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Four years ago, Dave Coplin, Chief Envisioning Officer at Microsoft, spoke about embracing the “empowering potential of technology and [encouraging] a truly open working culture”. He cited how millions of people were unhappy at work, with technology a contributing factor. That was then, though, right? Well,...

Most businesses with the capabilities to do so now offer the option of working remotely – or are at least thinking about allowing employees more flexibility about where they work. In a new global report by video conferencing firm Polycom, nearly three out of every four...

You quickly get used to the shorter working weeks at this time of the year, with four bank holidays in the space of six weeks throughout April/May. Do you find that work suffers as a result or do you just work more efficiently in a...

Selfish habits and poor technology are hindering collaboration, according to recent research. Collaboration in the workplace is what every business aims to achieve – after all, it means coming together to create something that people can’t create on their own. However, getting people to work...

The New Year brings a renewed sense of optimism – but this can spell trouble for Human Resource (HR) teams who must ensure employees are not feeling the need to extend this ‘fresh start’ mentality into their working lives. In a bid to keep employees happy,...

Enterprise resource planning (ERP) applications remain a spending priority for IT systems buyers in the UK in 2017, as per the 2016 Computer Weekly/TechTarget IT spending priorities survey. ERP applications is second only to customer relationship management (CRM), with 48% of the 353 UK IT professionals...

It’s never been more important to keep your workforce happy and engaged. As we’ve covered a few times on this blog recently, if your workforce management strategy falls short of standard, it’s not just your productivity that will diminish, you might see your labour force...

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