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Do unlimited vacation days work at keeping staff engaged?

In the age of the great resignation, recruitment strategists can be excused for trying to find new, novel systems of candidate attraction. One of the more retro and risky strategies is offering unlimited, paid, time off. In an effort to shore up company staff numbers, thousands of business leaders have tried, trialled and implemented new working arrangements, company perks and

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What makes a city “liveable?”

Every year, some of the world’s most prestigious media publications print their guide to the most livable cities in the world. But in the age of disrupted workplaces and post-pandemic reevaluation of whole cityscapes, livability has changed. So what makes towns tick in 2022 and beyond? Livability has long been a critical metric for people when considering where to live,

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What do modern Unions look like?

The rise of Union memberships over the last year in the USA signals a sea change in how American workers ally, communicate, and petition for better working rights. But this increase in Union affiliation goes against 50 years of falling union membership across almost every working sector. So why is Union membership rising now, when more workers than ever work

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Why are tech companies sacking people?

Mutterings of tech investment slowdown at the end of 2021 have erupted into wholesale industry upsets in 2022 as established super companies and tech unicorns undergo rapid, and rather shocking staff downsizing. From sudden hiring freezes to complete team culling, the tech recruitment and employment sector is having a bit of a negative moment. The reasons why, as we discuss

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Is the Metaverse really the future?

The Embodied Internet may sound like a poorly written evil Marvel villain, but it perfectly encapsulates the nature of the Metaverse – the newest front in online immersive innovation and (potentially) the future of online and physical life. While embodiment of online experiences was a concept ostensibly penned by Mark Zuckerberg when describing facebook’s/Meta’s commitment to creating a metaverse, it’s

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How is Tech changing Retail?

What does the future of retail hold? For an industry so incredibly, indelibly affected by COVID-19, this dynamic sector is facing a turbulent few years as shoppers return to high streets, downtown areas and malls across the world…but the future does look bright. Tech, as with every sector, will play a huge part in creating more modern, safer, more relevant

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How is Tech helping develop Sport?

Sport, like many other industries, has been elevated by tech. From advanced footwear to new stadium and drone footage, both athletic performance – and the television and entertainment value of sport – has found new footing in the digital age. While films such as Moneyball famously brought attention to a new era of data-led scouting, and marathon athletes such as

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What is Net Neutrality? A starter guide, and what to expect in 2022

The internet is a fast moving environment, full of competing voices for traffic. And much like any commerce or shopping environment, some online enterprises can (and often will) shout louder, try and marginalize other voices, or outright influence traffic in certain directions. This, for the vast majority of people who want fair and unbiased access to web content, services and

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How exactly does a vaccine get made?

The history of vaccines is a story of human ingenuity, science, tech and perseverance against the odds. The work our global vaccine creators are doing to help stem the tide of disease, and create better living conditions for millions has been rightly celebrated over the last 100 years. From the eradication of Smallpox mid-century, to the incredible scientific leaps in

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