Rail bosses hope offering redundancy compromise will end RMT strikes

Rail companies and unions edged closer towards a deal yesterday with bosses at Network Rail hinting that they had put together a package that met one of the RMT’s key demands to end strike action.

The state-owned company had previously refused to rule out compulsory redundancies as part of efficiency savings that it was demanding in return for an improved pay offer.

“We think we’ve got a package of no compulsory redundancies and some other long sought-after things that the union and our employees have been after,” he told the BBC. “We want to move forward with that package but we can only do that once we are clear that the productivity [gains] to pay for it are in place. At the moment the union is refusing to agree with that.”

Yesterday 40,000 members of the union walked out for a second day of nationwide action, shutting much of the … Read more

Ritu Jyoti: Trusted AI Thought Leader Driving Research

Being recognized as a trusted advisor to the world’s largest technology firms and an executive analyst for Fortune 500 organizations is a commendable milestone that isn’t easy to achieve. Making it possible with a vast experience of 25 plus years, Ritu Jyoti is setting incredible standards. Currently, she serves as the Group VP for AI & Automation Research and Market Advisory Services at International Data Corporation tasked with serving as Global AI Research Lead, and driving AI thought leadership. She is a tenacious leader who thrives in ambiguous situations and environments.

IDC is a premier global provider of market intelligence, advisory services, and events for the information technology, telecommunications, and consumer technology markets. IDC helps IT professionals, business executives, and investment communities make fact-based decisions on technology purchases and business strategies. Ritu is justifying her role by providing strategic insights to help its clients achieve their key business objectives. She … Read more

Why your Dev Team is More Robust When they Work Remotely

There are many benefits to employing a remote dev team. You’re opening yourself up to find the best IT talent, and how that gives you the opportunity to hire some really remarkable people.

But hiring remote dev teams isn’t just about the people, even we’ll admit that. Hiring remotely helps your company meet its targets for carbon footprint reduction. It also saves you money; you’ll need less square footage of office space and less equipment to go on them.

And if all that wasn’t enough, remote dev teams are more robust. By their very nature, they are a built-in fail-safe against problems that would bring a regular group to a standstill. Issues like these:

  1. Network Failures

Have you ever lost a day or more to a company-wide network outage? Frustrating, isn’t it. Maybe it’s a hardware failure, or perhaps someone took the bait on a phishing attempt, and your Tech … Read more

7 Movie Villains Teaching Valuable Life Lessons

Mythical and epic stories from around the world are something everyone is familiar with and have witnessed at least once in their lifetime. In this modern world, as we enter a different mode of storytelling, movies have become an integral part of our lives.

Growing up, we have encountered numerous heroes and superheroes through the prominent movies of Marvel and DC comics. Besides these comic-based movies, numerous films have given us a sense of what is good and bad. Based on the plot and the story, some movie characters have also shown us what should be done, no matter how bad.

Most movies focus on an angle that portrays the good side of the story or shows the so-called ‘Hero’ is a good spotlight. Focusing entirely on the character’s good will and deeds, the character development of other characters is often border-lined, especially with the character of the villain.

In … Read more

The Most Profitable Side Hustles In 2022

Side hustles have become quite popular since the pandemic. And while this could be due to the sudden increase in job loss and unemployment, it might also be due to more professionals realizing the power of a successful side hustle.

Not only are side hustles a great way to generate a bit of extra income, but they’re also a fantastic way to capitalize on a hobby or interest.

So, whether you’re hoping to make some extra money to put towards annual vacations or you’re hoping to get more out of your hobbies, we’ve listed the most profitable side hustles in 2022.

Selling Photo and Video Content

In today’s digital day and age, anyone can be a photographer and videographer with the right equipment and enough passion. There are also quite a few effective ways to successfully generate profit in this regard, from starting a YouTube channel to selling stock photos.… Read more