Tech sector

Employees look to avoid snooping employers

About a quarter of UK employers (24%) said they would leave their job if they felt their privacy was being invaded.

Google plans return to office from September

1 Apr 2021

Google has announced it is aiming to get more employees back into its offices from September.

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Study finds lack of leverage on business jargon

12 Mar 2021

A global services solutions firm has touched base with Personnel Today with an update on the use of business jargon in the UK.

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Couriers allege facial ID software used by Uber is ‘indirectly racist’

4 Mar 2021

Uber’s facial identification software is not consistently capable of recognising the faces of darker skinned workers, drivers claim.

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Budget introduces elite visa to lure tech entrepreneurs

4 Mar 2021

The UK government is set to introduce an ‘elite points-based visa’, a further component of its drive to revamp the immigration system post-Brexit.

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Unemployment at five-year high, but vacancies on the rise

23 Feb 2021

ONS figures show the number of employees on company payrolls has fallen by 726,000, while the unemployment rate reached its highest for almost five years.

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Supreme Court: Uber drivers are workers

19 Feb 2021

Uber loses final possible appeal against employment tribunal judgment that its drivers are entitled to workers' rights.

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Thousands of Amazon staff sent wrong Covid-19 test results

16 Feb 2021

Nearly 4,000 Amazon workers in the UK received the wrong Covid-19 test results earlier this month.

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Diversity, the final frontier: space agency seeks disabled astronaut

16 Feb 2021

The European Space Agency (ESA) is seeking new astronauts for the first time in a decade and D&I is among its major goals.

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skills

‘HR must focus on employees’ existing skills’

10 Feb 2021

‘Skills adjacencies’ need to be developed before businesses' skills gaps become debilitating.

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University lecture ethnic minorities

Students opt for technology and business over arts subjects

4 Feb 2021

Computing, medicine and engineering subjects continue to gain popularity for students, university entry figures have revealed.

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Google to pay $3.8m for discriminating against thousands

2 Feb 2021

The US Department of Labor has reached a settlement with Google to resolve allegations of systemic gender and race discrimination.

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Salesforce voted Glassdoor Best Place to Work 2021

13 Jan 2021

Glassdoor has announced its annual list of the best places to work in the UK for 2021 as top employers...

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Flexible resourcing: how to hire tactically in 2021

29 Dec 2020

Coronavirus has forced every organisation to work in a different way and revolutionised how we use technology. But faced with...

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Openreach

Openreach to hire 5,300 in bid for higher broadband speeds

18 Dec 2020

About 2,500 of the new roles will be at Openreach and 2,800 will be created in the BT company's supply chain as it pushes to boost fast broadband coverage.

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