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£32 million boost for UK businesses
Sophie Tyler
By: Sophie Tyler

£32 million boost for UK businesses

The Bank Referral Scheme has helped nearly 800 businesses to access the investment they need to grow in the last 12 months.

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Awareness is key to fighting cybercrime in recruitment
Sophie Tyler
By: Sophie Tyler

Awareness is key to fighting cybercrime in recruitment

There has been a 33% increase in the cost of cybercrimes across all sectors since 2016, with ‘human-enabled insider threats’ now accounting for more than 90% of all incidents.

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London is the most productive UK region
Sophie Lewis
By: Sophie Lewis

London is the most productive UK region

To collect the results, researchers used state-of-the-art econometric techniques to analyse ONS data between the years 2010-2016, to produce levels of productivity in each plant of Great Britain.

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Half of UK workers quit due to a poor relationship with their boss
Jaime Thorpe
By: Jaime Thorpe

Half of UK workers quit due to a poor relationship with their boss

Four in 10 managers said that they have never received any management training, with 18% only receiving training more than a year after having taken up their new responsibilities.

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Flexible working has increased significantly in the last 20 years
Sophie Tyler
By: Sophie Tyler

Flexible working has increased significantly in the last 20 years

By offering staff the choice to work flexibly, businesses can potentially access a more diverse pool of talent to push innovation, creativity and profitability.

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Men and women differ when it comes to keeping happy at work
Sophie Lewis
By: Sophie Lewis

Men and women differ when it comes to keeping happy at work

Keeping your staff happy at work is vital to the growth of a company – but a recent report shows there’s a real difference between men and women when it comes to keeping them content.

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SMEs more susceptible to cyber-attacks
Jaime Thorpe
By: Jaime Thorpe

SMEs more susceptible to cyber-attacks

The annual cost of cyber-attacks to the small business community is estimated to be £4.5 billion, with the average cost of an individual attack put at £1,300.

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Call for rail review to incorporate skills gap in reforms
Sophie Tyler
By: Sophie Tyler

Call for rail review to incorporate skills gap in reforms

Samuel Knight International has urged the Chair of the Review to ensure that talent shortages across the sector are factored into any proposed reforms.

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