Tags: Digital

Skills gap prevents businesses becoming digitally mature, finds study

Global brands are seeing a new business culture develop as digital technology is incorporated into the workplace, with six out of 10 directors (57%) reporting that their organisation has an increasingly mature attitude to risk and the need to change ahead of disruption, according to new research.

Young people see their future reliant on having digital technology skills

Digital technology is creating new, more interesting job opportunities, according to an Accenture study, which surveyed 5,000+ UK residents from the age of 12+. However, the research found that student age respondents worry they may not be equipped with the relevant skills to make the most of those opportunities. Asked what digital means to them…

Parents failing to recognise importance of digital skills for their children

At a time when UK PLC is crying out for young digital talent to help fuel economic growth, a new poll commissioned by O2 sheds light on parents’ analogue ambition for their children. The analysis of the views of more than 2,000 parents from across the UK revealed that a significant proportion (38%) would prefer…

Government could save £70billion by eliminating paper and going digital

The government could save as much as £70 billion by 2020 if it adopted plans to eliminate paper and digitise its activities, work smarter with fewer staff in Whitehall, shop around for the best procurement deals, and accelerate the use of data and analytics. A Policy Exchange report, Smaller, Better, Faster, Stronger, shows how the government…

Richard Prime: Online or not online? That is the question

The benefits the digital age has brought to the recruitment industry are self-evident. As a recruiter, you are looking for clients and candidates but the reverse is also true, so a strong online brand that can be easily found is essential to stand out from the crowd. Online job postings are available 24/7 to a…

First digital accessibility course announced

The Equality and Human Rights Commission has partnered with AbilityNet and BCS, the Chartered Institute for IT, to develop the first ever digital accessibility training course. Businesses have a legal obligation to make sure that disabled consumers can use their websites [1]. But research by AbilityNet found that four out of the five most popular…

New technology could result in staff taking fewer ‘sickies’

Figures released by the TUC suggest there are now 3.7 million home workers in the UK. InTechnology, leading provider of cloud based managed services believes this number will continue to grow as more organisations embrace cloud technology. Over the last 10 years significant investment has been made in developing the UK’s digital infrastructure, with many…