Men and women make different job choices based on commute times

Men and women make different job choices based on commute times

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Women who have an hour-long commute are nearly a third (29 per cent) more likely to leave their current job than if they had a 10-minute commute, according to data from the Office for National Statistics (ONS). The ONS concludes that this contributes to men doing the majority of higher paid jobs and that it’s […]

Wellbeing depends on workplace basics more than trivial features

Wellbeing depends on workplace basics more than trivial features

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A new report supports the idea that when it comes to the workplace and the effect it has on personal wellbeing and productivity, employees want the basics first. According to the Workplace Wellness Study published by Future Workplace, a New York-based research firm, and office technology provider View, the most highly prized features of an office […]

Workplace design must address a neurodiverse workforce

Workplace design must address a neurodiverse workforce

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HOK’s WorkPlace practice has issued its latest report, Designing a Neurodiverse Workplace (registration), exploring how organisations can apply workplace design to create physical environments that support the full range of neurodiversity in  employees. HOK’s report includes interviews with experts as well as suggestions for design strategies, operational changes and individual adjustments that can support neurodiverse […]

UK workers ready to embrace automation

UK workers ready to embrace automation

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UK workers are optimistic about the opportunities technology will create in the future as over 90 percent believe it is changing their workplace and everyday lives for the better. Professionals in the UK stand ready to embrace automation, as findings from over 14,500 respondents in the Hays What Workers Want 2019 Report (registration) suggest that […]

Governments should respond to needs of older workers

Governments should respond to needs of older workers

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While firms are already being asked to do more to support their older workers by organisations like The Centre for Ageing Better, a new OECD report is arguing that it is an issue that Governments are not addressing as well as they might. It claims that the rapidly ageing population of countries around the world […]

Half of people have quit job due to poor work relationship with boss

Half of people have quit job due to poor work relationship with boss

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New research published by Totaljobs claims that nearly half (49 percent) of workers claims that they have quit a job due to the work relationship with their boss going sour and fewer than one in five (18 percent) feel they can trust their boss. Only a third (34 percent) of workers said they felt confident […]

Three quarters of people want to work for a firm with a good reputation

Three quarters of people want to work for a firm with a good reputation

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Over three quarters of people (76 percent) want to work for firms with a good reputation, according to the latest business reputation survey “Everyone’s Business” by the CBI, in collaboration with Porter Novelli and Opinium. Encouragingly, the reputation of business has improved since the last wave of the tracker in September 2018. Last year a […]

One in three flexible working requests turned down

One in three flexible working requests turned down

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One in three (30 percent) requests for flexible working are being turned down, according to a new TUC poll published today (Monday). The polling – published as children around the UK go back to school this week – reveals that flexible working is not available to many workers, and that people in working-class jobs are […]

Diverse workplace is key to attracting freelancers

Diverse workplace is key to attracting freelancers

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The demand for talent is at an all-time high, and companies need to focus on building out robust and effective diversity and inclusion strategies that attract both permanent and contingent talent, according to new data released by Randstad Sourceright. According to results from the firm’s 2019 Talent Trends survey (registration), 72 percent of permanent talent […]

Workplace jargon should be banned and replaced

Workplace jargon should be banned and replaced

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A new survey claims to show the extent to which British workers hate workplace jargon and identifies the words and phrases that they would most like to bin and replace with normal English. The survey from ANNA claims that almost three quarters (73 percent) of workers want to see the term ‘annual leave’ dumped – and […]

Acting like an extravert increases wellbeing (and the reverse is true too)

Acting like an extravert increases wellbeing (and the reverse is true too)

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Although researchers have long recognised a correlation between extraversion and general levels of happiness and wellbeing in individuals, the idea that simply acting in more extraverted could make people happier has been a source of contention. Now a new study from researchers at the University suggests that not only does acting in more extraverted ways […]

More than a third of UK workers actively looking for job with flexible working

More than a third of UK workers actively looking for job with flexible working

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New research among more than 2,000 UK adults, all in full-time or part-time work, commissioned by KnowYourMoney.co.uk claims to have uncovered the importance of flexible working practices to employees today. Its main finding is that more than a third of full-time workers in the UK are currently looking for a new job because they would […]

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