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The Gender Pay Gap: Brainlabs on Channel 5 and BBC Radio 4

How can we tackle the gender pay gap problem? Our Head of People Operations told the BBC & Channel 5 our current approach.

What she told Channel 5 and the BBC was that gender pay is important, but the focus is in the wrong place. Unequal pay is a symptom of the problem, not the cause.  The real issue is unconscious […]

ITV News interview Pepper (and Dan)

The press just can’t get enough of Pepper. Unfortunately, if you want to film the UK’s first robot receptionist, you have to interview Dan as well, and listen to him blather on about automation.

ITV were willing to comply. Here’s a clip from the 6 o’ clock news all about the role of artificial intelligence in business.

***Warning: Contains Hammocks****


Adapt, or be crushed by the fourth industrial revolution

No business has ever had the luxury of standing still.

In the 1920s, American Express was founded as delivery service (hence the name), and Marriott originally specialised in root beer rather than hotels. Any company that has survived this long has had to adapt to the immense changes of the twentieth and early twenty-first century, which is no mean feat.


How top bosses embrace the digital revolution

Three CEOs explain how they are harnessing the digital revolution to improve both their businesses and their workers’ well-being.

Modern CEOs work in a different way to their predecessors. Social and culture changes have played a part, but it is the wider availability of secure technology that has enabled this shift. Many of today’s FTSE 250 CEOs began their careers when technology […]

Justin Bieber among favourites for office staff who want music while they work

Millennials whose great-grandmothers listened to Eric Coates’ Calling All Workers on wartime factory lines are bringing canned music into offices.

Last year, PRS for Music, which collects royalties for songwriters and composers, granted 27,000 licences to offices to play recorded music, an increase of 8 per cent on the year before.

Experts have argued for music’s ability to boost productivity since the Second World […]

Robot receptionist in the Mirror

The first ever robot receptionist clocked on for its shift at a London office today.

Pepper – named after Gwyneth Paltrow’s Iron Man character – has a screen in its chest and can identify emotions and adapt its responses.

Pictured at the Shoreditch offices of media agency Brainlabs, Pepper will greet guests on entry with personalised gestures and perform basic tasks in the workplace […]

Moving offices: How to get it right

Phones, desks, chairs, kettles, biscuit tins – packing up and moving an office is exhausting, time-consuming and often costly.

Even when the office manager (or whichever team member is managing the move at the time) has ensured that goods make it from A to B successfully, the trouble doesn’t always end there. Dan was on-hand for The Telegraph to lend some insights […]