Physical environment

A healthy physical environment in a workplace can be a key factor in maintaining employees’ health. A poorly designed workspace can result in lost productivity and disengaged staff, which could potentially lead to a high staff turnover.


Government in discussions about social distancing at work

Ministers are consulting with businesses around how they can bring employees back into offices en masse in a safe manner.

Remote working job ads jump 233%

6 Apr 2021

The number of roles advertised as ‘remote working’ in the UK jumped to almost 78,000 in February.

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Personnel Today Awards 2021 opens for entries

31 Mar 2021

HR and L&D teams wishing to celebrate the successes of the past year can begin their journey towards receiving the recognition they deserve from today.

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PwC announces post-Covid hybrid working strategy

31 Mar 2021

Consulting firm PwC has launched a post-Covid working strategy that includes a Friday lunchtime finish during the summer months.

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HR franchise drives roll-out of domestic abuse policy

29 Mar 2021

A businesswoman who was forced to take leave to attend a court case against her abusive partner is calling for more employers to introduce domestic abuse policies.

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Call centre denies webcam monitoring claims

29 Mar 2021

A major call centre company has refuted claims that specialist webcams will be fitted to check up on employees while...

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Business leaders rethink office space reduction plans

24 Mar 2021

Organisations appear to be scrapping, or rethinking, their plans to cut their use of office space post-pandemic, according to KPMG.

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Numbers commuting to work goes up despite hybrid working plans

19 Mar 2021

Over half of UK employees travelled to work last week for the first time since June 2020, according to the Office for National Statistics.

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Goldman Sachs CEO pushes for return to the office

25 Feb 2021

Remote working is an ‘aberration’, according to Goldman Sachs boss David Solomon, and needed correcting in order to safeguard collaboration.

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Is it enough to be Covid-secure?

22 Feb 2021

With restrictions possibly being reduced in the weeks and months to come, employers are turning their thoughts again to how...

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Managers pushing employees into workplaces, says TUC

12 Feb 2021

One in five working people are still going into work some or all of the time, according to a poll...

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How do we benchmark employers in the Covid era?

3 Feb 2021

Best employers and ‘great place to work’ lists used to focus on funky workplace perks, but what place do they...

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The post-lockdown office: Mark Kass talks to Oven-Ready HR

29 Jan 2021

‘Social entrepreneur’ Mark Kass, takes us through the highs and lows of operating a co-working and business centre operation during...

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Aviva to close offices in hybrid working plan

21 Jan 2021

Aviva has announced the closure of offices across the UK alongside plans for an expansion of flexible working.

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Why building resilience should be a priority in 2021

12 Jan 2021

Facing a landscape of coronavirus restrictions until spring at the earliest means building resilience among employees should be top of the agenda for business leaders.

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