Manchester is being chosen over London as location for tech start-ups

The new northern home of the BBC is giving London a run for its money when it comes to siting offices for the UK’s top tech talent, with Manchester leading the way, according to CWJobs. The recruitment firm found that those who consider London to have the best talent, the most likely …

BBC breaks down investigation into a mass killing in viral Twitter thread

The BBC has used a series of GIFs, videos, and images to break down its investigation into a video of two women and two children being shot by soldiers. The clip, which appeared on social media in July, quickly went viral and sparked outrage and speculation. In a detailed Twitter …

The 10 Best Colleges for Business Majors — and How Much New Grads Make

Business is now the most popular undergraduate degree of all. In fact, nearly one in five 2017 graduates studied a subject that falls in the category. But not all programs are the same, and a business degree isn’t an automatic ticket to a lucrative career. To help future CEOs and …

Employees think Internet of Things will be most important workplace technology trend

A team from Savills’ flexible office platform Workthere has predicted the top five tech trends we’re likely to see arriving into offices across the UK in 2019. Supporting the research, Workthere also completed a survey of 2,000 office workers to find out their views on the future of workplace technology …

Jobs upheaval as world adapts to era of automation

A new report from the Economist Intelligence Unit and UiPath claims that organisations around the world currently making extensive use of automation technologies, with 67 percent of UK business executives claiming to be satisfied satisfied with the results of their automation initiatives, 48 percent describing their organisation’s progress with automation as …

Black and other minority workers more likely to be in insecure work, claims TUC

Black and minority ethnic workers are far more likely to be trapped in temporary and insecure work, according to a new TUC analysis published to mark the start of its annual Black Workers Conference. The analysis claims  to show how BME workers are faring worse than white workers in the …

Mental health “epidemic” amongst charity workers

A confidential survey of 850 members of Unite, the UK and Ireland’s largest union, claims that there is an epidemic of stress related illness and massive mental health issues among people employed by charities and non-governmental organisations. The survey found that 80 percent of respondents said that they had experienced …

America’s Biggest Employer Isn’t Hiring Seasonal Employees This Year. Here’s the Reason Why

With a new slew of perks, pay, and benefits to lure workers, retailers across the country are pulling out all the stops to lure temporary employees ahead of the busy holiday season. But not America’s largest private employer. For the third year, Walmart won’t be hiring tens of thousands of …

Meet Jack Brooksbank, a 31-Year-Old Tequila Brand Ambassador Marrying Into the Royal Family This Week

Princess Eugenie is getting married on Friday in yet another lavish royal wedding in 2018. But unlike when Prince Harry wed American actress Meghan Markle earlier this year, Eugenie’s soon-to-be husband isn’t already famous in his own right. In fact, unless you’re an avid British tabloid reader, you might not …

Work is no more insecure than it was twenty years ago, claims report

Employment insecurity affects many people but, overall, work in the UK is as secure as it was 20 years ago, with limited evidence of growing casualisation, new research from the CIPD claims. The report Megatrends: Is work really becoming more insecure? finds that at 20 percent, the share of non-permanent …

Employers are up skilling existing staff as vacancies get harder to fill

Employers are having to be more flexible to fill vacancies as buoyant demand for staff is creating recruitment challenges. Two in five (41 percent) employers say it has become more difficult to fill vacancies in the past year, while three in five (61 percent) employers said that at least some …

Governments must do more to prepare people for the future of work

Governments need to overhaul their approach to employment and jobs to reduce further social and economic tensions, according to a new report from the OECD which explores the future of work. Without rapid action, many people, particularly the low skilled, will be left behind in the fast-changing world of work. …

The One Thing You Aren’t Buying at Costco, But Should Be

Fact of life: Everybody loves Costco. The free samples around every corner are reason enough to go; throw in the $1.50 hot dog-and-drink combo, and it’s a veritable wonderland. Loyalists of the wholesale retailer know what to shop for (bacon, maple syrup, those 14-pack razors you can’t find anywhere else) …