UK leading the way in digital transformation strategy

IT consultancy Infosys has released new research, the Infosys Digital Radar 2019, which it claims reveals the digital transformation maturity of businesses around the world in 2018, and what it takes to navigate the next stage of their journey. Its main claim is that to become digitally advanced, organisations need to …

Businesses leaving themselves vulnerable to a failing of business continuity

By failing to properly explore what service provision is offered in the event of a serious incident such as flood or fire, businesses are leaving themselves vulnerable to a failing of business continuity, a new survey from Regus suggests. The survey found that 40 percent of businesses rely solely on …

British workers now entirely unproductive, claims report

The overwhelming majority of UK workers don’t do anything productive at all, according to a new report published today. The study of available research into the illnesses, injuries, distractions, wastes of time, procrastinations, productivity drains and paralyses that afflict British workers found that the annual cost to the British economy …

Signs that somebody is about to quit are there nine months in advance

The first signs that an employee is considering quitting appear clearly nine months before they actually depart, with declining loyalty as a key indicator, claims a study called The 9-month warning: understanding why people quit—before it’s too late (registration) from Peakon. Based on more than 33 million employee survey responses …

Hungover? This drink is huge in South Korea — and currently on sale.

If you overdid it the night before, you’ll try anything to feel better in the morning. Being hungover is the worst: you feel sick to your stomach, have a head-splitting headache, and want to crawl back into a hole somewhere.  SEE ALSO: A ‘hangover cure’ from a former Tesla employee could …

National Work Life Week research reinforces appeal of flexible hours

National Work Life Week (1st – 5th October 2018) starts today with the aim of encouraging companies to think about their employees’ wellbeing and happiness. To mark the week new research asked British workers about the things they most want from their work. The YouGov survey of 2,000 adults, commissioned by …

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 …

A new deal for dads at work is essential in the quest for gender balance

New research published by consulting firm Talking Talent claims to identify how it is essential for employers to improve support for working fathers in order to achieve equality for working mothers. Organisations need to go further than setting policy to achieve this – they need working practices that make it …

What a 90 year old study teaches us about flexible working and productivity

Flexible working has developed a reputation as something of a silver bullet for a range of workplace challenges. It is the perceived solution to almost any of the major workplace problems you care to mention, including the gender pay gap, work life balance, churn, property costs, staff engagement, personal autonomy, …

38 Genius Items the World’s Best Travel Agents Always Pack

Fine, call us nosy. But we can’t help but wonder what other people have packed in their suitcases, especially if said people are seasoned professionals at this whole packing-for-a-trip thing. It’s our favorite way of discovering new packing tips and tricks. We’ve asked the editors at T+L for their favorite …

The European leg of a global Google staff walkout has kicked off in London and Dublin

Google employees walked out of offices in London and Dublin on Thursday morning in a protest over harassment and inequality.  It’s expected that thousands of Google staff will participate in a walkout of its 70 offices worldwide over the company’s handling of sexism complaints, abuse of power, pay inequality, and …

Facebook debuts Portal and Portal+ with AI-enhanced Messenger video calls and Amazon’s Alexa

Facebook today unveiled its first-ever consumer electronic device built from the ground up. Portal and Portal+ can display photos and videos posted by friends on Facebook and are made for AI-enhanced video calls with Facebook Messenger, an app with 1.3 billion monthly active users. The devices will be able to …

Times Internet debuts free streaming service to nab a piece of India’s massive video market

GUEST: For millions of people, MX Player is a household name. The mobile app, used by more than 175 million users worldwide every month, swiftly runs any video file you throw at it – even if your phone is running a dated Android software and has low-end hardware. Now, it …

This wireless Mophie smartphone charger is sleek and powerful

The Mophie Charge Stream Powerstation Wireless Charger is a powerful charger that gives your phone an extra battery boost. The sleek device is designed for function over form with multiple ports and wireless charging capabilities. Power Up host Alix Aspe tested the power bank and has all the details. Read …

Majority of workers think their workplace is unpleasant

Many of the UK’s workplaces are unpleasant, uncomfortable and at risk of driving down productivity, according to a new survey from Aspect.co.uk. The poll of 2,000 people claims that 83 percent of UK adults consider their workplace to be an “unpleasant” environment, with many citing uncomfortable temperatures, lack of natural …