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[ 20 Sep 2018 | No Comment ]

 The modern workplace has already embraced advanced technology with smart devices, paperless workplaces, cloud services and wearable tech that tracks employee productivity – in fact, much of this tech is already old news when it comes to the average workday. Research collected by flexible workspace specialist Instant Offices shows office workers believe tech integration improves working conditions, efficiency and communication with co-workers.
A recent survey conducted by Adobe of full and part-time professionals from the US, UK and India found 68% aren’t worried about the growth of AI in the workplace as they feel their roles …

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[ 14 Sep 2018 | No Comment ]

Following months of scandals surrounding personal data misuse and debates over privacy, instantprint has investigated how people value online and offline marketing, personal data and more to help small businesses find a marketing strategy that best suits their needs.
In a survey conducted in association with Atomik Research, instantprint discovered four out of ten (43%) people believe online ads are the most intrusive form of marketing. Consumers believe these adverts invade privacy more than TV adverts (28%) and radio adverts (8%). On the other hand, flyers were deemed the least intrusive (7%).
As …

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[ 10 Sep 2018 | No Comment ]

 The number of lost working days due to absence has fallen to a record low number according to recent figures by ONS who had revealed UK workers have taken an average number of just 4.1 sick days in 2017, compared with 7.2 days in 1993.
 
Earlier in the year, a recent CIPD survey had shown people who are coming into work when they are ill also known as ‘Presenteeism’ has more than tripled since 2010, with 86% of employees admitting they had observed Presenteeism in the workplace.
 
Research by the Centre of …

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[ 8 Sep 2018 | No Comment ]

 By Sarah Henley, NextUp Comedy
Who still says women aren’t funny?   Many are out there performing on the comedy circuit and outperforming the men!
An increasing number of female comics
Between 1995 and 2014, the number of women appearing at the Edinburgh Fringe has increased by a whopping 650% – from just 28 to over 180. Of the nine comedians up for the prestigious Edinburgh Comedy Award last year a record four were women. The award was jointly-won by the brilliant Hannah Gadsby and John Robins.  This year the award has been won …

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[ 3 Sep 2018 | No Comment ]

Marketing trends and predictions all point to the importance of agile strategies capable of responding to audience behaviour in real-time, and UK businesses agree that staying close to changing customer demands is key to driving growth.
A recent study by Oxford Economics shows UK SMEs are more confident than ever before in 2018 and 41% plan on using their agility, innovation and strong customer relationships to reach ambitious targets. With all this in mind, now is a great time to consider whether your marketing strategy is aligned with your goals according to Instant Offices.
 

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[ 30 Aug 2018 | No Comment ]

The Mums Enterprise Roadshow, has confirmed that their two-day event in London, will now be taking place on Friday 1st and Saturday 2nd February, 2019 (instead of 28th and 29th September 2018) in its new London home, Olympia London.
The decision to postpone the event for a further four months is a result of a company restructure, which will see Mum’s Enterprise Roadshow evolve from a Limited Company into a Community Interest Company.
Lindsey Fish, Founder and CEO Of Mum’s Enterprise Ltd comments, “The purpose of Mums Enterprise is to change the …

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[ 7 Aug 2018 | No Comment ]

By Alexandra Whittington, Fast Future
Artificial Intelligence is developing fast.  We know it is having an impact on the world of work.  What impact might it have for women and particularly for mothers?  How likely is it to positively impact their lives?
We are getting used to the idea of AI having a central role of in care-giving in the future, for example, providing home care for the elderly. It is possible that intelligent machines may serve to help women in their roles as mothers and caregivers.
Decisions on fertility
Medical AI might help …

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[ 4 Aug 2018 | No Comment ]

By Kay Heald, Toastmasters International
If you’ve been labelled as shy there’s a good chance you won’t relish the challenge of giving presentations.
All the way through school and beyond I blamed my aversion to speaking to groups on being shy. However, I now know that what I thought was ‘shyness’ for all those years was actually a predisposition to ‘introversion’.
Shyness and introversion are not synonymous. Introversion refers to a particular way we energise ourselves. Whereas extroverts are energised by being around people, introverts can also enjoy the company of others, …

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[ 2 Aug 2018 | No Comment ]

Satisfaction, being challenged and ‘making a difference’ are among a list of benefits Brits believe they reap by going to work, according to a study.
Far from slaving away just for the money, millions of workers are coming home from the day job with a raft of positive emotions, including a feeling that they are helping others and a sense of purpose.
Many also enjoy the good company of work colleagues who become friends in their own right, a sense of worth and being given the opportunity to learn new things.
The study …

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[ 31 Jul 2018 | No Comment ]

What radical actions are needed to support people losing jobs to automation in the future? And how will we fund them?
 Society is bracing itself for technological disruption, automation, and continuing global economic shifts.  What are the mechanisms that might help prepare for these changes? And how will the money be found to pay for them?
Suggested mechanisms to support unemployed people:
 Universal / Guaranteed Basic Incomes – With inevitably employment casualties from automation many are arguing for a guaranteed or universal basic income (UBI)– paying a living wage to everyone – …