Is the cost of monitoring employees at home worth the erosion of trust?

Venturebeat, a US tech website, raised potential concerns about the emergence of AI surveillance of employees at home. Employee monitoring from cameras to keyboard clicks is nothing new, but this is a potentially unwelcome extension. We think there is...

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Is moral hazard on the rise during this pandemic

Moral hazard in economics happens when an individual or an institution increases their exposure to risk knowing they will not have to bear the full cost of those risks.The fear of moral hazards occurring is heightened during crises where...

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Is this the death of the office?

The wider tech community has been arguing, for some time, that the physical corporate office is outdated and outmoded and that the Coronavirus (Covid-19) crisis signals its final death knell. And yet the great tech giants of silicon-valley have...

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How workplace culture can make a difference

When I co-founded ACF Equity Research, with our MD Christopher Nicholson, we were very clear that we wanted to be different. A different kind of research house. With very different values to those of our competitor set. We believed...

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Why aren’t more women working in technology (STEM)?

There’s a long tradition of scientific research being used to make a case why women can’t do something. The publication of The Gendered Brain by Professor Gina Rippon earlier this year laid out (and debunked) centuries of questionable research,...

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