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Business travel set to boom: sector sees increased demand for extended rental stays and space, survey reveals

  • AltoVita report reveals the state of the flexible rentals market coming out of COVID-19
  • 90% of industry leaders have invested in new technology over the past year, and over two thirds offering flexible cancellations

London, UK, 26th August 2021: 68% of the flexible rental sector is seeing an increased demand for extended stays, and 59% are seeing a demand for large spaces. That’s according to a report from AltoVita, which surveyed key players in the flexible rental sector globally.

Tech Apprenticeships: 5 Considerations for New Diverse Candidates

In a tech-driven world, it should come as no surprise that the tech business sector is on a constant upward trajectory across the globe. Governments are heavily investing in the development of their tech industries, and are subsidizing various startup programs while creating educational platforms for aspiring tech professionals. As a result, the global tech sector is continuously expanding, creating new and exciting opportunities for talented individuals and job-seekers in the space. 

Research: 94% of organizations have suffered insider data breaches

Human error is the top cause of serious breaches but malicious attacks are IT leaders’ biggest concern.

London, UK – 13th July 2021 – Egress’ Insider Data Breach Survey 2021 has revealed that an overwhelming 94% of organizations have experienced insider data breaches in the last year. Human error was the top cause of serious incidents, according to 84% of IT leaders surveyed. However, IT leaders are more concerned about malicious insiders, with 28% indicating that intentionally malicious behavior is their biggest fear. Despite causing the most incidents, human error came bottom of the list, with just over one-fifth (21%) saying that it’s their biggest concern.

1 in 3 employees has picked up bad cybersecurity habits since working remotely, reveals news data

SAN FRANCISCO - 15 JUNE 2021: A new report from human layer security company Tessian reveals that most IT leaders (56%) believe their employees have picked up bad cybersecurity behaviors since working from home. As organizations make plans for the post-pandemic hybrid workforce, Tessian’s Back to Work Security Behaviors report reveals how security behaviors have shifted during the past year, the challenges as organizations transition to a hybrid work model, and why a fundamental shift in security priorities is required.

Cutting Cybersecurity Corners at Home

5 Tips for Developing Your Employer Branding Strategy

Talent acquisition and talent retention are the two internal pillars mimicking the process of customer acquisition and retention, both equally vital for your organization. Despite their relevance, somehow, many businesses still fail to build an actual strategy that helps keep employees happy and engaged. One particular approach that contributes to the overall success of your organization is employer branding. In the US and other thriving business regions, a company needs to brand itself not just from a consumer’s perspective, but from the perspective of a potential employee.

Remote Work Is Here to Stay and Here's Why

When the COVID-19 pandemic swept the globe, companies everywhere had to figure out ways to keep running while social distancing and protecting the health of their employees and customers. Remote work became more mainstream than ever before. 

Upwork's recent Future Workforce Pulse Report indicated about 41.8% of Americans remain fully remote and 68% of managers say it is getting easier to adapt to work from home solutions. Although telecommuting was a temporary solution to a sudden catastrophe, it is quickly shaping into something lasting.

Microsoft Research Reveals Changing Habits of the Irish Remote Worker

Dublin, 30th March 2021: New global and Irish research from Microsoft shows that the new world of work is here to stay, as employees have now adapted to hybrid working and collaboration tools over traditional office practices. Organizations who fail to accommodate remote working are likely to lose employees to competitors offering flexible working practices and tools.

The first piece of research is Microsoft’s annual global Work Trends Index that looks at over 30,000 people in 31 countries. The report shows that over the last year, nearly three quarters of employees want flexible working options to continue.

Remote Working One Year On: Three-quarters of Employees Feel Worse

London, UK – 25th March 2021 – Remote workers are still struggling with distracting working environments, stress and an ‘always-on’ culture after a year of working from home, new research has revealed. Egress’ Remote working: one year on report found that three-quarters of remote workers reported feeling worse as a result of long-term working from home, with almost over one-third (39%) feeling more stressed. The research also revealed a significant generational divide, with 66% of millennial and generation Z workers reporting feeling either tired, stressed or under more pressure at work, compared with 34% of baby boomer and Gen-X employees.

5 Ways a Professional Certification can Benefit Your Business

There are many factors that will influence the success of your business in the short, mid, and long term. Among the most important elements of your growth strategy, however, you will find that investing in your employees is one of the best ways to drive your organization forward on numerous fronts. Whether you’re opening a SaaS business or growing one, or if you’re running a B2C company in a competitive niche, there is no denying that the right employees can take you to new heights of success.