Majority of UK employees want Britain to adopt French out-of-hours email ban

Over a third (35 percent) of UK workers continue to work when then get home from the office, claims research from Insurance2go into whether British workers are struggling to stick to working within their designated office hours. The survey found that a third (35 percent) of continue to answer work …

Adobe XD introduces voice prototyping and new UI kit for Alexa Presentation Language

Full Photoshop CC for the iPad wasn’t the only thing Adobe announced at its Max conference in Los Angeles this morning. The San Jose company also took the wraps off a new version of Adobe XD — its user experience design app — with enhancements on the voice assistant design …

The commuting gap: men account for two thirds of commutes lasting more than an hour

Men undertake almost two-thirds of commutes lasting more than an hour, a new analysis from the Office for National Statistics shows. It also reveals that women tend to undertake shorter journeys to work, accounting for more than half (55 percent) of commutes lasting 15 minutes or less. But, for all …

Employees sceptical about employer’s attitude to digital transformation

More than half of employees are confused about the true meaning of ‘digital transformation’ and have a high degree of scepticism about their employers’ appetite for digital innovation, a new poll suggests. The research into employees’ attitudes toward digital transformation, innovation and cutting-edge technologies such as artificial intelligence, conducted by …

Norway wants to clean up our oceans. Here's how it could work.

Earlier this year, Norway’s minister of international development visited Ghana. Minister Nikolai Astrup had a simple request: He wanted to spend some time with his team collecting trash from beaches in the developing nation.  His team assured him that could be arranged. Then he was asked the most telling question …

Study examines consequences of workplace bullying

New research reveals how frequently being the target of workplace bullying not only leads to health-related problems but can also cause victims to behave badly themselves. The study, led by the University of East Anglia (UEA) in collaboration with Uninettuno Telematic International University in Italy, found that in some cases …

Workplace wellbeing improves with age

Older employees are likely to enjoy improved wellbeing, according to a new study from The Myers-Briggs Company. The research claims that workplace wellbeing progressively increases with age and also highlights workplace relationships as one of the most important elements of wellbeing. Data from the three-year international study, which surveyed over …

Rise of grey entrepreneurs: 1 in 10 Brits would like to start their own business in retirement

Aviva’s Retirement Reality Report reveals that for some people retirement is a time when they would like to travel (47 percent), take up a new hobby or continue with old ones (29 percent). However, many think retirement is also a good time to start their own business. That’s according to …

New training initiative helps firms address mental health and wellbeing

Mental ill-health is responsible for almost 13 percent of all sickness absence days in the UK, while it has been shown that UK businesses could save up to £8 billion per year through better support in the workplace. To empower workers and employers across the country, iHASCO has launched a …

This 105-Year-Old Martini Lover Has Been Retired for Almost 40 Years. Here Are Her Smartest Money Moves

Patricia Lyons Harrington recalls applying for a credit card in the 1950s, when she was a single, middle-aged school teacher in Boston. The company turned her down, since gender discrimination was as common in credit transactions as in other aspects of society. More than a decade later, the tide began …

Still healthy demand for construction work on fit outs and office refurbishment

Although the new commercial development sector may be subdued, specialist contractors are seeing a continued demand for construction work on fit outs and office refurbishment. According to Glenigan the construction sector has been buoyed up by a series of major refurbishments of government offices while some large private sector groups are …

7 of the best single-serve coffee makers for your instant caffeine gratification

If you need a quick caffeine fix to get your morning going but don’t want to deal with the mess and hassle of grinding your own beans and ensuring the perfect grounds-to-water ratio, a single-serve coffee maker is your best bet.  SEE ALSO: 7 of the best coffee grinders to …

NBA 2K League chief: Global scale will be key to making money in esports

The inaugural season of the NBA 2K League was a success by most measures. When it culminated in August, the esports series had more than 152 million video views across all social media platforms, and the league’s 17 teams had more than 1.8 million combined followers. It helps that this …