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Could you imagine a future where humans are out of work because their jobs have been taken over by highly intelligent robots? It may sound like the plot from a science fiction novel but technological advances mean it's a possibility that shouldn't be ruled out. A recent study by Oxford University found that 47% of all jobs in America could be carried out by robots with sophisticated artificial intelligence systems. We have this special report from Share Radio's Alexi Philips.
Andy Silvester, Head of Campaigns at the Institute of Directors, talks about the new IoD survey which shows that the majority of its members are set to vote to remain in the European Union. Six in ten business leaders plan to vote to remain according to the snap poll and Andy discusses this with Nigel Cassidy and Louise Cooper.
David Buik, Market Commentator at Panmure Gordon, talks about the Brexit referendum and the implications of an EU deal for the City. The Institute of Directors has found that 60% of its directors plan to vote to remain, and an open letter signed by half of the FTSE100 chairmen and chief executives say that leaving the EU “would put the economy at risk”.
This week, Nick Peters hits the Shop Floor to discuss why ever high levels of employment are not translating into higher wages with Steve Lewis, a former army officer and businessman who runs the Number 18 coffee shop in Crickhowell. Steve is one of the leaders of the Fair Tax Town programmes.
Nick looks at why leaders need to listen to their followers in order to close the digital skills gap inside corporations with Colin Sloman, Managing Director of Accenture, a consultancy firm who conducted a major survey of global businesses to assess how they are keeping up with the pace of lightning fast technological change.
Despite unemployment levels falling, and more people striking out on their own to add to the country's growing micro-business community, Nick Peters hears from Gerwyn Davies, the Labour Market Advisor at the CIPD about why this good news isn't necessarily good for wages and productivity levels.
And the good, the bad, and the ugly, Nick takes a closer look at workforce surveys to find out the do's and don'ts when it comes to writing them with Anthony Hughes of recruitment specialists Coburg Banks.
Plus, the first in our series of IDG Insights is launched, bringing you the stories that matter.
Linda Lewis speaks to Dave Millett, Founder of Equinox, an independent Telecoms Brokerage and Consultancy company, based in Putney. Since 2009 they have gathered over 250 brokerage clients around the country and are managing a number of international projects on the go as well.
Sue Dougan speaks to Richard Gillingwater (CBE), Chairman of Henderson Global Investors and recently appointed Pro-Chancellor of the Open University. Together they look back at his life and career through his chosen tracks.
Sarah Pennells is joined by Sean Tipton, Business Development Manager at ABTA (The Travel Association), and Charles Gulland, owner of Wigwam Holidays, where they discuss Easter holidays and spring breaks, as well as answering our all important listeners questions on things like insurance packages and when to get the best deals. Our Share Radio Producer Matthew Cook spoke to Lonely Planet writer, David Else, to find out the best time to go away for the Easter holidays, and book that all important break.
This week Sarah Pennells is joined by Justin Urquhart Stewart from Seven Investment Management, to discuss whether investing in commodities is worth considering during the current economic climate. Sarah and Justin also discuss what 'soft commodities' are, what type of funds invest in commodities, and how to use derivatives to get access to a commodity market.
Sarah Pennells is joined by Tom Laws from the National Careers Service, and Adam Cox from Working From Home Week, to help discuss some of the benefits and drawbacks of working from home and how to be more productive during your time at home. They also discuss what to do whether you're thinking of setting up your own company to work from home, or just want to know what your rights are in asking to work from home.
The Entrepreneur Show takes a look at interesting businesses and talks to the people behind them. Whether you already run your own business or are thinking about taking the plunge, we'll bring you everything you need to guide your business from concept to success.