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    11.42am is when PAs are the most productive, new WFH research reveals

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    Brits have become accustomed to a more flexible working day during the pandemic, and as we approach the lifting of lockdown restrictions, many are expecting this way of working to be the new norm. A recent study emphasised the importance of this way of working and ditching the 9-5pm, by pinpointing the most productive and creative times of day for each profession, with the next generation of workers unable […]

    Time to ditch the jogging bottoms as we head back to the office?

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    Returning to the office is set to ignite a post-pandemic fashion boom, as more than half of UK workers plan to refresh their work wardrobe. The average worker is preparing to spend nearly £200 each on new work clothes in the next month – to celebrate the end of lockdown and getting back into an […]

    Lack of WFH health and safety awareness is a potential time bomb, says safety specialist

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    2020 was, understandably, a busy year for health and safety in the workplace. In a matter of weeks, the national focus shifted rapidly towards combating Covid-19. Social distancing became the norm, restrictions were put in place and laws quickly introduced to help stop the spread. For office-based workers, things moved swiftly as lockdown came into […]

    All in half a day’s work: the countries where you could have 34 extra days off a year

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    Denmark is the best country for work-life balance, new research has revealed. Software provider Vantage Technologies has calculated the amount of time people across the world spend working, using OECD data on weekly working hours and government paid holiday policies. The results reveal that Danish residents work 34 days less than the average UK worker. Working from home […]

    Connecting and inspiring colleagues – why team-building remains a priority for business

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    The past year has seen all businesses face unprecedented challenges – and not least when it comes to keeping teams connected when they’re all working from home. And while restrictions may be slowly lifting, we are still a few good weeks from when ‘in person’ events are allowed; perhaps even longer before people are comfortable […]

    Remote workers are feeling disconnected… but the majority want to continue to WFH…

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    A new study commissioned by a leading intelligent learning platform has revealed that more than two thirds (67%) of workers in the UK feel ‘disconnected’ from their colleagues and four fifths (80%) have spoken to their manager once in the last 10 days. Additionally, half admit (49%) this is having a negative impact on how […]

    How to help staff beat WFH burnout

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    By Kayleigh Frost, Head of Clinical Support at Health Assured We have now reached the 12 months mark from the first official lockdown in England. And while some people have taken to remote working like a duck to water, this isn’t the case for all employees. Others will be found working from home for the […]

    What does the office mean to you?

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    By Brett Hill, distribution director, Towergate Health & Protection For many office workers, ‘going to work’ does not just mean going to do work, it means to go and be a part of a common space, with people who share similar objectives, in an experience that is distinctly separate from the rest of life. There […]

    How to manage staff holiday leave this summer

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    Advice by Alan Price, CEO of BrightHR… There’s a lot to consider when managing your staff’s annual leave, but what do you do when multiple people want to book the same time off? This is common at popular times of the year, such as Christmas and during the Summer. And it’s likely to be a bigger […]

    The Challenges of Managing a Partially Vaccinated Workforce

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    By Daniel Parker, Associate at Winckworth Sherwood… The rapid development of a number of coronavirus vaccines has offered us a sign of hope that the end of the current pandemic may be in sight.  However, just as those who have been fortunate enough to receive the vaccine have been urged to continue exercising caution, employers […]