Whilst the thought of returning to the workplace post-lockdown may be positive for some, it will undoubtedly create stress and anxiety for others. And new research from Aviva has revealed that many are looking for more flexibility in their work schedule to give them a more leisurely three-day weekend. As a consequence of working from […]
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Have you got the UK’s best ‘shoffice’?
Aviva has launched a national competition to find the UK’s best ‘shoffices’, – namely, sheds or outbuildings converted or built for use as workspaces. From 11 May, 2021 people will be invited to upload pictures of their shoffice to the Aviva Facebook page. Entrants will be in with a chance of winning one of three […]
7 in 10 workers feel optimistic about returning to work
As pubs, shops and other workplaces re-open, the success of the vaccine rollout has helped workers feel much more optimistic about their return to work than they were following November’s lockdown, according to Aviva’s research of more than 2,000 employed adults across the UK. Aviva’s third Employee Back to Work Index shows that 71% of workers […]
60% of workers plan career changes as a result of the pandemic
Three fifths of UK workers (60%) intend to make changes to their careers as a result of the Covid outbreak, an increase of seven percentage points since July 2020 (53%). The research, conducted as part of Aviva’s latest How We Live report, reveals changes range from the relatively minor, such as learning new skills or […]
Homeworkers in sheds and outbuildings urged to protect their possessions
As millions of UK residents continue to work from home, Aviva is urging people to take extra care of their possessions when using summerhouses, outbuildings or sheds as workspaces. ONS data suggests around 13 million UK people became home-workers last year as a result of the pandemic and sales of sheds and summerhouses have been rising […]