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    Flexible working options on the rise

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    Flexible working options are now a key differentiator for new job candidates, say 70% of organisations. Workforce time management solutions provider hfx has published survey findings confirming that flexible working continues to increase across all sizes and types of organisation, both public and private. The survey showed that part-time hours are still the most popular […]

    Top reasons Brits are going self-employed

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    With around one in seven Brits hoping to be self-employed at some point in their career, property letting agent City Breaks in Newcastle has surveyed small and medium business owners to identify why so many are attracted to the idea of becoming their own boss, with some even taking a pay cut in the process. […]

    Flexible working increases job satisfaction – if it’s informal

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    Research from Cass Business School and Cranfield School of Management has confirmed that flexible working can increase employee job satisfaction and organisational commitment. However, the researchers discovered that employees who establish flexible working arrangements through informal discussion with their line manager are judged to perform much better than those who use formal flexible working arrangements. […]

    How businesses must flex to ease the return to work: Advice from Regus

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    Richard Morris, UK CEO at global workspace provider Regus, explains how businesses can help employees on their return to work following a long absence. Helping professionals back into work following a career break is an issue under the spotlight once again following the budget announcement that £5 million will go towards extending return to work […]

    How to tackle tension when travelling for business

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    As stress accounts for 37% of all work related illnesses, tackling mental health across jobs is beginning to top the agenda. Maintaining a good work-life balance is a major factor in reducing stress, but that balance can be upset when travelling away for work. When finding time to wind down becomes tougher, CitySuites operations director […]

    Bringing work home could affect your health

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    Taking work out of the office could have long-term effects on your health, according to new research. The study by online retailer Furniture123.co.uk showed that while 41% of employees admitted to taking work home with them at least once a week, less than one in five have an appropriate home setup. Almost a quarter surveyed […]

    Business travel app to simplify booking process

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    A new tool by travel management company (TMC) Review Travel has been launched to streamline the booking process for business travel. The online, self-booking app, OrBiT, is hoping to manage business travel from the ‘doorstep to destination’ as it integrates additional costs such as car hire and Heathrow Express tickets. Designed by award winning tech […]

    Brits hardest workers in Europe

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    Employees in the UK work 68 days of overtime per year on average, with around 65% admitting that they were being unpaid, according to a study by TotallyMoney. Workers in Britain have been revealed to work the longest hours, take the shortest lunch breaks and have the fewest public holidays than any other country in […]

    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 […]