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.

‘Don’t confuse flexible working with remote working’

The rewards of establishing a functioning hybrid model of working are many, says EY, but businesses should be under no illusion about the challenges they face.

Chancellor says permanent working from home not inevitable

11 Jan 2021

Working from home will not be the ‘new normal’ in a post-Covid world, chancellor Rishi Sunak has said.

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Testing times for workplaces

15 Sep 2020

PROMOTED | It is well known that substance abuse in the workplace can damage your business. It can result in accidents, a loss in productivity, absenteeism and days off due to ill health...

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Thousands of BP staff may switch to remote working permanently

12 Aug 2020

BP is planning to shift almost 50,000 of its employees to remote working as it reviews its office portfolio and...

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Is it really the end of the office?

31 Jul 2020

Employees’ desire to continue working from home has prompted many firms to consider whether the office is truly necessary. But,...

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Rats and mice add to ‘return-to-the-office’ challenges

9 Jul 2020

Empty offices with snacks still left on desks and in drawers a magnet for rodents.

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Two thirds of furloughed workers to return by September

2 Jul 2020

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

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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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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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