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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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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