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‘World’s first’ hands free translator launches as huge cost of language deficiency skills revealed

A hands-free translator, Tragl, which is set to break down language barriers and revolutionise the way the world communicates, has launched, as the UK’s language skills deficiency cost the economy up to £17bn in the first quarter of 2018. Tragl enables people that speak different languages to communicate through tech that works through a patented […]

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UK Businesses are failing to recognise employees’ anxieties around communicating in the workplace

UK companies are failing to support employees suffering with work-related performance anxiety, the business world’s equivalent to stage fright, despite it being a regular occurrence for many workers, according to new research. RADA Business, the commercial subsidiary of the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art which provides communication skills training for corporate individuals, has published the […]

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5 Reasons to invest in Learning & Development

The day you stop learning is the day you stop earning, so here are my 5 top reasons to invest in learning and development; #1 Learn something new today Sometimes, particularly as adults, we slip into the trap of complacency, operating in a state of unconsciousness where it feels like are just going through the […]

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Standard Chartered chief quits after ‘inappropriate behaviour’ finding

The head of compliance at Standard Chartered has stepped down after an internal investigation found his behaviour to be inappropriate. Neil Barry’s “managerial style, behaviour and language” towards staff was “not in line with our valued behaviours,” an internal memo said. The bank said Mr Barry’s behaviour was not bad enough for him to be […]

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Firms will have to justify pay gap between workers and bosses

The country’s biggest public businesses may soon have to publish the gap between the pay of their chief executive and an average worker. Business Secretary Greg Clark says directors of all companies with more than 250 employees will be required to disclose and explain this difference – known as the “pay ratio”. Equal pay campaigners, […]

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Staff shortages mean starting salaries rising at fastest rate for three years

Severe staff shortages are leading to rapidly rising starting salaries for those moving into new jobs, according to new research. Employers are paying more “to attract the right people”, the Recruitment and Employment Confederation said. Salaries for workers moving into new permanent roles rose at their fastest rate for three years in May, the REC […]