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How regular, short breaks can help boost employee productivity

A new trend for workers to take regular breaks throughout the working day has been identified – but, according to new research, it’s not all bad news for employers and business owners. A survey of 1,000 British adults published by ElectricTobacconist.co.uk as part of the Take a Break Report 2017 reveals almost one in two
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Half of brand websites are still not GDPR compliant

Two thirds of UK marketers see the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) as a strategic opportunity, yet 42 per cent of brand websites are still not compliant. These findings come from a new research report by Ensighten, a leader in omni-channel data services that helps some of the world’s biggest brands navigate regulatory complexity to
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Three-quarters of Brits say age discrimination is common in their workplace

A staggering 70.8 per cent of UK workers reveal discrimination around age is common in their workplace, rising to 85.3 per cent amongst those aged 55-64. That’s according to the latest piece of research from CV-Library. The study asked 1,400 UK workers to open up about the topic of discrimination in the workplace, particularly when
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How can employers reduce the risks when sending employees overseas?

The recent case of a British woman arrested in Egypt for entering the country with a prescription painkiller that is legal in the UK but not in Egypt, is a stark reminder of the importance of individuals being medically and culturally aware when travelling aboard. Punter Southall Health & Protection warns that companies sending employees
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The MAC response to the call for evidence on the impact of Brexit

The Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) was asked by the UK government to advise on the economic and social impact of the UK’s exit from the European Union (EU) and also on how the UK’s immigration system should be aligned with a modern industrial strategy. The MAC’s findings and recommendations to the UK government will be
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OneLife Bangkok Convention Attracts 10,000 Participants

At the end of November and during the first days of December in Malaysia and Thailand, more than 10,000 people coming from all over the world gathered for a spectacular series of related events.
Thousands of people attended this annual event, held this time at the Siam Niramit Theater. The staging was taken care of in detail to ensure a unique experience to all those who had arrived from different countries in Asia and the rest of the world to participate.
With Natchaphan Sonsirinum, Staffan Liback and Simon Le as main conductors of the event, and with speakers such as Chris Principe, Konstantin Ignatov, the brother of Dr. Ruja Ignatova, Sebastian Greenwood, Frank Ricketts, and the current numbers 1 in the Top earner ranking, Igor E. Alberts and Andreea Cimbala.
That stunning week kicked off with the celebration of the One event. A global event, especially designed this year to highlight the unity of a community that extends to almost every country in the world.
The main theme of the One event was precisely that: the diversity of a global community that, even so, felt as united as one, as only ONE.
Fernando Rys, from the Hong Kong office, was the master of ceremonies, paying

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Why Open Banking should be on the radar of business owners

While the news is littered with predictions and guestimates of how Brexit will impact UK business, there is a quiet revolution taking place that might well be a game-changer for British SMEs. Ironically, this revolution is driven by European legislation and relates to the finance and banking sector. Called Payments Service Directive 2 (PSD2) it
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How to be resourceful: Top tips for small business frugality

‘Work on developing a culture of resourcefulness’ – Richard Branson, founder of Virgin A practice of frugality is endorsed by many successful entrepreneurs the world over. Ben Collins, founder of finder.com.au, recommends that frugality ensures you can worry less about finances thereby having greater room for taking risks. A baseline benefit shared by many who’ve
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Is a digital skills deficit continuing to hold back small business productivity?

Productivity growth in the UK will continue to stall without government and industry action to tackle a digital skills deficit in small businesses, according to new research from the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB). The research finds that over a quarter (26 per cent) of business owners in England lack confidence in their basic digital
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Dealing with debt in 2018: What can you do?

Between Black Friday, Cyber Monday and Christmas Shopping, retailers typically generate huge profits, fattening up their balance sheets heading into the new year. US household debt does not take kindly to these wanton spending patterns, given that household debt is now standing at $12.96 trillion. Several leading analysts are growing concerned that the US economy
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