Hybrid working

Managers should encourage exercise breaks at work, researchers say

Managers should encourage desk workers to be more active by planning two minute exercise breaks into the work day, University of Essex researchers have found.

Low earners prefer working from home, but suffer financially for it

Research has indicated for the first time that low-paid workers benefit overwhelmingly from working at home, yet companies could do more to support them.

Watch on demand: HR trends for 2022 and beyond

Panelists on Tuesday’s (7 December) HR Lunchtime Debate discussed the trends they expect to dominate HR’s agenda in 2022.

12 months of 2021: May

It was another year of turbulence for people professionals. Our 12 Days of Christmas countdown reviews what made the headlines in 2021.

‘Perfect storm’ responsible for Great Resignation

A majority (61%) of UK and Irish workers are seen to be ‘flight risks’, as a combination of endemic burnout, a rapidly expanding talent pool and lack of provision for flexible working cause workers to...

Flexible Working Taskforce releases hybrid work guidelines

The Flexible Working Taskforce has today (3 December) published new guidelines to help employers use fair and sustainable hybrid working practices.

HR will need to create a balanced hybrid plan to make sure disabled employees don't miss out

HR has a once in a generation opportunity to redefine the way people work, according to Diane Lightfoot, CEO of Business Disability Forum (BDF).

Younger workers feel empowered to make changes in their workplace

More than half of employees feel more empowered to influence change in their workplace - especially younger workers.

What would a COVID Plan B mean for employers?

While the government has not yet publicly suggested any move to ‘Plan B,’ experts from the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) and the Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies...

Companies called to report flexible and hybrid working policies

Non-for-profit organisation the Work Foundation at Lancaster University has called on government to introduce mandatory flexible and hybrid working reporting.

Mental health professionals ask employers to implement a right to disconnect

Almost half (45%) of employees have reported they feel they have to reply to work messages outside of working hours.

Monzo founder invests in anti-isolation app for hybrid workers

Monzo founder Tom Bloomfeld has invested in a wellbeing app targeting hybrid-working loneliness.