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Employers need to adapt to combat “critical” staffing shortages

Employers need to adapt to a rapidly changing workforce if they are to win the “frantic” battle for workers. redwigwam, the UK’s largest flexible worker company, says that only by adopting new approaches can businesses expect to overcome staffing shortages that are at a “critical juncture”.

Contributor: Lorna Davidson, CEO - redwigwam | Published: 2 December 2021

Rising concerns remote working will impact career progression

Young professionals and students have far greater concerns about the rise of remote work than their senior counterparts, according to a new report from employer branding specialist Universum.

Contributor: Steve Ward - Universum | Published: 26 October 2021

Workers feel more trusted and motivated due to hybrid working

New research from Kadence (formerly Chargifi) has revealed that after a year of flexible working, almost two-thirds of US and UK office workers (62%) now feel more trusted to do their job effectively. Of those workers, half also feel more motivated to do a better quality job (51%) and go the extra mile (48%) thanks to their new working arrangements.

Contributor: Dan Bladen - Kadence | Published: 15 October 2021

Employers need to set clear boundaries to prevent employee burnout

Poly (NYSE: POLY), today released a new report outlining the evolution of the workplace and changing employee attitudes to the 9-5. The Poly Evolution of the Workplace report provides analysis on the findings of a survey of 7,261 hybrid workers from the UK, France, Germany, Spain, Sweden, Poland and the United Arab Emirates.

Contributor: Paul Clark, Senior Vice President - EMEA Sales Poly | Published: 13 October 2021

Will “he’s a working dad” enter normal vocabulary?

"You rarely hear the phrase ‘he’s a working dad’ as the onus is generally on mums, but this shift to a home working environment has perhaps created a fairer home life for many"

Contributor: Suzanne Clarkson - Carr Consulting & Communications | Published: 7 October 2021

Poor tech experience is draining engagement

London, Wednesday 8th September, 2021 – New research of 2,000 UK hybrid workers has revealed the scale of lost time and money businesses are experiencing as they undergo the post-pandemic shift to a hybrid model. The survey, from workforce analytics specialist, Scalable Software, finds an average of 6.96 hours per week are wasted as employees struggle with a lack of access to technology and with technology that doesn’t work. This equates to a significant annual productivity loss of £2.1bn for UK PLC*. The survey also highlights the impact that substandard technology and poor digital experiences are having on wellbeing. Employees are working an extra 2.2 weeks a year because of poorly designed workflows, a lack of user-friendly applications, and because they are not equipped with the right technology.

Contributor: Mark Devereux, CTO - Scalable Software | Published: 16 September 2021

The yuppie is history, now people are collaborators, flex workers and road warriors

LONDON, UK — August 18, 2021 – A Poly (NYSE: POLY) global study has revealed six distinct workplace personas, and the associated trends that businesses must be aware of and adapt to in the world getting fine-tuned by a continuum of regional nuisances, the pandemic, and the new ways of work.

Contributor: Jennifer Adams, Senior Sales Experience and Enablement Director - Poly | Published: 19 August 2021

Workers positive about office return, but will demand changes

With much of Europe having worked remotely for over a year and many continuing to do so for the foreseeable future, new insights[1] from Sharp, a major provider of business technology products and services to businesses and organisations across Europe, reveal that there is a significant appetite among European workers to return to the office for some of the working week. However the study also reveals a range of demands that employers will need to address to create productivity and positivity in the workplace of the future especially for those workers under 30.

Contributor: Rob Davis, Solutions & Services Business Manager - Sharp | Published: 28 July 2021