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Over two-thirds of people working from home during lockdown cite social engagement as the thing they missed the most

A poll conducted by ISS UK during ‘Lockdown 3’ found that 67 per cent of respondents missed social engagement when working from home during the Covid lockdown periods. According to the facility services company, the impact on workspace management will ...

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UK businesses prepare to shed suppliers that do not live up to their social values

UK business leaders are increasingly turning their backs on suppliers who fail to align with their social values, according to new research from Sodexo. The survey, commissioned to mark the launch of Sodexo’s Social Impact Pledge 2021, highlights the profound ...

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7.5 million workers in the UK are hoping to do their jobs from home permanently post-lockdown

New research from Deloitte has revealed that more than one in five UK workers (23 per cent) – the equivalent of 7.5 million – are hoping to work from home all, or almost all, of the time once lockdown restrictions ...

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Employees concerned over cleanliness of offices

More than half of British workers would be happy to never return to the office due to fears of germs, a lack of social distancing and being in a room with lots of other people, according to new research. A ...

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Mixed picture for workplace and facilities market

The Institute of Workplace and Facilities Management’s (IWFM) Market Outlook 2021 report has revealed that 58 per cent of workplace and facilities management professionals believe the market will improve in the next 12 months, despite ongoing concerns over the impacts ...

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RICS survey suggests majority of workers will return to the office after COVID-19

Up to 80 per cent of workers could return to the office after lockdown, according to FMs questioned for the latest RICS UK Facilities Management Survey. With the UK vaccination programme taking hold across the country, respondents believe employees could ...

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Senior FM leaders resistant to digital progress, says research

More than two-thirds (71 per cent) of C-suite executives, directors and senior managers are sceptical about the benefits of implementing new business technology. According to new research, the Connected Enterprise report, produced by digital transformation specialists Sigma Dynamics, in partnership with ...

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Digital skills gap will challenge UK businesses in 2021

Almost two-thirds (65 per cent) of UK businesses see a digital skills shortfall as one of the most significant challenges facing their company in 2021. This is according to new research from the FTSE 250 professional services firm, FDM Group, ...

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Survey reveals UK workers do not feel completely safe in the workplace

New research released by building technology firm, Honeywell, has revealed 71 per cent of the UK workforce  do not feel completely safe working in their employer’s buildings. This number is even higher for remote workers (78 per cent), who are ...

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Premium amenities, flexible locations and dynamic spaces crucial to workers in 2021

Businesses need to enhance their employee benefits in 2021, according to a new Post-Pandemic Workplace report released by Nespresso Professional and the WORKTECH Academy. According to the report, over three-quarters (78 per cent) of UK employees said they were more likely to ...

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