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Five ways to motivate remote workers

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Employee engagement experts reveal five ways to motivate remote workers – and why time-tracking software really isn’t the answer!  Remote working has now become so widespread in the UK that many refer to it as ‘the new normal’. In fact, 16% of employees reported solely working from home between September 2020 and January 2023. There […]

Six stress-busting tips for managing remote teams

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This Stress Awareness Month, Gareth Hoyle – remote work expert and founder of fully-remote marketing agency, Marketing Signals – shares six of his first-hand stress-busting tips for creating a positive place to work whilst shifting to a fully remote business model. Remote working is one of COVID-19’s biggest legacies. According to government data, only one […]

Have you got the right skills to work remotely?

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We are all keen to move on from the pandemic but there is one topic of conversation that continues to centre around the pandemic. That is the almost instant global transformation to remote working.  And with it has come the need to acquire new skills required to work remotely. There is no denying that the […]

How Technology Can Inspire Teamwork and Collaboration

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The way we work is always evolving, and it makes sense that where and how we work would also change. Office working isn’t for everyone and there is a lot more to consider than only your morning commute. Enter collaborative technologies and with them, a boom in users per day by the millions. Companies are […]

Does your workplace culture support employees personal problems?

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Does your workplace offer a respectful culture for supporting employees’ personal problems and matters of contention? By Kate Warburton The writer Annie Dillard famously said “How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives”, and for many of us, a large portion of our day is spent at work; in fact, […]

UK employers ‘fail to support workers’ needs for remote and hybrid workspaces’

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A survey of UK employers and employees gives insight into the lack of provision for remote and hybrid office workers to carry out their roles. While only just over half (56%) of employers admit they regularly check in with all employees to enquire about their health and wellbeing and 55% provide laptops, 73% of employees […]

Travelling desks: working from home, or wherever you want

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After nearly two years of adjusting to working from home, we’re starting to see a drive for employees to return to offices. In fact, occupancy levels recently hit a high of 27.5%, the highest since COVID first began spreading in March 2020. Although businesses may continue to encourage their workers to return to offices, many of them […]

Only one in five offices has a hybrid working policy in place

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New research released today shows a lack of planning and investment in hybrid working is threatening to derail a widespread successful return to the office. The research, conducted by Opinium for Ricoh Europe, polled 3,000 office workers across the UK, Ireland, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands and Spain. It found they remain cautious about returning […]

Jobseekers’ interest in WFH positions explodes in 2022

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Analysis of Google Search data by online salary calculator Income Tax UK has revealed a monumental shift in jobseekers’ preference in terms of their new job. Having the leverage of a near-record-low unemployment rate, professionals are looking at combining lifestyle, family, and career, enabled by the growing popularity of full remote jobs, and four-days work-week schemes. Remote jobs interest […]

How to encourage productivity and wellbeing amongst office returners

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Matt Ephgrave (pictured), Managing Director at Just Eat for Business, on how to help employees adapt into their new working routine while prioritising well-being in the office and at home… Last month, the scrapping of Plan B guidelines gave businesses the go ahead to bring their staff back to the office, with most adopting a […]

Lessons learned and future outlooks: Remote working is here to stay

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By Jürn-Christian Hocke, Interim Head of Faculty of Arts at Berlin School of Business and Innovation (BSBI) Before the pandemic forced companies and businesses to move most of their work remotely, there were (generally very widespread) concerns about the home office among both staff and management. You would idle away all your time and not […]

These are the most popular artists and songs to work to – in the office and at home

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Working remotely during the pandemic has meant that more people are opting for a hybrid working routine – doing a combination of working from home and from the office, allowing for more flexibility than ever. With the social pressures and office politics forgotten, remote working has allowed people to enjoy listening to their guilty pleasure songs that they may not be comfortable playing in […]

Remote managers killing culture – 60% of professionals report feeling ‘disengaged’ due to lack of face time with leaders

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Two in three professionals have reported that they are ‘highly likely’ to leave their job this year due to a lack of face time with leaders within their organisation. Following the announcement this week from Government that work from home restrictions will be dropped, an annual employee survey from global recruiter Robert Walters reveals the […]

The Ultimate Workation Guide: 10 Essential Items to take with you abroad

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With Covid upturning entire sectors over the past year, more and more people are working from home every day. With the new work from home orders being issued by the government, it doesn’t look like that will be ending anytime soon. Whilst some people have been more than happy to work from home, others have […]

What incentives make UK employees change jobs?

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A new survey of 1,021 UK workers undertaken by Marketing Signals has revealed that 78% of UK employees would move jobs if they were offered the chance to work fully remote on a permanent basis. When asked the reasons as to why working remotely would make them take the leap of moving jobs, 60% said […]

The best European cities for remote working

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A combination of companies becoming flexible with remote working and almost two years of working from home has meant that more of us are looking to escape our daily routines – and even become a digital nomad. As many companies are now allowing their employees to work from anywhere, as long as it’s within a […]

Is Working from Home or the Office Better for Employee Wellbeing?

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For many businesses, the past 18 months have represented a huge shift in the way they operate. As a result, we’re now in a world of hybrid and flexible working. This move to flexible working has been hailed as a step forward for health and wellbeing in the workplace. But it has also ignited a […]

“It wasn’t me”: Cover-up culture leading to accidental information loss

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As remote working remains the norm during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, research reveals that UK office workers are accidentally deleting vital business information from shared, cloud-based applications such as Office 365 or Google Drive. And many are opting to keep quiet rather than owning up to their mistakes. The research from Veritas Technologies, which interviewed 2,000 UK […]