Four in 10 ‘work from home’ Brits would like to pack their suitcases and do their job overseas, research has revealed. A survey of 1,000 people who have worked remotely during the pandemic found Spain is the top destination for working remotely, followed by Italy, the USA, Portugal and the Caribbean. Making up the top 10 locations […]
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Will easing of lockdown see the demise of video meetings?
As the UK begins its transition out of lockdown, with pubs, gyms, hairdressers and non-essential shops now open for business, the coming months will see an increase in the number of white-collar professionals returning back to their places of work. However, just 24% of employees are looking forward to returning to their workplace, reveals a […]
WFH, a daily walk and a work-life balance: what Brits want post-Covid
Holidays abroad, regular nights out with friends and an enjoyable job are now less important than before lockdown, according to Brits. A study of 2,000 adults found 43 per cent have completely re-evaluated life and what really matters to them since the pandemic, with plans for travelling, having loads of money and a nice car […]
Women more likely to feel alone when WFH, men are keener to return to office
As a growing number of businesses commit to a long-term WFH setup, a new study commissioned by a leading intelligent learning platform has revealed that more than two thirds (67%) of workers in the UK feel ‘disconnected’ from their colleagues, with women suffering from professional loneliness more than men. Other key insights include attitudes to […]
Who’s happy WFH? Many of us, by all accounts!
If there’s one thing we can all agree on about the past year, it’s that most of us have never spent so much time at home. With bans on travel and going into the office, we’ve had to adapt, and fast. But how has working from home (WFH) affected us? Expert Insolvency Practitioners, Hudson Weir, polled […]
Lack of WFH health and safety awareness is a potential time bomb, says safety specialist
2020 was, understandably, a busy year for health and safety in the workplace. In a matter of weeks, the national focus shifted rapidly towards combating Covid-19. Social distancing became the norm, restrictions were put in place and laws quickly introduced to help stop the spread. For office-based workers, things moved swiftly as lockdown came into […]
Remote workers are feeling disconnected… but the majority want to continue to WFH…
A new study commissioned by a leading intelligent learning platform has revealed that more than two thirds (67%) of workers in the UK feel ‘disconnected’ from their colleagues and four fifths (80%) have spoken to their manager once in the last 10 days. Additionally, half admit (49%) this is having a negative impact on how […]
Mental Health – Fact or Fiction?
By Martin Ellis, Managing Director, Team Umbrella Limited Due to the current pandemic many people are working from home and this has had an effect on our mental health. The current situation has taken a toll on people and PA Life spoke with Martin Ellis, to find out how you can help your employees and […]
Only four in ten workers think company meetings are effective forms of communication
New research from Sigma, has found that only four in ten workers think meetings are fully effective, with one in ten saying they are not at all effective. When asked how well teams communicate and whether improvements could be made, a third of respondents (33.6%) said internal communications needed to be overhauled completely, and 58.4% said […]
How you can improve employee wellbeing this winter
By Nic Redfern, Finance Director and Business Spokesperson, Nerd Wallet UK. There are plenty of ways employers can keep staff spirits high during these difficult times. COVID-19 means the majority of the UK has been forced into a new lifestyle, where working from home is the new norm. With the prospect of working remotely likely […]