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Which are the UK’s most productive and over-worked cities?

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Work management software Scoro has released a new study focusing on productivity in the UK. Based on a survey of over 2,000 respondents, it offers fascinating insights on the most productive cities and sectors, as well as where people feel most overworked, their attitude towards hybrid working and the key distractions for office and remote […]

The best European cities for remote working

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A combination of companies becoming flexible with remote working and almost two years of working from home has meant that more of us are looking to escape our daily routines – and even become a digital nomad. As many companies are now allowing their employees to work from anywhere, as long as it’s within a […]

Four-day working weeks… are they the future?

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By Neil Bradbrook, Managing Director, Ahead Business Consulting… A couple of weeks ago, Atom Bank announced that their staff were moving to a four-day working week with no loss of pay. Sounds great – but is it really? Well – yes and no. It is a good step – but only a step – in […]

Businesses shore up flexible working commitments for 2022

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British businesses are boosting benefits packages such as hybrid working, increased parental leave and private health insurance as a means to attract and retain the best talent, according to new research from premium health insurer Bupa Global. With a hot labour market increasing competition for recruits and amid the ‘great resignation’,  board-level executives are recognising the value of a diverse […]

Better together: why shared experiences are key to an inclusive hybrid workplace

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By Rich Westman, CEO and founder of Kaido, a platform for building remote team culture… “Always take some of the play, fun, freedom and wonder of the weekend into your week and your work,” life coach Rasheed Ogunlaru tells us. Great advice that’s hard to follow in an environment that’s increasingly divided. Coronavirus has given […]

Flexible Working Taskforce launches employer guidance on hybrid working

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Members of the Flexible Working Taskforce have published new practical guidance to help employers develop fair and sustainable hybrid working practices. The guidance is designed to help employers harness the benefits of well managed hybrid working practices which can help organisations attract and retain staff while supporting employee wellbeing, inclusion and performance. It offers practical […]

73% of UK workers would choose next employer on flexible tech and wellbeing provision

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A survey of hybrid-office and home-based UK workers shows 73% believe that the provision of ergonomic work conditions, as well as support for their health, will play a bigger role when choosing a company to work for. The survey by Ergotron revealed that younger generations surveyed place special importance on this, with 100% of workers […]

Most exec support staff want hybrid working – new research

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London-based executive support recruiter Bain and Gray has conducted a snapshot survey of attitudes to hybrid working in post-pandemic Britain, revealing that most candidates expect the continuation of some degree of home working and flexible hours, but are not prepared to accept reduced benefits in return. The majority of the survey respondents were experienced executive support […]

Taking time off work when your child is sick: know your rights

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As Covid cases surge in schools, it is important working parents know their rights to take time off work to look after their children when they are sick. The TUC provides some insight… Coronavirus infections among children increased in England in September after schools reopened, according to a study by Imperial College London. Many parents of children […]

22 million workers are looking to move on

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Two thirds of UK workers plan to make changes to their careers in the next 12 months, according to a new study published by Aviva. This is an increase of five percentage points, compared to the previous study compiled in February 2021, and indicates that 22 million workers are seeking some sort of change. The intended […]