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Laudale Reads: Our monthly book recommendation for March

Every month we’ll be recommending a book for you to get your teeth into. This month we’ve been reading Platform Revolution by by Geoffrey G. Parker, Marshall W. Van Alstyne and Sangeet Paul Choudary. Here’s a synopsis to whet your appetite Facebook, PayPal, Alibaba, Uber-these seemingly disparate companies have upended entire industries by harnessing a single phenomenon: the platform… Read more »

In Conversation with: Rachel Dunscombe, Director of Digital, Salford Royal

In the first of our ‘In Conversation’ with series, we spoke to Salford Royal Head of Digital, Rachel Dunscombe about the digital skills required for the workforce of the future and how the NHS is working with education and the business community to enable skills development in the North. 

Laudale Reads: our monthly book recommendation

Every month we’ll be recommending a book for you to get your teeth into. This month we’ve been reading DO/PURPOSE/Why brands with a purpose do better and matter more by David Hieatt.

How Transport for the North can significantly impact the talent landscape

This week saw Transport for the North propose a new train line that would connect Bradford to Leeds, Liverpool, Manchester and beyond.  The Northern Powerhouse Rail line is a positive development for the North but it’s not set for completion until 2030 – what does this mean for attracting talent to the North in the meantime?

New Year – No Staff? Turn your focus to staff retention before it’s too late

It’s cold and grey, the festive lights have been switched off for another year and many employees will have returned to work with a lack of motivation and energy, if this seems like an incredibly depressing start to this article then you’d be right but it’s an important time for employers to take a serious look at staff retention.

Why employers shouldn’t underestimate the power of ‘wellbeing’

Businesses spend thousands and thousands of pounds on creating the right strategy to deliver results and yet a recent piece of research said that over a third of senior HR staff do not consider employee wellbeing to be an important part of that strategy. 

This was despite the fact that the same piece of research found that 51% of HR staff see their employees struggle to concentrate when wellbeing is poor, noticed more sick days are taken and saw an increase in mental health issues.

5 things Technology leaders want to know about your opportunity

We’ve interviewed thousands of ‘Business Technology’ leaders (IT Directors, CIOs, CTOs, CDOs, ‘Heads of’, etc.), from which we’ve gained a vast amount of insight.

Interestingly, no matter how many technology leaders we speak to, 9 times out of 10, we are asked a variance of the same handful of questions.