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New Immigration System: What Do Employers Need to Know?

Hiring people from the EU will not be as easy as before Brexit.  There will be additional financial and administrative costs from 1st January 2021 when freedom of movement ends.  

Businesses will need to sponsor EU nationals to work in the UK by applying for a sponsor licence under the government’s points-based system. 

Companies are being urged to check now that they are prepared for the new immigration rules using the government’s transition tool.

Cyber Security and Working From Home

After working from home for months, Britons have developed ‘lax’ cyber security habits. According to a survey of cyber security awareness and best practices in the UK by Mimecast:

Green Jobs at the Heart of Recovery

Putting green jobs at the heart of the COVID-19 recovery could help level-up the UK's net zero commitment, according to a new report. Researchers from the London School of Economics’ Centre for Economic Performance (CEP) and the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment highlighted six key areas where the government could invest, creating both jobs and decarbonisation.

AI Trends - The Big Picture

It comes as no surprise that 2020 has witnessed an explosion in the deployment of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning technologies; increasingly finding their way into everything from advanced quantum computing systems and leading-edge medical diagnostic systems to consumer electronics and “smart” personal assistants.

Revenue generated by AI hardware, software and services is expected to reach $156.5 billion worldwide this year, according to market researcher IDC, up 12.3 percent from 2019.

Cyber Security - The New Threat Landscape

The massive number of new remote workers we now see globally brings with it many security issues. For example, most home networks have only basic security; many home users don’t have strong Wi-Fi passwords and have no protection against unauthorized access.

CleanTech Investment is Crucial for a Green Recovery

Figures for the impact of Covid-19 on the cleantech sector already make bleak reading and show the path of destruction in its wake. In the US, unemployment data for March 2020 shows every clean energy sector is being impacted by the economic crisis:

The Joel Test - 20 Years On

The Joel Test was created in August 2000 by Joel Spolsky, a software developer from New York City, who is a founder and CEO of Stack Overflow, creator of Trello project management software, and ex-Microsoft employee.

The test is designed to rate the quality of a software team, all in about 3 minutes! It consists of 12 ‘Yes / No’ questions that are intended to be quick and simple to answer.

Recruitment for Startups - How to Compete for the Top Talent

Recruiting software developers for a tech startup is a challenge - but one we rise to!  To compete with larger corporate employers as well as with later stage startups and scale-ups for the top talent, it is vital that tech startups move quickly and offer a competitive salary.

AI Signposts the Future

For some companies, global shocks have historically brought moments of truth. They can rapidly alter the business landscape and the terms of competition, often in ways that aren’t immediately apparent.