Automation

Amazon opens its doors to public scrutiny

EXCLUSIVE | To improve perceptions of its warehouses' working environment, the online giant is inviting the public in to show what conditions are really like.

UNLEASH 2019: Digital transformation is ‘not about automation’

23 Oct 2019

Digital transformation involves a complete rethink of the way an organisation operates and is not simply about technology, PepsiCo’s former...

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Retraining service expanded into new regions

16 Oct 2019

The government has expanded access to its Get Help to Retrain service, which is designed to support the reskilling of...

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Staff ‘sabotaging’ robot co-workers, study finds

30 Sep 2019

Employees are “sabotaging” robots in their workplaces because of fears they will replace their jobs, researchers have found.
According to...

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Future of work to be explored at UNLEASH 2019

26 Sep 2019

It is now just under a month to go until the annual UNLEASH World Conference & Expo in Paris, where...

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Robots and automation: UK lags behind G7

18 Sep 2019

Entire regions of the UK face being left behind and British businesses could find themselves being uncompetitive, unless the government...

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Automation and AI: how it will actually affect the workplace

5 Sep 2019

Is there any consensus over the effects of the spread of AI over the next few years and is HR well placed to play its part in reshaping the workforce?

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Automation and AI: Brian Kropp on cost savings, ethics and inequality

5 Sep 2019

Alongside Adam McCulloch’s in-depth report into the impact of AI and automation on the workplace, Brian Kropp, group vice president,...

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Future skills framework to be developed

14 Aug 2019

A framework for “essential” skills – such as teamwork, presenting and problem-solving – will be developed by a new task...

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Digitising HR records: the first steps towards intelligent automation (webinar)

7 Aug 2019

ON-DEMAND | Find out how West Midlands Ambulance Service digitised its HR records as the first step in a journey towards intelligent automation...

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Automation could widen gender pay gap

16 Jul 2019

There is a risk that automation in the workplace will widen the gender pay gap and increase inequality, an in-depth study has found.

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HR outsourcing (HRO) in depth guide

An in-depth guide to HRO: How is HR outsourcing changing? 

15 Jul 2019

HR outsourcing (HRO) has matured. Once little more than a cost-cutting exercise, outsourcing your HR – or specialisms within it...

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industrial strategy

‘Good quality’ jobs should be measure of industrial success

15 Jul 2019

The UK needs to manage industrial change far better than in the past if the economy is to harness new technology, become greener and provide better livelihoods

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ONS-productivity

Waning productivity costs staff £5,000 over past decade

5 Jul 2019

Workers have lost out on just over £5,000 in wages because of poor productivity growth over the last decade, new...

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Think tank urges retraining pledge as automation transforms communities

3 Jul 2019

A report from right-leaning think tank Onward has urged the next prime minister to introduce a retraining tax credit to...

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