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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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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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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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