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Nitro report: remote workers need better document handling
“Before the halo dims, we need to proactively address the workflow and productivity challenges workers continue to face when working remotely.”
Remote working is here to stay - and employees love it, says GitLab report
According to the report, 83% of respondents say they are able to accomplish all of their work tasks remotely and 82% say remote working is the way of the future.
Flexible workspaces provide major boost to NZ's local economies
Businesses that decentralise their workplaces could reap the benefits of lower overheads, happier workers, and reduced commute times – but they could also help to stimulate regional economies.
Unsafe working environments in IT risking people's health
Excessive working hours, forced labour and discrimination are some of the problems that risk workers' health in the IT industry.
Singapore's Best Workplaces 2019 revealed
The awards recognized organizations that were top of their game for building high-performing cultures where employees trust their leaders, are proud of what they do, and enjoy the people they work with.
Natterbox launches solution to improve customer service efficiency
Freedom will transform agent performance, enabling Natterbox users to work from wherever they want on whatever device they want to work on.
How flexible workspaces can help drive your global expansion - IWG
Flexible workspaces allow businesses to go global without the headache of setting up and maintaining a permanent office or workforce.
Tech better than policy for SMBs, says GoDaddy research
73% of small business owners say they are not likely to lose their jobs or be negatively affected by artificial intelligence (AI) and robots.
Slack tackles balance between productivity and security
The new features include more options to protect data without interrupting employees’ requirements to get work done.
Aussie workers struggling to switch off while on holiday
A new survey has found Australian workers are struggling to disconnect while on vacation
Video will be the fabric of collaboration in 2019’s enterprise
BlueJeans’ CEO outlines five trends that highlight the growing place of video conferencing in the modern enterprise.
Founder of AKL's Generator exits as Precinct Properties takes over
“I’m proud to leave Generator in great heart and recognise that the time is right time to step aside and entrust the business to someone with a fresh vision and different perspective,” says Ryan Wilson.
Slashing commute time could save NZ from 900,000 tonnes of C02
In New Zealand, workers could save between 7.7 and 8.8 million hours of commuting time every year.
Why flexible working could make good business sense
“You can always give it a go on a trial basis. If it’s not working, be honest."
Huge market for flexible working tech in NZ
Kiwi ICT companies will be a major beneficiary of an upcoming economic boom from growth in flexible working.
Regus flexible working space opens near Auckland Airport
Next time you’re transiting through Auckland Airport, you may just want to check out a new flexible working space that has opened just up the road.
Flexible working isn't a passing fad - and it benefits everyone
The survey found flexible working reduces commuting time, enhances productivity, staff retention, job satisfaction, and creativity.
Opportunity growth in mobility as importance of flexibility rockets
According to a survey by Hays Recruitment, 89% of employers and 96% of professionals say flexibility is an area worth thinking about.
One in five NZ businesses offer flexible work hours for parents - MYOB
60% offer some form of flexible work options to staff – including almost one-in-five that make specific work arrangements for staff who are parents.
Recruitment expert’s top tips for hiring the right talent for your organisation
Desire for flexibility and varied work has given rise to the ‘portfolio career’: where professionals position themselves as freelancers.
Jabra’s new earbuds aim to be the perfect office companion
"The Jabra Evolve 75e delivers professional sound for calls and music."
Work-life balance a challenge for NZ businesses
Stress was a challenge in 62% of organisations surveyed, and 50% of respondents noted concerns about the mental health of staff or colleagues.
Australia and New Zealand behind when it comes to leveraging new tech
Only 16% of ANZ professionals consider technology to be an ‘enabler of automating menial tasks to save time.’
Jabra: Work from anywhere with your mobile office
Advances in technology are providing modern workers with greater opportunities to perform their jobs from any location.