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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

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Half of HR professionals eat lunch at their desk

Fifty-three percent of HR professionals eat lunch at their desk and just a third leave the office at lunch; 58 percent of HR professionals take 30 minutes or less for lunch each day. A company culture which required long working hours would lead 63 percent of HR professionals to consider moving to a new role. Comment from Nick Allwood, Manager for HR recruitment at Robert Walters.

Contributor: Nick Allwood | Published: 23 June 2017

UK workers losing up to 16 days a year commuting to work

New research from the UK’s leading independent job board, CV-Library has found that over two thirds of the nation’s workers (69.1 percent) are losing up to 16 days a year commuting to and from work, with over a third (38.6 percent) of professionals commuting for up to two hours a day.

Contributor: Lee Biggins | Published: 3 June 2017

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Dining ‘al desko’

New research released today by wellbeing charity CABA has found that nearly a fifth (19 percent) of employees in London worry about being judged negatively for taking a lunch break. This figure is far higher than any other region in the UK, and the national average of 6 percent. Comment from Kelly Feehan, Services Director at CABA.

Contributor: Kelly Feehan | Published: 21 March 2017

The ‘parenthood penalty’ becoming a realistic concern

The possibility of a ‘parenthood penalty’ demonstrates that behaviours towards working parents have yet to evolve. Comment from Kate Headley, Director at The Clear Company.

Contributor: Kate Headley | Published: 5 February 2017

Take more holidays says health experts

Christmas already seems a distant memory for many, as new research out today reveals that over 4 in 5 (83 percent) British workers feel they already need a holiday. Yet despite the multitude of benefits taking a holiday brings 40 percent don’t take the time off work. Comment from Dr Christian Jessen.

Contributor: Dr Christian Jessen | Published: 12 January 2017