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Workers do want to return to the office, but in a flexible way

Demand for office working remains strong among both employers and workers but on a flexible basis, suggests new research from Office Space in Town (OSiT). While two-times the number of people are now working from their office than in May ...

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Wates Group adopts company-wide flexible working

The company, which employs nearly 4,000 people across the UK, is calling on its colleagues across the business to experiment with different working patterns to boost productivity and improve their working life. The decision makes Wates one of the first ...

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Organisations urged to deliver a healthier hybrid workplace

Britain’s homeworkers may have been shielded from some of the frontline impacts of the virus, but the impact upon their health and wellbeing has still been high, claims a new report Healthy Hybrid: a Blueprint for Business, published by the Royal ...

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NHS Open Space expands flexible working spaces across the UK

Businesses looking for alternative and flexible ways to deliver services in response to COVID-19 can now use NHS pay-as-you-go spaces across England. NHS Open Space, a service launched by NHS Property Services (NHSPS), has expanded its portfolio to over 700 ...

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Signs of post-Covid demand for smaller localised office space

There’s been a 19 per cent increase in demand for smaller flexible workspaces, driven by distributed working and employee demand to work closer to home, according to figures from IWG, operator of Regus. From its current 320 centres in the ...

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Hybrid and ‘hub and spoke’ offices to overtake remote working next year

Once employees are no longer at significant risk of contracting Covid-19 in the UK, businesses will start to roll-out a combination of remote and on-site work, which may see employees come to the office for only a few days a ...

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Regional view

Richard Morris, Director at technologywithin explains why demand for flexible office space outside of the capital is set to grow COVID-19 has created disruptions in all areas of our working lives – from conference calls at kitchen tables to home-schooling ...

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Leading organisations plan to prioritise mental health as employees return to work

The CIPD (Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development) is one of 33 leading organisations including Unilever, Barclays and Santander, that have signed an open letter to The Times newspaper committing to prioritising the mental health of their employees as they ...

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CBRE’s flexi-office subsidiary opens two new sites in London

Hana, a subsidiary of CBRE Group, has expanded its presence in London with the official opening of two locations in London at 70 St Mary Axe and 245 Hammersmith. At 70 St Mary Axe, Hana partnered with global investment manager ...

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Rachel Whitford: What the new flexible working bill could mean for you

The new flexible working bill intends to make all jobs flexible by default. Rachel Whitford, Area Manager for Express Vending explains what this could mean for your business  The future is flexible, at least it will be if the new ...

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