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UK employees want to return to their workplace for their mental wellbeing 

Research from Infogrid, the smart building platform, has revealed that nearly a third of working Brits (32 per cent) want to return to their offices in January because they feel it would improve their mental health, which has been impacted ...

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Many businesses have still not developed a future of work programme to meet the rising demands and expectations of their staff

Companies are unprepared for the structural shift to hybrid working and must do more to create responsible, personalised and experiential workplaces, a new report from JLL reveals. Intensive experimentation and piloting are needed to achieve hybrid working models that will ...

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Research finds many companies are ill-equipped to deal with fires at their sites

New research by fire safety specialist, JLA, has revealed  UK businesses are placing employee and customer safety at risk through a failure to test their fire equipment to meet legal requirements According to the nationally representative survey of 250 business owners, ...

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Businesses must be convinced of the commercial case for sustainability

New research has found that improving sustainability is among the three biggest challenges faced by large and medium-sized organisations. Greater focus is being put on bringing social and environmental concerns in line with factors affecting profitability, according to research undertaken ...

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Research identifies cleaning trends for 2022

Reducing plastic waste, green cleaning and increased visibility and frequency of cleaning have been identified as the three biggest trends predicted to influence the cleaning practices used by businesses in 2022 and beyond, according to to the findings of cleaning ...

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IWFM warns of worker welfare on 2022’s first day ‘not back in office’

For many employees, today is the first working day of 2022 but due to ongoing working from home restrictions the majority will not be attending their usual workplaces. According to the latest research from the Institute of Workplace and Facilities ...

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New research reveals lack of clarity around built environment carbon emissions

According to new research, the majority (58 per cent) of built environment professionals believe the sector is already doing enough to tackle its carbon impact. This is despite the fact that the built environment contributes 36 per cent of total ...

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Research reveals surge in office ventilation during pandemic

A new report has revealed a surge of investment in office ventilation, cooling and air conditioning from UK businesses and the public sector over the last year. The research by energy efficiency consultancy EEVS was undertaken between April and June ...

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3.6 million workers feel they are being rushed back to the office

With more than 13.5 million workers having returned to their place of work for at least one day a week, more than four million say that they do not feel entirely safe doing so, according to new research by Direct ...

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The future of work is hybrid but the majority of organisations are still unprepared

A new report commissioned by Siemens from analyst firm Verdantix, has found that while the move to flexible working is widely accepted, preparedness to implement such a strategy is not yet fully realised. Comfy and Enlighted, subsidiary companies of Siemens ...

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