New centre will assess potential for bias in algorithmic decision-making

The potential for bias in the use of algorithms in crime and justice, financial services, recruitment and local government will be investigated by the UK government’s new Centre for Data Ethics and Innovation (CDEI). The CDEI will explore the potential for bias in existing systems and to support fairer decision-making. …

These Stores Have the Best Black Friday Deals This Year, According to a New Survey

A personal finance site surveyed almost 7,000 deals to rank the stores with the biggest discounts on Black Friday. Black Friday 2018 is November 23—and fan-favorite retailers such as Williams Sonoma, Amazon, Target, Walmart, IKEA, and Sephora (plus many, many more) are already showcasing their Black Friday deals. With so …

Retention of EU workers no more difficult for many UK employers

More than half of UK companies say the referendum result hasn’t affected their ability to retain EU staff so far, according to  research from REED. Despite this positive news, the poll of nearly 500 UK senior professionals for its research revealed that a third singled out getting access to EU …

Copy Tips Every Brand Needs When Writing a Blog

WRITING A BLOG Copy Tips Every Brand Needs When Writing a Blog Raven Brajdic, Content Writer @ Article-Writing.co Blogging is a valuable tool that every brand should be using in order to engage with customers and share timely, relevant information. Whether you’re a flower shop providing wedding bouquet tips or …

Simon Cowell’s $32.6K Donation Helps Saves 200 Dogs and Shut Down Dog Meat Farm

It’s lucky number 13! Shortly after receiving more than $32,000 from America’s Got Talent‘s Simon Cowell, Humane Society International used the funds to help finance a rescue operation in South Korea. “His support helped financially but also in raising awareness. We met people in South Korea who has heard of …

Listen to Fallout 76’s main theme by composer Inon Zur

The Fallout series works for a lot of reasons, and one of those is Inon Zur. The Israeli composer created the scores and theme songs for Fallout 3 and Fallout 4, and now he’s back for Fallout 76. Bethesda Softworks, which produces the Fallout games, is ramping up promotion of Fallout …

Stress in legal profession widely misunderstood, research paper claims

The latest Bellwether research paper titled, ‘Stress in the Legal Profession: Problematic or Inevitable’, published by LexisNexis UK claims that stress is an endemic issue in the legal profession with two thirds of respondents currently experiencing high levels of stress despite the confident ‘business as usual’ industry outlook. Almost 1 …

Bosses at financial services firms falling behind on tech know-how

With widespread disruption from new and emerging technologies facing companies, the financial services sector is still lacking in both diversity and CEOs with a background in technology, according to recent analysis from recruitment firm,Robert Half UK. According to the results of the annual Robert Half FTSE 100 CEO Tracker, not …

Failure to understand employees creates culture of mistrust

Employees trust their CEOs less than they did seven years ago, although trust in line managers remains the same, new research claims. It also suggests that one of the reasons for mistrust is that CEOs seem unable to understand the role of their employees and the contributions they make to …

How the 21st Century office was born in post war Europe

There was a curious addition to a 2016 report on the Top 10 Technologies Driving the Digital Workplace from tech researchers Gartner. It wasn’t a technology at all but rather a slightly obscure office design concept that originated in Hamburg in the late 1950s, but which tells us a lot about how …

Crown Estate HQ becomes first office in Europe to achieve WELL Platinum Certification

The Crown Estate has announced that it has been awarded WELL Certification at the Platinum Level for its head office at No 1 St James’s Market, London by the International WELL Building Institute. The Crown Estate earned the distinction based on seven categories of building performance—air, water, light, nourishment, fitness, comfort …

Firms can overplay the war for talent, researchers find

Firms often put great effort in retaining good employees because they fear the loss of talent and knowledge spillover to rival companies. However, new research published in the Academy of Management journal by Stefan Wagner, Professor of Strategy at ESMT Berlin, and Martin Goossen from Tilburg University suggests that losing …