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UK lagging behind when it comes to work-life balance

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Whilst some people may enjoy the constant hustle and bustle of business, others may prefer a quieter life, with as little work to worry about as possible. We all just want to be happy and it’s safe to say our jobs can have a huge effect on this.  When looking at the World Happiness Scores […]

Are you getting the recognition you deserve? A third of workers aren’t

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Staff shortages and retention are the biggest concerns for businesses across the UK in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic, as demand for workers continues to hit new records. According to the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC), the UK is experiencing the worst staff shortages since 1997, with a 200% increase in advertised vacancies. And […]

Have you ever got away with making a critical error at work? You’re not alone!

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A study of 2,000 workers found one in five have made what they consider to be a critical mistake at work, and 12 per cent have taken a risk that cost their company money. It also found one in six (15 per cent) have replied all to a private email instead of just to one […]

81% of younger workers fear loneliness from long-term home working

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New research from Chargifi reveals that since working from home, Gen Z and Millenials feel disproportionately isolated, and say it is negatively impacting their ability to build and develop relationships at work – and potentially harming their career progress. The survey of 2,000 US and UK office workers found that over two-thirds of workers aged […]

Employee backlash predicted for 80% of businesses post-Freedom Day

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80% of UK office workers could fight back against short sighted bosses who are not planning future place of work options or not preparing effectively for flexible working after Freedom Day (today, July 19th). That’s according to research from the UK’s largest online venue booking platform VenueScanner, based on survey responses from 1000 office workers, revealed […]

Q&A with Alicia Fairclough EA at Truphone

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Alicia Fairclough is EA to the CEO at Truphone and the Founder of the EA How To community initiative. She talks to PA Life about navigating the pandemic, working from home and pink gin… Tell us how you got to your current position at Truphone. I got my current role through a fantastic London recruiter, Morgan […]

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 […]

UK workers ‘giving up four weeks of their personal time’ a year to work

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In 2019 UK workers gave up on average 171 hours of their personal time to work and spent most of this time completing menial tasks they can’t get done during working hours. That’s according to new research from ServiceNow, which found that mundane and repetitive tasks are stalling productivity and causing UK employees to work during their evenings and weekends. As […]

STUDY: Half of Brits plan to quit job this September

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Nearly half of Brits (49%) plan to quit their job on their return from summer holidays. The research by Wix also reveals that 1 in 3 plan to chuck in their day job to make travel a full-time gig, by starting their own businesses online. Of those surveyed, 69% of Brits dread returning to work, […]

Do you have a ‘side hustle’ outside of work? You’re not alone

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Millions of Brits have a ‘side hustle’ job to pursue their passions – and make a few quid on the side, according to research. A study of 2,000 adults in full-time employment found one in four are working ‘5 to 9’ on the side… after arriving home from their ‘9 to 5’. It also emerged […]