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Flexible working – a new age of employment?

Flexible working – a new age of employment?

Given how easy it is to work remotely these days, it's a surprise to learn that many companies still don't offer flexible work environments. There are various reasons as to why this is, including a lack of investment in the right technology to enable flexible working, a lack of trust in their employees or even an assumption that employees need…

What on earth is Employer Branding?

What on earth is Employer Branding?

Several years ago, the recruitment market was very different. Companies were in a real position of strength, with there being an excess of talent available and processes resulting in a number of suitable candidates to choose from at offer stage. Hiring companies could get away with relying purely on their brand name - and if you were an Apple or…

MarTech overload – How do you select the right providers?

MarTech overload – How do you select the right providers?

As a small business owner, I spend a lot of time looking for technology that could improve my business and save me time. I buy technology on a small scale, but it's still time consuming and difficult to navigate to platforms that can add real value to your business rather than being a nice to have. It makes me wonder…

3 FinTech companies I’m particularly excited about in 2016

3 FinTech companies I’m particularly excited about in 2016

Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the last couple of years, you’ll know all about the FinTech boom in the UK. With over £350m raised in investment in 2015 alone, it’s no surprise that as a sector it’s getting so much attention. One of the amazing aspects about the industry is how vast the solutions are. Ranging from…

Adblock Plus to appoint whitelist watchdog

Adblock Plus to appoint whitelist watchdog

The company behind the internet's most popular advert-blocking plug-in has pledged to open up its controversial "whitelist" to outside scrutiny. Eyeo - the maker of AdBlock Plus Eyeo - the maker of AdBlock Plus - plans to set up an "independent board" that will inspect which ads it allows to circumvent its technology. The move coincides with its launch of…

Google and Microsoft agree to lawsuit truce

Google and Microsoft agree to lawsuit truce

Microsoft and Google have agreed to end a five-year battle over patents. Eighteen lawsuits had been active between the companies, relating to uses of technologies in mobile phones, wifi and other areas. Details of the deal were not shared, but in a joint statement the firms said they would "collaborate on certain patent matters". It is the latest move by…

Google apologises for Photos app’s racist blunder

Google apologises for Photos app’s racist blunder

Google says it is "appalled" that its new Photos app mistakenly labelled a black couple as being "gorillas". Its product automatically tags uploaded pictures using its own artificial intelligence software. The error was brought to its attention by a New York-based software developer who was one of the people pictured in the photos involved. Google was later criticised on social…

Google search chief Amit Singhal looks to the future

Google search chief Amit Singhal looks to the future

For more than a decade, boxes have helped Google dominate search - both the rectangle on its home page and the web browser address bars that send users to its results. But smartphones now account for more internet use than PCs, and that changes things. "When you have a 5in-diagonally-across screen - it's not designed to type," acknowledges Google's search…

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