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Top tips to maintain your well-being whilst working from home

WFH tips to help maintain your wellbeing during December

Ezra , one of the leading global providers of digital coaching, has revealed some of their top tips on maintaining and maximising professional and personal wellbeing during December, as the latest tier restrictions keep many working from home with the additional stress of the looming Christmas period.

Working from home can be great but it can also blur the lines between personal and...

More of us are turning to loungewear

Six in Ten People Admit to Buying New Loungewear Last Month

Loungewear has been the proven stand out trend for 2020, with searches for the term up 162% YOY! Joggers, oversized sweaters, velour co-ords, fleece sweatshirts. These used to be the clothes we only changed into after work and wouldn’t dream of wearing to a meeting or on a date – BUT NOT ANYMORE. With 6 in 10 admitting to buying new loungewear in the last month alone , the UK’s leading...

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...

Employees are becoming increasingly emotionally remote

Boundaries between work and home life are becoming increasingly blurred

More than half (52%) of UK employees agree that the boundaries between their work and home life are becoming increasingly blurred, according to the latest research by Aviva.

Aviva’s new report - ‘ Embracing the Age of Ambiguity’ - explores the impact that ambiguity is having on key areas of working life, from wellbeing and work-life balance to employee-employer relationships....

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 from home has led to a rise in extra bins collections

People working from home are paying out extra for bin collections

As working from home becomes the new normal, homeowners are struggling to keep their bins in order. Which has led to a rise in extra home bins collections.

The latest ONS (Office of national statistics) data on home working reveals, of the 32.6 million in employment, around 8.7 million people said that they have worked from home.

Mark Hall from waste collections company...

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Work from home from anywhere, with Boris's blessing

Following Prime Minister Boris Johnson's announcement, many of us will be working from home for the foreseeable future, however it is now a very real possibility to work from home from just about anywhere in the country, provided you have good Wifi and space for a desk. For those yearning to swap their own four walls for a more inspiring outlook, there's never been a better time to make a...

Office workers making savings over lockdown

Office workers £500 a month better off working from home

Employees who have been lucky enough to keep their jobs and working from home during the pandemic have found themselves hundreds of pounds better off per month, simply because they’re not leaving the house.

With working from home the new normal for 49% of working adults in the UK, one UK company has found that there’s an unexpected financial benefit for ex-commuters who have swapped...

New way of working for millenials

Research reveals remote working has changed the millennial forever

Lockdown has changed the way millennials work, as new research from Trinity Business School reveals how the pandemic has created a new state of working that makes resumption challenging for organisations. Semi-structured interviews with a sample of millennials were used to explain how sensemaking tactics mediate the relationship between transactional distancing and work performance. “While...

Woman on computer video call

Seven reasons we are really sick of video calls now

When the coronavirus pandemic began and we were largely confined to our homes, digital interactions became essential for both work and socialising.

At first it was fun. Logging onto Zoom or Skype we got a glimpse into our coworkers’ homes, caught up with people we hadn’t spoken to in ages, and became obsessed with winning the weekly quiz.

Now, more than three months on, it’s...