Lack of Flexible Working Leaves Employees Missing Major Life Events
Oct31

Lack of Flexible Working Leaves Employees Missing Major Life Events

A recent survey has revealed that 67% of employees have missed major life events due to a lack of flexible working within their organisation.   The survey conducted by workplace wellbeing organisation Liberty Mind, was created to fully understand the impacts on employees who do not have the opportunity of flexible working.     From those surveyed it was found that a staggering 40% had missed hospital or health-related appointments due...

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Lack Of Flexibility Pushes Workers To Consider Starting Their Own Business
Oct17

Lack Of Flexibility Pushes Workers To Consider Starting Their Own Business

PeoplePerHour, the UK’s leading freelance marketplace, today reveals that 71% of Britain’s employed workforce have considered starting their own business with the highest number (46%) of employees over 45 unafraid and ready to take the plunge.     Prospective entrepreneurs are jumping from employment to achieve what PeoplePerHour calls “the work dream”, which equates to having a better work life balance (39%), flexible hours (32%) and...

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How to Keep Remote Workers Engaged
Oct01

How to Keep Remote Workers Engaged

As a business owner or HR manager, you’ll have no doubt found that worker engagement can blow just as hot and cold as the weather we’re having at the moment. When employees are riding high, they’re productive, motivated and happy, but all too often, all it takes is a little knock to their confidence and they’re back down to earth with a bump.     When dealing with remote employees, maintaining a consistent level of engagement can be...

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How to attract and retain the best workforce in a digital world
Sep27

How to attract and retain the best workforce in a digital world

Guest Blog By Bradlee Allen, Product Evangelist, Fuze   We’re experiencing a fundamental shift in the world of work, driven by technology advancements and a rapidly-changing worker mindset. Work is no longer “where we are”—it’s “what we do.”     Demand for flexible working, open office cultures, and a positive work-life balance has never been stronger. Don’t be fooled by the hype around millennials either. These expectations are not...

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Why the recruitment sector needs flexible working
Sep06

Why the recruitment sector needs flexible working

Guest Blog by Sanj Mahal, Founder & CEO of AndCo   While the concept of flexible working may seem at odds with the recruitment sector’s traditional working cultures, early adopters within the industry are reaping the benefits of a different way of working.   Flexible working provides an array of benefits to businesses, including improved work-life balance, increased productivity and enhanced motivation. For the recruiters...

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Employers must introduce more flexibility to support new Fathers who are physically and emotionally worn out
Jun06

Employers must introduce more flexibility to support new Fathers who are physically and emotionally worn out

It’s Men’s Health Week from 11-17 June, an annual event that seeks to raise awareness about health issues affecting men. This year the focus is on diabetes, but previous years have looked at waistlines, stress and work and health issues.   Talking Talent, a coaching consultancy leading the gender diversity agenda is marking this week by highlighting the challenges and pressures facing new Dads at work and calling on employers to...

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Employees who aren’t allowed to work flexibly are twice as likely to experience stress at work
Apr25

Employees who aren’t allowed to work flexibly are twice as likely to experience stress at work

Employees who do not have an option to work flexibly are twice as likely to experience work-related stress than those with flexible workdays, a survey from VitalityHealth has revealed.   Britain’s Healthiest Workplace* – an annual survey developed by VitalityHealth and delivered in partnership with the University of Cambridge and RAND Europe, which studies the link between health risks and productivity – revealed that employees who do...

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Is Flexible Working The Way Forward?
Apr11

Is Flexible Working The Way Forward?

Like the world of fashion, innovative work methods, HR trends and management interventions are subject to trends; hip and happening for a time, before quickly falling out of style. However, one particular hype appears to have made a lasting impression; flexible working. What does flexible working mean? For decades, a lot of work in industrialized countries happened in office environments between the hours of 9 AM and 5 PM. However,...

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Flexible working makes jobs more attractive, say UK employees
Mar20

Flexible working makes jobs more attractive, say UK employees

Three quarters of UK employees say that the option of working flexibly would make a job more attractive to them, while nearly a third would prefer flexible working to a pay rise, according to a new study.   The research, conducted by Powwownow, found that 75% of workers would favour a job that gives their employees the option to work flexibly – up from 70% in 2017. A staggering 81% of women say that flexible working would make a job...

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New Trend For Employees Taking Regular, Short Break From Work Boosts Performance
Dec22

New Trend For Employees Taking Regular, Short Break From Work Boosts Performance

A NEW TREND for workers to take regular breaks throughout the working day has been identified – but, according to new research, it’s not all bad news for employers and business owners.     A survey of 1,000 British adults published by ElectricTobacconist.co.uk as part of theTake a Break Report 2017 revealed that almost 1 in 2 workers (49%) take short breaks from their work as often as every 2 hours, and 15% do so once per hour – but...

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Uninspiring bosses and low self-esteem stopping Brits from exercising at work
Sep27

Uninspiring bosses and low self-esteem stopping Brits from exercising at work

  Low self-esteem (22 per cent) and embarrassment around poor fitness (25 per cent) are stopping UK employees exercising with colleagues One in 10 employees (11 per cent) are deterred by the prospect of wearing spandex and gym gear in front of colleagues – a worry that may be fuelled by over a quarter (26 per cent) of managers seeing this as unprofessional 61 per cent of UK employees say their employer doesn’t encourage them to lead...

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Is it time to boot the commute?
Sep22

Is it time to boot the commute?

Graham Bird, Director of workplace consultancy, Where We Work- explores the effects of a daily commute and explains how the rush-hour race can be reduced …    With over 24 million regular commuters making an average daily journey of 56 minutes per day- and as many as 3.4 million travelling for two hours or even longer- it’s safe to say, that many of us are subject to the perils of the daily commute. But, whilst we dutifully continue...

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Tech firm eases pressure on working families
Sep14

Tech firm eases pressure on working families

UKFast offers extra day off for parents on first day at school As four and five year-olds up and down the country get ready to start their educational journey, working parents are having to make special arrangements to see their little ones off for their big day, or pick them up when the bell goes. But parents at Manchester technology firm UKFast will not have that worry, as CEO Lawrence Jones has offered all parents of new school...

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Research finds that ‘workend’ is the new weekend
Sep01

Research finds that ‘workend’ is the new weekend

Research shows 65 per cent of UK office workers have to work at the weekend to get the job done Office workers could earn an extra £3,359 per year on average if paid for weekend work Over a quarter of weekend workers have worked almost a full day (5-8 hours) on a Saturday 9% have pretended they had worked at the weekend when they hadn’t Full-time office employees are finding that their precious weekends are becoming the ‘workend’,...

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The case for flexible working
Aug25

The case for flexible working

Richard Morris, UK CEO, Regus   Consider the typical working day. An early start, a stressful commute to reach a fixed point before 9am, a lunchbreak – often curtailed and spent at the desk – and a tiring journey home, leaving the office at a set time to ensure that travel connections are made.  Although the notion of the 9-5 working day was established in Victorian times the fact is that not much has changed regarding...

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