Can you glimpse it? That faint outline of normal office life peeking over the horizon? We’re sailing out of lockdown and returning to the office, and – for many of us – that’s a euphoric feeling. Hybrid workers may flirt between office days and homeworking, others may commit to the home office completely. But after […]
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Get ready for Bring Your Dog To Work Day
Tomorrow (June 25th) is Bring Your Dog to Work Day – arguably one of the best days of the year for the office worker. The day was created in 2014 to raise money for dog charities, with thousands of businesses across the UK getting involved. Days like this that are dedicated to raising money for […]
Could hybrid working be a red flag for office security?
2021 has seen a massive shift to the hybrid working model, leaving full time office life in the rear view mirror. Both employers and employees have taken to the blended model of alternating office and work-from-home. But don’t get complacent about your business security, especially now that criminal opportunists are also becoming fans of hybrid […]
What ‘hybrid working’ could mean for the UK workforce
Sridhar Iyengar, MD at Zoho Europe responds to the proposed law change to make it impossible to force workers back into the office… “As society reopens and the pandemic subsides for what is hopefully the last time, we can expect a majority of workforces to continue operations on a ‘hybrid’ basis – that is, taking […]
Is the four-day week the next big trend for mid-life workers?
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 […]
Bringing Your Pets into the Office: The Pet-Friendly London Areas for Professionals
By Edward Griffin, CEO of WorkPad It’s back to the office for many, and for the 3.2 million households which welcomed a new pet into their lives over the pandemic, there may be concerns over separation anxiety, being allowed to bring our furry friends into the office, and how to keep their dogs well-behaved and popular […]
Only 15% of UK workers want to return back to the office full-time
As the UK prepares for restrictions to ease, returning back to the workplace is on the minds of many employers. However, many employees aren’t willing to return back so easily. A survey of 1,022 UK workers, carried out by HR software provider CIPHR, has revealed that nearly three quarters (73%) of UK workers would accept a reduction […]
Flexible return to work for London business most likely – new research
With Government advice to work from home expected to relax next month, London businesses appear to be keen but cautious when it comes to getting employees back into the office, new research from Addison Lee has found. In particular, concerns around the safety of employees appear to be driving a flexible approach for returning to […]
Are dog-friendly offices set to become the norm…?
Offices are readying themselves for staff to return, but during lockdown many people adopted a dog. With the term ‘can I take my pet to work?’ having seen a massive uplift in online searches, My Pet Needs That has revealed the five benefits of becoming a dog-friendly offices – and how they may become the […]
Paws for thought: How to create a pet policy for your office
Advice by Kate Palmer, HR Advice Director at Peninsula… Pet ownership in the UK has exploded during the pandemic, with 3.2 million households getting a new pet during lockdown. According to data from the Pet Food Manufacturers association, over half of new owners are in the younger age bracket, with 59% under 34 which means […]