A survey has found that almost half of the UK’s workforce is not ready to return to work, with many being anxious or deeply concerned. Detailed in a new report by workplace wellbeing specialists, BHSF, 45% described their feelings about the return to work negatively. Deepening the crisis, only 5% of employers have put in extra employee […]
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Beware of Back To Office ‘flashpoints’
Employers face flashpoints when workplace social distancing rules are eased, warns employment law firm Collyer Bristow The Government has announced that from July 19th employers will no longer need to follow social distancing guidelines, including the wearing of facemasks in the workplace and the requirement to work from home. Employers will need to adopt a […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
What do you do if your team doesn’t want to go back to the office?
Advice by Alan Price, CEO of BrightHR… As more businesses re-open across the UK and we head towards normality or a version of it, employers may face situations where some employees feel reluctant to return to the workplace after working from home for a long time. Employers will need to determine why the employee is […]
Eight ways to reduce stress in the workplace
As businesses start to reopen and staff return to the workplace, Kayleigh Frost, Head of Clinical Support at Health Assured offers some advice on how to avoid stress in the workplace… It’s been quite the year for everyone, and while things are beginning to look a bit better, the added pressure of returning to work may […]
Are you looking forward to going back to the office? We want your views!
With lockdown rules being eased and the hospitality sector opening up once more, many companies are beginning to navigate a path to allowing employees to return to their offices – and we want to find out how the nation’s PAs, EAs and Office Managers feel about that prospect. Depending on which research your read, we […]
Brits ready to return to the workplace, but not without vaccination
A workforce fatigued by restrictions and safety concerns is emerging with a more optimistic and hopeful outlook for the year ahead, according to Randstad’s latest survey of over 27,000 workers in 34 countries. Research revealed that there is a clear desire for employees to return to the workplace – but not without having the vaccine […]
No commute, comfy clothes & afternoon naps – what will you miss about WFH?
Employed Brits are ‘nervous’ about leaving their home comforts behind when they return to their workplace – and will miss getting up later and working in their pyjamas. Research of 1,060 adults who’ve worked from home during the pandemic found that 77 per cent believe spending more time at home has been one of the […]