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One in five workers book day off to recover from office Christmas bash

Half of workers have a “civilised” three-course dinner in a restaurant followed by drinks in a bar for their office Christmas party, a new study reveals. A survey of 2,000 adults by hotel chain Travelodge also found that one in 10 will just go to the pub for drinks with colleagues, one in seven will […]

James Malia

Championing mental health in the workplace

Author: James Malia, Director of Employee Benefits at Sodexo Engage, specialists in employee and consumer engagement 2017 – the year that government, businesses and the public blew the lid off the scale of mental health problems facing the UK. Drawing together the link between mental health awareness and the working world is the government’s Thriving […]

Mali Cohen Denzinger

A.I. & eCommerce: Will Machines Soon Be Doing the Executive’s Job?

Author: Mali Cohen Denzinger, Personali Artificial Intelligence (AI) is already transforming many industries from the inside out. Retail ecommerce is no different. And, the implications for the technology in the future are just as revolutionary. As an ecommerce executive, striving to differentiate your business by creating highly curated online shopping experiences is a must. Especially, […]

Keith Schorah

Do your employees really know the organisations customers?

Keith Schorah, founder and CEO of customer intelligence platform Maru/Syngro, has 5 tips to aid in employee and customer interaction. Customer churn occurs when a customer stops doing business or ceases his or her relationship with a company. Simply put, a business’s churn rate is its average customer lifespan: all organisations experience customer churn. Less […]

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Almost 1 in 4 Brits own a pair of lucky pants

Almost one in four superstitious Brits own a pair of lucky pants, according to new research. A survey of 2,000 UK adults by online games destination, Wink Slots revealed that 26% of Brits own a good luck charm that they wear for prosperity. Pants proved to be the most common wearable good luck charm, as a staggering […]

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Manufacturing at four year high driven by domestic demand and exports

Activity in Britain’s manufacturing sector jumped to its highest level in more than four years amid “solid” domestic demand and a wave of export orders on the back of the weaker pound. The closely-watched IHS Markit/CIPS UK Manufacturing purchasing managers’ index (PMI) came in at 58.2 for November, marking its strongest reading since August 2013. […]