With lockdown rules being eased and the hospitality sector opening up once more, many companies are beginning to navigate a path to allowing employees to return to their offices – and we want to find out how the nation’s PAs, EAs and Office Managers feel about that prospect. Depending on which research your read, we […]
Are you looking forward to going back to the office? We want your views!
WATCH AGAIN: PA life LIVE – Bossing Microsoft Office: Top Tips
PA Life LIVE was back by popular demand on March 24th, with PAs, EAs, VAs, Office Managers and more joining the one-day virtual conference to help them navigate all their current challenges. And you can now re-watch all five sessions on-demand! We’d like to say a huge ‘thank you’ to everyone who attended as a […]
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 […]
Office space enquiries jump 800% after Boris Johnson’s announcement
Enquiries for office space in the major UK cities jumped 800% on Tuesday after Boris Johnson’s announcement that the return to the office is not far away. “The announcement from the Prime Minister has obviously sparked a vote of confidence for UK businesses working out what the return to normal looks like. We are getting […]
What are you missing about the office?
More than two thirds of office workers have admitted they’ve missed their workplace during the pandemic – with their desk, gossip and even meetings among the most longed for things. The study of 2,000 office workers found simply speaking to people face-to-face topped the list of the most missed aspects. Having equipment including printers and […]
WATCH AGAIN: PA Life LIVE – Returning to a new normal in the office
If you weren’t able to join us for the PA Life LIVE digital conference last week, we’ll be posting the sessions here to allow you watch them at your own leisure. Returning to a New Normal in the Office: Blended Teams, Flexible Working and Safeguarding Your Staff, was a panel session sponsored by Briefingline, with expert […]
Office workers feel more productive and happier after being outdoors
New research has revealed that office workers feel more productive and in a better mood after being in the great outdoors. Productivity improved by 45 per cent from being outside for just 29 minutes – and 63 per cent feel better ‘in themselves’ after spending time in fresh air, according to the 2,000 office staff […]
UK employees would take a £2,665 pay cut to avoid going back to the office
Saving money on the daily commute, no need to worry about what to wear and no office politics to deal with… are just a handful of benefits to working from home. And many don’t want to give it up now. Insolvency Support, provider of business support, tips and resources, conducted a survey of 3,000 employees […]
Is this the end of the tea round and office birthday treats?
The coronavirus pandemic could spark the death of the traditional work tea round and office birthday treats. A study of 2,000 office workers looked into the future of the workplace, with 43 per cent admitting they are anxious about returning. More than half believe tea rounds will be a thing of the past, and one […]
New office, new you
With the market more competitive than ever before, should employers look at changing the office every five years to retain their talent and attract new employees? Not so long ago, the majority of businesses would change their office every ten years or so – either by relocating or refurbishing. However, with both technological advances and […]