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    Colour can help create a productive home-working environment

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    By James Morton Colour can have a big impact on how we feel, and including the right colours in a home working environment can help you focus and boost creativity. How to use colour in your home office Blue – The use of blue in interior design has been found to create a sense of […]

    REVEALED: The world’s hardest-working countries

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    New research has placed Mexico at the top of the list for most hours worked, with employees in the country putting in 2137 hours annually. This is followed by Costa Rica, at 2059.6 hours a year, Korea at 1967 hours a year, and Greece at 1949 hours a year. At the other end of the scale, Denmark, Germany and Norway have the […]

    New research shows worker burnout up 33%

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    Employee burnout is reaching new highs, with aggregated data from 1.75 million employee-engagement surveys carried out this year showing 5.41% of employees provided free-text comments that spoke to fatigue, being overwhelmed and other potential signals of burnout. By contrast, January’s reading was just 4.08%. The past two years have averaged 4.12% — a 33% rate rise. […]

    11.42am: The time when PAs and administrative assistants are the most productive

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    A new study has pinpointed the most productive and creative times of day for each profession, with the average UK worker being most effective around lunchtime. Brits are most productive late in the morning, at 11:54am, but feel most inventive during their midday break, reaching their creative peak at 12:42pm. The research, conducted by Tic Watches, […]

    Office workers feel more productive and happier after being outdoors

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    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 […]

    28% of UK workers have cancelled annual leave in 2020

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    A report by global HR software and employment law advice service BrightHR has revealed that 28% of UK workers have cancelled annual leave in 2020. The report, which uses data from over 300,000 BrightHR users, also found that, predictably, the two highest months for cancelled leave were while the UK was in full lockdown. April […]

    Nearly half of workers in dark of over ‘new normal’ planning

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    47 per cent of UK office workers still do not feel as though they have had clear, formalised communications around working hours, availability and productivity. In addition, more than half (54 per cent) admit to not understanding the current state of the business – as well as their employer’s overall plan to survive the economic […]

    Taking a lunch break? Only 1 in 5 do

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    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 […]

    HOW TO: Prosper in the digital workplace

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    By Nicole Alvino, Co-Founder and Chief Strategy Officer, SocialChorus Ever get the feeling we’ve been on pause or holding out for our old way of life, pre-Covid-19, to return? Now that lockdown has lifted, but with restrictions still in place, many find themselves in limbo – unsure of how to sustain or evolve their new […]

    VIDEO: Have you become a ‘polytasker’? We know we have

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    Britain has become a nation of ‘polytaskers’ – doing many tasks from the different areas of their lives at the same time – as lifestyles have dramatically changed this year. After spending the last few months juggling everything from work, parenting, home-schooling and being in a relationship – often at the same time, Brits have […]