Author: Andrew Jessop

  • Are robots actually going to steal our jobs?

    With the recent news of unemployment rising for the first time in two years, and the fact that a robot has just passed a self-awareness test, we thought we’d take a look into the issue, and separate fact from fiction. Of course, people have been concerned about machines taking their jobs for hundreds of years. The […]

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  • Introducing the Social Profile Checking Tool

    A recent survey of roughly 5,000 employers, managers and HR personnel found that 43 per cent of employers conduct background checks using social media accounts when filling a vacancy. This is but one survey of many that confirms the same thing – that employers are now vetting potential employees by carrying out quick online background […]

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  • How to privatise your social media accounts

    If you’ve checked your information through the Social Profile Checker and have decided that you want to fine-tune a few privacy settings on your social accounts, here’s our guide on how to do it: Facebook Despite some bad press, Facebook is pretty good when it comes to adjusting your privacy settings, and it can all […]

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  • HMRC drops Microsoft for Google services

    Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (HMRC) will be the first major governmental department to drop traditional Microsoft software and services and replace them with Google Apps. HMRC, the governmental department that deals with corporation tax, will have more than 70,000 employees making the switch, joining 2,500 Cabinet Office users already using Gmail. A government blog, […]

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