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Intelligent workspaces

Intelligent workspaces will be centred around better-equipped employees, who are empowered by smart tech, rather than hindered by it. It won’t be long before the likes of digital assistants, voice-controlled devices and interactive whiteboards will be commonplace in all workplaces.

Article by: Debbie Murray | Published: 5 May 2018

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Workwear revolution: are dress codes a thing of the past?

The Western trend of ‘casual Fridays’, also known as ‘dress down Fridays’ has been widely adopted by many UK businesses for several years, with some now taking on this more relaxed approach five days a week. For a large number of enterprises, jeans and a nice shirt have become the workwear norm.

Article by: Kate Palmer | Published: 3 May 2018

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Why work breaks are so important

No matter how fantastic your work equipment is, it is still important to take breaks. It’s simple: if you sit in any chair all day, regardless of how ‘high-tech’ and ‘ergonomic’ it is, you are very likely to develop aches and pains. The reasons it is important to break are: To avoid postural fatigue; To avoid visual fatigue; To refresh yourself mentally and To improve productivity.

Article by: Unknown | Published: 25 April 2018

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How HR can optimise Office Design

Office design can directly affect the working environment in a variety of ways, which in turn can affect the overall success of the business. Small changes to optimise the office design can pay dividends in many ways, so we’ve outlined how your company can be affected and what steps you can take to solve HR issues with great office interior design.

Article by: Emily Wells | Published: 11 April 2018

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Making the Most of Conversations Week

Linking to this, National Conversation Week is taking place from 19th – 25th March and encourages us to make effort to have more conversations in the workplace and build relationships with colleagues and managers. Below, a range of experts give their advice on how to make the most out of National Conversations Week and conduct effective conversations in the workplace.

Article by: Karen Meager and John McLachlan | Published: 9 March 2018

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Beautiful chaos | Print – Issue 160 | Article of the Week

The Internet of things, is creating new cross sector collaborations and B2B arrangements like we have never seen in. Organisations will have to reconfigure their approaches to workforce planning and dismantle internal and external barriers, experimenting with never-before conceived business models. 

Article by: Paul Sparrow | Published: 8 March 2018

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Modern work is making us fat and unhappy

Memories of Christmas are fading, but many of us will no doubt have gained a few pounds over the festive season. But, for nearly one third of the nation’s professionals, it doesn’t stop there, with 29.1 percent admitting that their work has led them to gain weight.

Article by: Lee Biggins | Published: 12 February 2018

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Workplace trends for 2018

People analytics and mental well-being to gain favour in the 2018 workplace, as Millennials take over and a shrinking talent pool fiercens the competition for hiring the very best. The generation that values personal development and work-life balance over money and status will continue to nab the most influential roles and lead organisations in 2018.

Article by: Chieu Cao | Published: 8 January 2018

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World’s most dangerous places to work

Those who travel from the relative safety of the UK to these areas are, in the most part, fully aware of the challenges they face. But there are less evident perils lurking in the most beautiful and apparently safe locations. This week, a UK doctor reportedly escaped a shark by punching it in the face after the animal injured him in Australia. According to the victim, the shark jumped out of the water and hit him in the right shoulder.

Article by: Rob Dolbear | Published: 5 December 2017

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C-suite ambivalent to work environment impacts

Research reveals that C-Suite executives do not fully appreciate the factors that keep employees happiest at work and the impact that the office environment has on their employees’ productivity and wellbeing.

Article by: Jitesh Patel | Published: 19 November 2017