Premier Inn expansion plans

Well-known hotel operator Premier Inn plans to open five new hotels in Scotland this year (2020.) This is part of its £70 million expansion plans for the UK as a whole, for 37 hotels this year and 4,000 rooms in total. These new sites include a 60-bed hotel in Aviemore, an 85-bed hotel in Thurso […]

Forget yellow, blue or red, Scotland wants to be green

According to Bank of Scotland’s Business Barometer survey, nearly 70% of two thirds of SMEs in Scotland want to be more environmentally sustainable. “The survey found 69% of small to medium sized businesses believe it is either important and very important while 72% said they have taken steps to become greener in the past 12 […]

Widespread uses of biometrics

Biometrics are measurements and/or calculations of the human body, used to identify people.

Sickness absences aren’t just data

Accurate monitoring of sickness absences is vital in any workplace. This means something more trackable than a phone-call, or an email to their line manager.

EU rules to regulate attendance monitoring

The European Court of Justice has followed his suggestion and ruled that EU member states must ensure their employers set up “an objective, reliable and accessible system enabling the duration of time worked each day by each worker to be measured.”

Remote working is rising in popularity

More and more workplaces are needing to grapple with the additional needs of remote workers, as that option becomes steadily more popular. Over the last ten years, the number of UK workers moving into remote working positions has increased by almost 250,000 according to the Office of National Statistics (ONS).