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    Four-day week affordable for most businesses, study suggests

    Autonomy’s analysis involved calculations around the relationship between productivity, hours worked and profitability. Photo: Shutterstock Working a four-day week on full pay is a perfectly viable way of tackling the UK’s relative lack of productivity and improving health and wellbeing among employees, an in-depth study has found. The report, by progressive independent thinktank Autonomy, analysed […] More

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    The fourth industrial revolution is upon us: do we have the skills?

    Image: Shutterstock Individuals’ adaptability and employers’ understanding of workers’ ‘inventory of skills’ will be crucial if the economy is to thrive with the new technology that is integral to the fourth industrial revolution: AI and automation. James McLeod explains Technology and societal change are two major hallmarks of industrial revolutions. The first industrial revolution in […] More

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    Over-C Hails Successful Year of Development, Customer Wins and Key Hires

    Over-C, a leading provider of digital workplace management solutions, is pleased to announce an update on its past year as it looks forward to building on its successes in 2021. Despite the global pandemic challenges and necessity for remote working for most of the year, Over-C made significant progress in the development of its technology, […] More

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    MoneyGate selects CapitalBanker™ from Capital Banking Solutions for its operation in Cyprus

    Press Release December 29th, 2020 – Capital Banking Solutions announced today that EMI MoneyGate has signed for CapitalBanker™, the core banking platform from Capital Banking Solutions. CapitalBanker™ is a cloud-ready, innovative platform that helps banks easily build, automate, and scale core banking operations allowing them to achieve the things that matter most to their business: […] More

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    Flexible resourcing: how to hire tactically in 2021

    Coronavirus has forced every organisation to work in a different way and revolutionised how we use technology. But faced with a shortage of technical skills to support this, how can organisations ensure they stay ahead of the game in months to come? Mark Skelton looks at the advantages of flexible resourcing.  The Covid-19 pandemic changed […] More

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    How will technology support background screening in 2021?

    Background screening is an area ripe for automation and technological innovation. Conal Thompson looks at some of the emerging trends in this area.   Employment background screening will always be heavily dependent on technology. It impacts nearly everything the screening industry does, including the products we offer, the way our operations teams work and the delivery […] More

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    How to influence emotions to get the best from employees

    Shutterstock There are many strategies employees and managers can use to influence the emotions of the people around them – and this can have a significant impact in the workplace, writes Karen Niven. The ability to forge effective working relationships is more important than ever, with remote working now normal for many as a result […] More

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    The final furlough: what are the pros and cons of re-hiring redundant staff?

    Shutterstock Difficult decisions have been faced by employers as furlough has repeatedly been extended at the last minute and an end to the Covid crisis is still some way off. Raoul Parekh and Deborah Margolis look at the options available to businesses  The government’s furlough scheme permits employers to re-employ staff and put them on […] More

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    Coronavirus Relief Package Includes Key Workplace Provisions

    President Donald Trump has signed a bill to fund the government and provide economic relief in response to the pandemic, including an expansion of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act’s Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). The package also extends  the refundable employer payroll tax credit for paid sick and family leave through March […] More

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    Emerging HR roles to look out for in 2021

    Shutterstock Earlier this year, digital solutions firm Cognizant revealed 21 HR roles that are expected to emerge over the next decade. Caroline Leroy outlines the ones employers are most likely to begin recruiting for in 2021. Job roles are continually evolving and adapting to keep up with the fast-paced nature of business. Still, there are […] More

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    Advisory firm Avonhurst advises AxFina in EBRD investment

    AxFina attracts equity investment by European Bank for Reconstruction and Development LONDON – Avonhurst advised financial services group AxFina in relation to an equity investment by EBRD (The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development). AxFina is a CEE/SEE focused financial services group, whose clients include European banks and global investment funds. The equity investment […] More

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