As the UK prepares for restrictions to ease, returning back to the workplace is on the minds of many employers. However, many employees aren’t willing to return back so easily. A survey of 1,022 UK workers, carried out by HR software provider CIPHR, has revealed that nearly three quarters (73%) of UK workers would accept a reduction […]
Working from home
Only 15% of UK workers want to return back to the office full-time
What can you claim in tax relief while working from home?
As a result of the pandemic, there has been an explosion in the number of employees working from home, with many of those based at home for the first time in their careers. As a consequence, there will be many people who are unaware that they may be entitled to claim tax relief for their […]
Home workers are lonely, tired and don’t trust their bosses…
People forced to work from home during the pandemic lockdown have suffered feelings of anxiety and isolation, with many reporting fatigue, disturbed sleep and lack of focus, according to the findings of a new report. The survey of how Covid has affected the world of work also reveals that working from home has led to […]
Two-thirds of mothers have stopped working or work less due to pandemic
New research reveals that nearly two-thirds of working mothers have either stopped working (40%) or reduced their hours (19%) since the start of the pandemic. TopCV surveyed 1,017 UK professionals to find out how the pandemic had affected their roles as workers and parents. Of the working mothers who were no longer working, almost a third […]
4 cybersecurity mistakes your remote teams are making
By Barry O’Donnell, Chief Operating Officer at IT services specialist TSG… For many businesses, remote working has become a normal practice. Working away from the office had been on the rise for the past few years, but many organisations were pushed to begin embracing it from March 2020. Since then, businesses have solved teething issues […]
Reduce stress, declutter your home office
With the pandemic causing such a tumultuous year, mental health has suffered as a result. Packaging retailer RAJA discovered that 35% of Brits found decluttering their home to be a therapeutic experience. Tips to declutter your digital devices With more time on our hands, our screen times will inevitably go up as we attempt to keep […]
How to manage being the newbie when we return to the office
If you were hired just before, or over lockdown, you may have never actually met your new colleagues face-to-face. So, post June 21st, how do you slot into a workplace where you are neither new nor old? Starting work during lockdown was a mixed bag. On the one hand you got to work from home, […]
Could you do your job from the beach?
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 […]
Not working 9-5! Nine in ten millennials now expect a flexible working week
UK workers aged 25-34 are most likely to expect more flexibility in their typical working week in a post COVID-19 world, according to research from flexible office specialists Workthere. Among 25-34 year-olds, 87% expect to have input on flexible working moving forward. This is a stark contrast to the older generation of employees, with less than […]
Have you got the UK’s best ‘shoffice’?
Aviva has launched a national competition to find the UK’s best ‘shoffices’, – namely, sheds or outbuildings converted or built for use as workspaces. From 11 May, 2021 people will be invited to upload pictures of their shoffice to the Aviva Facebook page. Entrants will be in with a chance of winning one of three […]