Future of Work

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Firms turn ‘home’ as protectionism bites according to new HSBC report

Businesses are concerned about the cost of rising protectionism, yet are optimistic about their international business prospects, according to a new report from HSBC, ‘Navigator: Now, next and how for business.’ Of the 6,000 firms surveyed globally, three in five (61%) think governments are becoming more protective of their domestic economies. This sentiment is strongest […]

Gender equality

The Gender Gap: The different reasons men and women are combating workplace performance anxiety

New research shows that workplace performance anxiety (otherwise known as ‘stage fright’ in a business setting) doesn’t discriminate between the sexes, but has revealed the different reasons why men and women are seeking professional training to overcome anxiety around communicating at work. A study of 1,000 workplaces conducted by RADA in Business, the commercial arm […]

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Working dads lose out in the workplace say MPs

“I came back to a load of photocopying,” says tax specialist Richard Cahill of his return to work at a major international company after the birth of his second child. “Basically they wanted to make the point that they weren’t happy with me,” he says of his former employers. He had taken the time off under […]

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Dropbox and Salesforce form strategic partnership to allow collaboration across the enterprise

Today Dropbox and Salesforce announced a global strategic partnership to connect Salesforce’s #1 CRM platform with Dropbox’s leading collaboration platform, enabling companies of all types and sizes to collaborate and more deeply connect with their customers across sales, service, marketing, commerce and more. The companies will initially deliver two new integrations to drive brand engagement […]

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Global demand drives the creation of 600 new jobs at JCB

Growing global demand is driving the creation of 600 new manufacturing jobs at JCB, the firm said. A third of the temporary roles at the Staffordshire-based construction equipment giant will be available immediately. The rest will be needed across the next 12 weeks for the firm’s production lines in Rugeley, Rocester, Cheadle, as well as […]