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 come...

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UK workers could gain back £4,168 a year with the switch to homeworking
Oct08

UK workers could gain back £4,168 a year with the switch to homeworking

Analysing average commuting time and salaries across UK regions, the comparison service found that lockdown and home working is saving workers an average of 57 minutes a day in unpaid commute time, equating to £272.95 a month in unpaid work. OK Commuter: average unpaid commute by UK region RegionAverage commute(Minutes)Average annual salaryAverage unpaid commute per yearUK57£30,415£3,275.44London79£38,298£5,833.08South...

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Nearly a third of staff say they would quit if home-working not supported
Oct08

Nearly a third of staff say they would quit if home-working not supported

DataSolutions, the specialised distributor of innovative IT and security solutions, has today revealed the findings of a survey which found that nearly a third of UK office workers (31%) admitted they would leave their current company if not offered the option to work from home, either part-time or full-time, on a permanent basis. Significantly, the study – conducted by Censuswide in August 2020 and involving more than 1,019 UK...

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Two-thirds of employers commit to offering flexible working following the pandemic
Sep08

Two-thirds of employers commit to offering flexible working following the pandemic

A brand-new study from the UK’s leading independent job board, CV-Library, reveals that nearly two-thirds (61.4%) of employers plan on offering flexible working to their employees following the pandemic.  The job board surveyed 250 UK companies to understand their attitudes towards flexible working; with the findings showing that 62.4% of respondents already offered flexible working before the pandemic. Alongside this, 92.7%...

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Let’s not fool ourselves: Women in the workplace have not benefited from the ‘flexibility’ offered by the pandemic
Sep07

Let’s not fool ourselves: Women in the workplace have not benefited from the ‘flexibility’ offered by the pandemic

By Peakon Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Sheree Atcheson Many believe the coronavirus pandemic answered working women’s calls for greater flexibility – this could not be further from the truth. Over the years, flexible working has been hailed as key to getting more women into the workplace and leadership positions – and closing the gender pay gap. In 2018, a study showed that 70% of women who dropped out of their careers...

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Job security and flexibility increasingly important to professionals during pandemic
Jun23

Job security and flexibility increasingly important to professionals during pandemic

…But salary is still the number one factor when looking for a new job   A new study from the UK’s leading independent job board, CV-Library, reveals that salary (73.8%), location (66.9%) and job security (27.7%) are the three most important factors that professionals are looking for in a new job right now.  The study surveyed 1,100 UK professionals and asked them which of the following factors did they value the...

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Why flexi workers shouldn’t be dismissed for leadership roles
Mar16

Why flexi workers shouldn’t be dismissed for leadership roles

Jamie Mackenzie, Director at Sodexo Engage The words “flexible working” can still strike terror into the hearts of some employers. Allow people to leave early? Or work from home? Surely that’s a recipe for disaster? But companies that don’t offer flexible working out of fear that employees will use it as an excuse to skive off need to have a rethink. Showing employees that you care about their work-life balance can make all the...

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Why companies should actively support parents returning to work
Apr25

Why companies should actively support parents returning to work

Guest Blog by Katie Matthews Katie Matthews, Co-head of Sport & Fitness at The PHA Group, discusses returning to work following her second child, why companies should actively support parents returning to work and sharing her job role to balance her career and her family I was asked recently what the biggest challenge I have had to overcome in my career has been, and I was able to answer without hesitation. Returning to work after...

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Over a third of UK workers looking for alternative ways of working over full-time jobs
Apr15

Over a third of UK workers looking for alternative ways of working over full-time jobs

Alternative work models are continuing to grow in popularity, with over a third (37%) of the UK’s workforce preferring this type of work. This is according to ManpowerGroup Solutions’ latest Candidate Preferences Survey, for which more than 700 UK workers were surveyed. The number of workers seeking different work types has increased by 5% in the past year, with more individuals now opting for independence, greater choice and a better...

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London is behind the trend: Four-times fewer job ads for a seven-day flexible work week than other major UK cities
Apr01

London is behind the trend: Four-times fewer job ads for a seven-day flexible work week than other major UK cities

LIt is no secret that a company’s focus on wellness and flexibility is becoming a major factor in people’s decisions when applying for and accepting new job roles. Four-day working weeks are becoming increasingly popular with companies, however, a recent survey from Worksome shows that 47% of UK employees said that the ability to spread their workload across the entire seven days would increase their satisfaction with their...

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Flexible working fail: Fewer than a third of companies meet modern working demands
Mar26

Flexible working fail: Fewer than a third of companies meet modern working demands

·      Less than three in 10 (29%) UK employees work for companies that operate flexible working schemes for all ·      Almost a third (31%) of UK workers would turn down a job opportunity that didn’t allow flexible working – a quarter (25%) have already done so  ·      Productivity suffering as a result Four in ten (42%) UK employees say...

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Parents penalised for working part time and grapple with long hours culture
Feb21

Parents penalised for working part time and grapple with long hours culture

The UK’s working parents are penalised for working part-time and suffer from poorly-designed jobs that force them to work extra hours, according to a major new study published today by Working Families and Bright Horizons. Part-time penalty leaves mothers behind The 2019 Modern Families Index [1] reveals that parents working part time – most of whom are women [2] – have justa 21% chance of being promoted within the next three years,...

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