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Jan 03

David Sharp

Machine learning: you be the judge (for now)

  • Fri 3rd Jan 2020
  • David

Two recent studies have shown that machine learning solutions can diagnose cancer by processing X-ray images more efficiently and more accurately than trained radiologists. David Sharp considers the implications for learning solutions and for human judgement.

Oct 03

Is sick building syndrome making an unwelcome comeback?

  • Thu 3rd Oct 2019
  • AdamBublickiadambublickiinternationalworkplacecom

Sick building syndrome (SBS) is largely believed to be a phenomenon of the 1990s but new findings in a survey carried out by intelligent business technology experts the Remark Group show that it may well be making an unwelcome return.

Sep 19

Facial recognition 'a threat to privacy', says ICO

  • Thu 19th Sep 2019
  • AdamBublickiadambublickiinternationalworkplacecom

Facial recognition technology is in the news almost daily, and will be of special importance to anyone responsible for managing premises and people.

Feb 11

New rights for self-employed couriers in groundbreaking deal

  • Mon 11th Feb 2019
  • AdamBublickiadambublickiinternationalworkplacecom

Hermes’ self-employed couriers now have the option to take holiday pay and have guaranteed earnings following a groundbreaking deal between the consumer delivery company and GMB Union.

Alex Davies

Are employers keeping up with equality?

  • Mon 11th Feb 2019
  • AdamBublickiadambublickiinternationalworkplacecom

It seems like a week cannot pass without a report of harassment or inappropriate behaviour by high-profile figures or within well-known businesses and brands. This is despite legislation that has been designed to prevent harassment and discrimination bein

Alex Davies

Digital learning: Here’s what we’ve learned in 2018

  • Wed 19th Dec 2018
  • AdamBublickiadambublickiinternationalworkplacecom

The last 12 months seem to have denoted a marked acceleration in the move to ‘digital’. In the world of learning and development, not everyone welcomes this. We talk to a good number of senior managers responsible for managing people and workplaces and the vast majority are either unaware of just how much of a transformation learning technologies can bring; or else they are fearful of it.

Nov 19

First Computer Misuse Act prosecution results in six-month prison sentence

  • Mon 19th Nov 2018
  • AdamBublickiadambublickiinternationalworkplacecom

A motor industry employee has been sentenced to six months in prison in the first prosecution to be brought by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) under legislation that carries a potential prison sentence.

Oct 08

Corporate manslaughter and driving at work: 10 years on

  • Mon 8th Oct 2018
  • AdamBublickiadambublickiinternationalworkplacecom

The Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act 2007 (CMCHA) received royal assent in July 2007 and came into force on 6 April the following year.

Alex Davies

When suspension goes wrong

  • Fri 14th Sep 2018
  • AdamBublickiadambublickiinternationalworkplacecom

Deciding to suspend an employee should be carefully considered as the implications further down the line can be significant if you get it wrong. Suspending staff has been in the news recently following a decision by the High Court to overturn the suspension of Professor Jahangiri by her employer, St George’s Hospital.

Pam Loch

Is ‘positive action’ always a positive thing?

  • Wed 18th Jul 2018
  • AdamBublickiadambublickiinternationalworkplacecom

2018 has seen many high-profile businesses in the UK making very public statements on their efforts to encourage greater diversity in their recruitment and selection process, particularly for senior and board level roles.