• Technology

    Brits spend 120 hours a year on smartphones at work

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    The average British worker spends as many as 120 hours per year using their smartphones in the workplace, according to new research. Research of 2,012 UK adults carried out by gadgets and technology etailer LaptopsDirect.co.uk has revealed more than three quarters (84%) admit to using their smartphones during working hours. 78% regularly respond to text […]

    Meet the women rocking the tech world on International Women’s Day

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    QA, the UK’s leading technology training and apprenticeship organisation, has created a film to inspire women into technology careers for International Women’s Day. Last week, QA uncovered that nearly half of women were actively discouraged from starting a career in tech. This worrying revelation is highly conceivable, shown by the fact that women represent just […]

    App of the week: Jobmagnt

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    Welcome back to our weekly spotlight on helpful apps. We focus on a variety of products that are useful for work, personal use, or both, providing our own thoughts on the apps and what you can do with them. This week we find a new job by swiping right with Jobmagnt. An intro to Jobmagnt Searching […]

    Parental leave app to keep employees connected

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    My Family Care is hoping to help new and expectant parents in the workplace address their work-life balance through a new mobile app. The Parental Leave Toolkit aims to make HR and management teams more accessible when tackling issues such as parental leave, career progression and personal wellbeing. Believing that in order to support the […]

    UK employees rate technology and digital skills as essential at work

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    Nearly half (46%) of British workers would like wearable devices equipped with health apps added to their employee benefits package, according new research from technology company Ricoh UK. The findings form part of Ricoh’s new report in partnership with polling company Censuswide into digital workplace trends. The Digital Dexterity: Denied report includes detailed polling of […]

    App of the week: Miranda

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    Welcome back to our weekly spotlight on helpful apps. We focus on a variety of products that are useful for work, personal use, or both, providing our own thoughts on the apps and what you can do with them. This week we schedule meetings for colleagues based across multiple time zones with the help of Miranda. […]

    App of the week: Memorado

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    Welcome back to our weekly spotlight on helpful apps. We focus on a variety of products that are useful for work, personal use, or both, providing our own thoughts on the apps and what you can do with them. This week we improve our brain function with Memorado. An intro to Memorado Brain games test our […]

    App of the week: World Mandalas

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    Welcome back to our weekly spotlight on helpful apps. We focus on a variety of products that are useful for work, personal use, or both, providing our own thoughts on the apps and what you can do with them. This week we colour for mindfulness and stress relief with World Mandalas. An intro to World Mandalas […]

    LinkedIn, Stanford and Spire study finds health trackers significantly reduce stress and boost performance in the workplace

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    The LinkedIn Corporation and Stanford University’s Mind & Body Lab, together with Spire, the world’s first wearable device to track breathing patterns, has unveiled the results of the first and only known study of wearable technology and health trackers in a corporate setting for stress management. The results of the 30-day study were compelling, showing that […]

    Back to basics: Skills to succeed in a digital world

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    As the UK becomes a powerhouse of digital skills and innovation, businesses need to ensure skills are at the top of the workplace agenda. Digital recruitment specialist Forward Role Recruitment has spoken to a number of industry experts to get the low-down on the kind of skills employees need to succeed in a digital world. Attention […]