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      Parents and kids have benefitted from bonding during lockdown

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      Three quarters of parents have developed a closer bond with their children because of lockdown. The past three months have seen the mums and dads taking on a multitude of additional roles – with many having to carry on doing their job while also having to become an amateur teacher. As a result, 67 per […]

      ‘Millions’ will still go to work if feeling ill post-lockdown

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      Millions of adults have admitted they would still go to work if they felt unwell post lockdown – despite official advice telling them to stay away following the pandemic. A study of 2,000 workers found one in 14 would still go in regardless of how ill they felt and the symptoms they were suffering. And […]

      Virtual quizzes, online learning and more to continue post lockdown

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      Millions of Brits have enjoyed living their lives online during lockdown and plan to continue having digital social catch ups and exercise classes – because they believe it makes them more productive. A study of 2,000 adults discovered 72 per cent have used the internet more than ever while at home in recent months, with […]

      Business Travel during the COVID-19 pandemic – what you need to know

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      By Sarah Wilson, CEO of Ace Travel Management Despite COVID-19 lockdown rules easing across the UK, it’s still unclear when full-scale international travel will resume. That said, countries throughout Europe and the wider world are starting to open their borders. Many have necessary restrictions in place whilst others are more liberal depending on the level […]

      Number of Brits ‘bottling up’ mental health issues doubles vs 2019

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      A new study from Bupa UK shows that the vast majority of UK adults (82%) have experienced symptoms that may indicate poor mental health such as continuous low mood, anxiousness, low self-esteem or hopelessness while in lockdown, yet almost half (44%) haven’t told anyone. This shows a sharp rise from 2019 when just one in five (22%) felt […]

      Two-thirds of UK workers want to continue working from home, anxiety high about returning to offices

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      As the UK government announces further easing of lockdown and stimulus for the economy, two-thirds of UK workers (61.6%) would also prefer to work from home in some capacity, even when the pandemic is over – with that number rising to three-quarters (74.9%) for those based in London. These are among the key findings from […]

      93% of employees have faced new wellbeing challenges in 2020

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      New research commissioned by Perkbox of 13,271 employees has found that 93% have faced new wellbeing challenges in 2020. The most common being feeling less connected to the company/colleagues, increased loneliness/feelings of isolation and increased financial concerns. The study discovered the wellbeing impacts of the events of 2020. A huge 73% state that coronavirus has […]

      Half of Brits are WFB (that’s Working From Bedroom)

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      More than half of workers have transformed their bedrooms into makeshift offices during lockdown, according to new research. The survey of 2,000 adults who are working from home examined how they have adapted after offices were forced to close in March. More than half (54 per cent) of those questioned by Premier Inn say the […]

      Should home workers expect a pay cut?

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      Employees working from home in areas commanding a lower wage than their work location should expect a pay cut if they want to continue past the Covid crisis, bosses have warned. One of the high-profile companies to jump onboard with working from home was social giant Twitter, which announced back at the start of March […]

      29% increase in last-minute holiday requests as temperatures soar in June heatwave

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      HR software and employment law specialist BrightHR has reported a 29% increase in annual leave requests made via its platform this week, compared with a week earlier as UK workers look to take some last-minute leave and enjoy the heatwave. Alan Price, an employment law expert and CEO at BrightHR, commented on the last-minute holiday […]