Workplace facilities, such as the equipment used and how office space is utilised, can have a big impact on employees' working environment.

A “facilities agreement” is a formal agreement between an employer and a trade union setting out what facilities the employer provides for the union.

Two thirds of furloughed workers to return by September

Two out of three people currently furloughed through the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme could be back at work by the...

Government publishes guide on safety for businesses due to re-open

24 Jun 2020

The government has published guidance on how businesses can safely re-open after announcing that a further easing of the coronavirus...

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Coronavirus: how Public Health England is keeping staff safe

7 May 2020

Minimising hot desking and adopting one-way systems in corridors among agency's in-house measures.

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Return to work: will hot desking go cold?

7 May 2020

Hot desking could well be discouraged as lockdown eases. But it goes hand-in-hand with flexible working. How can this be resolved?

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The lasting effects of coronavirus on HR and business

9 Apr 2020

The Covid-19 crisis will change how we work in future. Gartner’s Brian Kropp looks at the impact of the pandemic...

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On your bike: Office facilities for the 21st century commute

14 Sep 2016

With rail fares set to increase and the continued threat of strikes, how should employers support staff to try out...

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hot desking and flexible working

Eight reasons to turn the tables on hot-desking

3 Jul 2015

With the use of hot-desking and the number of flexible workspaces on the rise, David Whincup, head of the London...

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How can HR drive the best use of office space?

4 Jun 2015

Investment in office space is increasing, yet so is flexible working, meaning offices are rarely at full capacity. A new...

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HR given task of ensuring lessons are learned from disasters

2 May 2008

Health and Safety Executive chair Judith Hackitt has called on HR professionals to ensure lessons learned from disasters such as...

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Sports Council of Wales invests £2m in Welsh workforce fitness

18 Jul 2007

The Sports Council for Wales  is to invest funding of £2m into growing the fitness of the Welsh workforce.The council will...

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Toshiba wins £30,000 prize to transform smoking room into staff gym

4 Jul 2007

Electronics manufacturer Toshiba has won a £30,000 prize to transform its smoking room into a gym.
This week, staff will...

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Better work by design: the workplace environment

15 May 2007

A badly designed, poorly organised work environment is detrimental to productivity and health. Sally O'Reilly reports.

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Managing risk and responsibility

1 May 2007

Risk is a natural part of running a business. But how does an organisation ensure it manages those risks effectively?

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Business continuity slips off radar as half UK firms ignore threat of unforeseen disruption

21 Mar 2007

Less than half of UK organisations are preparing for business disruption, despite fears of upheaval caused by extreme weather conditions...

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Union slams ‘hair-brained’ proposals to cut desk clutter at HM Revenue & Customs

15 Nov 2006

Workers at HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) have been told their desks must be clutter-free to promote “efficient business processing”....

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