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Working in small spaces

Since the COVID-19 pandemic, working from home has become common across the UK and offices are downsizing due to the increase in hybrid working and hot-desking. But with working from home comes creating an office on minimal footprint. Students and ...

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WFH instructions lead to sharp fall in UK office occupancy rates

Data from workplace technology company Freespace shows a sharp dip in UK office occupancy as workers heed the Government’s ‘work from home’ message. UK office occupancy yesterday dipped by 15 per cent compared to last Tuesday as workers return to ...

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More than two-thirds of workers are at risk of a cyber security attack

A recent study by telecommunications provider, TextAnywhere, looked into the screen habits of 1,000 employees in the UK and revealed that over two-thirds (67.4 per cent) are using their mobiles for work, imposing a serious threat to business security. Businesses ...

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Two thirds of employers considering pay cuts for staff who choose to work from home

More than two-thirds (68 per cent) of British businesses are contemplating pay cuts for staff who opt to work from home, suggests a new survey by HR software provider CIPHR. This is despite the fact that over half (53 per ...

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Offices will continue to play a central but different role in how work gets done

Companies are looking to the second half of this year for a return to the office, according to the EMEA Occupier Survey of 130 companies from CBRE. Small companies are further advanced in the return to office and similarly, plans ...

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IWFM urges businesses to do more to support hybrid working

Research from the Institute of Workplace and Facilities Management (IWFM) warns that half (50 per cent) of UK workers are being pressured to return to unfit office spaces by their bosses, with almost half (49 per cent) feeling they are ...

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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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Organisations trialling test labs to monitor post pandemic work patterns

Organisations are turning to experimental ‘pilot working labs’ to monitor working patterns of their employees before making changes to the actual office, according to data from Freespace, which reveals that global office occupancy rates decreased in June compared to May ...

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New research suggests negative impact of home working during pandemic

Working from home during the pandemic has led to increased levels of loneliness and mental distress, according to new research by the National Centre for Social Research (NatCen). The biggest increases in mental distress and loneliness compared with pre-pandemic levels ...

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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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