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      UK Businesses Could Pay Up to £250,000 of Annual Leave Post-COVID-19

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      As employees return to work, UK businesses are likely to face a backlog of annual leave requests that could cost thousands of pounds. By collecting data and analysing the average monthly salary at a baseline at £2,214 and at least 50% of employee annual leave owed, Coworking Specialists Instant Offices has calculated how much it […]

      Half of businesses plan to reduce their carbon footprint

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      Boffins at Instant Offices have been crunching the numbers on how the current climate is sparking a change in the way businesses and their workers interact with the environment every day. For many companies, the pressure to change is coming from all sides. In Europe, 25% of businesses cite government regulations as their least favorable […]

      Coronavirus: Why employers need to do more to tackle presenteeism

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      In the last decade, presenteeism – the act of working more hours than required – has tripled in the UK with more than 4 in 5 people observing it compared to just a quarter in 2010. As coronavirus (Covid-19) continues to spread, both within the UK and globally, employers should be discouraging, and tackling, ‘presenteeism’ […]

      50% of women avoid asking for a pay rise

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      2019 UK wages saw the fastest rise in just over a decade, increasing by 3.9% in just three months, but research collated by Instant Offices reveals that women are still less likely to ask for a pay rise as less than half (43%) often feel ‘uncomfortable’ doing so.  One-third of women state they believe they are over qualified […]

      Working mums: ‘We want more flexibility in the workplace’

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      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 […]

      Is your office spying on you?

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      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…

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      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

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      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

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      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

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      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% […]