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      Virtual quizzes, online learning and more to continue post lockdown

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      Millions of Brits have enjoyed living their lives online during lockdown and plan to continue having digital social catch ups and exercise classes – because they believe it makes them more productive. A study of 2,000 adults discovered 72 per cent have used the internet more than ever while at home in recent months, with […]

      Mental health on brink of nosedive

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      The impact of Covid-19 on the economy will take its toll on mental wellbeing. Those with existing mental health conditions are predicted to experience more serious and prolonged difficulties, and those that haven’t experienced mental ill-health before are susceptible too as they deal with new pressures. As such, businesses need to be aware that all […]

      Business Travel during the COVID-19 pandemic – what you need to know

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      By Sarah Wilson, CEO of Ace Travel Management Despite COVID-19 lockdown rules easing across the UK, it’s still unclear when full-scale international travel will resume. That said, countries throughout Europe and the wider world are starting to open their borders. Many have necessary restrictions in place whilst others are more liberal depending on the level […]

      Number of Brits ‘bottling up’ mental health issues doubles vs 2019

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      A new study from Bupa UK shows that the vast majority of UK adults (82%) have experienced symptoms that may indicate poor mental health such as continuous low mood, anxiousness, low self-esteem or hopelessness while in lockdown, yet almost half (44%) haven’t told anyone. This shows a sharp rise from 2019 when just one in five (22%) felt […]

      Two-thirds of UK workers want to continue working from home, anxiety high about returning to offices

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      As the UK government announces further easing of lockdown and stimulus for the economy, two-thirds of UK workers (61.6%) would also prefer to work from home in some capacity, even when the pandemic is over – with that number rising to three-quarters (74.9%) for those based in London. These are among the key findings from […]

      93% of employees have faced new wellbeing challenges in 2020

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      New research commissioned by Perkbox of 13,271 employees has found that 93% have faced new wellbeing challenges in 2020. The most common being feeling less connected to the company/colleagues, increased loneliness/feelings of isolation and increased financial concerns. The study discovered the wellbeing impacts of the events of 2020. A huge 73% state that coronavirus has […]

      COVID-19 will revolutionise the daily commute, says Addison Lee

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      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 […]

      Half of Brits are WFB (that’s Working From Bedroom)

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      More than half of workers have transformed their bedrooms into makeshift offices during lockdown, according to new research. The survey of 2,000 adults who are working from home examined how they have adapted after offices were forced to close in March. More than half (54 per cent) of those questioned by Premier Inn say the […]

      Should home workers expect a pay cut?

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      Employees working from home in areas commanding a lower wage than their work location should expect a pay cut if they want to continue past the Covid crisis, bosses have warned. One of the high-profile companies to jump onboard with working from home was social giant Twitter, which announced back at the start of March […]

      112 working hours, per worker, wasted struggling with digital tools each year

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      British workers are struggling to adapt to new digital tools, losing hundreds of hours in productivity in the process, according to a new report. Following the global COVID-19 pandemic, millions of workers have been forced to incorporate tools they have never used before, as an individual or employee, creating a drain or productivity and new challenges in […]