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      Home working will save London commuters 23.5 days a year in travel time

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      Tyto’s latest ‘Cost of a London Commute’ study has shown that working from home will save workers an average of 23.5 days per year in travel time – which is the equivalent of  £10,020  in  unpaid time. Remote working also saves commuters an average of  £5,114  in travel costs, which is nearly a fifth (18%) of […]

      Study says home working has increased employee productivity

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      Thirty-four per cent of companies believe that working from home is having a positive impact on employee productivity, according to new research. The Covid-19 UK business barometer, conducted by Sapio Research and B2B agency Skout, reveals that reduced travel times and changing routines have also contributed to employee effectiveness. As a result, around one in […]

      Employees ‘want to stay at home for good’

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      Sixty-two per cent employees who can work from home would be happy if their office remained closed indefinitely after lockdown measures are lifted, despite a sustained drop in Covid-19 cases, while one in five (21%) claimed to be ‘extremely happy’ at the prospect of working permanently from home. That’s according to a new study commissioned […]

      Number of Brits ‘bottling up’ mental health issues doubles vs 2019

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      A new study from Bupa UK shows that the vast majority of UK adults (82%) have experienced symptoms that may indicate poor mental health such as continuous low mood, anxiousness, low self-esteem or hopelessness while in lockdown, yet almost half (44%) haven’t told anyone. This shows a sharp rise from 2019 when just one in five (22%) felt […]

      Two-thirds of UK workers want to continue working from home, anxiety high about returning to offices

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      As the UK government announces further easing of lockdown and stimulus for the economy, two-thirds of UK workers (61.6%) would also prefer to work from home in some capacity, even when the pandemic is over – with that number rising to three-quarters (74.9%) for those based in London. These are among the key findings from […]

      Half of Brits are WFB (that’s Working From Bedroom)

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      More than half of workers have transformed their bedrooms into makeshift offices during lockdown, according to new research. The survey of 2,000 adults who are working from home examined how they have adapted after offices were forced to close in March. More than half (54 per cent) of those questioned by Premier Inn say the […]

      Should home workers expect a pay cut?

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      Employees working from home in areas commanding a lower wage than their work location should expect a pay cut if they want to continue past the Covid crisis, bosses have warned. One of the high-profile companies to jump onboard with working from home was social giant Twitter, which announced back at the start of March […]

      Nearly one in 10 adults have to sit in a cupboard to get peace – and decent wi-fi – when WFH

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      If you’re balancing your laptop whilst sitting on the sofa, think yourself lucky! New research has shown that almost one in 10 people working from home have had to sit in the cupboard to get peace and quiet – and due to the limited range of their current home wi-fi. A study of 2,000 adults […]

      Navigating the new normal: Five easy ways to encourage collaboration while working apart

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      The COVID-19 pandemic has drastically changed the way the world works, and with some UK workers beginning to return to the office, some anticipating a phased return in the coming weeks and others working at home for the foreseeable future, it can be difficult to connect the workforce together. To support workers, flexible office specialist, Workthere, […]

      UK workers claim to be more productive at home

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      The majority (56%) of UK workers who don’t usually work from home feel more productive than in the office. That’s according to research from Jabra, which says that despite that headline figure 50% of those currently working from home are looking forward to their workplace reopening. Furthermore, 70% hope their employer lets them work from […]