Two thirds of young people say Covid-19 has made it harder to find decent jobs
Nov26

Two thirds of young people say Covid-19 has made it harder to find decent jobs

New research published today by the Institute for Employment Studies details the struggle that young jobseekers are facing in the post-lockdown labour market.  Young people were among the hardest hit groups in the Covid-19 crisis, seeing the largest falls in employment, disruption to education and continued negative impacts on their mental health, aspirations and future prospects. Key findings include: Three quarters of young...

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Are businesses suffering the vacancy effect?
Nov18

Are businesses suffering the vacancy effect?

As businesses weigh up the pros and cons of remote working, a new white paper, produced by office design experts Oktra, reflects on how attitudes have changed over the last eighteen months. In summary, the paper concludes that working from home is generally fine if you’re older, wealthier, male and established in your career. Others may struggle. Organisations are tempted by a reduction in premises costs but concerned about losing the...

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UK workers looking forward to returning to the office, but worry about impact on health
Nov18

UK workers looking forward to returning to the office, but worry about impact on health

As businesses continue to return to the office, new research from Canada Life1 today reveals the hopes, fears and concerns of employees. Over half (55%) of employees expecting to return to the office having worked from home say they are looking forward to returning, while 63% added that they will enjoy the buzz of the office. A clear consideration for many people returning to the office is the attitude of their co-workers, with 54%...

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What You Can Do To Help Keep Your Employees Together And Productive
Nov16

What You Can Do To Help Keep Your Employees Together And Productive

If you want a business filled with employees who are happy working with each other and productive, then you will need to create a culture that welcomes hard work and pushes everyone on in a friendly way. If you’re not sure where to get started, then this article is for you. Recognise Their Progress If you want your employees to be happy within the workplace and satisfied with their job role, then you should be recognising their...

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Heading to work in an office for the first time? Here’s everything you need to know
Nov15

Heading to work in an office for the first time? Here’s everything you need to know

Thousands of Brits will be starting a new office job or making their first visit to the workplace in the coming months and could therefore be entering an office environment for the first time.   Office work is one of the largest industries in the UK, but due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many British workers have found themselves working from home as a result of movement restrictions. This has meant...

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Majority (67%) of employees in the UK and Ireland are reluctant to return to the office
Nov12

Majority (67%) of employees in the UK and Ireland are reluctant to return to the office

The majority (67%) of UK and Irish office workers are reluctant to return to the office post-Covid. That’s according to a new European study by global workplace creation experts Unispace. The study – which combined the results of an in-depth survey of 3,000 office workers, 2,750 employers in leadership roles at organisations with 50+ employees, and interviews with global senior leaders in Real Estate, HR and Operations – also revealed...

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Why we need to ban “busy” in a post pandemic world
Nov11

Why we need to ban “busy” in a post pandemic world

Alex Graves, CEO of Silicon Reef and an expert in modern working models and technology, explains why we need to stamp out the b word in the workplace. If you ask someone how their week was, the answer is usually, “busy.” In fact, superficially, we’ve never been busier. Recent research shows that 52 per cent of UK workers said they were doing more hours in a week when working from home[i]. Saying you’re busy is a badge of honour. It’s...

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Pros & cons of hybrid working
Nov04

Pros & cons of hybrid working

Andrea Gray – Managing Director of music licensing company PPL PRS A recent global study revealed that over 97% of workers wish to work remotely for the rest of their career, even if only some of the time. While necessitated for many by Covid-19, remote working is evidently effective. While the global business landscape continues along the road to recovery, employers are weighing up employee performance and preference pre- versus...

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Half of Brits would refuse to reveal their COVID Vaccination status to their employer
Nov02

Half of Brits would refuse to reveal their COVID Vaccination status to their employer

According to the new 2021 Unisys Security Index™, concerns in the UK around internet security (including computer viruses and hacking) are at the highest level in the 15 years that Unisys has been running the study. The report, which examines security attitudes of 11,000 consumers globally including 1,000 from the UK, also shows a particular increase in worries about financial security. Despite their increased levels of concern, the...

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How to design the hybrid office post-Covid
Oct22

How to design the hybrid office post-Covid

Comments by Stella Gittins, Group Director of Accouter Group of Companies “Pre-pandemic, the office was defined by rigid layouts which companies thought were necessary to support a productive work culture. Fast forward 18-months and reports of the demise of the office are abound, with employees continuing to work from home. However, rather than completely abandoning traditional workplaces, business leaders need to reframe the office...

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A third of UK workers would consider changing jobs rather than work with an unvaccinated colleague
Oct21

A third of UK workers would consider changing jobs rather than work with an unvaccinated colleague

REVEALED: As the UK is warned of a tough winter ahead, a third of UK workers would consider changing jobs rather than work with an unvaccinated colleague With yesterday’s news that COVID-19 cases are only 19,000  short of the peak number of cases ever recorded in the UK, a new study reveals that two in five (46%) workers are already feeling uncomfortable around unvaccinated colleagues. ...

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The businesses thriving post lockdown
Oct19

The businesses thriving post lockdown

Independent veterinary services are revealed as the small businesses that are thriving the most post lockdown according to a new report.   The highstreets bouncing back report carried out by card payments specialist takepayments Limited analysed card transaction data to reveal the highstreets and business types that are bouncing back and those that are struggling following the easing of lockdown restrictions.   The data...

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Can company culture survive another Covid winter?
Oct18

Can company culture survive another Covid winter?

How do we keep teams engaged with Covid rates still rising and remote working still on the agenda? Now more than ever, boosting staff engagement and morale is absolutely imperative and it is important for the whole team to stay connected. Digital marketing agency Spindogs has been working hard to keep its entire team engaged since the start of the pandemic.  Amanda Williams, Community Coordinator at Spindogs shares her top tips...

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Back to the office full time? I’d rather quit say 52% of Brits
Oct13

Back to the office full time? I’d rather quit say 52% of Brits

Research carried out by Momentive (NASDAQ: MNTV—formerly SurveyMonkey), a leader in agile experience management, exploring employees’ changing experience and expectations of work reveals that over half (52%) of British hybrid workers would leave their job if forced back into the office full time, with 11% saying they would quit on the spot. The pandemic has drastically changed the working landscape, and flexible and hybrid work have...

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Workers feel more trusted and motivated thanks to hybrid working
Oct11

Workers feel more trusted and motivated thanks to hybrid working

New research* from Kadence (formerly Chargifi) has revealed that after a year of flexible working, almost two-thirds of US and UK office workers (62%) now feel more trusted to do their job effectively. Of those workers, half also feel more motivated to do a better quality job (51%) and go the extra mile (48%) thanks to their new working arrangements. Data from future of work specialist Kadence suggests employees are working more...

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