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TUC warns of “looming skills crisis”

The Trades Union Congress (TUC) has warned that the UK is facing a looming skills crisis after new analysis revealed a sharp drop in workplace training. The TUC says that with automation and new technology changing the way many work, ...

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Above the shop

Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield’s newly designed UK HQ above its Westfield London centre reflects changing times in more ways than one Earlier this year, Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield, the owner of London’s well-known shopping destinations, relocated its UK headquarters from High Holborn to a new space ...

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BT Group announces first eight locations as part of its Better Workplace Programme

BT Group has unveiled the first of eight locations that will house its workplaces of the future as part of a three-to-five-year programme initially announced in May 2018 to improve and consolidate its workplaces across the UK. BT will consolidate ...

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Tomorrow’s people

Sarah Taylor, Managing Director of BRITA UK, shares advice on how to optimise today’s busy office space for the newest generation in the workforce Picture the average office a quarter of a century ago and compare it with one today. ...

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Time to focus

Eve Fitzhenry, Head of Marketing at Boss Design, explains why quiet space free of distractions is an essential component of modern workplace layouts If you ask office workers what they find most irritating and unproductive about their workplace, they are ...

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Room on the outside

With square footage at a premium in many locations, organisations are under pressure to review their use of space. Cyril Parsons of Office Principles makes the case for utilising external meeting facilities The concept of regularly using external space to ...

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Corporates to become the driving force in the flexible workspace industry in 2019

According to new research by Instant Offices, corporates are set to become the driving force within the flexible workspace industry as the way they view their office portfolios continues to change. The flexible workspace sector has ridden the crest of ...

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UK workers want better remote working options

Employers in the UK need to provide more flexible and remote working options in order to attract the best talent, according to new research. Airbnb’s ‘Future of Work’ report has found that the modern trend of remote and flexible working ...

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White paper reports on the demise of the commercial office lease

A new white paper from Magenta Associates, the communications specialist for the built environment, explores the fate of the traditional commercial property lease in the context of deep social, political and economic changes. Earlier this year, a group of senior ...

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Global businesses moving towards flexible workspace

Global corporates intend to operate increasingly from flexible, serviced and co-working spaces, which create a more collaborative working environment and offer the freedom to expand and contract quickly according to market conditions. As a result, the demand for flexible workspace ...

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