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Disconnect: IT and HR leaders vs. broader staff

Leaders claim their organisations are working at optimum productivity, while staff call for “serious change” to set them up for success, according to new Citrix research

Contributor: Darren Fields, Regional Vice President, UK & Ireland - Citrix | Published: 4 November 2020

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Nine out of ten Christmas parties will be virtual this year

With new Covid regulations in force across the country, 89% of businesses are now actively planning virtual Christmas parties as an alternative to the traditional festive knees-up. In response, the events sector is responding with innovative new experiences to keep the UK's workforce engaged.

Contributor: Edward Poland, COO, Hire Space | Published: 3 November 2020

Where does employee empowerment fit in the future workplace strategy?

According to NTT Ltd.'s 2020 Intelligent Workplace Report ‘Shaping Employee Experiences for a World Transformed’, the pandemic has put employee wellbeing at the forefront of the business agenda. Almost four-fifths (77.6%) of UK&I-based organisations agree that home-working during the pandemic has been challenging for employees.

Contributor: Alex Bennett, Vice President of Intelligent Workplace - NTT Ltd. | Published: 2 November 2020

How will Brexit impact talent acquisition?

While 2020 has been an uncertain year, there's one certainty that lies ahead: Brexit. With a potential skills shortage in the future as the transition period comes to an end, we bring Brexit back to the talent agenda.

Contributor: Ann Swain, CEO - Association of Professional Staffing Companies | Published: 1 November 2020

Top tips for winter blues survival

British Summer Time ends at 2am on Sunday 25 October 2020. For many this could be a depressing time, particularly under social restrictions and with the isolation of working from home. Towergate Health & Protection is launching a winter survival checklist to support employees through this time and to improve their health and wellbeing.

Contributor: Brett Hill, distribution director - Towergate Health & Protection | Published: 31 October 2020

How many people have really found work-from-home work-life balance?

This week is National Work-Life Week - an opportunity for both employers and employees to focus on wellbeing and achieving a good work-life balance. But with the ongoing impact of the coronavirus crisis rumbling on, achieving a healthy work-life balance has presented new challenges this year.

Contributor: Jamie Mackenzie, Director - Sodexo Engage | Published: 30 October 2020

Employees feedback described as “mediocre”

Employers and employees agree that feedback is vital to development, yet employees think what they are getting currently is below par. With so many employees working remotely, this lack of quality feedback could be hampering their ability to be productive.

Contributor: Roly Walter, Founder - Appraisd | Published: 30 October 2020

Company culture top concern for flexible future

While 83% of UK HR professionals say their organisations are shifting to enable flexible working in the future, and 8% are moving completely to remote working, half are concerned about the impact it will have on company culture, according to new research from LinkedIn, the world’s largest professional network.

Contributor: Janine Chamberlin, Senior Director - LinkedIn | Published: 30 October 2020