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IWFM on reshaping the world of work in 2021

Following a tumultuous year, Chris Moriarty, Director of Insight and Engagement at the Institute of Workplace and Facilities Management (IWFM) ventures a look at the trends that could shape 2021. The COVID-19 pandemic has brought incredible disruption to all aspects ...

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Leesman warns businesses of a looming crisis of trust in 2021

Independent assessor of employee workplace experience, Leesman, has issued a stark warning to businesses that they will face a crisis of trust this year if they continue to make workplace decisions in the dark. A major study conducted by Leesman ...

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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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Rule of six

James McGill, Vice President, Customer Success at HireVue describes the six competencies to look for when hiring ‘work from home’ (WFH) team members Working from home isn’t a new concept, in fact before the pandemic changed how we view the ...

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Should corporate real estate be worried about remote working?

By Ade Labinjo, Co-founder of Breezeful Even before the coronavirus pandemic made it impossible for so many businesses to continue operating from their offices, forcing them to move to remote working or stop operating entirely, there was a clear trend ...

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AJ Products and ukactive investigate how to tackle sedentary behaviour in the workforce

The COVID-19 pandemic has shed new light on an already critical aspect of working life: that of employee health and wellbeing. While awareness of the dangers of sedentary working was already increasing, these unprecedented times underline the importance of companies ...

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Support for collaborative workspaces over full-time offices is on the rise

More than three in four managers in UK businesses feel that ‘collaborative’ workspaces are now more suitable for their post-lockdown business models when compared to a full-time staffed office, according to a new survey. The study for independent business telecommunications ...

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Research highlights the concerns of UK workers

As workplaces reopen research has shown that although many UK workers have enjoyed the benefits of working from home, almost a quarter (24 per cent) said their mental wellbeing was lower than normal, a higher percentage than in other countries ...

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Pandemic accelerates a ‘new purpose’ for the office

According to a new report from property advisors, JLL, office life is set to change amid a global working from home experiment which is now forcing companies to to reimagine the future of work and question the purpose of the ...

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London Councils purchase over 7,000 mobile devices to manage remote working

London Councils have purchased a total of 7,792 new devices since the start of the Coronavirus outbreak to facilitate remote working, according to official figures obtained by Parliament Street Think Tank. The data revealed a surge in purchases of mobile ...

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