Over 75% of UK’s tech specialists ready to go abroad for work, new survey finds

An overwhelming majority of technology specialists currently working in the UK would be willing to move abroad in search for work should the conditions on the local market worsen or should they be offered better growth opportunities and packages, a recent survey has been able to suggest. The largest ever global study of tech and […]

EU countries must ensure all companies start to use time and attendance systems

There has been an important follow-up on a piece of news we previously covered. A few weeks ago, we talked about the Advocate General of the European Union Court of Justice, and his opinion that EU employers “must keep records of the exact hours worked by their full-time employees.” The European Union Court of Justice […]

Minimise errors and maximise savings with a modern time and attendance system

It is 2019, and yet many offices have not modernised. According to research shown on statistics website Statista, UK office workers use an average of 10,000 individual sheets of paper per year. Common culprits of this practise are purchase orders, payroll calculations, and attendance and security matters such as visitor books. Common disadvantages of paper […]

Time and Attendance Systems poised to record strong growth over the next 5 years

The time and attendance systems’ sector is set to record a major level of growth over the next few years as more and more companies and organizations see the benefits in terms of traceability and the streamlining of HR processes that such systems can deliver. A new market research report released by HTF MI and […]

Preventing minimum wage mix-ups

From 1st April 2019, the national minimum wage amount increased. The precise change in required hourly wage varies by age, and whether or not the job is the first year of an apprenticeship. Details are below: The National Living Wage (for those over 25) £7.83 changed to £8.21 The National Minimum Wage (age bracket: 21 […]

Workforce Analytics Market to Reach US$ 2,453.9 Mn by 2026, Research Report Finds

The global workforce analytics market is expected to reach a value of US$ 2,453.9 Mn by 2026, supported by rising adoption of compliance initiatives, improved operational efficiency, and controlled workflow, a recent news report by Transparency Market Research has been able to suggest. The market is projected to expand at a CAGR of 10.3% during […]

Landmark case prompts investigation into the use of biometrics in the workplace

A landmark court case will prompt an investigation into the use of biometrics in the workplace by the Australian government, a recent news report has been able to suggest. Former sawmill operator, Mr Jeremy Lee, has been granted permission to appeal a decision that denied his claim to unfair dismissal on the basis of his […]

The problems of ‘desk-time’ workplace culture

In countries all across the world, employees are working in places with a “desk-time” culture. This is the name given to the well-known phenomenon of a workplace culture where employees feel like they need to stay beyond their contracted hours. 79% of the UK workers surveyed spend their days in this kind of environment, according […]

SMEs are becoming even more important for the UK economy, research reveals

There are currently over one and a half million (1,667,265) SMEs in the UK that account for over fifty-one percent of total revenue and over sixty percent private sector employment, recent data from the Office of National Statistics can suggest. The dominating SME industries in the UK are the wholesale of retail trade, repair of […]