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Businesses say staff hesitant to adopt digital practices

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A new report highlights some of the greatest challenges organisations are facing as they approach the next digital frontier, one of which is a lack of willingness from employees to adopt to new practices. The ‘State of the Digital Nation’ report by Agilisys, a specialist for the public sector, draws on findings from a survey […]

Lack of digital skills harming UK productivity

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A lack of digital skills among the UK workforce is causing problems in the boardroom and contributing to low productivity, a new survey suggests. The average British worker still regularly fails to set up presentations without support from the IT department, according to a survey of IT professionals conducted by independent research agency Vanson Bourne […]

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 […]

Public sector falling behind on digital revolution

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World statistics show that the public sector is lagging behind in the current digital revolution that’s having a significant impact on the UK business world. Digital expert Dorset Creative is urging the public sector to learn how efficiency of their everyday operations could improve by incorporating digital technologies to streamline processes. As the pace of […]

Report: ‘Digital skills gap costs Britain £63bn a year’

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With recent ONS figures revealing that UK employment has reached a record high of 74.4 per cent, it is crucial to assess high-skill jobs as these are key to securing Britain’s digital future. The Science and Technology Committee recently published a report stating that the digital skills gap was costing the UK economy £63 billion […]

Firefox and Chrome users more committed at work

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Techies around the world often argue about which web browser is the best, but new research shows your choice might say more about your work habits. Studies show Firefox and Google Chrome users are more dedicated to their jobs than those who pick Microsoft Internet Explorer. Professor Adam Grant released the findings of research conducted […]

Mobile-optimised environments drive engagement

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A new global study, ‘Mobility, Performance and Engagement’ by the Economist Intelligent Unit (EIU) has established a measurable link between ‘more mobile-first’ working environments and an increase in employee engagement, proving that CIOs can drive increased business performance through well developed and executed mobile strategies. The study, sponsored by Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company, […]

10 productivity apps you need to try

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Technology is a blessing and a curse these days. But new apps are constantly being developed to help people achieve the most in the least amount of time and many of them feature integration across multiple platforms. We recommend trying out these 10 productivity apps to see which ones work for you. 1 Wunderlist – […]

Inadequate investment leaves British businesses exposed to digital skills gap

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British businesses are not doing enough to boost employees’ digital competence, according to new research commissioned by Barclays. While almost half (47%) of all businesses believe better digital skills would lead to a more productive workforce, investment in digital upskilling remains low at only £109 per employee among medium and large businesses. The survey of […]

How technology has changed the nature of work

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The face of business is ever changing, with modern technology creating new ways of working, sometimes not for the better. Research suggests the average executive received around 1,000 messages a year in the 1970s, but that number has skyrocketed to 30,000 today. As such, we seem to be spending more time talking and less time […]