Crispin Coombs: Who will win the battle of the workplace – robots or humans?

This question has prompted considerable debate in the popular media and prompted the CIPD to commission research by Donald Hislop, Crispin Coombs, Stanimira Taneva and Sarah Barnard at Loughborough University School of Business and Economics to find out what current research says. Our findings show there is useful guidance for business and society but thinkingRead more

Iain Coyne: Games-based assessment

In a previous blog (February 17th), I detailed the dark side of digital technology within working contexts. Here, I wish to redress the balance by outlining the positive use of technology in employment selection and assessment. Specifically, the developing, novel and highly interactive media of games-based assessment. Technology in selection Think back to your first-everRead more

Eva Selenko: Is job insecurity linked to extremism?

Writing in The Conversation, Dr Eva Selenko looks at the links between job insecurity, mental health and extremism: “…The list of negative consequences of job insecurity is depressingly long; the more people worry about losing their jobs the lower their mental well-being, and the more physical health complaints they report. Effects can range from occasionalRead more

Clive Trusson: The Oliver Twins on the management of creative professionals

When it comes to managing creative IT professionals, the Oliver Twins can teach us all a thing or two. As pioneers of the UK computer games industry and founders of ‘Radiant Worlds’, a thriving British games development company, Philip and Andrew Oliver have three decades’ experience of working with and managing games programmers and otherRead more

Iain Coyne: Cyberbullying within working contexts

Technology has revolutionised and shaped our personal and working lives. Communication, banking, healthcare, dating, shopping, education, travel, gaming, employment selection etc., have all changed as a result of advances in technology. There is no doubt that this has been a force for good; however, the use of technology can be abused and, to paraphrase fromRead more

The Changing Nature of the Contemporary Workplace and its Impact on Work-related Travel

Recent news stories have reported on an EU Court of Justice ruling about whether people should get paid for travelling to work (http://fortune.com/2015/09/11/commuting-work-pay/ , http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-34210002 , http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/boost-for-care-staff-as-eu-court-rules-time-travelling-to-and-from-job-is-work-10495697.html?origin=internalSearch). While the title of many stories mistakenly referred to people being paid for commuting to work, the news item does raise interesting issues about the changing nature ofRead more

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