Dodging the digital climate

There has been talk recently of the need for a generation of tech junkies to ‘digitally detox’ being greater than ever. This summer, for the first time ever, the phrase ‘digital detox’ started trending on Twitter. Reports that ‘Pokemon Go’ fanatics are walking like zombies into lampposts and other clichéd objects are a sure sign...

5 top reasons start-ups should opt for coworking

Coworking’s no longer a new phenomenon, far from it in fact, but it is going from strength to strength across the country. No longer limited to big cities, many smaller towns (and even villages) will offer some sort of coworking space. So why should you consider it for your start-up? Peter Ames, from deskspace experts...

Old making way for the new

Recently, there was some disappointing news when it was announced that OysterWorld, a games company supported by Welsh government to relocate to Wales, has had to call it a day and lay off approximately 50 members of staff. OysterWorld were initially awarded £1m in financial support to create highly-skilled jobs in the region, and reportedly...

Using tech to supercharge long-standing employment services

Recruitment company Blue Arrow is widely recognised as a trustworthy, go-to source of professional talent to the businesses it supports, and this reflects throughout all its services. As part of the UK’s second largest staffing business – The Impellam Group – it thrives on a well-established understanding that, when it comes to referring the right...

Pokemon Go: How catching them all could catch you out

Unless you’ve been hiding under a Pikachu sized rock all summer, you will be aware of the latest tech craze to sweep the globe – Pokémon Go. Downloaded more than 100 million times since it launched in July, the virtual reality game has inspired millions of normally console-bound, bedroom dwelling gamers out of their homes...

Barbecue-itis and the Welsh bank holiday

There is something about the gift of a long weekend that tempts staff into taking an extra day – Bank Holiday Tuesdays almost always equal an increase in sickness absence. It’s a problem I see all too often in my role at Activ Absence – in fact, one of our largest customers, a national logistics company,...

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