Almost three-quarters of British workers believe it’s important that their employers allow them to work remotely. Clearly, the demand for workplace flexibility is prevalent, but is the technology available to enable fully flexible working environments?
Published: 2 January 2019
City & Guilds Group research into the role of psychological safety in the workplace discovered half of the workforce have felt unsafe, and half have encountered workplace bullying. A very significant 94 percent of businesses consider mental safety as “important” to overall employee wellbeing.
Published: 25 December 2018
One-in-five French employees say they have felt under pressure to compromise their organisation’s ethical standards, reveals Institute of Business Ethics’ survey. More French employees have witnessed misconduct, but there is an improvement in the number who are willing to speak up about it.
Published: 13 December 2018
Brilliant ideas can only be cultivated within an environment that creates the conditions for creativity and innovation. A professor in my undergraduate program used to say that a sound idea had its own form of energy. It would attract attention, capture resources and create momentum.
Published: 6 December 2018
In the face of social media saturation, face-to-face is still the best way to start a sustainable business relationship. In fact any type of relationship that is not a bit weird. In the maelstrom that is festive networking, here are ten tips that are not necking three vodkas and Red Bull before engaging with another human you don’t yet know but might want to.
Published: 4 December 2018
When a mix of people from different backgrounds, with varying personalities, attitudes, values and beliefs come together in a workplace context, working together isn’t always easy. After all, we choose our friends but not our colleagues. Some people are naturally brash, or assertive, while others are introvert and more sensitive.
Published: 24 November 2018
Where once a great place to work was defined by a good salary, prospect for career progression and the prestige that was attached to working for a high profile brand or in a state of the art office, today employees are no longer prepared to stick around if the work itself isn’t fulfilling and meets their lifestyle needs on a day to day basis.
Published: 18 November 2018
By 2025, 75 percent of the workforce will be Millennials with 70 percent of them wanting to work more flexibly. The gig economy is transforming the traditional 9-5 and the typical ‘office building’. Millennials put emphasis on work culture, with 18 percent demanding a more diverse workplace.
Published: 15 November 2018
Few countries have bounced back from the financial crisis as robustly as Portugal. In 2012, the Iberian nation’s economy fell by 3.2 percent while its unemployment rate soared to 18 percent. But just six years later, Portugal is tracking growth of 2.3 percent and jobless figures are dramatically reduced.
Published: 9 November 2018
Findings released by ukactive and Sodexo revealed that the average lunch break for office workers in the UK is now just 22 minutes long. Combined with the findings which show that over a third of employees are regularly working overtime, can only lead one to ask, how has the UK transformed into a country plagued by a workaholic culture?
Published: 5 November 2018