One in four HR teams have no boardroom involvement

Many HR departments feel they are being left out of strategic boardroom decisions across the UK, according to research published by Reed HR.  Around one in four HR professionals surveyed  said that their companies did not involve them in key strategic business decisions. In addition, four in five agreed that …

Asia increasingly challenging economic hegemony of western cities

Oxford Economics has published its annual Global Cities research report projecting the shifting landscape of the world’s leading cities from 2019 to 2035. It examine which major cities will be the urban superpowers of the future and which are poised for the most rapid expansions of their economies, populations and …

Number of firms with wellbeing strategies doubles in three years

The number of UK organisations with wellbeing strategies has increased by 130 percent in the last three years, with over two thirds of  employers saying they now have a formal plan in place to support staff. That is according to the Employee Wellbeing Research Report 2019 (free to members) published …

UK workplace happiness score has dropped below global average

The UK now ranks tenth globally when it comes to happiness in the workplace. Austria (690), Spain (682), United States (719), France (672) and Germany (675) are all above the UK in rating workplace happiness. To date, over 10,000 people globally have taken the free Workplace Happiness Survey by Engaging Works which aims to provide …

RICS announces standards to tackle unfair commercial property service charges

New mandatory requirements that will ensure service charges to commercial tenants are transparent, upfront and fair, and that any costs incurred are in accordance with the terms of the occupational leases, have been announced by RICS. The Institute, which has long called for a fairer and more professional approach to …

Healthcare security basics: 9 inexpensive ways to improve online security

Healthcare security threats are very real, no matter the size or focus of your healthcare company. And data breaches aren’t only expensive, they can hurt your company’s reputation. Improving your online security will help keep your patient and customer records safe and intact. Most healthcare webmasters and executives run into …

Customers Demand Cross Channel Conversations. Here’s How Brands Can Deliver

Nine in 10 customers expect brands to provide a seamless experience across channels and devices, according to the New Jersey Institute of Technology.  Right now, nearly 90 percent of customers think companies are failing at this endeavor. So how can brands send the right message, to the right person, on …

Chatbots vs Email Marketing: Which Is the Best for Your Business?

Establishing a good relationship with your customers is a crucial step in ensuring your business’ success. A good way to accomplish this is to show them you’re around when they need you, whether it’s to give them the latest updates about your brand or something as simple as answering questions …

London occupiers mixing conventional and flexible offices

Although London retains its status as the European capital of flexible offices and coworking, a new report from Colliers International claims that the capital is also enjoying above average demand for conventional office space, coupled with reduced footprints overall, as corporate occupiers seek to expand their businesses but without taking …

Share Your Story with These Terrific Timelines

When trying to get your point across to users, serving them up mountains of text just isn’t effective. People are looking for instant gratification and most won’t stick around to read long passages. We can better spark their interest through compelling visuals. Timelines are among the more popular visual elements …