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      Working parents prefer flexibility over salary

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      Children will be heading back to school soon, and many working parents are already thinking about how they’ll handle their work-life balance in the coming year. A new survey by FlexJobs shows employees with children 18 and younger value flexibility over higher salary when it comes to job perks. The survey of nearly 1200 working […]

      Home workers happier despite choosing to work more hours

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      New research has found that home workers are happy despite choosing to work more hours than when they worked in traditional offices, according to customer service provider Sensée. Despite opting to work more hours daily, the research found that home workers are happier because they’re empowered to choose the hours they work so they can […]

      Top 10 excuses to skip work for Euro 2016 matches revealed

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      With the England versus Wales Euro 2016 match kicking off tomorrow, a new research survey of 1351 people from reed.co.uk has found the top 10 excuses truant employees will use to try to skip work and watch the game at 2pm on Thursday, 16 June. Failing household appliances, fake funerals and poorly pets are just some […]

      Forget Starbucks: 10 inspirational mobile working hotspots in London

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      As the trend for flexible mobile working increases, office supplier Staples is encouraging Londoners to get out and work in some of the best wifi hotspots in the capital – and there’s not a Starbucks in sight. New scientific research suggests that working in a public environment can help increase productivity. To aid London-based remote […]

      Only a third of employers are supporting working carers

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      Just a third of employers (34%) have a formal written policy or an informal verbal policy in place to support working carers, according to a new survey published today. With estimates suggesting that three in five people will end up caring for someone at some point in their lives, employers are being urged to put […]

      Flexible workers put business data at risk

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      Every day across the UK around 1.5 million professionals work from home – more productive, happier in their role and measurably less stressed, perhaps. At the same time, however, they may be increasing the risk to sensitive business data. Since the Government has recently given all employees the right to request flexible working, the number […]

      Flexible working is key for Londoners

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      New research from the CIPD shows that flexible workers in the capital are more satisfied with their jobs, feel under less pressure and have better work-life balance than those who don’t work flexibly. The research also highlights the amount of time Londoners spend commuting – an average of 47 minutes travelling to work each way, […]

      More men working part-time

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      The number of men choosing to work part-time is set to rise in the coming years, according to a new report published this week. The report by the UK Commission for Employment and Skills (UKCES), entitled Working Futures, projects that the number of part-time male workers is set to increase by 20% by 2024. That […]

      Volkswagen reinvents Transporter van as mobile office

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      Car manufacturer Volkswagen has reimagined its Transporter vans as a mobile office in the wake of a survey it conducted into the importance of commercial vehicles to the UK’s small businesses. According to Auto Express, there are two types of VW Transporter conversions using the new T6 model. One is designed as a “creative hub” […]