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Work of the future is all about collaboration

Commissioned by leading Australian architecture and interiors firm Bates Smart to understand the impact of the disruption of COVID-19 on workplace, work life and work operations, the survey indicates that the sudden transition to remote working has not affected productivity with 74% of respondents feeling as productive working remotely as they did in the office.

Contributor: Rachael McCarthy, Studio Director - Bates Smart | Published: 1 June 2020

UK workers say they will work from home after lockdown eased

With the Government due to review the current lockdown measures tomorrow, research by StarLeaf - the UK-based global video meetings provider - reveals how and where we work is set to change, with more people planning to work from home once life begins to return to a new normal.

Contributor: Mark Richer, CEO - StarLeaf | Published: 11 May 2020

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Having trained Mental Health First Aiders in the organisation is one part of this. They can help by spotting the signs, symptoms and triggers that could mean someone is unwell. There are also things organisations can encourage employees and managers of all levels to do to create an open and non-judgemental environment for mental health. Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) England’s Take 10 Together toolkit is a good place to start. It gives guidance and talking tips for starting the conversation with a colleague you think may be struggling with their mental health. 

Contributor: Ben West - Youth campaigner | Published: 6 December 2019

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 Most employees want physical contact banned in the workplace

“With one in four people telling us that they avoid meeting a peer or a client due to the greeting alone, it’s clear that boundaries need to be set in the workplace which promote a comfortable working environment and doesn’t impede on the working day.

Contributor: Unknown | Published: 25 April 2019

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Job seekers jumping ship for new challenges in 2018

When asked what their typical first step is when looking for a new job, almost half (44 percent) cited networking. And in terms of the top ways to network, reconnecting with current and former friends/colleagues and LinkedIn came out on top for 33 percent and 31 percent respectively.

Contributor: Gary D.Burnison | Published: 14 January 2018

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Globally mobile workforce crucial for future

New research from AXA reveals 98% of big businesses surveyed say a globally mobile workforce is important, with a third saying it is critical to their success.

Contributor: Tom Wilkinson | Published: 24 July 2017

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Robots will NOT steal UK Jobs, they could create more

Despite ongoing fears and speculation that robots could steal British jobs, new data reveals that the majority of industry professionals (63.3 percent) have never witnessed job losses as a result of the introduction of robots or automated processes. Furthermore, over a third (36.7 percent) stated that robots have often resulted in job creation within their place of work.

Contributor: Steve Barraclough | Published: 6 April 2017