New graduates are preparing to enter the world of post-graduate employment for the first time. But, unlike previous years, they’re doing it in unique circumstances. Not only did many spend their final months of university learning remotely, but they also now face the prospect of being remotely trained and integrated into their new workplace. This […]
How to onboard graduate employees remotely
Despite everything, are you feeling closer to work colleagues now?
Half of UK workers feel they have grown closer to their colleagues during the pandemic – despite being forced to work separately from their homes. Research of 2,000 adults currently working remotely revealed 53 per cent believe they now have a better understanding of their colleagues as human beings. And 43 per cent think it’s […]
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 […]
Get staff vaccinated before they can return, say UK workers
Seven in 10 office workers believe colleagues should only be allowed back at their desks when they have been vaccinated against Covid-19, research has revealed. A survey of 1,000 UK office workers who are currently on furlough or are working from home revealed more than half (51 per cent) can’t wait to head back in […]
Five ways to support employees’ physical health whilst remote working
One year on from the first COVID-19 lockdown, Cheryl Lythgoe, Matron at Benenden Health, offers advice to businesses on how they can support employees’ physical health whilst working from home… Twelve months ago, when many businesses up and down the country shifted their operations to home working, the prospect of employees setting up workspaces away from […]
How can HR improve productivity & working experience?
When the Coronavirus Pandemic hit the UK in March 2020, overnight business saw dramatic changes and part of these changes were the need for employees to work from home if they could. For some employees working from home was a new concept, as they would not have worked from home previously, for other employees they […]
96% agree productivity for remote working is dependent on technology
Research shows IT teams are increasingly concerned about security and scalability of the remote work tools adopted early in the pandemic to address the sudden shift to remote work. As a result, 65 percent of those surveyed are actively consolidating remote work tools, citing the need for ease of administration, ease of use, and scalability. […]
What has lockdown done for UK’s tech sector?
By Tom Chambers, Associate Director of Technology & Growth, Robert Walters One in ten job roles advertised in the UK were tech-related during the pandemic – and by summer 2021 will reach 100,000 job vacancies per month. The tech sector boasts an agile workforce that embraces new digital solutions before other sectors, and as a result […]
The Impact of Remote Working on Mental Health and How Team Building Events Can Help
By Lorna Boyer, Marketing and PR, Eventurous Ltd As we all try to make sense of the latest lockdown rules and guidance, a focus on employee wellbeing is becoming more important than ever. An increase in remote working has left employees feeling demotivated, and a lack of definition between work and home makes it harder […]
The rise of the home office
As many business professionals continue to work remotely, a new study reveals that only now are workers investing in their home offices as they plan for the future. A survey of 1,004 UK adults carried out by lighting supplier Ultra LEDs, found that 72% of workers are currently working from home as a result of the pandemic. Although […]