Tags: remote working

Henry Thompson: Learning from the inexperienced – the millennial workforce

For the first time, the millennial generation, those aged 18 to 34, are the largest segment of the workforce and this shows no sign of slowing down. Millennials are predicted to represent more than half of the working population by 2020[1]. As with the generations before them, they bring their own values, experiences and expectations as a result of growing up with rapid advances in technology and access to information at their fingertips.

Average British worker spends 11 weeks a year commuting

The average worker in the UK currently spends over eleven weeks a year commuting to and from their work place. The findings, from space management software company, Cloudbooking, are based on the latest figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) showing that commuting journeys are on the increase. “Back in 2003, the average UK commute…

Two in three employees want social collaboration tools to stay productive

Research from Telligent UK finds, despite employee demand, just 21% of workplaces provide these tools Survey results released today from Telligent,find that 74% of UK employees say a social collaboration platform would be valuable for using in workplace communications; yet 79% of workplaces do not provide such tools, based on a survey of 1,000 UK…

Citrix supports Work Wise UK initiative to highlight the benefits of remote working

Citrix is supporting The Work Wise UK initiative, which brings together the public and private sectors, professional bodies and trade unions, to support the increased use of smarter working practices for businesses and their employees. As part of the week-long initiative, a national Work From Home day will take place on Friday 18th May, to…

Uptake of flexible working technologies is still limited to a minority of UK businesses

57 per cent believe adoption of new systems is “too difficult”. Two thirds (66 per cent) of UK businesses have failed to adopt flexible workingtechnologies because they believe it is too difficult to integrate into their day-to-day operation, according to a new survey by LifeSize, the HD video communications provider. The improvements in broadband funding…

Stephen Smith: Winning the battle for business continuity

In one of the more positive results to come out of the YouGov surveys commissioned by Citrix Online in the aftermath of the heavy snowfalls across the UK in 2010, more than one quarter of respondents felt that they were better-prepared to deal with the disruption this time than they had been previously. Yet despite…

Stephen Smith: The benefits of remote working

A new younger workforce reflecting different attitudes to work may be more receptive to greater flexibility in working practices. However, many businesses have historically harboured objections to the introduction of remote working: employees too have often resisted change, concerned that this would lead to more work and longer hours. This needn’t be the case. There…

Flexible working is the norm and no longer the exception

Four fifths of companies in the UK are now offering their staff flexible working, according to new research amongst 4000 UK companies commissioned by workplace provider Regus. However, the research highlights that trust remains a major hurdle for many companies: 38% of UK businesses only offer this privilege to senior staff. Those companies embracing flexible…

The BSIA has published a guide to help employers understand their responsibilities towards lone workers.  ‘Lone Workers – An Employers’ Guide’ provides employers with easy-to-follow advice about British Standard BS8484 – the Code of Practice for the provision of Lone Worker Services – and what they should look for when sourcing a supplier. Alex Carmichael,…