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Home truths: adapting to the new world of work

Lockdown has provided us with a nationwide remote working experiment, but it may not have been as successful as HR had hoped.

Office working still necessary for productivity, study finds

Staff need on average three days a week (2.91) in the office to achieve maximum productivity, according to a new study by construction services company ISG.

Will lockdown prove to be a creative desert or oasis?

The Bank of England’s chief economist Andy Haldane gave a speech last month to the Engaging Business Summit, where he claimed that the pandemic had “reshaped our working lives, our economic...

Remote work could be damaging relations between different ethnic groups in England and Wales

Remote working is preventing employees from mixing and socialising with colleagues from different ethnicities.

There’s never been a better time for HR to team up with building management teams

With a second lockdown in the UK and the return of work from home where you can advice, it’s clear that we’re now seeing long-term change when it comes to remote and flexible working.

Second lockdown putting extra pressure onto middle management

Additional stresses and responsibilities outside of managers’ day-to-day roles has made middle management more challenging in the UK’s second lockdown.

Nearly a third of UK workers would return to office for cash incentives

Just 7% of UK office workers have said they would be willing to return to the office full time post-coronavirus, demonstrating a shift in attitudes towards presenteeism.

Weathering the storm: what HR should know in light of lockdown 2.0

Following a spike in COVID-19 cases, the government’s second national lockdown is forcing pubs, restaurants and non-essential shops to close once more.

How remote teams are reinventing the art of 'lucky' creative conversations

Before COVID-19 transformed the way we work, commuting was consistently reported as one of the most unpleasant of life’s regular habits. Other studies showed people are happier and more productive if...

Public sector leaders and staff clash over perceived productivity levels

There is a disagreement among HR departments and staff within public sector organisations regarding how productive remote workers are.

Tiered UK lockdowns - what HR needs to know

As the UK adjusts to varied COVID-19 restrictions being put in place, what issues does HR face?

Could flexible pay become a new trend now we're working remotely?

The current recession - brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic - has created increasing financial uncertainty for many people who are now facing an unpredictable job market and pressure on their personal...

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