The most popular abilities Britain’s companies have looked for this year have been revealed by LinkedIn as the network listed the top ten skills recruited for in 2016.
Some £20m will be paid to cycle wear manufacturer Assos of Switzerland and German menswear retailer Anson’s Herrenhaus to settle ongoing disputes about alleged Asos trademark infringements.
Facebook Pages is having a slight makeover, which will see call-to-action buttons allow people to shop then and there, get a quote and move around more seamlessly.
In what was deemed 2015’s largest legal battle, the animation community filed a class-action lawsuit against DreamWorks alleging wage theft and unfair competition – and the studio is now prepared to reach a settlement.
After a record breaking year for M&A in 2015, Reuters figures have shown that merger activity over the first three quarters of 2016 has slowed significantly.
Health body ukactive, in partnership with Tech City UK and AXA PPP, has launched health and fitness accelerator ActiveLab, which will come complete with the support of seasoned leaders from the likes of David Lloyd Leisure, Fitness First and more.
Brexit doesn’t seem to be dampening venture capital appetite, as Venture Pulse unveiled that the number and value
of deals increased in Q3 2016.
Despite research showing investment banks are putting money into tackling staff wellbeing, just 18 per cent of employees say firms have a positive attitude to mental health issues – and thus regard it as a taboo topic.
This month, the information commissioner’ s office (ICO) fines TalkTalk for failing to adequately protect its customers’ personal data. The record-breaking £400,000 penalty followed a cyberattack of which the telecoms provider was the victim, however the incident brought to light serious failings in its data practices.
According to the Business population estimates report from the government’s Department for Business, Energy and International Strategy (BEIS), the number of private UK businesses in operation has reached a record high of 5.5m.
The social economy is on the rise, and YouGov revealed how the nation believes it’s all because companies have started getting a bit greedier.
Business leaders are worried about the UK’s skills gap. It’s nothing new – the debate on why we can’t seem to close the gap is almost as old as the dreaded productivity puzzle. But our obsession with education could be one of the catalysts.