Category: Surveys & Research

Spectrum supports the Tech Talent Charter

The Tech Talent Charter (TTC) was founded by a number of organisations across the recruitment, tech and social enterprise fields and was supported in the government’s policy paper on the UK Digital Strategy in March 2017.
The initiative was established to encourage organisations to deliver greater parity amongst their technical staff. The TTC is for organisations of all sizes, from start-ups to large multinationals, spanning all industry sectors from entertainment to banking.

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GP Bullhound Global Software Market Perspectives

GP Bullhound, the technology investment bank, has published its latest market report on the Software-as-a-Service (“SaaS”) space, examining the public company landscape, M&A, private placement and IPO trends in the first half year of 2017.

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The Future of eCommerce: The Road to 2026

The world of retail is undergoing an unprecedented wave of innovation. Technology is not the only force at work; new business models are appearing that will have a profound influence across the eCommerce and wider retail value chain. At the same time, consumer behaviours and expectations are evolving.

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Serial Entrepreneurs will be key to the success of the UK economy

A report released by Coutts and the Centre for Entrepreneurs (CFE) provides an overview of the depth and extent of serial entrepreneurship in the UK. The report entitled ‘Beyond the first business: the myths, risks and rewards of being a serial entrepreneur’ combines insights from some of the UK’s leading serial entrepreneurs along with case studies and analysis.

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Blockchain & Bitcoin 2016: A survey of global leaders

Bitcoin and Blockchain markets have fundamentally diverged over the past 12 months.

As Bitcoin and Blockchain investment fast approaches $1bn, Magister Advisors have spent the last three months speaking with over 30 of the leading Bitcoin and Blockchain companies globally (with c. $500m of total investment), plus industry groups, financial institutions and investors, to gain detailed insight and understanding of the development of the market and the direction these fascinating technologies will take in 2016.

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KPMG Global CEO Outlook Survey 2015

Growth. Volatility. Disruption. Uncertainty. When it comes to doing business, CEOs globally are being challenged to navigate the path to success within an environment of constant change.

In particular, the report highlights that 74% of CEOs are concerned about the threat of new entrants disrupting their business model and 72% see keeping current with new technologies as a key challenge.

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Top tech leaders of 2015?

Juniper Research recently released their rankings of the most influential executives in the technology space. The rankings are based on their assessment of key criteria including vision, innovation and personal capital.

The top 10 are:

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PWC’s 18th Annual Global CEO Survey (2015)

PWC’s latest Global CEO Survey explores the insights of more than 1,300 company leaders from 77 countries.

It examines the following key themes: Growth, Competition, Technology, Partnering and Diversity and concludes with the capabilities a CEO needs to compete in today’s economy.

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Deloitte’s Global Human Capital Trends 2015 Report

Deloitte’s newly published The Global Human Capital Trends 2015 report highlights 10 trends that are reshaping the nature of work and the ways organizations approach talent management. The survey examines the key talent, leadership and HR challenges of 3,300 HR and business leaders in 106 countries.

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Harvard Business Review names Amazon boss as best CEO

The Harvard Business Review (HBR) has declared Jeff Bezos, of, as the world’s best performing CEO.

In drawing up its 2014 list of the world’s best performing chief executives, Harvard Business Review examined such metrics as industry-adjusted shareholder returns, country-adjusted shareholder returns, and increase in market capitalization over a chief executive’s tenure.

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Top 10 jobs parents want for their children

A new study from Virgin Media has identified the top 10 jobs that parents want for their children:

1. Doctor, 49%
2. Engineer, 45%
3. Lawyer, 43%
4. Tech entrepreneur, 38%
5. App developer, 35%
6. Vet, 32%
7. 999 crew, 21%
8. Banker, 18%
9. Professional sportsperson, 16%
10. Musician/Artist, 16%

We’re delighted to see that becoming a Tech Entrepreneur or Engineer both score highly!

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2014 BlueSteps Work-Life Balance Report

Globalization and technology’s impact on the work environment have forced executives to find a way to integrate their work and personal responsibilities, which brought about the trend of work-life integration over the last decade.

The 2014 BlueSteps Work-Life Balance survey found that senior-level executives place highest value on flexible work schedules as they adjust to the 24/7 work week.

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