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      A third of companies suffering video conferencing crashes

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      Just under one third of UK businesses (31 per cent) say their video conferencing system has crashed during a critical meeting since the Covid-19 outbreak, according to a new poll. The polling of 200 businesses decision-makers in UK SMEs is part of a 1,500-word report entitled Covid-19: Isolation Nation, from the Parliament Street think tank. […]

      Coronavirus: Third of businesses lack tech to manage long-term remote working

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      33 per cent of UK businesses say they lack the technology infrastructure to manage long-term remote working during the Covid-19 crisis.  The poll, commissioned by Leonne International, was conducted by independent survey company Censuswide, which questioned 200 senior business decision-makers from large and medium sized companies on the business impact of the Covid-19 crisis. The polling […]

      Coronavirus: Productivity and security at risk from remote working

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      By Stuart Dickinson, COO at eacs Although the global spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) is itself grabbing the headlines, the impact it is having on UK businesses, both big and small, is still unclear.   In light of the recent contagion across Europe, organisations are starting to respond by implementing remote working strategies, but how well will businesses cope if most staff are self-isolating or avoiding travelling to the workplace? According to eacs, leaders in […]

      2020 workplace predictions

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      By Nicole Alvino, Co-Founder and Chief Strategy Office, SocialChorus The battle against “fake news” in the workplace will come to a head In 2019, we saw the proliferation of “fake news” spill out of the political sphere and make its way into organisations. Companies are now battling new frontiers we’ve never seen before – from the […]

      How to plan a successful office move

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      If you’re putting together plans to relocate your business, it’s likely you’ll find it can be as challenging as it is exciting, writes Amvia’s Nathan Hill-Haimes… Ensuring that you have everything in place in a timely manner is imperative if you want to avoid costly downtime and disappointed customers. Depending on the size of your […]

      Ever suffered from IT rage? You’re not alone

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      Almost eight million Brits have broken gadgets – in a fit of rage, a study found. Research revealed 15 per cent have run out of patience with their troublesome tech at one time or another and have attempted to destroy it as a result. Typically those polled will endure 63 IT issues a year – […]

      Should recruiters favour education over potential?

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      Looking for the right candidate can be difficult, with people from all different background, levels of education and experience fighting it out to be your next employee. Vincenzo Ferrara looks into the argument about at who you should hire and who you should avoid. British businesses are at risk of losing out on the greatest candidates, […]

      These are the skills employers are looking for…

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      Basic numeracy and literacy and IT skills are viewed as more important by employers than technical or sales techniques according to new research by London Chamber of Commerce and Industry. More than 500 business leaders across London were asked whether they valued certain skills and the most important was basic numeracy (92 per cent) followed […]