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Unintended economic consequences of remote working becoming evident

Workplace Insight

New data suggests that office attendance in London has recovered strongly since the end of Covid restrictions, confounding predictions of remote working becoming the ‘new normal’, according to a new report from the Centre for Cities. However, recovery has stalled in 2023 and the report, London, Office politics: London and the rise of home working , co-authored with Professor Dan Graham and his colleagues from Imperial College and published in partnership with EC BID, addresses the possible econo

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Rethinking Work Perks: 5 Things Employees Want More Than ‘Fun’ At Work

Success

The days of ping-pong tables and free snacks as the primary perks for attracting top talent are fading. As the modern workplace continues to evolve, it’s becoming increasingly clear that employees’ priorities are shifting from traditional perks at work to more meaningful benefits that foster professional growth, work-life balance and employee well-being.

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Astonishing Deficit in Hybrid Work Protocol Confirmed by Recent Studies

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Businesses should strive for consistency in their work policies, rather than capricious decision-making following leadership shifts. Hybrid work norms need to be flexible and adaptable, evolving with the world. By establishing formal, written norms, companies can offer their employees the necessary support and structure to thrive in a hybrid work environment.

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From PJs to Profits: 10 More Unique Home Business Ideas You’ll Love!

Tips From T. Marie

I’m back with more profitable ideas for home-based businesses. In a prior post , I explored 5 proven money-making ideas. In this post, I’m going to dive into 10 more. These are a mix of services based and product-based business ideas. Are you eager to embark on a journey of turning your passion into a profitable home business ? Let’s explore some exciting and proven home business ideas that not only offer profitability but also allow you to indulge in your interests.

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Unlock Your Productivity: Simple Steps for Every Professional

Unlock your full potential with our comprehensive guide on productivity. This detailed resource explores the three fundamental pillars of effective task management: Todo List Mastery, Time Management, and Habit Optimization. Learn to capture and prioritize your tasks effectively, schedule them using proven strategies like the Pomodoro Technique, and maintain your productivity through consistent habit tracking.

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Remote Workers Reshaping London As Office Attendance Lags

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What’s going on: A new report reveals that London’s office occupancy is still less than 60% of pre-pandemic numbers, flagging possible economic troubles to come. Centre for Cities , in partnership with EC BID and Professor Dan Graham’s team at Imperial College London, published a report on Wednesday titled “Office politics: London and the rise of home working.” According to the report , “on average central London workers came into the office 2.3 days per week, 59 pe

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Meta’s Latest Layoffs Slash 20% Of Its Irish Workforce

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What’s going on: Meta Platforms Inc., the parent company of Facebook, has started its final round of a three-part series of layoffs, eliminating 10,000 roles as announced in March, according to Reuters. The latest cuts are expected to impact around 490 employees at its international headquarters in Dublin, or almost 20% of the company’s Irish workforce.

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Four million UK employees have changed careers due to a lack of flexible working options

Workplace Insight

New research from the CIPD suggests that an estimated 4 million people have changed careers due to a lack of flexible working options, while an estimated 2 million have left a job in the last year for the same reason. As a result, the CIPD is warning that businesses may face a talent exodus if they fail to offer more flexible choices to people. The CIPD’s latest report, which explores employee and employer perspectives towards flexible and hybrid working practices, highlights that offering them

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U.K.’s Inflation Rate Declines, Remains Second-highest in Western Europe

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What’s going on: The U.K.’s inflation rate experienced a slight decline in April, according to Reuters. Data from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) reveals that the consumer prices dropped to 8.7% during the month of April, down from the previous rate of 10.1%. Why it matters: Both the Bank of England (BoE) and the U.K. government view high inflation as a pressing concern.

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Europe not on track to deliver carbon neutral built environment by 2050

Workplace Insight

It has been one year today (24 May 2023), since the World Green Building Council (WorldGBC) launched a new policy called the EU Policy Whole Life Carbon Roadmap, to help the European Union accelerate total decarbonisation of buildings and construction — the most heavily emitting sector in the world. Now WorldGBC and 12 European Green Building Councils (GBCs) are imploring the EU to implement the Roadmap’s principles at the scale and speed required through the announcement of BuildingLife2,

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SME Relationships: Proven Solutions for Seamless Collaboration and Success

Speaker: Tim Buteyn, President of ThinkingKap Learning Solutions

💢 Do you find yourself stuck in never-ending review cycles? Are you wondering if your Subject Matter Expert actually got that last review request? Are you having trouble trying to decipher impractical or conflicting feedback? 💢 If any of these scenarios sounds familiar, you may benefit from a crash course on managing SME relationships!

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Episode 476: Shannon McLay talks about Why Money Matters

Productivityist

On this episode, I’m joined by an exceptional guest, Shannon McClay. Shannon is the CEO and founder of the Financial Gym, a revolutionary financial services company breaking barriers in the realm of financial wellness. Throughout our conversation, we deep-dive into the motivating factors behind the inception of her company, exploring the challenges, prejudices, and anxieties that individuals often grapple with when handling their personal finances.

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Three quarters of firms have now mandated some form of ‘return to office’

Workplace Insight

A new poll from Unispace claims that around 72 percent of companies globally have now mandated a return to office based work. However, many respondents also report losing key employees due to mandates, with recruitment also being impacted by enforced returns. The report concludes that companies are failing to recognise the drivers of workers’ reluctance to return to the workplace, and likewise, the opportunities and value that the physical workplace provides.

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White House Launches Initiative to Understand AI Risks and Worker Impact

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What’s going on: The White House has taken new measures to study the risks associated with artificial intelligence (AI) and determine its impact on the workforce, according to Reuters. It scheduled a listening session with workers, gig work experts, researchers, and policymakers to understand their experiences with employers’ use of AI for surveillance, monitoring, and evaluation.

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