Only a third of staff trust their senior management, finds CIPD

Only a third of staff trust their senior management, finds CIPD

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There is little evidence of improvement in the quality of management in the UK over the last decade – and it is one of the reasons behind the UK’s long-standing productivity weakness compared to the likes of the US and Germany. According to the CIPD report ‘Are UK organisations getting better at managing their people?’ […]

Central London office take-up hits highest level since 2010

Central London office take-up hits highest level since 2010

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Take-up in the central London office market is expected to hit its highest level since 2010, bolstered by a massive increase in demand among firms in the Professional and the tech, creative and new media sectors. These sectors are forecast to employ a further 110,000 people across Westminster, the City of London, Southwark and Tower Hamlets […]

Quarter of UK workers stressed by way bosses handle change management

Quarter of UK workers stressed by way bosses handle change management

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One in four UK employees feel disengaged, with an “excessive amount of change” cited as one of the top causes of work-related stress. According to the 2014 Towers Watson Global Workforce Study under half of employees (48%) feel that leaders are inspiring them to give their best at work and as a consequence, they are not as […]

UK technological infrastructure not meeting demands of businesses

UK technological infrastructure not meeting demands of businesses

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The UK’s technological infrastructure is failing to keep pace with the availability of broadband and mobile services and not meeting demands of small businesses and homes, according to Ofcom’s Infrastructure Report 2014. The report outlines the challenges facing the Government as it seeks to deliver appropriate technological infrastructure for both businesses and consumers. The report […]

Third of European workplaces to introduce wearable technology in 2015

Third of European workplaces to introduce wearable technology in 2015

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One third of European businesses plan to introduce wearable technology to the workplace next year, but the majority of organisations have yet to introduce a policy to deal with the change. A European online survey by Ipswitch to determine the readiness of businesses for wearable technology in 2015 has discovered that despite the widespread adoption […]

Corporate real estate executives planning for growth finds CoreNet survey

Corporate real estate executives planning for growth finds CoreNet survey

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Global corporate real estate executives report that economic conditions improved again in the third quarter and they remain optimistic about economic growth. This is according to the most recent findings of the CoreNet Global Economic Index; a statistical measure that reveals trends and confidence levels within the corporate real estate (CRE) world. The survey, which […]

Tech firms’ grip on best place to work lists may be starting to slip

Tech firms’ grip on best place to work lists may be starting to slip

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Technology firms now routinely dominate lists of the best place to work, but there are signs at least that their dominance may be waning slightly. According to a new survey of the best places to work in the US and UK compiled by jobs website Glassdoor, Google tops a list of the 50 best places to […]

New report uncovers habits and habitats of London’s workplace tribes

New report uncovers habits and habitats of London’s workplace tribes

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City workers have been proven to ‘work hard and play hard’ more than those in other areas of Greater London, according to an extensive study of the capital’s office workers. Those in the Square Mile have the longest hours (45.3), spend most nights out drinking (two) and as a consequence suffer from the highest number […]

Barclays converts underutilised offices into free co-working spaces

Barclays converts underutilised offices into free co-working spaces

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Social enterprises, business start-ups and community groups will be offered free co-working space by Barclays as part of an initiative called Hatch, developed  in partnership with charity 3Space. The programme aims to transform underutilised Barclays’ properties into office space for social entrepreneurs, early stage local businesses and community groups, charities  and other qualifying organisations. The […]

‘Empty desks’ costing UK business 18bn a year, as job vacancies go unfilled

‘Empty desks’ costing UK business 18bn a year, as job vacancies go unfilled

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The economic impact of unfilled job vacancies on the UK economy may be leading to a staggering annual cost of over £18bn. Research by job site Indeed, claims that falling unemployment and robust job creation is resulting in many businesses finding it a challenge to locate and secure the right employees. This inability to find and recruit […]

New Scotland Yard sold to Emirati investors for £370 million

New Scotland Yard sold to Emirati investors for £370 million

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The buyer of the Metropolitan Police’s Scotland Yard headquarters building has been confirmed as  Abu Dhabi Financial Group (ADFG). The sale of the home of the Met as part of a huge shake-up of the police’s estate was first announced last year and last month news emerged that a buyer had been found, although details […]

UK employers lag behind on the importance they place on workplace health

UK employers lag behind on the importance they place on workplace health

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Two in five (40%) of UK employees say their employer offers no health or wellbeing benefits, a new study on workplace health has revealed. Although the research, conducted by Bupa, found that two thirds (64%) of UK employers agreed that a healthy workforce is a more productive one, two in five (40%) employees said their […]

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