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Sixty percent want to stay at home after COVID-19

Over half (60%) of people surveyed said they would like to work from home if they had the choice. What’s more, 52.6% said they don’t want to return back to a normal office after COVID-19. 

Contributor: Paul Ansorge - The Reach Approach | Published: 14 June 2020

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High suicide rate – construction industry wellbeing found wanting

26% of construction industry professionals thought about taking their own lives in 2019 – before the COVID-19 pandemic had hit the industry – and 97% recorded being stressed at least once in the last year, according to a new report from the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB).

Contributor: Professor Charles Egbu, President - Chartered Institute of Building | Published: 24 May 2020

Women lack confidence when asking employers about flexible working

New research by leading hospitality company Hilton, has found 43% of working women would not feel confident asking their employer about flexible working. This is despite flexible working topping the most important things that women look for in a potential employer (62%), being valued above a high salary (54%) and holiday entitlement (51%).

Contributor: Stacey Boast, General Manager - Hilton London Canary Wharf, | Published: 18 March 2020

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Part-time penalty leaves mothers behind

Parents overwhelmingly agree that it is up to employers and the government to ease these workplace pressures: 90 percent of parents said that employers have a role to play and 92 percent said that the government has a responsibility to address these issues.  

Contributor: James Tugendhat | Published: 6 February 2019

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Millennials struggle most with workplace stress

The survey of 1,001 UK adults carried out by one of the UK’s leading healthcare companies, Cygnet Jobs, has revealed that almost 3 in 4 (73 percent) 25-35 year olds have recently taken workplace stresses home, and in fact as many as 62 percent of workers in this age bracket say they’ve felt sleep deprived due to career stress in the past.

Contributor: Rowan Marriott | Published: 8 January 2019

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Some of the stranger CV lies revealed

The research, a survey of 2,000 UK office workers, found that previous work experience was the most common lie, with nearly half (47 percent) of those who did fib embellishing the list of old employers. Previous education or qualifications took second place (41 percent), followed by personal interests (20 percent).

Contributor: Rebecca Collins | Published: 13 April 2018

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London ranked No 1 most attractive EU city for business and employment again

London is ranked as Europe’s most attractive city for businesses and employees for second year running according to Colliers report, which reviews and ranks cities based on their occupier attractiveness, availability of talent, and quality of life factors alongside economic output and productivity; Paris, Madrid, Moscow and Birmingham making up the rest of the top five.

Contributor: David Hanrahan | Published: 15 March 2018

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Weekend? More like “Workend”

Research shows 65 percent of UK office workers have to work at the weekend to get the job done. Comment from James Robertson, head of marketing – Boundless.

Contributor: James Robertson | Published: 21 August 2017

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When relationships at work go sour

Research explores the growing ‘work spouse’ trend (employees having one person they are particularly close to at work) analysed feedback from over 4,000 employees and 103 employers. Nearly all employers (92 percent) say strong relationships make people more engaged with their jobs, while 96 percent say they create a happier workplace. Comment from Matthew Harradine, director at totaljobs.

Contributor: Matthew Harradine | Published: 17 July 2017

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Six million Brits miss lunchbreak

Three million workers across the UK take only one lunchbreak a week. Over a million self-employed Brits never manage to take time out for lunch. The East Midlands is the most likely region to never step away for a lunch break (24 percent) compared to those in London (46 percent) taking five or more breaks a week. Comment from psychologist and author of The Anxiety Journal, Corinne Sweet.

Contributor: Corinne Sweet | Published: 28 June 2017