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Digital communication tools leave many workers feeling squeezed out by tech-savvy colleagues

London, UK, Friday 28 June, 2019 – The use of technology to support communication and collaborative working in an increasingly digital and flexible world is something many of us recognize. However, a global study released today by Avast Business (LSE:AVST) indicates this technology is potentially causing a divide in the workplace, with 40% of UK respondents concerned that less tech literate employees will be ‘shut out’ unless they embrace the latest chat, collaboration and digital project management tools.

How to Celebrate Your Company's Milestones

You've worked hard to make your company the success it is today. Those little and big milestones are worth celebrating. However, knowing you've hit a milestone, and coming up with unique ways of marking the occasion, are two different things.

According to the U.S. government, about 50 percent of businesses fail by year five and 70 percent by year 10. Even making it through your first year is something to celebrate. Some of the milestones you should revel in are the number of years in business, meeting big goals, awards and accolades. Use any excuse to have a party.

How to Make Your Office More Inviting

Most of the people nowadays spend much more time in the office than at home. If you’re an employee, you know how uncomfortable and tiring this can be. If you’re an employer, though, you may have wondered what you can do to make their time in the office more enjoyable for your employees. While it is a very good idea, it’s usually a bit vague. So, here are some suggestions to help you improve the work conditions for your employees.

Vital FAQs That Will Help You to Land Your First UX Design Job

Even though you may have been learning the essentials of UX design studying offline or online, honing your skills and, developing a smart portfolio backed by a killer resume, you still need to get the all-important first job as a UX designer. The UX design sector is still very new and even employers tend to be somewhat confused by what it means and what they should be looking out for when hiring someone. The situation is sometimes compounded by the variety of terms that are often confused with each other. As someone wanting to break into a UX design career, there are a number of questions regarding a wide range of issues that you will want answers to. Some of the top ones addressed:

How to Choose the Right Candidate for the Job

Regardless of the size of your company or the industry you’re in, the single most valuable asset you have are the people who work for you. Knowing that your company is in good hands while you’re out and about is invaluable, and having a solid, reliable team is the only way to ensure this. So, it comes as no surprise that hiring employees becomes one of the most important tasks you’re going to have to deal with. You can’t allow yourself to make a mistake here, because hiring the wrong person can become a costly issue in the long run, so proper preparation is of the essence.

How Employers Should Respond to Workplace Injuries

Workplace injuries are bound to happen from time to time, even in the most controlled of circumstances. The problem caused by these injuries can be seen from many different perspectives, yet, it always ends up unfavorably for the employee. First of all, it causes physical harm that’s hard to compensate materially, it may prevent one from performing their duties, which further puts one in a bad spot. Finally, it may cause some emotional trauma, which shouldn’t be downplayed in significance. Nevertheless, the repercussions for an employer may be quite bad, as well.

Why are companies relying on the critical thinking test to derive the best of the results for their business?

Do the businesses or the firms have any means where they can be sure about recruitment of the right candidate from the various applicants for their company? Can be trust the papers or just the CV’s and rely on them while they hire them? Probably in all possibility the answer should be a no. but now the critical thinking test is designed to assess an individual's ability to digest and understand situations and information. This can be the ideal way for recruitment by the companies and the firms. It is often used by organizations where the ability to critically consider arguments or propositions is particularly important, such as law firms.

Five Reasons Why Some Company Intranets Fail

Every company that deploys an intranet solution does so with the best of intentions.  The purpose of any company intranet is to make internal processes smoother within the organization, enabling better communications and efficient management of content.

Whether your organization is looking to provide easier access to resources, improve collaboration and internal comms with employees, or boost engagement and productivity levels, every intranet solution ultimately has objectives to meet.

But what if your company intranet doesn’t live up to expectations?  Unfortunately, the reality for some companies is that better engagement, increased productivity and accessible resources are simply a myth on their company intranet.

People analytics will give employees the upper hand in the new job market

Over the next two decades, millions of workers will be required to change their career focus on average nearly every five years, says research conducted by McKinsey[1]. Some jobs will disappear entirely due to automation and AI. Others will shift profoundly and require wholesale adaptation. 

Instead of reducing opportunities, this actually opens up new possibilities for employees, believes Chris Butt, CEO of predictive people analytics company Cognisess. “Talent will have the upper hand as workers with highly desirable and transferable skills will be able to follow opportunities which align with their life and career aspirations. In turn, less competitive companies will have to invest harder to uncover and nurture talent.”