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Labour is hoping to tempt over-50s out of early retirement with the right to work from home. The shadow work and pensions secretary, Jonathan Ashworth, has outlined plans to entice over-50s to take up employment again. Speaking with The Daily Telegraph, Keir Starmer’s spokesperson on the issue, Ashworth, said Labour will launch a series of [...]
Civil servants working on supporting the UK’s businesses were at their desks for just 40 per cent of the second week in July, government figures have revealed. Staff at the former Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) department came into the office for two fifths of the time during the week beginning Monday 10 July, [...]
Only half of workers believe employers are doing enough to make hybrid working or working from home seamless, research shared by Slack reveals. Even though 87 per cent of IT managers said they were investing to reduce the friction involved in employees working from home (wf) and in the office, large numbers of workers report [...]
Londoners are staving off the Sunday Blues with karaoke nights – taking advantage of an extra lie-in on work-from-home Monday mornings. Charlie Elek, the managing director of Lucky Voice, a capital-focussed karaoke chain, told CityA.M. that a rise in hybrid working had “worked in our favour”. The number of punters through the door at his [...]
Working from home may contribute to a lazy lifestyle that is as much of a health risk as smoking, reveals new research published today. One in five people working from home exercise less often due to not commuting to the office, according to Bupa. An uptick in remote working since the pandemic is entrenching more [...]
The post-pandemic work from home honeymoon could end this winter with Brits having to pay hundreds more in energy bills to heat their homes. Research has shown it is cheaper for workers to go back to their desks, than to heat their homes while working in them, to the tune of almost £200 a month. [...]
Amazon chief executive Andy Jassy told workers “it’s probably not going to work out for [them]” if they don’t accept the company’s three-days-in-the-office mandate. “It’s past the time to disagree and commit,” Jassy reportedly said in a meeting last week, referred to internally as a ‘fishbowl’. “And if you can’t disagree and commit, I also [...]
The word flexibility is now unfailingly associated with remote and hybrid working, when really it means so much more when it comes to employment. Whether removing the commute, more family time or greater control over working hours, it boils down to independence. Pandemic restrictions gave the working population a taste of this independence. But the [...]
Boris Johnson admits he’s distracted by making coffee and eating cheese when he works from home and Lord Sugar has blasted PwC’s decision to give employees Friday afternoons off as “lazy”, but are they out of touch? One industry leader certainly thinks so. TalentDesk.io founder Xenios Thrasyvoulou believes these opinions are outdated and that remote [...]
The business secretary has defended Boris Johnson’s remarks that he is distracted by making coffee and “hacking off” cheese when working from home. In an interview with the Daily Mail, the Prime Minister said his experience of remote working involved a lot of time making coffee, walking to the fridge and “forgetting” the task at [...]
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