Half (50.6%) of UK businesses will limit the number of people in the office to adhere to social distancing rules, while a staggering 88% of employees are not comfortable using public transport to commute in 2020. That’s according to research from HR software specialist Breathe in conjunction with Posture People and HR Central, which polled 482 senior business leaders […]
Majority of employees ‘not comfortable’ using public transport to commute
COVID-19 will revolutionise the daily commute, says Addison Lee
6 out of 10 London commuters will change the way they travel when they return to work begins, research by Addison Lee has found, with COVID-19 safety concerns changing transport demand patterns. In a survey of 1,000 commuters across the capital’s 32 boroughs, 56% of commuters who travel into London said that they plan to […]
Are companies legally responsible for workers’ commutes?
As some professionals begin to return to the workplace, Kate Hindmarsh, partner and head of the employment team at Langleys Solicitors shares her thoughts on what it means for businesses, and why employers should initiate discussions with workers as soon as possible. “Now that the lockdown is beginning to ease, the workforce is being asked to […]
Lockdown creates radical shift in UK’s mindset on environmental issues
Almost two-thirds of workers (64%) have evaluated their environmental impact during the coronavirus pandemic, and the majority (53%) are seeking permanent changes to their working week once lockdown restrictions ease, according to a new survey. The new research from Hitachi Capital UK has established the enforced lockdown for many Brits has altered their outlook for the long […]
Five things companies need to consider before employees return to the workplace
by Kate Palmer, Associate Director of Advisory at Peninsula Earlier this week, the UK Government released a roadmap for easing lockdown provisions in England, including instructing workers to go back to work if they cannot feasibly work from home and their workplace is open. It’s important to note, that this does not mean that everything […]
VIDEO: Third of commuters ‘stressed out before they arrive at work’
The average commuter spends over five full days just driving to and from work every year, according to new research. The poll of 2,000 employed Americans who commute to work via car found in a typical year, the average commuter will spend 580 minutes going back and forth from work and their home in a […]
Would you walk to work to save on fuel?
Almost half of UK employees (44%) are struggling to afford fuel prices in order to get to work. The survey, conducted by employee benefits provider GettaSub, quizzed 2,000 UK workers and discovered that rising fuel costs are having a detrimental effect on employee financial wellbeing. The results also found that just under a third (30% per cent) […]
Commuting costs us an arm and a leg in lost items
Many of us that work in the major cities across the UK often find it easier to live outside and commute into work, rather than live amongst the busy cities themselves. In all honesty, no one really likes the commute, it’s tiring and uncomfortable and often leaves you getting in late, if the train arrives […]
How much time do you actually spend working over a lifetime?
Do you feel like you spend more time at work than at home with your family and friends? Well statistically, the hours you spend at the office over a lifetime, may actually confirm this. The average Brit will spend 3,507 full days hard at work during their lifetime – including 204 days of overtime, it […]
Is checking your email on your commute considered work?
Sending work emails while commuting could be a sign of work/life imbalance, but the issue isn’t always clear-cut Commuters use travel time for work emails to such an extent that this should be counted as part of the working day, according to a study by the University of the West of England. The research, which […]