New research from Chargifi reveals that since working from home, Gen Z and Millenials feel disproportionately isolated, and say it is negatively impacting their ability to build and develop relationships at work – and potentially harming their career progress. The survey of 2,000 US and UK office workers found that over two-thirds of workers aged […]
81% of younger workers fear loneliness from long-term home working
How precious are you about your office coffee?
A study of 2,000 adults found just under half would rather go thirsty and tired than let someone else make their coffee as they like it “just so”. It emerged 27 per cent are concerned others would make their drink too watery, one quarter worry it will be too strong and 14 per cent are […]
Office return ‘not enough’ for good social wellbeing
Experts from Tictrac say enabling consistent and meaningful interactions are still vital as employees return to the office, as physical proximity alone cannot foster significant social wellbeing. It comes as data from Aon found that less than 3 in ten employers (27%) say that virtual or remote working is a barrier to improving social wellbeing. The research […]
61% of offices don’t permit music – Does yours?
The office playlist can often lead to a heated debate. While some employees prefer to listen to music to get them through their 9-5, others wish to work in utter silence. But, according to new research1, over half (54%) of workers do favour music in the office. As many offices across the UK prepare to […]
Employee backlash predicted for 80% of businesses post-Freedom Day
80% of UK office workers could fight back against short sighted bosses who are not planning future place of work options or not preparing effectively for flexible working after Freedom Day (today, July 19th). That’s according to research from the UK’s largest online venue booking platform VenueScanner, based on survey responses from 1000 office workers, revealed […]
FREEDOM DAY: UK workers ‘hesitant’ to return to the office
Research commissioned by Chargifi has today revealed that despite restrictions being lifted, office workers in the UK are resistant to a full-time office return. The survey of 1,500 UK and US office workers found that over half of British workers (55%) still expect to spend fewer days in the office per week, with more than […]
Survey reveals how our workplace cuppas made us feel part of the team
More than 11 million of us are now homeworking as we live through the pandemic but while most of us have not missed their commute or having to wear a suit, we have really missed our office tea breaks, according to a new survey. The poll of more than 1000 Brits commissioned by the UK […]
What does the office mean to you?
By Brett Hill, distribution director, Towergate Health & Protection For many office workers, ‘going to work’ does not just mean going to do work, it means to go and be a part of a common space, with people who share similar objectives, in an experience that is distinctly separate from the rest of life. There […]
Taking a lunch break? Only 1 in 5 do
Just one in five workers use their lunch break to actually eat lunch every day – with others using the time to catch up on personal errands and browse social media instead. A study of 2,000 UK professionals found 79 per cent will tuck into their food as they work, so they can use their […]
Post-lockdown office conundrum: Is it professional to wear headphones at work?
For many, wearing headphones at work can be helpful, but for some it’s seen as unprofessional, unsociable or even rude. It can be tricky to work out the best way to keep everyone happy, so music licensing company PPL PRS Ltd have put together some advice to help you gauge whether you’re in the right or wrong […]