Future of Work

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New research identifies the Workplace of the Future: Flexible connected and tailored

New research published today by The Ludic Group has found that the changing nature of workforces and the growing need for a flexible workplace are creating new challenges for communication, collaboration and engagement for businesses across the UK. The impact of technology is causing digital chaos, with businesses struggling to get the communications balance right. With the number […]

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Outsourcer Ventrica opens second site in Southend

Outsourced customer contact centre, Ventrica  has opened its second site in Southend. The new 14,000sq. Ft. premises is close by to its existing contact centre in the town and will immediately create 180 new jobs with further growth planned in the next two years. Ventrica founder and managing director, Dino Forte commented, “After seven years […]

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BREXIT’S DAMAGE TO THE CITY WILL INVOLVE JOB LOSSES SAYS BOSS OF RBS

The damage to the City from Brexit is “going to be quite considerable over time” and will result in job losses, the chairman of RBS has warned. Sir Howard Davies said there would “definitely be a cost” to British jobs, adding that the question was whether Britain could negotiate enough market access so that the […]

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UBER TO APPEAL AS TRANSPORT FOR LONDON REFUSES TO RENEW ITS PRIVATE HIRE LICENCE

Uber will not be issued a new private hire licence, Transport for London (TfL) has said. TfL concluded the ride-hailing app firm was not fit and proper to hold a private hire operator licence. Uber’s approach and conduct demonstrated a lack of corporate responsibility which could have potential public safety and security implications, it said. […]

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ASDA PRESSED ON EQUAL PAY FOR FEMALE STORE WORKERS AFTER TRIBUNAL RULING

Supermarket giant Asda is being urged to solve a “wide-ranging” industry problem of equal pay after a ruling on jobs of equal value. The Employment Appeal Tribunal decided that jobs in Asda stores were comparable to those in the firm’s distribution centre. The GMB union said it wanted to find a “sensible solution” to its […]

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UK COMPANIES COMMITTED TO GENDER PAY GAP REPORTING BUT SLOW TO PUBLISH

Although supportive of Gender Pay Gap reporting in principle, the majority of UK companies see the need to create a narrative around their figures which is slowing down publication, according to a recent survey by Mercer. The survey shows that although perceptions of the regulations have improved since being made final, companies find the regulations […]