employees

Managers are much more positive about their staff working from home

Managers more positive about flexible working

Managers are much more positive about their staff working from home and working flexibly since lockdown says a new study undertaken jointly by the Equal Parenting Project at the University of Birmingham and the Work Autonomy, Flexibility and Work-Life Balance at the University of Kent.

The report titled ‘Managing Employees during the COVID-19 Pandemic: Flexible working and the future...

Top tips working from home in the holidays

Top Tips Working From Home For The Holidays

The holiday season brings families together, but it also means added distractions for the many people working from home due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

How can remote workers keep their focus sharp and their productivity high while noise and interruptions surround them? And what can businesses do to ensure their employees aren’t slacking and projects are on track?

“Working...

People in the office

Nine reasons we’re starting to really miss the office

When office blocks closed their doors at the beginning of lockdown, we were almost excited to spend Mondays in our living rooms. Fast forward a few months and we’ve realised even Glen from HR was a better co-worker than the cat.

Here’s why we’re missing the much-maligned water cooler culture – for all its many faults…

1. The invigorating effects of the commute

The...

Office staff working

Coronaphobia: Employees are refusing to come back to work

Businesses across the UK who are making efforts to get back to business are facing a new uphill struggle - employees claiming stress and anxiety or are simply requesting outright to be furloughed for another 3 months.

Workers who were furloughed back in April are being gradually invited back to work, although some are being asked to work from home. However, many small businesses are...