Film series sets out to solve the workplace wellbeing puzzle

Recent research by the British Safety Council identified significant levels of uncertainty in the UK about workplace wellbeing. Its report Not just free fruit: wellbeing at work, found that employee wellbeing is often ignored or misunderstood, with employers unsure how to define it or how to improve staff wellbeing, what …

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 …

Boston Dynamics 'parkour' robot took more than 20 attempts to nail it

Boston Dynamics have released another impressive robot video. This time it’s the humanoid Atlas attempting ‘parkour’.  But before you freak out in awe, Boston Dynamics have cautioned that it took 20 attempts to get it right. The big robot takeover will just have to wait.   Read more… More about …

Apple heard you like iPhones so it put a tiny iPhone in your mobile browser

Apple has launched a microsite for its new iPhone XS and XS Max, and it features a tiny 3D model of said devices which you can rotate simply by tilting your phone left and right. The microsite, located at http://experience.apple/iphone/ (unearthed by 9to5Mac), is mobile-only; if you open it in …

Belfast office sector has enjoyed its most successful year ever

The office sector in Belfast has enjoyed its most successful year on record, with 885,023 sq ft of take-up reported across 84 transactions, more than double that was achieved last year, according to CBRE’s Offices Marketview research. Notable office deals completed in 2018 include PwC’s move to Merchant Square, Northern …

Organisational innovation being stymied by lack of senior support

A lack of senior stakeholder support is the greatest inhibitor of change, new research suggests as despite considerable enthusiasm to innovate, organisations are being thwarted by tight resources and strong internal resistance. The data commissioned by KCOM found that organisations are also limiting themselves by turning away the specialist skills …

It Could Get a Lot Easier to Invest in Startups. Here’s Why That’s Bad

The SEC may soon make it easier for small investors to bet on so-called unicorns, billion-dollar start-ups like Uber, Lyft, AirBnB. But while big-time venture capitalists may have made millions betting on these companies, that doesn’t mean you will. Last month, Securities and Exchange Commission Chairman Jay Clayton stated that …

This design and fit-out firm would like to give its time to a charity

Burtt-Jones & Brewer is giving away its time for free as part of its tenth birthday celebrations. Formed ten years ago over a cup of coffee between Steve Brewer and Adam Burtt-Jones, the workplace designers are celebrating by giving away ten thousand pounds’ worth of its workplace consultancy time to …

Top global industries leading the way in remote work

  More business owners are swapping rigid 9-5 schedules and traditional office environments in favour of flexible space and remote work as an option for saving costs, retaining employees and encouraging a healthy work-life balance. With this in mind, Instant Offices has investigated what industries are leading the way for …

Google celebrates Day of the Dead with colourful skull-themed doodle

Google has marked Day of the Dead, or El Día de los Muertos, with a colourful skull-themed doodle.  SEE ALSO: Google’s new Doodle is a terrifyingly addictive Halloween game you can play with friends Day of the Dead is a holiday observed in cities and towns throughout Mexico, which dates back …

Amazon Raised Its Minimum Wage to $15. Then It Cut Monthly Bonuses and Stock Awards

Amazon.com Inc. is eliminating monthly bonuses and stock awards for warehouse workers and other hourly employees after the company pledged this week to raise pay to at least $15 an hour. Warehouse workers for the e-commerce giant in the U.S. were eligible in the past for monthly bonuses that could …

The jobs of the future that will survive the AI revolution

While the debate rages on about the exact consequences of the use of automation in the workplace,  IT firm Cognizant has identified what it claims are the jobs of the future. Of the jobs Cognizant tracks, 45 actually exist today, such as data scientist and aerospace engineer. The other five are “proxy” …