Recruitment giant Hays has launched its latest ‘What Workers Want’ report titled ‘Mindset Key for Digital Change’. As the name suggests, this is focusing on automation and digital transformation in the workplace. So, how are Executive and Personal Assistants responding to change? PA Life provides exclusive insights… Personal and Executive Assistants are enthusiastic about using […]
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Are you too reliant on tech? You’re not alone
Millions of Brits admit they’re ‘too reliant’ on tech products, according to a poll of 2,000 adults that found 65 per cent believe they’re overexposed to technology, while 38 per cent worry they rely on gadgets too much. Three in 10 even reckon Brits have far more tech products in their lives than they actually […]
MatchWare rolls out MeetingBooster 5.0
MatchWare has launched the fifth generation of MeetingBooster, its tool that’s designed to make business meetings more efficient and accountable. The firm says MeetingBooster 5.0 is the new industry standard for meeting management. It facilitates a standardised meeting process, with the ability to assign pre-meeting tasks, allocate actions during meetings, and deliver professional minutes in […]
Is the Wi-Fi hotspot you’re reading this on secure?
Millions of Brits have gambled with their personal data by ‘blindly’ accessing Wi-Fi hotspots, according to a study. One in five have taken ‘significant risks’ by failing to check if public Wi-Fi connections are legitimate – instead using hotspots which are free, seem to be credible and offer fast speeds. Worryingly, users could be connecting […]
Is technology letting you down? You’re not the only one
UK office workers waste 1.8 billion working hours every year because the technology they’re given isn’t good enough. That’s according to a survey of 2,000 people undertaken by Insight, which also showed that more than a third (34 percent) of employees said that not being equipped with the right technology makes remote and flexible working […]
SME exec teams ‘too slow to keep up with workforce technology needs’
Nearly a third (31%) of SME decision makers say their leadership team is not moving fast enough to keep up with employees’ changing technology requirements. That’s according to the new 2019 Digital Business Report from Advanced, which calls into question whether employees are given the right tools to improve their productivity. 39% would consider leaving their job if […]
Here’s the office tech workers want and how it affects HR
Hire Intelligence recently surveyed 2000 UK workers about the least popular pieces of office equipment and how people really feel about company spending. The firm says the results reveal some key ingredients to better employee productivity. It often feels like there is more technology than ever to deal with in the course of our working lives. Contemporary […]
MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS WEEK: How can technology help reduce stress in the workplace?
59% of UK adults experience stress in the workplace but could business technology provide a means to help reduce this figure? The combination of technology and mental health can often have negative connotations. There is plenty of media attention surrounding the negative impact the former can have on the latter. In fact, there is research […]
More work tools equals less efficiency
A study by HubSpot has found that the more tools workers had at their disposal, the less efficient they were with their time. “In today’s hyper-connected workplace, it’s easy to fall into the trap of feeling like you have to take on everything at once,” said Brian Johnson, Operations Director at leading digital and marketing recruitment […]
Ever suffered from IT rage? You’re not alone
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 – […]