Peaks and platforms: summiting employee engagement

The era of water cooler chats and expensive international phone calls are fading. Nowadays, employees are chatting with colleagues on the other side of the world over Slack, Workplace and Skype. As technology evolves and workforces become more agile, employers are looking for ways to keep that community feel about their organisation. I attended the

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Graduates: Relocating to London

In my last instalment on graduate job hunting, I shared my thoughts on how perseverance, drive and an open mind can lead you into the perfect start to your career. As I touched upon, my experience of landing my graduate role here at Ruder Finn was a pretty swift process, but another big change was

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Tech / healthcare partnerships: brave new world or false dawn?

News this week (1st May) that Gilead has inked a partnership with Alphabet subsidiary Verily is proof of the growing appetite tech and life science companies for working together. But, for all the lofty ambitions expressed in the business news pages, these companies are fundamentally different in many ways – not least in how they communicate. 

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Perseverance and Drive: Graduate Job Hunting

Transitioning from university to a working life is daunting – after spending three years or more attending lectures and seminars, writing essays and dissertations, having plenty of spare time on your hands (for some) – it’s difficult to imagine how life will be afterwards. In essence, you’ve taken a big chunk of life studying a

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Survival of the fittest: humanity vs. bacteria

Can you imagine a world without effective antibiotics where an infected cut, chemotherapy treatment or a routine operation such as having your appendix removed could be life threatening? In 1928 Alexander Fleming revolutionised the field of medicine through his accidental discovery of penicillin – the world’s first antibiotic. Antibiotics are now one of the most

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Unlocking the next 10 years of healthcare innovation

Do you work in digital health? Take part in our survey here: http://bit.ly/medtech2018 Tech is from Mars, pharma is from Venus? The next big innovations in healthcare are as likely to come from smartphones and smart devices, as they are than from laboratories.  Call it medtech, healthtech, digital health, or digiceuticals, big developments are at hand.

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Why the future of robots is human

Last year was the year of the robots, you couldn’t get away from the headlines declaring robots are going to replace our jobs and speculation on the future of automation and artificial intelligence (AI). This year the robots continued to show us humans what they are made of, with Chrissy Teigen’s public “shading” of Sophia

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Top ten tips for better note taking

Good note-taking can really make a difference to your ability to keep on top of work. But effective note-taking can take time to master, as different methods work better for different people. After going on a note-taking training course, I learnt that there are numerous ways in which people take notes. Some people may prefer

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Driving the future: Are you preparing yourself for a world where you are always the passenger?

The car. Where to begin. Can you imagine trying to explain a car to a seventeenth century man? “Basically, Sir. You know your horse and carriage – imagine that without the horse, and the carriage has this new-fangled thing called an ‘engine’ in that powers it… just like a horse. But not a horse.” Preposterous, he’d probably

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It’s time for change, but it won’t be in your pocket!

It was announced earlier on this week that fast food supremo Burger King has launched its own crypto-currency in Russia. WhopperCoin, aptly named after the brand’s famous Whopper burger, is a new Blockchain loyalty program which will allow customers to claim a coin for every rouble (1.3p) they spend on the Whopper sandwich. However, this

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