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      Half of PAs and EAs will transition to hybrid working model

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      51% of employers predict PAs and EAs will transition to a new era of part-remote and part-office working in six months’ time. In a survey of over 13,500 professionals and employers conducted by Hays, 365 of whom either employs or works as a personal or executive assistant, nearly two thirds (61%) say staff are already […]

      Working from home is here to stay: Make the most of it

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      Rene Buhay, VP Sales & Marketing of AVer Europe, gives some advice for upgrading your home working video conferencing experience… When the pandemic hit Europe earlier this year and people were forced to abandon offices and work from home many were forced to compromise, using sub-standard tech, in the belief that “it will only be […]

      Office Provider Installs Zoom Booths to meet Demand for Video Conferencing

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      Flexible Workspace provider x+why is installing Zoom Booths in its office spaces as part of a range of post-coronavirus initiatives designed to encourage people back into the office. x+why has been adapting its workplaces to mirror the changes within the confines of public health and the shifting trends that need to be implemented in order […]

      Home workers struggling with ‘work-life blur’

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      Coronavirus has turned homeworking into the new normal, but boundaries between our personal and professional lives are beginning to erode, and mental health of staff is being affected. “At the start of lockdown we were running on adrenaline – but now we are being expected to work, play, sleep and live from the same room […]

      ‘Employees must play their part in social distancing and safeguarding’

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      As businesses return to the workplace following encouragement from the Government, employment law and health and safety experts warn that employees must play their part in adhering to occupational safety measures to ensure, so far as possible, a safe return to work. Government guidance continues to be that if employees can work from home that […]

      Lacking motivation at work? Research finds pop tunes are best for a productivity boost

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      Flexible office specialist Workthere has created a Spotify playlist for people to listen to whilst working from home to help boost their mood and increase their productivity levels. The playlist includes 50 songs in total including pop, rock and country classics such as: Simply Red – Stars Dolly Parton – 9 to 5 Bruno Mars – Uptown Funk […]

      Communication the biggest barrier to successful long-term home-working

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      As the nation continues to work from home for the most part, new research reveals that a quarter (24%) of those currently working from home say maintaining communication with colleagues is the biggest challenge they have faced while working away from the office. The research, conducted by business telecommunications provider, 4Com, delves into the UK’s attitudes […]

      The workplace initiatives that employees want next

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      Remote working is currently changing the working lives of millions and although it’s not a new concept – it turns out that many of employees would like it to continue. A recent survey by Perkbox found that now just nine per cent of employees would like to work completely from the office in the future. […]

      Working from home set to stay as productivity soars

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      Half of homeworkers admit they get more done when working from home according to a new report, which also reveals that once lockdown restrictions are fully lifted 32% of workers will look to work from home on a daily basis. This comes after lockdown forced so many office workers to make the switch to remote working […]

      Duty of care in critical communications – 5 top tips on returning to the office

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      As we look towards transitioning from the abrupt shift to social distancing and remote work back to the familiarity of our offices and communal spaces, it will be important to have the structures in place to successfully negotiate the complexities of diverse and evolving guidelines from hundreds of regional authorities. It will also require a […]