Women are a key part of a growing contingent workforce of freelancers, consultants and part-timers. Despite numerous government policies to attract more mothers back into the workplace, retention is still a significant struggle. To find out why this is the case, John Williams, Head of Marketing at Instant Offices, explores how employers can tackle retention issues […]
Working mums: ‘We want more flexibility in the workplace’
Is your office spying on you?
As more businesses invest in surveillance technology to monitor and track employees in the workplace, questions are raised around whether the benefits override growing concerns around digital ethics, and if employers truly understand the privacy implications. With new technological developments continuing to transform the world of work, Instant Offices delves into how companies can adapt to […]
Commute getting on your nerves? It’s costing you £135,000 before you retire…
For UK workers, commuting time has increased by 18 hours compared to a decade ago, according to the TUC. Meanwhile, a study by Totaljobs shows the average worker is set to spend a whopping £135,000 on their commute by the time they retire. Following these findings, Instant Offices investigated which cities around the world are the best and worst for […]
MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS WEEK: How to create a better work-life balance for employees
Improved mental health, physical wellbeing, creativity and job satisfaction are just a few of the benefits that come from a healthy work-life balance. With a quarter of Brits working more than 40 hours a week, and research showing 59% admitting their work negatively impacts their day-to-day life, creating the perfect work-life balance is becoming has […]
Addicted to work? here’s how to recognise the symptoms
As technology makes it increasingly easy to push beyond the 9-5, Lucinda Pullinger, Global Head of HR at Instant Officesexplores how employees and business owners alike can recognise the difference between committed working habits and work addiction. Last month, a new study by TUC had highlighted UK workers work the longest hours in the EU with […]
Eight Ways to Stay Motivated in Your Career All Year Round
According to a YouGov survey, priorities for 2019 included travel, getting a promotion or pay rise, followed by the resolution to improve mental health. This also includes people looking to eat better, exercise more, care for themselves better, learn new skills and get a new job. However, a survey conducted by Investors People had found 45% […]
National Stress Awareness Month: Mental illness costs 300k jobs annually
300,000 people in the UK lose their jobs due to mental illness each year, with 86% admitting to observing presenteeism in the workplace. That’s according to new research on mental health within the workplace from Instant Offices, encouraging businesses to support their teams to speak about and prioritise mental health, while retaining a healthy work-life […]
Half of managers not trained on mental health issues
Within every business, there will be those who suffer in silence to the point that control is lost and the very act of getting out of bed becomes utterly overwhelming. To mark the start of National Stress Awareness Month, Instant Offices investigates… Employees are still reluctant to share mental health information with their managers or […]
Is social media an effective recruitment tool?
According to research by The Open University Business, the total cost of the UK skills shortage is £6.3 billion a year and SMEs, which make up a large portion of businesses in the UK, shoulder the majority of the cost. Around 69 per cent of SMEs think that large employers monopolise the best talent and […]
IWD2019: Which countries are supporting working mothers best?
With studies showing that as many working women have children, as those who don’t, it is clear that a large percentage of women are juggling careers with motherhood. And recent research from Catalyst shows women account for 40 per cent or more of the total labour force in several countries, making flexible working hours, extended maternal leave, […]