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  • Blurring of work and home life is the tip of the tech iceberg

    Date:
    13 May 2019

    New technology is often hailed as the UK's economic saviour. But have we appreciated AI's potential for radically altering workplace relationships and impacting our mental health, asks Acas's Adrian Wakeling.

  • Should we rethink our working hours to boost productivity?

    Date:
    17 April 2019

    UK employees work on average two-and-a-half weeks longer than their EU counterparts over the course of a year, new analysis has found, but does it make it a more productive nation? Ashleigh Webber looks at the UK's long-hours culture and whether a four-day working week could ever take off.

  • How to get ahead in the labour market race

    Date:
    11 April 2019

    Matt Weston, managing director of recruitment firm Robert Half, looks at the current UK labour market and provides some insight into how business can attract and retain the best talent.

  • Could data analytics solve the skills shortage puzzle after Brexit?

    Date:
    23 November 2018

    With all the political chaos surrounding the proposed Brexit deal, it's hardly surprising that organisations feel confused about how to build their workforce strategies from 2019 onwards.

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