Why performance appraisals are dead – turning to tech

It’s hard to know what is happening in the HR world. One minute we are being told that appraisals are dead, with the CIPD reporting in 2015 that 2/3 of businesses want to restructure the process and 1 in 20 businesses are planning to scrap appraisals altogether. Skip forward 12 months, and the CIPD are reporting...

Brexit: The impact on Wales and its tech scene

After months of speculation, the future of the UK’s EU membership will finally be decided on 23rd June. The EU referendum will give UK citizens a choice many of them have never been given before – whether the country should or shouldn’t be part of the European Union.  Naturally, this decision has been met with...

Nerves of steel – can tech help?

As a South Wales businessman, living in Neath, I have many friends working both directly and indirectly for the steel plants in Port Talbot and Trostre in Llanelli – so like many others in the region, I have everything crossed and am hoping that the current bidders are able to save as many South Wales...

A decade of telecoms: what has pushed the envelope and what is next?

The past 10 years in telecoms has seen the industry advance far more than in previous decades. Technology as a whole has allowed the unified communication business to solve bigger, more complex problems for organisations. We are now in a position where technology, and specifically telecoms, has adapted to the shift in working culture and...

Tackling stress in the tech workplace

It’s Stress Awareness Month, and on both sides of the Severn Bridge, mental health organisations are raising awareness about the need to tackle stress. This side of the bridge, changes are starting to happen, with a new mental health facility opening up in Cardiff in March and The Mental Health Today Wales 2016 conference and...

Six Nations Dream over – what’s next for Wales?

The day before England cruelly dashed Wales’ hopes to win this year’s Six Nations, the Welsh Rugby Union (WRU) quietly announced a background win with potential to impact the RFU for years to come. On the eve of the crunch clash, the WRU announced that it had successfully poached the RFU’s Head of Digital and...

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