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    It’s official: UK workplaces are a breeding ground for love

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    Engineers, Builders and Bankers are the industries most likely to meet a romantic partner in the workplace, according to new research. The survey of 1,000 UK workers by Adzuna reveals the industries and regions with a taste for romance at work. Workers within Engineering & Construction top the list for mixing work and pleasure, with […]

    UK employees ‘hardest working in the EU’

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    Workers in the UK are putting in the longest hours in the EU, according to new TUC analysis. Full-time employees in Britain worked an average of 42 hours a week in 2018, nearly two hours more than the EU average – equivalent to an extra two and a half weeks a year. Britain’s “long-hours culture” […]

    Bring Take That to the office to improve productivity

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    Two-thirds (66%) of UK office workers think listening to music at work is a ‘must have’, with the top three reasons stated as: mood improvement (35%); increased productivity (25%) and helping them to relax (24%). Research from flexible office specialist Workthere has found that the genres that are the most popular for boosting productivity, are: […]

    National Stress Awareness Month: Hot desking not good for the soul

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    52 per cent of employers are open to hot desking, but 92 per cent of office workers have reported issues with it. That’s according to research from Brickendon Digital, the technology and product development arm of consultancy Brickendon, which says the results highlight the urgency for businesses to do more in order to look after […]

    The dos and don’ts of workplace dress codes

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    Virgin Atlantic has given female cabin crew more choice to ‘express themselves how they wish at work’ by dropping mandatory makeup rules while in the air, with the airline also providing female crew trousers as part of their standard uniform, rather than only providing them on request. But what are the dos and don’ts of workplace […]

    Times have changed – And it’s time the workplace did too

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    Workplace culture is a hot topic and one that never fails to raise a reaction. Harpreet Singh, Executive Director at technology and management consultancy Brickendon offers some thoughts… In November 2018, tens of thousands of Google employees conducted a worldwide walkout targeting workplace culture less than a year after the internet giant topped Fortune magazine’s list of best […]

    Colleagues blowing hot and cold – the big office temperature debate

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    Have you ever felt unproductive at work because the temperature is just too hot for you to concentrate? Ever wrapped up in extra layers to keep warm whilst your colleagues complain they’re too hot? Then it sounds like you’ve been at the centre of the office temperature debate. Flexible office specialist Workthere has conducted research into the age-old office temperature debate. According to this research, […]

    Guess what’s the hub of the office…

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    It’s where all the gossip gets dished and now the kitchen has been officially named the most used space in UK workplaces. The survey of 1,109 UK adults conducted by household appliances online store Appliances Direct revealed that seven in ten (72 per cent) workers say that the kitchen is the hub of their workplace. When […]

    Sssshh! Keep the workplace quiet – and healthy!

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    Noise in the workplace is having a negative impact on the wellbeing of employees and impacting significantly on their productivity. In a survey of 1,000 UK-based office workers, 65 per cent reported that noise in the workplace impacted on their ability to complete work in an accurate and timely manner. Nearly half (44 per cent) […]

    How do you rate your relationship with your boss?

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    If you find yourself arriving home after a long day at work only to spend a solid 10 minutes ranting about your boss, you’re not alone. A new study has revealed that on average, British employees rate their relationship with their employer at only 6.6/10. For healthcare workers, the figure is even lower – a […]