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Employee surveillance can damage trust and increase staff turnover

VMware, Inc. (NYSE: VMW), a leading innovator in enterprise software, today shared results of a global study that revealed the rise in employee performance and trust established in new hybrid working models could be under threat from an increase in the implementation of remote monitoring measures.

Contributor: Spencer Pitts, Chief Technologist, Digital Workspace - VMwareVMware UK | Published: 22 November 2021

Office germ hotspots – hand sanitiser bottle can be dirtier than a toilet seat

COVID-19 and the long term effects of the pandemic has meant that businesses are all becoming more conscious of keeping communal areas safe for workers returning to the office. With many office workers returning to the workplace, at least on a flexible basis over the past few months, it is important to understand the danger areas for harbouring germs and bacteria.

Contributor: Eileen Calder, Product Manager Wipes, EMEIA - Chicopee | Published: 17 September 2021

What benefits should companies now prioritise to engage with graduates?

Now summer is coming to an end for 2021 graduates, many will be looking to get their foot in the door of their desired companies. While employers often presume that graduates are eager to join their business, it is not always so simple. As the UK job market hits a record high, it is important that businesses stand out from their competitors to secure the best talent. 

Contributor: Holly Goldstein - Wet Ones | Published: 29 August 2021

The future of work is here, but UK businesses aren’t best prepared for it

The majority (85%) of UK businesses need to critically improve the quality of their recruitment processes; with 77% saying they need to improve the way they assess the value and skills people bring to the business, according to latest research from Thomas International, the global talent assessment platform provider.

Contributor: Sabby Gill, CEO - Thomas International | Published: 13 August 2021

Soft skills now classed ‘critical’ in remote working setting

 A recent survey conducted by recruitment specialist Drake International has revealed soft skills like communication and strong work ethic are in high demand among Australian employers to accommodate long-term plans to continue working remotely. 

Contributor: Christopher Ouizeman, CEO - Drake International | Published: 11 May 2021

Half UK workforce say women are underrepresented in senior management roles

Discrimination in the workplace is illegal in the UK under the Equality Act 2010. But a survey conducted in line with International Women's Day on 8 March suggests that UK employees believe there is still some way to go to improve equality in the workplace.

Contributor: Leo von Bülow-Quirk - VBQ Speakers | Published: 5 March 2021

Is this what the office of the future looks like?

Experts from Specialist Glass Products share their predictions on what office design trends will be popular this year following on from 2020 which dramatically changed how all types of businesses were able to function.

Contributor: Frankie Lyons - KC Communications | Published: 8 February 2021

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Sewage smells, rodents and shabby carpets – the UK workplace in 2019

A nationally representative poll of 2,000 people found that 83 percent of UK adults consider their workplace to be an “unpleasant” environment, with many citing uncomfortable temperatures, lack of natural light, unpleasant smells, damp and mould, poor ventilation and even vermin and insects among their complaints. 

Contributor: Nick Bizley | Published: 11 June 2019

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What does the perfect office space look like in 2019? 

A third (36 percent) of business owners prefer to have an open plan office with private areas for managers, plus almost two-thirds (63 percent) would also like parking. Alternatively, employees tend to like the idea of a standard open plan office (35 percent) that is closer to home (57 percent).

Contributor: Rose Howarth | Published: 11 May 2019