Tags: scotland

Grads in demand with Scottish digital tech industry set for further growth this year

New research from ScotlandIS, the trade body for the digital technologies industry, is forecasting strong growth for the digital technologies industry in Scotland, with 83 percent of organisations planning to increase staff numbers and 86 percent of businesses expecting sales to rise in the coming year. There is a high demand for graduates in the tech industry, with 74…

UK SME’s to create nearly half a million jobs this year

Scotland’s small and medium-sized enterprise (SME) sector could create up to 40,000 new jobs in the next 12 months, according to new research by Clydesdale Bank. A recent survey of more than 800 UK SMEs was carried out to determine their business prospects for the year ahead. Almost half (43 per cent) of Scottish SMEs…

Office workers in Scotland less happy about their work/life balance than rest of UK

Compared with the rest of the UK, office workers in Scotland are most likely to feel dissatisfied with their work-life balance – that is according to a study conducted by YouGov in conjunction with mobile workstyles and cloud services provider, Citrix. The findings, published today, reveal that over a quarter (27%) of Scots describe their work-life balance as…

More pressure on zero-hours contracts in Scottish universities

UCU warned that the extensive use of zero-hours contracts in Scottish universities was bad for lecturers and bad for students. The union has submitted evidence to the Scottish Affairs Select Committee’s inquiry into the use of zero-hours contracts ahead of today’s (14th October) deadline for submissions. Last month the union published data on the use of zero-hours…