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Q&A: Why collaboration tools are creating workplace chaos Special

Slack and similar collaborative tools are gaining in popularity, yet many are questioning just how productive adding another stream of constant communication really is. Mike Hicks, CMO of Igloo Software looks at the challenges.

Biometrics used to assess worker happiness and productivity

A new industrial study has used a biometric wearable to draw the conclusion that worker happiness leads to greater productivity. The study collected data relating to worker emotions, and cross-related the data to work rate.

Younger people see learning NLP as key to securing tech-jobs

Businesses have raised a concern that U.S. colleges and universities are not delivering tech-ready workers in sufficient quantities. this applies especially to areas like cybersecurity.

Q&A: Super Bowl — How to avoid the inevitable productivity slump Special

Whatever you call it -- the Budweiser Flu, the Super Bowl Fever -- workplace productivity is undoubtedly lower during Super Bowl season. James Carroll, VP of Global Sales at TetraVX provides some tips for employers.

Q&A: For Stress Awareness Day, how can managers help? Special

Data suggests the leading causes of stress for adults are money and work. Adults are consumed by work and it impacts their emotional wellness. What can managers do about this? Business guru Shane Metcalf offers some answers.

Q&A: Why most finance employees don’t find 1:1s productive Special

Most financial services workers don't get much from 1:1 meetings but they want better feedback and career conversations with their managers. A new technological solution from Reflektive could help structure the feedback process.

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?

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.

Millennials more likely to miss work due to mental health stress

A new survey finds that millennial workers are more likely, when compared with other demographics groups, to miss work due to mental health stress. The survey finds that 50 percent of workers have missed at least one day of work due to stress.

Productivity rises in tech firm that gives workers Wednesdays off

A digital technology firm based in Australia has reported gains in productivity one year after allowing its staff to work a four-day week. Each Wednesday the company shuts its doors, saying workers gain a better quality of life.

Zimbabwe's Mnangagwa 'appalled' by filmed attack on civilian

Harare - Zimbabwe's President Emmerson Mnangagwa on Monday said he was "appalled" by a televised report showing security forces repeatedly beating a detained civilian, and ordered the arrest of those responsible.

Backlash as billionaire cabinet member dismisses US shutdown hardship

Washington - Donald Trump's billionaire commerce secretary fueled accusations Thursday that the US administration was deaf to the impact of the government shutdown after saying he didn't understand why some federal workers were turning to food banks.

Op-Ed: Poor employment practices disclosed over the Holidays

There's something darker about the Holidays that is associated with employment issues, normally centered on workers losing their jobs being treated harshly. Two examples are explored here.

STEM education is needed for next generation energy workers

According to the Consumer Energy Alliance, STEM Education a must for the next generation of energy workers and a coordinated response is needed to address the education deficit.

Why major firms need to engage with Generation Z

As with other industries offering highly paid executive roles, the top companies need to present itself in a way so it appeals to the next generation of business leaders. A new report provides a road-map.

Why the workforce needs to change for digital transformation: Q&A Special

The future of work is no longer just about filling today's open needs; it is about re-evaluating the work and the workforce of tomorrow. Michael Gretczko, of Deloitte explains what is needed for the future.

The five 'super skills' that today’s workforce needs: Interview Special

New research from the Institute for the Future has uncovered a knowledge gap highlighting five “super skills” that could change the future of work. To understand these skills further, Digital Journal spoke with Steven Kramer, CEO of WorkJam.

How to reshape your workforce in the age of AI

Artificial intelligence promises many benefits for companies. However, progress can be slow and uneven if the workforce is not taken on the digital transformation journey. New analysis describes how workers can be best prepared for the challenge.

Tesla rolls out new policies to help keep factory workers safe

A new post on Tesla's blog outlines how its infamous Fremont, California, factory has become safer for its workers. Employees had previously described long hours and injuries that came from uncomfortable, repetitive movements.

Workers need to be empowered by digital technology

According to Sundar Pichai, CEO of Google the adoption of digital technology by businesses should 'empower' workers and not 'alienate' them from the task in hand.

New types of workplace stress in the digital era

Digital technologies are not only altering the way that business is conducted, technologies are changing working conditions and the relationship that people have with their work. One downside is with a rise in cases of 'technostress'.

ConnectMe, a digital workplace for employees: Interview Special

Employee disengagement is a looming issue and it affects everything from company productivity to profitability. To help businesses with this issue, Deloitte created ConnectMe, a digital workplace. We spoke with Michael Gretczko, the general manager.

Interview: time-tracking software saves healthcare time Special

Boomr builds innovative time-tracking software to save businesses time and money. The company has recently expanded out into healthcare. To find out how time-trackers work, we spoke with company co-founder Matt Bowersox.

World's most employable graduates are from Caltech

The world's most employable graduates went to the California Institute of Technology (Caltech), according to new figures assessing graduate employability.

To be effective employees need to digitally unplug

A new study has perhaps confirmed what most would expect. To be effective at work the following day, employees need downtime and this includes not checking work emails when at home.

Nigeria uncovers 17,000 more civil service ghost workers

Lagos - Nigeria has uncovered 17,000 more ghost workers on the civil service payroll, the country's anti-corruption body said on Wednesday, taking the number of fictitious employees to more than 37,000.

Ikea to pay workers in the UK more than the living wage in 2016

Ikea, the Swedish firm, is set to become the first national retailer in the United Kingdom to pay staff above the government's National Living Wage.

One day robots may give super strength to factory workers

A robot exoskeleton that will help factory workers lift heavy equipment is getting closer to completion. The device would provide workers with super strength.
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A KYE employee in China working on a technology product
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Offices in a pharmaceutical / healthcare facility (Francis Crick Institute, London).
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