Internal Communications

Majority of businesses failing to address technical debt

New research has revealed that technical debt is a significant issue for 84% of organisations – limiting their ability to respond quickly to customer demand with new software feature releases. This figure shows that despite tech debt being a very common issue, business leaders have not yet taken the necessary steps to manage this. The […]

Just Eat agrees to combine with Takeaway.com in £8.2 billion deal

Just Eat has agreed a deal in principle to combine with Dutch rival Takeaway.com to form one of the world’s largest food delivery firms. The joint group would be valued at about £8.2bn, and bring together businesses that process 360 million annual orders worth €7.3bn (£6.6bn). Just Eat is considered by analysts to have a […]

Just Eat in talks to be taken over by Dutch company Takeaway.com

Food delivery service Just Eat has confirmed it is in talks to be taken over by Dutch company Takeaway.com. A statement released by Just Eat said: “The possible combination may be implemented by way of an offer for Just Eat by Takeaway.com.” Based on current market value, Just Eat and Takeaway.com would have combined worth […]

Sports Direct regrets House of Fraser rescue

Sports Direct says it regrets rescuing House of Fraser in its much-delayed results, which revealed a €674m (£605m) tax bill from Belgium authorities. The firm, which bought the department store out of administration a year ago, said: “If we had the gift of hindsight we might have made a different decision in August 2018.” It described […]

Metro Bank to replace founder Vernon Hill as profits fall

The founder of Metro Bank, Vernon Hill, who posed with his dog to publicise the bank when it first opened, will be replaced as chairman, the bank says. The bank had “reached a size and scale where it is appropriate to appoint an independent chair”, Mr Hill said. The bank also reported a sharp drop […]

Employees embrace AI in the workplace, but want more training

Employees in UK businesses are optimistic about the future impact of artificial intelligence (AI) on their jobs according to a nationwide study conducted by Genesys. The survey found nearly two-thirds of employees value new technological tools such as AI in the workplace. In fact, 64% of UK employees say it makes them more effective and […]

Retraining for AI job losses

Workers whose jobs might become obsolete as a result of automation are to receive help in retraining from a new national government scheme. Up to 20 million manufacturing jobs around the world could be replaced by robots by 2030, according to analysis firm Oxford Economics. The scheme will support workers by helping them find a new […]

Facebook shares us as fined £5bn over Cambridge Analytica scandal

US regulators have approved a record $5bn (£4bn) fine on Facebook to settle an investigation into data privacy violations, reports in US media say. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has been investigating allegations that political consultancy Cambridge Analytica improperly obtained the data of up to 87 million Facebook users. The settlement was approved by the […]

Two million workers could become eligible for statutory sick pay

Two million low-paid workers could receive statutory sick pay for the first time as part of reforms aimed at supporting people with health conditions in the workplace. Currently, employees must earn at least the equivalent of 14 hours on the minimum wage to qualify. But the government is looking at whether to extend eligibility to […]

DHL study reveals supply chain challenges

DHL Supply Chain, world leader in contract logistics, today launched its latest research report on the evolution of e-commerce supply chains. The study shows that, despite understanding the vital importance of e-commerce on customer retention and satisfaction, most companies have failed to fully implement an e-commerce strategy. The new insights are from a global survey […]