation

Over the summer period many people take a vacation. For the busy business executive, returning to work can be traumatic, especially as the list of tasks to do has mounted up. Rachel Ernst of Reflektive gives some tips.

Shoppers are cancelling Amazon Prime to support worker protests

Many Amazon workers, globally, have become increasingly discontent with their pay and conditions and they are beginning to take action. In acts of solidarity, many shoppers have chosen 'Prime Day' to cancel their memberships.

Workers are starting to embrace digital transformation

Greater numbers of workers are becoming accepting of digital transformation, according to a new survey. The survey relates to the staff employed by businesses, of different, sizes, located in the U.K.

Q&A: State of Independence — changing forms of U.S. employment Special

There are 41.1 million U.S. citizens who work independently. Research from MBO predicts that in the next 5 years, more than half of U.S. adults will be or have been an independent worker. What's driving this change?

20 million factory jobs will be lost to robots by 2030

There are different models to assess just how many jobs will lost to robots. The latest makes for stark reading: some 20 million manufacturing jobs could be replaced by robots globally by 2030, based on analysis by Oxford Economics.

Q&A: Why peer-to-peer tech isn't helping deskless workers Special

While some small businesses are turning to Slack as a means for employee communication and finding success, for large enterprises peer-to-peer chat tech is not a sustainable or cost-effective way to give deskless employees, according to Jeff Corbin.

California cracks down on the gig economy

The U.S. state of California has put in place measures to crack down on the gig economy. This takes the form of rules which will make in more difficult for companies to label its workers as 'independent contractors' instead of employees.

Facebook's privacy issues spell hiring trouble

Given the scandals that have rocked the company in the past year, would you want to work for Facebook? The answer is seemingly 'no', or at least declining as an option among new graduates and experienced professionals, according to a new survey.

Q&A: Presentation management technology saves employee time Special

Presentation management is changing the way enterprises handle their presentation assets before converting them into sales. Shufflrr's co-founder James Ontra, a marketing expert, explains how thousands of work hours can be reclaimed.

Walmart assembling army of thousands of robots to work in stores

Walmart is doubling down on adding robots to its stores. These machines include autonomous floor cleaners, shelf-scanners, conveyor belts, and "pickup towers."

Science: Listening to music while working impairs creativity

Lancaster - Should you listen to music while you are working? For many this is down to individual preference, and many find music helps develop the muse. New research, however, finds that, overall, playing music whilst working inhibits the creative tide.

Venezuela struggles with blackout as government claims sabotage

Caracas - Venezuela's government struggled to cope Friday with a massive electricity blackout that paralyzed much of the country as President Nicolas Maduro blamed the chaos on US sabotage.

Pay Gap calculator shows how much less women earn Special

Many women in the U.S. has been asking this question for a long time: "Why do men earn more?" A new means for assessing this is the 'pay gap calculator', devised by two doctoral students.

One in three UN employees have been sexually harassed: survey

New York - A third of United Nations employees have reported experiencing sexual harassment at the world body over the last two years, according to the findings of the first-ever survey on such misconduct released Tuesday.

More U.S. jobs created, but most pay under $20 an hour

The number of workers taken on by U.S. firms increased at the end of 2018, hitting a ten month high, although many of these jobs were in the lower pay range. Will this trend continue into 2019? Signals are this year will see a more precarious situation.

Darker side of Black Friday as worker anxiety rises

Black Friday may be the pinnacle of consumerism, with millions of people seeking sought after discounted goods, but for many workers this time of year highlight some of the downsides of precarious forms of employment.
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