Technology

HR risks tech overload following pandemic software surge

An increase in the number of digital tools used by businesses for people-related tasks is causing discord among employees and putting HR at risk of overload.

Office vs home – how technology can prevent employee divide

Technology – love it or loathe it, there can be no question that it’s enabled the world of work to continue with some sense of normality over the course of the pandemic.

UK government must protect vulnerable workers from digital revolution

MPs have urged government to be more proactive in planning for the future of work in a new Work and Pensions report.

Creativity or development? Hybrid work plans depend on aims

Speaking at the opening keynote on day 2 of the CIPD’s Festival of Work Carl Benedikt Frey, director of the Future of Work programme at Oxford Martin School, University of Oxford, argued that place is...

Increased automation drives employee mental health concerns

Employees feel anxious about various factors of automation, including pressures to be 'always on' and changes to their roles

Employees put off family life for fear of falling behind on workplace tech

Workers are concerned that they will return to work after long absences and technology will have completely changed

Jason Bradbury: Tech can make us more empathetic

?Speaking at the CIPD Annual Conference and Exhibition, Jason Bradbury outlined technology's power to boost empathy and advised HR not to worry about automation

Third of young women think a STEM career would be boring

A significant proportion of young women are reluctant to enter STEM careers because of gender barriers, meaning UK employers are missing out on vital talent

Technology is “dehumanising” the retail sector

Researchers from the Institute for the Future of Work called for a new model of working amid concerns that managers are being replaced by technology

Automation more likely to affect female workers

?The Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR) has called on the government to ensure the benefits of technology are evenly shared

Workers in declining sectors holding out for redundancy pay

?A third (34%) of UK workers at the sharp end of changing labour demands are waiting for redundancy before switching careers, according to Learning People

Discrimination and mental health issues rife in tech

High levels of discrimination based on gender, ethnicity and neurodiversity persist in the technology sector, according to research