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According to FlexJobs’ 6th annual survey of more than 5,000 respondents interested in flexible working, 66 percent of workers think they would be more productive telecommuting than working in a traditional office environment. Fewer interruptions from colleagues (76 percent), fewer distractions (76 percent), reduced stress from commuting (70 percent), and minimal office politics (69 percent) are the top reasons people prefer their home office. Only…
From 14th August to 17th September Carers UK is leading the Jo Cox Commission on Loneliness, with a focus on carers. The Commission was conceived by the late Jo Cox MP to understand and tackle the causes of loneliness. Since her death this work has been taken forward – co-chaired by Rachel Reeves MP and Seema Kennedy MP and with the support of several charities.…
With mental health topping the workplace agenda, it is not surprising that over a third of professionals now feel more comfortable talking to their manager about their personal problems than they have done in the past. That is according to healthcare insurance provider, Bupa, whose Wellbeing Study found that employees also thought that attitudes toward mental health conditions have improved. Now, three out of 10…
Mental Health is increasingly on the agenda of employers. Coupled with new research, suggesting that mismanagement of employees with mental health problems costs the UK economy £100million per year, it’s not surprising many firms want to manage this workforce sector appropriately. And yet, a recent NHS survey found that 48% of staff would not feel comfortable talking with their bosses about mental health – a…
Older workers value learning, mentoring and career progression just as much as their younger peers. Businesses need to do more to support and recruit older workers in order to cope with potential skills shortages, according to Patrick Thomson, senior programme manager at the Centre for Ageing Better. “Our research has found that older workers value learning, mentoring and career progression just as much as other…