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  • US firms relying on bonuses, not raises, to reward their staff

    Most US organizations will continue to tie the majority of their compensation budgets to pay incentives that reward performance and business results.
    Most US organizations will continue to tie the majority of their compensation budgets to pay incentives that reward performance and business results.
  • February 15, 2018

    Artificial Intelligence (AI): Employment benefits outweigh costs

    The benefits for employees of Artificial Intelligence (AI) will outweigh the detrimental effects it could have on future employment, a new report by PwC India finds.
    The benefits for employees of Artificial Intelligence (AI) will outweigh the detrimental effects it could have on future employment, a new report by PwC India finds.
  • February 13, 2018

    How America is tackling the gender pay gap

    Amazon is the latest tech company to ban recruiters from asking job applicants their previous salary in a bid to improve pay equity.
    Amazon is the latest tech company to ban recruiters from asking job applicants their previous salary in a bid to improve pay equity.
  • February 09, 2018

    German industrial workers win the right to more flexible hours

    Industrial workers in the south-west of Germany win the right to reduce their weekly hours to achieve a better work–life balance.
    Industrial workers in the south-west of Germany win the right to reduce their weekly hours to achieve a better work–life balance.
  • February 07, 2018

    Closing South Africa’s university gap

    An award-winning scheme to get more disadvantaged youths in the UK to apply for leading universities is being transported to schools in South Africa’s townships.
    An award-winning scheme to get more disadvantaged youths in the UK to apply for leading universities is being transported to schools in South Africa’s townships.
  • The danger of idle hands: What is the cost of under-worked employees?

    Idle time whilst at work costs US companies $100 billion a year in lost work hours and could be reducing employee job satisfaction and well-being, a new study by Harvard Business School has found.
    Idle time whilst at work costs US companies $100 billion a year in lost work hours and could be reducing employee job satisfaction and well-being, a new study by Harvard Business School has found.
  • February 02, 2018

    Automation could deepen the UK’s north–south economic divide

    Introducing robots into workplaces has the potential to compound the UK’s north–south divide and deepen economic and political divisions, according to a new report by think tank Centre for Cities.
    Introducing robots into workplaces has the potential to compound the UK’s north–south divide and deepen economic and political divisions, according to a new report by think tank Centre for Cities.
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