Global investment bank Citigroup has banned work video calls on Fridays in an attempt to help employees break free from the “relentlessness of the pandemic workday”.
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Younger workers have borne the brunt of the job losses during the Covid crisis, official figures show, as the unemployment rate continues to rise.
The UK’s jobless rate rose to 5.1% in the three months to December, the Office for National Statistics said, the highest for almost five years.
What are the options for employers and employees?
With the closure of schools in England following the current coronavirus related lockdown, employees are grappling with working arrangements where they are also now having to care for, and home school, children.
Amongst all the mayhem the organisation, Everywoman took some time to reflect on the work they’ve being doing these past two decades to help bring about record levels of female employment and drive down the gender gap in the workplace.
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.