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Do we really understand the reality of hybrid working?

As the UK government has withdrawn its advice for employees to work from home, more organisations than ever will be instituting hybrid working models: 68% globally, according to research*. Definitions of “hybrid work”, however, are often contradicting and unclear – leaving business leaders without definitive guidance. To provide businesses with a more concrete view of what hybrid working looks like in reality, and provide tangible actions to help streamline productivity and collaboration, Steelcase have researched the experiences and needs of workers worldwide in their report: Changing Expectations and the Future of Work.

Contributor: Hania Arafat - Steelcase | Published: 8 September 2021

Most British adults suffer from work-related stress

A new study, commissioned by HR software provider CIPHR, reveals that most British adults (79%) feel stressed at least once a month, with work-related issues being a significant stressor.

Contributor: Emma-Louise Jones - CIPHR | Published: 2 September 2021

Unpaid overtime has soared during pandemic

Essential workers are putting in nearly 9 unpaid hours per week. Meanwhile, employers considering a ‘hybrid’ return-to-office model are warned that workers combining remote and on-site working may find maintaining productivity challenging and are working over 9 hours per week in free labour.

Contributor: Jeff Phipps - ADP | Published: 1 September 2021

How has WFH impacted employee happiness? Results by sector, revealed

The Pursuit of Happiness: The average employee rates their WFH happiness at 6.6/10, reveals survey. 66% say they work longer hours WFH. IT workers are the happiest WFH; Charity workers the least. Interactive map of the UK included

Contributor: Hasib Howlader - Hudson Weir | Published: 9 April 2021

Overworking makes you worse at your job

Working overtime reduces the amount of time an employee has available to take rest and recover, while work intensity reduces opportunities for recovery during the working day.

Contributor: Professor Argyro Avgoustaki - ESCP Business School | Published: 4 March 2021