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Keep cool and carry on working from home in the summer heat

Beat the Heat: Five tips on how to stay cool when working from home

The UK recorded the hottest day of the year so far as temperatures exceeded 30C in across the nation and Google searches for fans in the UK since last week have increased by a whopping 669%!

As much as this weather is truly appreciated by Brits, a lot of us are still working from home without the joy of the office air-conditioning. To help, tech experts at Fasthosts.com have revealed...

1 in 2 Brits want to create more space at home

Five Space-Saving Ideas for Smaller Homes

Lockdown restrictions may be lifting, however many office workers are still continuing to work from home, with research revealing that 1 in 2 Brits want to create more space at home. With some Brits having worked from home since the pandemic began in March 2020, people are having to get creative in order to remain both comfortable and productive.

With this in mind, celebrity home...

More than half of UK office workers have now returned to the workplace

UK workers see work-life balance improve after heading back to the office

Research from Ezra , the leading provider of digital coaching, has revealed that more than half of UK office workers have now returned to the workplace on either a full or part-time basis, with many seeing some surprising benefits as a result.

The research commissioned by Ezra found that 30% of office workers have now returned full-time, up from just 17% in April. A further 24% have...

 A quarter of UK businesses are planning to close or downsize their office

Over 15 million empty chairs and desks create furniture furor

A game of musical (empty) chairs, or a landfill disaster? The move toward home working could cause a landfill influx of millions of chairs and desks as offices close or downsize following Covid-19, warns BusinessWaste.co.uk .

The business waste specialists are warning of a mountain of unwanted office furniture making its way to landfill as companies embrace a new way of working - and...

A mixture of FOMO and fear of job losses could result in a greater demand to return to an office

FOMO will drive a return to office working

Far more people will return to office working than expected because of a new work-related form of FOMO (fear of missing out) or FOBO (fear of being overlooked.)

That is according to the owner of one pan-UK training company who also fears that, in addition to this specific anxiety, remote working will also result in a jobs drain from the UK as companies recruit in countries with lower...

Google searches for ‘how to manage stress at work’ have been on the rise

Employees in This Industry Are Most Likely to be Stressed

Google searches for ‘how to manage stress at work’ rising by 40% in the past few weeks in the UK* TheKnowledgeAcademy.com set out to find which industry sector is most likely to be stressed due to two common factors that lead to stress: being underpaid and overworked. Here are the results:

Which industry is most likely to have stressed workers?

Education is the industry most...

Domestic energy consumption has spiked by an average of 17% during the pandemic

Top tips to cut down working from home costs

17% INCREASE IN ENERGY SPEND DURING THE PANDEMIC AS THE NATION WORKS FROM HOME

New data from price comparison experts, Quotezone.co.uk , reveals that domestic energy consumption has spiked by an average of 17% during the pandemic, with the average annual energy bill rising from £688 in 2019 to £802 in 2020.

The findings, which are based on a sample of over 50,000 energy comparisons...

UK workers were forking out as much as £544 for their monthly commute

Working from home has saved commuters as much £300 per month

Working from home has saved commuters as much £300 per month during lockdown, new research reveals.

UK workers were forking out as much as £544 for their monthly commute and other work-related costs prior to the UK going into lockdown last March. However, since then, nearly two thirds (65%) of workers are currently working from home or have done so at some point during lockdown,...

28% would like to work from home permanently in the future

Most of Us Still Aren't Properly Equipped to Work from Home

The last year has seen many businesses temporarily swap their office space for a remote set-up to adhere to social distancing measures. But how has this been working out for employees, and could businesses adjust to this new way of working on a permanent basis? A survey of 2,000 British office workers conducted by Currys PC World in collaboration with Canon revealed people’s attitudes towards...

The average UK worker takes just two breaks a day

Brits take just 24 minutes break from work a day

The average UK worker takes just two breaks a day for a total of only 24 minutes – but nearly half feel guilty for taking any time out. A study of 2,000 employees found more than six in 10 feel they don’t take enough breaks during the working day. And one in 10 don’t take a single break - because they are under too much pressure or too busy to have more time away from their job. Another 46...

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