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 […]
Only 15% of UK workers want to return back to the office full-time
Will the office environment ever be the same again?
Are you planning to return to an office any time soon? With the Government’s work from home guidance set to end in England on June 21st, many businesses will be busy forming plans for what their workplaces might look like in the immediate future. The events of the past year or so have forced change […]
Could you do your job from the beach?
Four in 10 ‘work from home’ Brits would like to pack their suitcases and do their job overseas, research has revealed. A survey of 1,000 people who have worked remotely during the pandemic found Spain is the top destination for working remotely, followed by Italy, the USA, Portugal and the Caribbean. Making up the top 10 locations […]
Not working 9-5! Nine in ten millennials now expect a flexible working week
UK workers aged 25-34 are most likely to expect more flexibility in their typical working week in a post COVID-19 world, according to research from flexible office specialists Workthere. Among 25-34 year-olds, 87% expect to have input on flexible working moving forward. This is a stark contrast to the older generation of employees, with less than […]
Prove you’ve had vaccine before we come back, say office workers
A third of office workers think people should have the vaccine and prove it before returning to the office – and a further 24% agree that people should have the vaccine, but don’t think you can ask for Covid vaccine certificates. That’s according to a survey by office property agents O&A Property, with the findings […]
Expert Insight: Hybrid Working is the future for UK’s biggest employers
Further to new reports by the BBC that almost all 50 of the UK’s biggest employers have said they do not plan to bring staff back to the office full-time, a selection of industry experts reveal their thoughts on the future of hybrid working… Hybrid working will lead to a better, more balanced existence The […]
How essential will the flexible office be for businesses after lockdown?
It’s safe to say that most people did not expect how affected they would be by the pandemic, both in their personal and professional lives. Practices and beliefs we thought were set in stone are no longer relevant, and everyone is starting to reevaluate the ways we socialise, live and most of all – how […]
Will easing of lockdown see the demise of video meetings?
As the UK begins its transition out of lockdown, with pubs, gyms, hairdressers and non-essential shops now open for business, the coming months will see an increase in the number of white-collar professionals returning back to their places of work. However, just 24% of employees are looking forward to returning to their workplace, reveals a […]
WFH, a daily walk and a work-life balance: what Brits want post-Covid
Holidays abroad, regular nights out with friends and an enjoyable job are now less important than before lockdown, according to Brits. A study of 2,000 adults found 43 per cent have completely re-evaluated life and what really matters to them since the pandemic, with plans for travelling, having loads of money and a nice car […]
828,000 UK workers currently struggling with mental health problems
As April is Stress Awareness Month, Instant Offices researched how the last year has affected employee mental health – but also what business and individual employees can do to improve and support mental health. As remote working has been the new normal for the last year, self-isolation and health-related anxiety have created a general sense of unease for many […]