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Survey shows strong cyber security helps businesses to grow

A new cyber security report from Vodafone, Cyber Security: The Innovation Accelerator, highlights a strong link between how cyber security is used and business success, with 86 per cent of high-growth companies (where revenue has increased by over 10 per cent over the last ...

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Global report reveals students at UK universities are demanding healthier foods from on-site catering

A new report by Sodexo has revealed that more than half of UK students (60 per cent) expect vegan or vegetarian food to be available at their university catering or retail outlets, and 49 per cent expect free-from foods. The International University ...

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Young people in the workplace are not taking H&S seriously enough

More than a quarter of young people are failing to follow the health and safety procedures put in place by their employer and are putting themselves in danger, according to new research. The survey of 2,000 employees, working for businesses ...

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Research finds workplace facilities are key to increasing cycling growth targets

UK businesses must offer better facilities for cyclists in light of the government’s ambitious cycling growth targets, according to new research published by the British Council for Offices (BCO). In April, the Department for Transport stated an aim to double the ...

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New water study shows superiority of IDEXX Legiolert test in identifying Legionnaires’ disease risk

IDEXX, the global leader in rapid microbiological testing for water, today announced the publication of a peer reviewed study1, “Evaluation of a most probable number method for the enumeration of Legionella pneumophila from potable and related water samples,” by leading ...

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Carillion campaign improving employability skills and social mobility for all

According to new research launched by integrated support services company, Carillion, the British public are of the opinion that helping homeless people into work and creating job opportunities for young people from lower income backgrounds should be among the UK’s ...

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Smartphone addicts are costing businesses time and money

The average British worker spends as many as 120 hours per year using their smartphones in the workplace, according to research. A study of 2,012 UK adults carried out by gadgets and technology retailer, LaptopsDirect.co.uk, has revealed more than three quarters (84 ...

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BCC publishes new Industry Trends Report

The cleaning industry contributes over £24 billion to the UK economy according to the latest figures released by the British Cleaning Council (BCC). The BCC Industry Trends Report complied by market research company, Firedog Research on behalf of the BCC, ...

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Five ways the workplace will change in the future

A workplace where people and robots collaborate, employees’ personal brands are bigger than their employers’ and the office is a destination for wellness are just some of the emerging trends which are set to transform the way we work and how ...

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New study reveals workplace design is failing knowledge workers

A new study commissioned by Sodexo in partnership with Quora Consulting has revealed the crucial factors affecting productivity, engagement and retention in the knowledge worker sector, one of the UK’s biggest and fastest growing employment sectors. According to the in-depth study ...

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