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Better guidance needed on return to work

Following yesterday’s announcement by the Prime Minister that said those who could not work from home should be “actively encouraged to go to work”, employment experts have asked for greater clarification on how that can practicably be achieved. Rustom Tata, ...

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Atalian Servest and NJC join firms offering return to work guidance

Global FM provider, Atalian Servest, and cleaning and support services company, NJC, are offering information and advice to support businesses to reopening the workplace post-lockdown. Atalian Servest has published ‘The FM’s Guide to Reopening Your Workplace’ to support workplace and ...

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Experts predict coronavirus could challenge hotdesking and workplace design

Workplace design experts are predicting the coronavirus pandemic could prove a major challenge to the future of hotdesking. Some of the biggest companies in the country have embraced hotdesking as a way of reducing office space, embracing flexible working, utilising ...

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BCO looks at how Covid-19 will change the workplace

According to a new thought paper by the British Council for Offices (BCO), hot-desking is likely to become less popular, screens to protect receptionists will be introduced and unisex superloos will replace gendered communal toilets as a result of Covid-19. ...

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Changing ideas

Think differently was the overriding message of the Workplace Trends Climate Change and The Workplace: Towards Net Zero Carbon event. Andrew Brown one of the chairs of the day reports As the Government is often keen on telling us: we ...

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One in five new workplaces fails to meet employee needs according to Leesman research

‘The Workplace Experience Revolution Part 2: Do new workplaces work’ is the culmination of workplace experience experts, Leesman’s nine-year analysis across 557,959 employee responses in 3,932 workplaces worldwide (data as of 30 June 2019). The first part of the study, ...

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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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