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    Think flexibly to escape the office bore, says Regus

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    What are the benefits of working flexibly? Many are well documented – a healthier lifestyle, avoiding the commute, a better work-life balance. But what about avoiding boring colleagues or those fellow workers with unpleasant habits? According to a new survey from workspace provider Regus, these ‘push’ factors are highly influential when it comes to deciding […]

    Trust is what makes a success of digital workplaces

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    Trusting employees by giving them autonomy is the key to making a success of the digital workplace, according to research conducted by Nick van der Meulen of Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University (RSM) and MIT’s Center for Information Systems Research (CISR). In an era where digital workplaces are quickly becoming the norm, the study […]

    1 in 5 people say their happiness decreases in the workplace

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    Health, wellbeing and education charity Central YMCA has highlighted the major role employers have to play in supporting the nation’s wellbeing and happiness. This is after research of 1000 UK adults undertaken by the charity found that being at work is the most common situation in which people feel their happiness is decreased – with […]

    Tech industry leads the way in flexible working

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    When it comes to flexible working some might say the tech industry has got it cracked. In fact, new research from My Family Care, the UK’s leading provider of family-friendly employer solutions, and global recruitment expert Hydrogen has revealed that when compared with all other industries, it has the most number of employees taking advantage […]

    Commuters say enough’s enough as more than half plan for flexible working increase in 2017

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    2016 has been widely reported as an annus horribillis for UK commuters, with strikes, faults, delays and rising prices combining to create a perfect storm of frustration and misery. Now it appears the tipping point has been reached, with more than half of all employees considering flexible working arrangements for 2017, according to new research from […]

    2.24 million women in the UK have more than one job

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    New research from on-demand staffing app Coople reveals British women have never been busier. The findings show a significant proportion of working women juggle more than one job, as well as the bulk of the housework. A survey of 2000 employed people in the UK carried out by OnePoll and commissioned by Coople reveals one […]

    Mums forced back to work because partner’s income isn’t enough

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    One in three mums has been forced back into work because their partner’s income simply doesn’t stretch far enough, a study has revealed. The research found that one in three has even had to cover up money worries from friends and family to avoid awkward or probing questions. A further one in five confess to […]

    Brits who work from home lose 2 days a year to distractions

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    Brits who work from home lose more than two days a year through distractions from children, pets and friends popping round, according to new research. A study of 2000 office workers showed that despite the supposed benefits of working from home, one in four confessed they never get into ‘work-mode’ and lose track of tasks […]

    Working mums forced out due to lack of flexible jobs

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    Nearly one in five (18%) working mums have been forced to leave their jobs because a flexible working request has been turned down, according to Workingmums.co.uk’s annual survey published today. The survey of more than 2000 women in Workingmums.co.uk’s 10th anniversary year shows that 26% of mums in work have had a flexible working request turned […]

    Employers lose out on talent due to lack of flexible working

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    It has been more than two years since the right to request flexible working was extended to all employees with six months’ service. However, new research from My Family Care and Hydrogen has revealed a significant disconnect between the high numbers of people who want to work flexibly and the low numbers of employers who […]