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Flexible working hours, not bonuses or unlimited holidays, is key to employee motivation and business success?

ver half (52%) of British workers picked ‘flexi hours’ as the perk that most motivates them to be a better employee in a survey conducted by Workfront®, the leading provider of cloud-based Enterprise Work Management solutions. In second place was ‘generous bonus packages’ at 40%, with ‘unlimited holidays’ coming in third at 31%. Although there has been a rise in companies offering…

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62% of today’s multi-generational workforce now working from anywhere

Being able to work from anywhere is believed to boost performance with 98% of all respondents to a survey believing that anywhere working has a positive impact on productivity, according to Polycom’s Future of Work survey. The survey notes that almost two thirds (62%) of the global working population are currently taking advantage of flexible working practices. Findings also showed…

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Amazon to Add 30,000 Part-Time U.S. Jobs

Company says it is hiring warehouse, customer-service workers to keep up with growth in business Amazon.com Inc. said it would create 30,000 part-time positions in the U.S. over the next year, nearly doubling the total as its customer base and sprawling warehouse network expand. READ MORE: Amazon in talks to start MVNO in Germany Of the jobs, 25,000 will be warehouse…

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Trends in productivity, workforce roles and technology adoption

Automation specialist Chef Software has released the results of a survey of over 1,500 IT practitioners and decision-makers across app, infrastructure, security and cross-functional teams. The findings show technology rollout increasing faster than headcount. The use of automation is on the rise, with more established technologies seeing wider adoption. Less than half of our users describe their teams as being infrastructure focused,…

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When I Work Launches WorkChat, Bringing All Team Communications to One Place for Hourly Workers and Business Owners

When I Work, the easiest way to schedule, track time and communicate with hourly workers, commemorates Employee Appreciation Day on March 3rd by unveiling WorkChat, a new and secure team messaging service that enables small- and mid-sized businesses to discuss and agree to schedules, shift-swapping, vacation plans, availability and more. The service improves the quality of these interactions and allows…

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As Large Enterprises Seek to Improve Productivity Clarizen Sees Record Growth

Clarizen, the global leader in collaborative work management software, today announced record-setting growth in 2016. Clarizen anticipates this trend will accelerate in 2017 as more enterprises become proactive in improving business agility by facilitating better collaboration among all their employees. Clarizen’s success reflects the growth of the global project and portfolio management market, which IDC predicts will grow to reach…

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The Global Workforce Is Increasingly Mobile

Some 64% of Job Seekers Worldwide Are Interested in Working Abroad, While 76% Are Interested in Working as Freelancers, Says a New Report from The Boston Consulting Group and Recruit Works Institute A survey of job seekers around the world who found new work in 2015 reveals that 64% were interested in working abroad, while 7% had already moved to…

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German IT and telecom workforce grows 3% in Q3

The number of employees in the German IT and telecommunications sector increased again in the third quarter of 2016, according to new statistics from the German Department of Statistics (Destatis). The latest employment figures show a 3.1 percent rise in the IT and communications workforce in Q3 2016 compared to the same quarter in 2015. READ MORE: Everybody who’s anybody has…

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