Dovetail Business Round-Up: April

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Making sure you don’t miss the important HR & Business news in Dorset and Hampshire and beyond – here is Dovetail’s Business Round-Up of latest headlines + local businesses featured ‘in the news’:

General News

Why you should treat your staff like customers!
Dorset Chamber Chief talks to the Daily Echo about how employers’ say that they often find it challenging to recruit good quality people. Indeed, a recent survey reported that up to 70 per cent of businesses currently recruiting were experiencing difficulties in finding the right people, particularly at a managerial and professional level.
View full story: Bournemouth Echo

Pret a Manger comes to Bournemouth – hopefully!
Work has started on the old Miss Selfridges premises in central Bournemouth – and we’re very excited that the successful
Pret A Manager is planning to join us in Bournemouth!
View full story: Dorset Business

CEO of a US tech start-up asks job applicants to send him a text.
Jager McConnell, Chief Executive at Crunchbase, a San Francisco-based business information aggregator, popped his digits onto the bottom of a recent press release asking engineers to “text me directly”.
View full story: HR Grapevine

Apprenticeship Levy: Government legislation introduced will change how the industry operates forever.
IR35 and, to a lesser extent, the Apprenticeship Levy have gone down as well as a Celebrations box full of Bounty’s on Christmas Day.
View full story: Recruitment Grapevine

How we are turning to the ‘Gig Economy’ to make ends meet
As 8% of Americans and 14% of Britons have turned to the so-called “gig economy” to make ends meet, doing tasks such as driving for Uber or Lyft, cleaning apartments for Handy or doing odd jobs via TaskRabbit, I have joined them as an UberEats and UberRush cycle courier.
View full story: The Guardian

JP Morgan consider post- Brexit options
Bournemouth’s biggest private employer, JP Morgan, has said it will “not rush into any decisions” about its future in the UK – despite reports that it is buying a building in Dublin.
But a memo to staff plays down concerns that it is preparing for large-scale transfer of jobs from its UK bases in London, Bournemouth and Glasgow.
View full story: Bournemouth Echo

Sector Focus: Technology

Martha Lane Fox considers the moral role of technology in Britain’s future
We are in an age of marvellous technology but also of staggering incomprehension. We rely on technology for almost everything – our banks, our healthcare, our transport – but we have no idea how it might work or how to hold it to account. At best, that leads to “understand the necessary hashtags”-style blunders. At worst, it leads to companies having the freedom to make foolish or unethical decisions that put our privacy and security at risk.
View full story: The Guardian

Company Focus: Coretx

Coretx which has offices and a data centre in Poole, has bought 365IT .
The deal values the business at £5.4million. Coretx which provides cloud and managed IT services, was created from the acquisition of two business in early 2016 – Selection Services and the Westbourne-based C4L.
View full story: Bournemouth Echo

Company Focus: Siemens

Engineering giant Siemens in Poole – confirms commitment to the UK.
Siemens has around 500 manufacturing and administrative staff at Sopers Lane, Poole where it makes traffic lights and road signals. The company had written to its 14,000 UK staff ahead of last year’s EU referendum, setting out concerns about a vote to leave. But it subsequently said that it would be staying in the UK.
View full story: Bournemouth Echo

& Further afield

2,000 jobs are set to be created at a new ‘engineering excellence’ business park in a massive economy boost for Dorset. The Echo reported last month how building work was underway on a £2.5m project to create 20 new employment units at the Dorset Enterprise Zone at Winfrith.
View full story: Bournemouth Echo


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