93% of working long- Covid sufferers receive support from employer
Jun11

93% of working long- Covid sufferers receive support from employer

As more is learned about the symptoms and effects of ‘Long-Covid’ research by Canada Life has revealed that the majority of employers are helping to support their colleagues. Around 1 in 20 people surveyed had received a positive test for Covid-19, of which 65% went on to experience symptoms associated with Long-Covid. Almost all (93%) of those surveyed with long-Covid who work full time said they had been offered support by their...

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UK employees “not equipped” to work from home permanently
Jun10

UK employees “not equipped” to work from home permanently

Following the news that numerous blue-chip businesses, such as KPMG and Ernst & Young, have adopted a permanent hybrid working model, new research indicates that workers do not feel they have the tools or technology they need to work from home.  The Global Working From Home Survey, commissioned by employee wellbeing specialist WRKIT, found that UK workers overwhelmingly believe that they are not equipped to work from home...

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Working as a Physician Assistant in the Times of Corona
Jun08

Working as a Physician Assistant in the Times of Corona

The health sector has gone into great work as the coronavirus outbreak caused a pandemic throughout the world. Physicians and other health workers are working day and night rigorously, trying to battle and end the pandemic. This work is becoming too much for the physicians and health workers, causing physician assistants’ needs. The physician assistant, a mid-level medical practitioner, will work under a licensed doctor’s...

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UK employees took twice as many sick days in the last year… but, not for COVID
Jun04

UK employees took twice as many sick days in the last year… but, not for COVID

A new survey by online printing specialists, instantprint, which revisited a previous study on the same topic from early in 2020 (pre-Covid), has revealed that the average number of sick days taken has almost doubled over the past year.  The new survey found that the average number of sick days taken by UK employees across 2020 was four out of 256 possible working days, this figure had almost doubled from the previous survey which had...

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Four things you can do now to support your post-pandemic workplace
Jun04

Four things you can do now to support your post-pandemic workplace

Whitney Benner, Chief People Officer at Dataminr With the vaccine rollout well underway, many businesses and workers are wondering when – or if – there will be a “return to the office” anytime soon. While the pandemic has influenced a shift in views of what can be done remotely, workers are simultaneously compiling their unique wish lists for what they want in a post-COVID workplace. At this stage in the pandemic, there’s no question...

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Over 13 million Brits were inadequately managed while working remotely
Jun04

Over 13 million Brits were inadequately managed while working remotely

2020 saw the majority of UK office workers working from home full time. And now, 43 of the UK’s biggest employers1 have said that they have no plans to bring their staff back full time so it looks like remote working, at least in part, is here to stay.  However, remote working brings new challenges many employers have not had to face before – one of the biggest being team management. New research2 from Office Furniture...

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Etsy study reveals a 72% increase in side hustles since the start of the pandemic
Jun04

Etsy study reveals a 72% increase in side hustles since the start of the pandemic

A brand new study by Money.co.uk has revealed which side hustles are dominating the world and where. More and more people are increasingly trying their hand in entrepreneurship, investing their time in turning hobbies into profitable businesses. However, some cities and industries are thriving more than others.  Using Etsy store data, this study looks at where in the world side hustles are thriving the most and the products that...

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Only 30% Of Companies Will Embrace A Full Return-To-Office Model Post-Pandemic
Jun02

Only 30% Of Companies Will Embrace A Full Return-To-Office Model Post-Pandemic

While many business leaders are drawn to vaccine passports as a solution to bring their workforces back to the office full-time, Forrester (Nasdaq: FORR) predicts that 70% of US and European companies will pivot to a hybrid work model post-pandemic. In a hybrid model setup, at least some employees can work anywhere they want for two or more days a week while coming into the office on the remaining workdays. Forrester’s research...

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Employees turning to self-directed learning during pandemic
Jun01

Employees turning to self-directed learning during pandemic

The pandemic is driving employees’ appetite for self-directed learning, new data has revealed, highlighting the need for organisations to provide adequate learning resources. This is according to data insights from Cornerstone OnDemand, which showed a six-fold increase in EMEA online learning course registrations in early 2020 when the pandemic hit. While this initial spike has since slightly decreased, online self-directed learning...

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Hybrid work model improves mental health for over a third of UK workers
May28

Hybrid work model improves mental health for over a third of UK workers

Envoy, the workplace platform dedicated to getting the world back to work, has today released results from its UK Return to the Workplace Report, examining employee attitudes on office returns one year after the pandemic caused widespread remote work. While a majority of employees (59%) remain concerned about the health and safety risks posed by a return to the office, our data reveals employees are keen to return in some capacity,...

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Back to work 2021: What we’ll miss from our WFH lives
May28

Back to work 2021: What we’ll miss from our WFH lives

Being able to go back to work has meant that most of us have had to retire our comfy work outfits. We’ll also have to stop singing loudly along to our fave tunes, and leave that stinky lunch at home.  But what are the weird WFH habits we’ll miss the most as we return to the office? Moneypenny surveyed 1,000 of UK workers to find out, revealing that for workers in the UK, digging out the basics is the toughest task. Those living...

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A third of UK jobseekers considering a career in social care, as public opinion improves after Covid-19
May25

A third of UK jobseekers considering a career in social care, as public opinion improves after Covid-19

New research has revealed that a third (31%) of UK jobseekers would now consider working in social care, with the pandemic significantly improving people’s perceptions of working in the sector. The report from The Work Foundation and Totaljobs – Social care: a guide to attracting and retaining a thriving workforce – shows how this new-found appreciation for carers could help the government and care providers improve the historic...

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Why businesses turned to digital learning to get them through pandemic year
May25

Why businesses turned to digital learning to get them through pandemic year

Now they are a year on from the start of the pandemic and starting to come through the other side, Virtual College, a leading digital training provider based in Yorkshire, looks back and reflects on what they have learnt from this year, what trends they have seen and what other businesses can learn from these insights. The significant trend is the major shift to digital learning. With offices closing and workforces having to work from...

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Post Covid-19: Websites are more important than ever for businesses!
May24

Post Covid-19: Websites are more important than ever for businesses!

AVHoster.com Shares The Hidden Advantages Of Having A Website For Your Business It is commonly known throughout the business world that websites help to maintain a 24/7 presence and boost sales. Studies have also shown that visitors seek relevant information from business-oriented websites which can help make their buying decisions. However, running a business website could also give you some hidden advantages that you may not be...

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Hybrid Working: Challenges and the Solutions
May24

Hybrid Working: Challenges and the Solutions

Hubilo CEO and Founder Vaibhav Jain explains how organisations can get the maximum value from virtual meetings as they pivot to remote and hybrid working models A flurry of leading organisations have recently announced post-pandemic working arrangements that provide employees with complete flexibility. PWC is the latest to announce that switching to a hybrid working model allows employees to choose where they work and when they work....

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