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Prolific aims to establish industry standards for human data use in AI
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Prolific introduces a first-of-its-kind Participant Wellbeing report, advocating for ethical human data use in AI and academic research, following controversies over AI tasker exploitation.
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Four-day week could become standard by 2029 – report
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One third of Singapore's workforce predicts a four-day work week to be standard by 2029, according to a recent survey.
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Cisco bolsters Project SAIVE to prevent railway suicides
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cloud services
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digital technology
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Tech giant Cisco is uniting with Purple Transform to advance Project SAIVE, an initiative employing AI tech to identify and aid individuals at risk of suicide on railways.
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Vivup & Perkbox announce merger to boost UK employee benefits sector
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mental health
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Health and wellbeing providers Vivup and Perkbox reveal a merger backed by Great Hill Partners, striving for an all-in-one solution for UK employee benefits and wellbeing.
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Quantexa teams up with NHS & University of Liverpool for AI health hub
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Quantexa partners with NHS and the University of Liverpool to establish a Global AI Health Hub for tackling global mental health crises.
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IWD 2024: How AI can help new mothers with their mental health
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New research reveals the undeniable potential of AI chatbots, like Wysa, to provide essential mental health support to expectant and new mothers.
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IWD 2024: Inspiring the next generation of leaders through well-being
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Edtech advancing inclusivity and well-being in classrooms, fostering female leadership as International Women's Day 2024 focuses on 'Inspire Inclusion' theme.
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IWD 2024: Harmony & flexibility: A blueprint for female leadership in fintech
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Amid a growing need for work-life balance, female leaders in fintech are ushering in a new approach, centred on harmony and flexibility, leading to more sustainable, inclusive, and creative workplaces.
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IWD 2024: Empowering Women’s Mental Health Through Digital Storytelling
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Under the helm of new CEO Katie Acheson, batyr launches 'OurHerd', an app empowering the mental health of young women through digital storytelling, this International Women's Day 2024.
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IWD 2024: Speak with your subconscious to enhance progress everywhere
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mental health
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investment
A focus of International Women's Day 2024 supports personal investment to enrich lives, enhance careers, and empower industries.
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SafeWatch App bridges gap in Australia's escalating mental health crisis
Tue, 27th Feb 2024
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With suicide rates surpassing road deaths in Australia, the SafeWatch Companion App provides accessible mental health support for Australians facing long wait times and rising therapy costs.
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UK's Tablerone among top 10 for tretton37's 'Startup Boost' programme
Tue, 6th Feb 2024
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app development
UK's startup, Tablerone, selected among top 10 globally for tretton37's 'Startup Boost' programme aimed at supporting socially impactful ventures.
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Great Office Return sees 92% of firms initiate mandatory in-office policy
Tue, 30th Jan 2024
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mental health
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cios
Amid the 2023 'Year of the Great Office Return', 92% of UK firms enacted mandatory in-office policies leading to 40% reinstating a full workweek, despite notable commuting costs and disruptions.
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Tiny Happy HR leverages data analytics to enrich work experience
Wed, 3rd Jan 2024
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big data
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bi
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data analytics
Tiny Happy HR utilises sophisticated data analytics to advance the future of work, fostering an optimised, inclusive, and fulfilling workplace environment.
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Cyber security budget cuts linked to mental health issues, survey reveals
Wed, 20th Dec 2023
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encryption
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advanced persistent threat protection
IT professionals' mental health impacted by reduced cyber security budgets, Integrity360 survey shows.
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Mesh Ai debuts Simpatico Teams, an AI-powered Australian first
Thu, 14th Dec 2023
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microsoft
Mesh AI introduces Simpatico Teams, Australia's inaugural AI-powered tool aiding in managing mental health at workplaces.
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Smokeball recognised as a top workplace for women in 2023 in Australia
Mon, 13th Nov 2023
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melbourne
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cios
Smokeball, Australian legal software developer, has been lauded as one of the Best Workplaces for Women in 2023.
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Start-ups recognised at Singtel Group Future Makers 2023 for societal impact tech
Tue, 7th Nov 2023
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edutech
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cloud services
Six start-ups have been lauded at Singtel Group Future Makers 2023 for their innovative tech addressing societal challenges.
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Purple Transform gains Innovate UK funding for suicide risk detection AI
Mon, 30th Oct 2023
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ai
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mental health
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railway
Purple Transform secures funding from Innovate UK to develop AI models that identify individuals at risk of suicide on railways.
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Micro-credentials advance workplace diversity and inclusion
Mon, 30th Oct 2023
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dei
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micro-credentials
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d2l
Micro-credentials are key in enhancing diversity and inclusivity in the commercial landscape and addressing employment issues, says D2L.
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Smartsheet announces new Australian region to meet APJ data regulations
Tue, 24th Oct 2023
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partner programmes
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compliance
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mental health
Smartsheet is set to establish a new regional instance in Australia in 2024 to comply with APJ data regulations.
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Zensory partners Flux to bolster clinician’s well-being support
Fri, 13th Oct 2023
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app development
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partner programmes
The partnership offers members discounted access to the app, accelerating innovation and making the platform an inclusive go-to community for clinicians.
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AI-driven solutions revolutionising global mental health support
Thu, 12th Oct 2023
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chatbots
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AI enhances global mental health support by aiding diagnoses, early symptom detection, and customised treatment.
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Transforming office desks into stress-free sanctuaries
Wed, 11th Oct 2023
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wfh
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remote working
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productivity
Jenny Folley, CEO of @WORKSPACES, champions stress-free office transformations post-COVID for improved well-being.