How to support the mental health of employees that work remotely
May17

How to support the mental health of employees that work remotely

By Tanya Woolf, Head of Psychological Services at Onebright With Mental Health Awareness Week taking place Monday 9 to Sunday 15 May, we wanted to raise awareness of the challenges of working remotely and the steps that business leaders can take to support their workforces. Remote working has presented challenges for companies of all sizes. Regardless of the size of a company, one thing that remains true is that fostering connection...

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What will the new legislation mean for hybrid work?
May17

What will the new legislation mean for hybrid work?

Kathryn Barnes, Employment Counsel EMEA at Globalization Partners The Bill doesn’t specifically refer to ‘hybrid work’, nor does it seek to deal with the matter at all. The hybrid work regime is a term attributed to flexible working in the age of Covid where companies have had to, where they can, allow employees to work from home. Hybrid working is the term coined to refer to employees that work from home and occasionally work at the...

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76% of employees more likely to apply for a role if flexible working is offered
May12

76% of employees more likely to apply for a role if flexible working is offered

The latest data from employee engagement experts Sodexo Engage, reveals that 76% of employees are more likely to apply for a role if there is an option to work flexible hours, highlighting that flexibility is no longer a nice-to-have but an expectation for today’s workers.  flexi According to the research, many employees do not believe that SMEs offer sufficient flexibility. Of the 52% of employees who would rather work for a big...

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New report reveals flexible learning as the key to public sector talent retention challenge 
Apr08

New report reveals flexible learning as the key to public sector talent retention challenge 

The Open University’s new report into public sector skills, Embracing Flexibility, published in partnership with Public Sector Executive, highlights a desire for more flexibility and learning and development opportunities in one of the largest recent UK public sector employee surveys.  According to this four-nations report, adapting to a flexible hybrid working model is key to staff retention within...

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5 Ways to convince your boss to let you work remotely
Apr08

5 Ways to convince your boss to let you work remotely

During the pandemic, working from home has become the new norm. Though reluctant at first, employees have learned to appreciate flexible hours, lack of commute, and more time with their families. But today, an increasing number of employers are eager to drive their workers back to the office.  Some workers are welcoming the change. Many people reported feeling lonely and uncomfortable without meeting colleagues every week during...

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Remote work gives UK counties new chance to become tech hubs 
Apr07

Remote work gives UK counties new chance to become tech hubs 

Cost of living means counties like Ayrshire, Wrexham and Cumbria could see influx of talent Ten counties in the UK could be home to a new generation of tech talent after the rise of remote work across the country, according to new research. With Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg suggesting that 50% of the company’s workforce could be working remotely by 2030, the strong likelihood is that other tech organisations will follow suit, meaning...

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Hybrid working could improve workforce inclusion for 1.3 million people in the UK
Apr04

Hybrid working could improve workforce inclusion for 1.3 million people in the UK

Greater workplace flexibility could help open up new employment opportunities for 1.3 million people in the UK with disabilities, caring responsibilities, and those based in rural locations, according to a new study from LinkedIn, the world’s largest professional network. For those who may struggle to commute or work regular hours, the opportunity to work from home or work flexible hours has the potential to improve workforce...

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The hidden impact of remote working on your employees’ wellbeing
Mar30

The hidden impact of remote working on your employees’ wellbeing

Remote working is not new, and there are many businesses that have implemented a successful remote working policy long before recent events made it the ubiquitous phenomena it is today. However, the COVID pandemic has meant businesses that would have otherwise continued to work in an office environment have had to come to terms with and embrace an entirely new way of working and managing their teams, whether this is fully remote or...

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WFH may help recruitment but it won’t stem resignations
Mar23

WFH may help recruitment but it won’t stem resignations

Organisations looking to stem the tide of the ‘great resignation’ shouldn’t rely on flexible working options alone to retain their top talent, according to new research, which reveals that working from home (WFH), flexible working hours and even four-day work weeks, won’t necessarily be enough to keep employees onboard. HR software provider CIPHR conducted a survey of over 330 British employers last month to discover how the...

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Gen Z twice as likely to feel isolated working from home than older counterparts
Jan19

Gen Z twice as likely to feel isolated working from home than older counterparts

RingCentral, a leading provider of cloud communications, today shares research showing that younger workers are more likely to report feelings of isolation and anxiety when working from home. The data comes ahead of ‘Blue Monday’ – which is widely considered the UK’s most depressing day of the year. The news highlights the need for employers and others to ensure they stay connected and engaged with those working from home alone....

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50% of UK employees say the right to work flexibly should be enshrined in law
Jan06

50% of UK employees say the right to work flexibly should be enshrined in law

As the UK Government’s consultation to reform flexible working regulations comes to an end on 1 December 2021, new research from Soffos.ai reveals that half of UK workers are keen for flexible working practices to be stipulated by law.  Soffos, Inc – an international producer of AI-powered EdTech solutions – commissioned an independent survey among more than 1,200 UK...

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Managing Remote Employees in the COVID Age
Nov05

Managing Remote Employees in the COVID Age

by Ofir Paldi, Founder & CEO of Shamaym The year 2020 brought with it many challenges on the international level – the world dealt with quarantines, social distancing and remote workers. In order to battle COVID-19, all of these measures were enacted to keep people physically safe and healthy. However, the challenge that it poses to businesses is how do they maintain a culture of positivity and cohesiveness when employees are...

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Employers must invest in remote working conditions
Oct20

Employers must invest in remote working conditions

Doug Bodenham, Managing Director, curatd. Remote working is not a new phenomenon. On the contrary, it has been growing in popularity, particularly over the past decade. Indeed, a 2019 study revealed flexible working (which includes remote working) to be one of the top three most sought after employee benefits. And it seemed that businesses across the UK were willing to accommodate their workforces’ demands, with many offering the...

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Almost half of Brits would resign if their company forced them to return to the office
Oct15

Almost half of Brits would resign if their company forced them to return to the office

With current government advice encouraging all those who can work from home to do so, it’s no surprise that Britain’s businesses and employees are navigating a new normal. Research launched today, from Owl Labs, the leader in collaborative video conferencing and classroom technology, sheds light on Britain’s attitudes to work during, and after, a Global Pandemic. It’s no surprise that the majority (84%) of UK full-time workers...

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Not working 9-5! Nine in ten millennials now expect a flexible working week
Oct12

Not working 9-5! Nine in ten millennials now expect a flexible working week

Those aged 25-34-years-old are most likely to expect more flexibility in their typical working week in a post COVID-19 world, according to research from flexible office specialistsWorkthere.   Among 25-34-year-olds, 87% now expect to have input on flexible working moving forward. This is a stark contrast to the older generation of employees, with less than 60% of those aged 55 and over sharing the same view.  The findings...

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