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Rise of the robots doesn’t mean bad news for workforces
The discussion around the world of work and technology is often presented as a binary choice: robots vs people, technology vs humanity, automation vs emotion.
The meaning of work: Monzo CEO shares four key trends shaping the way we work today
The shape of the workplace is changing beyond all recognition. What will it look like 15 years from now?
Digital adoption and reskilling key for AI to benefit all
Technology has always changed the way we work. Often for the better. It has improved fundamental tasks like mining and agriculture. Artificial Intelligence (AI) will be no different.
Work spaces should enable co-working and promote wellbeing
As working styles and technology are evolving, so too are offices. To be fit for the future, offices must become spaces focused on human interaction and flexibility.
Human productivity, powered by AI
AI Business research demonstrates that over 90 per cent of Fortune 1,000 organisations have already embarked on an exciting journey that has the potential to create unprecedented efficiencies.
Preparing for the automation of everything
Automation has been a constant theme over the last 200 years. So is the hype about robots stealing our jobs overblown?
Rent-a-desk trend boosts collaboration and networking
The new phenomenon of accessing workspace when and where we need it is taking off as the self-employed and large corporates embrace the concept of coworking.
10 ways to boost women's entrepreneurial spirit
Carrie Green is the founder of the Female Entrepreneur Association and her book ‘She Means Business’ is out now. Here are her top 10 tips for female entrepreneurs.
Women need men on their side to achieve gender balance
There are huge benefits for businesses that have a diverse mix of people in the top jobs but men must play their part in supporting women to reach senior positions.
Creative thinking vital to becoming an inclusive employer
Creating a diverse culture at work takes time, but that is no excuse, says Inclusive Employers’ director Richard McKenna who wants organisations to think differently and act now.
Recruitment snobbery could be harming social mobility
Many companies automatically ask for graduates when hiring, but employers should explore all areas of society to uncover the best talent.
How to mind the pay gap
Despite decades of attempts to equalise the position of women in the workplace, the gender equity gap and underrepresentation of women in some areas is causing damage to the economy.
In the City there’s strength in numbers
In 2008, Vanessa Vallely decided to set up Wearethecity.com, a one stop shop for everything a working woman would need as she follows the kind of career path that had traditionally been open to men.
Gender balance: not just a feminist issue
Jacqueline de Rojas, President of techUK explains why achieving a greater gender balance can be transformative in a business's development.
Diverse graduate recruitment 'revitalises innovation'
Savvy businesses, particularly well-resourced ones with well-developed graduate schemes, are working hard to improve the diversity of their workforce.
Cloud computing enables businesses to be more mobile and Agile
The development of a mobile, responsive, flexible, agile workforce has become a reality due to cloud computing.
Shaping the agenda and building an inclusive society
Businesses need to understand that diversity and inclusion strategies can help them become more successful, says Dianah Worman OBE.
Only fully committed companies make 'lasting change'
The ironic thing about diversity and inclusion is that it's about promoting difference. Yet so many organisations do exactly the same things to try to be innovative and creative in this space.
Inclusion in engineering: It’s not a linear process
Businesses that are openly inclusive towards other underrepresented groups can attract and retain more of the potential female and male talent pool.
Engineering: a man's world?
Roma Agrawal explains that although engineering is still a male-dominated industry, more women are now being encouraged into engineering fields.
Why energy company SSE is thinking differently about diversity
It is important to build a diverse, ambitious and competent workforce who can demonstrate the knowledge and innovation to deal with the challenges ahead. Here we present the inspiring stories of four talented women at SSE.
Agile: it’s not just for IT anymore
IT organisations have long relied on Agile project management techniques to help them achieve these goals. As global competition increases, more industries are taking notice of Agile’s versatility and incorporating it to their toolkits.
How sports stadiums are becoming more agile
The agile stadium is coming to Europe and will bring with it a fan experience that the next generation of fans will appreciate.
Agile and the cloud: a driving force
A key factor driving Agile approaches is the tidal wave of new technology that can support your organisation, your people and your customers.
Agile behaviour and culture: dealing with managers losing power
Your current organisational culture may be a blocker to the successful transition to a more agile and adaptive organisation, one that responds more effectively to change.
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