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Working from Home Guidance to Stay IT Secure

26 March 2020London, UK – Crossword Cybersecurity Plc, the technology commercialization company focused on cyber security and risk, has today issued guidance for businesses on how to address some of the most common security concerns for employees when working from home. The advice is being made widely available as many of Crossword’s clients mobilize to keep their businesses running as normally as possible whilst adhering to UK Government and Public Health advice designed to control the spread of the COVID-19 virus.

Effective Ways to Optimize Project Management for Remote Teams

The outsourcing culture is thriving in the current business environment, and even if you’re not outsourcing any projects or processes to external partners, you still might want to consider adopting a more flexible approach to employee management, and allow them to work from the comfort of their homes. After all, why should an employee have to commute to the office every day if they mostly do their work on the computer – it’s just a waste of precious time and resources, and it needlessly inflates your overhead costs. 

5 Cost-Effective Ways to Motivate and Engage Your Team Members

As a business leader trying to build a brand in this crazy, fast-paced world, much of your job will come down to engaging and motivating your employees. After all, if top talent is what you’re after and if employee retention is your goal, you need to be proactive and you need to incentivize and inspire them to stay at your side through thick and thin. 

Closing the gender gap in cybersecurity could boost US and UK economies by billions

If the number of women working in cybersecurity rose to equal that of men, there would be a $30.4 billion boost to the industry’s economic contribution in the US and a £12.6 billion boost in the UK. This is according to a new report from Tessian, the human layer security company. The report also reveals that closing the gender pay gap, and equalizing women’s salaries to men’s, could add a further $12.7bn and £4.4bn to the US and UK economies respectively.

Report: 86% of IT Decision Makers Believe Shortage of Talent Will Slow Down 2020 Cloud Projects

​​​​New data released today found that 94 percent of IT decision makers face barriers to cloud success, with a majority citing a shortage of talent as a top challenge. The survey report from Wakefield Research and Logicworks, a leading cloud migration and managed services provider, highlights why cloud projects tend to slow down, and confirms that non-technical challenges are the most significant roadblock in cloud transformation efforts.

First week of February worst for staff sickness

London, UK: 3rd February 2020: Tuesday is the most frequent day taken by staff as unplanned absence, according to statistics provided by e-days, the leader in global absence intelligence.

The company has revealed that the first week of February is the worst peak for unexpected staff absence, after surveying absence data from more than 1,000 companies from 2019.

Robots hiring humans: new research reveals the importance of striking the balance in the hiring process

31 October 2019: New research into job-seeker attitudes to digitization, automation and AI in the recruitment process has revealed how job-seekers are cheating recruitment technology platforms, to better their chances of landing a job. Seven in ten (67%) job seekers admitted to deliberately using optimization strategies to improve their chances of getting a job. 

The study, Hiring Humans vs. Recruitment Robots, by recruitment software provider TribePad canvassed the views of over 1,000 employees and job seekers in the UK. The findings revealed a worrying trend: as technology continues to permeate the recruitment and HR industry, job-seekers are looking for ways to game the system. 

The Superstar Paradox: 5 Reasons Oriented Overachievers Miss the Mark

In today’s fast-paced, ever-innovating luxury sector where nothing is certain but rapid-fire change, masses have surrendered themselves to “overachievement” in pursuit of career success and a life replete with wealth.Not just ordinary success, but rather the kind that exceeds expectations courtesy of excessive “above and beyond” effort put forth. Some relent to a life of overachievement willingly and enthusiastically as they yearn to earn, while others grievously succumb to a multitude of pressures (both external and self-inflicted) and work themselves to extremes in order to achieve and maintain an enviable stature and lifestyle overall.