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UK employees move to flexible workplaces to improve their mental health

Nearly 40% of people who have flexible working state it has given marked improvements in their mental health, Wildgoose survey finds. Wildgoose − experts in team building and workforce morale − conducted a survey of workers aged 45 or under to ask their thoughts on flexible working. Employees from 114 companies from all backgrounds gave […]

Microsoft workers ‘listen’ to some translated Skype calls

Microsoft workers occasionally listen to real Skype conversations that have been processed by translation software, it has been revealed. According to tech site Motherboard, some contractors for Microsoft review such conversations to check the quality of translations. However, the fact that humans may listen in to calls is not explicitly stated in Skype’s terms and […]

Ryanair pilots vote for strike action

UK-based Ryanair pilots have voted to strike in a row over pay and conditions. The British Airline Pilots Association (Balpa) has announced two walkouts, one from 22nd-23rd August, while the second strike will be from 2nd-4th September. It said pilots did not want to disrupt people’s travel plans but felt they had no choice after […]

Financial service FTSE 100 CEOs falling behind on tech knowledge

With widespread disruption from new and emerging technologies facing companies, the financial services sector is still lacking in CEOs with a background in technology, according to recent analysis from specialist recruitment firm, Robert Half UK. According to the results of the annual Robert Half FTSE 100 CEO Tracker, not one of the CEOs leading the […]

Over 1,000 jobs at risk after Karen Millen online deal

More than 1,000 jobs could be at risk after fashion firm Boohoo bought the online business of UK brands Karen Millen and Coast for £18.2m. Boohoo, an online-only retailer, said acquiring the website operations of the two brands “would represent highly complementary additions”. The firms’ 32 UK High Street stores and 177 concessions, employing 1,100 […]

WELLCOME: FINDING THE RIGHT FLEXIBILITY FOR YOUR COMPANY

Today our Editor, Lizzie Akass, is delighted to be joined by Chris Newstead, Head of Internal Communications at Wellcome. Chris has been Head of Internal Communications at Wellcome for the past 8 years. For the 15 years before he was in marketing and PR working in telecoms & broadcast. Wellcome explains why it initially wanted […]

WAITROSE: SHAPING BETTER TECHNOLOGICAL PROGRESSION THROUGH EMPLOYEE INVOLVEMENT

Today our Editor, Lizzie Akass, is delighted to be joined by Stuart Eames, Retail Innovation Lead at Waitrose. Stuart is a passionate and enthusiastic leader in Innovation, process improvement and lean methodology, working within Waitrose and Partners, a tier one British Grocer. Waitrose explains why technological advancements have been implemented in handsets for staff on […]

SEASALT CORNWALL: FUTURE-PROOFING YOUR WORKFORCE

Today our Editor, Lizzie Akass, is delighted to be joined by James Hampton, Head of Development and Engagement & Georgie Mills, Head of HR, Retail, at Seasalt Cornwall. James’ varied and extensive experiences in the Military, Further Education and most recently private sector Retail at Seasalt have enabled him to take a unique view on […]