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Employees in the UK are ‘bored and disinterested’ in workplace training and are calling for more engaging and targeted development, according to new research. City & Guilds Group found that just 13% of Brits would rate their workplace learning and development experience as “very effective”, and just a fifth (21%) feel well equipped to do […]
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As many as 20 million factory jobs could be replaced by robots in the next 11 years, according to Oxford Economics.  The rapid advancements in robotics have resulted in 1.6 million jobs lost per for every new industrial robot, the organisation said. And while many often argue that workers who lose their jobs will be […]
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Research from Claranet finds that the majority of retailers are jeopardising their customers’ data by not implementing security controls in the application development processes.  Retailers are putting their customers’ data at risk by failing to incorporate proper security controls in their new application development practices, according to the latest research from Claranet. While the vast majority of […]
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Boris Johnson’s plans for tax cuts would disproportionately benefit the wealthy, according to the Institute of Fiscal Studies (IFS).  Announcing his running for the Conservative Party leadership, the former foreign secretary’s main pledge was to raise the higher rate threshold for tax from £50,000 to £80,000. That plan would benefit just 8% of people in […]
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Following the reporting of 206,000 GDPR cases, Engage Technology Partners has urged employees to review their contractor, employee compliance, and management processes. Data provided by the European Data Protection Board reveals that out of the hundreds of thousands of cases reported, 95,000 were complaints and 65,000 were data security breach notifications. It was also discovered that […]
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The vast majority of employers in the UK are confident about their recruitment plans, despite concerns among job seekers over low salaries, according to new research. Independent jobs board, CV-Library, found that 91% of employers are confident, whereas 57% of workers say they are not considering moving jobs because the salaries on offer are not […]
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A £100 million fund has been launched to help businesses in the UK increase investment in offshore wind farms.  The Offshore Wind Industry Council, which is a joint body created by the government and the industry, says the fund will help “maximise opportunities” for hundreds of companies in the supply chain. The OWIC will invest in private […]
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The American supermarket chain, Walmart has said that it uses AI recognition technology on its checkouts to help root out shoplifters. The AI cameras are capable of spotting when items have been placed inside a shopping bag without having been scanned either by a cashier or through the self-service scan mechanism. Speaking to Business Insider, the […]
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The Cabinet Office has said that women remain under represented in the cyber security sphere. The official stance comes despite a nationwide drive to get more young women interested and involved in cyber and digital sectors. Minister for the Cabinet Office, David Lidington told the Women in Security Network conference recently that more needs to […]
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Around 150,000 businesses in the UK are still not fully ready to export to the European Union in the event of a no-deal Brexit, the governor of the Bank of England has warned. Speaking to the BBC, Mark Carney said that “business will be reliant on what the governments are able to do in order to […]
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