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Why the Time Has Come for a Four-Day Week

The coronavirus pandemic has changed every aspect of our lives, and it’s had a particularly marked effect on the way we work. The largest flexible working experiment ever conducted has taken place out of necessity, and the early signs are that it will leave a lasting change in work culture. More workers than ever before…

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Is Your Business Falling into the Gender Pay Gap?

Is your company forward-thinking and proactive in creating a positive and fair working environment, or being dragged down by old-fashioned institutional values? One example of a deep-seated structural inequality is reflected in the Gender Pay Gap. Fifty years after the 1970 Equal Pay Act proscribed discrimination by gender in the workplace, women still earn on…

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WFH Saves People 23.5 Days a Year Traveling

Is remote working here to stay? While many people have predicted the rise of remote working over recent years, nobody expected it to rocket its way to the forefront as it has during 2020. It’s difficult to remember what life was like before the Coronavirus pandemic forced governments and businesses worldwide to implement drastic changes…

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How to Become an Exemplary Leader of Introverts 

I was preparing for a program on introverted leadership by interviewing research scientists at a Fortune 100 pharmaceutical company when a new word caught my ear.   “Did you say ‘loudership’?” I asked a seasoned manager. Yes, he had. He went on to tell me that loudership was a companywide code word for what it meant to be…

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Workplaces of the Future Must Take Responsibility for Employee Health and Wellbeing

Pre-COVID, employers were already beginning to evolve their workplaces, modeling them after the big tech employers. Of course, large campuses with swimming pools and yoga studios isn’t possible for most businesses, but offering some sort of entertainment has become fairly commonplace, especially in trendy cities like London. Shared offices transformed almost overnight to provide things…

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8 Out of 10 Employees Feel Overwhelmed and Overworked

For most, work looks and feels different today than it did just a few months ago—and we’re not talking about working from home. A new study by VitalSmarts shows 58.6 percent of employees have experienced either a reduction or a restructure that changed the dynamic and size of their team. And the impact of these…

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Searches for ‘Remote Work’ Increase Significantly During Covid-19

Covid-19 is changing people’s work preferences with many now looking for roles that give them the flexibility to work from home. New data from LinkedIn, the world’s largest professional network, finds that job searches for remote work have increased by 60% globally since March. Companies will need to adapt to existing policies and offer greater…

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Working from Home: ePresenteeism & Employee Burnout

New research reveals that three in five (58%) HR managers fear that the mental health impact of working from home due to Coronavirus is so great that they will lose staff, who could be forced to take time out of work due to burnout. The research, commissioned by LinkedIn, the world’s largest professional network,  in partnership with…

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Green Jobs: Tracking Growth for UK Sustainability Professionals

The UK is a hotspot for “green jobs” with London ranking 6th globally for its concentration of sustainability professionals, according to new data from LinkedIn, the world’s largest professional network. Overall, the UK saw a 12% increase in the number of sustainability professionals last year, higher than the global average of 7.5%, as the impact of…