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Losing your tech job to AI

We all know that AI, automation, and robotics are going to have a massive impact on the workplace, in general, in the years to come. Stories abound about how many jobs will be lost because of artificial intelligence. Although much of this is expected to hit traditional blue-collar workers, the IT sector will certainly be an…

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How reliant are we now on technology?

As PR disasters go, TSB’s online banking crisis/chaos (both fit) is up there with the worst of them. However, as the bank counts the cost of its IT meltdown and the damage caused to its brand, the whole debacle has raised another issue: Just how reliant are we now on technology? Are we equipped to…

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Why we should be training the next generation!

The phrase ‘life-long learning’ is often bandied about these days. This is the case for one very clear reason: never has the need to learn new skills, to re-skill and up-skill on a consistent basis, been more pressing at every stage – not just of our schooling – but of our entire lives. We need…

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How is GDPR going to affect the recruitment sector?

GDPR creates major challenges for the recruitment sector. For agencies, it will require something of a culture shift. It means people, processes and systems need looking at. Organisations need to consider carefully how personal data is acquired and stored, as well as how it is used. The effect on recruitment agencies can be broken down…

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How important are qualifications as a developer?

The debate about the importance of qualifications has never been as fervent as it is today. Successive governments continue to tinker with school qualifications. The GCSE and A level system is currently in the midst of its biggest shake-up in a generation. The Tory government – after seemingly trying to push pupils down a narrow,…

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How effective can remote working really be?

‘If the Luftwaffe had dropped snow on London, they would have won the war.’ This pithy joke, whilst slightly off-key, refers to the fact that London, the beating heart of the national economy, grinds to a shuddering halt in the face of inclement weather. Attribute this to laziness, unfamiliarity, genuine hazard or some other factor…

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Is there a gender pay gap in IT?

According to research conducted by Emolument.com, there are actually two gender gaps in IT. Firstly, in pay and secondly in terms of representation. The gender pay gap varies according to the size of company. The biggest pay gaps tend to be found with smaller firms – those employing less than 10 employees. Here the salary…

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Is having an office pet a good idea?

Employers are rightly paying much more attention nowadays to the morale and wellbeing of their staff. There are many reasons for this: a greater awareness of the impact that emotional wellbeing can have on productivity and a general awareness of the importance of mental health are just a couple of these reasons. Then there is…

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Is Blockchain the next big thing?

Blockchain has been in the news a lot recently. This is unsurprising as blockchain is the technology that underpins the digital currency, Bitcoin – itself rarely far from the news. And blockchain is big news. Financial institutions believe it could represent a new dawn for financial transactions. The government has been urged to adopt the…

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Campaign to teach 20,000 women to code by the end of 2020

Award-winning social enterprise Code First: Girls are an organisation dedicated to working with companies directly to increase the number of women employed in tech. The enterprise has just launched a new, ground-breaking campaign. After securing funding from leading global employers, such as OVH and KHR, the 20k by 2020 campaign aims to teach 20,000 young…

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