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      Are you a desk jockey? 50% of us listen to music while we work

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      Britain is a nation of ‘desk jockeys’ – with half of employees listening to music while they work. That’s according to a study of 2,000 UK workers, which found many slip on headphones as soon as they sit down in a bid to concentrate more – or block out colleague’s chit-chat. A third even think […]

      How to recognise the signs of a toxic workplace

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      The right company culture can make a huge difference to a business. Richard Holmes, Director of Wellbeing at Westfield Health, highlights what you need to avoid… The right culture can help organisations hire and retain top talent, grow and be more productive. But the wrong culture can have a negative impact on everything. Here are […]

      Do you drink coffee or tea? Your choice defines you as a person, apparently

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      If you’re a creative, introverted morning person, then odds are you prefer coffee over tea. A study of 2,000 Americans examined the personality differences in people based on their morning beverage of choice: coffee or tea. You’d expect coffee fans to be the buzzy, loud ones up at all hours; however, the results found that […]

      Should parents be allowed to bring their children to work during summer holidays?

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      By Peninsula Associate Director of Advisory Kate Palmer  The summer holidays can be a struggle for working parents as they look to put in place childcare arrangements whilst the schools are shut.  During this time, employers will likely see an influx of requests for annual leave and may have to not allow some of their […]

      Is Brexit making your colleagues too political in the workplace?

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      With Boris and Brexit constantly in the news, it’s not surprising to learn that a study by Jobsite found that 46 per cent of UK employees have noticed a large increase in the number of political discussions in the workplace since the EU referendum. Of course, employees have a right to have their own opinions about political and […]

      Happy Monday! Here are the biggest distractions you’ll face this week

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      A new study examining the intricacies of workplace communication found the average office worker has 17 meetings, gatherings with colleagues and conferences with clients each week. And to power through all that, they’ll consume 19 coffees or beverages from Monday to Friday. A study conducted by OnePoll in conjunction with GoTo by LogMeIn examined the […]

      What will your workplace be like in 2030?

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      Unily has released an in-depth report analysing the key trends and issues shaping the workplace of tomorrow. The report, ‘Future of the Workplace 2030+’, has been co-created with the globally renowned futurist Anne Lise Kjaer, a regular on the TED Talks circuit best known for the ground-breaking book The Trend Management Toolkit. The report also draws […]

      Smart dress code at work? It’s a bit old hat

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      Only one in eight British workplaces now enforce a smart dress code, according to a new study. Research has revealed that staff, managers and directors are ditching shirts and ties in favour of more comfortable day-to-day attire, and the trend is accelerating. According to the study half of workers now follow a casual or smart […]

      Happy workers are 20% more productive – Is your office environment up to scratch?

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      With many workers spending up to 40 hours a week in an office, it should come as no surprise that the office environment is vitally important to 21% of people. New research from price comparison site MoneySuperMarket gauged the views of business owners and employees, to find out what perks, facilities, and styles are the most […]

      Trying to find a desk? That’ll take you two weeks, on average

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      Research conducted by HotDeskPlus shows 46% of UK office workers admit that unstructured hot desking is bad for their productivity, with an estimated average decrease in productivity levels of 31%. The research showed that businesses can lose almost two weeks’ worth of output a year from their workforce as a result of failing to implement a […]