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    24% of 25-34 year-olds have been involved in an office romance

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    Recent research into changing attitudes towards office romance has revealed that nearly a quarter (24%) of people aged 25-34 have had a long-term relationship with a colleague – this is compared to just 12% of over 65s.   As well as relationships, sex between colleagues is becoming more common. 29% of 25-34-year-olds said they have had a one-night stand with someone at work, with just 12% […]

    Mince pies in the office yet? You probably work in Liverpool

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    Liverpool residents will eat more mince pies this Christmas than anyone else in the country. A ‘mince pie map’ of the UK, based on a survey of 2,000 adults, revealed Liverpudlians will munch down 20 mince pies per person this festive season. This is five pies more than the national average of 15 – and […]

    Blokey #bantz at work ‘dying out’

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    Research by culture change business Utopia and The Hobbs Consultancy has found men’s expectations of themselves have shifted. 71% of men report they still feel the need to be the main financial provider for their family, yet almost half – 46% – claim that it’s now also their responsibility to be the primary carer to their […]

    Flexible co-working ‘fuelling office romances’

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    It used to be down to catching the eye of your suitor at the water cooler, but now with the influx of co-working super offices with an average of 700 members per building, office romances are hitting record levels. Daily networking opportunities, huge open plan co-working areas and free beer are some of the features […]

    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 […]