Despite home working remaining firmly on the agenda for the near future, more than a third of people (37%) admit they still don’t have a dedicated space to work from at home. What’s more, just a quarter of home workers have invested in comfortable seating (26%) or a desk (27%). The research, conducted by online […]
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3 in 5 bosses admit the pandemic has positively impacted workforce productivity
Three in five bosses (60%) say that the pandemic has unexpectedly impacted the productivity of their workforce in a positive way. The new research from Hitachi Capital Business Finance has also revealed that one in five say their staff are now more independent since working from home (20%). The survey of over 1,000 small businesses asked […]
Drinking wine, playing video games and exercising – what workers are doing at home when they should be, er, working…
A new survey has revealed what people have been getting up to when they should have been working from home. The research by Cartridge People has found that a shocking one in ten Brits have drunk alcohol during ‘office hours’ at home. And a third of people surveyed have admitted to exercising when they should […]
Time to say goodbye to office clothes, and hello to comfy PJs, no makeup and… no bras?
After being confined to our home offices for nine months, many of us have hung up our work uniforms, and have swapped them out for comfy pyjamas, no bras and minimal makeup. But have we swapped out our heels for slippers for good? Some 1,000 UK office workers were surveyed by Moneypenny to see whether […]
What are your lockdown confessions…?
Working in pyjamas, having a weekday lie in and fibbing about lack of internet connection to avoid video calls are among Brits’ top ‘lockdown confessions’. A study of 2,000 adults found 78 per cent admitted to a minor ‘offence’ this year. In fact, the average person has committed seven misdemeanours each, with 13 per cent […]
Five easy exercises to improve eye strain while working from home
Lenstore has partnered with yoga teacher Phoebe Greenacre to produce a step-by-step video illustrating some exercises that will help reduce eye fatigue. The five exercises are: Palming Rub your palms together to create heat and place your hands over your eyes for 10 seconds. This will allow any tension accumulated in the back of your eyes to […]
Two thirds of office workers have missed their workplace during the pandemic
More than two thirds of office workers admitted they have missed their workplace during the pandemic – with their desk, gossip and even meetings among the most longed for things. The study of 2,000 office workers found simply speaking to people face-to-face topped the list of the most missed aspects. Having equipment including printers and […]
What are you missing about the office?
More than two thirds of office workers have admitted they’ve missed their workplace during the pandemic – with their desk, gossip and even meetings among the most longed for things. The study of 2,000 office workers found simply speaking to people face-to-face topped the list of the most missed aspects. Having equipment including printers and […]
Bullying is systemic in the workplace, despite WFH
Whilst we may not all be facing each other across our desks at the moment as we circumnavigate our way through Covid-19, bullying is still rife and systemic in the workplace, with cyber bullying in particular being driven higher by the pandemic, according to leaders in change management. As anti-bullying week (November 16th-20th) approaches, Thom Dennis, MD of […]
Working from home? Here’s how to protect your back
With varying Government guidelines in place across the country, many will find themselves continuing to work from home. Exploring the nation’s relationship with their sofa and desk chair, FurnitureChoice.co.uk polled Brits to find out how many suffer from back pain. Using this insight, experts reveal the best and worst seating positions for your back, whilst we […]