Rise in employment discrimination claims by new parents

Nearly three quarter (70 percent) of employment law experts have seen an increase in women claiming they were fired when on maternity leave; the use of ‘gagging orders’ following pregnancy and maternity related disputes and an increase in men claiming harassment by their employer for taking paternity leave. The research …

Choosing a Healthy Meal Provider for Your Employees

A lot of people across the globe have very hectic lifestyles. Some of them work two jobs along with managing their home and fulfilling their responsibilities. Ordering and purchasing food from an outside source is easier for these people instead of making it by themselves each day. So, whether these …

Life at the coalface: How the agile workplace first appeared in the mid 20th Century

The idea of diffusion of innovation has become so embedded in our culture, and most recently so associated with the adoption of new technology, that we might assume it happens in predictable ways. The steps between innovators, early adopters, early majority, late majority, and laggards seem intuitive and certain even …

HR offers the key to enhanced employee financial wellbeing, claims report

With poor financial wellbeing impacting on productivity, a new paper claims that, despite growing interest, there remains a lag in employers taking action in this area – and that Human Resources departments are key to building a business case for support. Published by the Institute for Employment Studies (IES), the …

Six Ways to Protect Your Personal Brand in Social Media

When was the last time you searched your name using an online search engine? What did you find? Were you happy with how your personal brand was represented or did you find someone else with the same name and a questionable background? Here are some important guidelines for protecting and stewarding …

AWS launches Security Hub to help customers manage security & compliance

Amazon Web Services (AWS) unveiled its latest updates to security on its cloud services platform today at AWS re:Invent, the company’s annual conference for database storage enthusiasts. AWS Security Hub is a new place for businesses to centrally manage compliance and identify security across AWS environment, says AWS chief executive officer …

Poor office design continues to hamper productivity

Research published by Dell claims to highlight the issues related to office design holding back workers’ productivity and the impact this has on UK businesses. While classic gripes like office temperature and loud colleagues take the top spots, poorly designed or implemented technology is having a negative impact on employees …

5 women digital nomads run their empires from their laptops

When you see articles and social media posts about digital nomads, the image portrayed tends to be of millennial men. But a recent FlexJobs survey of 500 digital nomads found that the average nomad was actually a married female GenXer — a full 70 percent were women digital nomads! So we …

Ecommerce Supply Chain Blogs: Amazon, Alibaba, Walmart, Ocado

Here is an assortment of e-commerce supply chain blogs that includes the major players like Alibaba, Amazon, Walmart and Ocado.  The innovation coming from these companies to improve the e-commerce supply chain is amazing. Adding this because these videos are fun to watch. Quotes by Retail CEOs. “If your customer …

Working Families announces the most family friendly workplaces in the UK 

Work-life balance charity Working Families has announced its annual list of the top family-friendly employers in the UK. Employers large and small from across the public, private, and third sectors compete annually to gain a coveted place on the charity’s list of Top Employers for Working Families. The announcement coincides …

Five Common Issues That Arise During Language Translation

If you operate on the global stage, language is likely one of your biggest barriers. You need to communicate effectively across borders to convey your brand with the consistency, accuracy, and professionalism necessary to succeed. However, this is not as simple as translating word for word thanks to the many …