Category: Industry Insight

Should recruiters be threatened by the rise of AI?

March 29th, 2019 by
Ask anybody what the next big thing in recruitment will be and you’ll undoubtedly be met with the same answer­– Artificial Intelligence. It’s been a hot topic in recent years in recruitment offices, not just in the UK, but on a global scale too and its helped to streamline some of the more mundane and Read more

Cyber Security: Recruiting talent during a skills shortage

February 8th, 2019 by
Facebook. British Airways. Ticket master. What do these companies all have in common, besides being some of the biggest household names on the planet? Well, while you might expect these companies to have the most sophisticated cyber security out there, each of them has experienced major data breaches over the past 12 months. A security Read more

E-commerce: What challenges are on the horizon for 2019?

January 11th, 2019 by
E-commerce may be a lot of things, but, one thing it certainly isn’t is slow. Having increased its global retail sales by nearly 3% since 2014 and with global revenue of $2.5 trillion, e-commerce is one of the fastest growing industries on the planet. This unprecedented growth is thanks, in part, to continued developments in Read more

Flexible Working: Is it a viable option for your business?

September 19th, 2018 by
It may be the latest trend to hit the modern workplace. But flexible working is already being tipped by experts as a prominent force that will transform how businesses and their employees operate in our increasingly digital world. This predicted evolution of the traditional workplace has already begun, with more organisations offering flexible work as Read more

The challenges of business growth and how to meet them head on

September 7th, 2018 by
All business owners, regardless of their industry or the products and services they provide, have aspirations of business growth. After all, a stagnant business that doesn’t strive to grow and develop is often one that is set to fail. With growth comes bigger opportunities, increased output, a larger volume of customers and greater profits. But Read more

Soft Skills: Why they are more valuable than ever in today’s digital world

August 24th, 2018 by
In a world that becomes increasingly digital with each passing day, soft skills can seem a little redundant. Many believe that the automation of tasks, through the use of computers and robots, is diminishing the need for skills like communication, empathy, and collaboration within the workplace. But believe it or not, softs skills such as Read more

Goodbye London! Is the capital losing its appeal with businesses and professionals?

July 26th, 2018 by
London. A city where professionals from all over the world come to make it big and where businesses prosper. If you want to be where all the action is, then London is the ultimate place to be. Or is it? Despite recently being crowned Europe’s top city for business by a US think tank, it Read more

Women in STEM: Keeping hold of your female talent

June 23rd, 2018 by
The lack of women currently working in STEM industries is no secret. In fact, it’s an issue that continues to have its fair share of coverage, particularly as our reliance on technology, engineering and science industries has increased in recent years. As a spotlight has been placed firmly on the issue, organisations within these industries Read more

PMO Acceptance: The importance of buy-in at board level

June 19th, 2018 by
When you’re running countless projects and programs for your organisation, standardisation of your processes is key if you want them to be successful time and time again. But if you aren’t able to set these standards or oversee their implementation, who will? It’s instances like these where having a PMO can be extremely handy. The Read more

Retail Mergers and Acquisitions: Who stays and who goes?

May 18th, 2018 by
Retail Mergers and Acquisitions have been happening left, right and centre, particularly over the past few years and it doesn’t take a genius to work out why. It’s public knowledge that many bricks and mortar retailers have found it difficult to compete with their online counterparts, which has had a major impact on their sales Read more