The pandemic is convincing more companies to experiment with workweeks. But does cutting days only add to people’s workloads?
Business Psychologist warns UK businesses of increased depression rates
As more of the UK moves into lockdown and the UK government urges employees to work from home again, Business Psychologist, Dannielle Haig warns businesses that they need to prioritise employee well being as the ‘second wave’ is set to be mentally more challenging.
Covid-19 has forced a radical shift in working habits. Mostly for the better. Self-styled visionaries and people particularly fond of their pyjamas have for decades been arguing that a lot of work done in large shared offices could better be done at home.
A little piece from our friends at the Midult. Do you remember, way back in March, when we were young and full of hope? Oh God. Anyway, do you remember thinking, ‘Right, so we’ll all lockdown for a few weeks – it’s not so much to ask – and then it will all be over and everything will be back to normal’?
Flexible working is on the rise. Often regarded as an option for new parents or carers, a more adaptable approach to office hours is increasingly being seen as a way to create a happier world of work for employees and employers a like.
It's often said that women could be the main benefactors of working from home - and the coronavirus lockdown has given many the opportunity. But social scientists who are watching this play out say it could actually increase the pay gap if long term remote working leaves women out of decision making.
The world has come to a temporary standstill with the COVID-19 virus impacting families, communities and our everyday way of life.
When China confirmed the outbreak of an unknown virus in Wuhan at the beginning of 2020, it took the Chinese government almost a month to lockdown the city and then the province of Hubei – affecting 57 million people and forcing millions of Chinese to work from home for the first time.
According to a 2018 report from the Office of National Statistics, between 2001 and 2016, female part-time self-employment almost doubled in the UK, rising from 439,000 to 812,000.